Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Question 602 g: ...__ Will make Amends

What's talked about?
Be specific.

The origin of the word _____________ is obscure. The Oxford Dictionary suggests the name is related to the verb poke used in the game of hurling for striking or pushing the ball.
It is possible that Halifax natives, many of whom were Irish and played  hurling, may have introduced the word to Canada. The first known printed reference was in Montreal, in 1867, just a year after the first indoor game was played there.

The X
Well, essentially, all the blanks allude to X!
The use of the _______________in the early 1990s was the first attempt to improve the visibility of hockey pucks as seen on television. This invention incorporated coloured retro reflective materials of either embedded lens elements or prismatic reflectors laminated into recesses on the flat surfaces and the vertical edge of a standard hockey ____. Yellow was the preferred reflected colour. A spotlight was required to be positioned on the TV camera and focused at the centre of the viewing area.
A short demonstration tape of the Minnesota North Stars skating with the _______ was shown during the period break at the 1993 National Hockey League All Star game in Montreal, Canada. The International Hockey League (IHL) pursued testing the __________ with its inventor, Donald Klassen. The next television viewing was the IHL All star game in Fort Wayne IN, Jan 1994, where the__________ was used the entire game. The IHL tested the ________ in two more games, and finally the East Coast Hockey League used it Jan 17, 1997 for their All Star game.
The use of the________ was discontinued because:
  • The slight structural change increased the tendency for the ----- to bounce on the ice. This made it more difficult for the goaltender and resulted in increased scoring.
  • The skaters objected to the use of camera spotlights which reflected off the ice.
  • The television viewing contrast of the ______- was not noticeably enhanced when the camera view was of the entire rink, this being the most common camera shot.
The _____________ name was branded during the 90s but has since been discontinued.

Question 601.g: Smell of Napalm in the Morning

The basic premise of the project was to create a weapon capable of shooting a jet of flame high and wide enough to force incoming bomber pilots to either pull out of their dive or brave a pillar of flame potentially capable of damaging or destroying their plane.

The most effective was a design submitted by the __X__ car company, which fired eight gallons of a diesel oil/tar fuel mixture per second, igniting to produce a continuous gout of flame with a range of nearly 100 feet (30 m), which at its widest point was roughly 30 feet (10 m) in diameter. According to Gerald Pawle, an engineer working on the project, the __X__ flamethrower universally inspired both awe and horror in all staff officers invited to watch the demonstrations. Further refinements were made to the design which increased its effective range to 200 feet (61 m), though a much larger quantity of fuel was needed to maintain the flame for any significant period of time.

So Connect __X__ with the following: