Monday, 5 December 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 5-12-2016

Right … 

I THINK I need a wrench … 

Remember, yesterday, my washing machine leaked: and flooded the kitchen?

I think I’ve sorted the issue out.

At least in part.

Simply by moving it away from the walls, and working the kinks out of the waste pipe.

That’s not totally stopped things.

I’m not totally free of spillages: the test wash I did last night left some dampness.

But, at least, I got the worst of it sorted for the moment.

Now … 

Does anyone have a monkey wrench … ?


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 todays questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 5th December, 2014, saw NASA perform a test launch of its newest manned spaceship.   That type of ship is named after which constellation: Orion, Pisces or Aquila?
Q2) 5th December, 1969 saw the earliest four node computer network, on what eventually became the Internet.    What was that early network called?
Q3) Egypt broke of diplomatic relationships with four Arab nations: on 5th December, 1977.   Name ant one of the four.
Q4) Martin Van Buren was born: on 5th December, 1782.   He was which president of the USA: the sixth, seventh or eighth?
Q5) Finally … 5th December, 1890, saw the birth of director, Fritz Lang.   His best known film, Metropolis, was originally released in which year of the 1920s?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Sunday, 4th December, 1791, saw the original publication of the world’s first — and oldest — Sunday newspaper.   Which London based paper is it?
Q2) The man considered to be the best British composer of the era died: on 4th December, 1976.   Who was he?
Q3) Explorer, Father Jacque Marquette, spent the winter on the shores of Lake Michigan: from 4th December, 1674.   The place he landed is now which US city?
A3) Chicago.
Q4) 4th December, 1829, saw the Governor General of India ban Sati.   The practice was ritual what: suicide, murder or sex?
A4) Ritual suicide.
Q5) Finally … Fred Hampton and and Mark Clark were shot and killed by Chicago policeman: on 4th December, 1969.   The pair were activists for which Civil Rights movement?
A5) The Black Panther Party.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it all started with a mouse.”
Walt Disney, December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966.
And this tune … 

Have a nice day … 

*        Well, I’ve sorted out PART of the problem, Olga!   Good ol’ fashion kinks in the pipe-work.   Couldn’t tell you where the filter: but I think there’s a few tutorials on YouTube.   (I think a lot of people use the name, Crowley, for something: it’s taken from Aleister Crowley, the notorious occultist.   Odd chap, Aleister … )

†        Oh, THAT it is, Debbi!   I actually wouldn’t mind having an Enigma machine on my shelf: or one of the Lorenz ones.   It’d make for a nice talking point.   (You were right, first time, Debbi: the answer was the Black Panther Party.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Orion
Q2) Arpanet
Q3) Syria, Libia…
Q4) Eight
Q5) 1927
I had the washing machine booklet somewhere. The filter was in a little compartment at the bottom, under the door...Good to know it's better. The neighbours upstairs had a problem with the drains and of course, yes, the patio was drenched...

Debbi said...

Awesome! :)

1. Orion
2. ARPANET (learned about that in library school)
3. Syria
4. eighth
5. 1927