Friday, 8 July 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 8-7-2016

Right … 

I’m feeling … slightly … 

Well, slightly rushed, this morning.

Although, frankly?   I’ve not actually helped myself: getting distracted by some of Facebook’s sillier games, first thing in the morning!

The reason I’m felling rushed … ?

Is simply that it’s Friday.

Payday, in other words.

I want to make sure I can pay my bills, before I start work.

It’s a twelve until nine shift: so I won’t necessarily get a chance, afterwards.

It’s all fun … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* and Olga† 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) 8th July, 1965, saw Great Train Robber, Ronnie Biggs, escape.   From which prison?
Q2) The USS Jeanette departed: on 8th July, 1879.   On an ill-fated voyage to where?
Q3) The Wall Street Journal was first published on 8th July, 1889.   What kind of news does it cover: business, political or entertainment?
Q4) 8th July, 1853, saw a US Navy squad led by Commodore Perry, arrive at Edo Bay.   Bay — and squad — were in which country?
Q5) Finally … 8th July, 1908, saw the birth of Nelson Rockefeller.   He was Vice-President of the USA … when who was President?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th July, 2006, saw the death of singer, and guitarist, Syd Barrett.   Which British band had he been a founder member of?
A1) Pink Floyd.
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?
A3) Wrapped bread!
Q4) 7th July, 1953, saw who start a journey through parts of South America?
A4) Ernesto Che Guevara.
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 … ?
A5) Elvis Presley’s.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I won’t eat anything that has intelligent life, but I’d gladly eat a network executive or a politician.”
Marty Feldman, 8 July 1934 – 2 December 1982.
And this tune … 

Have a nice day … 

*        Debbi, you never know what’ll turn up in your email.   Once someone gets a chance to send things!

†        I will, Olga!   (Oh, I’ve ANOTHER interview, next week.   Hopefully?   More will turn up, too.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Wandsworth Prison
Q2) The North Pole
Q3) Business
Q4) Japan (Edo is the old name for Tokyo)
Q5) Gerald Ford
Things are moving then! Good luck!

Debbi said...

Oh my gosh! I'll be on the lookout! :)

1. Wandsworth Prison
2. the Arctic
3. business (although I do know a crime fiction author who writes for their music section -- really!)
4. Japan
5. Gerald Ford