Sunday, 7 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 7-4-2017

It’s a Sunday … 

And, for once … ?

It’s a Sunday where I’m not working.

That’s going to give me less money, next payday.

But, for the moment … ?

Means I have extra time to sleep, do laundry … 

And watch Dr Who*, tonight … 

Here’s hoping … 


But lets 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 to say’s questions shall we?

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

Q1) Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo was founded: on the 7th May, 1946.   How is that company now known?
Q2) During the Spanish Civil War, the Condor Legion arrived on 7th May, 1937.   Where was that legion from?
Q3) The Siege of Málaga started: on 7th, 1487.   The Siege was notable as the first use of what: ambulances, aircraft or longbows?
Q4) 7th May, 1864, saw the launch of the City of Adelaide.   The City is one of two surviving example’s of what kind of ship?
Q5) The other example of that type of ship, is in Greenwich.   What’s it called?
Q6) Finally … 7th May, 1920, saw the Soviet Union recognize the independence of where: Georgia, Latvia or Poland?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The Siege of Cuzco started: on 6th May, 1536.   The besiegers were whom: Aztec, Inca or Maya?
A1) Inca.
Q2) Saint Martin de Porres was canonized on 6th May, 1962: by Pope John 23rd.   He’s patron saint of what: barbers, cigarette machines or chefs?
A2) Barbers.
Q3) Bob Hope performed his first show for the USO: on 6th May, 1941.   The USO are the United Services … what?
Q4) Who broke the four minute mile: on 6th May, 1956?
Q5) Finally … The body of William Colby was found: on 6th May, 1996.   What had he been head of: the FBI, CIA or the NAACP?
A5) The CIA.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.”
Angela Carter, 7 May 1940 – 16 February 1992.
And — as it’s Anne Dudley’s birthday — this tune‡ … 

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

Have a good day.

*        I’ve got a TV that allows me to record stuff: to a USB stick.   Not much point to that, in these days of smart TV sets.   However, given the existence of software like HandBrake, and various free video editing software like MPEG Streamclip, means that I’ve not spent a penny Dr Who for the past decade.

†        I know I’m looking forward to it, Debbi: I was rather impressed with Rogue One.   Especially Darth Vader’s bits!

‡        The video shows us how the Art of Noise deconstructed music as an art form: both symbolically, physically and with technology.   And that they didn’t like pianos …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yeah. Good video! :)

1. Sony
2. Nazi Germany
3. ambulances
4. a clipper ship
5. Cutty Sark
6. Georgia