Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 11-4-2017

Right … 

I’m going to apologise for getting this up, late.

But, would you believe it?

My main hard drive’s been playing up, over the past couple of days.

My morning’s started, not with a gentle, civilised, post: ruminating on the state of whatever happened to grab my attention, possibly THAT United Airlines.

But spending an hour — a teeny weenie hour, for heavens sakes! —respiring the thing from my Time Machine back up: after being up half the night, doing an in-depths permissions check!.

I’m getting seriously worried, though: not only am I late, I’m getting the old clicking noise from that main drive.

Not good sign.

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 they do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 11th April, 1977, saw the building of the first Apple 1 computer.   Who was that computer’s designer?
Q2) 11th April, 1990, saw UK Customs and Excise agents seize for a device bound for Iraq.   The device in question was what was dubbed the super … what?
Q3) Which island colony was granted self-rule: on 11th April, 1957?
Q4) Israel’s second largest city — by population — was founded on 11th April, 1909: and has a name that means White City.   What city are we talking about?
Q5) Finally … Israel’s Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres, signed the London Agreement: on 11th April, 1987.   The other signatory was King Hussein of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers.

Q1) 10th April, 2016, saw a magnitude 6.6 earthquake strike.   The ’quake was centred on the village of Ashkasham.   Village, ’quake and epicenter, are in which country?
Q2) The United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 45: on 10th April, 1948.   Who did this admit as a UN member?
A2) The Union of Burma: the country now called Myanmar.
Q3) The charter for the Virginia Company of London was signed: on 10th April, 1606.   By which English King?
A3) James 1st.
Q4) What Canal re-opened on 10th April, 1957: the Grand Union, Panama or Suez?
A4) Suez.
Q5) Finally … 10th April, 1972, saw American bombers, bomb where: North Vietnam, South Vietnam or Northern Korea?
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“When you are in a good theatre show, it is a wonderful and very fulfilling experience, entertaining a large audience and their showing their appreciation for your efforts.”
Joel Grey, 11th April, 1932.
And a tune: as Joel’s doing the double …

Today’s questions get answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day!

*        Oh, heck, you DO like to throw a boy a question, don’t you Olga!   Hmmm … I’ve done nothing for Easter, this year: the blessed thing’s a movable feast‡ — which is possibly something to look at — and keeps changing!   I’ve just had a very quick look, though: one of my questions reminds me that archeologists discovered an apocryphal text the press called the Book of Judas, which might be worth checking out.

†        I think we’re ALL showing our age, then, Debbi: but isn’t it odd that the word’s stuck around?   And you’re right, saving up dish, wonga, sponduliks, and just plain old fashioned cash, isn‘t going To be needed … !   Especially after the morning I’ve had!

‡        I think the thing’s supposed to fall on the first weekend after the first full moon after the equinox: I think!   Here … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Steve Wozniak (Wikipedia says 1976 but I’m not going to question your Apple knowledge)
Q2) gun
Q3) Singapore
Q4) Tel Aviv
Q5) Jordan
I hope the thing gets sorted and it’s not more bad news. I’ve spent almost two hours trying to buy some train tickets from Barcelona to Madrid, because when I tried to use my Spanish bank card it insisted in sending a text message to check but only my mother’s phone is linked to the bank account and she doesn’t know how to read text messages. (And of course, she’s in Barcelona and I’m in the UK). Then when I tried to pay with my card from here it gave me an error message. Thanks to PayPal we have tickets, but I think it’s going to be a trying day… And it’s cloudy…. Anyway, onwards and upwards…
And thanks, I'll see what I can find and will check the book of Judas...

Debbi said...

I finally ordered some Jammie Dodgers. British Food Depot had no listing for them and World Market won't ship them! So I had to turn to good old Amazon! :)

1. Steve Wozniak
2. gun
3. Singapore
4. Tel Aviv
5. Jordan