Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 1-6-2016

Oh, I hate that … !

I had to go off ill from work, yesterday: with my guts grinding like a poorly set of gears.

I HATE that when that happens.

I don’t like the idea of taking time off with a physical problem, however much that’s affecting my productivity.

I’ve a doctor’s appointment, next week.   And have an idea of what set my stomach off, last night.

Even so, I really don’t like taking time off.

Despite the fact my guts are affecting my productivity, I don’t like not earning money.   I don’t like not earning my own keep … 

I don’t like not being part of a team, making whatever contribution I can.

And REALLY hate letting the side down.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process: the morning also saw Olga† letting us know her mother’s health is looking serious.

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

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

Q1) BOAC flight 777 was shot down over the Bay of Biscay: on 1st June, 1943.   Which noted actor was on that flight?
Q2) 1st June, 1974, saw an explosion at a chemical plant in Flixborough.   Plant and village are in which English county: North Lincolnshire, South Lincolnshire or West Mersea?
Q3) Ion Antonescu was executed on 1st June, 1946.   He’d been the Fascist leader of which European country?
Q4) Cable News Network started broadcasting on 1st June, 1980.   What is Cable News Network usually called?
Q5) Finally … Journal, Emergency Medicine, outlined the Heimlich Maneuver for the first time: on 1st June, 1974.   Who — in 2016 — has famously performed the maneuver?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 31st May, 1859, saw the Clock at the Palace of Westminster start keeping time.   The Tower the clock is in, is called what?
A1) The Elizabeth Tower.   Famously, the Tower’s been referred to as Big Ben for years: although, strictly speaking, Big Ben is the clock tower’s biggest bell.
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?
A3) Elizabeth.
Q4) Which Irish city was bombed: on 31st May, 1941?
A4) Dublin.
Q5) Finally … 31st May, 1942, saw the Japanese Navy start attacking Sydney Harbour.   With what: small submarines, aircraft carriers or planes?
I’ll leave you with this tune‡ …

And this thought …
“A nation’s ability to fight a modern war is as good as its technological ability.”
Sir Frank Whittle, 1 June 1907 – 9 August 1996.
Have a good day.

*        Rainy, Debbi, was not the word: I think we’re after ‘bucketing down.’   Or possibly swamping.   It cleared up later … but stayed overcast.   The various Inuit tribes are said to have fifty words for ‘snow.’   I think that, in England, we don’t don’t.   We’ve got a lot of different terms for drizzle …

†        Olga, I’ll be keeping by fingers crossed for you both!

‡        Tom Robinson’s done some class tunes, in his time: I THINK War Baby is possibly his best.


Debbi said...

Sounds very much like Portland, OR. :)

1. Leslie Howard
2. North Lincolnshire
3. Romania
4. CNN
5. Henry Heimlich

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Thanks, Paul. I hope they find what's wrong soon for you. My mother is in the cardiology ward. They have to do some more tests today to decide if she needs surgery. Take lots of care.