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Roland
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Approximately how many islands are in the entire Hawaiian chain? Closest answer wins.

Wild guess: 25.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salty Dog wrote:
We normally think of the Hawaiian Islands of having 8 islands in the chain. However, the entire Hawaiian Jain extends from the Big Island of Hawaii in the Southeast corner and runs up to Midway and Kure Islaands in the Northwest.
Approximately how many islands are in the entire Hawaiian chain? Closest answer wins.


I'll guess 50
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will declare fleetp the winner. The correct answer is 136. It used to be 137 but one of the islands slipped under the waves a couple of months ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salty Dog wrote:
I will declare fleetp the winner. The correct answer is 136. It used to be 137 but one of the islands slipped under the waves a couple of months ago.


What significant thing happened during the American Revolutionary War on December 26, 1776?


Tonight is New Year's Eve. I wish everyone safe celebrations and a happy and prosperous New Year.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fleetp wrote:

What significant thing happened during the American Revolutionary War on December 26, 1776?

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Fell free to do a search.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fleetp wrote:
What significant thing happened during the American Revolutionary War on December 26, 1776?

Washington's crossing of the Delaware?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roland wrote:
fleetp wrote:
What significant thing happened during the American Revolutionary War on December 26, 1776?

Washington's crossing of the Delaware?


Really close, but the crossing of the Delaware was on December 25, 1776. The significant event happened the next day. What was the significant event?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Battle of Trenton
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Blue wrote:
Battle of Trenton


Correct! Your turn, Mr. Blue.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently a ball was dropped, as it is every year, in New York City's Times Square to signal/celebrate the new year. Dropping time balls was actually quite common in the 19th century up until the early 20th century, but had a much more practical purpose. What was that purpose?

24 hours before using the internet, please.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did it have something to do with causing a clock to keep ticking?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not exactly. You're pretty close though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Blue wrote:
Recently a ball was dropped, as it is every year, in New York City's Times Square to signal/celebrate the new year. Dropping time balls was actually quite common in the 19th century up until the early 20th century, but had a much more practical purpose. What was that purpose?

24 hours before using the internet, please.


I did an internet search. It looks like the balls were dropped from naval observatories and lighthouses as a way to let ships at sea know the exact time.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Near the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Arc, Indiana Jones makes his escape in an airplane. What was the name of the snake in the airplane?

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