Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 26th June, 2018

26th June, 2018.

Oh, my word, I’ve got last night’s episode of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

And it has to be said, Caroline Quentin’s doing rather well for a first timer!

And as for what Samantha’s doing … !

Well … !


Can I make a (quick) confession?   And it’s not that often I talk about work.

I took a call on Sunday: for someone seeking temporary accommodation in Kensington and Chelsea, one of the clients my company takes out of hours calls for.

The man’s flat had burned down.

Two others in the building been affected by fire.

And police and the fire brigade were in attendance.

The block, I should should, was in a street called Appleford Road.

I though to myself, at the time?   That that would get a mention in the news.

Post Grenfell, a fire in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea would.

It did.

Going by this piece, the fire’s been noted by the BBC: was in Appleford Road, in Ladbroke Grove, in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Well, the fire had been noted … 

As had the fact that the police had — in one flat — found a body.

What got me immediately email work to key them know they might want to pass details of the call, and the recording of the call, to the police?

Was that the chap who phoned it in, said they flats had ‘exploded’ … 

And that there were rumours petrol was involved.


As far as I know … ?   Petrol’s never involved with fires, accidentally.

I have a feeling that fire was started deliberately.

And in order to hide evidence … 


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, Debbi† and Trevor‡ putting in their answers: with all three 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) 26th June is the UN sponsored International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.   What, according to a 2011 Business Pundit report, was the world’s most popular illegal drug?
Q2) 26th June saw the Queen, and President Eisenhower, open the Saint Lawrence Seaway.   The Seaway connected the Great Lakes to which ocean?
Q3) Ariana Grande was born: on 26th June, 1993.   What — in April 2018 — was her most recently released single?
Q4) 26th June, 2000, saw weapons inspectors inspectors weapons: weapons owned by whom?
Q5) Finally … ?   26th June, 1886, saw Henri Moissan isolate what: fluorine, chlorine or bromine?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

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?
A1) China.
Q2) The World Health Organisation released an estimate, on 25th June, 2017.   That Yemen had 200, 000 cases of what?
A2) Cholera.   (The Wikipedia entry for today doesn’t list this: I’ve looked for it, myself.)
Q3) South Korea was invaded, on 25th June, 1950.   By whom?
A3) North Korea.
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?
A5) Lost in Space.   (After three … one, two, three, “Danger, Danger, WILL ROBINSON … !”)
Here’s a thought …
“The last days of my childhood were also the last days of the village. I belonged to a generation which saw, by chance, the end of a thousand years’ life.”
Cider with Rosie, Laurie Lee, 26 June 1914 – 13 May 1997.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        It’s always the way, isn’t Olga?   The sooner something’s done, the better.   Wish them well for me.   (Oh, on OTHER fronts … ?   Did I mention I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue?   Rather good episode, this week … !)

†        Oh, I don’t know, Debbi: they both boil down to ‘Throw the ball at the chap with the stick: try and stop him running anywhere …’.  OK, that’s boiling them down a lot … but … (Oh, there’s a Wikipedia entry … )

‡        I think we’d guessed that bit, Trevor.   :D   As I recall, part of the difference between bowling — in cricket — and pitching in baseball, is the elbow action ….  (Oh, there’s a Wikipedia entry … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Interesting. I wonder if baseball's inventor was inspired by cricket. Hmmm ...! :)

1. cannabis
2. Atlantic Ocean
3. No Tears Left to Cry
4. Iraq
5. fluorine