Sunday, July 26, 2015

280 Quiz Answer

(Also for Three Word Wednesday and ABC Wednesday: "C" is for "chain")

The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two inventors and aviation pioneers who are credited with inventing and building in 1903 the world's first successful airplane, the first that was controlled, powered and sustained as heavier-than-air human flight.
Question: Reflect for a moment, who were these guys?

“Jeff!  Always good to see you but I’m afraid you’re a bit early.  We haven’t got the chain on yet.”

“What!  Second time I’ve been here to pick the dam’ thing up and again it’s not ready.”

“But it won't be a total waste of time.  We ordered a new type of chain, much lighter.  It’ll give you a far better ride.  Should be ready tomorrow.”

“You guys are too much.  You may be good mechanics but you’re lousy businessmen.  Why are you mixed up with this kind of tedious work anyway?  When we were kids everyone thought you were headed for glory when you grew up, always tinkering with some invention or other, but neither of you even finished high school.”

“Oh, we still tinker.  We might come up with something surprising one of these days.”

“Like a special type of bicycle chain?  You know, there’s a new century coming up.  You should seriously consider getting married and settling down.  Have a family, couple of kids, a nine to five job – like mature grown-ups.”

“Well anyway, it’s good to see you, Jeff.  Every time you come by we know we’re going to get a little lecture on how to live.”   

“By the way, what is that thing over there?  Looks like a huge casket.  Got a dead body inside?”

“Ha. Hope not.  No, we call that a wind tunnel.”

“And a wind tunnel does what?  I know, tunnels the wind.”

“Oh, it’s just something we’ve been experimenting with.  Besides running the shop we have various projects we work on.  You see, we keep busy.”

“And the money just pours in, though it looks like it’s been mostly nickels and dimes.”

(The answer will be posted Saturday.) 

25 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Bicycles! Gotta be Orville and Wilbur Wright!

rel said...


Wright brothers? just a guess.

Eddie Bluelights said...

A long shot guess!!
The Wright Brothers ~ Best wishes, Eddie

Berowne said...

Eddie Bluelights, rel and Roger Owen Green have started us off with the right answer.

Kathe W. said...

the Wright brothers.

Berowne said...

The correct answer has just arrived from Kathe W.

naturgesetz said...

Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Berowne said...

Naturgesetz, naturally, has the right answer.

Altonian said...

Am I right? Or am I Wright? This must be Orville and Wilbur, of bicycle fame and, oh yes, aeroplanes.

Berowne said...

Another correct answer, this time from Altonian.

tulika singh said...

Is it the Wright Brothers?

BeatAboutThe Book

Other Mary said...

Hmmmm...maybe the Wright Brothers?

Berowne said...

Welcome to Tulika Singh, who also has the right answer.

Berowne said...

Good to see Other Mary back, and again with the correct answer.

Old Egg said...

A lot of people played around with wind tunnels but the reference to nickels and dimes probably probably points to the Wright Brothers.

Trubes said...

Is the answer Orville and Wilbur Wright (The Wright Brothers) widely accredited
with inventing the world's first aeroplane ?

Best wishes.
Di.
ABCW team.

Berowne said...

Just received right answers from Old Egg and Trubes.

Jae Rose said...

Who are these guys..hmm...Apple bosses...scientists...you've left me puzzling as ever Berowne!

Sheilagh Lee said...

probably wrong but I keep thinking the Wright brothers

Maggie Jean said...

Uuuuuummm, The Schwinns?

Berowne said...

Sheilagh Lee got it right.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Wilbur and Orville Wright!

Berowne said...

Another correct answer, this time from Su-sieee! Mac.

rallentanda said...

It's not French and Yves Montand is not in it LOL

tulika singh said...

Yay I got the 'Wright' answer.

 
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