Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 11-7-2017

Right … 

I’ve time off.

Something I know isn’t going to do my finances any good.

But does mean I have time off: to write, do some laundry … 

And possibly help an old friend with an old computer.

That fact I’ve got I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue on?

Is par for the course.

If you get the chance?

Give it a listen … !


But 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) The Hollywood Bowl officially opened: on 11th July of which year of the 1920s?
Q2) 11th July, 1960, saw the birth of actress, Caroline Quentin.   In which TV series does she play Dorothy?
Q3) 11th July, 1914, saw the original launch of the second USS Nevada.   Was the Nevada named after an Shoshone chief, the US state or a US vice President?
Q4) Which Mexican city was founded: on 11th July, 1889?
Q5) Finally … 11 July, 1916, saw the birth of actor and comedian, Reg Varney.   Well known for On The Buses, he also made  the first public use of what: a personal computer, a cash machine or a mobile phone?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Fred Gwynne was born: on 10th July, 1926.   Which character did he play in The Munsters?
A1) Herman.   (Apparently, his make up was a shade of violet: that reflected more light to the black and white cameras of the time.)
Q2) The German air-force launched its assault on the UK: on 10th July, 1940.   This series of attacks is know as the Battle of what?
A2) The Battle of Britain.
Q3) Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland announced he’d been in secret talks with the Provisional IRA: on 10th July, 1972.   Who was that Secretary?
A3) William ‘Willie’ Whitelaw.   (Margaret Thatcher famously said “Every prime minister needs a Willie.”   Has any one mentioned that to Theresa May … ?)
Q4) Who succeeded  to the throne of England: on 10th July, 1553?
A4) The Nine Day Queen, herself: Lady Jane Grey.
Q5) Finally … The Vichy government was formally established: on 10th July, 1940.   The government was a Nazi puppet state that controlled parts of where?
A5) France.
Here’s a song … 

And a thought …
“I know a lot of people think I’m dumb. Well, at least I ain’t no educated fool.”
Leon Spinks, July 11, 1953.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        Very true, Debbi, very true … !   Oh, did I mention earworms?   After mentioning Fred Gwynne, guess what’s in my head … ?


Mr Strict said...

2.Men Behaving Badly
3.US State

Debbi said...

I saw Fred Gwynne recently in some old movie. He was so young and non-Munster. :)

1. 1922
2. British Men Behaving Badly
3. the US state
4. Tijuana
5. a cash machine