Saturday, 1 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Foolish Teaser — 1-4-2017: April Fool’s Day

I know this will sound like a joke … but it’s serious.

And something I meant to mention a day or two ago.

I — like others — have occasion troubles sleeping.   And just as often, use the loo over night.

And like my food, rather salty.

What grabbed my attention, a couple of days ago?

Was news that Japanese research had shown there’s a link between lot’s of salt: and using the loo a lot at nights.

I think cutting down my salt intake might help!


In other news?

We’re all very well aware that there’s to be a new companion in the upcoming tenth series of Dr Who: Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie.

And it turns out Bill is to be the show’s first, openly gay, full time companion,

Great: that’ll help the show’s diversity, I think.

Although I’m very aware that some countries are going to complain.


I welcome it.

And, given the new versions of the show’s occasionally had touches of romantic interest between the main characters?

Keep thinking Tilda Swinton should get a phone call from the BBC … 


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 Foolish questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 1st April is April Fools Day.   In the UK, April Fools Day jokes are supposed to be played before when: midday or midnight?
Q2) Bollywood film, April Fool, was a hit: in 1964.   The film is in which language: Urdu, Hindi or Marathi?
Q3) April Fools Day, 2015, saw which search engine announce it’s Cute Cloud: dedicated specifically to tons of videos about cute animals?
Q4) Which US state announced it would issue its own currency, on April Fools Day, 2016?
Q5) Finally … An early reference to April Fools Day was made by John Aubrey.   When: 1684, 1686 or 1688?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The Eiffel Tower officially opened: on March 31st, 1889.   It officially became taller than the Chrysler Building, in 1957.   When what was put on the Tower’s top?
A1) An aerial.
Q2) The Nuit débout movement — a European equivalent to the US Occupy movement — started on 31st March, 2016.   In which European country?
A2) France.
Q3) CND started a protest march: on 31st March, 1972.   Where to: Aldermaston, Burton-upon-Trent or Cromer?
Q4) 31st March is Freedom Day.   In which Mediterranean nation?
A4) Malta.
Q5) Finally … 31st March is the Feast day of Saint Balbina.   She’s usually portrayed holding what: chains, a dagger or a comb?
A5) Chains.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I have great faith in fools — self-confidence my friends will call it.”
Edgar Allen Poe.
And a tune … 

Have a good day.

Now … 

Spaghetti, anyone … ?

*        Times goes by so fast, Olga‡, doesn’t it?  What can I tell you?   Actually, talking of batteries, I’ve got to have a word with my youngest sister.   I’ve got to get some cash from her, so I can take her laptop in for repairs.   (I thought it was the battery, at first: turns out it’s the graphics card.   I know Macs are pricey: but her PC is starting to cost money on repairs, replacement parts, AND lost work-hours.)

†        You mean the x’ed out one in the opening credits, Debbi^?   Or did you mean this one … ?

‡        I’ve a twenty year-old 6120 that’s still going, Olga: it’s only the fact it doesn’t have an ethernet socket that I don’t browse the web with itª.   It’s great for playing CDs, though: it’s got serious sub-woofers!

^        There’s so many iconic shots, Debbi!   The one where’s he’s holding the chess piece sign is always one I see.   How WAS the festival?

ª        It’s got a dial up modem socket, built in.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Midday
Q2) Hindi
Q3) Bing
Q4) Texas
Q5) 1686
Have a great weekend!

Debbi said...

It wasn't the one on your blog. It was iconic because he was wearing the iconic Prisoner jacket. But the webinar did include the opening footage, where walks into that guy's office and bangs on his desk! Love that part! :)

The festival was great. I met some really great people in film there.

1. midday
2. Hindi
3. Bing
4. Texas
5. 1686