Thursday, 10 November 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 10-11-2016

I have to admit … 

I ended up NOT catching a movie, yesterday.

Which is a shame.

But … ?

But I did manage to catch the most recent episode of Class, last night.

And catch some quality time with a friend.

Chewing over movies, would you believe … ?

Frankly … ?

It’s all good … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser Saw both Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

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

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

Q1) 10th November, 1995, saw the death of activist, Ken Saro Wiwa.   He was hung on the orders of the military rulers of which African nation?
Q2) Who was elected as leader of the Labour Party: on 10th November, 1980?
Q3) 10th November, 2007, saw King Juan Carlos 1st of Spain silence Hugo Chavez of Venezuela: by saying ‘¿Por qué no te callas?’   The phrase translates as ‘Why don’t you …’ what?
Q4) Diamond merchant, Harry Winston, donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institute: on 10th November, 1958.   Its blue colour is due to traces of which element?
Q5) Finally … 10th November, 1483, saw the birth of which reforming monk?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Darmstadtium was first synthesized: on 9th November, 1994.   The element was created in a lab, just outside the city of Darmstadt.   Lab, and city, are in which country?
A1) Germany.
Q2) Four men were found guilty of killing paperboy, Carl Bridgewater: on 9th November, 1979.   The killers’ convictions were overturned in which year?
A2) 1997.
Q3) 9th November, 2007, saw one European country pass a law allowing it to keep records of its citizens computer communications traffic: for up to six months.   Which country?
A3) Germany.
Q4) Robert Allen LaPorte burnt himself to death on 9th November, 1965: outside the UN building in New York.   He did so in protest at which war?
A4) The Vietnam War.
Q5) Finally … a European Space Agency mission was launched from Baikonur: on 9th November, 2005.   Which planet was the mission heading for?
A5) Venus.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It’s easier finding a virgin in a whorehouse than an honest politician.”

The Vigilantes, W. E. B Griffin, born 10th November, 1928.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        That sounds about right, actually Olga‡^.   Either way … ?   I’m thinking I maybe should’ve put a few quid on Trump winning: apparently, the way the odds were going, I’d’ve made a fortune … !

†        Oh, well … At least he’s up for re-election in four years time, Debbi‡^: that’s a small mercy … !

‡        I have to admit, I wrote today’s Teaser before the election.   The quote seemed to make sense …

^        Pointless trivia for you both: Stan Ridgway, from Wall of Voodoo, is a huge Ennio Morricone Fan.   My personal thinking?   Is that it’s REALLY noticeable, sometimes … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Nigeria
Q2) Michael Foot
Q3) Shut up
Q4) Boron
Q5) Martin Luther
Yes, we both should. Ennio's birthday today. One of the great ones and still with us, thankfully...

Debbi said...

A small mercy, indeed! But it's something!

I love Ennio Morricone! And Spaghetti Westerns! :)

1. Nigeria
2. Michael Foot
3. shut up
4. boron
5. Martin Luther