Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 26-10-2016


I hate doing that … !

I forgot to set my alarm, last night: and managed to get up late.

At nine!

I’m just glad I’m not rota’d to to work, today: I’d be REALLY worried!

But let’s move on, shall we?

As I’m feeling rushed … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict*, Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three scoring ten out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 26th October, 1921, saw the opening of the Chicago Theatre.   The Theatre is a historic cinema: in which US city?
Q2) Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowned as Emperor of Iran: on 26th October, 1967.   The actual title he held was?
Q3) The first electricity generator at the Hoover Dam went into operation.   On 26th October of which year?
Q4) The UK’s Football Association was formed: on 26th October, 1863.   The version of football it regulates is, technically, called what?
Q5) Finally … 26th October is the feast day — in the Anglican Church — of King Alfred the Great.   Technically, he was King of where: Sussex, Wessex or Essex?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Henry 5th of England, led his troops in a famous battle: on 25th October, 1415.   The Battle was the Battle of where?
A1) Agincourt.
Q2) The area the battle took place in, is in Northern where: France, Germany or Spain?
A2) France.
Q3) The Battle took place on Saint whose day: Saint Crispin’s, Saint Denis’s or Saint Edward’s?
A3) Saint Crispin’s.
Q4) The saint — and his twin brother — are the patron saints of whom: weavers, tanners or saddle makers?
A4) Actually?   All three.
Q5) Henry’s army were quite small: but had a lot of archers.   Armed with the English what: crossbow, longbow or compound bow?
A5) The longbow.
Q6) Henry was leading an English army.   His opponents were what: German, Belgian or French?
A6) French.
Q7) The Battle took place during which war: the Thirty Years War, the Second World War or the Hundred Years War?
A7) The Hundred Years War.
Q8) Charles d’Albret led the opposition forces.   What was his title: Butler, Constable or Chancellor?
A8) Constable: or, strictly, Constable of France.
Q9) The rude version of which gesture is said to date back to the Battle?
A9) The V sign.   (Supposedly?   French forces would cut off the fingers of captured English archers.   English archers at the battle would use the gesture as an insult: to say “We’ve got our firing fingers, and we’re going get you!”)
Q10) Finally?   Shakespeare’s play about Henry 5th was written when: 1597, 1598 or 1599?
A10) 1599.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Mexico is such an important problem. The Mexican government’s policies are pushing migration north... There isn’t any sensible approach except to do what we need to do simultaneously. Secure our border — with technology, personnel, physical barriers if necessary in some places. We need to have tough employer sanctions, incentivize Mexico to do more.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, born 26th October, 1947.   (So … a physical barrier between Mexico and the US?   I know events have moved on … but …)
And this song … 

Enjoy your day … !

*        Oh, as you’re here, Mr S^ … !
†        Glad you could make, Olga^!

‡        The Steven Mangan version, Debbi^?   Got to admit, I never saw it: I don’t know if I was ever convinced Mangan was the right choice for the role!

^        So you know?   Saint Crispin was the patron saint of all three … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Guess I'm settling for what I can get here. I just like the story so much! Very Doug Adams! :)

1. Chicago
2. Shah
3. 1936
4. soccer
5. Wessex