Thursday, 28 July 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 28-7-2016

Well, that was quick … !

I — very occasionally — order stuff from Amazon.

And WAS expecting a pair of trousers to turn up: any day between today, and Monday.

Nice and quick, in other words!

About the only problem, and one I’ve just reported?

Is that the tradesman entrance button — the one the postman would use to gain entry to the building — seems to be … 

Well, I would say defective.   I’ll settle, instead, for saying it does’t work.

Here’s hoping it gets fixed, soon.

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

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

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

Q1) 28th July is World Hepatitis Day.   Hepatitis is a condition of which organ?
Q2) An earthquake hit the Chinese city of Tangshan.   On the 28th July of which year?
Q3) 28th July, 2015, saw the death of cricketer, Clive Rice.   Which international side had he played for: England, South Africa or the West Indies?
Q4) 28th July, 1915, saw the USA started its occupation of which island nation?
Q5) Finally … 28th July, 1935, saw the first official flight of the Boeing B17 Flying Fortress.   What kind of military plane was the B17: a bomber, fighter plane or troop transport?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The Royal Charter that founded the Bank of England, was issued on 27th July: of which year of the 1690s?
A1) 1694.
Q2) 27th July, 1929, saw the 1929 version of the Geneva Convention signed.   What did it regulate, during a war: chemical weapons, prisoners of war or nuclear weapons?
Q3) 27th July, 1955, saw the end of Allied Occupation of where: Austria, Hungary or Germany?
A3) Austria.
Q4) Ken Barlow married Deirdre Langton: on 27th July, 1981.   The characters’ wedding boosted the ratings: of which British soap?
Q5) Finally … 27th July, 1930, saw the birth of politician, Shirley Williams.   Since receiving a Damehood, in 1993, she’s been Dame Williams of where?
A5) Crosby.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“But this I durst promise the Undertaker, that he will find all the great Motions of the World to be influenced by this Principle, and that the true understanding thereof will be the true perfection of Astronomy.”
Attempt to Prove the Motion of the Earth, by Robert Hooke, 28 July 1635 – 3 March 1703.
And this song … 

Have a nice day.

*        I’ll put that on my ‘Watch Later’ list, Debbi: I can plonk you on TV, that way!   (There’s a YouTube app for the AppleTV, in other words.)   Good luck with the new splint!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Liver
Q2) 1976
Q3) South Africa
Q4) Haiti
Q5) A bomber
I hope you have a good day. I've been in conversations for the last couple of days (well, as soon as I landed, really) about the possibility of taking up a three months job involving writing and translating (that hopefully I should be able to do remotely as it's based in London and I have to go back to Spain in September) but it would involve spending some time initially in London. Well, if it comes to happen (there are a lots of ifs involved) I might be busy for the next couple of weeks so we shall see...I'll try and keep you posted

Angel Frmcanada said...

1. Liver
2. 1976
3. South Africa
4. Haiti
5. Bomber

Loved the video posted today. The chorus on the video is the same melody as what Huckleberry Hound used to sing. It was also whistled by the character J. Frank Parnell (played by Fox Harris) in the movie Repo Man.

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! Seems to be working well, in small amounts. :)

1. the liver
2. 1976
3. South Africa
4. Haiti
5. a bomber