Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 8-8-2017

Hmmm … 

It’s a Tuesday.

It’s a Tuesday … 

And I’m mildly kicking myself for not recording this week’s episode of Just a Minute.


Thankfully, I’ve got the website open … 

And the episode playing in the background.

You wouldn’t think ‘grandfather clock’ would cause so much argument.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict*, Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with Olga and Debbi scoring five out of five, and Mr S scoring four.

Let’s see how everyone does With today’s Teaser, shall we?

Here’s the questions, along side the How To, License and video … 

Q1) August Eighth is a 2012 film.   From which country: the USA, Germany or Russia?
Q2) 8th August, 1974, saw whom announce, “I have never been a quitter.”?
Q3) 8th August, 1170, saw the birth of Saint Dominic, founder of the Dominicans.   He’s the patron saint of whom: physicists, astronomers or mathematicians?
Q4) Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s divorce was finalized: on 8th August, 2001.   In which year had they married?
Q5) Finally … who sent their resignation letter to President Jefferson Davis: on 8th August, 2017?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Alsace Lorraine was annexed by Nazi Germany: on 7th August, of which year?
A1) 1940.
Q2) Cao Qin attempted to stage a coup: on 7th August, 1461.   In which country?
A2) China.
Q3) Lynne Cox became the first woman to swim from the US to the USSR: on 7th August, 1987.   She did so by swimming across which straits?
A3) The Bering Strait.
Q4) The US Mint introduced a new 1 cent piece: on 7th August, 1959.   The penny featured what on the reverse: a shield, the Lincoln Memorial or George Washington?
A4) The Lincoln Memorial.
Q5) Finally … the Explorer 6 satellite was launch: on 7th August, 1959.   What was examining: the Moon, Earth or Venus?
A5) Earth.
I’ll leave you with a tune … 

And a thought …
“You can work out in a pool and sweat, but you don’t smell. In the water you are weightless. You are ageless. It feels exhilarating to get wet. And you know the water is a very sexy medium. Why do you think people always get in a hot tub?”
Esther Williams, August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        Sorry about the score, Mr S: but Alsace-Lorraine got annexed in 1940.   (At least, when it was annexed by Nazi Germany.   Bits of it have been going back and forth since 1870.)

†        Yep: I’ve got the glasses on, right now, Olga: the repair didn’t take long!   I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the exam goes well!   Oh … it’s a South Korean zombie movie?   Might JUST have to keep me eyes peeled … 

‡        Oh, you’re a bottle blonde, Debbi … ?   Pretty much guarantees you a job on The Only Way is Essex.   Although I don’t know if I’d be flattered … !   (It’s the British equivalent of things like Jersey Shore or The Hills: and partially here in Brentwood.   I think most of us from Brentwood?   Would rather it wasn’t.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, it's no huge shame around here. I don't think! :)

1. Russia
2. Richard Nixon
3. astronomers
4. 1990
5. Robert E. Lee (and I think you're off on the date by 100+ years! :))