Monday, August 2, 2021

Letter G

Last week, F is for:
Falcon 9
7500 mph [10x speed of sound]
F-16 Fighting Falcons
1500 mph
Peregrine Falcon
240 mph

This week is letter G

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Letter_G_by_Gustaaf_van_de_Wall_Pern%C3%A9_from_book_In_harmonie_met_het_oneindige_1913.jpg

All of these people have the same first name.  What is their full name?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_of_George_Washington.jpeg
#1

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George-W-Bush.jpeg
#2

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Orwell_press_photo.jpg
#3

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:King_George_VI_of_England,_formal_photo_portrait,_circa_1940-1946_-_edit.jpg
#4

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prince_George_of_Cambridge_color_fix.jpg
#5

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Bernard_Shaw_-_Dec_1922_Shadowland.jpg
#6

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GershwinStandingFacingLeftBain.jpg
#7

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Eliot,_por_Fran%C3%A7ois_D%27Albert_Durade.jpg
#8

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Clooney_66%C3%A8me_Festival_de_Venise_(Mostra)_3Alt1.jpg
#9

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_C._Scott_-_publicity.JPG
#10


Monday, July 26, 2021

Letter F

Last week, E is for:
Edinburg Texas and Edinburgh Scotland
Echidna Nocturna [Palenose Moray Eel] and Shortbeak Echidna

This week is letter F

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Latin_letter_f_with_hook.svg

All of these things have the same name.  Bonus points for maximum flight speed.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2016_Falcon_9_at_Vandenberg_Air_Force_Base.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F-16_Fighting_Falcons_above_New_York_City.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peregrine_falcon_in_North_Carolina.jpg



Monday, July 19, 2021

Letter E

Last week's quiz - D is for Dragon!
1) Dragon boats
2) The Space-X Dragon capsule
3) Komodo Dragon
4) Dragon Bridge
5) Eastern Water Dragon
6) Daryl Dragon [Captain, with Tennille]

This week is letter E!

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AFR_V4_D015_Letter_E.png

Photos of two cities with [almost] the same name.  Which cities are these?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edinburg,_TX,_USA_-_panoramio_-_Mig_Esc_(2).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ross_Fountain_Princes_St_Gardens_02.jpg

Photos of two animals with [almost] the same name.  Which animals are these?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Echidna_nocturna.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wild_shortbeak_echidna.jpg


Monday, July 12, 2021

Letter D

Last week's quiz - C is for Chicago!
1871 Great Chicago Fire
1893 Chicago World's Fair

This week is letter D.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dropcap_letter_D--D%27ri_and_I.png

All of these have the same "D" word in their names.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dragon_boat_race0476.JPG

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dragon_attached_to_the_International_Space_Station.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Komodo_dragon_(Varanus_komodoensis).jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Da_nang_dragon_bridge.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eastern_Water_Dragon_Clontarf.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Captain_and_tennille_1976.jpg

Give yourself 10 points if you know the "D" word and 10 more points for each of the full names of these nouns that you guess.  Did you get all 70 points?



Monday, July 5, 2021

Letter C

Last week's quiz - B is for BUTTERFLY!  The photos are butterfly nebula, butterfly weed, and butterfly stroke.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AFR_V4_D156_Letter_C.png

This week is letter C.  What large US city is this?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Court_of_Honor_1893_World_Fair.jpeg
1893

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chicago_skyline_(4592585863).jpg
2010

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Great_Chicago_Fire_map_with_starting_point.jpg
Map of 1871 event

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chicago_in_Ruins_after_the_Fire_of_1871,_New_York_Times.JPG
Photo of 1871 event

Bonus points if you can name the event in the 1893 and 1871 photos!







Monday, June 28, 2021

Letter B

Last week's country - A is for Argentina!  Today is letter B

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Francesco_Torniello_da_Novara_Letter_B_1517_(coloured).png
All of these are the same adjective.  What adjective is it?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NGC_6302_Hubble_2009.full.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pentas_lanceolata_%27Butterfly_Deep_Pink%27.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:40._Schwimmzonen-_und_Mastersmeeting_Enns_2017_100m_Butterfly-9318.jpg

Do you know?  Post your guess in the comments.  Extra points if you include the noun following the adjective for each!



Monday, June 21, 2021

Letter A

I started a new job this past week and my time evaporated.  Let's do something fun for the rest of this year!  Kinda like the A-to-Z Challenge but once per week instead of once per day.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Latin_letter_A.svg

A is for a country, and all of the below photos are from that country.  Which one do you think?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Serran%C3%ADa_de_Hornocal_up_close_near_Humahuaca.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Parque_Nacional_Los_cardones.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Perito_Moreno_Glacier_Patagonia_Argentina_Luca_Galuzzi_2005.JPG

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Puente_Colgante_Santa_Fe_con_nueva_iluminaci%C3%B3n_2.jpg