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Words For The Week
"We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us - how we take it, what we do with it - and that is what really counts in the end."
~ Joseph Newton
The Weekly Tuneage & Quizzler
May 10 Tuneage
May 3 Tuneage
A: My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark, by Fall Out Boy
May 10 Quizzler (courtesy of NPR)
Q: An athlete competing in the Olympic Games puts forth a record-setting performance in the long jump. Not only does he record the longest jump, but he sets a world record as well. His jump is accepted into the record books, and no one has jumped farther than this fellow. But, he does not win a gold medal. In fact, he does not win a bronze medal, or a silver medal. He wins squat.
The question is, why doesn't he win a gold, silver, bronze, or any kind of medal, despite having a record setting jump?
May 3 Quizzler (courtesy of NPR)
Q: In qualifying for a camel trophy off-road race, potential drivers and their teammates were told that they had to traverse a course in as close a time as their partners without the use of timepieces, like clocks and watches, etc.
For example, the first man of the two-man team would drive the course. Through the woods, over bridges, through streams, and then return to the starting point and give his vehicle, his truck, to his partner, who would then drive the same course and try to finish it in as close to the time of his partner. So, if the partner finished in, say, four minutes and 25 seconds, the other guy would try to duplicate that.
But how could he do that without the use of any kind of clock or timepiece? How could he possibly finish in the same time?
A: Though they could not use any timepieces, per se, it didn't mean they couldn't measure time somehow, if it weren't with a timepiece. The best thing available was to turn on the windshield wipers and count the swipes.