Thursday, 12 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 12-1-2017

It has to be said, I had the night off, last night.

And am back to work, tonight.

In the middle of all that … ?

In the middle of all that, I know I managed to not watch a film.

Yes, I know: both Debbi and Olga have been waving suggestions at me for some time.   All of which sound good.

But found myself in a funny old mood, last night.

Instead … ?

I found myself hankering after … a TV show!

And managed to catch the first episode of series one of Mr Robot: something I’ve had in my collection for a while.


I’m glad I did.

That pilot episode was quite something to see.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw saw Angel*, Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three 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) The Deep Impact probe was launched on 12th January, 2005: heading for an object called Tempel 1.   What WAS Tempel 1?
Q2) James Hiram Bedford died: on 12th January, 1967.   In dying, his was the first body to be what?
Q3) The first foreign manager to run England’s national football team, started on 12th January, 2001.   Who was that manager?
Q4) Ten people were killed, in a bombing in Istanbul: on 12th January, 2016.   The bombing took place at which site: the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque or the Topkapi Palace?
Q5) Finally … 12th January, 1866, saw the founding of the RAS: or Royal what Society?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th January, 1994, saw the Irish government lifted a broadcasting ban: on whom?
A1) The IRA, and Sinn Fein.
Q2) 11th January, 1998, saw Islamic extremists kill one hundred people: in villages in which African nation?
A2) Algeria.
Q3) 11th January, 1885, saw the birth of activist, Alice Paul.   What was she an advocate of: racial equality, women’s rights or nuclear disarmament?
Q4) 11th January, 2016, saw the death of actor, David Margulies.   In which TV series did he play lawyer, Neil Mink?
Q5) Finally … 11th January, 1787, saw William Herschel discover Titania and Oberon: two of the moons of Uranus.   The moons are named for characters in which of Shakespeare’s plays?
I give you a quote …
“If you absolutely can’t tolerate critics, then don’t do anything new or interesting.”
Jeff Bezos, born 12th January, 1964.
And a tune … 

Have a good day!

*        Oh, I’ve had that going for some time, Angel: I know it’s a pain, but it let’s me monitor things:,and keeps out the comment spam.   Oh, and stops robots going bonkers at me … 

†        Actually, M’s another one I’ve had my eye on, Olga.   I do know Cabinet and They Shoot Horses aren’t on iTunes, but are on Amazon in one form or another.   I think my copy of HandBrake will be going into overdrive … !

‡        I’ve just looked Silent Spring up on Wikipedia, Debbi: I might have to look that one up, it sounds like it’s one of the science texts … !   (Oh, did I mention They Shot Horses, Don’t They isn’t on the UK iTunes?   I’m going to have to find the request page!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) A comet
Q2) Cryopreserved
Q3) Sven Goran Eriksson
Q4) The Blue Mosque
Q5) Aeronautical
I did watched part of Mr Robot (as part of Prime in Amazon) but somehow my watching got disrupted with my comings and goings and it's not an easy series to just drop and follow (I thought the beginning was very spectacular).

Debbi said...

It's science written in very readable prose. A book for people who don't normally read science, so very much in laymen's terms. I think that was supposed to be one of Carson's strengths as a writer.

1. a comet
2. cryopreserved
3. Sven-Göran Eriksson
4. the Blue Mosque
5. Astronomical