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The only other lake that I know the name of in that region (kinda) is Lake Nipissing by North Bay.

 

Nipissing - Thats it! 2 of the volcanic rims can be seen from google maps (callendar bay, and the circle of islands off north bay) - the other is totally submerged. They are related to the Ottawa Rift valley, as Quebec slowly separates from Ontario, with or without a referendum...

 

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The only other lake that I know the name of in that region (kinda) is Lake Nipissing by North Bay.

 

Nipissing - Thats it! 2 of the volcanic rims can be seen from google maps (callendar bay, and the circle of islands off north bay) - the other is totally submerged. They are related to the Ottawa Rift valley, as Quebec slowly separates from Ontario, with or without a referendum...

 

Generic Holiday Greetings Politically correct Groundspeak forums!

 

Talk about a shot in the dark!

 

I almost feel guilt about that one.

 

The next question will have to wait until after Christmas, I'm afraid.

 

Merry Christmas!

and/or

Happy Hanukkah!

and/or

Happy Holidays!

and/or

Seasons Greetings!

and/or

Bah Humbug!

 

(Choose which ever best applies!)

 

Adamsloco

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Happy New Year!

 

I am having trouble coming up with a suitable trivia question, so I am going to resort to something from work.

 

What is the standard gauge of railway tracks in North America?

 

In imperial measurements please. We on the railway have not got round to this new "Metric" system, yet.

 

Adamsloco

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How about 4ft 8 1/2"

 

Congratulations NWOBEAR, that is correct.

 

As a point of interest, the TTC in Toronto is NOT built to standard gauge. It is built to the decidedly non-standard gauge 4 ft 10 7⁄8 inches. That's 2 3/8 inches wider than the standard.

 

There are many explanations why this is so. The most common is that when the tracks were being laid, Toronto wanted to prevent the running of freight on downtown streets. This was common practice in places like New York and Hamilton. By choosing a non-standard gauge, they could prevent that. When it came time to build the subways, the TTC wanted the option of running the streetcars underground as well, so the subways were also built to 4ft 10 7/8 inches.

 

Oddly though, the Scarborough RT is built to standard gauge. Go figure

 

Adamsloco

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There are many explanations why this is so. The most common is that when the tracks were being laid, Toronto wanted to prevent the running of freight on downtown streets. This was common practice in places like New York and Hamilton.

 

For a while freight used to run on Welland Avenue in St. Catharines, ON also. I think it was Welland Ave. West of Geneva St.

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For a while freight used to run on Welland Avenue in St. Catharines, ON also. I think it was Welland Ave. West of Geneva St.

 

Until a year or two ago, freight used to also run down the centre of Town Line Rd in St.Catharines (east of Merritt). The tracks are still in the middle of the residential road.

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OK here goes; this should be an easy one!! What rare event will be bringing in the new year, it happenened in 1990 and won't happen again untill 2028???

Everyone have a safe and happy NEW YEAR.

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Congratulations jleecollins

A blue moon is the second full moon in a month

On average, an extra full moon in a month (a blue moon) occurs every 2.5 years. The last time there was a lunar double take was in May 2007. New Year's Eve blue moons are rarer, occurring every 19 years.

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Happy New Year's Eve

 

Here is my question(s)?

 

Are there "tides" on the Great Lakes?

What is this phenomenon called?

What Great Lake has the highest "Tides"?

How and why do they occur?

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4 questions and no multiple choice!! did you use to be a teacher???

 

OK here goes:

I say yes there are tides on the great lakes (1cm-4cm) but in comparison to ocean they are concidered nonexistent there is more influence caused by weather /barimetric pressure/seiche.

Storm surge

I would guess that Lake Superior being the largest of the great lakes, would have the highest tides

Tides are caused by gravitational interactions among the sun, moon, and earth

Well thats all the thinking i am doing for now, time to pop a cork

Happy New Year everybody :)

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Answers to 1 and 3 are good.

 

4 has a better answer available.

 

For 2, But there is a specific word that I was looking for

 

Word starts with a "S" and has 6 letters

 

I will give another clue if no one comes up with the correct word

 

After the correct word is given, I will provide the cache listing that describes this phenomenon

Edited by jleecollins

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You got it.

 

I have included information on Lake Superior "Seiche" in the write-up for my cache

 

GC13HNB - Heron Bay Harbour / Trian Wreck.

 

The last geocacher to find this cache experienced a Seiche while they were looking for the cache.

 

Seiche on Lake Superior is more affected by wind conditions then anything else - see the write-up for the cache

 

Great - back to you.

Edited by jleecollins

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Whos slogans/taglines are these:

 

"I Am Canadian"

"The Uncola"

"Kills Bugs Dead"

"I liked it so much I bought the company."

"You Can Trust Your Car to the Man Who Wears The Star"

"The pause that refreshes"

"The Beer that Made Milwaukee Famous"

"Where's the beef?"

