Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18th April, 2018

18th April, 2018.

Actually … I think I look like more of an early eighties scarecrow, than I did in the early 1980s.

Wouldn’t you know it.

And, in point of fact … ?

That’s poking up look?

Is all done without the aid of hair product.

Bleugh … 


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) 18th April, 1960, marked the end of the Aldermaston Ban the Bomb March.   The march finished when it reached which London Square?
Q2) 18th April, 1930, saw the BBC’s news service announce there was no what, that day?
Q3) The St Andrew’s Ambulance Association was chartered by Queen Victoria: on 18th April, 1899.   It provided — and still provides — ambulances to which country of the UK?
Q4) Joan of Arc was beatified on 18th April, 1909.   She patron saint of France … and whom: soldiers, sailors or rich men?
Q5) Finally … The Republic of Zimbabwe was officially created: on 18th April, 1980.   What was the country called, until then?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) During the US Civil War, which state voted to secede: on 17th April, 1861?
A1) Virginia.
Q2) Bernadette Devlin, Britain’s youngest female MP, was elected to office on 17th April, 1969.   What constituency was she returned to?
Q3) The Peak District was named as Britain’s first National Park: on 17th April, 1951.   Which country of the UK is it in?
A3) England.
Q4) Mir Akbar Khyber was assassinated on 17th April, 1978: during a coup.   He was a leading figure in which country?
Q5) Finally … the discovery of Kepler 186f — the first Earth sized planet in the habitable zone of another star — was announced on 17th April, 2014.   The star it’s orbiting, Kepler 186, is in which constellation?
A5) Cygnus.
Here’s a thought …
“No deeply-rooted tendency was ever extirpated by adverse argument. Not having originally been founded on argument, it cannot be destroyed by logic.”
Henry Lewes, 18 April 1817 – 30 November 1878.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        You’re right, Olga, it WAS 1861!   I’ll have to get my eyes checked!   And you’re right: some movies do drag on, don’t they … ?   Thelma certainly did … Mind you, that could’ve done with editing down, rather than anything else … 

†        Oh, you’re right, there, Debbi!   I really couldn’t comment on some films writing … But Thelma definitely needed a pair of scissors and some running shoes.   (I think The Third Man got the timing about right.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Trafalgar Square
Q2) No news
Q3) Scotland
Q4) Soldiers
Q5) Rhodesia
I haven't watched it. I hope they find a better solution rather than blocking the street. It's best not to tempt luck.

Debbi said...

The Third Man was made in a different era. They knew how to edit back then. Not to sound old or anything. I've seen many an impressive film more recently. :)

1. Trafalgar Square
2. news
3. Scotland
4. soldiers
5. Rhodesia