Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 2-4-2017


I think I’m starting to loath bank holiday weekends … !

Oh, I can’t complain about the amount of hours I‘m doing.

I can complain about the side effects.

Those late night trains home?

Are a bit of a killer.

Right at the moment?   The trains between Brentwood and Shenfield — first stage in my journey to work in Chelmsford — have been replaced by buses: as a result of the various bits of Crossrail work.

That’s not too bad.

At weekends?   The trains from Shenfield to Chelmsford get replaced by buses: either from Shenfield to Ingatestone to Chelmsford, OR from Shenfield to Ingatestone, with a train from Ingatestone to Chelmsford.

The latter?   Adds about twenty minutes to the trip.

When you’re getting up at six on a Sunday, to get to work?

Means that’s about the nearest I’d get to jet lag!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring four 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) 2nd May, 1611 saw the first publication of the King James version of the Bible.   It had 39 books in the Old Testament, 27 in the New Testament, and 14 books in what?
Q2) The ARA General Belgrano was sunk on 2nd May, 1982: during a war between the UK and Argentina.   Over which set of islands?
Q3) 2nd May, 1933, saw Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime ban what: Jewish owned businesses, trade unions or TV stations?
Q4) 2nd May, 2011, saw US special forces kill whom?
Q5) Finally … German authorities reported outbreaks of serious diarrhea: on 2nd May, 2011.   The outbreak was linked to which bacteria: E. coli, salmonella or Clostridium botulinum?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 1st May is, of course, May Day.   In which James Bond film does Grace Jones play May Day?
A1) A View to a Kill.   (Although May Day is NOT a damsel in distress!)
Q2) May Day is a distress call.   In which episode of Hancock’s Half Hour does Tony get a May Day?
A2) The Radio Ham.
Q3) May Day is a distress call for what: radio, telephone or internet?
A3) Radio.
Q4) Mayday is a small ghost town: in which US state?
A4) Colorado.
Q5) Finally … ?   In which year did BBC1 air the series, Mayday?
A5) 2013.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don’t want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house.”
They and I, Jerome K. Jerome, 2 May 1859 – 14 June 1927.
And a song … 

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

Have a good day.

*        It’s a fantastic speech, Debbi, I know that!   Amazing to watch!   (It’s joining Mummy on the Orient Express, as a Capaldi fave!)   Actually, now I think of it?   Didn’t the Hoover Dam in The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon?   It looks huge!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It is huge! It was a big WPA project during the Depression.

1. Apocrypha
2. the Falkland Islands
3. trade unions
4. Osama bin Laden
5. E. coli

FYI, I managed to find a ghost town called May Day in Kansas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ghost_towns_in_Kansas But not MayDay, so ... :)