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ALL4’s: Is That Your Final Answer?

Posted: July 29th, 2011

Author: All4 Staff 

Last Month’s Answer and Winner:

ALL4’s Eric Swisher should feel much better about being called “old” just because he had used the piece of emission testing equipment pictured in last month’s “Is That Your Final Answer” question. Along with Darius Rogers, there were several individuals who correctly identified the emission testing equipment as an orsat (see U.S. EPA Test Method 3B for CO2, O2, and CO measurements) and more than a few of the respondents admitted to using an orsat to make measurements during their career. Thanks to everyone for participating in last month’s quiz.


July’s “Is That Your Final Answer” question involves an annually occurring melancholy that affects ALL4’s CEO Bill Straub every June 21st (i.e., the summer solstice). June 21st is, of course, the first day of summer and the day after which all of the days get shorter as we progress towards the winter solstice on December 21st. However, even though Bill is an early riser, we submit that Bill should be holding off his melancholy until June 29th and that his melancholy should lift on December 9th. What is the astronomical significance of these two dates?  


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

The final answer feature of 4 The Record 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 4 The Record will identify the winner and the correct answer from the previous month’s question.  You must be an active subscriber of 4 The Record 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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