Friday, 10 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 10-3-2017

Hmmm … 

I’m back to work, again: and having a long weekend of it!

As part of a short week!

Granted, that means I’ll have less pay next week: and, yes, before you ask, I AM putting in for other jobs.

Who knows what’ll happen, there.

At any rate?

Yes, I’ve had a short week.

But, yes: I managed to watch a film: and catch the opening episodes of Stranger Things.

That’s a rather fun piece of TV … 

~≈≈~
But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor* 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) 10th March, 1915, saw the start of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle: during World War 1.   The Battle was the first planned action by which country’s army: the UK’s, Spain’s or the USA’s?.
Q2) 10th March, 1997, saw the debut of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.   Who played Buffy … in the movie of the same name … ?
Q3) Farzad Bazoft was sentenced to death for spying, on 10th March, 1990: by a court in Baghdad.   He was actually a reporter for which British newspaper?
Q4) Prosper Avril was ousted as President of Haiti.   After a what: election, coup or sexual scandal?
Q5) Finally … Ferdinand 2nd of Aragon was born: on 10th March, 1452.   Which part of Spain did he become king of: in 1512?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 9th March, 1959, saw Barbara Millicent Roberts make her debut.   How is Barbara better known?
A1) Barbie.
Q2) The Queen visited which Northern Irish city: on 9th March, 1995?
A2) Belfast.
Q3) Actor, Raúl Juliá, was born: on 9th March, 1940.   Which member of the Addams family did he play?
A3) Gomez Addams.   (Which means it’s time to dance … the Mamushka … !)
Q4) Napoleon got married: on 9th March, 1796.   To whom?
A4) Josephine: or Joséphine de Beauharnais, if you want it in full.
Q5) Finally … President Franklin D Roosevelt submitted his Emergency Banking Act to congress: on 9th March, 1933.   The Act was the first of what came to be known as the New … what?
A5) New Deal.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It’s traumatizing for me to come to Washington during a Republican administration because I don’t have any Republican clothes.”
Sharon Stone, born 10th March, 1958.
And this song … 


Have a good day … 




*        Morning, Trevor!

†        Scary doesn’t start, Debbi: I’m just glad I don’t have a smart TV.   None of them can record, for a start!   I DO know Wikileaks is going to be giving the relevant files to the various tech companies involved: before they publication.   (Talking of scary, have you seen Stranger Things?   It’s set in 1983: and there’s a scary amount of typewriters around.   AND people smoking!)

3 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) UK
Q2) Kristy Swanson (I much prefer the TV version but…)
Q3) The Observer
Q4) Not sure about this one. He came into power as a result of a coup, but what I’ve read is that street protests forced him out and he went into exile…
Q5) Navarre (He was a fascinating character. Machiavelli mentions him in his book The Prince.
I missed it completely yesterday. I was trying to finish something and didn't see it first thing and then it was too late.
Good luck with your job hunting.

trev-v said...

A1 British Army

A2 Kristen Noel "Kristy" Swanson

A3 The Observer

A4 It is debatable if you can call street demonstrations a Coup. see here http://www.nytimes.com/1990/03/11/world/major-changes-in-haiti-s-recent-history.html

A5 Kingdom of Navarre


quote of the day "Mr. Watson—Come here—I want to see you" by Alexander Graham Bell.

Debbi said...

If you think THAT's scary, you should watch Mad Men. Talk about chain smoking! And sexism to beat the band.

1. the UK
2. Kristy Swanson
3. The Observer
4. coup
5. Castile