Thursday, 13 October 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 13-10-2013

Right … 

I’m nervous … 

I’m back at work, tonight: and tonight … ?

I think I’ll be going live and answering the phone.

I’m nervous: as, for all the training, this is where we get down to brass tacks, and see if I can do what we’ve been trained for … !

I just wish I’d made more notes … !


On OTHER fronts … ?

On other fronts, the weather outside?

Is stupidly ungood.

It’s raining.

Which means heaving my rear up to the Council — with more paperwork relating to my Universal Credit claim — all the more fun!


And thirdly … ?

Thirdly, it seems Tesco has taken various products from its shelves: in a price row with Unilever.

Including Marmite.

I like Marmite.


I’m just glad I don’t need to walk up the hill to my nearest Tesco to get one.

Well … Not in this weather … !


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring seven out of seven in the process.   The day ALSO saw Olga† letting us know she’s off travelling, after her radio show.

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

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

Q1) 13th October, 1307, saw hundreds of Knights Templar arrested: by Phillip the Fair of where?
Q2) More to the point, the Knights had been founded to protect whom?
Q3) Riga was occupied by Russia’s Red Army: on 13th October, 1944.   Riga is the capital city of where?
Q4) The British Government lost a legal battle: on 13th October, 1988.   They were attempting to prevent the publication of which book?
Q5) The first US mobile phone network was launched: on 13th October, 1983.   In which US city?
Q6) Finally … three loyalist paramilitary groups declared a cease-fire: on 13th October, 2016.   The groups were based in which of the UK’s countries: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Alcatraz was named as a Federal Penitentiary: on 12th October, 1933.   The prison was on an island off the coast of which US city?
Q2) Equatorial Guinea became independent: on 12th October, 1968.   From where?
A2) Spain.
Q3) More to the point, the country is where: North America, Central Africa or Southern Asia?
Q4) 12th October sees the Church of England mark the life of Elizabeth Fry.   Fry, noticeably, tried to reform life in England’s what: mental hospitals, prisons or schools?
A4) Prisons.
Q5) Ironically, given her life’s marked by the Church of England, Fry was a what: Mormon, Muslim or Quaker?
A5) Quaker.
Q6) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was first published as a book: on 12th October, 1979.   The franchise originally debuted on what: BBC1, BBC Radio 4 or Netflix?
A6) BBC Radio 4.
Q7) Finally … Kakuei Tanaka was found guilty of taking a big bribe: on 12th October, 1983.   Whilst serving as Japanese what: President, Prime Minister or Treasury Minister?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Life is a four-letter word.”
Lenny Bruce, October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day!

*        What can I tell you, Debbi?   Apart from ‘Have a look at today’s quote’ … ?

†        Good luck with the show, Olga!   And the trip!   (Much like Debbi, I’m a fan of the original version of The Prisoner.   I’d love to visit Portmeirion, in Wales: it’s where the show was filmed …)

1 comment:

Angel Frmcanada said...

You'll do awesome Paul! I once worked customer service for a furniture mfg. co. When peoples things came wrong, I'd tell them I would guarantee we'd fix the problem to where they were 100% satisfied. I would say afterwards "I'm sorry our quality inspectors seeing eye dog must have been sick the day yours was inspected." Everyone I said that to laughed. lol