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ALL4’s: Is That Your Final Answer?

Posted: July 30th, 2012

Author: All4 Staff 

Last Month’s Answer and Winner:

There were four correct answers to last month’s Fourth of July themed question and Steve Smith of LyondellBasell was the first respondent who identified July 4th, 1960 as the official day that our nation’s flag displayed a 50th  star.   According to United States Code, the number of stars on a flag is updated on July 4th following the date that a new state is admitted to the union.  Alaska was admitted on January 3rd, 1959 and so there was, for a few months, a 49 star flag.  On August 21st, 1959 Hawaii was added to the union with the 50th star being added on July 4th, 1960.  Congratulations to Steve and thanks for those who participated in the contest.


It is close to August vacation time and for me that means an annual trip to Niagara Falls.  Over the years, I have seen the Falls at least 100 times and it is an incredible site combining the awesomeness of nature with an amazing cross section of people from all corners of the globe.  One of the things that you can always count on seeing is a rainbow.  As the mist from the Falls rises, and with the sun to your back, a rainbow will usually be present.  If you look carefully there is more to the rainbow than just its colors.  For example, everyone has their own rainbow, as the rainbow is based on the geometry of you, the sun, and the mist.  Also, inside the rainbow the sky is slightly lighter than the sky outside the rainbow.  On a more rare occurrence you may see a second rainbow.  When this second rainbow appears, there is something unique about it.  Thus our July “Is That Your Final Answer” question asks “What is this unique characteristic about the secondary rainbow?”  Good luck!


Please e-mail your answer to final.answer@all4inc.com.  Include in the e-mail your name, answer, and address (to receive your prize).

ALL4’s Final Answer is a monthly feature of our Blog Digest.  It is designed to test your knowledge across the environmental field, quiz you on the building blocks of air quality rules, stump you on ALL4 general trivia, and challenge you with brain teasers that have perplexed us.  The first correct answer e-mailed to us will qualify the respondent for free ALL4 gear and will enter the winner in our end-of-the year “Final Answer Championship.”  The subsequent month’s Final Answer will identify the winner and the correct answer from the previous month’s question.  You must be an active subscriber of ALL4’s Blog Digest to win a monthly prize and be eligible for the championship prize.  ALL4 employees and family members are not eligible to compete.  Hope you enjoy this feature and good luck!


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