Friday, 13 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 13-1-2017

Right at the moment … ?

I’m alive … and living in a town called Brentwood.

A Brentwood that — over the last night —got snowed on.

Which certainly looked pretty.

Unless, of course, you have to commute home from Chelmsford in that sort of weather.

In that sort of case?

You end up feeling the cold.

Especially if you’d been seriously soaked, on the way to work: and hadn’t managed to dry your coat out, effectively.


I’m grateful I didn’t go need over end on an icy patch.

Cold, soaked and hurt wouldn’t be good.

Either way?

I’m planning to shop, today: and pay bills.

And am VERY aware those icy patches?

Will make walking up the hill into a death trap … !


Let’s move on, though.

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) 13th January, 1939, saw some of the worst bush-fires occur: in which pacific nation?
Q2) US, British and French forces carried out bombing raids: on 13th January, 1993.   On which Middle-Eastern country?
Q3) The Treaty of Cahuenga was approved: on 13th January, 1847.   The treaty saw the break out of peace: between the USA and where?
Q4) The Battle of Coatit took place: on the 13th January, 1895.   The battle was fought between Eritrean forces working for Ethiopia: and which European country?
Q5) Finally … Seraphim was named as Archbishop of Athens and all Greece: on 13th January, 1974.   The Church of Greece is what: Anglican, Roman Catholicism or Eastern Orthodox?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The Deep Impact probe was launched on 12th January, 2005: heading for an object called Tempel 1.   What WAS Tempel 1?
A1) A comet.
Q2) James Hiram Bedford died: on 12th January, 1967.   In dying, his was the first body to be what?
A2) Cryogenically preserved: the phrase is usually shortened to cryopreserved.
Q3) The first foreign manager to run England’s national football team, started on 12th January, 2001.   Who was that manager?
A3) Sven Goran Eriksson.   Possibly the only football manager you can sing about.
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?
A4) The Blue Mosque.   (I always think of it as being a bit like Saint Paul’s Cathedral: it’s a tourist site, but also a major place of worship.)
Q5) Finally … 12th January, 1866, saw the founding of the RAS: or Royal what Society?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Having people jumping in front of you taking a photo can be unnerving.”
Orlando Bloom, born 13 January 1977.
And this tune … 

Have a good day!

*        You’re right, Olga: that pre-title teaser was what got me hooked on the show!   Frankly?   I’m going to be investing a little more time and money into the show.   (I’ve got the other nine or so episodes of series one, as well.)

†        I might just have to give that a go, in that case, Debbi!   I think the best I’ve done on pop science is A Brief History of Time, and Simon Singh’s Fermat’s Last Theorem.   (The latter’s equally as fascinating: centres on De Fermat’s Last Theorem.   The chap that actually solved it … ?   Earnt himself a fortune!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Australia
Q2) Iraq
Q3) Mexico
Q4) Italy
Q5) Eastern Orthodox
Beware of the ice and enjoy Friday the 13th and your series watching (I suspect I'll have to start from the beginning again. I managed to keep going with Halt and Catch Fire, but this one is more twisted).

Debbi said...

Wow! More intriguing books to add to my list. Ack! :)

Careful on the ice. I know those Brentwood hills! :)

1. Australia
2. Iraq
3. Mexico
4. Italy
5. Eastern Orthodox