Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 21-2-2017

What on Earth is going on in my head … ?

I suffer from earworms, songs that play through my head for no apparent reason.

At least, for no more apparent reason than — say — I’ve seen the title used as a newspaper headline.

Or seen a word that used in the title, what have you.

Then there’s the song that’s been floating around my head, since last night: Sue Wilkinson’s You‘ve Got to Be A Hustler, If You Want To Get On.


Quite what’s going on there, I don’t know.

But the dratted thing’s been floating around my head for hours.

TWANG … !

~≈®≈~

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor* and Debbi† putting their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

The day also saw Olga‡ updating us: letting us know her thoughts on copyright piracy.

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

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

Q1) During World War 1, 21st February, 1916, saw the start of the Battle of where?
Q2) 21st February, 1913, saw the city of Ioannina absorbed into where: Greece, Turkey or Albania?
Q3) 21st February, 1918, saw the death of Incas: at Cincinnati Zoo.   Incas was the last known what: Thick Billed Parrot, Monk Parakeet or Carolina parakeet?
Q4) 21st February, 1948, saw the formal incorporation of NASCAR.   NASCAR organizes what: greyhound racing, stock-car racing or snail racing?
Q5) Finally … The League of Nations banned volunteer fighters, on 21st February, 1937.   In which country’s Civil War?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 20th February, 1935, saw Caroline Mikkelsen become the first woman to set foot, where: the Arctic, Antarctic or the Moon?
Q2) As a result, she has a what named after her: mountain, glacier or crater?
A2) A Mountain.   (This one …)
Q3) Exo-planet, Kepler 37b, was discovered: on 20th February, 2013.   The star it’s orbiting is in which constellation: Aquila, Taurus or Lyra?
A3) Lyra.
Q4) The US Emergency Broadcast System was accidentally set off: on 20th February of which year?
A4) 1971.
Q5) Finally … 20th February, 1958, saw Royal Navy docks, where, shut?
A5) Sheerness, on the Isle of Sheppey.
I’ll leave you with a quote …
“The end of a picture is always an end of a life.”
Sam Peckinpah, February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984.
And a Stranglers tune … 


Have a good day!



*        I noticed that in the Wikipedia entry, Trevor: either way, I’m happy with Antartica as an answer … 

†        I’m in the UK, remember, Debbi: we don’t usually get many New York accents!  (DuckDuckGo’s got a very good reputation: I know that much!)

‡        Oh, blimey!   I hope that injury clears up quickly, Olga!   Sounds nasty!   I’ve got to admit, I’m always keen to go the legal route, whenever possible: if I can’t afford to buy a book, I know my local libraries very good at chasing stuff up.   On the movies front?   Again, I prefer going going the legal route: but have used pirate sites, when out of work and short of money.   Which doesn’t excuse it, I know, but there you go.   (I’m ALSO aware that many will use them where, because of the licensing restrictions, content is available in one country, but not in another.   Dr Caligari was available as a blu-ray and DVD, but NOT on iTunes: I believe, in part, for this reason.   I also know the iTunes store didn’t exist when the iTunes software was created.   To get stuff onto you iPod, you had to rip the CD with iTunes, and use it to copy the songs across to your device.   That was illegal, then, regardless of the fact it was purely for personal use.   And is still illegal now.   That, to me?   Is something that needs cleaning up.)

3 comments:

trev-v said...

a1 Battle of Verdun

a2 Greece

a3 Carolina parakeet

a4 stock-car racing

a5 Spain (Guerra Civil Española)

Debbi said...

Copyright law is in quite a state of flux, I think, these days. It was always tricky, but now!

As for the Noo Yawk accent, I can imagine you don't hear it much in Brentwood! :)

1. Verdun
2. Greece
3. Carolina parakeet
4. stock-car racing
5. Spain

Olga Nunez Miret said...

In an ideal world, everybody would have enough money to live comfortably and everybody should be able to do something that made them happy and not worry about the cost of things... Perhaps movies and books would be very boring then.
It's my right knee that I injured many years back and bothers me every so often. We'll have to wait and see, although patience isn't my strongest point.
I'm not sure I told you but the director of Timecode (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timecode_(2016_film) a short nominated to the best live action short film is directed by Juanjo Giménez, and his mother lives at the same apartment building as my mother and she always keeps us informed (when I'm there). I've only watched teasers but it looks good. I hope it wins.