Sunday, 30 October 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30-10-2016

Right … 

It’s official.

Here in the UK, the clocks have gone back!


I’m grateful.

After finishing work at 10, last night, I managed to catch the rail-replacement bus.

And finally get home at about 11:30.

So, getting to bed, late, and getting up at six, to get to work?

The extra hour’s sleep’s appreciate.

So is something else, actually.

Frankly … on my phone, TV and compute, the process of putting the various clocks back is automated.

Means I don’t have to worry about doing it manually!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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) Between the 1970s, and 1990s, 30th October was known as Devil’s Night.   In which US state?
Q2) In 1994, it prompted the then mayor of Detroit into a neighbourhood response event: dubbed what?
Q3) 30th October, 1961, saw a nuclear test explosion: of the world’s largest nuclear device.   By which country?
Q4) World War 1 ended in the Middle East on 30th October, 1918.   When an Armistice was signed between the Allies: and which empire?
Q5) Nicholas Reed was jailed, on 30th October, 1981: for aiding and abetting what?
Q6) Finally … Three crewmen from HMS Petard boarded the U559: on 30th October, 1942.   The various bits of kit they retrieved, allowed the UK to decrypt which notorious German code?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th October, 1960, saw a noted boxer win his first professional  fight: against Tunney Hunsaker.   Who was that boxer?
A1) The late great Muhammed Ali.
Q2) Two computers were linked together on ARPANET, the predecessor to the Internet: on 29th October, 1969.   The network was funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency.   Which US government department ran the Advanced Research Projects Agency?
Q3) Prince Juan Carlos was named as the provisional Spanish head of state: on 29th October, 1975.   He was provisionally replacing which dictator?
Q4) The first stages of the Marmaray tunnel were opened, on 29th October, 2013.   The rail tunnel connects Europe to Asia: and is in which country?
A4) Turkey.
Q5) Finally … 29th October 1991, saw the US Galileo spacecraft make its closest approach to 951 Gaspra.   951 Gaspra is what: a meteorite, comet or asteroid?
A5) An asteroid.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“What we don’t know as a nation and as a citizen can kill us.”
Fred W Friendly, October 30, 1915 – March 3, 1998.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        It’s possibly something to look at, Olga!   (I’d need a laptop, though!)   At ANY rate … ?   Take care travelling!   Here’s hoping Ruth, Jude and Anna bring us all back some pretzels!

†        I’m looking forward to it, Debbi: hopefully the iTunes version will have the extras with it.      The versions of Web of Fear and Enemy of the World were a bit … shy … on that front.

‡        Blimey, I almost lost you, there, Angel: that’ll teach me to NOT check my spam folders!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Playing catch-up on various online duties today!

1. Michigan
2. Angel's Night
3. the Soviet Union
4. the Ottoman Empire
5. suicide
6. Enigma