DID YOU KNOW...
For an adult human, taking just one step uses up to 200 muscles.
1. How many Oscars did the 1959 film 'Ben Hur' win?
a. - 9
b. - 10
c. - 11
d. - 12
2. In music notation, what does "Pianissimo" mean ?
3. Between the years 1610-1754 what country was pushing its influence
across Canada and the Great Lakes?
4. What country borders Thailand to the South?
a. - Indonesia
b. - Malaysia
c. - Sri Lanka
d. - Myanmar
5. Who sang the 50's hit, "Stand By Me"
(Bonus; Name the Group that this solo Artist came out of ...)
6. What is the original meaning of "basket case", just one of the horrible
terms that were produced by World War I?
a. - A soldier whose leg wounds had to be protected by a woven basket
whilst in a hospital bed.
b. - A soldier who has had all four limbs amputated.
c. - A soldier who was suffering from shell-shock.
d. - A soldier who was fatally wounded whose belongings would be sent home
in a basket to his relatives.
7. If someone's comment in a meeting is called "tangential," what is someone
saying of it?
a. - censorable
b. - drifting off topic
c. - scientific
d. - too specific
8. What was the name of the Ewing ranch on the hit drama "Dallas"?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
You can still buy a Mazda with a Wankel (Rotary) engine.
1. - c
2. "very soft"
4. - b
5. Ben E. King ( the Drifters )
6. - b
7. - b
Mazda last built a car powered by a rotary engine in 2012, the RX-8, but had
to abandon it largely to poor fuel efficiency and emissions. It has
continued to work on the technology, however, as it is one of the company's
A Wankel has three shortcomings compared to traditional piston engines:
The first is the surface to volume ratio of the combustion chamber affects the total efficiency capability.
The second reason is lubrication. Rotary engines have apex seals with a combustion chamber on both sides. In piston engines the bottom side of the rings is continually lubricated with engine oil. In Gen 1 Mazda rotary engines a small amount of oil was
injected into the combustion chamber in order to keep those seals
lubricated, much like a 2 cycle engine. That is not possible with current
Which brings us to the third issue: emissions. This is essentially a subset of the first two. With low(er) efficiency and unique lubrication needs there is not as much flexibility to meet emissions with rotary engines.
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi