Monday, 27 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27-3-2017

Oh, well, that’s the fiver found then … 

I managed to misplace a fiver, on Saturday: at my local Nisa’s.

And went back in, yesterday evening, when the manager was on duty, to Ask about it.

They managed to find it!

Mostly by checking the security cameras, which had recorded everything.

Isn’t technology useful … ?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor*, Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three 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 and video

Q1) Britain sank the HMS Scylla, on 27th March, 2004: in order to create an artificial reef.   The Scylla was a Royal Navy what: sloop, destroyer or frigate?
Q2) The Soviet Union held its first multi-party elections: on 27th March of which year: 1981, 1985 or 1989?
Q3) 27th March, 1794, saw the USA government establish a permanent what: army, navy or air-force?
Q4) Actor, Michael York, was born: on 27th March, 1942.   In which year did he play D’Artagnan, in a version of The Three Musketeers?
Q5) Finally … which member of the Black Eyed Peas was born: on 27th March, 1975?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Saladin became Emir of Egypt: on 26th March, 1169.   The title is occasionally translated as what: prince, duke or baron?
A1) Prince.
Q2) The Siege of Algeciras came to and end: on 26th March, 1344.   The Siege is notable, as it marked one of the first uses of what, as a weapon: germs, bees or gunpowder?
A2) Gunpowder.
Q3) 26th March is Independence Day in Bangladesh: marking its independence from where?
A3) Pakistan.
Q4) 26th March, 1973, saw the Stock Exchange first admit whom as traders: children, computers or women?
A4) Women.
Q5) Finally … 26th March is Purple Day: designed to raise awareness of which condition: dyslexia, epilepsy or Alzheimer’s?
A5) Epilepsy.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“A book does not discriminate against any reader. All are welcome at the table of literature.”
Julia Alvarez, born 27th March, 1950.
And a song … 

Enjoy your day!

*        OK, that was badly worded, Trevor … you’re not flouncing, again, are you … ?

†        Yes, Sunday went better, Olga^.   At least better than Saturday: we still had the odd one.   (I had one customer phoning for details about a jumble sale: and another asking if we could put her candles out …!)   And I know what you mean about a maze: I don’t have Sky: but do have the Apple TV, and a Freeview hi-definition box.   As to Mad Max: Fury Road?   That’s one hell of a piece!   (Oh: this is my thinking: it got four stars.)

‡        Tactfully, Debbi, I’m saying nothing … about flouncing … that I haven’t already said … ummm … !   Did I mention getting a cybernetic arm?   OK, something like the one Ratz has has might be overdoing it … 

^        The wires aren’t a labyrinth, Olga: more a rat king … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) frigate
Q2) 1989
Q3) navy
Q4) 1973
Q5) Fergie (Duhamel)
I'll go and check what you said about it.

Angel Frmcanada said...

1. frigate
2. 1989
3. navy
4. 1973
5. Fergie

Debbi said...

That picture looks like a character from a Carl Hiaasen novel! You might like him. He's funny! Writes funny crime novels.

1. frigate
2. 1989
3. navy
4. 1973
5. Fergie

You're blog is getting a mention in my Simply Living blog! Along with a couple of other favorites! :)