Thursday, 22 March 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22nd March, 2018

22rd March, 2018.

It’s true …

I seriously want to go back to bed.

But that’s possibly something I’ll have to doing later.

Despite what I may want … ?

Frankly, and if nothing else?

I’m under general doctor’s orders to get my harry rear out of the house: and try and get some exercise.

Not that I go far … but on the upside … ?   I get exercise, AND out of the house … !


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 March, 2018, is World Water Day.   It was first observed in which year?
Q2) 22nd March, 1906, saw the first game of what, between England and France: rugby league, rugby union or Australian rules football?
Q3) A woman known only as Miss B was granted the Right to Die: in a case on 22nd March of which year?
Q4) 22nd March, 2016, saw suicide bombers attack at an airport, and Metro station: in which European city?
Q5) Finally … which international body was formed on 22nd March, 1945: the European Union, the Arab League or the Commonwealth?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 21st March, 630 AD, saw the then Roman Emperor return a Christian relic to Jerusalem.   What WAS that relic: the Turin Shroud, the True Cross or the Hand of God?
A1) The True Cross.
Q2) 21st March, 1800, saw Pope Pius 7th crowned as Pope: with a temporary papal tiara.   A tiara made of what: plastic, wood or Papier-mâché.
Q3) NASA’s last Ranger probe — the Ranger 9 — was launched on 21st March, 1965.   Where was it heading?
A3) The moon.
Q4) 21st March, 1963, saw the UK government announce London’s Underground would soon be using automatic what: signals, trains or ticket machines?
A4) Trains.
Q5) Finally … ?   21st March is World Down Syndrome Day.   The condition is caused by an extra copy of which chromosome?
A5) Chromosome 21.   (Got to admit, I’m thinking, here of actress and activist, Jamie Brewer, who has the condition: and is an impressive watch, whenever she’s crops up in American Horror Story.)
Here’s a thought …
“Star Trek never really caught on with audiences, ran for three seasons, and was canceled. I wish I had taken notes at the time, because you people sure do have a lot of questions about it.”
William Shatner, born 22nd March, 1936.
And a tune … 

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

Have a good day: I’ll let Mr Shatner sing us out … 

*        I’ll have to keep an eye open on that one, Olga: Tipping Point, you say?   Right now, I’m getting towards the end of Children of Time: rather entertaining bit of SF, with a civilisation of sentient spiders.   (I’m wondering if the writer’s seen Planet of The Spiders.)   But, yeah: it’s strikes me the Analytica boss needed a course on being Media Savvy.   He’s been suspended …

†        Ah HA!   Debbi, it sounds like someone’s turning into Supergirl! :D   Hmmm … Not sure I like Safari’s take on AutoCorrect: it keeps inserting periods where I’d rather it didn’t!   Mind me making a geeky confession, here, Debbi?   I’m loving tabbed Finder windows!   Oh, and you can ⌥ click on the green gumdrop in the left hand corner … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1993
Q2) Rugby union
Q3) 2002
Q4) Brussels
Q5) The Arab League
You wouldn't believe it if you read it... Yes, it Tipping Point is the first in a series and I've enjoyed the second very much as well. I have a collection of stories to go on the series yet and looking forward to the last book... It is set in the UK and Terry Tyler writes very well (I must try and catch up on some of her other novels).

Robin said...

1. 1993
2. rugby union
3. 2002
4. Belgium
5. the Arab League

I'm not a huge fan of William Shatner, but I loved the videos you made! :)

Debbi said...

Those Shatner songs are hilarious! :)

1. 1993
2. rugby union
3. 2002
4. Brussels
5. the Arab League