Monday, 30 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30-1-2017

That’s a worry … 

I’ve just had a quick look at the BBC news site.

It seems a mosque in Quebec has been attacked.

With six killed, and eight injured.


I think however tempting violence might be at times?

Attacking a mosque to show your support for Donald Trump’s travel ban?

Doesn’t count as as appropriated response!


On a more personal note?

I’ve managed to have a look at my kid sister’s laptop: as it’s been having problems.

And think I’ve worked out what the issue is.


It’s a cheap PC …

With a dead battery … 

I think she needs a new one … 


But let’s move on.

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) The Hallé Orchestra played its first concert: on 30th January, 1858.   The Orchestra is based in which English city?
Q2) Thirteen people were killed on 30th January, 1972: in protests in Derry/Londonderry.   The day is better remembered as Bloody … what?
Q3) The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary was established: on 30th January, 1975.   The Sanctuary is on the wreck of what: the RMS Titanic, the USS Monitor or the HMS Lizard?
Q4) Which nation launched the Naro 1 carrier rocket: on 30th January, 2013?
Q5) Finally … 30th January, 2003, saw Belgium legalize what: same-sex marriage, chocolate sprinkles or gun-ownership?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The Mantra Rock Dance took place: on 29th January, 1967.   In which US City?
Q2) The Dance was a fundraising event: for whom?
A2) The International Society for Krishna Consciousness: usually just called the Hare Krishnas.
Q3) Transport systems in the UK were brought to a standstill: on 29th January, 1959.   By what: snow, fog or rain?
A3) Fog.
Q4) The first Eastern block country to form diplomatic relations with South Korea, did so on 29th January, 1989.   Which country was it?
A4) Hungary.
Q5) Finally … Poe’s The Raven was first published: on 29th January, 1845.   In the poem, the narrator mourns his dead beloved.   What was she called?
A5) Lenore.
I’ll leave you with these words …
“There is delight in singing, though none hear

Beside the singer.”
Walter Savage Landor, 30 January 1775 – 17 September 1864.
And this song … 

Have a good day … 

*        I think that’s always the way, Olga, when it comes down to regiments: I’ve got the impression you won’t get thanked for mentioning the Paras in parts of Belfast.   I’ll have to keep an eye peeled when that books goes past, Olga: sounds like fine!   (Let me know the titles, Olga!)

†        What caught my eye, Debbi?   Is that Google are recalling some of their staff, as a result.   Apparently, Microsoft, Apple, Netflix and Facebook are also concerned: bit worrying for the economy‡.   If Twitter starts complaining, he’s got issues … 

‡        The only good thing is that me might just start using Linux as an alternative.   Linus Torvalds will be seriously embarrassed: I don’t think he’s a Trump fan, either.


Debbi said...

For a business man, he doesn't seem to understand world economics!

1. Manchester
2. Sunday
3. the USS Monitor
4. Korea
5. same-sex marriage

trev-v said...

a1 Manchester

a2 Sunday

a3 USS Monitor

a4 South Korea.

a5 Same-sex marriage

Having just watched a documentary on a great king of England, IOt is a pity that he lost the American colonies, they would be in a better state under the control of Queen Elizabeth II than the mad man President Fart.