Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 28-2-2017

Hmmm … 

I’m off to work, today.

You’d possibly worked that out, hadn’t you … ?

Thankfully?   I’ve got two days off, this week: tomorrow and Thursday.   AND some annual leave at the weekend.

And, luckily?   I’ve been able to make my hours up, by volunteering to do some extra hours: both today and Friday.

I’ve little actual money to spend … 

But, hey … you can’t have everything … !


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) 28th February, 202 BC, saw the coronation of Emperor Gaozu: as ruler of what’s now China.   He was the first Emperor of which dynasty: Han, Tong or McSweeney?
Q2) Robert Nelson declared Lower Canada to be independent: on 28th February, 1838.   Parts of Lower Canada are now which French speaking Canandian province?
Q3) A ceasefire was announced, at the end of the Gulf War: on 28th February, 1991.   By whom: President Bush, Saddam Hussain or Prime Minister, John Major?
Q4) Wallace Carothers invented Nylon: on 28th February, 1935.   The first product with nylon parts was made in 1938.   What was that product: stockings, a toothbrush, or seat covers?
Q5) Finally … which Spanish region declared itself autonomous on 28th February, 1980: Andalusia, Catalonia or Navarre?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801 went into force on 27th February, 1801.   It placed Washington DC under the control of what: the US President, the US Supreme Court or the US Congress?
A1) The US Congress.
Q2) What’s now Washington DC was built on land donated by two US states.   Name either.
A2) Maryland or Virginia.
Q3) The city’s located on the banks of which river?
A3) The Potomac.
Q4) The city’s named after the first US President.   Who was he?
Q5) The official residence of the US President is at 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC.   How is that residence better known?
A5) The White House.
Q6) Washington is ALSO known as Hollywood for … what?
Q7) The government of the USA — the Congress — is housed in which Washington building?
A7) The Capitol.
Q8) The Library of Congress is in Washington.   It has roughly how many books: 147 million, 145 million or 143 million?
Q9) The city’s oldest newspaper is the Washington … what?
A9) Washington Post.
Q10) Finally … which Kevin Spacey series is set in and around Washington?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The tricky thing about a quagmire is you never know you have walked into one until it is too late.”
Robin Cook, 28 February 1946 – 6 August 2005.
And a woman called Fefe … 

See you later, alligator …

*        Blast … !   I’m blowed if I can find where I got it from, Debbi, but the answer I had was 147 million!   That’s Wikipedia for you!   At any rate, you’re right, Olga’s got a good speaking voice: as do you, yourself.   Either way … ?   I’m going to HA VE to do a Catalan Teaser at some point!   Just in the interests of fairness! :D


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Thanks so much for the comments. Perhaps my radio career will take me from Penistone FM to other places... As I was saying in a previous comment I sound very weird to my ears when I hear myself but...
I haven't watched the Oscars for years but the incident was funny...
Anyway, must get working, but here are the replies
Q1) Han
Q2) Quebec
Q3) President Bush
Q4) A toothbrush
Q5) Andalucía

Debbi said...

Cool! I've learned so much from doing these teasers.

It's because of the teasers that I knew what The Maze prison was when it was mentioned in a book by Stuart Neville. Great writer, BTW! From Northern Ireland. Wish I'd had a chance to meet him while I was visiting the UK.

1. Han
2. Quebec
3. President Bush
4. a toothbrush
5. Andalucía