"Have it your way."

"Screw yourself."

 

Have Fun

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And we got a winner jleecollins

I think I should of made them harder, I liked the last one interesting concept Ikea says we give you the allen wrench just go home and screw it

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OK, this one may take a little bit of work:

 

Where was the last spike in the CP Rail Road driven between Montreal and Winnipeg on May 16th 1885?

 

When was it was re-enacted there by veterans and some original participants?

 

What object located at this place commemorates this achievement?

Edited by jleecollins

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Hmmm, I remember reading a cache page about this just this past fall, and thinking it would be interesting as I'd done the corresponding cache in B.C.

Near Schreiber, Ont? And I imagine there's a plaque there.

Don't know the answer to the second question, though, but guessing it would be either the 50th or 100th anniversary.

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Yes, it is around Jackfish. You have to walk about 2 kilometer along hte railway tracks from the nearest spot you can drive to it.

 

What was erected there to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the driving of The Last Spike?

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Let's try some more taglines

Whos taglines are these????????????

 

1 The silver bullet

2 Have it your way

3 The quicker picker-upper

4 Look, Ma, no cavities!

5 It keeps going, and going, and going

6 Quality is job one

7 Leave the driving to us

8 Manly yes, but I like it, too

9 Betcha can’t eat just one

10 Tastes so good cats ask for it by name

11 How do you spell relief?

12 Five dollar foot long

13 Think outside the bun

14 Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

15 The quality goes in before the name goes on

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Let's try some more taglines

Whos taglines are these????????????

 

1 The silver bullet

2 Have it your way

3 The quicker picker-upper

4 Look, Ma, no cavities!

5 It keeps going, and going, and going

6 Quality is job one

7 Leave the driving to us

8 Manly yes, but I like it, too

9 Betcha can’t eat just one

10 Tastes so good cats ask for it by name

11 How do you spell relief?

12 Five dollar foot long

13 Think outside the bun

14 Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

15 The quality goes in before the name goes on

 

1. Coors

2. Harveys

3. Bounty

4. Colgate?

5. Energizer

6. Ford

7.

8.

9. Lays

10. All I can think of is "Meow meow meow meow"

11. Pepto Bismol

12.

13. Subway

14.

15.

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Let's try some more taglines

Whos taglines are these????????????

 

1 The silver bullet

2 Have it your way

3 The quicker picker-upper

4 Look, Ma, no cavities!

5 It keeps going, and going, and going

6 Quality is job one

7 Leave the driving to us

8 Manly yes, but I like it, too

9 Betcha can’t eat just one

10 Tastes so good cats ask for it by name

11 How do you spell relief?

12 Five dollar foot long

13 Think outside the bun

14 Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

15 The quality goes in before the name goes on

 

1. Coors

2. Harveys

3. Bounty

4. Colgate?

5. Energizer

6. Ford

7.

8.

9. Lays

10. All I can think of is "Meow meow meow meow"

11. Pepto Bismol

12.

13. Subway

14.

15.

 

I think that

7. is Greyhound

12. I think this is Subway, and

13 is Taco Bell

14. is Timex

 

That's all the new ones I can think of.

 

Adamsloco

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Now all you guys have to do is get together!! 2-4-15 are wrong

2 Have it your way--Not the golden arches

11 How do you spell relief??-- X-X-X-X-X-X-X

15 The quality goes in before the name goes on-- you may of seen this commercial on "TV"

Thats all the clues for now--Get to work :lol:

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Here's my list:

 

1. Coors Light Beer

2. Burger King

3. Bounty Paper Towels

4. Crest Toothpaste

5. Energizer Batteries

6. Ford Motor Company

7. Greyhound Bus Lines

8. Irish Spring Soap

9, Lay's Potato Chips

10. Meow Mix

11. Rolaids

12. Subway Restaurents

13. Taco Bell

14. Timex watches

15. Zenith Electronics

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And the winner is.....................................................................................................................jleecollins

 

1. Coors Light Beer

2. Burger King

3. Bounty Paper Towels

4. Crest Toothpaste

5. Energizer Batteries

6. Ford Motor Company

7. Greyhound Bus Lines

8. Irish Spring Soap

9, Lay's Potato Chips

10. Meow Mix

11. Rolaids

12. Subway Restaurents

13. Taco Bell

14. Timex watches

15. Zenith Electronics

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Canadian Inventions

 

What Canadian invented the following items and what year did they invent these?

