Saturday, 18 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18-3-2017

Good morning, everyone … 

Lordy, but that looks cheerful!

Especially when you consider I’m doing a ten hour shift, today.

That’s actually not — at the moment —too bad a prospect.

What gets me — as always — is the transport.

As a result of the various boys of Crossrail work?

On Saturday, my commute to work starts with a rail replacement bus from Brentwood to Shenfield, moves to another bus Shenfield to Ingatestone, then and only then, to a train from Ingatestone to Chelmsford.

Which then plays out in reverse, on the way back.

It’s a bit of a pain in the bum, to be frank.

The only entertaining thing about the trip, today?

Is the fact the earworm of the day is the incredible entertaining Last Train to Transcentral*.

What were the KLF on?


But 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) The US Congress passed a law on 18th March, 1968.   The Law meant the US Dollar was no longer backed by a what reserve: gold, silver or platinum?
Q2) Soviet advisors left Yugoslavia on 18th March, 1948: in a split between the two countries.   The leaders of those countries were Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia … and which Soviet leader?
Q3) 18th March, 1846, saw the birth of Kicking Bear: a noted Lakota tribal leader.   He fought in the Battle of Little Bighorn, along side his brother, Flying Hawk, and his cousin.   Who was his cousin: Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse or Geronimo?
Q4) Jacques De Molay was burned at the stake: on 18th March, 1314.   He was the last Grand Master of which order: the Knights Templar, the Knight Hospitaller or the Knights of Ni?
Q5) Finally … 18th March, 1965, saw Alexey Leonov became the first person to what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 17th March is Saint Patrick’s Day.   Saint Patrick’s Cross is a red … what: saltire or cross pattée?
A1) Saltire.
Q2) The Saint Patrick’s half penny was used in England, Ireland and Wales.   In which century: the 16th, 17th or 18th?
A2) The 17th.
Q3) The National Museum of Ireland has what it calls ‘Clog Phádraig.’   In other words, Saint Patrick’s what: bell, book or candle?
A3) Bell.
Q4) Saint Patrick is patron saint of Ireland.   And which Australian archdiocese: Sydney, Adelaide or Melbourne?
A4) Melbourne.
Q5) Finally … Saint Patrick is patron of Ireland, New York … and which Spanish city: Madrid, Bilbao or Murcia?
A5) Murcia.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“O what made fatuous sunbeams toil

To break earth’s sleep at all?”
Futility, Wilfred Owen, 18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918.
A song from Irene Cara … 

And possibly the only tune to play on Dame Vera’s 100th birthday … 

Have a good day.

*        According to one story I heard?   The band used called themselves the Justified Ancients of Mu … because their recording studio was next to a cow field.   They really were bound for mu mu land …

†        Well, I’m back to work, Olga: it’s all good, bar the transport!   Have fun with the dog sitting!   (I suspect doing the Teaser will involve a lot of sausages and dog biscuits … )

‡        Coherent, Debbi?   You mean you weren’t last time?   :D   At ANY rate, we’ll have to meet up, again!   At least this time, I can afford a coffee for you and Rick!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Gold
Q2) Joseph Stalin
Q3) Crazy Horse
Q4) Knights Templar
Q5) Walk in space
Thanks, Paul. I hope the commute isn't as painful as it sounds. I was stocking up on dog treats yesterday but found it a very puzzling experience. How am I supposed to know what they might like? Some very weird bacon-looking contraptions. We'll see what they let me do (they're three and I'm one, so they win!). Keep well.

trev-v said...

A1 Gold
A2 Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
A3 Crazy Horse
A4 Knights Templar (Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon , also known as the Order of Solomon's Temple)
A5 Space walk

If i remember right you may have train again at the end of may but you will always lose then every bank holiday.

Cost of coffee is rising especially in High street shops that is why there is the McDonald's series of adverts.

Debbi said...

Pain pills will do a number on one's head. Still struggling with pain. Ugh ...

Did I seem out of it? Just wondering. :)

1. gold
2. Joseph Stalin
3. Crazy Horse
4. the Knights Templar
5. spacewalk