The Boneyard Net
Records for 2020-03-25, 22:00 PDT
Tonight's Questions and Answers:
Note: Questions borrowed from http://www.bestlifeonline.com (Crazy Random Facts)
- How much of an average person's life is spent waiting on red lights to turn green?
- a) 2 months of their lives
- b) 4 months of their lives
- c) 6 months of their lives****
- d) 8 months of their lives
- Side Note: The National Association of City Transportation Officials says that the average time spent waiting at a red light is 75 seconds, accounting for approximately 20 percent of all driving time.
- A bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast how many slices of bread?
- a) 100
- b) 1,000
- c) 10,000
- d) 100,000****
- Side Note: If you consider that each bolt of lightning contains more than 5 billion Joules of energy, then the average 1000-watt, two-slice toaster could be powered for 84,000 minutes with just one strike. That's just enough time to toast about 100,000 slices of bread.
- How many miles away can you hear a blue whale's heartbeat while under water?
- a) 1
- b) 2****
- c) 3
- d) 4
- Side Note: The blue whale is the largest animal on the planet, weighing up to 150 tons and measuring up to 90 feet long. Naturally, an animal this massive would have an equally massive heart. Roughly the size of a small car, the blue whale's heart weighs about 1,300 pounds. To move blood through its massive body and huge arteries, it's heart beats so powerfully, you can hear it from two miles away. You just might miss it, though, as its heart only beats eight to ten times per minute
- What was the final wish of the inventor of the frisbee before he died?
- a) He wanted to be turned into a frisbee****
- b) He wanted to have his ashes spread on a disc golf course
- c) He wanted his son to take over the family business
- d) He wanted to eat his final meal on a frisbee made into a plate
- Side Note: "Steady Ed" Headrick invented the frisbee in the 1950s, then went on to invent the sport of disc golf in the 1970s. "He lived for frisbee," his wife said. When he died in 2002, his final wish was to have his ashes turned into, what else, but a frisbee. His son said it was his father's dream that they play with him after death and that he might even accidentally end up on someone's roof.
- Where is the word's largest pyramid located?
- a) Egypt
- b) Scotland
- c) Australia
- d) Mexico****
- Side Note: The Great Pyramid of Cholula, located in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, is the largest pyramid in the world and—with a base four times the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza—also happens to be the largest monument ever constructed anywhere. Part of the reason it's not better known may be that it happens to be buried under a mountain.
- What is known as the "WOW Signal"?
- a) A possible signal from extraterrestrials****
- b) A radio term for a really clear signal
- c) A type of police siren
- d) Slang drug cartels use for really huge drug sales or shipments
- Side Note: In 1977, a volunteer for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence received a 72-second-long signal from a distant star system, 120 light years from Earth. It was loud and sent from a place that had yet to be visited by mankind, so the guy who received it wrote, "Wow!"next to the original printout of the signal. It continues to be known as the "Wow! Signal."
Check-ins / Answers:
(Y=Checked in, E=Early Check in, L = Late Check in)
PNR433 - Spaceman - (Y) - Net Controller
CB472 - Peter - (Y) - Answers: BDD ; DBC
KE5YPH - (Y) - No Answers
KK4BFM - Captain Bob - (Y) - Answers: CDB ; DDA
PNR1005 - Kevin - (Y) - Answers: CDB ; BAB
PNR709 - Jim - (Y) - Answers: DDD ; BDA
PNR1006 - Dawn - (Y) - Answers: CCC ; CBD
PNR2795 - Nelson - (Y) - Answers: DDD ; DDA
PNR928 - Walter - (Y) - Answers: CCB ; BDA
PNR4106 - Doug - Answers: CDA ; DAA
PNR555 - Trucker - (Y) - Answers: DBD ; BAC
PNR710 - Lillian - (Y) - Answers: CDB ; ADA