Friday, 12 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 12-5-2017

Hmmm … 

That’s something of a blow.

An old friend, Lorna, sent me an interesting job posting she’d spotted: wanting bloggers and writers to attend a film screening, and then do an enthusiastic post, afterwards.

I HAPPILY put in for it.

But didn’t notice the event was last week!

Blast … !

Still … 

It got me thinking that I should look for magazines needing a complete amateur who wants to turn eight years of blogging into some form of cash.

 Here’s hoping … !


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring ten out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 12th May is International what Day: Nurse Day, Doctors Day or Paramedics Day?
Q2) Famously, 12th May, 2000, saw Ford confirm it would stop making cars, where: Dagenham, Warley or Galleywood?
Q3) The oldest university in the Americas, the National University of San Marcos, was founded: on 12th May, 1551.   Which South American country is it in?
Q4) 39 people were killed in explosions in Riyadh: on 12th May, 2003.   The bombings were carried out by whom?
Q5) Finally … 12th May, 1952 saw Gaj Singh crowned as Maharaja: of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Garry Kasparov played the last of a series of Chess games on 11th May.   Of which year of the 1990s: 1995, 1997 or 1999?
A1) 1997.
Q2) Which game was it: the fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth?
A2) The sixth.
Q3) What was the name of the computer: Deep Thought, Deep Throat or Deep Blue?
A3) Deep Blue.
Q4) Who built the computer: NEC, IBM or SGI?
A4) IBM.
Q5) The type of software on the computer is what’s called artificial … what?
A5) Artificial intelligence.
Q6) This game was the last in the second Kasparov vs the machine series.   The first was in which year: 1994, 1996 or 1998?
A6) 1996.
Q7) Who won the first series: Kasparov or the Machine?
A7) Kasparov.
Q8) More to the point, who won this second series: Kasparov or the Machine?
A8) The Machine.   (The eventually score was Deep Thought 3½ to Kasparov’s 2½.)
Q9) The most recent World Chess Computer Championship was held in Leiden, in 2016.   And won by a computer called what what: Komodo, Kimono or Syberiad?
A9) Komodo.
Q10) Finally … what’s the Japanese equivalent to Chess called?
A10) Shogi.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“Everything I write is designed to be milked to the last drop of revenue.”
Leslie Charteris, 12 May 1907 – 15 April 1993.
And, given it’s Leslie’s birthday, a song … 

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

Have a good day.

*        Daft ol’ thought, Olga: I read — somewhere! — that a lot of shops in the UK tended to put things like the bakery, or the part that cooks roast chicken, near the main door.   Those freshly cooked food smells are supposed to help get people through the door.   I THINK the same’s said of the smell of old books.   Would something like that help … ?    Possibly confuse the HELL out of people, roast chicken sandwiches at a book fair, but … 

†        What gets me, Debbi … ?   Is the amount of people mentioning a certain Richard Millhouse Nixon.   Blowed if I know why, though … !


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Nurse Day
Q2) Dagenham
Q3) Peru
Q4) Al-Qaeda
Q5) Jodhpur
You might have a point, although the food tents were outside and believe me, the octopuss and the ham and cheese were easy to smell, although there was a terrace bar nearby and the smell spread from there too. I forgot to tell you yesterday that I had just watched a movie called 'The Chess Player' about a Spanish chess champion that ends up moving to France with his wife pre-WWII and ends up imprisoned under false pretenses and teaches chess to one of the German jailers. The chess questions seem particularly pertinent...

Debbi said...

Oh, really? :)

1. Nurse Day
2. Dagenham
3. Peru
4. al-Qaeda
5. Jodphur