Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 9-5-2017

Now, THAT’S a worry … 

I’ve just had my rota for next week.

And found I’ve got two shifts.

I really don’t like that.

For a start, it means seriously short time working: AND short money.

And the simple fact that — right now — I’m looking at giving up a job I like.


Because I’ve not got enough shifts, next week, I can’t afford a railway ticket the week after.

I’m going to have to go on the proverbial scrounge.

But … ?

I’m understandably worried, angry … 

And deeply concerned … 


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) Victory Day is marked in Russia: on 9th May.   It’s the Russian equivalent of which day, in western Europe?
Q2) Books by Gabriele D’Annunzio were place on the Index of Forbidden Books: on 9th May, 1911.   Who organized the Index?
Q3) Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo made it’s debut: on 9th May, 1958.   Who was the film’s male lead?
Q4) 9th May, 1860, saw the birth of writer, J. M. Barrie.   Which literary character is his best remembered creation?
Q5) Finally … 26 miners were killed on 9th May, 1992: when a methane pocket exploded in the Westray coal mine.   Mine, and explosion, were in which Canadian province?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The eradication of Smallpox was formally announced: on 8th May, 1980.   By which UN body?
A1) The World Health Organization: or WHO.
Q2) Smallpox, itself, is caused by a what: bacteria or virus?
A2) Virus.
Q3) The fight against smallpox encouraged the invention of inoculation.   By which English scientist?
Q4) Those first inoculations were made from cells of which disease: Feline AIDS, Cowpox or Bird ’Flu?
A4) Cowpox.
Q5) Finally … the last naturally occurring case of smallpox was in which years of the 1970s?
A5) 1977.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“My money goes to my agent, then to my accountant and from him to the tax man.”
Glenda Jackson, born 9 May 1936.
And a song … 

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

Have a good day.

*        I’ll try and avoid it, Debbi. :D   (I still say this bit in The Husbands of River Song, was THE scene with the pair … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Saw the episode. Thought it was great! :)

1. VE Day
2. Pope Paul IV started it
3. Jimmy Stewart as "Scottie" Ferguson
4. Peter Pan
5. Nova Scotia