Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 3-5-2017

I think, at the moment … ?

The word is phew … !

Why … ?

Because, yesterday … ?

My hard drive failed.

As you can possibly imagine, I was just a little bit … you know … 

Frantic … !

Thankfully … ?

I’ve managed to use a combination of Recovery Mode and Time Machine to copy the information on the dying main drive to the newer drive I’d picked up a few weeks ago.

The new drive is working well.

The old one?

Will have to be securely disposed of with a sledgehammer, given I can’t use Disk Utility on it.

Right now?

I have a functioning computer.   One with a drive that’s not making ominous clicking noises.

Now … 

Phew … !


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) 3rd May, 1830, saw the opening of the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway.   It was the first to issue what: first class tickets, second class tickets or season tickets?
Q2) Britain’s first heart transplant was performed: on 3rd May of which year?
Q3) 3rd May, 1958, saw the birth of comedian and actress, Sandi Toksvig.   She’s presenter of QI: and, as from 2017, co-presenter of which Channel Four show?
Q4) 3rd May, 1715, saw a solar eclipse take place: visible from many parts of northern Europe and Asia.   Which famous scientist had predicted it?
Q5) Finally … what was televised for the first time: on 3rd May, 1952?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

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?
A1) The usually now no longer printedApocrypha.
Q2) The ARA General Belgrano was sunk on 2nd May, 1982: during a war between the UK and Argentina.   Over which set of islands?
A2) The Falklands: also known as the Malvinas in Argentinian Spanish.
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?
A5) E. Coli.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“If it wasn’t good, they wouldn’t steal it.”
James Brown, May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006.
And something pinchable …

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

Have a good day.

*        Oh, one of the New Deal projects, Debbi?   I seem to recall President Roosevelt got a lot of stuff done, under that: and willing to bet you’ve got a few of them, near you.   Just done a quick Googling: apparently the Baltimore National Cemetery’s one of the WPA projects … (Damn you, Wikipedia Ghost Towns Called May Day Disambiguation Page!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Not surprised! So is the city of Greenbelt. A planned community before it became fashionable. :)

1. season tickets
2. 1968
3. The Great British Bake Off
4. Edmond Halley
5. the Kentucky Derby

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