Supporting Amateur Radio Emergency Communications

In the movie Unstoppable about a run a away train number 777, Denzel Washington plays the locomotive engineer of train 1206. During the movie he states that his wife passed away.

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The phrase “Prime the Pump” recently came up as something our current president has claimed to have originated, but of course  has been with us for quite while.

Tonight’s trivia question has to do with favorite words of US Presidents.

QUESTION: Which president liked to use the word “iffy”?
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In a recent audit it was found that there are 26 million registered drivers in the state of California, and of that 3 million have handicap placards.   26,000 of those placards are issued to drivers age 100 or older. Unfortunately that’s more placards than there are 100 year olds in the state.

QUESTION:  How many people are there in the state of California which are 100 years of age or older?
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The colt peacemaker was a single action revolver with a seven and half inch barrel and wood grip. It was introduced in 1873.

QUESTION: How much did the peacemaker cost by mail order?
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomahawk_(missile)

http://www.economist.com/node/21563702
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The Three Gorges Dam in China is home to the worlds largest power station. Raw sewage gets dumped into the rivers and can cause problems with the water flow.

QUESTION: How many gallons of raw sewage gets dumped into the three gorges reservoir each year?
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The Duke.   That nickname likely is enough for most of you to know I’m referencing the actor John Wayne who’s long career as the iconic American male of his day, could almost be said to have come by accident after loosing his football scholarship to the University of Southern California.

QUESTION – What injury caused Wayne to loose his scholarship to USC?
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