Thursday, 15 March 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15-3-2018: Maine Lining

15th March, 2018.

It’s true: I’ve made a major — or minor — screw up.

I’m due to have a CT scan, today: to check on the blood vessels going into my heart.

Me being the silly twit I am?   And the the kind of man who — like most of us — leaves things right until the last bloody minute?

Including reading the letter that tells me what I need to do, before I have the scan?

Yesterday?   Right at the last minute?   Just before going to work?

I re-read the letter … and realised I should have had a blood test, last week, to make sure my kidney function was ok enough to have the scan!

Whether that means the test can go ahead … ?

I’m blowed if I know.

I’m going to have to make a phone call …


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) 15th March saw Maine become the 23rd US state.   In which year of the 1820s?
Q2) What state had Maine been part of, until then?
Q3) What’s the capital of Maine?
Q4) Supposedly, the state is name after a former Province of which European country?
Q5) Name either of the two Canadian provinces on Maine’s northern border.
Q6) The state’s know as the what state?   (It’s also called Vacation Land.)
Q7) What’s the official state cat of Maine?
Q8) Which modern horror writer sets a lot of his books in Maine?   (Modern: H.P. Lovecraft doesn’t count!)
Q9) Which character in M*A*S*H was a resident of Maine?
Q10) Finally … ?   The Maine Mariners play what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 14th March, 1943, saw Nazi Germany destroy what: The Warsaw Ghetto, Krakow Ghetto or Stanislawów Ghetto?
A1) The Krakow Ghetto.
Q2) Prince Albert 2nd of Monaco was born: on 14th March, 1958.   Who was his mother?
A2) Princess Grace of Monaco: al known as Grace Kelly.
Q3) Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado saw it’s debut: on 14th March, 1885.   The Mikado’s set in a fictional town in which country?
A3) Japan.   (There’s a Yum Yum.   Look out for her … )
Q4) Jodrell Bank Observatory set a record on 14th March, 1960: in contact a satellite at the then huge distance of 407, 000 miles.   WHICH satellite?
A4) The Pioneer 5.
Q5) Finally … Director, Wolfgang Peterson was born: on 14th March, 1941.   In which of his films does Jürgen Prochnow play the captain of the U-96?
A5) Das Boot
Here’s a quote …
“I looked along the San Juan Islands and the coast of California, but I couldn’t find the palette of green, granite, and dark blue that you can only find in Maine.”
Parker Stevenson.
And a song … 

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

Have a good day.

*        That’s always the things, isn’t it, Olga?   Whoever came up with the phrase ‘fool-proof’ forgot there’s some really creative fools out there!   At ANY rate … ?   Prof. Hawking’s death is incredibly sad … his life as a miracle?   I’d say it’s that: just because we can explain it, scientifically, doesn’t mean it’s NOT!   If that makes sense?   (Got to admit, I’ve sent them ANOTHER email … remind me to dig up Jeff Bezos, again … )

†        Oh, I’d LOVE to have got it locally, Debbi.   Trouble is, Maplin’s, bless them, didn’t have a comparable one, with an external power lead … !   What’s a body to do … ?


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1820
Q2) Massachusetts
Q3) Augusta
Q4) (Not sure, some say France, but British scholars say a place in Dorset…)
Q5) New Brunswick and Quebec
Q6) The Pine Tree State
Q7) Maine Coon
Q8) Stephen King
Q9) Hawkeye Pierce
Q10) Ice hockey
Indeed. Bezos's email is, in case you need it. I hope the test goes ahead (they can do a blood test and get the results pretty quickly, but I am not sure if they would have access to the lab). It is easy to do when the test is far away. Fingers crossed!

Debbi said...

It's perplexing.

1. 1820
2. Massachusetts
3. Augusta
4. France
5. New Brunswick and Quebec
6. Pine Tree
7. the Maine Coon
8. Stephen King
9. Hawkeye Pierce
10. ice hockey