Saturday, 12 August 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 12-8-2017


I’m going to have to sign up for Instagram … !

I’ve been on lie for a few years now: and think I’m getting some attention from people.

At least, for my YouTube channel.

This one, in particular, has had a lot of views.

Don’t ask about the Mandela Effect!   It’s starting to annoy me!

At ANY rate … ?

I’m thinking I should join Instagram.

JUST so I can find bloody idiots leaving comment on the Teaser videos, asking me to follow them on Instagram … 


Honestly, Comment Spam!


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring six out of six 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) Which country was banned from attending the Olympic Games: on 12th August, 1964?
Q2) The IBM PC was originally released: on 12th August, 1981.   Did that original PC run a version of the Windows operating system?
Q3) Douglas Croskery was shot by Iraqi soldiers: on 12th August, 1990.   Whilst trying to flee which occupied country?
Q4) A strike started on 12th August, 1994: by one group of American sportsmen.   A group of sportsmen that played what: American Football, Baseball or ice hockey?
Q5) Finally … Wing Commander Guy Gibson was born on 12th August, 1918.   The Victoria Cross winner led 617 Squadron during its best known raid.   As a result of that raid?   The Squad was known as the what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers: again, covered by the  Creative Commons License

Q1) Dacia became a Roman province: on 11th August, 106 AD.   Roman Dacia now part of where: Romania, Bulgaria or Serbia?
A1) Romania.
Q2) More to the point, what’s the capital of that modern country?
A2) Bucharest.
Q3) The last eclipse of the century took place: on 11th August, 1999.   The total eclipse was only visible from where in England: Somerset, Gloucestershire or Cornwall?
A3) Cornwall.
Q4) Zola Budd APPARENTLY tripped Mary Decker: at a race in the 1984 Olympics.   Those Olympics were held in which US city?
Q5) Captain Francis Light established a British colony: on 11th August, 1786.   That colony is now which Malaysian state?
A5) Penang.
Q6) Finally … 11th August, 1897, saw the birth of which children’s writer?
A6) Enid Blyton.   (Prog rock band, The Enid, were named after the Ents in Lord of the Rings: at least, I think so …)
Here’s a song or two: co-written by keyboard player, and Charlie Chaplin/Adolf Hitler look-alike, Ron Mael …

And here’s a thought …
“My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.”
Mark Knopfler, born 12 August 1949.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        You’re right, Debbi, it was 1786: those damn late nights, again!   And congratulations on the podcast: I hate fielding a phone call when I’ve got a cold, so I know how you feel!   (I don’t know if Trump’s THAT stupid, Debbi: there’s some bloody clever idiots, out there!   )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Well, he's certainly tweet-happy! :)

And please join Instagram. I'm on there and it's fun! Rick's there, too.

No pressure. Just give it a whirl and see how you like it.

1. South Africa
2. No
3. Kuwait
4. Baseball (we were at a game in Baltimore when the players literally walked off the field in mid-inning!)
5. the Dam Busters raid and "The Dambusters"