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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 835 times:

Hi all, here is a quiz of completely random stuff-but favoring my favorite topics...

1. Category-Mountains-Name as many of the "8000ers" as you can, and if possible their elevations...

2. Category-Sports-What MLB team did ex-NBA player/coach Danny Ainge play for?

3. Category-Civil Aviation-Name the 4 air services in Talkeetna, Alaska, that fly to the "Kahiltna International Airport"? What is the Kahiltna International Airport?

4. Category-Geography-What is the largest island located completely north of the Arctic Circle?

5. Category-History-What notable event happened in 1908 in Tunguska, Russia?

6. Category-Presidential History- What was the name of Dwight Eisenhower's Connie?

7. Category-WWII History- What was ironic about the French surrender to Germany?

8. Category-Miltary Aircraft-What was the competitor for the F-15E?

9. Category-Geography-Whose name is on the following geographical features: for example Donner Pass would be just "pass" you would have to identify the "Donner"
These all share the same name:

Glacier
Camp
Trail
Woods
That should be enough to figure out whose name is on all of these...

10. Category-Geography-What is the northernmost ice-free port in North America?

More questions later...

Greg


Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
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User currently offlineDerek H From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 810 times:

ugg....

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 801 times:

Ok bloody hell here we go:

1) I won't even bother.
2) ?
3) ?
4) Svalbard?
5) A meteor/comet/spacefaring object smashed into the ground there and leveled a few thousand acres of Siberia.
6) ?
7) I think Hitler made the French sign the surrender document in a train car at the exact same place that the Germans surrendered to the Allies after WWI?
8) Mig-29? Su-27?
9) ?
10) Valdez, Alaska.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 797 times:

9) either Lewis or Clark  Smile

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 786 times:

3) Well, Talkeetna is used for some sightseeing flights around Denali. I think this Kahiltna Airport is somewhere near the mountain. I have no idea what the flying services are. I flew on a sightseeing tour of Denali once, but we left from Denali, and I'm guessing it was from this Kahiltna airport.

4) Ellesmere Island

10) I would guess Valdez, AK, because that is the terminus of the Alaska Pipeline. I would imagine they would want an ice-free port so that year-round shipping could occur. Also, I know the Alaska Marine Highway reaches Valdez in the winter.

For sure, Seward, AK is accessible year-round, and Anchorage is not.


User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 779 times:

Oh yeah, I forgot one.

5) This was believed to be a COMET impact, which hit in 1908, and is probably the most recent encounter Earth has had with an object of that size. The comet itself was semething like 200 or 300 ft across when it made contact, but that's still a tremendous release of energy. Trees were leveled in perfect circles for dozens and dozens of miles.

At the time the comet hit, most scientists still refused to believe that a comet or meteor could ever survive the trip through Earth's atmosphere. I think Tanguska was a mystery for many years after the initial impact.


User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 774 times:

YEA, one more quiz...

1. Mt. Everest, 8848 m
K2 (Mt. Godwin-Austen) 8611 m
Annapurna, 8091 m
Cho Oyu, 8153 m
Makalu, 8481 m
Kangchenjunga, 8598 m
Manaslu, 8156 m
Lhotse, 8511 m
Gasherbrum II, 8035 m
Broad Peak, 8047 m
Gasherbrum I, 8068 m
Dhaulaghiri, 8167 m
Shisma Pagma (Goshaintan), 8046 m
Lhotse Shar, 8398 m



Imprezas rule!!
User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 771 times:

5- something with tectonic energy...
6- "Columbine III"
8- The F-16XL, such a good and beautiful aircraft and only built twice  Crying

FF



Imprezas rule!!
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 772 times:

Airlines to the Kahlitna Glacier

K2 aviation
Talkeetna Air Taxi

I don't think Lowell Thomas still flies up there and Don Sheldon is no longer with us.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 770 times:

4- Spitzbergen???


Imprezas rule!!
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 770 times:

The Tunguska blast was caused accidently by Tesla testing a "ray gun" style weapon. He was attempting to send a signal to a north pole expedition.

He became so distraught about the damage he caused(Or belived caused) that he dismatled the "ray gun" and destroyed the parts and plans.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 765 times:

Results:

Trvlr-
4. incorrect
5. correct
7. correct
8. incorrect-that question may be a little misleading so here is a clarification-I'm looking for the aircraft that the USAF was evaluating along with the F-15E in a "fly-off"
10. Correct

CVG-
9. incorrect but a good guess

EI-
3. Yes Talkeetna airport is used for sightseeing flights to Denali, and you are damn close when you say "this Kahiltna Airport is near the mountain"-I'll give it to you-the Kahiltna International Airport (its just a common nickname) is on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier located on Denali and is where climbing expeditions are dropped off.
4. Correct
5. Correct

FightingFalcon-
1. You got 13 out of 14-Lhotse Shar is not considered a separate mountain but rather another summit of Lhotse-you left out one mountain...
4. Incorrect
5. Incorrect
6. Correct
8. Correct-the "cranked arrow" delta wing F-16XL

L-188
3. While I am not sure which ones are still open or have closed-the ones I am aware of are
Doug Geeting Aviation
Talkeetna Air Taxi
K2 Aviation
and the last one slipped my mind (I just woke up)

Greg




Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 752 times:

ok greg ill try some,

#1-Everest, k2
#2-Royals?
#3-i only know Reeve
#4-Ellesmere (sp?) Island
#5-Pretty easy, it was a big asteroid that struck the earth in the middle of russian siberia.
#6-?
#7-The french surrendered in the same railroad car as the germans did in WW1, it was also at the same place the railroad car was standing at both times.
#8-ummm F/A-18?
#9-i dont get the question
#10-somewhere in Greenland, maybe Godhab?


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 750 times:

LOT-
1. Got 2 of them-12 to go, lol
2. No good guess
3. Reeve is not one of them
4. Ellesmere Island
5. Correct
7. correct
8. incorrect
10. incorrect

Greg

Clarification on number 9-you can put a single historical figure's name behind each one of these geographical features...

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 750 times:

2. Toronto Blue Jays
5. Massive metiorite impact


User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 742 times:

I believe that the USSR's answer to the F15 was the Sukhoi SU27 fighter, if that is what you were looking for.
For 9, it is either Teddy Roosevelt or John Muir.


User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 738 times:

I know for #8 Fairchild and Northrop Grumman submitted proposals against the victorious McDonnell Douglas for the so-called F-X fighter, but I'm not sure they had names.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 736 times:

CPDC-
2. Correct
5. Correct

Us330-
Yes you can fit John Muir behind all those-

Muir Glacier (AK)
Camp Muir (WA)
John Muir Trail (CA)
Muir Woods (CA)

Trvlr-
The finalists for the competition were the F-16XL and F-15E...

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 727 times:

One interesting thing about Tunguska in 1908 - there was no impact crater, yet trees were indeed blown down for miles around during that event. The force of the Tunguska blast was probably as powerful as a 12-megaton thermonuclear explosion.

The cause? Today, most scientists believe it was the result of a comet or an asteroid which exploded well above ground after hurtling through Earth's atmosphere. Enough kinetic energy would have built up until the comet/asteroid was too weakened to hold itself together, so it exploded. The effects would've been similar to a nuclear explosion, but without the lethal radiation.

EIPremier is right, that theory was not generally accepted at first, and so people came up with wild theories like exploding alien ships or some kind of antimatter explosion or even a black hole hitting the Earth. The craters we see on the Moon (and other planets, moons and asteroids) were not even generally thought to have been caused by meteorite impacts until the late 1960's! And Meteor Crater in northern Arizona was at one time thought to be a volcano!


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