Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15-2-2017

Hmmm … 

That’s a little disappointing … 

Did I tell You I sent a Valentine‘s Day card … ?

I sent a Valentine’s Day card.

Turns out it was unwelcome.

It was cruel, mean, and the lady concerned is bloody angry!

I’m a little put out, to say the least: that WAS the first I’d ever sent.

I think it’s the last time I’ll be sending one of those … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring nine out of ten in the process.

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

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

Q1) Ferdinand 3rd became Holy Roman Emperor on 15th February, 1637.   Where was he also king of: Bohemia, Aragon and Castile or Scotland?
Q2) 15th February, 1921 saw Romania open a legation in Helsinki.   What was Romania, at the time: a republic, a kingdom or an empire?
Q3) Violent industrial protests took place: on 15th February, 1986.   Outside the News International printing plant in Wapping.   Which press baron was/is the owner of News International?
Q4) ENIAC, the world’s first general purpose computer, was dedicated on 15th February, 1946.   Kay McNulty, Betty Jenning and Betty Snyder, were some of its first … what?
Q5) Finally … 15th February, 19472, saw British forces in Singapore surrender to whom: the Germans, Italians or Japanese?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 14th February is Saint Valentine’s Day: in the Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Anglian liturgies.   Many Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate it on July the 6th: and on which other date in July?
A1) 30th July.
Q2) Valentine, himself — the one one usually associated with 14th Feburary — is Saint Valentine of Terni.   Terni is in which European country?
A2) Italy.
Q3) He’s occasionally depicted with a what: rooster, lamb or gharial?
A3) A rooster.
Q4) Which Spanish city are said to contain the saint’s relics?
A4) Madrid.
Q5) The saint is also patron of which flower: the tulip, the rose or the orchid?
A5) The rose.
Q6) Jobyna Ralston appeared in the 1924 romantic comedy, Girl Shy.   Opposite whom: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd?
Q7) Back in 1984, Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner were Romancing the … what?
A7) Stone.
Q8) Emily Brontë wrote a very well known love story: that Kate Bush sang about.   What love story?
Q9) One of the UK’s most famous publishers, specialize in romantic novels.   Which publisher?
Q10) Finally … the day is celebrated as the Day of the Enamoured: where?
A10) Portugal.
Have a thought …
“There is no incidental music to the dramas of real life.”
From The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, by Sax Rohmer, 15 February 1883 – 1 June 1959.
And a generic statistic … 

Have a good day … 

*        Well, so long as you don’t turn into Anne Wilkes, I think we’re OK … !   (But, as I’ve said, before, Debbi?   Couldn’t do it, without you … !)


Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :) Sorry to hear about your Valentine's Day experience. Next time, get a more verbal okay ahead of time. Maybe you misread the situation. Well, I guess obviously.

I'll stop now, before I jam my foot farther down my throat! :)

Hey, your teaser fans adore you. For what it's worth!

1. Bohemia
2. a kingdom
3. Rupert Murdoch
4. programmers
5. Japanese

Now watching the new season of "Humans". Wow! :)

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Sorry, Paul. I've never received one,if it's any consolation. (I've sent a general one to the male nurses I was working with, but never to one individual either. Well, she doesn't know what she's missing). I'm in Paris. Yesterday the weather was lovely. Today it's raining. Good to catch up with my friend and her family, although limited time for anything else (perhaps more next week. My friend is still on holiday but her husband and daughter will be busy, so more quiet time, I imagine). Do take care and don't worry. Whatever will be, will be. (I can't imagine why somebody should be offended by a Valentine. Even if you're not interested romantically in somebody it's a lovely gesture).