Sunday, 22 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-1-2017

I JUST had a hairy moment.

A metaphorical one: I’ve got some entertaining male baldness patterns inherited form somewhere … !

I‘ve woken up, this morning … 

To find my light had gone green.

On my router … 

I double checked the manual.

Those lights mean the thing had just restarted.


I’m blowed if I know.

But it’s … 


And, beyond needing me to wait, while the thing booted up, and re-connected to the net?

The thing seems to be working fine.

But, given my history with routers?

NOT something that was welcome … 


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) Apple introduced the Apple Macintosh computer: on 22nd January, 1984.   The computer was the first commercially successful product to use a what: joystick, mouse or keyboard?
Q2) Which scientist was sent into exile: on 22nd January, 1980?
Q3) More to the point, where was that scientist exiled to: Coventry, Siberia or Patagonia?
Q4) Around thirteen people were killed: on 22nd January, 2015.   In an explosion on a trolley-bus in which disputed Ukrainian area?
Q5) In the USA, 22nd January, 1946, saw the creation of the Central Intelligence Group.   The group was a forerunner to what?
Q6) Finally … the man who popularized tobacco in England was born: on 22nd January, 1554.   OR on 22nd January, 1552.   Who was he?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 21st January, 1861, saw Jefferson Davis resign from what:  the House of Representatives, the US Senate or the Brotherhood of the Moose?
A1) The US Senate.
Q2) The Fleurdelisé was adopted and flown for the first time: on 21st January, 1948.   The Fleurdelisé is the flag of which Canadian Province?
A2) Quebec.
Q3) 21st January, 1950, saw the death of writer, George Orwell.   What was the last of his novels to be published: during his lifetime?
A3) Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Q4) 26 years earlier, 21st January, 1924, saw the death of which Russian leader: Stalin, Lenin or Trotsky?
A4) Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov: better known as Lenin.
Q5) Finally … the Sullivan Ordinance was passed by New York City: on 21st January, 1908.   What did it forbid woman from doing in public?
A5) Smoking.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“My great comfort is, that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices.”
Lord Byron, 22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824.
And, as a nod to John Hurt?

This … 

Have a good day … 

*        You’re right, Olga, the show would be the same, unless it were weird.   Or forgot the llama.   (Play fair, Olga: both sexes are banned from smoking in enclosed public spaces.   It’s an equal opportunities ban.)

†        Fair enough, Debbi.   Oh, did I mention Dr Fettle?   He’s in Carry on Screaming.   Oh, and there’s a character in Carry on Follow That Camel called Sergeant Knocker, that a lot of US comedy buffs will find familiar … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Mouse
Q2) Dr Andrei Sakharov
Q3) Siberia
Q4) Donetsk
Q6) Sir Walter Raleigh
(Or the strange dances and cherry pies...) I know, I know.Perhaps if everybody was banned from doing the things that women couldn't do before the world would be... interesting (no voting, no drinking, work would become complicated, but not fighting in wars... All for it!)

Debbi said...

Is that Phil Silvers? Haven't seen him in a while! :)

1. mouse
2. Andrei Sakharov
3. Siberia
4. Donetsk
5. the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
6. Sir Walter Raleigh