Saturday, 10 December 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 10-12-2016

I have to admit I want to go back to bed.

But there you go: that’s what happens when you work evenings.

You get in late, and go to bed late.

One thing I DID manage to do, hitting the sack, last night … ?

Was a little more bedtime reading.

Last night … ?   I got started on Tehanu, the last of four books about Earthsea written by Ursula K LeGuin.

It’s … 

Phew … 

Beautiful … !

If you get the chance to visit the world that invented boy wizards?

Go get a copy of the collected series.

It’ll repay you … 

But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here’s the questions, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) Which state became the twentieth to join the Union: on 10th December, 1817?
Q2) More to the point, what’s that state’s capital?
Q3) 10th December, 1981, saw the BBC announce that many gay men in the US were being killed by a previously unknown disease.   What was/is that disease?
Q4) Selma Lagerlöf became the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, on 10th December, 1909.   Which country was she from?
Q5) Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat were awarded the nobel Peace Prize: on 10th December of which year?
Q6) Finally … The league of Cambrai was formed: on 10th December, 1508.   The League was an alliance of four countries: united against which Italian city-state?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th December saw the first broadcast of the world’s longest running soap.   In which year of the 1960s?
A1) 1960.
Q2) The show is broadcast on what was Britain’s third to air terrestrial channel.   Which channel is it: BBC1, BBC 2 or ITV?
A2) ITV.
Q3) The show was originally going to be called what: Florizel Street, Albion Market or Eldorado?
Q4) William Roche has been in the show, ever since that first episode.   What’s the name of his character? 
Q5) His character married Deidre.   Twice.   Deidre was played by whom?
A5) The late Anne Kirkbride.
Q6) The show’s one pub was originally run by a character called Annie Walker: played by Doris Speed.   What’s the name of the pub?
Q7) Name either of the characters who currently own the pub.
A7) Liz McDonald and Steve McDonald.
Q8) The series is set in a fictional part of Salford.   Called what?
Q9) Ronnie Hunt had a keynote role in the series.   He did what: wrote the original scripts, recorded the theme tune or was the show’s creator?
A9) He recorded the theme tune: at least, he played the distinctive trumpet solo, still used today.
Q10) Finally … what TV show are we talking about?
I’ll leave you with this …
“They are not true priests, they are but half prophets — it not absolutely false ones.”
Ada Lovelace, 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852.
And this … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Oh, BOY, internet connections!   You know I’ve been watching Class, Olga, the Doctor Who spin-off?   I’m told something that causing issues for the show is its lack of viewers.   Caused — in part — by the simple fact that some parts of the UK have have really slooowwwwww connections … that discourage people from watching … 

†        I know where you coming from, Debbi … (He says, after some eight years of typing … … … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Just don't try this with dystonia in your hand. :)

1. Mississippi
2. Jackson
3. AIDS or HIV
4. Sweden
5. 1978
6. Venice