Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 2nd May 2018.

2nd May, 2018.

It’s officially official: a government official fro the Cayman Isles — being interviewed on the Today programme — has just called John Humphrys, Mr Humphrys … !

The man’s reputation as the political interviewing equivalent of Vito Genovese?   Is getting him a lot of … well … 

Manners … !

At any rate … ?

I’m up comparatively early, today.

I’ve a dentist appointment, today, and, as I’m walking?

Wanted to make sure I’m up early enough.

Here’s hoping the checkup finds nothing wrong … 


Oh, as a quick point?

It seems video blogger, Logan Paul, is giving up his series of daily posts.

I’m sort of sympathetic.   Just a regular written one is time consuming.

On the other hand, my first thought?

Was ‘The wimp!’


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Debbi scoring five out of five, and Olga 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) The world’s first commercial passenger jet plane made its maiden flight: on 2nd May, 1952.   That plane was a De Havilland … what … ?
Q2) Which cruise liner made its maiden voyage — to New York — on 2nd May, 1969?
Q3) Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize: on 2nd May, 1955.   For which play?
Q4) The FBI’s then most wanted man was killed in Pakistan: on 2nd May, 2011.   Who was he?
Q5) Finally … 2nd May, 1929, saw the birth of guitarist, Link Wray.   His hit, Rumble, is credited with making what popular: the humbucker pickup, the power chord or the Marshall amp?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 1st May is the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker: said to be Jesus’s legal … what?
A1) Father.
Q2) 1st May is ALSO May Day.   Traditionally, in England we dance around a maypole.   Or do what type of folk dancing … ?
Q3) If you’re marking Calan May on 1st May, you’re in which country of the UK?
A3) Wales.
Q4) The Great Exhibition was opened on 1st May, 1851: at the Crystal Palace.   Who performed the formal opening?
Q5) Finally … 1st May, 1945, saw the German government announce who was dead?
Here’s a thought …
“When you can’t compete on cost, compete on quality.”
James Dyson, born 2 May 1947.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        That’s always the thing that’s exhausting, Olga, isn’t it?   Getting the bulk in!   Everything after that’s fine tuning!

†        So, hang on, Debbi, you’ve not seen all of Forbidden Planet?   We’re going to have to do something about that … !   (The shop, back then, was in two different venues: one of which was eyepoppingly near some of London’s more … um … risqué … places!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Comet 1
Q2) Queen Elizabeth 2
Q3) Cat on a Hot Tin Room
Q4) Osama bin Laden
Q5) The power chord
I am not sure now if I had already posted this... Sorry if I have. It's been a bit of a day so far (plenty of phone calls and trying to coordinate timetables).

Debbi said...

Yes, thanks for that, Paul! It's funny to see Leslie Neilsen in a non-Frank Drebbin part. :)

1. Comet
2. the Queen Elizabeth 2, aka, the QE2
3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
4. Osama bin Laden
5. the power chord