Saturday, 11 November 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 11th November, 2017

*Yawn*

Yep … 

It’s Saturday.

And, as much as I don’t mind working days?

I think that all those years working from Lunch to early evening?

Means getting up at five for a 10 o’clock start?

Does leave its scars.

~≈Ê≈~

In other news?

Other news has seen Ofcom, the UK’s telecoms regulator, has announced that — if a customer’s broadband goes down — they’d be done compensation.

Some eight pounds per day.

I know that’s not much.

But frankly?

That’s going to come in handy, at some point.

~≈Ê≈~

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 set, shall we?

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

Q1) 11th November is Remembrance Day: marking the end of the First World War.   In which year will Remembrance Sunday mark a century since The end of the war: 2016, 2017 or 2018?
Q2) A painting called Irises sold for a record price: on 11th November, 1987.   Who painted those Irises?
Q3) Joseph Blake was hung: on 11th November, 1724.   What sort of criminal was Joseph Blake?
Q4) On a related note?   Which bushranger was hung on 11th November, 1880?
Q5) Finally … Angola gained its independence on 11th November, 1975.   From where: Spain, Portugal or France?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 10th November, 2008, NASA announced the conclusion of the Phoenix mission.   The Phoenix lander was on which planet?
A1) Mars.
Q2) Henry Winston made a donation to the Smithsonian: on 10th November, 1958.   Which diamond did he donate?
A2) The Hope Diamond.   (Strictly?   He donated it to the National Museum of Natural History: which is run by the Smithsonian.)
Q3) Which US author was born on 10th November, 1871?
A3) Winston Churchill.   (He and the late former PM knew each other: but weren’t related.)
Q4) Henry Stanley found missing explorer, David Livingston: on 10th November, 1871.   Stanley greeted Livingston with the words, “Dr Livingston, I …” what?
A4) Presume.
Q5) Finally … ?   A book published by Penguin sold out on its first day of publication: on 10th November, 1960.   Which DH Lawrence novel was that book?
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Here’s a thought …
“I sometimes wondered what the use of any of the arts was. The best thing I could come up with was what I call the canary in the coal mine theory of the arts. This theory says that artists are useful to society because they are so sensitive. They are super-sensitive. They keel over like canaries in poison coal mines long before more robust types realize that there is any danger whatsoever.”
Kurt Vonnegut, November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007.
And a song by a man who’s not a sloop … 


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

Have a good day.



†        Yep, I’ve Stepped on the ODD rural object, Olga: the perils of having feet, hey?   I get the impression the Transpennine Trail’s one of the walks‡.   I don’t know if my teeth are a soap: more a mafia epic.   The amount of menacing pliers about …  (I’ve know a couple of BDSM’ers: Apparently, 50 Shades is not only nothing new … it’s not even an accurate accurate representation.)

†        Oh, yes!   (It’s part of the reason I try and avoid some channels, Debbi: I’m not even fond of the ad breaks on Channel Four, and ITV.   Which is a shame: that and the timings mean I’ve missed Electric Dreams^ on Channel Four!)

‡        Best my home town can do?   We’re on one of the pilgrimage routes to Canterbury: there’s an old ruined chapel in Brentwood High Street — that I think I managed to show Debbi, when she and Rick were here — that was a prayer stop for anyone following Saint Thomas.   (It was ALSO a meeting point for several of the men involved with the Peasants Revolt.)

^        Oh, to hell with it: cue the cheesy pop!

2 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 2018
Q2) Van Gogh
Q3) A highway man
Q4) Ned Kelly
Q5) Portugal
Jo Brand did the Transpennine Trail walk a couple of years back for charity and they managed to interview her at the radio station I used to volunteer at (Penistone FM). I'd love to do the whole walk but I'd need a support team, I think (I'm quite happy walking but like to be comfortable in the evenings and with my bad neck I can't see myself carrying a huge backpack for miles on end).
I think you're right about the mafia series and your teeth. A much more appropriate genre, absolutely.

Debbi said...

You need to mute those ads. Better still, record the program and fast forward through them. That's what we do.

1. 2018
2. Vincent van Gogh
3. a highwayman or robber of travelers
4. Ned Kelly
5. Portugal

Been watching the film "Where Eagles Dare". Fantastic! The book is great, too!