Sunday, 15 April 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15th April, 2018.

15th April, 2018.

Yes: it’s officially official … 

I’m having trouble with my hot water.

Normally, the boiler’s supposed to give hot water: regardless of whether the heating’s on.   It’s a combi boiler: I’m assuming that’s how they’re supposed to work, as that’s what’s mine’s done for the past decade.

At any rate … ?

Ever since the mandatory gas safety check, a few months ago … ?

The thing’s … only really given hot water when the heating’s been on.

Fair enough during winter.

But a little bit iffy, during a slowly heating up spring and summer.

Which is why, only a few minutes ago?   I paid a discrete visit to my landlord’s website.

To make use of their ‘Report a Repair’ page.


This is getting silly!


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring five out of five, and Debbi on four.

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

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

Q1) Serse had its premiere performance: on 15th April, 1738.   Who composed Serse?
Q2) The McDonald’s chain dates its opening: to 15th April, 1955.   When it’s first franchised branch was opened, where: Illinois, Indiana or Iowa?
Q3) Pol Pot died: on 15th April, 1998.   He’d been the dictator of which country?
Q4) The US launched Operation El Dorado Canyon: on 15th April, 1986.   It was a US bombing of targets in which North African country?
Q5) Finally … 15th April, 1890, saw the birth of inventor, Percy Shaw.   Famously, Shaw invented which road safety device?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 14th April is the feast day of Saint Bénézet.   He’s the patron saint of what: brick layers, bridge builders or carpenters?
Q2) He’s ALSO the patron saint of which French town?
A2) Avignon.   (Bridges … ?)
Q3) Yusufu Lule was named as president: on 14th April, 1979.   Of which African nation?
A3) Uganda.
Q4) 14th April is Dhivaehi Language Day: on the island nation it’s spoken on.   What IS that nation?
A4) The Maldives.   (It’s ALSO spoken on Minicoy island.)
Q5) Finally … 14th April, 1968, saw student protests end in violence, where: East Berlin, West Berlin or Paris?
A5) West Berlin.
Here’s a thought …
“My God is none other than the people. Only the popular masses are omniscient and omnipotent and almighty on earth. Therefore my lifetime motto is: ‘The people are my God.’”
Kim Il-sung, 15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        My pleasure, as ever, Olga.   I’m thinking either way we cut the Civil War, it’s one of the pivotal events leading into WW2.   I know I’ve picked up two impressions, over the years.   That the Spanish Civil War, and Japan’s invasion of Manchuria, were both big precursor events: one, the other or both, going differently, would’ve done something.   And that the bombing of Guernica was where the bombing of civilians was invented.   (81 years later … )

†        You’re not wrong, there, Debbi.   I think we’re not going to hear the last of this.   ‘It is what it is … ’?   When DID that phrase start cropping up, Debbi?   I’ve only been hearing it for a couple of years … At least there’s a tune about it …  (Sorry about Q4, yesterday: mind you, I think the Paris protests inspired, in part, the West Berlin ones.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) George Frideric (or Frederick or Friedich) Händel
Q2) The McDonald’s chain dates its opening: to 15th April, 1955. When it’s first franchised branch was opened, where: Illinois, Indiana or Iowa? Illinois. I watched the Founder, about Ray Kroc, recently and really enjoyed it (what a character!
Q3) Cambodia
Q4) Libya
Q5) The cat’s eye. He’s a legend in Halifax, where I worked for a while.
Great songs, Paul. I'm sure you must have checked, but my combi boiler had different settings, and one of them allowed for the hot water to work no matter if the heating was on or not, but there was another one that meant it would only work when the heating was on. There must be some fault with it, but if it works when the heating is on one can only hope it is not serious...(I had an electric shower that meant at least I could have a hot shower even if the boiler didn't work, but they are not allowed here.)

Debbi said...

Zappa! Bill loved Frank Zappa. :)

1. Handel
2. Illinois
3. Cambodia
4. Libya
5. the reflective eye or cat's eye