Saturday, 14 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 14-1-2017

That’s a thought: one that started bothering me, last night.

Bits of paper … 

Bits of paper, right?   Keep that in mind, ok.

I work in a call centre: and, at the end of each calm, try and make sure the caller walks away with the call reference number.

That way?   If they want or need to chase up the call, later, they can quote the number, and we can look it up, much more quickly.

During those initial calls?

One of the last things I do … ?

Is ask people if they have a pen and a piece of paper.

So they can write that reference number down.

What always surprises me?

Is the amount of people who need to go and find a pen: which is understandable, you can never find one when you need one.

And on top of that?

The amount of people who can never find a piece of paper.

Surprising?   Yes, of course it’s surprising.

I’m both human … and a man.

And, like a lot of men, I’ve got a wallet.

With half a ton of receipts in it: that I never get around to throwing away.

You can’t in all honesty, tell me you can’t find a piece of paper … !

Oy veh!


Let’s move on, though … !

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) Kripalu Maharaj was named as Jagadguru — or World Teaser — on 14th January, 1957.   This means he was a big figure: in which religion?
Q2) 14th January, 2002, saw the UK declared free of what?
Q3) The Huygens probe landed on Titan: on 14th January, 2005.   Titan is a moon of where?
Q4) More to the point … which agency operated the probe?
Q5) 14th January, 83 BC, saw the birth of Marcus Antonius: also called Marc Anthony.   Famously married, he had an affair with which Egyptian queen?
Q6) Finally … Aloha From Hawaii was broadcast: on 14th January, 1973.   Who was the star of the show?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th January, 1939, saw some of the worst bush-fires occur: in which pacific nation?
Q2) US, British and French forces carried out bombing raids: on 13th January, 1993.   On which Middle-Eastern country?
A2) Iraq.
Q3) The Treaty of Cahuenga was approved: on 13th January, 1847.   The treaty saw the break out of peace: between the USA and where?
A3) Mexico.
Q4) The Battle of Coatit took place: on the 13th January, 1895.   The battle was fought between Eritrean forces working for Ethiopia: and which European country?
A4) Italy.
Q5) Finally … Seraphim was named as Archbishop of Athens and all Greece: on 13th January, 1974.   The Church of Greece is what: Anglican, Roman Catholicism or Eastern Orthodox?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“In case of doubt, do a little more than you have to.”
Warren Mitchell, 14 January 1926 – 14 November 2015.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Twisted is the word, Olga, I know that!   Although I think I’ve half an idea of a possible twist.   I’ll find out by episode ten!   (Oh, the teapot’s now on the way!)

†        I think I’ve managed to avoid going rear over front, Debbi!   Thankfully Essex Council had the gritters out: which meant avoiding slippages!   (Oh, De Fermat’s last theorem’s a version of Pythagoras’ Theorem, so you know!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Hinduism
Q2) Foot-and-mouth disease
Q3) Saturn
Q4) European Space Agency
Q5) Cleopatra
Q6) Elvis Presley
I hope you enjoy the teapot. With regards to pen and paper, it seems that a lot of people are used to using their phones for everything now but it's a bit complicated when you're using it for actually phoning... (unless you are very high tech) After years of having to carry a pen for work, they started using computers for everything, even prescriptions and it was a shock to the system, believe me. I hope the weather improvess.

Debbi said...

Very interesting. Got the books on my endless list! :)

1. Hinduism
2. foot-and-mouth disease
3. Saturn
4. the European Space Agency
5. Cleopatra
6. Elvis Presley