Thursday, 19 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19th October, 2017

Bugger … !

If you’ll excuse the phrase.

I’ve had another arm fall of my spectacles!

Yes, I know what you’re going to say, you’re going to say I should’ve gone to Specsavers.

I know.

It’s where I went to get the blessed things fixed, the last time they broke!


Which, of course, didn’t stop me watching the last few episodes of House of Cards fifth season, last night.

Nor did it stop me treating myself to song music by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Which was a very interesting first: for me, anyway.

Interesting: especially if, like me, you grew up on the theme tune to Dr Who

And fascinating to hear … 


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring five out of five, and Debbi on four.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 19th October, 1965, saw the death of US sportsman, Bart King.   What did he play: American Football, volleyball or cricket?
Q2) 19th October, 2004, saw the kidnapping of aid worker, Margaret Hassan.   Whilst she was working in which country?
Q3) 19th October is the feast day of Saint Aaron.   He’s a saint to which church: the Roman Catholic Church, the Lutherans or the Coptic Church?
Q4) 19th October, 1219, saw the death of King John of England.   Who succeeded him as King: Henry 3rd, 4th or 5th?
Q5) Finally … 19th October, 1931, saw the birth of John le Carré.   What’s the name of the most recent Le Carré novel?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 18th October, 320 AD, saw Pappus of Alexandria spot what: a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse or a Transition of Venus?
Q2) The Burning of Falmouth took place: on 18th October, 1775.   During what: the American Revolution, the Second Opium War or the War of Jenkins’ Ear?
Q3) Erich Honecker stepped down: on 18th October, 1989.   As leader of where: East Germany, West Germany, Austria or Lichtenstein?
Q4) The first transistor radio was announced: on 18th October, 1954.   How many transistors did it have: two, three or four?
A4) Four.
Q5) Finally … The USSR received plans form a spy: on 18th October, 1945.   For what: a better mouse trap, a plutonium bomb or the Saturn 5 rocket?
A5) A plutonium bomb.
Here’s a thought from the spy writer …
“Every writer wants to be believed. But every writer knows he is spurious; every fiction writer would rather be credible than authentic.”
John le Carré, born 19th October, 1931.
And a tune … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser … 

Enjoy your day!

*        I’m going to have to keep my eyes open for it, Olga!   Actually, talking of wartime history?   My mum and her brother headed for Tyne Cot, recently: the Commonwealth war graves in Belgium.   My great-father’s buried there.   Well … commemorated.   He’s one of the missing …

†        You have to love retro tech, some times, Debbi!   And this from the man who had one of the original ZX Spectrums.   (They’re probably worth a fortune on the collectors market!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Cricket
Q2) Iraq
Q3) Coptic Church (My friend Iman, from Alexandria, belongs to that church)
Q4) 1216 it seems Henry III
Q5) A Legacy of Spies
It must have been very emotional for them. I think you might need new glasses or new opticians!

trev-v said...

Please double check your dates and then I may think of answering your quiz when there is only 5 questions.

There are 2 date error in this set of Questions. King John died in 1216 not 1219.

The American cricketer was born on 19 Oct 1873 and died 17 Oct 1965.

Debbi said...

It is cool. I still have my record collection! And vinyl has come back in style! :)

1. cricket
2. Iraq
3. Roman Catholic Church
4. Henry 3rd
5. A Legacy of Spies