Saturday, 6 January 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 6th January, 2018

*Yawn* … 

You know, for all I actually like my job, there are times I want to give it a rest.

Usually … ?

At about five o’clock on a Saturday morning!

Right now?

I’m yawning, drinking some really strong tea, listening to Radio 4 …

And desperately hoping that, when I do get to work, I can bag a seat by the window.

Fresh can’t half help keep you awake …


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring five point, And Debbi on four.

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

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

Q1) In Western Christian tradition, 6th January is Epiphany, marking the day when the baby Jesus was visit by whom: three shepherds, three wise men or three angels?
Q2) 6th January, 1983, saw trawler captain, Kent Kirk, entered British waters illegally: in search of fish.    Kirk was an MEP for which country?
Q3) The last Anglo-Saxon king of England was crowned on 6th January, 1066.   Who was he?
Q4) A mass shooting took place on 6th January, 2017: at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.   At which terminal?
Q5) Finally … 6th January, 2000, saw many UK hospitals buckling under the strain: of an outbreak of what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 5th January is the Twelfth Day of Christmas.   What HAS my true love given to me?
A1) Twelve drummers drumming.   By now, and given the various repetitions?   My true love has given me 12 drummers, 22 pipers, 30 lords (leaping or otherwise), 36 dancing ladies, 40 milk maids (as well as the cows they’re milking), 42 swans, 42 laying geese (there’ll be more in a bit), forty gold rings, 36 calling birds, thirty French hens, twenty-two turtle doves, twelve partridges and twelve pear trees.   I’ve got nowhere to put them: and will be seeking a divorce.
Q2) The Church of England marks 5th January as Twelfth  Night: in other words, the night before what: New Years Day, Epiphany or Christmas?
A2) Epiphany.
Q3) What — according to the old superstition — can you NOT have up, past Twelfth Night?
Q4) These days, Christmas is usually considered over, by Twelfth Night.   In Tudor times, it used to be considered over, when: Candlemas, Lammas Eve or Middlemas?
A4) Candlemas.
Q5) Finally?   Name either of the twins at the centre of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
A5) Viola or Sebastian.
Here’s a thought …
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to.”
Khalil Gibran, January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931.
And a Pink Floyd tune written by Syd Barrett … 

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

Have a nice day … 

*        I’ll have a fine one, Olga: once I get home from work!   Takeaway pizza or fish and chips may be involved.   (Now the old 2 terabyte one’s sold … ?   I can start saving for a six terabyte one.   I need wiggle room for my back up drive … … )

†        It’s worth a watch, Debbi.   (It’s not perfect: but it is interesting.   And Robert Neame’s outfit as Skagra … ?   Is a bit … you know … over the top …)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The Three Wise Men (in Spain, traditionally, el día de Reyes was when the children got their presents, the 6th of January. Nowadays they tend to be divided up between Xmas and today)
Q2) Denmark
Q3) Harold Godwinson (or Harold II)
Q4) Terminal 2
Q5) Flu
Might be worth checking offers and special sales. I can't hear the Twelve Days of Christmas and not think of this version...

Debbi said...


1. three wise men
2. Denmark
3. Harold Godwinson
4. Terminal 2
5. flu