Monday, 15 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15-8-2016

You know, I’m no fan of the Olympics.


But it is nice to know that the UK’s Olympic Team is doing well.

We’re second in the medals table: tied with China, and just behind the US.

Personally, though?

Personally, I had last night off.

And found Robot Wars far more entertaining: ESPECIALLY when Apollo flipped the house robots.

Who the hell expected that!!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting their answers in: with both scoring six out of six.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here it is, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) Tivoli Gardens opened: on 16th August, 1843.   The amusement park is in which country?
Q2) More to the point, Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest amusement park on Earth.   What’s the oldest?
Q3) At least 27 people died: on 27th August, 1998.   When a car bomb went off in which Northern Irish town?
Q4) Which country moved its clocks back by half an hour: on 15th August, 2015?
Q5) 15th August, 1970, saw Patricia Palinkas become the first woman to play professional what?
Q6) Finally … James Dresnok defected: on 15th August, 1962.   To where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and and answers …
Q1) 14th August, 2015, saw the US re-open its embassy: in which Caribbean nation?
A1) Cuba.
Q2) More to the point, the embassy is in that nation’s capital.   What’s the name of that capital?
A2) Havana.
Q3) The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act went into force: on 14th August, 1967.   What did it outlaw?
A3) Off-shore pirate radio stations.
Q4) The first Youth Olympic Games opened: on 14th August, 2010.   It was held in which city?
A4) Singapore.
Q5) France issued the first license plates: on 14th August, 1893.   Which European country was the second to issue license plates?
A5) Germany.
Q6) Finally … 14th August, 1966, saw the birth of the woman who won the Best Actress Oscar for 2002.   Who is she?
A6) Halle Berry.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I knew I was entering a clique. When we sat around talking that’s when you relaxed with them. We would rehearse in each other’s dressing room quite a bit, so that’s where we got intimate.”
Jim Dale, born 15th August, 1935, on his time as a member of the Carry On cast.
And this tune …

Enjoy your day …

*        It’s a handy piece of software, Olga: it’s about the one piece of software I will consistently install, whenever I get a new machine.   Well … that … and Pac the Man X.   Oh, and Hot Spot.   Ummm … … … … …

†        Piano?   You know, I think there’s a few pieces around for one-handed pianists, Debbi: although I don’t know if they’d be useful as rehab exercise … But whatever you decide, I hope it goes well!


Michelle Dunner said...

1. Denmark
2. Bakken, just north of Copenhagen.
3. Omagh bombing
4. North Korea
5. American football
6. North Korea

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Denmark
Q2) Bakken ("The Hill") at Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen, Denmark, opened in 1583
Q3) Omagh
Q4) North Korea
Q5) American football
Q6) North Korea

I think I've delayed my final (hopefully) corrections long enough. I hope to resurface at some point... Have a great week

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! Typing is also supposed to help.

1. Denmark
2. Dyrehavsbakken (that's a mouthful!)
3. Omagh
4. North Korea
5. American football
6. North Korea