Sunday, 24 July 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 24-7-2016

Right … 

I’m officially back at work, today.

Over lunchtime.

Which is sort of nice.


That means I can — hopefully — catch the first episode of the rebooted Robot Wars: on at eight, on BBC 2.


It sounds even madder than the original: as there’s a POV camera on the House Robots!



But let’s 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 today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 24th July, 1951, saw the birth of actress, Lynda Carter.   Carter achieved fame in the 1970s TV version of Wonder Woman.   Who plays Wonder Woman in the 2016 film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?
Q2) 24th July, 1866, saw which US state re-admitted to the USA: in the post Civil War Reconstruction period?
Q3) The Treaty of Lausanne was signed on 24th July, 1923.   The treaty defined which country’s borders: Albania’s, Turkey’s or Yugoslavia’s?
Q4) 44 out of 47 prefectures — local government areas — in Japan went from analogue to digital what: radio signal, TV signal or phone signal?
Q5) Finally … which war memorial was unveiled: on 24th July, 1927?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Prince Andrew, the Duke of York got married: on 23rd July, 1986.   To whom?
A1) His now ex wife, Sarah Ferguson.
Q2) NASA announced the discovery of Kepler 452b: on 23rd July, 2015.   What is Kepler 452b: an Earth-like planet, a black-hole or a red giant?
A2) An Earth-like planet.
Q3) 23rd July, 1947, saw the birth of singer and actor, David Essex.   He had a hit with Oh, What a Circus: a song from which musical?
A3) Evita.
Q4) Guitarist Saul Hudson, was born on 23rd July, 1965.   He’s better known as whom?
A4) Slash.
Q5) Finally … 23rd July, 1862, saw Henry Halleck take charge of which of the warring armies in the US Civil War: Union or Confederate?
A5) Union.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Ours is the commencement of a flying age, and I am happy to have popped into existence at a period so interesting.”
Amelia Earhart, born July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937.
And this song …

Have a good day … !

*        Personally, Olga?   I’m convinced the world’s going mad.   Or possibly madder!   (Oh, just read the Guardian article you posted to Twitter, about copyright.   The Hargreaves Report — that the overturned law was built on — has been around for quite some time.   As I recall?   It took the UK’s lawmakers even longer to say that copying an LP on vinyl to a cassette — so you could play it in a Walkman — was OK.   Basically … it boils down to not having paid for the privilege.   Speaking as a     someone who’s an audience member, rather than a creative?   I don’t see why I should pay twice for an LP, if there’s a way of easily format shifting.   I think Debbi will gently remind us the law’s not just an ass, but also a snail.)

†        I probably wouldn’t, Debbi: I think I’ve seen a few things go past, on my ‘Recommended for You’ list!   Always amazes me what DOES crop up!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yeah. Odd stuff, huh?

1. Gal Godot
2. Tennessee
3. Turkey
4. TV signal
5. the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing