Sunday, 22 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22nd October, 2017

Bleugh … 

I’m up, early.

Again.

The pleasures of a working world, eh … ?

Actually, that’s something … 

Yesterday, and today … ?

Yesterday and today, the rail replacement bus is back.

Just for the weekend, thankfully.

But still, long enough to be annoying!

I have to admit, the actual bus ride is nice.

But … ?

The train’s quicker!

There’s less traffic!

~≈Ê≈~

Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both 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) 22nd October is the festival of Jidai Matsuri, in one Japanese city.   Which Japanese city?
Q2) 22nd October, 2001, saw parts of Cambridgeshire and Essex put on what: flood, hurricane or hail alert?
Q3) 22nd October, 1978, saw who inaugurated as pope?
Q4) 22nd October, 1811, saw the birth of composer, Franz Liszt.   Which country was he from?
Q5) Finally … 22nd October, 1923, saw the birth of former paratrooper, Bert Trautman.   From 1949 to 1964, he was goalkeeper for whom: Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 21st October, 1994, saw the USA sign a nuclear arms deal with whom: the UK, North Korea or France?
A1) North Korea.
Q2) The late Carrie Fisher was born on 21st October, 1956: and died in 2016.   Her two last films are to be released in 2017.   Name either.
Q3) 21st October, 1929, saw the birth of writer, Ursula K. Le Guin.   Which of her novels won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for 1970?
Q4) 21st October, 1982, saw members elected to the Ulster Assembly: including Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness.   They were the first members of which party to be elected?
A4) Sinn Féin.
Q5) Finally … the Straits of Magellan were discovered: on 21st October, 1520.   The Strait separates South America from which archipelago?
A5) Tierra del Fuego.
Here’s a thought …
“You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.”
Timothy Leary, October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996.
And here’s some music … 


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

Have a good day!




*        I found that out, when I look at Lore’s Wikipedia entry, Olga‡.   It’s sparse: but it does help.   Mind you, IMDb’s a touch more detailed … 

†        I don’t know if it’s an Americanism, Debbi‡, but it’s certainly American English!   Oh, I can’t help but notice, Debbi, that thingy is in Merriam-Webster.   Just the one entry.   It’s got two entries in the OED … 

http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/200794?rskey=6FIF50&result=1&isAdvanced=false#eid

http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/200795?rskey=Hh0gHC&result=2&isAdvanced=false#eid

‡        Am I the only one who thinks Wikipedia’s user interface is great?   Black lettering on a white background is just simple.

2 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Kyoto
Q2) flood
Q3) Pope John Paul II
Q4) Hungary
Q5) Manchester City
I agree with you on the interface. I know people who keep changing their blogs, adding more and more things and making it almost impossible to read anything. I'm all for less is more. Sorry about the buses. At least on a weekend, it must be easier than it would be during the week.

Debbi said...

Reminds me of George's line in the movie "Help!" "It's a fiendish thingie!" One of the best George Harrison lines. Along with, "Nothing like Cagney." :)

1. Kyoto
2. flood
3. John Paul II
4. Hungary
5. Manchester City