Saturday, 24 December 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 24-12-2016: All About Eve … Again

Bloody hell … !

That was close!

I managed to leave work, last night: as the news was breaking.

That actress, Carrie Fisher, had suffered a heart attack: on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

She’s apparently stable, at the mo.

Frankly?

I know I breathed a sigh of relief when the news reader said that, last night!

Given the amount of celebrity obituaries published, this year?

I’d rather 2016 didn’t have another one!

~≈Í≈~

Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

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

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

Q1) Eve is the first woman mentioned in the Bible.   Which Book of the Old Testament does she appear in?
Q2) Eve’s pudding is named for her.   The pudding has a sponge topping: over which fruit?
Q3) Eve’s Cone is what: an Italian ice cream, a Canadian volcano or a French pine tree?
Q4) 2008 film, Eve, was directed by whom?
Q5) That director played Evey Hammond†: in which 2005 film?
Q6) Humanity’s most recent common female ancestor is called Eve: strictly, she’s what Eve?
Q7) In Cryptography, the name, Eve, is usually given to an eaves … what?
Q8) Eve is also an episode of a well known TV series: starring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny.   Which series?
Q9) Eve is also an upcoming Mauritian TV show.   The show is a remake of which US sitcom?
Q10) Finally … The Bloodbath of B-R5RB was a 21-hour space battle: in which video game?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd December, 962, saw Byzantine troops storm which Syrian city?
A1) Aleppo.   (When I wrote this question, evacuation from the city has been cancelled.   Again.   Am I the only person who laughs, cynically, when he hears the word ‘ceasefire’?)
Q2) Dagobert 2nd was murdered on 23rd December, 679: whilst hunting.   Where was he king of: Austrasia, Burgundy or the Carcassone?
A2) Austrasia.
Q3) 23rd December, 1990, saw Slovenia vote in favour of its independence.   From where?
Q4) The Queen’s Christmas Speech was leaked to The Sun: on 23rd December of which year of the 1990s?
A4) 1992.
Q5) Finally … Gunthamund became king: on 23rd December, 484 AD.   King of the whom: Goths, Vandals or Huns?
A5) Vandals.   (He was also king of the Alans.   Apparently …)
I’ll leave you with this …
“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;”
From A Visit From Saint Nicholas, attributed to Clement Clark Moore.
And inflict Celine on you … 


Have a good Eve.




*        It’s some of the music that goes with her: or with Number 6, himself.   (“The flavour of the day is strawberry.”   Always a line that sticks in my mind …)

†        As we’ve mentioned her … ?   Here’s some animation … 

2 comments:

Debbi said...

Here you go!

1. Genesis
2. apples
3. a Canadian volcano
4. Natalie Portman
5. V for Vendetta
6. Mitochondrial Eve
7. eavesdropper
8. The X Files
9. Desperate Housewives
10. Eve Online

Merry Christmas! :)

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Genesis
Q2) Apple
Q3) A Canadian volcano
Q4) Natalie Portman
Q5) V for Vendetta
Q6) Mitochondrial Eve
Q7) dropper
Q8) The X Files
Q9) Desperate Housewives
Q10) MMORPG space game Eve Online
Shame about the news. What a terrible year! Let's hope tomorrow is a good day for all and no more bad news