Friday, 1 June 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 1-6-2018: World Milk Day

1st June, 2018.

Yes, it’s true: we were supposed to get thunderstorms, yesterday.

There was even an Amber weather warning.

An Orange Alert, if you will.

Enough of a fuss for me — despite the muggy and overcast heat — to wear a raincoat.

Sensible, yes?


Except it didn’t actually rain.

Not a drop.

Not here, in Brentwood: and not in Chelmsford, where I work.

Oh, we got mist … 

Just not the expected storms.

One of these days … ?

We’ll get accurate forecasts.


Just as a thought … ?

It seems the BBC* is going to be stream some matches from this years’s World Cup on its iPlayer Service.

For free, seemingly, and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

And in what’s call 4K, or UHD: in other words, at a resolution from 3840 × 2160, to 3840 × 2160, and using to High Dynamic Range colour.

I’m not a football fan.   But feel the implications of that?   Are going to be many-fold.

I don’t know if I could tell you all of them.

I think that if the BBC do this, then it will encourage 4K uptake in the UK: and help to lower prices of the relevant kit.

I’m ALSO thinking something else.

I’m an ex-barman: a fourteen year veteran of the trade.   

I’m a veteran aware football is popular enough to see many pubs pay good many for pay-per-view football channels.

I’m assuming, theses days?   That many pubs will ALSO be paying a small fortune for football matches through IPTV set ups.

The fact the BBC will be airing World Cup football, via IPTV, for free?

Is something I feel would be good for the industry: it’ll help lower costs, and reduce a pub’s need to use illegal streams from a fully loaded Kodi box.

Here’s hoping.


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) 1st June is the UN sanctioned World Milk Day.   What’s the world’s largest milk producer: China, India or Brazil?
Q2) Milk is usually produced by what: mammals, reptiles or fish?
Q3) 13% of milk in the UK is delivered by a milkman: driving a what?
Q4) Most milk is from which animal?
Q5) Russia, Canada and Sweden all produce milk from what: sheep, cattle or moose?
Q6) What can be rotary, herringbone or parallel?
Q7) Adding rennet to acidified milk, letting the resulting product coagulate, then separating off the solids, usually produces … what?
Q8) If you churn milk for long enough, you’ll get … what?
Q9) Who was the first openly gay man to be elected to a Californian public office?
Q10) And finally … the song, Milk, was on the 2004 album, Aha Shake Heatbrake.   Which band released Aha Shake Heatbrake?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The Copyright Act of 1790 was enacted: on 31st May, 1790.   It was which country’s first copyright act?
A1) The USA’s.
Q2) The Clock Tower at the Houses of Parliament started keeping time, on 31st May, 1859.   That tower is now called what?
A2) The Elizabeth Tower.
Q3) The US Senate voted to stop bombing a country: on 31st May, 1973.   Which country?
A3) Cambodia.
Q4) Who left the Spice Girls on 31st May, 1998?
A4) Geri Halliwell: Ginger, in other words.
Q5) Which American poet was born on 31st May, 1819?
Here’s a thought …
“The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.”
Michael Klaper.
And a song or three … 

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

Have a good day.

*        I’ve got Radio 4 on.   An academic has just mentioned China.   My brain?   Is now singing Eric Idle tunes at me.   (Fools and idiots with their fingers on the trigger … ?   Hmmm … )

†        Will do, Olga: soon as it comes up!   The NHS is a wonderful thing, but, boy, it can get held up!   (You know, I’ll have to look up the Spanish version, now!)

‡        Me, too, Debbi, me too!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) India
Q2) Mammals
Q3) A milk float
Q4) A cow
Q5) Moose
Q6) A milking shed or a milking parlour
Q7) cheese
Q8) butter
Q9) Harvey Milk
Q10) Kings of Leon
Well, we habemus new government! God knows what they'll be like, but after all the scandals it's worth trying. I hope you have a great day.

Debbi said...

Have you seen this! :)


1. India
2. mammals
3. a milk float
4. cows
5. moose (mooses? meese? :))
6. a milking parlor
7. cheese
8. butter
9. Harvey Milk
10. Kings of Leon