Monday, 19 December 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19-12-2016

What the hell … ?

Do you get earworms?

A song that will start playing it’s way through you head?   Sometimes, with no apparently reason?

This morning?

I’ve woken up to find Mr Big’s To Be With You floating around my head.


Well, I don’t know!

I just live in my head: I’m blowed if I know how it works!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* 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’s they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 19th December, 1984, saw Britain agree to hand Hong Kong back to its original rulers.   Which country was that?
Q2) More to the point, in which year was the colony handed back?
Q3) 19th November, 1906, saw the birth of Leonid Brezhnev: late leader of the USSR.   Which country of the USSR was he from?
Q4) While we feeling Soviet … 19th December, 1986, saw who released from his internal exile?
Q5) Finally … The European Space Agency launched a space telescope: on 19th December, 2013.    Called what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Kellingley Colliery closed: on 18th December, 2015.   The colliery was Britain’s last deep what: coal mine, tin mine or bear pit?
A1) Coal mine.
Q2) New Jersey became the third US state to ratify the US Constitution: on 18th December, 1787.   Name any one of the three US states that border New Jersey …
A2) New York, Pennsylvania or Delaware.
Q3) Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker was first performed on 18th December, 1892.   One of it’s most famous parts is the Dance of the Sugar Plum … what?
A3) Fairy.   (While we’re there … )
Q4) Epimetheus was discovered by Richard Walker: on 18th December, 1966.   Epimetheus is a moon of which planet?
A4) Saturn.
Q5) 18th December, 1913, saw the birth of science fiction writer, Alfred Bester.   Which of his novels won the very first Hugo award, back in 1953?
A5) The Demolished Man.   (I’ve read it, myself: fantastic little SF police procedural.)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.”
Jean Genet, 19 December 1910 – 15 April 1986.
And this song … 

Feel free to avoid early 1990s earworms.

Have a good day!

*        It’s amazingly easy to do, Olga.   Of course, whether the person on the receiving end can figure out how to play the results … !

†        I managed to do it again, for today’s video, Debbi: back to normal, tomorrow, though.   That’s bulk video making for you … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Know where you're coming from there! :)

1. China
2. 1997
3. Ukraine
4. Andrei Sakharov
5. Gaia