Monday, 7 August 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 7-8-2017

Phew … 

That’s that long weekend over with!

I really will have to try and book some time off!

Either way?

Right at the moment, I have the morning off: as I’m heading into work, tonight.

All good: as my optician has finally got the parts in?

It means I can get my spectacles fixed!

To quote birthday boy, Stan Freberg?

Sh-boom, Sh-boom … !

~≈Ê≈~

Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Tim*, 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) Alsace Lorraine was annexed by Nazi Germany: on 7th August, of which year?
Q2) Cao Qin attempted to stage a coup: on 7th August, 1461.   In which country?
Q3) Lynne Cox became the first woman to swim from the US to the USSR: on 7th August, 1987.   She did so by swimming across which straits?
Q4) The US Mint introduced a new 1 cent piece: on 7th August, 1959.   The penny featured what on the reverse: a shield, the Lincoln Memorial or George Washington?
Q5) Finally … the Explorer 6 satellite was launch: on 7th August, 1959.   What was examining: the Moon, Earth or Venus?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Wilhelmina became the first ruling queen to address both Houses of the US congress: on 6th August, 1942.   Wilhelmina was queen of where: Spain, Germany or the Netherlands?
A1) The Netherlands.
Q2) 6th August is Independence Day: in which Caribbean nation?
A2) Jamaica.
Q3) 6th August is Independence Day: in which South American nation?
A3) Bolivia.
Q4) The Little Boy bomb was dropped, on 6th August, 1945.   Onto which Japanese city?
A4) Hiroshima.
Q5) Finally … which distinctly non-Italian American band played their farewell gig: on 6th August, 1996?
A5) The Ramones.   (Have a tune … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLlLtSG7xe4)
Here’s a song or three from the late Stan Freberg … 




And a thought from a noted comedian …
“You can imagine, armed with this philosophy , how full of myself I now became. Even when I hadn't had the secret of human history in my grasp I had been a mouthy little bastard in class. Now I was unstoppable.”
Alexei Sayle, born 7th August, 1952.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.



*        Morning, Tim: been a little while, hasn’t it … ?   (Neterlands?   OK, I know what you mean … )

†        Always a good idea, Olga.   An ex and I always used heard for Lakeside, when we had the chance: the shopping’s good, but crowded.   And as for the parking … !   And, yes, the commute could be easier: it’s not so much distance, as the fact there’s no direct train: I have to change halfway through. Miss one connection … (Good luck with that exam!)

‡        In a Gadda Da Vida^, you mean, Debbi?   I’ve got it on in the background, now you mention it.  It’s very Doorsy, I know that: sort of The End meets Roadhouse Blues!   (Was your relative the drummer?   It’s the fact he looks blond that’s got me asking … )

^        By contrast … 


3 comments:

Mr Strict said...

1. 1914
2. China
3. Bering Strait
4. Lincoln Memorial. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_(United_States_coin)#/media/File:2005_Penny_Rev_Unc_D.png
5> Earth

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1940
Q2) China
Q3) Bering
Q4) the Lincoln Memorial
Q5) Earth
Thanks and I hope you get the glasses back today (or soon). Oh, the exam is not for me. It's for the students. It is all automated, but they need a proctor and... well, I expect to get messages from them if things go wrong, although I don't have anything to do with the technical side of things. And with my friends here I won't have that much time to check. Hopefully, everything will be OK. Not sure when I'll be able to catch up. Have a great week. (Oh, I watched Train to Busan yesterday and really enjoyed it).

Debbi said...

Yes, that's the song! And it was Doug Ingle. He has brown hair--like mine, actually, without, um, help from a bottle! :)

Here's his Wikipedia entry! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Ingle

1. 1940
2. China
3. the Bering Strait
4. the Lincoln Memorial
5. Earth