Friday, 4 November 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 4-11-2016

Right … I’m officially back to work, today: this evening!

I’m actually looking forward to it.

I’ve got a job I don’t necessarily love: but am certainly enjoying.

It’s one I find mildly challenging, easy to get to, has a nice bunch of co-workers … 

And means I go home not smelling of fried chicken.

I’m ALSO aware of something else … 

I suffer with IBS.

And something I’ve noticed with this particular job?

Is that, in the past three or so weeks, I’ve had one severe attack: compared to the one or two a week I’d be be getting, working at KFC.

What can I tell you?

Apart from the point that — on that basis — the move was VERY worth it.

Stress can trigger a lot, can’t it … ?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring four out of five, and Debbi, on point ahead, on 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) 4th November, 1995, saw the Israeli Prime Minister assassinated: by an Israeli extremist.   Which Israeli prime minister?
Q2) 4th November saw the US government establish the National Security Agency, or NSA.   In which year of the 1950s?
Q3) Roughly 90 people were taken hostage by Islamic militants: on 4th November, 1979.   The hostages were taken in Tehran.   From where: the Soviet Embassy, the US Embassy or the UK Consulate?
Q4) Sir James Young Simpson discovered the anesthetic properties of trichloromethane: on 4th November, 1847.   Trichloromethane is also known as what?
Q5) Finally … German forces went into retreat during the Second Battle of El Alamein: on 4th November, 1942.   Who was leading the German forces?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd November, 1954, saw the release of the first Godzilla movie.   What was it called?
A1) Godzilla.
Q2) The Federated States of Micronesia became independent: on 3rd November, 1986.   From where?
A2) The USA.
Q3) Which Republican won his second term as US president: on 3rd November, 2004?
A3) George W. Bush.   (A US comedian I once saw on The Wright Show — and I wish I could remember the guy’s name! — once said America only did so to show it had a sense of irony.   Now Donald Trump’s turned up … )
Q4) In a ceremony on 3rd November, 1975, the Queen pushed the button that launched Britain’s oil pipeline: from where?
A4) The North Sea.
Q5) Finally … 3rd November, 1921, saw the birth of Charles Dennis Buchinsky.   He’s best remembered as which actor?
I’ll eave you with this thought …
“Old anchormen, you see, don’t fade away; they just keep coming back for more.”
Walter Cronkite, November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009.
And this tune … 

Have a good day!

*        Oh, tell me about it, Olga‡!   I DID have it in a pony tail at one point: some nights, sleeping with that in, I’d almost strangle myself.   (Cabaret’s great: I caught Nightbreed, last, which isn’t on the same par …)

†        Oh, that it is, Debbi‡!   (Wouldn’t’ve minded seen the stage version with Alan Cumming: that’s had some really positive reviews.)

‡        About the only over clip I’ve had that many comments on, is this one: boy, it’s had some discussion … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Yitzhak Rabin
Q2) 1952
Q3) The US Embassy
Q4) Chloroform
Q5) Erwin Rommel

It's good to know you're feeling better there. Take care!

Debbi said...

Stress can have a significant effect on health. I ought to know. :)

1. Yitzhak Rubin
2. 1952
3. the U.S. Embassy
4. chloroform
5. Georg Stumme