Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 25-7-2017

Well, that was an exciting evening!

Well, ok, maybe not … !

I have to admit to getting home from work.

To a quick chicken sandwich, if you must know.

A chicken sandwich that got interrupted …by … 

A power cut!

One that affected not only everyone in the street …

But everyone in the CM14 postcode.

Which was weird: seeing the amount of blacked-out houses.

It didn’t last much more than twenty minutes.

But, BOY, you don’t half get to know the neighbours, when something like that happens!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring four out of five 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) 25th July, 2007, saw Pratibha Patil sworn in: as the first female president of where?
Q2) Engelbert Dolfuss assassinated by Nazi agents: on 25th July, 1934.   He was, at the time, Chancellor of which German speaking nation?
Q3) Mary 1st of England got married: on 25th July, 1554.   To whom?
Q4) Admiral Horatio Nelson lost 300 men — and his right arm — on 25th July, 1797.   At the Battle of Santa Cruz de … where: Tenerife, Torremolinos or Gran Canaria?
Q5) Finally … 25th July is the feast day of Saint James the Great.   The saint is patron saint of where: Spain, France or Portugal?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Which Apollo mission got home safely: on 24th July, 1969?
A1) Apollo 11.
Q2) Alexandre Dumas was born: on 24th July, 1802.   Which of his novels was a direct sequel to The Three Musketeers?
Q3) The first state to be re-admitted to the Union, after the Civil War, did so on 24th July, 1866.   Which state?
A3) Tennessee.
Q4) Sportsman, Fred Tate was born: on 24th July, 1867.   He famously played what: football, cricket or tiddly-winks?
A4) Cricket.
Q5) Finally … Which Loyalist paramilitary was freed: on 24th July, 2000?
Here’s a song … 

And a thought … 
“The people who are the most successful in life are not stopped by fear.”
Iman, born 25th July, 1955.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day!

*        Oh, cheers, Debbi!   If you can throw in a link to the blog, as well, I’ll be very happy!   :D   1996, you say?   Doesn’t surprise me: I don’t think MUCH of the BBC’s out gets an airing in the US!   Apparently, though, Are You Being Served went don’t well: its one gay character, Mr Humphries, went down a storm in San Franscisco’s gay community.   As for accents … ?   I think I’m like a lot of English people: I generally don’t have trouble with them.   Well … unless some one has a really strong Glaswegian† accent: that can be tough to follow.   (Robert Carlyle, Begbie in Trainspotting, is Glaswegian: as is Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez.   Their accents are quite mild, but I’d imagine if you get a pint or two in them … )

†        I get the same trouble with really strong Wearside/Tyneside accents‡: they can be really thick.

‡        I don’t think I’ve ever heard any: but, apparently, Appalachian and Cajun accents can be REALLY confusing.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) India
Q2) Austria
Q3) Philip II of Spain
Q4) Tenerife
Q5) Spain (Santiago, there)
I hope there are no more power problems, and I hope I'll be able to visit more often now. My mother is safely back in Barcelona (well, tomorrow she is off to Galicia, so there you are...)

Debbi said...

Oh, man, I love Trainspotting! Especially, Johnny Lee Miller. I always call him M's grandson. :)

1. India
2. Austria
3. Philip II
4. Tenerife
5. Spain