Saturday, 27 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27-5-2017

Yay … !

It’s Saturday … !

Which means, of course, that I’m working until ten o’clock, tonight.

Which also means I’m going to be taping tonight’s episode of Dr Who.

Or, at least, record it.

What always amazes me how, sometimes?

Is the way that — sometimes — a word will stick around: long after the technology that spawned it.

Mind you, given old fashioned vinyl’s been given a new lease of life?

I’d not be surprised to see Mr Robot or Dr Who on a new version of VHS!

Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* 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) 27th May 1199, saw King John crowned as King of England.   He’s remembered — occasionally — as John Lack … what?
Q2) 27th May is the feast day of the Venerable who?
Q3) The (then) tallest building on Earth opened: on 27th May, 1930.   Which Manhattan building was it?
Q4) 27th May, 1837, saw the birth of Wild Bill Hickok.   For a period in 1871, Hickok was Marshal of a small Kansas town called what?
Q5) Finally … the first group of Dorsland Trekkers set off: on 27th May, 1874.   The Trek took place in what’s now which country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Anglican churches celebrate Saint Augustine on 26th May.   Augustine was the first Archbishop of where?
Q2) Edmund 1st was murdered on Saint Augustine’s Day: in 946 AD.   He was King of where: England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales?
A2) England.
Q3) Bram’s Stoker’s Dracula was first published: on 26th May, 1897.   In the novel, Dracula claimed to be descended from whom: Attila the Hun, Charlemagne or Tamerlane?
A3) Attila the Hun.
Q4) British Guiana became independent: on 26th May, 1966.   It’s now called what?
A4) Guyana.
Q5) Finally … The first commercial jet to exceed Mach 2 was a Soviet jet: that did so on 26th May, 1970.   Mach 2 is twice the speed of what?
A5) Sound.
Here’s a thought …
“That is real horror and blood. When the Second World War finished I was 23 and already I had seen enough horror to last me a lifetime. I’d seen dreadful, dreadful things, without saying a word. So seeing horror depicted on film doesn’t affect me much.”
Sir Christopher Lee, 27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015.
And, although Sir Christopher was never known for his singing?

A tune or two … 

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

Have good day … !

*        I think getting through this weekend’s going to be something, Olga!    I might just look the place up … in between Mr Robot easter eggs!

1 comment:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) land
Q2) Bede
Q3) The Chrysler Building
Q4) Abilene
Q5) South Africa

Do take care. I forgot to mention Sir Roger Moore. He was also the James Bond I watched in the cinema as a child (I've never been a great James Bond fan. I usually like the songs and the cars more than the movies... well, and the scenery, but I like the humour in his movies more than others. You can't take it seriously...) He always supported Children in Need and I heard many interviews with him on the radio. A genial man and very handsome. (Yes, I know you won't comment on that, but I remember my parents were very fond of the Saint, that was a bit early for me...)