Saturday, 10 March 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 10th March, 2018.

10th February, 2018.

It’s true, though: at least I think so.

Radio 4 is possibly the most civilised thing to have on, at this time of the morning.

Right now?   Right nows it’s 5:58, and iPM is on in the background.   Complete with a story about a woman’s whose mother married … as a possible result of her extreme vascular dementia.

Which was and is … rather worrying, when you think about it.

After all … someone with that condition won‘t necessarily be capable of making an informed decision, especially in later stages.

What to do … ?

Well … if you think of any ideas, I know I’d be curious to hear them … !



I had to take the day, off ill, yesterday: the innards were playing up.

Frankly?   I couldn’t — here and now — tell you what I’d eaten: apart from the fact I think an iffy sausage roll was involved.

About the only upside?

Was simply that it let me catch the last two episode of Mr Robot.

Oh, well …


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga and Debbi putting in their answers: with both scoring nine out of ten.

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

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

Q1) In the USA, 10th March is Harriet Tubman Day.   Harriet famously campaigned against what?
Q2) 10th March, 1936, saw the birth of sports official, Sepp Blatter.   Blatter was the now banned former head of FIFA: the organisation that organised international what?
Q3) Sir Richard Sharples was shot: on 10th March, 1973.   Whilst serving as Governor of where?
Q4) President Park Geun-Hye’s impeachment was upheld: on 10th March, 2017.  President Park had been president of where?
Q5) Finally … Arnold Layne was released on 10th March, 1967.   It was the debut single by whom?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 9th March saw Barbie introduced to the world: at an International … what?
A1) International Toy Fair.
Q2) She was introduced in which year of the 1950s?
A2) 1959.
Q3) Barbie was based on Bild Lilli: a doll from which country?
A3) Germany.
Q4) Which toy company makes Barbie: Steiff, Mattel or Ideal?
A4) Mattel.
Q5) Barbie’s boyfriend is a certain Mr Carson.   What’s his first name?
A5) Ken.
Q6) The pair got back together in 2006: after splitting up in which year?
A6) 2004.   (Apparently, She got very friendly with a surfer called Blaine, in the interim.   No, really.)
Q7) Barbie’s makers have made a set of celebrity friends of Barbie.   Including ones — in 2005, in Europe — based on which girl band?
A7) Girls Aloud.
Q8) The first African-American member of the Barbie range was introduced in 1968.   What’s her name?
A8) Christie.
Q9) Which Middle Eastern country banned Barbie in 2003?
Q10) Finally … ?   June, 2001, saw the only serious rivals to Barbie introduced.   What’s the name of the range of dolls?
A10) Bratz.
Here’s a thought …
“I would not want to be a politician... Let me tell you this: If I was campaigning, and I go against my opponent and he started attacking my character, and I leap over the table and choke him unconscious, would that help my campaign?”
Chuck Norris, born 10th March, 1940.
And a tune … 

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

Have a good day.

*        The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat, or the Barbie Teaser, Olga?   I THINK I hit an nerve, with Barbie, I know that … !

†        Radio 4, again, Debbi: although I don’t know if it’ll be broadcast in the US!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Slavery
Q2) Football (or soccer for Debbi)
Q3) Bermuda
Q4) South Korea
Q5) Pink Floyd
I hope you are feeling better today. My friends should be back from their holidays this evening although it's likely that I won't go back home until Monday, to offer some feedback to the vet before I leave...

Debbi said...

Probably not, more's the pity. Is that still an expression people use? :)

1. slavery
2. soccer or football
3. Bermuda
4. South Korea
5. Pink Floyd