Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 28-6-2017


He says, with all due respect to his readers!

I’m due an appointment, today.

From a gas engineer paid for by my landlord: who’s due to do a gas safety check on my boiler.

When I actually booked the visit?

I was convinced I had today off.

I actually double checked the rota, last night.


I’m working today.

Yes: I’ve bought the correct train tickets!

And, yes: I’m going to have to send a few emails.

I’m going to have trouble making this!


Oh, just as a final point?

Just as a final point, I note Britain’s launched its newest aircraft carrier: the HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Which I seem to recall saw a lot of arguments about budgets.

It’s also got another potential issue.

Apparently, there’s at least one computer on there that’s still running Windows XP: an operating system that Microsoft no longer issues security updates for.

I don’t think it’s going to cause problems.

But all it takes is one smartarse to do damage to that one last system … !


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring five out of five, and Debbi scoring four.

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 Greater Republic of Central America formed: on 28th June, 1895.   The Republic consisted of what’s now three modern nations.   Name one of those nations.
Q2) 37 people were killed in a gas explosion in a mine in Wales: on 28th June of which year of the 1960s?
Q3) Edward 4th was crowned as King of England: on 28th June, 1461.   Which Royal House was he a member of: York, Lancaster or Tudor?
Q4) On a similar theme?   Queen Victoria was crowned: on 28th June, 1838.   Who plays Victoria, in the 2016 ITV series, Victoria?
Q5) Finally … The treaty that formally ended the First World War was signed: on 28th June, 1919.   That treaty was the Treaty of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The crew of the Potemkin mutinied: on 27th June, 1905.   The battleship was part of which country’s navy?
A1) Russia’s.
Q2) 27th June, 1986, saw the International Court of Justice find the USA guilty of aiding armed rebels: in which country?
A2) Nicaragua.
Q3) 27th June, 1951, saw the birth of Ulf Anderssen.   He found fame, playing what?
A3) Chess.
Q4) 27th June, 1962, marks the birth of Michael Ball.   He found fame in the 1985 production of Les Misérable.   Which role did he play in that production?
A4) Marius.
Q5) The Coptic Church will be marking which Saint’s Feast Day, on 27th June?
I’ll leave you with a song … 

And a thought …
“If Shaw and Einstein couldn’t beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none.”
Mel Brooks, June 28, 1926.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a nice day.

*        Actually, that’s possibly a good way to go, Olga, given the circumstances.   But what do I know!   And you’re right.   I had one of the original ZX Spectrums: loading a game could … … take … … … time … … … … !   That’s if it loaded at all.   And that’s before you get into copy protection!

†        Cheers, Debbi!   I’m just wondering what the odds are: on either Chris Marshall or Tilda Swinton taking over the part!   You have to love the odd punt, don’t you?   (Yeah, I know it’s an American football term, over there: it means a bet, over here!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua
Q2) 1960
Q3) York
Q4) Jenna Coleman
Q5) Versailles
Thanks, Paul. You are right about the accountant matter to, as we've had some issues with the people doing the paperwork (and, of course, it never goes in our favour). Funnily enough, my mother's flat was also due a gas safety checkup (and they came as expected).

Angel Frmcanada said...

1. Honduras
2. 1960
3. York
4. Jenna Coleman
5. Versailles

Hopefully that computer is for personal use & not linked to their net. Many people have been switching over to Linux since Microsoft came out with Windows 10. Microsoft has become to way too nosy.

Debbi said...

Ah, that explains the term "punters"! Thank you! :-)

1. Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador
2. 1960
3. York
4. Jenna Coleman
5. Versailles