Monday, 25 June 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 25th June, 2018.

25th June, 2018

Yep, that’s right … I’ve got my laundry going in the background.


I worked yesterday: which is my usual laundry day.

So, right now?   I’ve got my pants on the go.

Which is possibly too much information, but there you go.


My only hope is that my pants are dry by the time I need them.


Something else I mentioned, over the weekend?

Was the Bombe: the device invented by Alan Turing, and used Bletchley Park to decode German Enigma traffic during World War Two.

The rotors on it?   Moved: while they were working out the start position of the rotors on the Enigmas, stopped when they’d got an answer … and ticked whilst working.   

They stopped ticking, they’d — metaphorically — exploded.

I’ve only seen one, once: on my last visit to the Museum, there.

According to this report?

The replica Bombe at Bletchley Park has now been moved, next door: to the National Museum of Computing.

I’d love to see it, there.


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) Wang Yuanlu discovered the Dunhuang Manuscripts, in caves near the town of Dunhuang: on 25th June, 1900.   Caves, town And manuscripts Are in — or from — which country?
Q2) The World Health Organisation released an estimate, on 25th June, 2017.   That Yemen had 200, 000 cases of what?
Q3) South Korea was invaded, on 25th June, 1950.   By whom?
Q4) Eric Arthur Blair was born: on 25th June, 1903.   How was Eric better known?
Q5) Finally … ?   25th Jane, 1925, saw the birth of actress, June Lockhart.   In which series did she play Dr. Maureen Robinson?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 24th June, 1622, saw Portuguese forces defeat the Dutch: in the Battle of Macau.   Macau is now in which country?
A1) China.
Q2) 24th June, 1995, saw the Rugby World final played: between New Zealand and South Africa.   It was played in which South African city?
Q3) The leader of the Democratic Ulster Unionists announced Northern Ireland was on the verge of Civil War: on 24th June, 1986.   Who was that leader?
Q4) Miguel López de Legazpi founded the capital of the Philippines: on 24th June, 1571.   What IS that capital?
A4) Manila.
Q5) Finally … Brian Johnston was born: on 24th June, 1912.   He was one of the best known commentators on which sport?
A5) Cricket.
Here’s a thought …
“Sometimes, on particularly good takes, I’m so moved that I stop ‘doing’ the scene and just watch in awe at the miracle of good acting. As I said earlier, that’s life up there. When it flows like that, that’s when I say ‘Print.’”
Sidney Lumet, June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        Fingers, toes and legs, by the sound of it, Olga.   It’s alway the way with any medical procedures, is it?   They’re all at the mercy of Sod’s Law!   (I can also refer you to Law 18 … )

†        So my about a hero who can turn into an aardvarks a non-starter, then Debbi?   Oh, well … !   It HAS to be said, though, I’m equally as confused by Cricket: Trevor’s your man there.   But the VERY basic?   You throw the ball at the stumps.   If you knock them over, the batman’s out.   (The batsman’s job is to run up and down between the stumps, BEFORE someone hits the stumps.   Or catches the ball.   Or the ball hits the boundary.   Or gets to Mornington Crescent … )


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) China
Q2) Cholera
Q3) North Korea
Q4) George Orwell
Q5) Lost in Space
At the moment his procedure is scheduled quite late in the afternoon, but my friend is trying to push it forward, especially considering this is the second operation already and we don't want any further delays.
Have a great day.

Debbi said...

Sounds even more complex than baseball! :)

1. China
2. cholera
3. North Korea
4. George Orwell
5. Lost in Space

I knew the last three without even searching for them. Wow! I know some stuff. :)

trev-v said...

In Cricket you bowl (not throw) a ball at the stumps of a batsman. It is only when the batsman has hit the ball in to the field that a ball can be throw by a fielder at the stumps.

A1 China

A2 cholera.

A3 North Korea backed by Red China.

A4 George Orwell

A5 Lost in Space.