Friday, 23 December 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23-12-16

Well, I’m officially up and about.

And … 

Well, not ready to go to work: that’s tonight.

But I’m ready to face the day, and get yomping on with paying the rent.

Frankly, though?

I’m looking forward to Sunday — Christmas Day — though.

Not only are presents lurking about.

But so is a day off!


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

Q1) 23rd December, 962, saw Byzantine troops storm which Syrian city?
Q2) Dagobert 2nd was murdered on 23rd December, 679: whilst hunting.   Where was he king of: Austrasia, Burgundy or the Carcassone?
Q3) 23rd December, 1990, saw Slovenia vote in favour of its independence.   From where?
Q4) The Queen’s Christmas Speech was leaked to The Sun: on 23rd December of which year of the 1990s?
Q5) Finally … Gunthamund became king: on 23rd December, 484 AD.   King of the whom: Goths, Vandals or Huns?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd December, 1975, saw the home of Tory party leader, Edward Heath, bombed.   Which group were suspected?
A1) The IRA.
Q2) Madonna married her second husband: on 22nd December, 2000.   Who was he?
A2) Film director, Guy Ritchie.
Q3) A Falcon 9 landed on Earth: on 22nd December, 2015.   The Falcon 9 in question was a re-usable what?
A3) Rocket.   (The specific Falcon 9 was a Falcon 9 Heavy Thrust.)
Q4) President Obama signed the act that repealed the USA’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy: on 22nd December, 2010.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?
A5) Albania.
I’ll leave you with these words …
“Somewhere on the other side of this wide night

and the distance between us, I am thinking of you.

The room is turning slowly away from the moon.”
Words, Wide Night Carole Anne Duffy, born 23rd December, 1955.
And a bit of raving from Lady Starlight … 

Enjoy your day.

*        I think you’re right, there, Olga!   It’s the same with my job: if an engineer gets held up at one repair, it causes a domino effect and delays the rest of the day’s repairs.

†        That it is, Debbi!   (Fenella Fielding, the Vamp character in the trailer?   You’d know the sound of her voice: she the Village Voice, in The Prisoner.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, wow! Cool! :)

"And it's another lovely day in The Village!" :)

1. Aleppo
2. Austrasia
3. Yugoslavia
4. 1992
5. Vandals