Sunday, 3 December 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 3rd December 2017


I’m up late … !   I forgot to put my alarm on, last night … !

I got up at eight instead of seven … !

I hate doing that.   Especially on a day off: when I have to go shopping … !

Remind me not to to kick myself.

I’d probably miss!


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) 3rd December, 1973, saw the Pioneer 10 probe broadcast photos to Earth: of which planet: Jupiter, Mars or Saturn?
Q2) A moon of that planet was discovered: on 3rd December, 1904.   What was that moon called?
Q3) 3rd December, 1994, saw the original release of the first PlayStation console.   Which company makes the PlayStation?
Q4) The first Supreme Leader of Iran was named: on 3rd December, 1979.   Who was he?
Q5) Finally … 3rd December, 2014, saw the launch of the Hayabusa 2 probe: and due to reach the 162173 Ryugu asteroid by 2018.   Which country’s space agency launched the probe?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 2nd December, 1697, saw the consecration of Saint Paul’s Cathedral.   Is Saint Paul’s the fourth, fifth or sixth cathedral?
A1) Fifth.
Q2) 2nd December, 1999, saw the UK government devolve power: to the body that governed which of the UK’s home nations?
Q3) Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain formed a new country: on 2nd December, 1971.   Which new country?
A3) The United Arab Emirates, or .
Q4) 2nd December, 1825, saw the birth of Pedro 2nd.   Pedro was the 2nd, and last, Emperor of where?
A4) Brazil.   (Cue the music … )
Q5) Finally … Charles Dickens gave his first public reading in the USA, on 2nd December, 1867: in the Tremont Temple.   Temple and reading were in  which Massachusetts city?
A5) Boston.
Here’s a thought …
“You don’t need to hire a dog therapist, you just need to wake up at 7 am and open the fucking door!”
Ozzy Osbourne, born 3 December 1948.
And, as it’s Nino Rota’s birthday?

Some of the most menacing film music going … 

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

Have a good day!

*        Oh, I like Xmas shopping, Olga: especially when it’s on Amazon.   Trekking around Sainsbury’s, though … !   (Remind me to tell you about Amazon’s delivery drivers, though …)

†        Well, yeah, there’s always that, Debbi … !   (THINK I caught news he’s due to make an official visit, rather than a state one: hopefully, protests will happen …)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Another funny day, Paul. Hesitated where to go because of the weather and in the end ended up involved in a pile-up with the car just about to enter a garden centre. We are all in one piece and the damage to the car is not major, but these days they don't repair anything, they only seem to get a new part, and I now don't know if they will get everything ready before we have to leave to Barcelona. We were supposed to be going to Wales next week but it won't happen now. Well...Sorry, between one thing and the other my brain not much good at the moment. Perhaps tomorrow...

Debbi said...

Hopefully, he'll be impeached! And soon! :)

1. Jupiter
2. Himalia
3. Sony Interactive Entertainment
4. Ruhollah Khomeini
5. Japan