Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 4-10-2016

Do you remember me saying — on Friday — that I had an interview?

In Chelmsford?   For a call centre that handles out-of-hours calls for social housing: and for private landlord.

One that that saw me GET to the place … an hour early.

Which I needed up kicking myself for: but ALSO saw — superstitiously — as something of a good sign.

Well, I bagged the job.

Once I’ve sorted out various bits of paperwork for it?

I’ll be getting the start date for it!

Here’s hoping!

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring six out of six.

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

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

Q1) Mexico adopted a new constitution: on 4th October, 1824.   As a result, Mexico became a what: monarchy, republic or theocracy?
Q2) The first meeting of the Boys Brigade took place: on 4th October, 1883.   In which UK city?
Q3) 4th October, 1883 saw the start of a noted international rail service: on its original, full route.   What WAS the rail service?
Q4) British Rail introduced its high speed train: on 4th October, 1976.   The train was known as the Intercity … what?
Q5) Finally … the Free Software Foundation was founded: on 4th October, 1985.   The Foundation’s headquartered in which US state?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Tribal chief, Kintpuash, died, on 3rd October, 1873: at the end of a war between his tribe, and US forces.   Kintpuash is best remembered as Captain … who?
A1) Captain Jack.
Q2) Boris 3rd came to the Bulgarian throne, on 3rd October, 1918: after being on the losing side, during World War 1.   He acceded the throne, after his father what: died, abdicated or disappeared?
A2) Abdicated.
Q3) More to the point, what’s the capital of modern Bulgaria?
A3) Sofia.
Q4) Abyssinia was invaded by an Italian army: on the 3rd October of which year of the 1930s?
A4) 1935.
Q5) Which of the Space Shuttles made its maiden voyage: on 3rd October, 1985?
A5) The Atlantis.
Q6) Finally … 3rd October, 1952, saw post World War 2 rationing of what, end: sugar, tea or bananas?
A6) Tea.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I’m open to working anywhere, but not on anything.”
Christoph Waltz, born 4th October, 1956.
This video … 

And this song … 

Have a good day.

*        Oh, THAT it is, Olga!   Theroux had been speculating, during it, that he’d been conned by Saville: into not asking more probing questions.   Towards the end … ?   One of Saville’s victim’s turned around to Louis, and asked “Do you feel like you were groomed?”   The look on Louis’s face … … 

†        Oh, that documentary was quite SOMETHING, Debbi … !   Worth a watch!   At ANY rate … ?   Cheers, me dears!   I’m looking forward to starting!   And cheers for the mention, as well!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Congratulations, Paul! With the trip I won't have time for much (and I've managed to destroy my favourite mouse at the airport so trying to get the same one again). I'll see when I can catch up with everything.

Debbi said...

I knew you could do it! Just a matter of time and persistence! :)

My pleasure to mention you and Trevor! I'm always telling people how cool the visit was.

1. republic
2. Glasgow
3. the Orient Express
4. 125
5. Massachusetts