Sunday, 5 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 5-3-2017

It’s official … 

I’m now another year older: and theoretically wiser.

Although I wouldn’t necessarily guarantee that last bit!

At any rate … ?

I’m no older than I was, yesterday.

And?   Apart from the fact I seem to have picked up a case of something that’s making my foot very painful?

I feel fine.

Well … 

Unless someone does something tactless, like mentioning how old I am!

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.   The day ALSO saw Olga† saying ‘Hello’: and letting us know where to find her YouTube channel‡.

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

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

Q1) 5th March, 1872, saw George Westinghouse patent what: pneumatic tyres, air brakes or windscreen wipers?
Q2) Winston Churchill coined the term ‘Iron Curtain,’ when giving a speech: on 5th March, 1946.   The speech was in which US state: Missouri, Mississippi or Michigan?
Q3) The Landsat 3 probe was launched: on 5th March, 1978.   Which planet did it photograph?
Q4) 5th March, 1936, saw the first flight of which iconic British fighter plane?
Q5) Finally … What British computer was released: on 5th March, 1981?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 4th March, 1941 saw Britain’s first Commando raid take place: on the Lotofen Islands.   The raid went under the name, Operation what: Claymore, Broadsword or Assegai?
A1) Claymore.
Q2) The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant, for Omar Hassan al-Bashir: on 4th March, 2009.   He was the then president of which African nation?
A2) Sudan.
Q3) Henry the Navigator was born: on 4th March, 1394.   He was a prince of where: Spain, Portugal or France?
A3) Portugal.   (I share my birthday with him: he’s a lot deader than me, though.)
Q4) Which 85 year old silent film star was given a KBE: on 4th March, 1975?
Q5) Finally … 4th March, 1769, saw the birth of Muhammed Ali.   He’s regarded as one of the founders of modern where: Egypt, Turkey or Syria?
A5) Egypt.
I’ll leave you with the words of Mr Rex Harrison …
“Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what's wrong with it.”
Rex Harrison, 5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990.
And a song by Mr Murray Head … 

Have a good day … 

*        Oh, EASY, Debbi^: the chair’s got built in shielding, life support … and a suspended animation feature.   He’s a bit like Artoo Detoo: Artoo’s abilities only get defined, when the writers need him to have a helpful widget.   Likewise, we don’t know what Davros has built into that chair … until the writers think “Blimey, how do we bring him back, next time?”   Deus ex machina, I think they call it …

†        Got to admit, Olga^, I like Debbi’s style, as well!   I’m going to have to  see if I can’t add everyone’s YouTube channels to a sidebar!   (Overload!)

‡        Just so everyone knows?   My youTube channel can be found, HERE!   Debbi’s can be found, HERE.   Olga’s, as I’ve already mentioned?   Can be found HERE.   Subscribing to all three of us, will get you three peoples thanks: and some interesting content.

^        Did I mention I got given a blu-ray copy of Power of the Daleks, for my birthday?   It’s Patrick Troughton’s first outing in the role, and the colour version included?   Is beautiful, even it’s not authentic!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Air brake
Q2) Missouri
Q3) Earth
Q4) Supermarine Spitfire
Q5) The ZX81
Happy belated birthday, Paul! And thank for the shoutout about the YouTube channel. I must create some more videos...I usually see the new videos when I connect to YouTube in the morning for my workouts, but not always get notified of everything.
I'm doing an online course and trying to finish writing a novel and I don't think my brain has much space left.
I hope you had a great birthday. Like the sound of the presents.

trev-v said...

A1 air brakes

A2 Missouri

A3 Planet Earth

A4 Supermarine Spitfire

A5 Sinclair ZX81 - and yes I got one when it came out.

As to your age I know your age is a lot less than mine. I shall be 69 in May this year.

Debbi said...

Cool! Great present!

Deus ex machina indeed! :)

1. air brakes
2. Missouri
3. Earth
4. the Spitfire
5. the Sinclair ZX81