Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 1-8-2017


I’ve broken my glasses!

Well … 

The right arm’s come off!

Which is awkward: considering it happened at work!

It’s — sort of — OK: the blessed things actually balance quite well on my nose, and on the remaining arm.

But, as you can imagine?

I’m going to the optician’s … 


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict*, Olga† and Debbi‡ 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) The thirty-eighth state to be admitted to the USA, joined on 1st August, 1876.   What WAS that state?
Q2) More to the point, what’s that state’s capital?
Q3) Dahomey declared itself independent: on 1st August, 1960.   From where?
Q4) Dahomey is now called what?
Q5) MTV started broadcasting: on 1st of August of which year?
Q6) The first black artists to appear on MTV, appeared on MTV’s first day: and were members of which British band?
Q7) 1st August, 10 BC, saw the birth of which Roman Emperor?
Q8) Who preceded that Emperor, as Emperor?
Q9) Herman Melville was born on 1st August, 1819.   His first novel was published in London, in 1846.   What was it called?
Q10) Finally … which Formula 1 driver suffered an almost fatal crash at the Nuburgring Gran Prix: on 1st August, 1976.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 31st July, 2012, saw Michael Phelps officially become the winner of the most Olympic Golds won at one Games.   What was his sport: swimming, dressage or football?
A1) Swimming.
Q2) The Ranger 7 probe transmitted photos back from its target: on 31st July, 1964.   What WAS it’s target?
A2) The Moon.
Q3) The Weimar Constitution was adopted: on 31st July, 1919.   By which country?
A3) Germany.
Q4) Fidel Castro delegated his presidential powers his brother, Raúl: on 31st July, 2006.   Both were president of where?
A4) Cuba.
Q5) Finally … 31st July, saw saw a gas explosion in the city of Kaohsiung kill at least twenty people.   Explosion and city are where: China, Taiwan or Cambodia?
A5) Taiwan.
I’ll leave you with a song … 

And a thought …
“Giving up is something a Lauda doesn’t do.”
Niki Lauda, born 1st August. 1949.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s teaser.

Have a good day!

*        Morning, Mr S: good to have you on board … 

†        The “Who Killed Laura Palmer” question was hitting the UK, too, Olga.   I think we got less sense than the Llama in THAT scene!   As for Jennifer?   I’ve not seen Boxing Helena: but have seen Chained.   And it struck me Jennifer’s got her taste for the offbeat from her dad!   Calling it grand guignol, with a twist would be … an understatement …

‡        That’s near enough what Faye was saying, Debbi.   I’m going To have to sit down with it, I know that much … once I’ve got through The Man In The High Castle, and Game of Thrones^!

^        Looks like HBO’s been hacked: and had the script for next week’s episode filched.   The group that did it said it’s “… the greatest leak of the cyber space era, ever.”   Can someone tell them it’s only a TV show!?   (One and a half terabytes?   I’ve more than that, in me movie collection!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Colorado
Q2) Denver
Q3) France
Q4) Benin
Q5) 1981
Q6) The Specials
Q7) Claudius (Yes, loved the series)
Q8) Caligula
Q9) Typee (It’s a pretty good book and did quite well at the time. Mind you, I’m a Melville fan).
Q10) Niki Lauda
Intriguing... I hope you sort your glasses. I have new ones and it's taking me longer than expected to get used to them. (First, they were trying to squeeze my head. Now at least that's not a problem...)

Debbi said...

You should see Twin Peaks, but be warned. There's one episode in particular you might want to fast forward through. Liberally! :)

But I'm still hooked!

1. Colorado
2. Denver
3. France
4. the Republic of Benin
5. 1981
6. The Specials
7. Claudius
8. Caligula
9. Typee
10. Niki Lauda