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Old 10-30-2010, 01:35 PM
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I don't know, some how we are still bright an sparkly when you are fast asleep.

I think that the first stop light was installed in Cleavland and I will go with 1914 since that was close

....maybe asleep

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.....3 tries and then you are ...... given as many more as needed

Still wrong on both
I did a little research and how about as quoted below.

"In the 1800's J P Knight invented the traffic light and in 1868 at the intersection of George and Bridge Streets, near the House of Commons in England, the world's first traffic light began frustrating commuters.

The first traffic light was manually operated by turning a lantern and had only red and green signals and resulted in the world's first traffic light accident when it exploded and the operator was injured."
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.....3 tries and then you are ...... given as many more as needed

Still wrong on both
Ok i'm going to ask the rules as I have not been on this thread for the whole time. I thought I was Right for sure on the year, either the 1915 I put the first time or the 1912 I put the second time. So I looked it up, but not knowing the rules if any, I will not say what I found until I know if it is ok to look up.

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....maybe asleep

You're it - and you get the cigar - now for the stained blue dress
The first electric stop light was in 1912 in Salt lake city
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The first electric stop light was in 1912 in Salt lake city
The first system was in cleveland in 1914, but the first light was invented by a cop in salt lake city. That is why I asked the rules, if you could look them up or not.
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I asked that very question way back when this thread started and was told that it was OK.

Now, I look at the questions as a learning experience and if someone wants to try his skills with the internet looking for the answer, go for it.

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It's ok to google for the answer, I just have a person rule that google is the last resort and if I do find it, maybe not even post the answer but let someone else do it being I "cheated" myself. But for anyone to google, it's all good. Are you kidding, some of these questions are so damn hard there is no way anyone is going to know.

I like the questions that there is no way you can google them. But heck, there are only a few of those!

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Mr Terraplane. I did not use the internet until after I answered. I used my dad (pretty smart guy) for the location and we guessed at the date using all the previous answers for guidance. As to the next question. Here goes.

When was the first land speed record set using the Bonneville Salt Flats?
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It's ok to google for the answer, I just have a person rule that google is the last resort and if I do find it, maybe not even post the answer but let someone else do it being I "cheated" myself. But for anyone to google, it's all good. Are you kidding, some of these questions are so damn hard there is no way anyone is going to know.

I like the questions that there is no way you can google them. But heck, there are only a few of those!

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That's why I asked The way I did, not knowing the rules. I didn't want to give the answer away. Now Dave has the choice of which answer he is looking for. I guess it doesn't say it was installed in Salt Lake. But one could have been

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That's why I asked The way I did, not knowing the rules. I didn't want to give the answer away. Now Dave has the choice of which answer he is looking for. I guess it doesn't say it was installed in Salt Lake. But one could have been

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I conceded to blue54 - but Bob, if you want to duke it out with him, I'll hold your place

These are too much fun to get too serious

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I conceded to blue54 - but Bob, if you want to duke it out with him, I'll hold your place

These are too much fun to get too serious

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What! He is only 55 he would kick my a-- I'm like Brian I would like to see if I can get it out of my worthless brain of knowledge.

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I think the key to this question is LAND SPEED record. Not just a "record" but the "Land speed record", the fastest speed by a car in the world. I think that is what you are after.

I am thinking the first car that really needed that big of a place to run is something like the Goldenrod in the mid sixties, 1965ish is my guess. First 400 MPH I believe.

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Now, I look at the questions as a learning experience and if someone wants to try his skills with the internet looking for the answer, go for it.
I agree. For me,the things you learn while googling around for an answer is part of the fun. Writing questions that are difficult to google adds to the fun as well.

I do try to give others a chance to answer before I start searching for an answer, whether it be an internet search, or books, or magazines, or asking others (typically my elders) who might know (what my Dad calls 'Geezering' a question rather than 'Googling' it).
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"Geezering" LOLOLOL, I had forgotten the term (you mentioned it before long ago on this thread) that is funny.

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Mr Terraplane. I did not use the internet until after I answered. I used my dad (pretty smart guy) for the location and we guessed at the date using all the previous answers for guidance. As to the next question. Here goes.

When was the first land speed record set using the Bonneville Salt Flats?
Are you asking wheel driven or non wheel driven. Really the first record would have been the fastest car at the end of the day or weekend , or week, that t6hey ran there. That is a pretty wide open question because of classes if you mean wheel driven it was before spirit of America in 1963, in open class.

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