Friday’s answers

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said:  “Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.”?.

2. What does a bolometer measure?

3. It’s oro in Spanish and Italian and koura  in Maori what is it in English?

4. Name the author and title of the book which opens: “Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing.”

5. Who is the MP for Waitakere?

Points for answers (awarded in the hope that answers which didn’t say radiant energy or infrared light exactly were enough to still be right, about which anyone who knows more about such things is welcome to correct me):

Bearhunter got four with a bonus for the Spanish (did you know hidalgo came from hijo de algo – son of Someone – with a capital s ?) winning an electronic batch of biscuits.

Gravedodger got three and I think I have to give a half for koura because it it lobster in Maori although oro isn’t lobster in Spanish.

Adam got three.

Rob got two, half for lobster and a smile for his answer to #2.

Andrei got four with a bonus for appreciation of fine things  and acknowledgement for stating the obvious in #5 which also wins him an electronic batch of biscuits.

Paul got two, a bonus for humour and a welcome back.

David got three and a half and a you were right to add( sp?).

Answers follow the break:

1. Amelia Earhart.

2.  Radiant energy or infrared light.

3. Gold.

4. Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote.

5. Paula Bennett.

5 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Rob Hosking says:

    Damn. Got the wrong aviatrix.


  2. homepaddock says:

    Will another half point for being on the right track help you feel better?


  3. Ele
    Thanks for the welcome back… but I haven’t been away…I just haven’t known any of the answers…


  4. homepaddock says:

    Paul – goodness, that’s hard to believe. I’d have thought your proven wit, imagination and lateral thinking would have been a match for at least some of the questions.


  5. Ele: too kind!


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