Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18-4-2017

That’s something …

The Easter Bank holiday weekend … ?

Is over!

I don’t know about you, but I was working.

And earning some over time, I should add: doing some extra hours.

Which means … ?

Well, extra money, obviously: that’ll be handy!

After all, I’m due an eye test, in a couple of months.

Paying for new glasses would be a good idea … …


But 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) Which famous physicist died on 18th April, 1955?
Q2) 18th April, 1935, saw the birth of voice actor, Jerry Dexter.   Which character did he voice in Goober and the Ghost Chasers?
Q3) 18th April, 1978, saw the US Senate back a treaty: that transferred control of the Panama Canal.   To whom?
Q4) Joan of Arc was beatified: on 18th April, 1909.   Beatification is one of the early stages of being made a what?
Q5) Finally … The UN’s judicial branch held its inaugural meeting in The Hague: on 18th April, 1946.   What’s the name of that judicial branch?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) NASA publicly announced its Kepler probe had discovered the first Earth-sized planet, in the habitable zone of another star.   On 17th April of which year?
A1) 2014.
Q2) The Peak District was named as Britain’s first National Park: on 17th April, 1951.   The District is at the southern end of which mountain range?
A2) The Pennines.
Q3) That same day — 17th April, 1951 — saw search parties sent out to look for which of her Her Majesty’s submarines?
A3) The HM Submarine, Affray.
Q4) The Bay of Pigs Invasion started, on 17th April, 1961.   The Invasion was a US led attempted to depose whom?
A4) Fidel Castro.
Q5) 17th April, 1940, saw the birth of journalist, John McCririck‡.   He’s best know as an authority on what: football, horse racing or George Orwell?
A5) Horse racing.
Here’s a thought …
“You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three. Sport teaches you that.”
Haile Gebrselassie, born 18th April, 1973.
And a tune …

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        I don’t think “All over the place,” does it justice, Olga‡!   England and America might be separated by a common language: but I think Britain and Spain are united by wandering histories!   Don’t know if I’m a fan of royalty: but very aware the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, are highlight mental health issues at the mo.   Could be good.   And I get the impression that Juan Carlos was fairly left wing.   At least, compared to his immediate predecessor!

†        She was utterly fantastic, Debbi‡!   There’s talk she’s only due to do the one season: which seems a shame, going on this one episode.   That was an incredible performance.   You know, I’ve never actually read any Francis.   I always got the impression there were more gee-gees than laser guns for my comfort!

‡        Completely pointless trivia for you both: John McCririck, the horse-racing pundit the that question set?   Is one of a only a few people that knows Tic-tac^, the old bookies sign language.   the chap’s a bit … um … right of centre, sometimes: but seeing that used is something to watch.

^        Oh, apparently?   Odds of 33/1 are known as a double carpet.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Albert Einstein
Q2) Ted
Q3) Panama
Q4) Saint
Q5) The International Court of Justice
Yes, indeed. Anything anybody does to shine a light on mental health issues is good. Juan Carlos... Well, yes, anybody is more left wing than Franco. It's very interesting because now that he's no longer the king, there is an epidemic of illegitimate children of his coming out of nowhere. It seems the media kept very quite at the time (not like here) but now it's all coming out. His wife seems like a nice woman, although it's difficult to know what she personally thought about anything. She played the part with poise, that's for sure. I did see her once in London, in Selfridges, years back. She had two bodyguards (well, I imagine security personnel) with her, but of course, British people wouldn't necessarily know her so she was just looking at computer books. Needless to say, I didn't bother her.
By the way, talking about Spain, I'm going back to Barcelona tomorrow afternoon. I might catch the teaser in the morning but it depends on how well organised I am. I'm going to be coming and going (I have a book fair in Madrid from the 27th to the 8th of May) and might not have much chance to catch up, but wanted to let you know in case you wondered if I had fallen off the face of the Earth. I guess sort of...
Be well!

Debbi said...

You are a wealth of knowledge, Paul! :)

1. Albert Einstein
2. Ted
3. Panama
4. saint
5. The International Court of Justice

That is a shame about Bill. Maybe they'll change their minds!

And Dick Francis had some pretty intense scenes in his books. If not ray guns. :)