Friday, 12 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 12-8-2016

Bleugh … 

And it’s bee a while since I’ve said that … !

But, right at the moment … ?

Right at the moment, I’m as tired as … 

Well, maybe not ‘as possible.’

But definitely feeling my age: after catching Batman: The Killing Joke, last night.

I might just have a nap, at some point.

Along side tell you Batman: The Killing Joke is an interesting watch … but that the original graphic novel’s a lot better … 

But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 12th August is usually called the ‘Glorious 12th:’ and marks the traditional start of the hunting season.   Which bird is being hunted?
Q2) Isaac Singer was granted a patent for his sewing machine: on 12th August of which year?
Q3) The UN adopted Security Council Resolution 29: on 12th August, 1947.   Two countries were recommended for membership, as a result.   Name one of them.
Q4) A communications satellite, Echo 1A, was successfully launched on 12th August, 1960.   By whom?
Q5) The last surviving quagga died in captivity: on 12th August, 1883.   Studies have shown the Quagga is a type of what: aardvark, mole-rat or zebra?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The Weimar Republic adopted its Constitution: on 11th August, 1919.   The Republic was the interwar version of which country?
A1) Germany.
Q2) It’s unofficial name was the Weimar Republic.   It’s official name was … what?
A2) The German Reich: or Deutsches Reich if you prefer it in German.
Q3) Two men were jailed, on 11th August, 2000: after starting a brawl on a plane bound for Jamaica.   These types of event are usually know as cases of air … what?
A3) Rage.   You can read more about air rage, here.   (Speaking personally: I’ve gently escorted enough drunken idiots out of pubs to recognized drunken idiots.)
Q4) Which baseball player hit his five-hundredth home run: on 11th August, 1929.
A4) It’s HIM, again: Babe Ruth.
Q5) A steam engine formally pulled its last train, on British Rail: on 11th August of which year?
A5) 1968.   (Good GOD!   Wikipedia has entries on the ‘BR Sandwich’ and the ‘wrong kind of snow.’   I’m impressed.)
Q6) Finally … Chad declared itself independent: on 11th August, 1960.   What’s Chad’s capital city?
A6) N’Djamena.   (I think it’s pronounced na-JA-mi-na … but don’t quote me on that.)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“We need intelligence services to fight against terrorism, but they have to respect the principles of good relationships between allies and protect personal, confidential data.”
François Hollande, born 12 August 1954.
And, as it’s Mark Knopfler’s birthday?

This tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        I don’t think we did, Debbi: I know it’s the first time I’ve heard of it!  Anne Francis, eh … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Love the Rocky Horror Picture Show! :)

1. grouse
2. 1851
3. Yemen and Pakistan
5. zebra

I never noticed the Anne Francis and Forbidden Planet mention before!

Leslie Nielsen was in that one, too. Playing a serious part ... or as serious as you can get in a B sci-fi flick! :)