Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 10-4-2017: Up in the Gallery … 

Hmmm … 

Have you ever heard of an American chap called James Comey?

He’s the now ex-head of the USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He’s the ex-head … 

As President Trump sacked him last night.

Apparently for making a dogs dinner of the investigation in Hilary Clinton’s emails, during the presidential election, last year.

Director Comey was also in charge of the investigations into the Trump campaign team’s links with Russia during the same election.

To me?

Sacking the chap who’s investigating you seems …

Well …

Let’s put it this way …

I can smell rat.

How about you … ?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five 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) 10th May, 1824, saw the opening of the UK’s National Gallery.   It’s in which London Square?
Q2) It’s therefore, where: Hackney, the City of London, or the City of Westminster?
Q3) The current Gallery is in which of it’s buildings: the first, second or third?
Q4) Gabriele Finaldi is the National Gallery’s current what?
Q5) Finally … what’s the nearest overground station to the Gallery?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and their answers …

Q1) Victory Day is marked in Russia: on 9th May.   It’s the Russian equivalent of which day, in western Europe?
A1) VE Day.
Q2) Books by Gabriele D’Annunzio were place on the Index of Forbidden Books: on 9th May, 1911.   Who organized the Index?
A2) The Catholic Church: with the original version put into place by Paul 4th.
Q3) Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo made it’s debut: on 9th May, 1958.   Who was the film’s male lead?
Q4) 9th May, 1860, saw the birth of writer, J. M. Barrie.   Which literary character is his best remembered creation?
A4) Peter Pan.
Q5) Finally … 26 miners were killed on 9th May, 1992: when a methane pocket exploded in the Westray coal mine.   Mine, and explosion, were in which Canadian province?
A5) Nova Scotia.

I’ll leave you with a thought …

“All acquisitions in the nineteenth century had to be funded by a vote of Parliament, which was initially reluctant to vote the money to buy pictures like this on the simple basis that they were not beautiful and the public would not enjoy them.”Neil MacGregor.

And a tune …

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

Have a good day.

*        It is rather good, isn’t it, Debbi.   Am I the only person thinking they’re going for a Hinchcliffe/Holmes† era feel?  You know, Talons of Weng Chiang/Brain of Mobius/Deadly Assassin, that kind of feel …

†        Robert Holmes, the man behind some of the classic show’s best loved stories?   Died at the Age of sixty.   In these days of super-centarians?   That’s WAY too young!


Mr Strict said...

1> Trafalgar Square.
2> City of Westminster.
3> Third
4> Director
5> Charing Cross

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Trafalgar Square
Q2) City of Westminster
Q3) The third
Q4) Director
Q5) Charing Cross?
I hope you're OK, Paul. I saw yesterday's post. I'm trying to catch up on everything I left parked with the book fair and I'm quite exhausted. Take care!

Angel Frmcanada said...

1. Trafalgar Square
2. City of Westminster
3. second
4. director
5. Charing Cross

The white house is infested with rats!

Debbi said...

I'd say something is rotten in the state of Denmark (so to speak)! :)

1. Trafalgar Square
2. the City of Westminster
3. third
4. director
5. Charing Cross rail and Trafalgar Square/Charing Cross bus station (I guess! :))