Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 31-5-2016

Oh, now wouldn’t you know it?

I’m back at work, today: on an eight hour shift.

No problem there, although it’s at an awkward time.

On the other hand?

One of the first things I do of a morning, is have a quick look out of my window.

And … ?

It’s throwing it down!

The walk to work … is going to be damp!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring four 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) 31st May, 1859, saw the Clock at the Palace of Westminster start keeping time.   The Tower the clock is in, is called what?
Q2) 31st May, 1805, saw the start of the Battle of Diamond Rock: during the Napoleonic Wars.   Assaulted by Franco-Spanish forces, and occupied by the British, Diamond Rock is just south of a port on which Caribbean island?
Q3) 31st May is — in some Christian Churches — marks the Visitation of Mary: when the Virgin Mary is said to have visited her cousin, the mother of John The Baptist.   What was her cousin’s name?
Q4) Which Irish city was bombed: on 31st May, 1941?
Q5) Finally … 31st May, 1942, saw the Japanese Navy start attacking Sydney Harbour.   With what: small submarines, aircraft carriers or planes?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th May, 2013, saw same sex marriage banned: in which African nation?
A1) Nigeria.
Q2) NASA launched the Surveyor 1 probe, on 30th May, 1966.   The probe was the first US probe to land, where?
A2) The  Moon.
Q3) 30th May, 1934, saw the birth of general, cosmonaut and pilot, Alexsey Leonov.   He was the first person to do what: walk on the moon, do a spacewalk or orbit the Earth?
A3) Do a space walk.
Q4) President Zia Rahman was assassinated: on 30th May, 1981.   Where had he been president of?
Q5) Finally … 30th May, 1980, saw the birth of footballer, Steven Gerrard.   Having spent most of his career at Liverpool, he now plays for which US club?
A5) LA Galaxy.
Here’s a quote …
“I like films better than the theater because you have to spend so much energy projecting your voice from the stage in the sheer effort to be heard.”
Denholm Elliot, 31 May 1922 – 6 October 1992.
And here’s a tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        It’s ALWAYS the way, isn’t it, Debbi … ?   Still … I can only hope it’s sunny in Baltimore at the mo: we’ve got rain in Brentwood.


Debbi said...

I understand it's been quite rainy there! Hope things clear up soon.

1. the Elizabeth Tower, formerly known as the Clock Tower
2. Martinique
3. Elizabeth
4. Dublin
5. small submarines

Olga Nunez Miret said...

I hope you're well, Paul. My mother is in hospital. She had a heart attack and they've found a stenosis in a coronary artery but it seems it's a bit complicated to treat by catheterisation. I'm spending most of the day in hospital so not much time for anything else.
Be well.