Thursday, 31 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 31st May, 2018

31st May, 2018.

Yep: it’s Thursday … and boy, I want to do back to bed!

Something for later, maybe: as I’ve stuff I’d like to do!

Oh … and have To go to work … !

*Yawn* … 


Oh, as a quick thought?   I notice that there’s a remake of the old Atari games console being touted.

I wish them luck: I had a Spectrum, back in the day, so never used the Atari.

But, because I had a Spectrum?   I’m aware of the Vega+ remake.

Which has sunk.

I can only hope the Atari remake does a better job!


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 Copyright Act of 1790 was enacted: on 31st May, 1790.   It was which country’s first copyright act?
Q2) The Clock Tower at the Houses of Parliament started keeping time, on 31st May, 1859.   That tower is now called what?
Q3) The US Senate voted to stop bombing a country: on 31st May, 1973.   Which country?
Q4) Who left the Spice Girls on 31st May, 1998?
Q5) Which American poet was born on 31st May, 1819?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 30th May is the feast day of Saint Joan of Arc.   As well as being a patron saint of France, she patron saint of whom: soldiers, sailors or spies?
A1) Soldiers.
Q2) She’s also know as the Maid of … where?
A2) Orléans.   (She played a part in the Siege of Orléans)
Q3) She apparently received visions from assorted saints and archangels: telling her to support the King of France.   Who was that king?
Q4) More to the point, which Archangel featured in her visions: Uriel, Gabriel or Michael?
A4) Michael.
Q5) At the time, the king was the crown prince.   What was the French title for the crown prince?
A5) The Dauphin.
Q6) She was born in which year of the 14oos?
A6) 1412.
Q7) She was captured by Burgundian forces.   At a siege in which French commune: Angicourt, Beauvoir or Compiègne?
Q8) At her trial, she was charged with what: barratry, heresy or wanton behaviour in public?
A8) Heresy.
Q9) She was executed by burning on 30th May: of which year?
A9) 1431.
Q10) Finally … her life, and death, took part during which war?
Here’s a thought …
“On a series of apparently tiresome, flat sittings seeming to lead nowhere - one day something happens, the touches seem to ‘take’, the deaf canvas listens, your words flow and you have done something.”
Walter Sickert, 31 May 1860 – 22 January 1942.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        I seem to recall, Olga, he campaigned against fraudsters.   But obviously, I know about the Feejee Mermaid and Joyce Heth.   (Ye gods, Heth was STILL a slave at the time of her death!)   At ANY rate … ?   I’ve got the appointment lined up, Olga.   The sooner July gets here, the better!   (It’s raining in Spain?   Blast: I’ve got an ear worm … !)

†        That’s if it comes in, Debbi: here’s hoping!   (Personally?   I STILL wanted to see Canton Everett Delaware III back in.   The scripting helped, there: but casting Mark Shepard was a stroke of genius.   The guy sounds like an FBI agent: to me at least … !)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The United States
Q2) Big Ben
Q3) Which country? Cambodia
Q4) Geri Halliwell (a.k.a. Ginger Spice)
Q5) Walt Whitman
Keep me posted on the appointment. I love the song and the whole of My Fair Lady (although the song is not terribly accurate regarding rain in Spain. In Spanish, the song goes... La lluvia en Sevilla es una pura maravilla (The rain in Seville is truly marvellous. Of course, in Spanish it rhymes). Take care!

Debbi said...

Well, I'm looking forward to it in any case!

1. the US of A
2. Big Ben
3. Cambodia
4. Geri Halliwell (aka, Ginger Spice)
5. Walt Whitman