Friday, 8 June 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 8th June, 2018.

8th June, 2018

Oh … yeah … it’s Friday … !

And, yes: I’m looking forward to my next day off, Sunday.

Frankly?   Catching up with sleep will be good, as would … well … all sorts of things.


Actually … ?

Not being a mussel would be .

I’ve got Radio 4’s Today program on in the background: as ever.

In amongst the daily updates on Brexit, other stuff about Brexit, and the Cabinet’s feuds — triggered by Brexit — there’s been a report …

That all mussels bought in shops are contaminated by seaborne micro-plastic waste.

That’s … 

Well, frankly?   I’ve never really been one for shellfish.

The effect we’re having — on our own diets — is one more reason for me to not try it.


Oh … 

One more thing … 

You’ve realised that I’m not a football fan.   But am a technology watching ex-barman.

One who’s noticed that Amazon have bought the rights to screen various English Premier League football matches from 2019.

I’m THINKING that could have a big impact on the pub trade.

As — if I’ve understood things correctly, and depending on the price structure — all a pub; would need would be a Fire stick, and an Amazon Prime subscription.

Which, from what I could see?   Are a LOT cheaper than the prices Sky and BT charge pubs.


If the hospitality industry can move fast on this — in negotiating those prices — it could save itself a fortune on costs.

And stop pubs getting done from buying fully loaded kodi boxes.


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) 8th June is World Oceans Day.   What’s the world’s largest ocean?
Q2) Francesca Capaldi was born on 8th June, 2004.   She appears as Chloe James in which Disney Channel series?
Q3) Which George Orwell novel was first published: on 8th June, 1949?
Q4) Margaret Bondfield was named Minister for Labour on 8th June, 1929.   She was the first female member of which country’s Cabinet?
Q5) Finally … ?   The Prophet, Muhammed, died on 8th June, 632.   In which city … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 7th June was — in the Roman Empire — the festival of Ludi Piscatorii.   It was a holiday for whom: bakers, fishermen or tree surgeons?
A1) Fishermen.
Q2) 7th June is also the feast day of Colmán of Dromore.   Where Was he from: England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales?
A2) Ireland.
Q3) 7th June, 1868, marks the birth of architect and designed, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.   The Mackintosh designed Lighthouse, in Glasgow, was the former office of which newspaper?
A3) The Glasgow Herald.
Q4) 7th June, 1977, saw the Queen start the celebrations that marked her Silver Jubilee.   How many years on the throne did this mark?
A4) 25.
Q5) Finally … Mexico City was captured on 7th June, 1863.   By forces from which European country?
A5) France.
Here’s a thought …
“Immunity corrupts; absolute immunity corrupts absolutely.”
John W. Campbell, June 8, 1910 – July 11, 1971.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        Glad to help, Olga: I hope Nancy’s effect goes down as well!   Quite what the song means, I’ve never managed to figure … !

†        Ice hockey, you mean, Debbi?   you know, we don’t get much of it, over here!   (Don’t know if you read the bits about Amazon buying up the rights to English football matches … but I suspect they’ll be doing something similar in the US.   That’s going to be a game changer, I think.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The Pacific
Q2) Dog with a Blog
Q3) Nineteen Eighty-Four
Q4) The United Kingdom
Q5) Medina
Thanks. No, I have no idea either, although recently, in the underground in Barcelona witnessed a great rendition of These Boots Are Made for Walking, live, with a fair amount of jumping around and all. I am sure Amazon has plenty of cards up its sleeves...

Debbi said...

Uh, yeah. I keep wondering when the anti-trust people are going to step in and say, "Enough! You can't own everything!" :)

1. the Pacific
2. Dog with a Blog
3. Nineteen Eighty-Four, aka, 1984
4. the UK
5. Medina