Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 25-1-2017

You know, right now?

I’m sitting in the front room, happily typing away like mad thing.

And — slightly less happily — feeling the chill!

These past few days?

There’s been fog on the proverbial go.

Which certainly makes for attractive looking photos, I grant you.

On the other hand?

We’re not expecting heavy show.

We have got heavy mists … 

And were expecting light snow: before my weather app got updated.


I’m chilly: despite the heating being on.

It’s looks like my home town is, too … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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) 25th January, 1879, saw the founding of which country’s national bank: Albania’s, Bulgaria’s or Croatia’s?
Q2) Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. filed a patent on 25th January, 1947: for a Cathode Ray tube entertainment device.   In other words, the first what: crossword puzzle, video game or jukebox?
Q3) Blue Ribbon Sports was founded: on 25th January, 1964.   The company is now called what?
Q4) Paulo Dias de Novais founded the city of Luanda: on 25th January, 1575.   Luanda is the capital of which African nation?
Q5) Finally … the very first Winter Olympics started: on 25th January of which year of the 1920s?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Roman Emperor, Caligula, was deposed by the Praetorian Guard: on 24th January, 41AD.   Which dynasty was Caligula a member of?
A1) The Julio-Claudians.
Q2) Caligula’s name was a nickname that meant what: big boots, little boots or baby bunting?
A2) Little boots.
Q3) Caligula inherited the Empire from his adopted great uncle.   Who was he?
A3) Emperor Tiberius.
Q4) Technically, the Praetorian Guard were what: policemen, spies or bodyguard?
A4) Bodyguards.   (Apparently, the Guard was disbanded by Constantine 1st.   He felt having a body of armed troops around, who’d assassinated at least one predecessor … ?   Wasn’t a good idea … )
Q5) Finally … Who replaced Caligula as Emperor?
A5) Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus: Caligula’s Uncle Claudius.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.”
W. Somerset Maugham, 25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965.
And this tune … 

Although, technically, it’s a poem.

Have a good day.

*        Oh, tell me about it, Olga.   It don’t think it’s the tax situation, per se: it’s the contradictory set of rules!   (And, my anecdotal evidence, and your profession opinion seem to be a match.)

†        Actually, weird bit about Worzel Gummidge, Debbi?   It that it’s got a Sherlock connection: Una Stubbs — Mrs Hudson — crops up as Aunt Sally!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Omigosh! :) Interesting.

1. Bulgaria
2. video game
3. Nike
4. Angola
5. 1924