Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 1-3-2017


Again … !

I have to admit, I’ve made up my hours.

And, right at the moment?   Am actually looking at two days off.


Still … 

I’m not actually worrying too much.

It means I can catch up with my sleep.


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) 1st March is Saint David’s Day: the feast day of the patron saint of Wales.   He’s said to have been born in the ancient kingdom of where?
Q2) It’s also the feast of Saint Albin of Angers.   He’s usually invoked to prevent what: syphilis, pirate attacks or stubbed toenails?
Q3) 1st March is ALSO World Civil what day?
Q4) 1st March is the earliest date that Casimir Pulaski Day can fall.   It’s a bit of a holiday in which US city: Chicago, Illinois, New York, New York, or San Francisco, California?
Q5) Finally … 1st March is Baba Marta Day: in which European country‡?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 28th February, 202 BC, saw the coronation of Emperor Gaozu: as ruler of what’s now China.   He was the first Emperor of which dynasty: Han, Tong or McSweeney?
A1) Han.
Q2) Robert Nelson declared Lower Canada to be independent: on 28th February, 1838.   Parts of Lower Canada are now which French speaking Canadian province?
A2) Quebec.
Q3) A ceasefire was announced, at the end of the Gulf War: on 28th February, 1991.   By whom: President Bush, Saddam Hussain or Prime Minister, John Major?
Q4) Wallace Carothers invented Nylon: on 28th February, 1935.   The first product with nylon parts was made in 1938.   What was that product: stockings, a toothbrush, or seat covers?
A4) A Toothbrush.
Q5) Finally … which Spanish region declared itself autonomous on 28th February, 1980: Andalusia, Catalonia or Navarre?
A5) Andalusia.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“We have seen how personality vanishes, how individuality is destroyed, how the spiritual life of a whole people is corrupted in order to turn them into a listless flock of sheep.”
Georgi Markov, 1 March 1929 – 11 September 1978.
And a song by The Who …

Have a good day … 

*        You never know where these things take you, Olga, do you?   But I know what you mean about weird.   I still can’t believe that’s my voice at the start of the Teaser videos, even after all this time!   (Did I mention I’ve got a copy of the extended cut of Dune?   Three hours!   What IS the Spanish equivalent of Oy veh?)

†      I’ll have to keep an eye out for him, Debbi!   The Maze, though?   Was notorious: literally.   Both Republican and loyalist prisoner were kept there: on very separate wings.   (Did you here about the Bobby Sands led hunger-strikes, back in the early 1980s?   I was at school at the time, and can still remember the dieter of the years jokes going around.)

‡        One of my supervisors, at work, is from the country concerned: and laughed her head off, when I mentioned it.   (Apparently?   You’re supposed to wear a traditional red and white amulet on the day.   If you see a stork^, you’re supposed to hang the amulet on a tree.)

^      In a weird co-incidence?   A couple of school girls were talking about the day, when I was on the bus, yesterday.   One of the girls has family in the country.   According to them, you hang it on a tree, if you see a swan.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Henfynyw (Vetus-Menevia) in Cardiganshire
Q2) Pirate attacks (useful to know. Lots of pirates around these days).
Q3) Defence Day
Q4) Chicago, Illinois
Q5) Bulgaria
Still thinking about your question... Perhaps we'll all end up doing voiceovers.

Debbi said...

Boy, traditions can be weird, huh? :)

Love that old Who song!

1. Ceredigion
2. pirate attacks
3. Defence
4. Chicago, Illinois
5. Bulgaria