Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15th May, 2018

15th May, 2018.

YeP: I’ve got Just a Minute on in the background: with Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Fern Brittan and Sheila Hancock, in this opening episode.

With the last round about cacti.

You can possibly imagine the comments about Nicholas Parson’s tie … 

At ANY rate?   It’s good to hear the show back in action.


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) Who was named as (effectively) Britain’s first Prime Minister: on 15th May, 1730?
Q2) Who was named as his first female, French equivalent: on 15th May, 1991?
Q3) The Roman Empire dedicated a temple to Mercury: on 15th May, 495 BC.   Mercury was the ancient Roman god of what: communication, farming or war?
Q4) Papal Bull, Ad extirpanda, was published on 15th May, 1252.   It allowed the Inquisition to do limited amounts of what, to heretics?
Q5) Finally … what venue opened in Covent Garden: on 15th May, 1858.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) NASA launched the first US space station: on 14th May, 1973.   What WAS that station?
A1) Skylab.
Q2) The Station came down in 1979.   Most of the station — when it re-entered the atmosphere — came down near which country?
A2) Australia.
Q3) 14th May, 1984, saw the birth of Mark Zuckerberg.   Which social network did he found?
A3) Facebook.
Q4) Who was jailed for kidnap: on 14th May, 1991?
Q5) 14th May, 1796, saw Edward Jenner administer his first inoculation.   What disease did it inoculate against?
A5) Smallpox.
Here’s a thought …
“I have learned to regard fame as a will-o-the-wisp which, when caught, is not worth the possession; but to please a child is a sweet and lovely thing that warms one's heart and brings its own reward.”
Frank L. Baum, May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        Always a thought, Debbi†.   Talking of talking heads?   I’m in the middle of making a couple of Teasers videos: using a plain black background.   Just as an alternative to the usual Max Headroom backdrop.    It seems to help reduce the bleed over.   And will crop up for World Goth Day …
†        Actually, Debbi, you have to give Talking Heads credit.   That extract from Stop Making Sense, where the band do Life During Wartime?   That’s the only time I’ve seen bands turn jogging on the spot into a dance move … (Oh, Stop Making Sense was directed by Jonathon Demme, who also directed The Silence of The Lambs.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Robert Walpole
Q2) Édith Cresson
Q3) Communication
Q4) torture
Q5) The Royal Opera House

Debbi said...

What are you using as a backdrop? What's your basic setup? I have a small office. :) And a lack of storage space.

1. Robert Walpole
2. Édith Cresson
3. communication
4. torture
5. the Royal Opera House