Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 24th October, 2017

Right … I’m up at four, again.

Ready to head off to work for nine o’clock.

And I have to admit, I actually got an early night, last night.



I still managed to sneak in an episode of Star Trek: Discovery, last night.

I don’t know that the episode was as good as earlier ones: but, as the series so far, is incredibly good, its ‘not good,’ is on a par with other serials ‘very good.’


The villainous Kol makes an appearance.

And there’s a veiled Klingon called Dennas, lurking about.

I have to admit, I’m wanting to see more of this version of the Klingons, they’re very impressive.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in they 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) 24th October, 1929, marks the day the Wall Street Crash started.   It’s also known as Black what: Black Wednesday, Black Thursday or Black Friday?
Q2) 24th October, 2008, saw many of the world’s stock exchanges, experience their worst collapse ever.   The day’s known as Black what: Black Wednesday, Black Thursday or Black Friday?
Q3) Chartres Cathedral was consecrated: on 24th October, 1260.   The Cathedral’s in which European country?
Q4) Dennis Nilsen went on trial, for the murder of six men: on 24th October, 1983.   He’d been arrested: as result of flushing the remains of his victims, down what?
Q5) Finally … 24th October, 51 AD, saw the birth of Domitian: the last Roman Emperor of which dynasty?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 23rd October, 1972, saw the US end Operation Linebacker.   Operation Linebacker was a bombing campaign on where: North Vietnam, South Vietnam or North Korea?
Q2) 23rd October, 1739, saw the start of a war between Britain and Spain.   The war in question was the War of Jenkins’ what: ear, nose or throat?
A2) Ear.
Q3) The Second Battle of Philippi took place: on 23rd October, 42BC.   The Battle saw forces led by Mark Anthony and Octavian defeat an army lead by whom: Brutus, Nero or Gaius Marius?
A3) Brutus: or Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger, if you’re getting really Roman!   Mark Anthony was known as Marcus Antonius.   Octavian was born Gaius Octavius, anded up with the full name, Imperator Caesar Divi Filius Augustus: and is best remembered as Augustus, the first Roman Emperor.   Close friends and family called him ‘Mary.’
Q4) Protestors hit the streets of Hungary, on 23rd October, 1956.   Protesting at the country’s domination by whom: the USA, the USSR or the People’s Republic of China?
A4) The USSR.
Q5) Finally … 23rd November, 1940, saw the birth of Brazilian footballer, Edson Arantes do Nascimento.   He’s better known, how?
A5) Pelé.
Here’s a thought …
“We don’t want bores in the theatre. We don’t want standardized acting, standard actors with standard-shaped legs.   Acting needs everybody, cripples, dwarfs and people with noses so long.   Give us something that is different.”
Dame Sybil Thorndike, 24 October 1882 – 9 June 1976.
And a tune … 

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

Have a good day.

*        Oh, Amazon’s algorithms are easy, Olga.   The Pyramids, on the the other hand … ?   Apparently, aliens are involved, somewhere.

†      ‘Groovy’ … ?   Think that might just be in Maryland, Debbi^!   Last time I heard ‘groovy,’ was in the 1980s!   (On family holidays in Spain, funnily.)   Oh, did we mention Aunty Beeb’s announced the new cast members for Dr Who: you can read the piece, here‡.

‡        Don’t know if you’re a fan, Olga, but that’s worth a read, if you are.

^        I showed Jude a picture of one of the new Klingons, Debbi.   His reaction?   Was “Ohhhh.”   THINK he though it was scary … 


Mr Strict said...

1. Tuesday.
2. Friday.
3. France.
4. Lavatory.
5. Flavian dynasty.

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Black Thursday
Q2) Friday, although Wikipedia calls it Bloody and then there’s the confusion with the shopping black Friday, so although I know it was a Friday, I don’t know what they called it.
Q3) France
Q4) A toilet (they found remains on inside the drains)
Q5) Flavian
Thanks, Paul. If you are an author trying to work out how the book rankings work, believe me, Amazon's algorithm is anything but easy. Ask Debby?
One of my students mentioned Dr Who on the discussion forum (we were reading an article by Gaiman and she mentioned he had written a script for Dr Who. I heard the news on the radio but wasn't paying much attention.

Debbi said...

That is a bit daunting! :)

1. Black Friday
2. Bloody Friday (you have "Black", but it should be "Bloody"): http://www.marketwatch.com/story/indexes-fall-hard-on-bloody-friday?dist=TNMostRead
3. France
4. a lavatory or (I assume) a toilet
5. Flavian