Thursday, 22 December 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-12-2016


Another day off!

Which means, of course, that I’ll be happily doing … 

Well … 



I’ve sent cards out already: and started getting some back.

I’ve got presents wrapped: and handed to Santa for delivery.

Or Grandma, as Santa’s also known.

 Frankly … ?

That’s one less worry.

All I have to do?

Is sit around waiting for the loot to turn up.


For the Big Day to Arrive.



But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring ten out of ten, and Debbi bagging nine.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 22nd December, 1975, saw the home of Tory party leader, Edward Heath, bombed.   Which group were suspected?
Q2) Madonna married her second husband: on 22nd December, 2000.   Who was he?
Q3) A Falcon 9 landed on Earth: on 22nd December, 2015.   The Falcon 9 in question was a re-usable what?
Q4) President Obama signed the act that repealed the USA’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy: on 22nd December, 2010.   The policy forbad who from serving openly in the US Army: Jews, Muslims or gay people?
Q5) Finally … the Greek Army finally captured the Himara region: on 22nd December, 1940.   The region is part of which European country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st December saw the official premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.   In which year?
A1) 1937.
Q2) The premiere was shown in the Carthay Circle Theatre.   That Theatre was in which US city?
Q3) In the film, the Evil Queen desires to be what?
Q4) Famously, the Queen has a Magic … what?
A4) Magic Mirror.
Q5) The Queen attempts to poison Snow White.   By forcing her to eat a poisoned … what?
A5) Apple.
Q6) Snow White falls into a deep sleep: only to be awoken by a kiss from the … ?
A6) Prince.
Q7) The film was produced by Walt Disney Productions.   And distributed by which company?
A7) RKO.
Q8) Versions of Snow White are usually presented in UK theatres: around Christmas-time.   As what kind of play?
A8) A Panto.
Q9) The film was based on a fairy tale: originally collected by Jacob and Wilhelm … whom?
A9) Grimm.
Q10) Finally … in the film version the Evil Queens falls to her death from a what?
A10) Cliff.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The rules of soccer are simple. Basically, it is this: If it moves, kick it; if it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.”
Phil Woosnam, 22 December 1932 – 19 July 2013.
And, as today marks the birth of film producer, J. Arthur Rank?

A brief musical interlude … 

Enjoy you day.

*        Ohh!!   Nice to see it’s at the start of the year, Olga: the sooner the better’s alway handy!   (Especially when it’s operations!)

†        I do?   Debbi, I’m flattered!   Remind me to introduce the two of you to some Carry On films.   (If you watch Carry On Screaming, Fenella Fielding will sound VERY familiar.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The Provisional IRA
Q2) Guy Ritchie
Q3) Rocket
Q4) Gay people
Q5) Albania
Yes, indeed. And it's first thing in the morning too (I always think delays accumulate during the day, so if you're the first one you have less chance of being waiting). I hope you find something to do...

Debbi said...

That looks like fun! :)

1. the IRA
2. Guy Ritchie
3. launch system
4. gay people
5. Albania