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Friday, 28 August 2015

Friday Quiz 11 Guest Quiz

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Here we go with a  Friday Quiz with a difference, Roy from RoyW's Hobby Blog hope you all will enjoy the challenge.

Q1: In 2002, which country did the British Royal Marines accidentally invade during a training exercise?

Q2: What mishap befell the city of Nagasaki during the launching of the Japanese warship Musashi, in 1940?

Q3: What was the Diet of Worms?

Q4: What was the name of the Duke of Wellington's horse, that he rode at the Battle of Waterloo?

Q5: Which American athlete won four gold medals [100 metres, 200 metres, long jump and 4x100 metre relay) during the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany?

I should have the answers sometime over the weekend, I will be having a crack at these too.

A big thanks to Roy, a great set of questions and here are the answers

1: In 2002, two dozen British marines on a training exercise stormed a beach they mistakenly thought to be in Gibraltar. As it turned out, they came ashore on a beach resort in La Linea, Spain instead. The marines only realized their mistake after the locals and two policemen informed them they were in the wrong place. 
The British later attributed the incident to bad weather and apologized for their error, a gesture which Spanish officials graciously accepted. In a parting shot, the locals wryly pointed out that Gibraltar shouldn't be hard to miss since it had a 426-meter (1,400 ft) tall rock for a landmark. 
To be fair to the British, they weren't the only ones who mistakenly invaded a country. The famously defense-minded country of Switzerland also accidentally invaded its tiny neighbor Liechtenstein—not just once but three times. They even had to compensate Liechtenstein once when Swiss soldiers caused a forest fire.

2: Due to it's massive size and weight, the Musashi unintentionally flooded parts of  the city of Nagasaki during its launch in November 1940. The process of lowering the huge ship into the water caused a meter-high (1.2m to be exact) tsunami that flooded the surrounding residential areas and capsized nearby fishing boats. 
Owing to the secretive nature of the launch, the Japanese military kept the flooded residents from leaving their homes. Fortunately for them, no further mishaps plagued the rest of the ship’s construction, which finally finished in August 1942. 

3: The Diet of Worms, of 1521, was an imperial council that was convened to decide the fate of Martin Luther. It was held in Worms, Germany. The Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, presided over the diet.

4: Copenhagen (1808– 12 February 1836). 
Copenhagen was of mixed Thoroughbred and Arabian parentage, with his dam being sired by the Epsom Derby winner John Bull and his sire Meteor finishing second in the Derby. Copenhagen was foaled in 1808 and was named in honour of the British victory at the Second Battle of Copenhagen. Copenhagen did race in England for a short period, winning two races and finishing at least third in nine races out of his 12 career starts. Copenhagen was sent to Spain with Sir Charles Vane in 1813 and was then sold to the Duke of Wellington. Becoming his favourite, Copenhagen was the Duke’s mount in the Battle of Waterloo. The horse was retired to the Duke's estate Stratfield Saye House and lived there for the remainder of his life, dying on 12 February 1836 at the age of 28 years. His grave site is marked with a marble headstone that is situated under a 171–172-year-old Turkey Oak.

5: James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist.
At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, Owens won international fame with four gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4x100 meter relay. He was the most successful athlete at the games and as such has been credited with "single-handedly crush[ing] Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy."

16 comments:

  1. OK I will go first

    1. Can only just remember this happening but can't remember where

    2. I am thinking flooding as it was a massive ship

    3. I really have no idea lol

    4. Having just finished a book on Waterloo I remember it's Copenhagen.

    5. Jesse Owen's and rather upset a certain leader

    So possibly 3 out of 5, will just have to wait and see

    Ian

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    1. Yep 3 out of 5 rather happy with that

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  2. 1. I've got a feeling it was Spain
    2. flooding?
    3. Assuming you mean the 1521 Diet, it was the trial of Martin Luther
    4. Copenhagen
    5. Jesse Owens

    Nice questions Roy :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin.

      (yep, the 1521 AD / CE session)

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    2. Congrats on getting them all Tamsin

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  3. I'm claiming three, although it sparked a memory I had to look up 3, no idea about 2, but three has me perplexed. I know they strayed into Iranian waters, but wasn't that 2007?

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    1. I meant, of course, number 1 has me perplexed!

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    2. Now I am confused LOL

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  4. Got 3, 4, and 5. No idea about the first two. But number 1 reminds me of that Peter Sellers movie, the mouse that roared, wild guess would be one of the islands formerly part of Portuguese Guiana (off the west coast of Africa).

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    1. Three right is a good score, but I would say that wouldn't I LOL

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  5. I only knew Copenhagen and Jesse Owens without cheating.

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    1. Glad to see you back Fran, It's not cheating to look up the answers, you just state which you looked up ;-)

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  6. I only knew the answers to 3,4,5 before compiling the questions.

    I googled stupid military blunders and 1 and 2 appeared, so I researched and then used. Incidentally, the Royal Marine cock-up; I think it was The Guardian online that had the funniest reporting of the event. There's a few good write-ups over the incident and the 'locals' giving the Marines a tongue-lashing for their mishap.

    Ian now has the answers, so they'll be published next week or so.

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    1. Same score as me Roy but one different answer right

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  7. 1. I think it was Guatemala (weren't the Royal Machines exercising in Belize at the time?)
    2. Flooding
    3. Agree with Tamsin - Assembly of the Holy Roman Empire
    4. Copenhagen
    5. Jesse Owens

    Nearly missed this one. Bank holidays area liability!

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    1. Some of us worked all three days of it LOL, so all but one right, the Marines were closer to home

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