Engineering Quiz Answers

1. What planet is the only planet that rotates clockwise? Venus

2. Approximately how many bricks were used to build the Empire State Building? 10 million

3. What is the brightest man-made place that can be seen from space? Las Vegas, Nevada

4. Which dam holds the largest volume of water? Sycrude Tailings Dam, Canada

5. Isotopes of the same element all have the same..? Atomic Number

6. Which tunnel is the longest? Seikan Tunnel, Japan

7. How long would it take for someone on Earth to realize the sun had stopped shining? 8 min

8. What is the correct composition of gases in the atmosphere? 78% N2, 21% O2, 1%Ar, 0.04% CO2

9. What make of car broke the record for driving the equivalent of 4 times around the world non stop? Mercedes

10. Approximately what percentage of worldwide oil reserves does the Middle East have? 66%

11. If you traveled at a constant speed of 30 miles per hour, how many days would it take you to reach the center of the earth from the equator? 5.5

12. What is the maximum power you could achieve from a wind turbine that has a blade radius of 7 meters in a wind velocity of 5 m/s? 9620 W

Engineering Quiz

Ok, so I’m an engineer. See if you know the answers to the following. I’ll post the answers in a couple of days.

1. What planet is the only planet that rotates clockwise?

2. Approximately how many bricks were used to build the Empire State Building?

3. What is the brightest man-made place that can be seen from space?

4. Which dam holds the largest volume of water?

5. Isotopes of the same element all have the same..?

6. Which tunnel is the longest?

7. How long would it take for someone on Earth to realize the sun had stopped shining?

8. What is the correct composition of gases in the atmosphere?

9. What make of car broke the record for driving the equivalent of 4 times around the world non stop?

10. Approximately what percentage of worldwide oil reserves does the Middle East have?

11. If you traveled at a constant speed of 30 miles per hour, how many days would it take you to reach the center of the earth from the equator?

12. What is the maximum power you could achieve from a wind turbine that has a blade radius of 7 meters in a wind velocity of 5 m/s?

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Civilization Expansion

Civilization 4It’s odd how you could read a website for months and years, and then suddenly something unexpected is posted that leaves you wondering what the heck that was all about. Today may be one of those days for you.

My favorite way to relax is to play Civilization IV. Challenging, intellectually stimulating, full of history and knowledge, it beats the heck out of watching something mind-numbing on TV. And now there’s an expansion pack coming! Civilization IV: Warlords will be out this summer.

Are you as excited as I am?

Whimsy

At The Journey, Rodney wonders about insects with low self-esteem. There’s something wrong with Rodney.

Officials in Rome, Italy, have solved one of the world’s most pressing problems by banning the use of round goldfish bowls.

Oil Slicks.  They Make the Water Pretty. If you want to Taunt Libs, there are some new t-shirts available. Hey, it’s what they think about conservatives anyway, so might as well have fun with it.

Here’s a game that requires absolutely no skill. If you play, post a) your score and b) how many hours you spent watching the little squiggles roll around. Me, 3 minutes, 1603 points. Ha, beat that.

If you have a fun link for the day, let me know and I’ll post it here. 🙂

Update: Sean adds Mr. Wrinkle to today’s whimsical sites. I wonder about Sean, too.

Update2: Jo adds Stuff on My Cat which is all about… um, putting stuff on a cat.