Pot Luck April 2013

Auld-Yin

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#1
This competition is for the chance to win a book which has been sent to me for review but has already been done on one of the sites. Happens a lot especially when the paperback book comes out after reviewing the hardback copy. All these books are new and a grand mixture of fiction and non-fiction. Winners will get the first book I pick off my bookshelf! I have not yet decided how many winners, but there will be a few - I need to clear my bookshelf.

To enter the competition go to Survey Monkey : complete the three extremely simple questions correctly and you will be in with a chance of getting a new book.

The entry form is here: POT LUCK - APRIL 2013 Survey

Competition will run until Sunday 28th April 2013.
 

Auld-Yin

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Once again people are not reading the questions - less than a third correct answers at the mo. RTFQ!

Please no PMs regarding this - I won't respond, too much else to do. Answers will be revealed at the end of the competition.

If you have not had a go yet, jump in, it's free!
 

terroratthepicnic

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#12
Well the Royal Scots question was a bit difficult. I only seved with them for a year or so. I have vague recolections of being woken by bag pipes and being told to get some god awefull (gunshot) tea down my neck before being allowed out of my pit.
 

Auld-Yin

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Just 24 hours to go to the end of this competition and still there are only 33/3% correct entries, people are just not reading and understanding the questions.

So if you have not had a go yet there is a good chance of winning if you read, understand then get the questions correct. I am looking forward to putting up the answers tomorrow!
 

Auld-Yin

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This very interesting (for me anyway) competition has now closed and the winners drawn. I can now start to clear my bookcase for the next round of books from publishers. To this end we have 12 winners this competition, and worthy winners they are as they, and the few other correct entries, took the time to read and understand the questions. See the end of this post for the explanation for Q1 which 68.5% got incorrect!

Anyhoo, winners are, in no particular order:

Ethel_the_aardvark
Breathingoutonthewayup
Padme
Caecillius
Arseliquor
witsend
trollage
janner
Dterp
ToMeToYou
Miner
ACAB

Answers:

Q1 No of men who have held the post of President of the USA = 43

Q2 Regimental Day of The Royal Scots = 28 March

Q3 The corporate name for the websites is = Olive Net (surprised nobody went for Fishnet!)

Explanation for Q1: see this link: Presidents of the United States (POTUS)

President No 22 & 24 was Grover Cleveland. USA being what it is counted this man twice as there was no precedent (see wot I dun there :pig: ) and he is the only man to have served two non-consecutive presidencies. So while Obama is Pres #44 there have in fact only been 43 men in post. As I said RTFQ!
 

Fang_Farrier

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#20
This very interesting (for me anyway) competition has now closed and the winners drawn. I can now start to clear my bookcase for the next round of books from publishers. To this end we have 12 winners this competition, and worthy winners they are as they, and the few other correct entries, took the time to read and understand the questions. See the end of this post for the explanation for Q1 which 68.5% got incorrect!

Anyhoo, winners are, in no particular order:

Ethel_the_aardvark
Breathingoutonthewayup
Padme
Caecillius
Arseliquor
witsend
trollage
janner
Dterp
ToMeToYou
Miner
ACAB

Answers:

Q1 No of men who have held the post of President of the USA = 43

Q2 Regimental Day of The Royal Scots = 28 March

Q3 The corporate name for the websites is = Olive Net (surprised nobody went for Fishnet!)

Explanation for Q1: see this link: Presidents of the United States (POTUS)

President No 22 & 24 was Grover Cleveland. USA being what it is counted this man twice as there was no precedent (see wot I dun there :pig: ) and he is the only man to have served two non-consecutive presidencies. So while Obama is Pres #44 there have in fact only been 43 men in post. As I said RTFQ!
SAPFQ

I'm going to copyright this one.

Means Set A Proper Fecking Question!
 

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