CLEVELAND, Ohio - It's severe weather season in Ohio. Starting in April, the Buckeye State starts warming up enough to give showers and storms the kick they need to produce damaging winds, hail, and sometimes: tornadoes. According to National Centers for Environmental Information, 10 tornadoes have reached the strongest level possible on the Fujita scale, or in modern days, the Enhanced-Fujita scale, and more than 40 have reached the second-strongest level. How many of these infamous tornadoes do you remember? Put your Ohio tornado knowledge to the test. (And don't forget to check your answers at the bottom after the quiz!) Answers explained: 1. On June 8, 1953, a swath of severe thunderstorms produced six F4 tornadoes across Ohio, but also affected Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, and later New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In Cleveland, according to The Plain Dealer, "Ohio National Guard troops were posted in the West 130th Street area, where looting was feared in some … [Read more...] about What do you remember about Ohio’s most infamous tornadoes? Weather quiz Wednesday
1. Folklore claims one can count the number of cricket chirps in 15 seconds, and add what to it to estimate the outside temperature?10, 17, 30, 372. From fun surveys what’s the most popular response when asked to name a power tool?Screwdriver, Saw, Drill, Router3. Generally speaking what’s the traditional trade of aspiring Spanish bullfighters?Teachers, Bricklayers, Soldiers, Royalty4. Who has been the only New Jersey native to become a U.S. president?Grover Cleveland, Franklin Pierce, William H. Taft, Dwight Eisenhower5. What did Edmund Halley of comet fame develop in 1686?Pressure cooker, Aquarium, Weather map, Chicken wire6. Who has used the advertising slogan, “Just slightly ahead of our time”?Fuji, Toyota, Panasonic, Magnavox7. What was the restaurant hangout in older TV’s “Everybody Loves Raymond”?Archie’s, Sarge’s, Nemo’s, Clarence’s8. Which borough forms the central core of New York City?Bronx, Brooklyn, … [Read more...] about Take the Trivia Quiz
Last Updated Apr 13, 2010 6:39 AM EDT The February Air Travel Consumer Report is out, and things didn't go very well for the airline industry -- or the passengers who used it. The weather was awful, which hurt, but you might be surprised at some of the results. Think you know your air travel stats? Let's take the quiz. (Scroll all the way down for answers.) Which branded airline had the worst on time performance in February? Of the top 29 airports, which had the worst on time performance in February? Of the top 29 airports, which had the best on time performance in February? What's the worst time of day to travel if you want to arrive time? Of the flights that arrive late 80% of the time, what percent touched New York? Of all the airports with scheduled service in the US, which has the worst on time performance? What percentage of flights were canceled during February? Of the 12 ground delays of over four hours, 11 involved one airport. Name it. Ready for the answers? Keep going. … [Read more...] about Which Airlines and Airports Are the Worst? Take the Quiz
No longer the lone local subway option on the Upper East Side, the 6 train can now share the burden of transporting hordes of commuters with the Q train. Don’t get too excited, this is the MTA after all. But the Q stops at 96th street, so if you live in Harlem you still might rely on the 6. Now that the weather is warming up, or should be after some late season nor’easters, take off those gloves and give our 6 train quiz a try. MAP: Find the best restaurants along NYC subway lines As with all these subway stop quizzes, no need to remember if your stop is a street, avenue, center or court — we're mostly just looking for the stop name here. Also, if you think something might be abbreviated, unless it's a "Saint" ("St.") in the name, spell it out. And finally: You only need either part of hyphenated station names. » View all the Daily News quizzes. Note: If you can't see this quiz on your mobile phone,find the MTA 6 line stops quiz here. Next quiz: How … [Read more...] about QUIZ: How many 6 train stops can you name?
Water suppliers face a fresh wave of scrutiny from the industry regulator after thousands of homes were left without water in the wake of sub-zero temperatures across the UK. Ofwat will launch an investigation into how water companies responded to the “Beast from the East” storm system after they were fiercely criticised for failing to safeguard the network against the freeze. Rachel Fletcher, Ofwat’s new chief executive, said the regulator would “get to the bottom” of why thousands of people were left without water for days. “We’ll find out where companies did well by their customers and where they’ve fallen short, including the compensation being offered to those who were directly affected,” she said. Water pipes across the country were left badly damaged after the freezing conditions gave way to a sudden thaw, which split and cracked them, disrupting the water supply to thousands of homes and businesses. At its peak around … [Read more...] about Ofwat to quiz water companies after ‘Beast from the East’ disrupts supplies