Friday, 30 December 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30-12-2016

You know, I actually managed to catch a film, last night.

Frankly, I’m happy about that.

I’ve not managed to catch one for some time.

I did last night: I watched Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.

Can I make a confession … ?

That is definitely one strange /film … !


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) 30th December, 1922, saw the formal founding of the USSR: Soviet Russia, in other words.   What is a soviet: a type of cheese, a council or a trade union?
Q2) Which singer was arrested on drink-driving charges: on 30th December, 2002?
Q3) Gas detectors were introduced in UK coal mines: on 30th December, 1986.   What did they replace: cats, terriers or canaries?
Q4) 30th December, 1490 was the date of the Battle of Wakefield.   The Battle took place during what: the English Civil War, the Wars of the Roses or 100 Years War?
Q5) Finally … 30th December, 1920, saw the birth of actor, Jack Lord.   The Hawaii Five-0 actor played which James Bond character?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th December was the date of the Wounded Knee Massacre.   The Massacre was in which year?
A1) 1890.
Q2) The murdered Native Americans were members of which tribe: the Naragansett, the Comanche or the Lakota Sioux?
A2) The Lakota Sioux.
Q3) Which US regiment was involved?
A3) The 7th Cavalry.
Q4) Wounded Knee, itself, is a creek in the Pine Ridge Reservation.   Creek and Reservation are in which US state?
Q5) Finally … Both House of the US Congress passed a resolution: admitting to deep regret about the Massacre.   In which year?
A5) 1990.
I’ll leave you with this …
“I’ve just read that I’m dead. Don’t forget to delete me from your list of subscribers.”
Rudyard Kipling, 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936.
And this … 

Have a good day … 

*        Yep, I saw it, Olga.   I’m just wondering why on Earth 2016’s seen the deaths of so many notables … !   (I don’t know if you saw this piece from the BBC: but, apparently, they’ve used a lot more pre-prepayed obituaries than usual …)

†        Kind of with you on that one, Debbi!   Hmmm … Does your local library provide internet access, like the UK ones?   Very useful, sometimes, that.   (OK, granted, lugging the iMac up there’s going to be a chore … !)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) A council
Q2) Diana Ross
Q3) Canaries
Q4) War of the Roses
Q5) Felix Leiter
I'm off to check the article and your review. A Catalan actor has died also, although he became popular after I left here and I don't know him. Take care.

Debbi said...

Which is why I have to get a Mac laptop! :)

I'm thinking MacBook Pro? Any thoughts?

1. a council
2. Diana Ross
3. canaries
4. the Wars of the Roses
5. Felix Leiter