Monday, 21 November 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 21-11-2016

Ye, gods, I’m am officially tired … !

No, really … !

I managed to get home, last night, at about the usual sort of time.

And got to bed, at around the usual sort of time.

Frankly?

I’m sort of happy I’m not at work until later.

I might just be able to sneak in an afternoon nap … 

~≈Ê≈~

But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 21st November, 1694, saw the birth of François-Marie Arouet.   He’s best remembered as which French philosopher?
Q2) 19 people were killed on 21st November, 1974, when the IRA set off bombs in two pubs: in which UK city?
Q3) Which country adopted its flag on 21st November, 1918: Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania?
Q4) North Carolina was admitted to what’s now the USA: on 21st November, 1789.   In doing so, it was the what state to do so: 10th, 11th or 12th?
Q5) Finally … 21st November, 1898, saw the birth of a noted Belgian surrealist.   Which Belgian surrealist?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th November, 1925, saw the birth of US senator, Robert F. Kennedy.   What was the highest federal government post he served in?
Q2) Version 1.0 of Microsoft Windows was introduced: on 20th November, 1985.   Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 1.0: in which year?
A2) 2001.
Q3) The Nuremberg Trials began: on 20th November, 1945.   How many Judges were there on the Tribunal?
A3) Four.
Q4) Princess Elizabeth — the UK’s current Queen — married Lieutenant Phillip Mountbatten: on 20th November, 1947.   Prince Phillip — as he now is — is also the Duke of where?
A4) Edinburgh.
Q5) Finally … Mega Channel began broadcasts: on 20th November, 1989.   The channel was the first privately owned TV station: in which country?
A5) Greece.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“You know, it’s ironic that just at the point the lawyers and the businessmen had calculated how to control music, the internet comes along and fucks everything up.”
Björk, born 21st November, 1965.
And this tune … 


Have a good day … !





*        I think I managed To avoid the worst of it, Olga: it had stopped by the time I went to work.   I think the bad weather’s starting to hit Devon and Cornwall, about now.

†        And that’s before we start talking about cueing things up, Debbi!   (Personally?   I’m convinced Q is the James Bond equivalent of a wizard: after all, any scene he turns up in, he’s handing out magic items.)

2 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Voltaire
Q2) Birmingham
Q3) Estonia
Q4) 12th
Q5) René Magritte. I love René Magritte. His painting make one think and have a sense of humour too.
I'm pleased you were OK. Here it's raining today and many parts of Spain were under strong winds and storm alerts, but not here. I hope you can catch a bit of a rest.

Debbi said...

Ah, yes! :) Q is something else!

1. Voltaire
2. Birmingham
3. Estonia
4. 12th
5. René Magritte