Monday, 26 June 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 26-6-2017

I’m yawning, again!

And this time?

It’s for a serious reason.

Actually, now it isn’t.

It’s actually where I got home from work at 21:30pm.

Then went on to watch this week’s episode of Dr Who.

Can I be frank?

Episode 12, The Doctor Falls?

Had better be good.

As Episode 11, World Enough and Time?

Was bloody fantastic!


In other news?

In other news, my other favourite show — I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue — is back on, this week.

Today: on Radio 4, at 18:30.

If you’ve not heard it?

You’ve missed the best show that never made it to TV!


But let’s move, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, Debbi† and Trevor‡ putting in their answers: with all three 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 and video … 

Q1) 26th June, 4 AD, saw Augustus adopt the man who eventually replaced him as Roman Emperor.   Who was that replacement?
Q2) 26th June, 1407, saw Ulrich von Jungingen named as Grand Master of what: the Knights Templar, the Teutonic Knights or the Knights Hospitaller?
Q3) Bernadette Devlin was arrested: on 26th June, 1970.   The Mid-Ulster MP was arrested for her part in a series of what: riots, sex parties or weapon-deals?
Q4) 26th June, 2007, saw Pope Benedict 16th set up rules for electing a whom: king, president or Pope?
Q5) Finally … The US Supreme Court issued a ruling: on 26th June, 2015.   It ruled that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to what: marriage, children or divorce?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) Who was sentenced to death for the murder of his wife: on 25th June, 1953?
Q2) Prince’s most successful LP, Purple Rain, was released on 25th June, 1984.   What was the name of the band he recorded it with?
A2) The  Revolution.
Q3) Kim Campbell was named as Prime Minister: on 25th June, 1993.   Prime minister of where?
A3) Canada.
Q4) The Soviet Union started a blockade: on 24th June, 1948.   Of where?
A4) Berlin.
Q5) Finally … 25th June,  1903, saw the birth of writer, George Orwell.   It’s generally agreed he’s the first person to use which term: cyberspace, cold war or fake news?
A5) Cold war.
I’ll leave you a girl known for kitten tiaras … 

And a thought …
“There ain’t no damage going on now. MTV’s gone and spoiled everything.”
Mick Jones of The Clash, born 26 June 1955.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser

Have a good day: cat ears or otherwise.

*        Blimey, that sounds serious, Olga: what on Earth has happened, any idea?   And would trying to raise money on crowd funding sites like Kickstarter be of any help?   I’m wondering if something has gone wrong at the accountants … 

†        Actually, I’m still looking at that, Debbi.   I figure I’ve handed pout free quizzes here, over the years.   So, to add value — to make each quiz worth a fiver — I’d have to add a relevant link into the answers.   That’s taking a LOT of time!

‡        Morning, Trevor: nice to see you back on board!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Tiberius
Q2) The Teutonic Knights
Q3) riots
Q4) Pope
Q5) marriage
I'm wondering at Kickstarter myself, but I guess we would need to come up with a new project perhaps. The organising of the book fair was a bit of a disaster. We had counted on a lot of the money coming from food sales, but nobody turned up for that and we had contracted services that had to be paid no matter what. The book sales varied but most of those were for individual authors and left us no money. We had many problems because people who had agreed to do things overcharged or never did them and trying to find a last minute replacement is expensive. Well... Perhaps we should have called it off before but people lent money to the cooperative to keep going and the hope was the money from the event would pay it back, but these things, unless you are well known, are run at a loss or with official backing and we had none. Oh well...
Have a good week. ;)

Debbi said...

You can always ask for a bit more for extras. Fiverr seems to focus a lot on charging more for the extras. :)

1. Tiberius
2. the Teutonic Knights
3. riots
4. Pope
5. marriage

Doctor Who was amazing, wasn't it? Cybermen! The Master! Regeneration! Bill!!! Aghhh...! :)

trev-v said...

A1 Tiberius Claudius Nero

A2 The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (commonly called The Teutonic Knights)

A3 riots (Miss Devlin was convicted on three charges of incitement to riot and one of rioting. )

A4 Pope

A5 marriage