Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18-1-2017

I’m going to have to stop doing that, I really am … !

I’ve just literally fed the phrase ‘I’m a Banana,’ into Google.

Why … ?

What can I tell you, I had a weird moment.

I got a weird moment in return.

No, really.

Here … 

Quite why someone wrote ‘I’m a Banana,’ I don’t know.

It actually seems odder than Googling the phrase in the first place.


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) 18th January, 1882, saw the birth of writer, A. A. Milne, author of the Winnie the Pooh books.   What exactly was Winnie?
Q2) Six environmentalist groups join protest against the Newbury Bypass: on 18th January, 1996.   Newbury, and the bypass, were in which English county?
Q3) 18th January, 2002, saw the end of the civil war: in Sierra Leone.   Sierra Leone is on which continent?
Q4) Hurricane Kyrill hit the UK on 18th January of which year: 2003, 2005 or 2007?
Q5) Finally … 18th January, 2016, saw the death of singer-songwriter, Glenn Frey.   Which US band had he been a member of?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The UN Security Council held its first meeting: on 17th January, 1946.   The Council meets in rooms in the UN HQ.   That HQ is in which city?
A1) New York.
Q2) The Terra Nova Expedition reached the South Pole: on 17th January, 1917.   Who led the Expedition?
A2) Captain RF Scott.
Q3) Killer, Gary Gilmore, was the first person executed in the US: after the re-introduction of the death sentence.   He was executed on 17th January of which year of the 1970s?
A3) 1977.
Q4) Harald 5th acceded to the throne: on 17th January, 1991.   The throne of where: Norway, Sweden or Denmark?
A4) Norway.
Q5) Finally … Which of the Brontë sisters was born on 17th January, 1820?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I will forgive if the players cannot get it right, but not if they do not try hard.”
Pep Guardiola Sala, born 18 January 1971.
And something a little more sensible than a tune about a banana … 

Have a good day.

*        It’s worth checking, Debbi, I know that!   I might even be able to send them over … :D   At ANY rate, did you know about the BBC’s iPlayer service?   The online catch up service they do?   The BBC were planning to make it available, internationally: and, in order to make some cash turn it into subscription based service, modelled on Netflix.   Which is fair enough: the TV License doesn’t cover everything.   The trouble, there … ?   Is that various US media companies that carried it, told Aunty they’d drop BBC America — the Beeb’s major revenue source in the US — if it introduced the iPlayer to the US.   What can I tell you … ?


trev-v said...

A1 Teddy bear
A2 Berkshire
A3 last time i looked it was in Africa
A4 2007
A5 Eagles.

"You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on

William W. Purkey

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) a Canadian black bear he often saw at London Zoo
Q2) Berkshire
Q3) Africa
Q4) 2007
Q5) The Eagles

Debbi said...

Hoo boy! Thanks for sending the Sherlock! :)

1. a teddy bear
2. Berkshire
3. Africa
4. 2007
5. The Eagles