Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 4-10-2016

Do you remember me saying — on Friday — that I had an interview?

In Chelmsford?   For a call centre that handles out-of-hours calls for social housing: and for private landlord.

One that that saw me GET to the place … an hour early.

Which I needed up kicking myself for: but ALSO saw — superstitiously — as something of a good sign.

Well, I bagged the job.

Once I’ve sorted out various bits of paperwork for it?

I’ll be getting the start date for it!

Here’s hoping!

~≈Ê≈~
But let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring six out of six.

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

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

Q1) Mexico adopted a new constitution: on 4th October, 1824.   As a result, Mexico became a what: monarchy, republic or theocracy?
Q2) The first meeting of the Boys Brigade took place: on 4th October, 1883.   In which UK city?
Q3) 4th October, 1883 saw the start of a noted international rail service: on its original, full route.   What WAS the rail service?
Q4) British Rail introduced its high speed train: on 4th October, 1976.   The train was known as the Intercity … what?
Q5) Finally … the Free Software Foundation was founded: on 4th October, 1985.   The Foundation’s headquartered in which US state?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Tribal chief, Kintpuash, died, on 3rd October, 1873: at the end of a war between his tribe, and US forces.   Kintpuash is best remembered as Captain … who?
A1) Captain Jack.
Q2) Boris 3rd came to the Bulgarian throne, on 3rd October, 1918: after being on the losing side, during World War 1.   He acceded the throne, after his father what: died, abdicated or disappeared?
A2) Abdicated.
Q3) More to the point, what’s the capital of modern Bulgaria?
A3) Sofia.
Q4) Abyssinia was invaded by an Italian army: on the 3rd October of which year of the 1930s?
A4) 1935.
Q5) Which of the Space Shuttles made its maiden voyage: on 3rd October, 1985?
A5) The Atlantis.
Q6) Finally … 3rd October, 1952, saw post World War 2 rationing of what, end: sugar, tea or bananas?
A6) Tea.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I’m open to working anywhere, but not on anything.”
Christoph Waltz, born 4th October, 1956.
This video … 


And this song … 


Have a good day.








*        Oh, THAT it is, Olga!   Theroux had been speculating, during it, that he’d been conned by Saville: into not asking more probing questions.   Towards the end … ?   One of Saville’s victim’s turned around to Louis, and asked “Do you feel like you were groomed?”   The look on Louis’s face … … 

†        Oh, that documentary was quite SOMETHING, Debbi … !   Worth a watch!   At ANY rate … ?   Cheers, me dears!   I’m looking forward to starting!   And cheers for the mention, as well!

2 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Congratulations, Paul! With the trip I won't have time for much (and I've managed to destroy my favourite mouse at the airport so trying to get the same one again). I'll see when I can catch up with everything.
:)

Debbi said...

I knew you could do it! Just a matter of time and persistence! :)

My pleasure to mention you and Trevor! I'm always telling people how cool the visit was.

1. republic
2. Glasgow
3. the Orient Express
4. 125
5. Massachusetts