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Nik Nak’s Weekly Teaser — 5th December, 2012: The Bermuda Triangle … !

By Nik_Nak12  |  Posted: December 05, 2012

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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 … ?

And here's last weeks answers … 

A1) Steam.
A2) The Daily Universal Register.
A3) The Daily Courant.
A4) Oxford Gazette.
A5) The River Fleet.
A6) Venice.
A7) A coin.   (Early Avviso cost exactly that: one gazeta … )
A8) The Wall Street Journal.
A9) Lembit Opik.   (You couldn't make it up.   Unlike some of the Sports' headlines.   It's the one paper that made The Sun look good … !)
A10) We're back where we started: it's The Times.
Enjoy those, everyone.   If you fancy a more frequent Teaser, you can always have a go at the Daily Teaser, over on my blog, Nik Nak's Old Peculiar.

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  • DougPWestfall  |  December 05 2012, 2:47PM

    The concept of the Bermuda triangle was created in 1950 with an article by Associated Press reporter Edward Van Winkle Jones. He had a map showing an airplane flying from Bermuda toward Puerto Rico, another plane flying from Puerto Rico to Miami, and finally, Flight 19 flying from Fort Lauderdale out in the direction of Bermuda. It looks a triangle drawn over the Atlantic Ocean. Each year, ships and planes go missing off the eastern coastline of the United States, as planes have for a century, and ships literally for hundreds of years. Yet both the US Coast Guard and Lloyds of London state that no more ships or planes go missing here than off the Pacific coastline. Much of the story however, begins with Flight 19, aka the Lost Patrol when supposedly they disappeared suddenly into the infamous Bermuda Triangle. Flight 19 disappeared in December of 1945 but it wasn't into the Bermuda triangle and it wasn't sudden — it took five hours for each of the TMB avengers to drop out of the sky. The irony of Flight 19 is that none of the men died within the infamous Bermuda triangle. Three crash sites have been located and one aircraft has been raised from the sea. Taken from, Discovery of Flight 19 Douglas Westfall, historic publisher, Specialbooks.com