ALL4’s: Is That Your Final Answer?
Posted: September 25th, 2012Author: All4 Staff
Last Month’s Answer and Winner:
A scant minute separated the first two correct responses to last month’s “Is That Your Final Answer” question concerning the only occurrence of an arc serving as the border between two states. However, it was who David Bier of Motiva Enterprises who provided the first correct answer that it is Pennsylvania and Delaware who share this unique arc border. And as for the parcel of land that was disputed until 1921, well, because of the incongruity of a 12 mile arc centered on New Castle, Delaware and used as the northern border for Delaware and the original William Penn longitude/latitudes used to establish the Pennsylvania state boundaries, a tract of land known as the “Delaware Wedge” was claimed by both states. Although Dave admitted to consulting Wikipedia to identify this tract of land, no other responses named the Delaware Wedge. Congratulations to Dave and thanks to all those who participated in the contest.
October will see the end of more than 52 years of bachelorhood for me. During that period my mother displayed admirable patience for some 30 of those years and Marie, my fiancée, has shown even greater patience for the last six. And I certainly do not plan on testing Marie’s patience for not remembering any of the forthcoming anniversaries, which I can only hope will exceed 50. We all know that I will celebrate the 25th and 50th anniversaries with a silver and golden gift, respectively, to Marie, but as the September “Is That Your Final Answer” question, what will the 1st anniversary gift to Marie be? I also mention that this month’s answer will be of interest to ALL4’s Chuck Doyno who, after October, will also need to know this answer to avoid disappointing his soon to be wife Katie next year. Good luck with our September question.
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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!