Thursday, August 27, 2015

No SNAFU Here

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
Name a famous military figure of the past 50 years. The first three letters of his first name and the first three letters of his last name are both well-known military abbreviations. Who is it?
I didn't solve this one because Ross got it almost immediately. And he got it because he's been watching "America: The Story of Us" on Netflix, and the answer, General COLin POWell, is a commentator on that series.

I was curious to see what "SNAFU" would get me over on Flickr:

Snafu

SNAFU

Snafu

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P47 Thunderbolt - Flying Legends 2012

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Time for


Here are this week's picks:
  0 - 25
26 - 50
51 - 75
76 - 100
101 - 125
126 - 150
151 - 175
176 - 200
201 - 225
226 - 250

251 - 275
276 - 300
301 - 325 - Natasha
326 - 350
351 - 375
376 - 400
401 - 425
426 - 450
451 - 475
476 - 500
501 - 550
551 - 600
601 - 650
651 - 700
701 - 750
751 - 800 - Ross
801 - 850
851 - 900
901 - 950
951 - 1,000

1,001 - 1,050 - David
1,051 - 1,100 - Henry BW
1,101 - 1,150
1,151 - 1,200
1,201 - 1,250 - Margaret G.
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350
1,351 - 1,400 - Curtis
1,401 - 1,450 - B. Haven
1,451 - 1,500
1,501 - 1,550 - Paul
1,551 - 1,600
1,601 - 1,650
1,651 - 1,700
1,701 - 1,750
1,751 - 1,800
1,801 - 1,850 - Magdalen
1,851 - 1,900
1,901 - 1,950
1,951 - 2,000 - Word Woman

2,001 - 2,250 - legolambda
2,251 - 2,500 - Mendo Jim
2,501 - 2,750
2,751 - 3,000
3,001 - 3,500
3,501 - 4,000
4,001 - 4,500
4,501 - 5,000

More than 5,000
Our tie-break rule:   In the event that a single round number is announced with a qualifier such as "about" or "around" (e.g., "We received around 1,200 entries."), the prize goes to the person who picked the range that includes that specific number.

2 comments:

Paul said...

It seems Mr. Powell may never have been a Rightenant Colonel.

Paul said...

My mistake.
Apparently he achieved that rank on February 1, 1976.