Monday, 12 June 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 12-6-2017


Who’s a silly idiot?

Me, frankly!

I had a tenner in my bank account, yesterday.

Went in to Brentwood High Street … put my card into the cash machine … checked my balance … requested the tenner … took my card out … 

Walked away … 

Got half way up Brentwood High Street before I realised I’d forgotten to take the tenner.

By the time I’d got back to the cash machine?

It’s had gone.

Would you mind kicking me?

If I do it, I’ll miss!


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 or video … 

Q1) Clarence Aglin, John Aglin and Frank Morris all escaped: on 12th June, 1962.   From Alcatraz.   They dug their way out of their cells with sharpened what?   (Like they couldn’t use a Rita Hayworth poster …)
Q2) Six Irish regiments due to be disbanded, handed their Colours — their regimental regalia — to the king: on 12th June, 1922.   Which King?
Q3) 12th June, 1987, saw President Ronald Reagan challenge Mikhail Gorbachev: to tear down what?
Q4) Helsinki was formally founded: on 12th June, 1550.   The city is the largest in which modern European country?
Q5) Finally … 12th June, 1991, saw who elected as President of Russia?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Which Scandinavian country adopted its flag: on 11th June, 1748?
A1) Denmark.
Q2) The Flag is known as a Nordic … what?
A2) Cross.
Q3) Today is the Feast Day of Bartholomew the Apostle.   According to whom: the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England or Eastern Orthodox Churches?
A3) Eastern Orthodox.   (In Western Churches, the Feast of Saint Bartholomew is on 24th August.)
Q4) Christopher Cockerell’s best known invention was introduced to the public: on 11th June, 1959.   What WAS the invention?
A4) The Hover craft.
Q5) Finally … 11th June, 1509, saw Henry 8th marry his first wife.   Who was she?
Here’s a tune … 

And a thought …
“I’m not going to run out of disasters. Pick up the daily newspaper — which is my best source for crisis stories — and you’ll find 10 or 15 every day. People chase fire engines, flock to car crashes. They thrive on tragedy. It’s unfortunate, but in my case it’s fortunate. The bigger the tragedy, the bigger the audience.”
Irwin Allen, June 12, 1916 – November 2, 1991.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Enjoy the day‡.

*        Ghostbusters is worth a go, Olga: it’s not perfect, but IS entertaining!   And yes, you’re right: the two cassette formats are similar.   But who’s using cassettes?   (What got me?   Is that Amazon are selling a film on VHS: years after we’re all taken our VHS players to the tip!)

†        I know what you mean, Debbi!   Cash is ALWAYS hard to find!   (Glad you enjoyed the write,-up by the way.   Nice to see Alpha Centauri, at the end.   Apparently?   The woman voicing the part was the original Alpha …)

‡        Republica lead singer, Saffron, appear in the video: and did the vocals for the song, at live performances …


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Spoons
Q2) George V
Q3) The Berlin Wall
Q4) Finland
Q5) Boris Yeltsin
You're right, although sometimes people who buy old cars that still have them don't want to change them to keep up the look. I remember Chris Evans talking about getting a car with 8 track player and asking people to send him some and casettes for another old car and he got many of them... My mother still has a VCR although I don't think it works anymore but somehow they hook the tv through it...I keep thinking I should try to have a look but she needs a new TV so we might as well change it all...

Debbi said...

That is so cool about Alpha Centauri!

Cash is always nice. And Irwin Allen is right. There's no end to story content in the news!

1. spoons (another source said "spoons and forks")
2. George V
3. the Berlin Wall
4. Finland
5. Boris Yeltsin