Friday, 24 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 24-3-2017

It’s official … it’s Friday … 

And Pay Day … !

Which means, of course, that most of my money’s going to be spent on bills by the end of the day … !

Bills, eh … ?

What I AM hoping … ?

Is that, by the end of the day?

My local branch of CeX* will have an affordable second monitor.

Isn’t having all those USB stick to trade in, handy … ?


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) Warlord, Timur, sacked Damascus: on 24th March, 1401.   Timur is also known as … ?
Q2) Great Britain passed the Quartering Act: on 24th March, 1765.   This forced Britain’s American colonists do what: pay high taxes on tea, house troops or drink coffee?
Q3) The HMS Eurydice sank: on 24th March, 1878.   Of the coast of where: Anglesey, the Isle of Wight or Jersey?
Q4) The night of 24th March, 1944, saw seventy-six prisoners escape from Stalag Luft 3.   The escape was eventually filmed: as what?
Q5) Finally … who got drafted on 24th March, 1958?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 23rd March, 1933, saw the German Reichstag name Adolf Hitler as dictator of Germany.   The term, ‘dictator,’ comes from which empire: Japan, Ancient Rome or Egyptian?
A1) The Ancient Roman.
Q2) 23rd March Promised Messiah Day: according to which school of Islam?
Q3) Waltham Abbey was handed over to the King of England: on  23rd March, 1540.   WHICH king?
Q4) Italy’s Fascist party was founded: on 23rd March, 1919.   Who was Italy’s notorious Fascist leader?
Q5) Finally … 23rd March, 1962, saw the birth of sportsman, Sir Steve Redgrave.   What IS his sport?
A5) Rowing.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“I knew, as everyone knows, that the easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place some one is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death.”
Harry Houdini, March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926.
Given it’s Sergeant Hartman’s birthday? I’ll leave you with a version of Jesus Loves Me, this I know

Just don’t go looking for the 12” version: if you’re easily offended!

Have a good day

*        CeX specialises in buying and selling second hand bits of electronic kit: if you’re looking to make a of cash from your old laptop, or other bits of kit, you can sell it to them.   So if I had half a dozen USB sticks, and an extra hard drive, that I wanted to trade in?   I could get store credit for that monitor.   If you DO trade stuff in, though?   Make sure you wipe any hard drives, securely, your self.   I’d not trust CeX to do it … 

†        I have to admit, Olga, I’m disappointed the perpetrator was killed to stop the attack.   I can understand why … but would’ve liked to hear what he had to say for himself.   Moving rapidly on … !   Pierrepoint is one of the films I keep meaning to watch: Britain’s most prolific hangman is … notorious, to say the least.   (I get the impression there’s arguments he’s the country’s most efficient serial killer.)

‡        I kind of know what you mean about numbers, Debbi!   I’m in Number 2, remember?   And can never think of my address without inserting the phrase ‘the Green Dome,’ somewhere!   (Nice to know these’s other fans out there!   You might want to mention the iPlayer mess: the BBC were looking to introduce iPlayer Global as a kind of BBC version of Netflix.   But US channels immediately threaten to drop BBCAmerica, if the Beeb did.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Tamerlane
Q2) House British troops
Q3) The Isle of Wight
Q4) The Great Escape
Q5) Elvis Presley
I don't know how close the Pierrepoint film is to the real guy, but one of the things that impressed me is that he was very respectful with the bodies. He also executed quite a few war criminals...
I know what you mean...

Debbi said...

Oh, jeez! Why can't we all just get along! :)

1. Tamerlane
2. house troops
3. the Isle of Wight
4. The Great Escape
5. Elvis Presley

Not only is she a Prisoner fan, but she has British relatives and went to school in Wales! I didn't ask if she'd been to Portmeiron. :) She did say that the Welsh spoke English to her because she's American, but will only speak Welsh to the English. Hoo boy!