 

1. Basketball

2. Superman

3. Bromine

4. Robertson Screw

5. Snowblower

6. Television Camera

7. Zipper

8. Plexiglas

9. Marquis Wheat

10. Newsprint

11. Lawn Sprinkler

12. Jolly Jumper

13. Instant Mashed Potatoes

14. Garbage Bags

15. Goalie Mask

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Well here goes:

 

1-James Naismith (1892)

2-Joe Shuster and Jerome Siegel (1938)

3-Carl Jacob (1825)

4- P.L. Robertson (1908)

5-Arthur Sicard (1927)

6-F. C. P. Henroteau in (1934)

7-Gideon Sundback (1913)

8-William Chalmers (1931)

9-Sir Charles E. Saunders (1908)

10-Charles Fenerty (1838)

11-Elijah McCoy (1897)

12-Olivia Poole (1959)

13-Dr. Edward Asselbegs and the Food Research Institute (1962)

14-Harry Wasyluk and Larry Hanson (1950s)

15-Jacques Plante (1959)

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It takes 3 satellites to get a 2-D lock, and 4 satellites to get a 3-D lock. How many satellites does it take to get a 4-D lock? :ph34r:

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It takes 3 satellites to get a 2-D lock, and 4 satellites to get a 3-D lock. How many satellites does it take to get a 4-D lock? :ph34r:

 

4.

 

Since the 4th dimension is time. Any satellite will give you the time, but in order to have the other 3 dimensions, you need 4 satellites. In other words, if you have a 3-D lock, you necessarily have a 4-D lock.

 

Adamsloco

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4.

 

Since the 4th dimension is time. Any satellite will give you the time, but in order to have the other 3 dimensions, you need 4 satellites. In other words, if you have a 3-D lock, you necessarily have a 4-D lock.

 

Adamsloco

 

you have the logic right, but the number wrong :)

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4.

 

Since the 4th dimension is time. Any satellite will give you the time, but in order to have the other 3 dimensions, you need 4 satellites. In other words, if you have a 3-D lock, you necessarily have a 4-D lock.

 

Adamsloco

 

you have the logic right, but the number wrong :)

 

I'm missing the logic on how 4 is wrong.

 

3 satellites for 2-D: lat & lon (and time thrown in for free)

4 satellites for 3-D: lat, log and height (with time still thrown in for free)

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Well here goes:

 

1-James Naismith (1892)

2-Joe Shuster and Jerome Siegel (1938)

3-Carl Jacob (1825)

4- P.L. Robertson (1908)

5-Arthur Sicard (1927)

6-F. C. P. Henroteau in (1934)

7-Gideon Sundback (1913)

8-William Chalmers (1931)

9-Sir Charles E. Saunders (1908)

10-Charles Fenerty (1838)

11-Elijah McCoy (1897)

12-Olivia Poole (1959)

13-Dr. Edward Asselbegs and the Food Research Institute (1962)

14-Harry Wasyluk and Larry Hanson (1950s)

15-Jacques Plante (1959)

 

After a shot from Montreal Canadien Howie Morenz broke his nose on 7 January, 1930, Clint Benedict of the Montreal Maroons became the first NHL goaltender to wear a mask. He did so in 1930 for five games. Plante was simply the first to popularise it.

 

Here's Clint while he played for the Ottawa Senators

 

Clintbenedict.jpg

 

With the Maroons

 

benedict.gif

 

And wearing his mask

 

clint7jan30.jpg

 

Clint Benedict was born in Ottawa, BTW.

Edited by Taoiseach

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What does hockey history have to do with Geocaching? :ph34r:

 

It sounds like I'd best steer this forum back on-topic!

 

Are you smarter than a 4th grader? My daughter knows the answer to the below so let's see if someone here does.

 

Q: What do you call the part of the forest between the ground and the canopy?

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What does hockey history have to do with Geocaching? :(

 

About as much as Canadian Inventions do.

 

As the OP says

 

To keep it within topic I suggest the questions fall into one or more of these loose categories:

 

- Geocaching

- Navigation

- Geomatics/graphy/physics etc

- The Canadian hiking experience

- Cycling, Canoeing, Kayaking or any other means of arriving at a cache.

- Camping

 

But if there's a blatantly wrong answer, I reserve the right to correct it. The original answer claimed that Jacques Plante invented the Goalie Mask in 1959, when (by a margin of nearly 3 decades) he wasn't even the first NHL goaltender to wear one in a game.

 

He did develop this though;

 

180px-Plante_Mask.jpg

 

Which is quite a bit more sophisticated than the one Clint Benedict wore

 

:tongue:

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If I paid attention in school I believe the area between the ground and the canopy is called the Understory

Edited by NWOBEAR

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I'm missing the logic on how 4 is wrong.

 

3 satellites for 2-D: lat & lon (and time thrown in for free)

4 satellites for 3-D: lat, log and height (with time still thrown in for free)

 

 

3 is the answer - You say it right above.

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I'm missing the logic on how 4 is wrong.

 

3 satellites for 2-D: lat & lon (and time thrown in for free)

4 satellites for 3-D: lat, log and height (with time still thrown in for free)

 

 

3 is the answer - You say it right above.

 

But elevation is needed for the 4th dimension. Hence 4 satellites.

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But elevation is needed for the 4th dimension. Hence 4 satellites.

 

Why do you need elevation to determine time? :lol:

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