Monday, 17 October 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17-10-2016

Right, that’s useful … 

In theory … ?

In theory, today’s the day I get paid the benefit money I’m due: for the weeks I’ve spent out of work.

I’m looking forward to it.


It means I can pay my bills.

It means I can get some food shopping: after all, who doesn’t like eating?

And, just as importantly?

It means I can get the train to work.


That’s VERY helpful!


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: with no-one putting in their answers.

Let’s see who’s going to have a go at today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) Tottenham Court Road was flooded: on 17th October, 1814.   By approximately 323000 imperial gallons of what?
Q2) More to the point, how many pints are there, in an imperial gallon?
Q3) A high speed train crashed, in Hatfield: on 17th October, 2000.   The crash happened when the crash … what: derailed, hit an on-coming bird, or suffered a power failure?
Q4) 17th October, 1914, saw the birth of comic book writer, Jerry Siegel.   Which incredibly super hero did he co-create, with Joe Shuster?
Q5) Finally … Which gangster was charged convicted of Tax Evasion: on 17th October, 1931?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th October is World Food: first celebrated in which year of the 1980s?
A1) 1981.
Q2) The Day was created by the UN’s FAO.   The FAO is the Food and Agriculture … what?
Q3) Agriculture, in this case, covers the growing of food plants: and food what?
A3) Animals.
Q4) Maize, rice and wheat are edible what: beans, cereals or fruits?
A4) Cereals.
Q5) As of 2009, and according to Wikipedia, which country’s citizens eat the most meat?
A5) The USA: some 120.2 kilos per person, that year.   (Seven years earlier, it had been Denmark, at 145.9 kilos.)
Q6) Humanity can sense five different tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness and bitterness are four of them.   What’s the fifth?
A6) Umami.
Q7) Halal food is Islamic food.   Kosher food is Jewish.   Both religions ban eating which meat?
A7) Pork.
Q8) If you’re a vegetarian that tries to avoid eating any animal product, you’re what V?
A8) Vegan.
Q9) Which staple food has the scientific name, Solanum tuberosum?
A9) The potato.
Q10) Finally … Yeast, flour, water: are the three main ingredients of which food?   (Food, rather than drink: ‘Beer’ is not the answer …)
A10) Bread.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Sure, I was scared. You gotta be an ass not to be scared. But I beat the hell out of death”
Evel Knieval, October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007.
And this song … 

Enjoy your day.

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