Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 12-10-2016

Hmmm … 

I’ve just started a new job: and, obviously, worried about the state of my finances.

New job, commuting, and all that … !

But … ?

Last night was my first night buddied up with someone, seeing how the phones operated, and how the logging systems worked.

It actually seems a lot simpler than it sounds in training.

Incredibly detailed simpler, but still, simpler.


This is a job I can do, earn money at … 

And do some good with, helping people … 


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, Mr Strict† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with Olga and Mr S scoring five out of five, and Debbi scoring four.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) Alcatraz was named as a Federal Penitentiary: on 12th October, 1933.   The prison was on an island off the coast of which US city?
Q2) Equatorial Guinea became independent: on 12th October, 1968.   From where?
Q3) More to the point, the country is where: North America, Central Africa or Southern Asia?
Q4) 12th October sees the Church of England mark the life of Elizabeth Fry.   Fry, noticeably, tried to reform life in England’s what: mental hospitals, prisons or schools?
Q5) Ironically, given her life’s marked by the Church of England, Fry was a what: Mormon, Muslim or Quaker?
Q6) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was first published as a book: on 12th October, 1979.   The franchise originally debuted on what: BBC1, BBC Radio 4 or Netflix?
Q7) Finally … Kakuei Tanaka was found guilty of taking a big bribe: on 12th October, 1983.   Whilst serving as Japanese what: President, Prime Minister or Treasury Minister?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a spacewalk: on 11th October, 1984.   During a mission on which space shuttle?
A1) The Challenger.
Q2) Many years earlier, NASA launched its first manned Apollo mission: on 11th October, 1968.   Which Apollo mission: 6, 7 or 8?
A2) Apollo 7.
Q3) Which camera company filed for bankruptcy: on 11th October, 2001?
A3) Polaroid.   (The company that replaced it?   Went bankrupt in 2008.)
Q4) 11th October, 1987, saw a sonar search fail to find Nessie.   According to Fox News, the most recent (possible) photo of the creature was taken in which year?
A4) 2016.
Q5) Finally … 11th October is International day of the what?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“In youth one believes in democracy, later on, one has to accept it.”
Ramsey MacDonald, 12 October 1866 – 9 November 1937.
And this song … 

Have a good day … 

*        You know, in between answering the phone, and answers the phone, Olga, I’m going to have to give that song a listen!   It sounds reminiscent of an old tune called Escape …    (Ye GODS!   The Village People … !)

†        It’s a shame, Mr S: I can remember the cameras when I was a kid.   The irony?   The company that replaced Polaroid … ALSO went bankrupt, a few years later.   Camera phones, eh … ?

‡        It’s got to be said, hasn’t it, Debbi?   Families are messy, aren’t they … ?   Think that’s why I’m an emotional mess!


Debbi said...

You and me both! :) You should probably be a writer.

'Course there's no money in it. Now! But what the hey! :)

1. San Francisco
2. Spain
3. Central Africa
4. prisons
5. Quaker
6. BBC Radio 4
7. Prime Minister

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Sorry, it got a bit late today and I'm driving to Wales tomorrow after the radio programme so must make sure I pack. I hope the job goes well. I used to love Soap