Monday, 27 February 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27-2-2017: The District

Well, that was a result.

I’m not a movie fan.

Not really.

I just like watching them.

But I try to keep up with news about the film world: just to find out if anything interesting happens.

So, waking up this morning?

To find that — at last night’s Oscars — the Best Picture gong had been given to the wrong film, by mistake?

Was both interesting … 

And probably going to get turned into a film, at some point …


We’ve know for a while now: that series ten of Dr Who starts on 15th April, this year.

But it’s had even more official, given it’s been announced in this new trailer.

I’ve one question.

Is that a Silurian at the end?


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

The day ALSO saw Olga† saying ‘¡Ola!’, making a good point about some free software.

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

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

Q1) The District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801 went into force on 27th February, 1801.   It placed Washington DC under the control of what: the US President, the US Supreme Court or the US Congress?
Q2) What’s now Washington DC was built on land donated by two US states.   Name either.
Q3) The city’s located on the banks of which river?
Q4) The city’s named after the first US President.   Who was he?
Q5) The official residence of the US President is at 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC.   How is that residence better known?
Q6) Washington is ALSO known as Hollywood for … what?
Q7) The government of the USA — the Congress — is housed in which Washington building?
Q8) The Library of Congress is in Washington.   It has roughly how many books: 147 million, 145 million or 143 million?
Q9) The city’s oldest newspaper is the Washington … what?
Q10) Finally … which Kevin Spacey series is set in and around Washington?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 26th February, 1935, saw Robert Watson-Watt carry out the first demonstration of RADAR.   RADAR is a contraction of the phrase, “Radio Detection And … ” what?
A1) Ranging.   (It’s generally accepted that part of the reason TV in the UK didn’t take off until after the war?   Was that the cathode ray tubes needed were being used to make radar screens.)
Q2) Vincent Massey was the first Canadian born Governor General of Canada.   He was sworn in on 26th February of which year of the 1950s?
A2) 1952.
Q3) Another first … 26th February, 2008, saw the New York Philharmonic play the first concert of its type, where: North Korea, Vietnam or China?
A3) North Korea.
Q4) 26th February, 1929, saw President Coolidge sign the Executive Order that formed the Grand Teton National Park.   The Park is in which US state?
A4) Wyoming.
Q5) Finally … Who escaped from a prison on Elba: on 26th February, 1815?
A5) Napoleon Bonaparte.   (The usual French spelling is Napoléon Bonaparte.)
I’ll leave you with this observation …
“Somebody once said that Washington was a city of Northern charm and Southern efficiency.”
John F. Kennedy.
And some go-go: Washington’s own brand of funk.

Enjoy the day!

*        I’m going to have to eyeball those, myself, Debbi^: that’s if I ever manage to write something!   (Oh, keep your eyes peeled for that Dr Who trailer, Debbi: I swear that’s a Silurian … !)

†        Oh, it’ll be a regular — ish! — Teaser, Olga^: although I have done specials, before!   (I know what you mean about free software switching to commercial.   I initially used NeoOffice, back when it was handed out for free: at the time, it was the only version of OpenOffice.orgª that fit well with the Mac.   Then, a few years ago?   They started charging.   Which is when I stopped updating my copy.   It’s a good productivity app: but as has improved, and is still free … well … )

^        Actually, Debbi, Olga?   Have you got links to your respective YouTube channels?   I can always subscribe to them … 

ª        Actually?   I’ve suggested switching to or LibreOffice to my work place.   I personally feel they’re good, cheap, alternatives — at least, for day-to-day uses — to Microsoft Office.


Debbi said...

Here's my YouTube channel:

I've subscribed to Olga's. What a nice voice she has!

1. the US Congress
2. Maryland and Virginia
3. the Potomac
4. George Washington
5. the White House
6. the ugly (LOL! no comment! :))
7. the US Capitol Building
8. 143 million (really? that's a guess, since here's the Wikipedia entry: which indicates quite a bit fewer books. Also, here's the LOC website: That shows 164 million "items" and 38 million books)
9. Post
10. House of Cards (which is filmed in Maryland!)

Hey, for once, I knew many of the answers without online searching! Wow!

Helps that it was an "All-American" Teaser. :)

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Thanks so much, Debby! You're very kind. When I listen to myself I don't sound as I think I sound (if that makes sense). The advantage on the local radio is that as the programme is live I don't get to listen...
I hope to catch up with today's quiz.
Here is me in You Tube:
I have also subscribed to yours, Debby. I like your style!