Friday’s answers

Andrei, Teletext and J Bloggs posed the questions for which they get my thanks.

Should they have stumped us all they can claim a virtual jelly sponge by leaving the answers below.


2 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Teletext says:

    1. In a small area in the Qinhai Mountains on the Tibetan Plains in China 4 great rivers have their source. What are their names?

    Yangtze, Mekong, Salween and Brahmaputra. J Bloggs, the Huang (Yellow) River has it’s sources a long way north in Gansu Province.

    2. Which is the longest of these rivers?

    The Yangtze

    3. Which is the second longest.

    The Mekong

    4. One of the rivers on its long journey to the Andaman Sea passes very close to the source of another great river. What is this other great river’s name?

    The Salween passes close to the source of the Irawaddy

    5. With regard to question 2, what city does this river pass through that was subjected to unbelievable atrocities in December 1937.

    Nanjing or as it is also known, Nanking. It is known as the Rape of Nanjing and was committed by the Japanese army. It is estimated that at least 300,000 people killed.

  2. J Bloggs says:

    Well, Teletext has covered mine pretty comprehensively,

    1) A Oaken Bucket

    2) Great Britain & Spain ( The name of the war comes from a captain Jenkins, a smuggler whose ship was waylaid by the Spanish coast guard, and he had his ear severed by one of the Spanish officers. It is reputed that Jenkins presented the severed ear as part of his testimony before parliament while they were debating going to war with Spain)

    3) 40 Minutes

    4) A football match

    5) Zero

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