Monday, 29 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 29-8-2016

Right … 

It’s Monday.

The day after too 10½ hour shifts.

And the day of another shift: although, thankfully, it’s a 4½ hour shift, over lunch.

Which I’m grateful for: it means I can get home , and get an early night.

After I’ve seen last night’s Robot War.

No spoilers, now: I still haven’t seen it, and I want to be surprised.


Oh, there was an up side to last night’s long shift.

Back in February, the Brentwood Gazette, bless them, ran a Saint Valentine’s Day piece: a who’s caught your eye piece.

Apparently?   Apparently, a ‘short, dark haired chap, with a husky voice’ short changed someone: who’d asked for extra gravy.

But?   ‘As you’re cute, I’ll let you off.’

Turns out Gravy Girl’s a persistent regular customer: called Terri.

Who’s not too bad, herself, actually.

If she’s back in, at some point?

Remind me to slip her my number.   I can probably take her for a coffee, and see if we can work out who that was.   ;)

But let’s move on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, Angel† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three 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) 29th August, 1541, saw the Ottoman Turks capture the city of Buda: in what’s now Hungary.   Buda is now part of which city?
Q2) 4000 British troops arrived at their new posting: on 29th August, 1950.   Where WAS that posting?
Q3) The original Goodyear factory opened: on 29th August, 1898.   The company’s now based in which Ohio city?
Q4) Which Scottish archipelago was finally evacuated: on 29th August, 1930?
Q5) Finally … 29th August, 1915, saw the birth of Ingrid Bergman.   In which Hitchcock film did she play Alice Huberman?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The Goudi Coup started: on 28th August, 1909.   The Coup was an attempted military takeover in which European country?
A1) Greece.
Q2) Caleb Bradham’s best known drink was renamed: on 28th August, 1898.   What IS that drink?
A2) Pepsi Cola.
Q3) 28th August, 1789, saw William Herschel discover what many feel is the only other body in the Solar system capable of supporting life.   What moon of Saturn are we talking about?
A3) Enceladus.
Q4) Dame Kelly Holmes won her second Gold medal of the 2004 Summer Olympics: on 28th August, 2004.   In which event?
A4) The 1500 metres.
Q5) Finally, and during the American Civil War … 28th August, 1862, saw the start of the Second Battle of Bull Run.   The Battle took place in which US State?
A5) Virginia.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It’s not whether you really cry. It’s whether the audience thinks you are crying.”
Ingrid Bergman, 29 August 1915 – 29 August 1982.
As the day marks La Pradera’s  birthday, this tune … 

Oh, and this: just because the damn thing’s ear-worming it’s way through my head … 


*        I’m just hoping today’s shift goes well, Olga.   We were all a bit tetchy, yesterday: I think because everyone’s doing stupid hours … !

†        A postal strike in August, Angel?   Just be thankful: over here, Christmas is usually when postal workers threaten to strike.

‡        Didn’t they just, Debbi?   I keep wondering what on EARTH Erle and company would be doing with a blog!   Over to you, there … !   Oh, and cue Miserlou … 


Angel Frmcanada said...

1. Budapest
2. Korea
3. Akron
4. The archipelago of St Kilda
5. Notorious

They threatened a postal strike a few months ago. I guess Canada Post reneged on promises made to avoid the last strike.

I stayed away from the Psy video. I don't want to be earth wormed all day. hehe

Debbi said...

Great song, great movie! :)

1. Budapest
2. Korea
3. Akron
4. St. Kilda
5. Notorious (one of my favorites from the Master of Suspense!)

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Budapest
Q2) Korea
Q3) Akron
Q4) St Kilda
Q5) Notorious
I hope you get to learn who the lady in question is... Oh, and thanks for María Dolores Pradera's song. A big favourite in my country. Sad news about Gene Wilder...