Sunday, 31 July 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 31-7-2016

Oh, now that’s TWICE, this week!

I’ve suffer from IBS, so you know: which isn’t serious.

But CAN be extremely painful.   To the point of incapacitation.

It hit, again, last night: whilst I was at work.

To the point where I got sent home: where I spent most of the evening writhing in agony or vomiting.

I was in pain: and grateful.   Although it does mean I lose money.

Understandably, the boss wasn’t happy about it.

I can’t say I blame him.

Would you be?

On a personal level, the only good to come of it?

Is I had a bit of good news, when I got home.

I’ll keep that under my hat, for now: but it was news that told me the world’s got it’s upsides.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw 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) 31st July, 1962, saw trouble at a rally organised by which fascist politician?
Q2) 31st July, 1970, was Black Tot Day: the day the UK’s Royal Navy issued its last rum ration.   The rum was usually turned into grog: by mixing it with what?
Q3) Which writer was — literally — pilloried, on 21st July, 1703?
Q4) Christchurch, in New Zealand, was chartered: on 31st July, 1856.   Is Christchurch on New Zealand’s North or South Island?
Q5) Finally … Georgia joined the United Nations: on 31st July, 1992.   Up until 1991, Georgia had been part of what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th July saw the founding — and the start of construction — of Baghdad.   In which year: 762 AD, 763 or 764?
A1) 762 AD.
Q2) What was the name of the man who founded Baghdad?
A2) Abu Ja'far Abdallah ibn Muhammad al-Mansur: commonly called al-Mansur.
Q3) He was an Abbasid what: Sultan, Emir or Caliph?
A3) Caliph.
Q4) Baghdad, itself, is on which river: the Thames, Mississippi or Tigris?
A4) The Tigris.
Q5) The city’s original core is called what: the Square, Round or Triangular, City?
A5) The Round City.
Q6) That core contained a famed library and academic centre: called the House of … what?
A6) House of Wisdom.
Q7) The city contains the al-Kādhimiya … what?
A7) The al-Kādhimiya Mosque.
Q8) Baghdad is twinned with the city of Beirut.   Where is Beirut?
A8) Lebanon.
Q9) Which Baghdad street is noted for the number of book-sellers?
A9) Mutanabbi Street.   (It’s named after famed Arabic poet, al-Mutanabbi.)
Q10) Finally … Baghdad is the capital of which modern republic?
A10) Iraq.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Rock n’ roll really belongs to all America. It really doesn’t belong to one city.”
Ahmet Ertegun, July 31 1923 – December 14, 2006.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your Sunday.

And if you can avoid flare ups, do!

*      Oh, it’s a bank holiday, tomorrow, Olga … I’m assuming the office your dealing with will be open … ?   (It’s a HELL of a trip, that museum: although I think Jude might be more impressed with the Natural History Museum.   After all, it’s got DINOSAURS!   And a huge WHALE!)

†        You’re right, Debbi, they could spot silly … !   Oh, and slightly suspect … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

You've really confused me, but no, tomorrow is not a Bank Holiday, only in Scotland and Northern Ireland, it seems. the Bank Holiday is on the 8th. I was confused already. I hope you're feeling better now but sorry yesterday was a bad day (from Friday things have been up in the air here too).
Sorry, I got too confused for the quiz...

Nik Nak said...

Actually, Olga, I’ve gone and confused myself!

I could’ve SWORN tomorrow’s a bank holiday … but according to the government’s own site … ?

It’s at the END of August!!

Debbi said...

No worries, Paul! I can barely keep track of which year it is, let alone which day! :)

Time just flies by! :)

1. Oswald Mosley
2. water
3. Daniel Defoe
4. South Island
5. the Soviet Union