Sunday, 1 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 1-1-2017

Right … 

I’m officially up late and in a rush: I’m off to work at nine-thirty.

So we’re going to be quick


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

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

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

Q1) 1st January is New Year’s Day, in the Gregorian Calendar used in many countries.   The Calendar named after whom: a Pope, a Archbishop of Canterbury or a Dalai Lama?
Q2) 1st January, 153 BC, saw Roman citizens named to which office: Emperor, Consul or Prefect?
Q3) What did the UK join: on 1st January, 1973?
Q4) 1st January, 1808, saw the USA ban the importation of what: gunpowder, slaves or oil?
Q5) Finally … 1st January, 1906, saw British India adopt Indian Standard Time.   How far ahead of GMT is Indian Standard time: four and a half hours, five and a half hours or six and a half hours?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Muhammad Ali, Sir Terry Pratchett, Arnold Palmer, Prince, Peter Vaughan.   Who’s the odd one out?
A1) Sir Terry Pratchett.   He died in 2015: the rest all died, this year.
Q2) David Bowie died this year.   What was the name of the last album he released, before his death?
A2) Black Star: literally released two days before his death.
Q3) Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck was born, this year.   He’s Heir Apparent to the throne of where?
A3) Bhutan.
Q4) The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter was launched in March.   By the European Space Agency, working with Roscosmos.   Roscosmos is which country’s space agency?
Q5) Several heads of state, celebrities, and politicians were found to have off shore accounts with Mossack Fonseca: an only slightly iffy company in which American country?
A5) Panama.   (The country’s in what’s most consider Central America.)
Q6) Hissène Habré was sentenced by an African Union court: on charges of Crimes Against Humanity.   Habré was former president of where?
A6) Chad.
Q7) In a June Referendum, the people of the UK voted to leave where?
A7) The European Union: also known as the EU.
Q8) In July, Japanese company, Funai, made the last ever what?
A8) Video Cassette Recorder.   (As I recall?   We just used to call them ‘videos,’ when I was a kid: I believe ‘VCR,’ was the more common US term for the machines.)
Q9) The 2016 Summer Olympics were held in which South American nation?
A9) Brazil.
Q10) The Maldives announced it would be leaving what, in 2016: the UN, the EU or the Commonwealth?
A10) The Commonwealth.
Q11) Who received the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature?
A11) Bob Dylan.
Q12) And finally … Who was named as BBC Sports Personality of the years, in 2016?
A12) Andy Murray.
I’ll leave you with this …
“If God could tell the story of the Universe, the Universe would become fictitious.”
EM Forster, 1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970.
And this … 

Happy New Year.

*        I do know Olga managed to find this, Debbi … Happy New Year!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) A Pope
Q2) Consul
Q3) European Economic Community
Q4) Slaves
Q5) Five and a half
A famous left-handed figures through history sounds like a project...
I hope 2017 starts well.. and keeps going that way.

Debbi said...

Nice photo. And looks like a lefty! :)

1. a Pope
2. Consul
3. the EEC
4. slaves
5. five and a half hours