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December Trivia

If you traveled 75 miles at sixty miles per hour, how much faster would you get there if you traveled 75 miles per hour?

August Trivia

If you want to be the Guest of Honor at the next Younger Member Event, be the first one to get all the answers right! So come on Houston, test your knowledge!

Trivia for August

1. A column of water 1" dia and 12" long weighs

a. 3.340 lb

b. 1.000 lb

c. 2.340 lb

d. 1.340 lb

e. 0.434 lb

2. A Fluid Dram is a unit of volume

True or False

3. Specific Gravity is the ratio of the weight of a given volume of liquid compared to the weight of mercury

True or False

4. One US gallon equals 321.0 cubic inches

True or False 

5. Distillation is the method of separating chemical substances by evaporation and condensation?

True or False

6. What is a Reuleaux Triangle?

a. The basic shape for all Rolex internal gears

b. A triangle with circular edges

c. The Central Business District in New Orleans

d. Much like the Bermuda Triangle except in the Pacific

e. A triangular Irish cake that used to cost six pence

June Trivia

June Trivia/Puzzle

Something to do this summer: get out the map and metal detector. An unsolved treasure hunt in the Houston area.

There is a ceramic case buried somewhere in Houston that contains a key. This key is said to be redeemable for a gemstones in New York.

The Image

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The Verse

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Fortress north

Cold as glass

Friendship south

Take your task

To the number

Nine eight two

Through the wood

No lion fears

In the sky the water veers

Small of scale

Step across

Perspective should not be lost

In the center of four alike

Small, split,

Three winged and slight

What we take to be

Our strongest tower of delight

Falls gently

In December night

Looking back from treasure ground

There's the spout!

A whistle sounds.

Answer to May Trivia

Match these Presidents to the following occupations

1. George Washington – Was a Virginia public land surveyor and cartographer.

2. Jimmy Carter - Studied Nuclear engineering for one year in college and worked on submarines while in the Navy. In graduate school he majored in Nuclear Physics.

3. Thomas Jefferson – Was a Surveyor and Architect

4. Abraham Lincoln - Served as the deputy county surveyor of Sangamon County, Illinois

5. James Garfield - Worked his way through school as a carpenter to become a professor of ancient language and literature. 

6. Herbert Hoover - Civil and Mining Engineer, who once said "There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper"

May Trivia

May Trivia

Match these Presidents to the following occupations

1. George Washington

2. Jimmy Carter

3. Thomas Jefferson

4. Abraham Lincoln

5. James Garfield

6. Herbert Hoover

A. Studied Nuclear engineering for one year in college and worked on submarines while in the Navy. In graduate school he majored in Nuclear Physics.

B. Civil and Mining Engineer, who once said "There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper"

C. Worked his way through school as a carpenter to become a professor of ancient language and literature. 

D. Served as the deputy county surveyor of Sangamon County, Illinois

E. Surveyor and Architect

F. Virginia public land surveyor and cartographer

Answers to April trivia

1. Coordinates (29 43 25, -95 35 13.5)   The 2016 show nice homes in the Royal Oaks Country club, but the 1978 aerial show what?

The answer is Andrau Airpark

2. Coordinates (29 45 45.3, -95 22 36.0)    The 2016 aerial shows a new city park called the Sky Lawn, but the 2014 and all the aerial before show what?

The answer is an Underground Cistern, 87,500 sf

3. Coordinates (29 41 05.0, -95 25 10.0)    The 2016 aerial shows an apartment complex, but the 1953 aerial shows what?

The answer is Houston Playland Park (Pre-Astroworld)

4. Coordinates (29 38 00.0, -95 29 29.0)    The 2015 aerial shows a empty field, but the 1978 aerial shows what?

The answer is Meyer Speedway

5. Coordinates (29 46 10.0, -95 22 25.0)    The 2016 aerial shows a warehouse, but the 1944 aerial shows what?

The answer is a Railroad Roundhouse

April Trivia

If you want to be the Guest of Honor at the next Younger Member Event, be the first one to get all the answers right! So come on Houston, test your knowledge!

April Trivia

Coming Soon!

Answers to March Trivia

 
  1. The metal mercury is processed primarily from the mineral cinnabar a form of mercury sulfide.
 
  1. A steel ball bearing will float in mercury.
 
  1. A block of lead will float in mercury?
 
  1. Gold foil will dissolve in mercury.

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