Saturday, 23 June 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23rd June, 2018.

23rd June, 2018

Or, at least … I’ll fall asleep on the train …

Assuming it’s not been replaced by a bus.

Or been delayed.

Usually, the trains from Brentwood to Shenfield — that form the first part of my journey to work — aren’t delay that much.

At least, not by more than a minute or two.

On Monday, though?

We had half an hour’s wait.

Half a bloody hour.

This was compounded … 

By the fact delays, on yesterday’s trip.

A signalling failure.

In Ilford!

Yes, you’re right.

‘Bloody irritated’ isn’t the phrase!


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 23rd June, 1951, saw the christening and launch of the SS United States.   SS, in this case, stands for what?
Q2) 23rd June, 1972, saw Anthony Barber, the then chancellor, decide to float what: the pound, an idea or the EU butter mountain?
Q3) Who went on a tour of the conquered city of Paris: on 23rd June, 1940?
Q4) 23rd June, 47BC saw the birth of Ceasarion: king of Egypt.   Who Was his mother?
Q5) Finally … 23rd June, 2014, saw the last chemical weapons removed from which country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Many feel immigration to the UK started: on 22nd June.   When which ship arrived in the UK?
A1) The HMT Empire Windrush.
Q2) Which year was that arrival?
A2) 1948.
Q3) Many of the immigrants were from which Caribbean ‘J’?
A3) Jamaica.
Q4) The ship landed in which UK port?
A4) Tilbury.
Q5) Finally … those immigrants who stayed are known as the … what?
Here’s a thought …
“An old maxim says that a professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
Richard Bach, born June 23, 1936.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        Oh, that’s a shame: I was looking forward to that, Debbi!   At ANY rate … a time travel novel?   Sounds interesting … ! :D   You have to love a bootstrap paradox, don’t you … ?


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Steamship Screw (basically propelled using a propeller… but propeller only correct for planes)
Q2) The pound
Q3) Adolf Hitler
Q4) Cleopatra VII of Egypt
Q5) Syria
I hope everything is OK, Paul. Here a bit up and down. My friend's husband still waiting for his second operation that won't be until Monday. Let's hope that one sorts the problem. Catch up again soon.

Debbi said...

Don't worry! I haven't forgotten "Dead Ends". It's just on temporary hold. :)

1. Steamship
2. the pound
3. Hitler
4. Cleopatra VII
5. Syria

If no one buys it, maybe I'll produce it me-self ... er, myself! :)