Saturday, 2 July 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 2-7-2016

Thank GODS for that … 

I actually managed to get through a very long shift, yesterday — a total of nine and a half hours — without my guts kicking off!

Which surprised me, I know that much … !

The one thing that DIDN’T … ?

Was the fact I felt completely knackered at the end of it.

And definitely a bit … you know … 

Grouchy … !


At any rate, one piece of news caught my attention, yesterday.

We’ve got a charity sweepstakes on the go, at work.

Basically, if you pick the winning team at this years Euro2016 tournament?

You get a prize.

I don’t who’s going to win: I’m no kind of football fan.

I do know I’ve got Wales.

Who are doing rather well … 

Be nice if they got to the final … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring ten out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 2nd June, 1698, saw Thomas Savery patent the one of the earliest versions of what: automated loom, steam engine or radio?
Q2) 2nd July, 1900, saw the first flight of a Zeppelin.   The flight took place near which Lake: Lake Erie, Lake Constance or Lake Starnberg?
Q3) Spain ratified the Treaty of Tordesillas: on 2nd July, 1494.   This allowed parts of South America to be colonized by Spain: and the rest by WHICH country?
Q4) 2nd June, 1986, saw the birth of actress, Lindsey Lohan.   In which of her films did she co-star with a VW Beetle?
Q5) Finally … 2nd July, 1956, saw the birth of model, Jerry Hall.   Who did Jerry marry, this year?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Who was revealed to be the ‘Third Man’: on 1st July, 1963?
A1) Harold Philby: usually called Kim Philby.
Q2) The announcement was made by the then Lord Privy Seal.   Who was he?
Q3) The Third Man was part of a group of spies known as the Cambridge Spy Ring.   How many were originally identified: two, three or four?
A3) Four.
Q4) The Third Man went to WHICH Cambridge college?
A4) Trinity.
Q5) At first, only two of the spies were identified.   Name either.
Q6) The pair defected in 1951: to the country they’d been spying for.   Which country was it?
A6) Soviet Russia: the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, in other words, or the USSR, as it was also known.
Q7) The fourth member was identified: in 1979.   Who was he?
Q8) During World War Two, the Third Man worked for whom: MI5 or MI6?
A8) MI6.
Q9) The Third Man was usually known under a nickname: taken from the title of a book by whom?
Q10) Finally … the spy ring was usually called the Cambridge Four.   Who was accused of being the Fifth Man, in 1990?
A10) Former intelligence officer, John Cairncross.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I was very lucky, I was part of the post-war period when everything had to be redone.”
Pierre Cardin, 2 July 1922.
And, as today’s Pete Briquette’s birthday?   A song he co-wrote … 

Have a good day!

*        I’m just thankful I’ve got an Amazon wish-list, Olga: I’ve managed to add The Third Man to that.   (Rent and rip can be handy, if you’ve not got much in your iTunes account!)

†        Well, I know I’ve got it on my wish-list, Debbi.   Might just take me a while, before I get it, but it’s on there.   (Along with a halfway decent frock or two!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Steam engine
Q2) Lake Constance
Q3) Portugal
Q4) Herbie: Fully Loaded
Q5) Rupert Murdoch
I'm pleased to hear you felt better.

Debbi said...

Awesome, Paul! :) I'd be interested in your thoughts. The actor who played M is in it! :)

1. steam engine
2. Lake Constance
3. Portugal
4. Herbie: Fully Loaded
5. Rupert Murdoch