Monday, 13 February 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 13-2-2017

Hmmm … 

Looks like it’s going to be a short week, this week.

As I don’t know if I’ll be picking up an extra shift on Wednesday or Thursday.

Which is a worry.

As, obviously, it gives me less cash.

On the upside?

It does give me an extra day off.

Swings and roundabouts … 


On other fronts … ?

I finally managed to |catch Back in Black, the BBC’s documentary about the last Sir Terry Pratchett.

Which, I have to confess, gave me a certain sense of closure: although I’m very aware his close friends and family won’t be saying the same thing.

But … ?

I found it hard going … 

But worth a watch … 


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring four out of five in the process.   It’s also saw Olga† looking in to say hello: leaving us links — here and here — to some of her family history.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) Catherine Howard was executed: on 13th February, 1542.   Whose fifth wife was she?
Q2) Patrice Lumumba’s death was announced: on 13th February, 1961.   Which country had he been Prime Minister of?
Q3) Israel obtained four of the Dead Sea Scrolls: on 13th February, 1955.   Which Desert were the Scrolls found in: the Negev, Judaean or Zin?
Q4) On completing a successful nuclear test — on 13th February, 1960 — one European nation became the world’s fourth nuclear power.   Which country are we talking about?
Q5) The Madrid Codices were found, buried, in Spain’s National Library: on 13th February, 1965.   The Codices were by whom?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Pope Francis met Patriarch Kirill: on 12th February, 2016.   In which country?
A1) Cuba.
Q2) More to the point, Kirill is the head of which church?
A2) The Russian Orthodox Church.
Q3) The first stone of the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington: on 2nd February of which year?
A3) 1914.
Q4) China’s last Emperor abdicated: on 12th February, 1912.   During his reign, he’d’ve been known as the Xuantong Emperor.   What was his name?
A4) Puyi.
Q5) Finally … Gustav 3rd became King: on 12th February, 1771.   Of where?
A5) Sweden.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio, Subsistence, increases only in an arithmetical ratio.”
Thomas Robert Malthus, 13 February 1766 – 29 December 1834.
And this song … 

Have a good day … 

*        I really wish I knew, Debbi: I think we’re going to have get persuading, to get some of the old mob back on board!   Or get using a baseball bat.   I don’t think that’ll stop Trevor flouncing!   On OTHER fronts … I’m assuming the Wordpress problem applies to their content management software: the stuff you download that lets you run a blog hosted on your computer, but couldn’t swear for sure.   I’m really not that techy!   Keeping that software updated should help, though: something I know the BBC articles says.   (According to that, the patched version was released on 26th January, this year.)

†        Thanks for the links, Olga: that’s some powerful stuff to read, there: I managed to hit various share buttons: which, as Debbi will tell you, not something I do often!   As for Back in Black … ?   That was quite something to watch: although it did leave me feeling like I’d had a visit from the onion fairy … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Thanks so much, Paul. My cousin was hoping to write about both brothers, but he's in hospital at the moment and has been suffering from poor health for over a year now, so who knows. They've been mentioned in some books but the story is interesting enough, even with the missing details (betrayals, spies... a bit of everything). I'm trying to wind down and leave things ready.
I might leave the documentary until I come back...

Debbi said...

I do try to keep my software up-to-date. So, hopefully, I'm covered.

1. Henry VIII
2. the Congo
3. Judaean
4. France
5. the Mayans