Sunday, 25 June 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 25-6-2017

Right … 

I’m back off to work, again, today.

And thinking, with the amount of hours I have, next week?

I should maybe get an extra job.


Not that there’s much doing, around here.

Nor — were I looking at going back into the business — are there that many easily accessible pubs looking for a pub-quizmaster.

It’s possibly something I’m going to have to think about.

Now … 

Does anyone want to buy a pub quiz … ?


Just as a quick thought?

I read in the news that Parliament itself, has been hit by a cyber attack.

As a result?

The ability to access emails from sites outside Westminster was turned off.


I’m wondering what on Earth the attackers were doing.

I’d love to have the complete story.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

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

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

Q1) Who was sentenced to death for the murder of his wife: on 25th June, 1953?
Q2) Prince’s most successful LP, Purple Rain, was released on 25th June, 1984.   What was the name of the band he recorded it with?
Q3) Kim Campbell was named as Prime Minister: on 25th June, 1993.   Prime minister of where?
Q4) The Soviet Union started a blockade: on 24th June, 1948.   Of where?
Q5) Finally … 25th June,  1903, saw the birth of writer, George Orwell.   It’s generally agreed he’s the first person to use which term: cyberspace, cold war or fake news?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 24th June, 1812, saw Napoleon’s army begin invading where: Poland, Russia or Latvia?
A1) Russia.
Q2) Mary Pickford became the first woman to sign a million dollar film contract: on 24th June, 1916.   She signed it with which film producer?
A2) Adolph Zukor.   (According to Wikipedia?   That contract would now be worth some $17, 000, 000.)
Q3) The Prime Minister of Siam renamed his country: on 24th June, 1939.      What did he change it too?
A3) Thailand.
Q4) Lonesome George died: on 24th June, 2012.   George was the last known example of his species of what?
A4) Tortoise.   (He was a Pinta Island Tortoise, so you know.)
Q5) Finally … Silvio Berlusconi was found guilty of fraud, and having sex with an underage prostitute, on 24th June, 2013.   Which Italian political office did he hold?
A5) Prime Minister.   (He successfully appealed.   Am I the only who thinks politics is messy … ?)
I’ll leave you with a song … 

And some words …
“ … a machine-gun is still a machine-gun even when a ‘good’ man is squeezing the trigger.”
George Orwell, 25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day!

*        Well … it’s getting there, Olga‡: I’m just grateful I got through the shift without too much … um … twanging … !   On top of Gaiman?   I was convinced Arthur C Clarke had done something similar, but, apparently, the closest he got was this.   Then there’s Frederic Brown’s Knock.

†        Oh, heck, that sounds nasty, Debbi‡: give Rick my regards, would you?!   (Sounds like he’s having to keep an eyeball on the diet, as well!)

‡        Do either of you need a pub quiz … ?


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) John Christie
Q2) The Revolution
Q3) Canada
Q4) Berlin (well they blocked the Western Allies’ access by railway, road and canal to the sectors under Western control…)
Q5) cold war
Thanks for the links. I like Clark's story...
I wish. At the moment we have a big hole in the accounts of the publishing cooperative I am a member of. I don't know if it will survive...

Debbi said...

I'll let you know about the pub quiz. You could try selling them on Fiverr:

1. John Christie
2. The Revolution
3. Canada
4. West Berlin
5. Cold War

trev-v said...

A1 John Christie

A2 The Revolution

A3 Canada

A4 Berlin Germany

A5 Cold War