Thursday, 17 November 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17-11-2016

Sorry, sorry, you catch me yawning, there … !

But … ?

I’m now up and about … 

And have switched on the news.

Or, at least, Radio Four’s Today programme.

At it has to be said … 

I noticed that the most recent batch of dementia research shows that it’s true.

Our ability navigate decreases with age.

Quite how thois would contribute?   I couldn’t tell you.

Except I’m very aware that, in it’s early stages?   The various forms of dementia seriously impact navigation skills … 

Here’s hoping the research helps!


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw 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) John Allen Muhammed was convicted of at least one killing in the Washington Sniper case: on 17th November, 2003.   In which year was he execution for the killings?
Q2) 17th November, 1978, saw the broadcast of which notoriously bad Star Wars spinoff?
Q3) The Zapatista Army of National Liberation was founded: on 17th November, 1983.   The left leaning militants are based in which country?
Q4) Who became King of Scotland: on 17th November, 1292?
Q5) Finally … The Blasket Islands were evacuated: on 17th November, 1953.   The Islands are off the coast of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Prince Edward acceded the throne of England: on 16th November, 1272.   Which King Edward was he?
Q2) Which pop band were stripped of their Grammy Award: on 16th November, 1990?
Q3) The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization was founded: on 16th November, 1945.   UNESCO’s HQ is in which city?
A3) Paris.
Q4) 16th November, 42BC, saw the birth of Emperor Tiberius.   Which Roman Imperial dynasty was he a member of?
A4) The Julio-Claudians.
Q5) Finally … actions taken during the Second Relief of Lucknow, on 16th November, 1857, resulted in the British Government had out 24 of the country’s highest military medals.   The most such medals in one day.   What IS that award?
A5) The Victoria Cross.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Politics, as I never tire of saying, is for social and emotional misfits, handicapped folk, those with a grudge.”
Auberon Waugh, 17 November 1939 – 16 January 2001.
And something a bit girly … 

Have a good day … 

*        Strikes me a pair of spiky black leather books could be entertaining, Olga.   Even as I say this … … 

†        The song, or the one liner, Debbi?   :D   At ANY rate … have you come across a series called Stranger Things, Debbi?   I’m seriously thinking it, and Mr Robot are worth a look … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 2009
Q2) The Star Wars Hospital Special
Q3) Mexico
Q4) John Balliol
Q5) Ireland (County Kerry)
Love them! I'm sure nobody would dare to come too close!

Debbi said...

I've heard of Stranger Things, but haven't seen it. Saw a couple of Mr. Robot episodes and ... well, it reminded me of Fight Club, without the club. So to speak. :)

1. 2009
2. the Star Wars Holiday Special (managed to miss that one!)
3. Mexico
4. John Balliol
5. Ireland