Re: RESULTS: Rare Entries Contest MEH01

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To: ALL, From: CBFALCONER Time: Tuesday, 8-14-7, 5:44
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hardwidg wrote:
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>
> | 2. Name a model of airplane which, in at least one configuration
> | sold, has a wingspan of at least 150 ft.
>
> 2       B-52
> 2       747
> 2       MD-11
> 1       767
> 1       IL-96
> 1       IL-86
> 1       IL-76
> 1       Airbus A330
> 1       Tupolev Tu-95
> 1       Douglas XB-19
> 1       C-5 Galaxy
>
> I probably should have made the minimum size a bit higher, since
> there turned out to be lots of big planes.
>
.... snip ...

And nobody named the Spruce Goose (Howard Hughs), which only flew
once.  Amazing.

>
> | 9. Name a man-made, freestanding structure, greater than 100m in
> | height, and built before 1900, that was at one time the tallest
> | freestanding structure in the world.
>
> 4       Lincoln Cathedral
> 2       Washington Monument
> 3       Cologne Cathedral
> 1       Strasbourg Cathedral
> 1       Red Pyramid of Sneferu
> 1       St. Olav's Church
> 1       St. Nikolai
> WRONG
> 1       Step pyamid of Zoser (< 100 m tall)
>
> I find this history very interesting.

You mean nobody mentioned the Eiffel tower !!!

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