Friday, 27 April 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27th April, 2018

27th April, 2018.


Yep … 

It’s official: Tetris on a tablet is … distracting!

Especially when you’re trying to beat someone else score!

It’s … 

Well … 

~≈§≈~

On other fronts … ?

It seems Rick Dickinson has died in the US: whilst having cancer treatment.

That’s sad: for those of us of a certain age.

Dickinson’s the man that designed the ZX80ZX81, and ZX Spectrum.

As such?

He’s part of the reason Britain spawned a generation of coders.

He’ll be missed.

~≈§≈~

That’s before we get to another piece of news.

President Trump is due to visit rhe UK in July of this year.

Can I take this chance to encourage chuck eggs at the silly idiot?

Or, at least, rotten tomatoes.

I’d rather he didn’t turn up, but if he MUST, I’d rather we dropped a hint … !

~≈§≈~

Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring ten 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) The first woman to be elected as Speaker of the House of Commons, was elected on 27th April, 1992.   Who was she?
Q2) Expo 67 opened on 27th April, 1967.   In which Canadian city?
Q3) Sierra Leone became independent of the UK: on 27th April, 1961.   Which continent is Sierra Leone on?
Q4) 27th April, 1944, saw the birth of weatherman, Michael Fish.   In which year did he famously say the UK wouldn’t see a hurricane?
Q5) Finally … 27th April, 1959, saw the birth of singer, Sheena Easton.   She came to public Attention in which TV show?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Guernica was bombed on 26th April.   Of which year?
A1) 1937.
Q2) During which war?
Q3) Town and bombing were in which part of Spain: the Basque, Navarre or La Rioja?
A3) The Basque.
Q4) It was carried out by airforces from Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.   The (then) German airforce was called what?
A4) The Luftwaffe: specifically, the Condor Legion.   The Legion led by Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen: cousin of Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, the Red Baron.
Q5) The Fascist Italian’s corp that took part was called what?
Q6) The Raid was ordered by the Spanish Nationalists.   Who is generally recognised as the Nationalist leader?
A6) General Francisco Franco: or Francisco Franco Bahamonde, if you prefer the full Spanish version.
Q7) The opposition to the Nationalist were known — in English — as what?
A7) The Republicans.
Q8) It’s generally accepted the day would have been a what: religious holiday, market day or memorial day?
A8) Market day.
Q9) The bombing is remembered as a terror bombing.   German forces claimed Guernica was bombed because it was a what: a communication centre, a depot or a naval base?
Q10) The bombing, and its victims, are commemorated in a famous painting: by whom?
A10) Pablo Ruiz Picasso.
Here’s a thought …
“Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rung the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way... well, if you’re watching, don’t worry, there isn’t!”
Michael Fish, born 27 April, 1944.
And a song …


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

Have a good day.




*        There’s hoping that goes with out a hitch, Olga.   Deliveries, hey … ?

†        I hope pointing the Accessibility options at you comes in useful, Debbi.   They’re still present in High Sierra.


2 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Betty Boothroyd
Q2) Montreal
Q3) Africa
Q4) 1987
Q5) The Big Time: Pop Singer
Well, so much for hoping! They phoned in the afternoon to tell me they would get here on Monday morning. That is after we had got rid of the table and my mother's bed. It seems they told me when they were leaving rather than when they'd get here. Idiots.
And today they were doing some repairs to my mother's apartment building and they managed to get the electricity cut off for quite a few hours. I hope I've got here in time...

Debbi said...

More than likely they will be. We'll see. I get by! :)

1. Betty Boothroyd
2. Montreal
3. Africa
4. 1987
5. The Big Time

And you did mean 10 out of 10, right? :)