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Re: White Room Thursday Quiz 1 Aug 2019

Ok so here we go. Sorry it’s a bit late been a full on day and I’ve only just got time to sit and do this. My answers are as follows

 

Q1 Which British monarch had the most children?

ans: Henry I. He had a total of 29 children of which 24 were illegitimate and only 5 legitimate.(Randy little thing)- I think

 

Q2: Leicester lies on the River Soar-been there recently

 

Q3 Charles Conrad was the 3rd person to walk on the moon. He went up on Apollo 12 and died in a motorcycle accident in 2008.

 

Q4 the accepted wisdom is that the Wright brothers were the first to make and fly and aeroplane. However a Brazilian named Alberto Santos du mer made a plane that flew but only a few feet off the ground. However this wasn’t an aeroplane in the true sense as it couldnt take off under its own power, couldn’t be controlled in the air on all 3 axis and then land. In that context it was indeed the Wright brothers.

 

Q5 The name of the dog from the Famous 5 books Is of course Timmy!

 

Q6 the first song played on Radio 1 was Flowers in the Rain by the Move. Members of the Move included Jeff Lyne and Roy Wood and we all know where they went after that.

 

 

So there you go these are my answers. Apologies I haven’t copied and paste the questions I’m doing this on my tablet and it’s a pain to do.

 

PS no Googling done on this all done from memory so hopefully I’m correct. The one I’m not sure on is the first one as it could also be one of the George’s. if I’m wrong I’ll defer to wiser knowledge.

 

 

 

 

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Re: White Room Thursday Quiz 1 Aug 2019

@jezza1234 

I think you are correct with Henry 1st. That's why I asked if it included illegitimate offspring. He certainly 'put it about  bit' rofl

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Re: White Room Thursday Quiz 1 Aug 2019

Surprised he had any time to rule the country 😂😂😂

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Re: White Room Thursday Quiz 1 Aug 2019


@jezza1234 wrote:

Surprised he had any time to rule the country 😂😂😂


Over 30 years I think? Not much ruling though...rofl

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Re: White Room Thursday Quiz 1 Aug 2019

RESULTS:

Here are the answers given by @jezza1234 

 

A1: Henry I. He had a total of 29 children of which 24 were illegitimate and only 5 legitimate.

- correct = star

 

A2: Leicester lies on the River Soar-been there recently

- correct = star

 

Q3 Charles Conrad was the 3rd person to walk on the moon. He went up on Apollo 12 and died in a motorcycle accident in 2008.

- correct = star

 

Q4 the accepted wisdom is that the Wright brothers were the first to make and fly and aeroplane. However a Brazilian named Alberto Santos du mer made a plane that flew but only a few feet off the ground. However this wasn’t an aeroplane in the true sense as it couldnt take off under its own power, couldn’t be controlled in the air on all 3 axis and then land. In that context it was indeed the Wright brothers.

- Santos Dumont built and flew his 14 bis heavier-than-air machine a distance of 60m [197ft] at Chateau de Bagatelle, Paris in 1906 - after Wlibur & Orville Wright built The Flyer biplane, which made four flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on 17 December 1903 - the first 36.6m [120ft], fourth 284m [930ft] but the Wright Brothers were not the first.

- The correct answer is Sir George Cayley of Brompton Hall, Brompton, Yorkshire [who is referred to by ITN Book of Firsts, Shell Book of Firsts, and Book of Inventions and Discoveries as "the father of the aeroplane"]. Sir George Cayley perfected a fixed wing glider with stabalising tail in 1809; built a triplane used to carry a 10-year old boy a short distance in 1849; built a man-carrying glider. controlled by the pilot, in 1852; persuaded his coachman to make [according to Shell Book of Firsts] "the first true aeroplane flight", piloting the machine across a small valley at Brompton Hall in 1853.

- Whilst it could be claimed that Cayley`s machine was a glider, the first powered aeroplane was the Aerial Steam Carriage, built by William Henson in 1843 but failed to fly. Hewson`s partner, John Springfellow made a model steam aeroplane which flew in 1848. A full-size steam powered machine, with retractable undercarriage, was patented by Felix Du Temple of France in 1857, was modified and flew in 1874.   

 

A5 The name of the dog from the Famous 5 books Is of course Timmy!

- correct = star

 

A6 the first song played on Radio 1 was Flowers in the Rain by the Move. Members of the Move included Jeff Lyne, Roy Wood and we all know where they went after that.

- correct = star

 

Well done @jezza1234 - five out of the six questions correct = star star star star star

 

How did those playing along get on? Your feedback is welcome.

 

A new set of questions will be selected over the weekend.

If you would like to be a contestant and have not already submitted your name, please post it on the thread or pm me - @Mi-Amigo  and will be added to the list with a contestant chosen at random by @EmilieT 

 

Thank you everyone for your interest.

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Re: White Room Thursday Quiz 1 Aug 2019

I got the same amount as @jezza1234  and the same one wrong!!

I have never heard of Sir George Cayley. Every day is a school day. innocent

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Re: White Room Thursday Quiz 1 Aug 2019

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@Cleoriff wrote:

I got the same amount as @jezza1234  and the same one wrong!!

I have never heard of Sir George Cayley. Every day is a school day. innocent


Thank you for playing along @Cleoriff . I hope you enjoyed the quiz.

 

A model of Cayley`s machine is on display at the Yorkshire Air Museum - read more

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I got none of those... this does not bode well!!
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@gmarkj wrote:
I got none of those... this does not bode well!!

Thank you for playing along @gmarkj 

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Re: White Room Thursday Quiz 1 Aug 2019

 The correct answer is Sir George Cayley of Brompton Hall, Brompton, Yorkshire [who is referred to by ITN Book of Firsts, Shell Book of Firsts, and Book of Inventions and Discoveries as "the father of the aeroplane"]. Sir George Cayley perfected a fixed wing glider with stabalising tail in 1809; built a triplane used to carry a 10-year old boy a short distance in 1849; built a man-carrying glider. controlled by the pilot, in 1852; persuaded his coachman to make [according to Shell Book of Firsts] "the first true aeroplane flight", piloting the machine across a small valley at Brompton Hall in 1853.

- Whilst it could be claimed that Cayley`s machine was a glider, the first powered aeroplane was the Aerial Steam Carriage, built by William Henson in 1843 but failed to fly. Hewson`s partner, John Springfellow made a model steam aeroplane which flew in 1848. A full-size steam powered machine, with retractable undercarriage, was patented by Felix Du Temple of France in 1857, was modified and flew in 1874.   

 

In a spirit of fun I would like to challenge the "correct answer", George Cayley could indeed be hailed as the father of flight having got his coachaman to sit in his glider have it pulled by staff and thus it flew across the valley.

However...... the question posed was who built and flew the first aeroplane- the definition of which is: 

 a powered flying vehicle with fixed wings and a weight greater than that of the air it displaces. 

Cayley's invention was not powered and was in fact a glider. Addtionally an aeroplane has to be able to be cotrolled on all 3 axis,Cayley's was not. It flew In a straight line and crash landed.

 

Therefore and ergo the Wright Brothers were the first to build and fly an aeroplane in the truest definition. 

 

It is correct that Cayley's invention flew and was the acknowledged as the first to do so but his was a glider not and aeroplane.

 

I therefore challenge the adjudication of the answer joyjoyjoyjoyjoy and of course open this up to debate. All in the spirit of fun of course