Monday, 22 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-5-2017

Did you know there’s an election on in a few weeks?

You did … ?

Good gum drops … !

There’s an important deadline to mention at this point.

The deadline to register to vote.

The deadline for that runs out, tonight.

If you haven’t registered by midnight, tonight, you can’t vote on 8th June.

The link to the government site that lets you vote: is here.

And here … 

Well … ?

Don’t just sit there!


Now … 

Did anyone manage to catch this week’s episode of Dr Who?

That was rather good stuff!

Zombies monks, Forbidden Indexes, the Pope hanging around in a gay woman’s bedroom … ?

Where can you go wrong … ?


Let’s move on.

Yesterday’s teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring six out of six.

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 United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 49: on 22nd May, 1949.   It ordered a cease fire, where: Palestine, Lebanon or Syria?
Q2) The Yorkshire Ripper was convicted: on 22nd May, 1981.   Of killing how many women?
Q3) Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia, all joined the United Nations: on 22nd May, 1992.   Which Communist country had they been part of?
Q4) The very first Rugby World Cup tournament started: on 22nd May, 1987.   Was the tournament a Rugby League or Rugby Union contest?
Q5) Finally … Ceylon adopted a constitution, became a republic and changed its name: on 22nd May, 1972.   What did it change its name to?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The Ethiopian Civil War effectively ended: when its dictatorial ruler fled the country on 21st May, 1991.   Who was that dictator?
Q2) More to the point, that dictator came to power after the Emperor of Ethiopia was overthrown.   Who was that Emperor?
Q3) 21st May, 1674, saw John Sobieski named as King of Poland: and Grand duke of where?
A3) Lithuania.
Q4) More to the point, what’s that duchy’s modern capital?
A4) Vilnius.
Q5) Aurelia Cotta was born on 21st May, 120 BC.   Her son was a famous dictator.   Which dictator?
Q6) Finally … Which Star Wars movie was released: on 21st May, 1980?
A6) The Empire Strikes Back.   (It’s ALSO known as Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.)
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“Rights are won only by those who make their voices heard.”
Harvey Milk, May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978.
And a tune: co-written by birthday boy, Bernie Taupin … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        Yep!   Think I can saw Dr Who was very entertaining, Olga!   I don’t know if you’re a fan, but it’s worth seeing!   (You watch, you’ll get Debbi on your case!)

†        Yeah, I keep forgetting Syd had something to do with The Avengers, Debbi.   At ANY rate … ?   Blow computer consultancy: I really don’t have the coding skills!   (cd, pwd, ls and rm are really the only commands I know: and rm is the only one I use on a regular basis.   It’s the remove command that lets me get rid of those stubborn files!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Palestine (I found 1948)
Q2) 13 (and 7 attempted murders)
Q3) Yugoslavia
Q4) Rugby Union
Q5) Sri Lanka
I hope the week is good.

Debbi said...

As you wish! :) The BBC site you sent me has actual sample scripts. Very helpful!

1. Palestine
2. 13
3. Yugoslavia
4. Union
5. Sri Lanka

I won't be around for a bit, but I'll be back! Promise! :)