Nik Nak’s Weekly Teaser — 5th December, 2012: The Bermuda Triangle … !
5th December saw the first disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle … Hmmm … Let's all sing a Barry Manilow tune: and then have ten trivial questions …
Q1) 5th December saw the first recorded disappearance over the Bermuda Triangle… What was the name of the vanished squad of bombers: Flight 19, Flight 20 or Flight 21 … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1940s was this … ?
Q3) What was the name of the writer who wrote the standard book about the Bermuda Triangle … ?
Q4) More to the point, what was the name of the book … ?
Q5) That same writer wrote 'The Philadelphia Experiment', about a vanishing what: tank, battleship or plane … ?
Q6) Back to where we started, now: the northern-most point of the Bermuda Triangle is just off the coast of Bermuda. Where's it's most southerly point: Cuba, Haiti or Puerto Rico … ?
Q7) Equally to the point, the Triangle's most westerly point is on the coast of which US state … ?
Q8) In which bit of sea is the Bermuda Triangle: the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico or the Caribbean … ?
Q9) According to the old Barry Manilow song, The Bermuda Triangle makes people disappear. Between 1976 and 1983, which South American country saw many people 'disappear' … ?
Q10) And finally … The Bermuda Triangle is off Bermuda. What's the name of the equivalent, roughly 100 kilometers south of Tokyo … ?
A2) The Daily Universal Register.
A3) The Daily Courant.
A4) Oxford Gazette.
A5) The River Fleet.
A7) A coin. (Early Avviso cost exactly that: one gazeta … )
A8) The Wall Street Journal.
A10) We're back where we started: it's The Times.