Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15-6-2016

Right … 

I’m officially up … 

And, with a day off ahead of me?

Thinking, with a certain amount of anticipation, that I’m going to go back to bed!

Yes, you’ve guessed it: I’ve been up, late, watching The Strain, again!

On the OTHER hand … ?

On the other hand, I might not: I’ve got the three last episodes to get through, tonight … !


But let’s get a 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 todays questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 15th June, 1844, saw Charles Goodyear receive the patent for vulcanization.   Vulcanization is the process of strengthening rubber.   By adding what: chlorine, sulphur or carbon?
Q2) New Hampshire ratified the 12th Amendment to the US Constitution: on 15th June, 1804.   The Amendment provides the process for electing whom: the US President, the Attorney General or the Secretary of State?
Q3) Pope Leo 10th issued the bull, Exsurge Domine.   Which famous monk did the bull threaten to excommunicate?
Q4) Representatives from many countries formed the Imperial Cricket Council: on 16th June, 1909.   At which cricket ground?
Q5) Finally … Who went on trial on 15th June, 1970: for the murder of Sharon Tate, and others?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Henry the Lion founded Munich: on 14th June, 1158.   Munich is on the banks of which river: the Rot, Isar or  Vils?
A1) The Isar.
Q2) Congress adopted the US Flag: on 14th June, 1777.   How many stars are on the current version?
A2) 50.   (One for each US state)
Q3) Across the world, 14th June, 1972, saw whom threaten to strike: nurses, pilots or policemen?
A3) Pilots.
Q4) 14th June, 1966, saw the Vatican abolish its Index of Banned … what: contraceptives, languages or books?
A4) Books.
Q5) Finally … Harriet Beecher Stowe was born: on 14th June, 1811.   Beecher Stowe campaigned against what: abortion, slavery or alcohol?
A5) Slavery.   (Well … she campaigned for its abolition, let’s put it that way.)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Responsible statesmen have only one choice — to do everything possible to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.”
Yuri Andropov, 15 June 1914 – 9 February 1984.
And, today marks the birth of Slade frontman, Noddy Holder?   These …

Have a good day.

*        Actually, no: I think I was watching some of the earlier episodes, Olga!   And I’m going to have to sit down with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, it’s one of the most influential books ever written in English!

†        One that’s VERY appreciated, Debbi! :D   (Actually?   I’d love to know if I could do the same thing with anything else: I know you can turn presentations into Flash movies, with Open Office.   I’ll probably have to tinker!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

If you discover anything interesting, feel free to share! Maybe we could do a joint international webinar! :) Now there's a thought!

1. sulphur
2. the US President
3. Martin Luther
4. Lord's
5. Charles Manson