Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 9-4-2014: It’s The Plane

Wowsa … 

Amazing what you can find in a public library, isn’t it it … ?

For starters … ?

Well, for starters, there’s the great big model stegosaur I grabbed a quick photo of.

Made out of old bits of electronic kit: including spinal plates made of various old DVD players.

And feet made of kettles.

Lord knows what that was all about, but it’s certainly eye-catching … !

At any rate … ?

At any rate, today’s Wednesday.

Means means that, once again, it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s æronautical set, covered by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 9th April, 1937, saw the first completely Japanese-built plane land in the UK.   What was it called … ?
Q2) The plane’s name translates from Japanese as ‘Divine’ … what … ?
Q3) Which Japanese company built it: Mitsubishi, Nissan or Obayashi?
Q4) The plane launched from Tachikawa Airport in Tokyo.   And landed in which now closed London Airport … ?
Q5) April 9th also saw the first flight of the 737: in which year of the 1960s?
Q6) More to the point, the 737 is built by a division of which company … ?
Q7) That company makes the 737 in its well known factory in Renton.   In which US state is Renton … ?
Q8) 9th April, 1969, saw the first flight of the British built Concorde.   The plane was built by British companies: in co-operation with companies from which European country?
Q9) Concorde was a supersonic transport, and faster than what: light, sound or gossip … ?
Q10) Finally … in which years was Concorde retired: 2001, 2002 or 2003 … ?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd April saw the death of Pope John Paul 2nd.   In which year of this century … ?
Q2) What name was John Paul 2nd born under … ?
Q3) More to the point: in which European country … ?
Q4) John Paul 2nd was the first non-Italian Pope since Pope Adrian 6th: who died in 1523.   Which European kingdom was Adrian 6th from?
Q5) John Paul 2nd canonized — or made — how many saints: 383, 483 or 583 … ?
Q6) While we’re on the subject, what name did the Roman Catholic Church give to the lawyers who argued against someone’s canonization?
Q7) Who was John Paul 2nd’s immediate predecessor as Pope?
Q8) John Paul 2nd had the second longest reign of any Pope.   Who had the longest reign: Pius 9th, Celestine 8th or Urban 7th … ?
Q9) Which Pope had the shortest reign: Pius 9th, Celestine 8th or Urban 7th … ?
Q10) Finally … The Pope is head of the Holy See, monarch of the Vatican City-State and bishop of which Italian city … ?
A1) 2005.
A2) Karol Józef Wojtyła.
A3) Poland.
A4) The Kingdom of the Netherlands.
A5) 483.
A6) A devil’s advocate.
A7) John Paul 1st.
A8) Pius 9th.
A9) Urban 7th: with a reign of 13 days.
A10) Rome.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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