Friday, 30 June 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30-6-2017

Hmmm … 

I’m actually up … after slightly less sleep than usual.


Where I’ve has time off, and managed to catch some TV.

Series one of American Horror Story, so you know.

Fascinatingly grim stuff, I should add.

Hormonal teens, hormonal parents, hormonal 20-somethings, hormonal pensioners.

And that’s before you get to Jessica Lange’s accent!

Come to think of it?

That’s before you get to the living characters!


Oh, on a kind of a technology theme?

Did you ever hear about Britain’s best-selling computer?

You — like me — probably remember things like the ZX Spectrum: Britain’s best seller, at the time.

These day’s?

Britain’s best selling computer is the Raspberry Pi: originally designed as an educational tool, but also doing very well in embedded systems and control units in industry.

Well … ?

It’s won the MacRoberts Prize: Britain’s top engineering prize.

Well down, then!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* — all on her own — putting in her answers: scoring ten out of ten 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) 30th June, 1972, saw the very first what added to the clock: leap second, leap minute or leap hour?
Q2) Three cosmonauts were found dead in their capsule: on landing at Kazakhstan.   On landing on 30th June of which year?
Q3) The Congo became independent: on 30th June, 1960.   From which European country?
Q4) 30th June, 156 BC, saw the birth of Emperor Wu of China.   He was a member of which dynasty?
Q5) Finally … 30th June, 1908, saw the birth of Winston Graham.   His   Poldark novels were based where: Yorkshire, Lincolnshire or Cornwall?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The BBC officially opened Television Centre, its new HQ and studios.   On 29th June of which year of the 1960s?
A1) 1960.
Q2) BBC, in this context, stands for British Broadcasting … what?
A2) British Broadcasting Corporation.
Q3) The Centre’s in which part of the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham: Brook Green, Fulham or Shepard’s Bush?
A3) Shepard’s Bush.   (Why the bush was notable enough to have part of London named after it, no-one knows.   Answers on the back of a postcard to …)
Q4) Name either of the two nearest tube stations.
Q5) At its height, how many studios did Television Centre have: six, seven or eight?
A5) Eight.
Q6) Which studio was Match of the Day filmed in: Four, Five or Six?
A6) Five.
Q7) A famous children’s TV show — including a notorious episode with Lulu the elephant — was broadcast from Television Centre.   Which Children’s TV show?
Q8) Back in 1988, one program broadcast from the Centre was interrupted by gay rights protestors.   Which program?
Q9) The Horns of Nimon, The Claws of Axos and The War Games, were recorded at Television Centre.   They were all episodes of which series?
A9) Dr Who.
Q10) Finally … 1964, 2000 and 2003, all saw what happen at Television Centre: power cuts, strikes or bomb threats?
A10) Power cuts.   Indeed, the 1964 cut delayed BBC2’s first broadcasts.
I’ll leave you with a song … 

And a thought …
“Any novel that is good must have elements of suspense.”
Winston Graham, 30 June 1908 – 10 July 2003.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

¡Tenga un burn día!‡

*        They probably did, actually, Debbi.   I know baccarat’s used in the original novel of Casino Royale: but they changed it for the Daniel Craig film.   And please, Debbi!   I’ve a busy week, next week!   Oh, I’m listening to Stella McCartney, on Desert Island Discs, at the mo: she’s just played this† … 

†        What was that video about … ?

‡        Thanking you, Google Translate …


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Leap second
Q2) 1971
Q3) Belgium
Q4) Han
Q5) Cornwall
Buen día...
Have a great day!

Debbi said...

Hey, Paul! Hang in there. I'll do the same! :)

1. leap second
2. 1971
3. Belgium
4. Han
5. Cornwall