Thursday, 15 December 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15-12-2016

Oh, for heaven’s sake … !

I don’t know about you: but I’m no cyber-security expert.

No, really.

But I tend to try and take these things seriously.

Don’t open emails from someone you don’t know.

Always scan any downloads.

Oh, and change your passwords, every-so-often.

Oh, getting a computer, phone or tablet, helps.

So I try and be careful.

Then, this morning … ?

Yahoo — who provide my ISP with their email system — have revealed they have had a major breach of security: and seen details of one billion accounts get stolen.


You and me try our damnedest to be careful with our cyber-security.

Then the man who built the house hands copies of the front-door key to burglars.

I think someone will be getting sarcastic about it … !


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) 15th December, 687AD, saw Sergius 1st named as Pope.   He was born, where: Palermo, Rome or Milan?
Q2) The Bosman Ruling was made by the European Court of Justice: on 15th December, 1995.   The ruling was about freedom of movement for workers.   Which workers: rugby players, footballers or jockeys?
Q3) The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights was created on 15th December, 1989.   It commits the countries who signed it to the abolition of what: slavery, fertility treatment or the death sentence?
Q4) L. L. Zamenhof‡ was born: on 15th December, 1859.   The man behind Esperanto was born in which country?
Q5) Finally … the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway was opened: on 15th December, 1906.   It’s now part of which tube line: the Piccadilly, Northern or Central line?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and and answers …
Q1) The Theresian Military Academy was founded: on 14th December, 1751.   The Academy’s in what’s now which country?
A1) Austria.
Q2) The unmanned Mariner 2 probe took scans of a planet: as it was flying past on 14th December, 1962.   Which planet?
A2) Venus.
Q3) Hugh Gaitskill was named as Labour Party Leader: on 14th December, 1955.   Who did he succeed in the post?
Q4) The Millau Viaduct was opened: on 14th December, 2004.   The bridge — the tallest on Earth — is in which country?
A4) France.
Q5) More to the point, which river does it cross?
A5) The River Tarn.
Q6) Finally … the USSR was expelled from the League of Nations: after invading which country?
A6) Finland.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.”
Jean Paul Getty, December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976.
And this song … 

Have a good day … 

*        I always think so, Olga.   And Amazon does them cheaply enough, so … 

†        Fair enough, Debbi … ! :D   (Did I mention kebabs … ?)

‡        He created Esperanto: and spoke Volapük.   What he’d be doing with Klingon or Sindarin, I don’t know … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I love shish kabobs. Is that the same thing?

1. Palermo
2. footballers
3. the death sentence
4. Russia
5. the Piccadilly line