Thursday, 8 December 2016

Nik Nak Daily Teaser — 8-12-2016

You know, I’m currently enjoying some time off: before I go back to work, tomorrow.

Which means … ?

Several things, actually: mostly involving laundry, ironing, and mopping the floor when my washing machine decides there’s too much washing poster in the drawer!

One thing I did manage to do … ?

Was catch up with the last episode of BBC3’s excellent Class.


I think that, if you’re a fan of science fiction, or Dr Who … indeed, of Torchwood or Buffy: The Vampire Slayer?

I think you’ll find it appealing …


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both 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) 8th December — in the Roman Catholic Church — marks the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.   Marking the day when Jesus was conceived.   What was the name of Jesus’s mother?
Q2) The Anglican version of the Feast is marked on the same day.   What’s the name of THAT feast?
Q3) 8th December is ALSO Bodhi Day: in Japan.   It marks the Enlightenment of Siddhārtha Gautama: also known as whom?
Q4) The Day of Finnish Music is celebrated on 8th December.   Which Finnish composer’s birthday does it also mark?
Q5) Finally … 8th December saw the birth of Doors frontman, Jim Morrison.   In which year?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The Daviess County Savings Association was robbed: on 7th December, 1869.   By a gang which included which now notorious gang-leader?
A1) Jesse James.
Q2) The first state to ratify the US Constitution, did so on 7th December, 1787.   Which state was it?
A2) Delaware.
Q3) 7th December, 1979, saw the UK name Lord Soames as the new Governor General of what was Southern Rhodesia.   Southern Rhodesia is now called what?
A3) Zimbabwe.
Q4) The Akatsuki probe entered the orbit of its target: on 7th December, 2015.   What is that target?
A4) Venus.
Q5) Finally … A & M Records began a court case: on 7th December, 1999.      Who were they suing for copyright infringement?
A5) Napster.
I’ll leave you with this …
“If you were the boss of a company and some of the employees of your company were known to sexually abuse children, you would fire them instantly.”
Sinéad O’Connor, born 8 December 1966.
And this …

Have a good day …

*        Welcome back aboard, Mr S … !

†        Everything OK, Debbi … ?   You were rather quiet, yesterday!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Just dealing with the usual hand clenching issues! :)

Otherwise, splendid! :)

1. Mary
2. Feast of the Conception of Mary (a Lesser Feast?)
3. Buddha
4. Jean Sibelius
5. 1943