Sunday, 5 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 5-6-2016: World Environment Day

Oh, my daaaaaays … !

He says … !

I happily work for a living.   Which … is fun, I have to say.

Well … not fun.

But certainly worth doing.

Then you occasionally get days like today.

When you get … an early morning staff meeting.

OK, they can be good, as well: you — or at least I — get to meet staff members I don’t usually work with.

On the other hand?

I wish they weren’t so bloody early … !

Ye gods … !


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 day also saw Olga† filling us in on what’s happening.

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

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

Q1) 5th June is World Environment Day: run by an arm of the United Nations.   The day was first marked when: 1973, 1974 or 1975?
Q2) The day is organised by the UNEP: or United Nations Environment … what?
Q3) The host nation for 2016 is in Africa.   What IS that host nation: Angola, Burundi or Chad?
Q4) This year’s World Environment Day focuses on the illegal trade in what: drugs, wildlife or arms?
Q5) The rise in global temperature that we are responsible for, is usually called global what: warming, warning or working?
Q6) Climatic Change is what: man made, natural or both?
Q7) Tide gauge measurements are used to check the rise of what: CO₂, the sea or mountains?
Q8) La Niña and El Niño are caused by temperature variations, where: the Atlantic, Pacific or Indian Ocean?
Q9) Water vapour, CO₂ and Methane are known as what gases?
Q10) Finally … if you’re a politician interest in preserving the ecology, you’re what colour?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th June, 1794, saw British troops capture Port-au-Prince.   Port-au-Prince is the capital of which island nation?
A1) Haiti
Q2) Henry Ford completed and tested his first automobile — the Ford Quadricycle — on 4th June.   Of 4th June of which year of the 1890s?
A2) 1896
Q3) 4th June, 1411, saw Charles 4th of France grant permission to Roquefort-sur-Soulzon: to make and age Roquefort cheese.   The cheese is made from milk from which animal: sheep, cows or pigs?
A3) Sheep
Q4) Which US state passed the first minimum wage law: on 4th June, 1912?
A4) Massachusetts
Q5) Finally … the maiden flight of the Falcon 9 rocket took place: on 4th June, 2010.   Which company launched it?
A5) SpaceX.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.”
John Muir.
And these two songs: as they seem appropriate …

Have a good day.

*        Looks like that’s the official one, there, Debbi!   I’ll have a flick through, later.   And I think ‘sad’ doesn’t even start!

†        Sounds like you’re stuck between a rock and a couple of hard places, there, Olga!   I’m thinking of you: here’s hoping it goes well!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Thanks, Paul. I hope tomorrow we'll get some idea of when they're going to do the procedure. Do take care.

Debbi said...

Happy World Environment Day!

1. 1974
2. Programme
3. Angola
4. wildlife
5. warming
6. both
7. the sea
8. Pacific
9. greenhouse
10. green