Saturday, 17 June 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17-6-2017

You know, in all the recent news?

In all the recent bad news, it’s oh-so-easy to overlook the sad news, it really is.

Adam West, the original TV Batman?

Died last week.

His death — the original Batman, and certainly the one I grew up with — has been marked in LA in possibly the only way it could.

With the Bat Signal.

RIP, Adam!


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 and answers.

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

Q1) The Third Estate turned into the National Assembly: on 17th June, 1789.   In which country?
Q2) The Sakura Maru docked in Tilbury: on 17th June, 1964.   The ship was a floating trade fair.   From where: China, Vietnam or Japan?
Q3) British forces saw heavy loses on 17th June, 1775: during the Battle of Bunker Hill.   The Battle took place during the American … what?
Q4) Which country declared itself independent: on 17th June, 1944?
Q5) Finally … 17th June, 1898, saw the birth of artist, M. C. Escher.   Which country was he from: The Netherlands, Germany or Belgium?
Her’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 16th June is the Feast day of Saint Aureus of Mainz.   Mainz is where: Germany, Austria or Poland?
A1) Germany.
Q2) During the Brexit referendum, Jo Cox, MP, was shot dead: on 16th June, 2016.   She was MP for which constituency?
Q3) Diana: Her True Story was published on 16th June, 1992.   Who wrote it?
Q4) Drummer, Ian Mosley, was born on 16th June, 1953.   He’s found fame as a session drummer: and a regular member of which band?
A4) Marillion.
Q5) Finally … 16th June, 1963, saw the launch of Vostok 6: along with the world’s first woman astronaut.   Who was she?
I’ll leave you with a song: co-written by birthday boy, Sammy Fain … 

And a thought …
“The result of the struggle between the thought and the ability to express it, between dream and reality, is seldom more than a compromise or an approximation.”
M. C. Escher, 17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972.

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

Have a good day.

*         Well … I’ll be honest, Olga, I think the Fire Brigade did do assessments: as the buildings  were built.   At least, on some of the estate: the regulations have changed over the years have changed over the years.   As have the regulatory bodies.   The impression I’ve picked up over the the years is the bodies responsible for fire safety have changed over the years.   When one end of our street was built, I believe Brentwood Council did the checks.   By the time the other end was done, the local Fire Brigade was!   What CAN I tell you?   Apart from pointing you at this piece I wrote, nearly seven years ago … (We have no sprinklers.   Not that I’m convinced they’d help … but … )

†        Wasn’t it just, Debbi?   Actually, we had a stall out, yesterday, in Brentwood High Street: they always have assorted animal sculptures, made from recycled electronic parts.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Just finished Olga's YA book with the character Pink. I loved it! Will be sure to review it in writing or video. :)

1. France
2. Japan
3. Revolution
4. Iceland
5. The Netherlands