Thursday’s quiz

This is your chance to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual batch of hot cross buns.

4 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” – to whom is this quote attributed?

    (2) For what application is Uranium Hexafluoride used?

    (3) What was Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s fame connection with the Manhattan project?

    (4) What were the names of the Planes that dropped the atomic bombs on Japan?

    (5) Where and when was the first functioning nuclear reactor built

  2. J Bloggs says:

    1) Albert Einstein

    2) UF6 is the form used for the centrifugal enrichment of Uranium to a level where it can be used in reactors, or more commonly for nuclear weapons.

    3)

    4) Enola Gay & Bocks Car

    5) Chicago, 1942

  3. Teletext says:

    Andrei
    Agree with all of J Bloggs’ answers and I think I can answer #3

    3. At that time Sanders was running some cafeterias for the US Government around the southern states and one of them he worked at was at Oak Ridge which was one of the main uranium enrichment sites for the development of the atomic bomb.

    The Manhattan Project is something I have read about and done a lot of research on as it has always fascinated me.

  4. Name Withheld says:

    At that time Sanders was running some cafeterias for the US Government around the southern states and one of them he worked at was at Oak Ridge which was one of the main uranium enrichment sites for the development of the atomic bomb.

    Stumbled on this in Colonels of Truth. recently.

    Slightly different version but interesting all the same.

    At 52 years old, Sanders was too old to serve his country, but he could still serve a small portion of it. He left the restaurant in the care of his mistress Claudia and traveled all the way out to the remote town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee where the government had hastily erected a sprawling, state-of-the-art facility on what had previously been farmland. Sanders met up with his friend Jo Clemmons, the manager of a local cafeteria, and formally accepted a position as Assistant Manager.

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