Monday, 3 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 3-4-2017


That’s handy.

I’ve got money.

To be frank, I’ve got someone else’s money.

My sister, Ruth’s, in other words.

I’m going to be taking her laptop in to a local computer shop: to get it repaired.

Apparently … ?

It’s the graphics card that’s causing the problem.


The sooner it’s started, the better.


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) Edward was crowned as King of England: on 3rd April, 1043.   He was Edward the who: Confessor, Pretender or Tree?
Q2) 3rd April, 1860, what which service make its first run: the Manchester to Darlington railway, the Pony Express or Orient Express?
Q3) The first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was named: on 3rd April, 1922.   Who was he?
Q4) Martin Cooper of Motorola, phoned Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs: on 3rd April, 1975.   The call was the first made by what?
Q5) Finally … News stories about 11.5 million, leaked, documents were published: on 3rd April, 2016.   The documents are known as the what papers?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 2nd April, 1792, saw the US government pass the Coinage: that established the US Mint.   What’s the largest denomination US coin in everyday circulation?
A1) The $1 coin.   (Although I know I’m going to get an argument from Debbi, here!)
Q2) What’s the smallest denomination?
A2) The .
Q3) Who’s head is on that coin?
A3) Abraham Lincoln’s.
Q4) The Quarter is worth how many cents?
A4) 25¢.
Q5) The Quarter is also known as two … what?
A5) Bits.
Q6) The five cent coin is commonly called a what?
A6) Nickel.   (I seem to recall hearing — somewhere — that the US speed limit — of 55mph in many parts of the US — is sometimes called the double nickel.)
Q7) George Washington traditionally appears on which US coin?
A7) The Quarter.
Q8) Which president is on the US half dollar coin?
A8) John F. Kennedy.
Q9) The half dollar is worth how many cents?
A9) 50.
Q10) Finally … which US coin is worth a dime?
A10) The 10¢ coin.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“Show me a man who claims he is objective and I’ll show you a man with illusions.”
Henry Robinson Luce, April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967.
And a tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        I think we’re right, Olga.   That dollar coin question’s a problem!   (I keep thinking the UK’s coinage‡ is a goodish parallel: which isn’t necessarily the case.)

†        I don’t know about the dime question, Debbi: but the first question, about the dollar coin?   Looks like it backfired.   I was thinking the £1‡ coin’s a good parallel, but …   Oh, interesting to see the tweet, by the by: ‘puzzle box series’ is a nice little term.   One that got me thinking of Mr Robot.

‡        I got the impression, back in the day, that the £1 was introduced in part to cut down on forged £1 notes.   But also because the coin was easier to recycle: and therefore cheaper.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The Confessor
Q2) The Pony Express
Q3) Joseph Stalin
Q4) The first hand-held mobile phone (I read 1973)
Q5) The Panama Papers
To begin with I had written the 50 cents as the bigger one because I saw on one website that the 1 dollar wasn't in regular use but another website said it was... Mind you, I don't know anybody interested in American coins (a friend of mine used to collect American stamps but...)

Debbi said...

Yeah, I'm not sure you could say the $1 coin is still in general circulation. I know it exists, like the 50 cent piece, but I haven't seen one lately. :)

1. Confessor
2. the Pony Express
3. Joseph Stalin
4. mobile phone
5. Panama