Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 3-1-2016

Hmmm … 

Ageing fan of role playing games that I am … ?

I’ve just literally had had an eye on the RPG’s I remember from my young adulthood.

I’ve just had a look at a few on Amazon!

Eye watering prices, here!

I might just have to look elsewhere!

A shame in one way.

Runequest, in particular, had one of the most interesting background worlds.

I’d love to re-visit Glorantha, at some stage … 


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring five out of five, and Debbi bagging six.

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

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

Q1) The original parts of Bitcoin went into operation: on 3rd January, 2009.   The digital currency was created by a person known as what?
Q2) Roy Jenkins, MP, quit his position: on 3rd January, 1977.   He went on to become president of the what: European Commission, Vatican Bank or Board of Trade?
Q3) More to the point, who’s the current holder of the office?
Q4) That same day — 3rd January, 1977 — saw the formal incorporation of Apple.   The company’s headquarters are in which Californian town?
Q5) Finally … The SALT 2 treaty was signed by the leaders of the USA and the Russian Federation: on 3rd January, 1993.   Name either of the leaders concerned.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Ronald Reagan was sworn into office: on 2nd January, 1967.   As what: Mayor of Carmel, Governor of California or President of the USA?
Q2) 2nd January is Ancestry Day.   In which small Caribbean nation?
A2) Haiti.
Q3) 2nd January, 1911, saw the date of the Siege of Sidney Street: a gun battle between police and Latvian revolutionaries.   The then Home Secretary was criticized for his involvement at the scene.   Who was that Home Secretary?
Q4) 2nd January is a Bank Holiday in Scotland.   Is it a Bank Holiday in England?
A4) No.
Q5) 2nd January is National Science Fiction Day, in the US.   It coincides with which writer’s birthday?
A5) Dr Isaac Asimov’s.
I’ll leave you with this …
“For myth is alive at once and in all its parts, and dies before it can be dissected.”
J. R, R. Tolkien, 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973.
And this … 

Have a good day … 

*        Oh, I’ve got a few of them earmarked, Olga!   I’m still putting together quizzes for Fiverr!   (I’m — ever so slowly — re-writing some of the Friday Question sets: so that every question has an associated Wikipedia/Britannica link.   BIG job, combined with full time work!)

†        I possibly could, Debbi!   I’m still trying To finish some quiz sets for Fiverr!  Oy Veh!   I’m impressed: wouldn’t minded meeting the man, himself, myself.   He says, eyeballing that sentence … (At ANY rate … did you know he was an unofficial advisor on the original Star Trek?   Oh, have a look at the comments … I don’t know if it’s the same Bill, but the co-incidence struck me …)


Debbi said...

Did I get an extra point for sharing about National Sci-Fi Day on Twitter and Facebook? :)

1. Satoshi Nakamoto (sounds like a Bond movie villain!)
2. European Commission
3. Jean-Claude Juncker
4. Cupertino
5. Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev

Debbi said...

If Bill did make that comment, based on the date, he did so posthumously! :)