Monday, 8 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 8-5-2017: The Pox

Hmmm … 

Caroline Lucas, one of the Green party’s co-leaders, was on Radio 4, this morning.

Advocating the idea of a progressive alliance for the 2017 General election.

In other words?

The idea that in a given constituency— in the up-coming general election — those candidates who have little chance of winning stand aside.

In favour of an opposition candidate who stands a better chance of winning the seat.

Hmmm … 


I voted Green in the recent local elections for Essex Council.

Indeed, have a Green party poster in my window.

For me, a mix things has contributed to that. My feelings of disillusion with the Liberal Democrats, my belief that Labour don’t stand a chance of winning the Brentwood and Ongar seat, and I’m blowed if I’m voting Conservative.

I can understand Ms Lucas’ position.   It gives individual leftist parties a greater chance of winning a seat, and it works out cheaper for local parties: in terms of deposits, advertising and other costs.

I’m, personally, don’t know if the Green’s will be fielding a candidate in Brentwood.

I hope they do: I’d rather vote for someone.

But if they don’t?

I have my usual option of spoiling my vote available to me.

Vive la Vote blanc … !


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring six out of six in the process.

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

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

Q1) The eradication of Smallpox was formally announced: on 8th May, 1980.   By which UN body?
Q2) Smallpox, itself, is caused by a what: bacteria or virus?
Q3) The fight against smallpox encouraged the invention of inoculation.   By which English scientist?
Q4) Those first inoculations were made from cells of which disease: Feline AIDS, Cowpox or Bird ’Flu?
Q5) Finally … the last naturally occurring case of smallpox was in which years of the 1970s?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo was founded: on the 7th May, 1946.   How is that company now known?
A1) Sony.
Q2) During the Spanish Civil War, the Condor Legion arrived on 7th May, 1937.   Where was that legion from?
A2) Germany.
Q3) The Siege of Málaga started: on 7th, 1487.   The Siege was notable as the first use of what: ambulances, aircraft or longbows?
A3) Ambulances.
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?
A4) A clipper.
Q5) The other example of that type of ship, is in Greenwich.   What’s it called?
A5) The Cutty Sark.
Q6) Finally … 7th May, 1920, saw the Soviet Union recognize the independence of where: Georgia, Latvia or Poland?
A6) Georgia.   (Georgia was invaded, six months later.   By the Soviet Union.)
Here’s a thought …
“Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.”
Gustave Flaubert.
And a tune … 

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

Have a good day.

*        Apparently, Debbi, Lucasfilms have been wanting to show Vader’s castle for a while!   Rogue One was the first chance they got, to show it.   (Have you seen Knock, Knock, yet, Debbi?   Thought that was rather good, although someone’s going to mention Ghost Light.   After all, they’re variations of a haunted house.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Haven't seen it yet, so ... no spoilers! :)

1. the World Health Organization
2. a virus
3. Edward Jenner
4. cowpox
5. 1977