Sunday, 29 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 29-1-2017


My teapot has finally arrived!

You did know I’d ordered a teapot, about a week and a half ago?

Took it a while to get here.

As, according to the chap from the third party seller on Amazon?

The parcel got itself dropped by the Royal Mail.

Which sounds … 

Actually, it sounds like just about my luck, given the history of my purchases on the site!

At any rate … ?   It’s here, and does the job.

Now … 

Has any one got a spare tea-cosy?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* and Olga† 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) The Mantra Rock Dance took place: on 29th January, 1967.   In which US City?
Q2) The Dance was a fundraising event: for whom?
Q3) Transport systems in the UK were brought to a standstill: on 29th January, 1959.   By what: snow, fog or rain?
Q4) The first Eastern block country to form diplomatic relations with South Korea, did so on 29th January, 1989.   Which country was it?
Q5) Finally … Poe’s The Raven was first published: on 29th January, 1845.   In the poem, the narrator mourns his dead beloved.   What was she called?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) Search teams went out, on 28th January, 1968: hunting for a crashed B52.   The bomber was armed with four what: hydrogen bombs, cruise missiles or anthrax bombs?
A1) Hydrogen bombs.
Q2) Which country’s name was first used on 28th January, 1933?
A2) Pakistan’s.   It was the day the name was first used by independence campaigners.
Q3) Canada chose its flag — by an act of Parliament — on 28th January, 1965.   Famously, the flag has a red what in the middle?
A3) Maple leaf.
Q4) The Spanish Legion was first raised on 28th January, 1920.   The Legion was, originally, the Spanish equivalent of what: the SAS, the French Foreign Legion or the Green Berets?
A4) The French Foreign Legion.
Q5) Finally … Henry 7th of England was born: on 28th January, 1457.   Which dynasty was he the first king of?
A5) The House of Tudor.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Whilst traveling through Afghanistan, we lost our corkscrew. Had to live on food and water for several days.”
WC, Fields, January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946.
And this tune …

Enjoy your day …

*        I know what you mean, Debbi: although, whenever I hear bedfellows and politics put together I keep thinking of John Profumo, et al.   (Oh … re the Muslim ban?   I keep thinking of the black listing of Yusuf Islam.   Yusuf Islam.   Cat Stevens!   For heavens sake!)

†        It’s a screaming shame, isn’t it, Olga?   I can still remember seeing him in The Elephant Man: quite something to see.   Not only is it a sad story, it’s ALSO one of the few times someone’s kept up with Anthony Hopkins.   (One of these days?   I swear, I’m going to find out more about the Foreign Legion … )


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) San Francisco
Q2) The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) They were looking for funding for their first centre on the West Coast of the United States
Q3) Fog
Q4) Hungary
Q5) Lenore
I do remember the Elephant Man, of course. Again, a movie I watched when I was still in Spain. An actor who defied expectations and made any roles credible.
I did know a male nurse years back who told me he'd been in the Foreign Legion (but he told me he didn't tell everybody as it has a bit of a funny reputation). Despite their history in Spain (yes, they supported Franco) they still keep going to this day, and seem to be sent abroad quite often. The episode in the book I'm translating to English is quite funny. You might enjoy it once it's out. ;)

Debbi said...

I know! Cat Stevens. Honestly ...

1. San Francisco, CA
2. the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, aka, the Hare Krishnas
3. fog
4. Hungary
5. Lenore