Thursday, 7 July 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 7-7-2016

Oh … 

That’s … 

Well, that’s sort of a shame!

I’m not  a football fan: as I’m sure you realise.

But I’ve had half an eye on this year’s European Championship: as I managed to bag Wales in the works sweepstake.


They lost to Portugal in last night’s semi-finals.

For me, personally?   I’m not too worried: EITHER way, I’ve managed to put a couple of quid in the works charity pot, in taking part in the sweepstakes.

But I have to say this … OK … 

Wales lost.

But in reaching the semis?   Have done a LOT better than many earlier Welsh national side, putting in a very good performance in reaching them.

And have done a lot better than England or Northern Ireland, the other two home nations in this year’s tournament.

Well done, Wales!

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both 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) 7th July, 2006, saw the death of singer, and guitarist, Syd Barrett.   Which British band had he been a founder member of?
Q2) 76 years earlier, 7th July, 1930, saw the death or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.   Which of his characters featured in The Lost World?
Q3) Sliced bread was first sold: on 7th July, 1928.   That sliced loaf was advertised as the greatest thing since what?
Q4) 7th July, 1953, saw who start a journey through parts of South America?
Q5) Finally … 7th July, 1954, saw the first radio play of, That’s All Right.   Whose version of the song: Arthur Crudup’s, Elvis Presley’s or Carl Perkin’s … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Richard 3rd was crowned as King of England: on 6th July, 1483.   His remains were found, in a Leicester car-park: in which year?
A1) 2012.
Q2) The first transatlantic crossing by an airship was completed by the R34: on 6th July, 1919.   Which country’s air-force was the ship part of: the USA’s, the UK’s or Canada’s?
A2) The UK’s.   (Originally,   the R34 and its sister ship, the R33, were commissioned for the Royal Naval Air Service.)
Q3) The USA’s oldest published weekly magazine was first released on 6th July, 1865.   What’s it called?
A3) The Nation.
Q4) The Piper Alpha oil rig burst into flames: at approximately 22:30, on 6th July, 1988.   The rig was in which sea?
A4) The North Sea.
Q5) Finally … 6th July, 1937, saw the start of the Battle of Brunete: during which country’s Civil War?
A5) Spain’s.
I’ll leave you with a thought from a well known Doctor …
“There’s nothing more alarming than coming home and finding a Yeti sitting on your loo in Tooting Bec.”
Jon Pertwee, 7 July 1919 – 20 May 1996.

And this tune from Kaci Brown … 

Enjoy you day.

*        Thanks, Olga!   (I’ve got the lot crossed: eyes, fingers, ears … )

†        I’m just as bad, Debbi!   (Oh, if you have a few quid to spend on Web of Fear, the second Yeti story?   It’s worth a go!)


Debbi said...

Wow! Okay. Although I'm mighty short of dosh these days! :)

1. Pink Floyd
2. Professor Challenger
3. bread was wrapped
4. Che Guevara
5. Elvis Presley's

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Pink Floyd
Q2) There are a few: Professor Challenger seems to be the one most people think about.
Q3) Since bread was wrapped
Q4) Ernesto (Che) Guevara
Q5) Elvis Presley
Keep us posted!