Try these

1. What special event happened in Britain on September 3rd, 1752?
2. We know of the dromedary – what’s the other one?
3. In which US state did the Wright brothers first fly?
4. What’s the CAT in CAT-scan stand for?
5. What is Zulu time?
6. What spacecraft first landed softly on the moon?
7. Which element has atomic number 2?

10 comments for “Try these

  1. April 19, 2018 at 18:30

    Computer automated tomography?
    Helium?

  2. The Blocked Dwarf
    April 19, 2018 at 18:46

    5, is, I believe,what Americans call the 24 hour clock or ‘military time’.

    -Hmm just googled and my answer wasn’t quite right but i shall refrain from saying.

  3. dearieme
    April 19, 2018 at 18:48

    1. What special event happened in Britain on September 3rd, 1752?
    Change of calendar.

    2. We know of the dromedary – what’s the other one?
    Bactrian.

    3. In which US state did the Wright brothers first fly?
    NC, I think.

    5. What is Zulu time?
    about 1850.

    6. What spacecraft first landed softly on the moon?
    Killing me softly with his song,
    Warble, warble.

  4. FrankH
    April 19, 2018 at 19:00

    1. Nothing
    3. New England? Somewhere that side of the country anyway. 🙂
    5. Military talk for GMT

    EDIT Wiki says I’m a long way out with #3 🙁

  5. April 19, 2018 at 19:11

    Dearieme hit a purple patch, Frank did well, BD would have done well. Here they are:

    1. After September 2, the next day was September 14, due to the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar.

    2. Dromedary and Bactrian

    3. North Carolina

    4. Computerised Axial Tomography

    5. Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) with which they’ve tried to replace Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) but without universal success

    6. Luna 9 launched on January 31, 1966 (Luna 2 struck the moon in 1959)

    7. Helium

  6. sackersonwp
    April 19, 2018 at 19:32

    O/T: Suggest a different, or cropped, pic of Richard Osborn-Brooks – the newspaper’s use of that image subliminally implied having a drink to celebrate having killed the intruder; later editions (at least in the Mail) have cropped it.

    • April 19, 2018 at 19:38

      Shall get onto it tomorrow.

    • The Blocked Dwarf
      April 19, 2018 at 20:05

      I wondered about that choice of pic at the time, it seemed to have been chosen to sway public opinion or even a jury.

  7. Chuckles
    April 19, 2018 at 20:40

    1. It passed so swiftly that nobody noticed it
    2. cats and ships and sealing-wax
    3. Ohio
    4. Not much at all. Cats are notoriously touchy
    5. Isikhati
    6. Define soft. (Luna 9 hit the moon at 54km/hour
    7. He does.

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