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What postwar car turned automotive design on its head when you
could not tell whether it was coming or going


Nash Metropolitan.

There are plenty of similar quizzes floating around the web.

Bonus question: when was the Internet invented and by whom?


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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

Age?
Where was the headlight dimmer switch placed prior to being
put on the steering wheel column?

The bottle top of Royal Crown cola had a hole in it. What was
it used for?

What method did women use to appear to be wearing stockings when
none were available due to rationing in World War II?

What postwar car turned automotive design on its head when you
could not tell whether it was coming or going?

How was butch wax used?

Before inline skates, how did you keep your skates attached to
your shoes?

Which was the most dreaded disease of the 1940's and 1950's?

SINCE WE ARE DETERMINING AGE, THIS LITTLE QUIZ MIGHT HELP.
WHO CAN GET ALL TEN CORRECT??



1. got that one
2. No idea
3. No idea
4. My guess woulda been VW
5. Butch wax?
6. My earliest memories of skates were straps
7. Polio.
8. No one can get all Ten

And zmjezhds bonus question. Tricky, guessing the ARPA team.

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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8


SINCE WE ARE DETERMINING AGE, THIS LITTLE QUIZ MIGHT HELP.
WHO CAN GET ALL TEN CORRECT??


Would peoples being able to answer these not just depend on their age but on where they are from or are all the things in this list universally well known?

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Tricky, guessing the ARPA team.

Yes, tricky. The "father of the Internet" is Vinton Cerf who co-authored RFC 675 Specification of Internet Transmission Control Program (link) which was published in December 1974. On January 1, 1983, TCP/IP protocols became the only approved protocol on the ARPANET. Between those two dates, some experiments were carried out connecting one or more networks with ARPANET.


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I prefer to keep the mystery element alive. The fact that I volunteerd to be the oldest and said I might be doesn't mean that I am. ( as noticed by twosleepy )
Half of the articles of that quizz are completely unknown to me. I must have been born in
2012.

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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8


SINCE WE ARE DETERMINING AGE, THIS LITTLE QUIZ MIGHT HELP.
WHO CAN GET ALL TEN CORRECT??


Would peoples being able to answer these not just depend on their age but on where they are from or are all the things in this list universally well known?


Beats me, but at least some people can count. I am fully aware there were not ten there, but paying attention to what one reads before posting is exactly my point.
Appreciate the wink. It may be alzheimers, but maybe part-timers, sometimers, or half-timers (???)

The answer to two of them according to the quiz found on the net were Studebaker and Skate Key.


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Originally Posted By: latishya
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8


SINCE WE ARE DETERMINING AGE, THIS LITTLE QUIZ MIGHT HELP.
WHO CAN GET ALL TEN CORRECT??


Would peoples being able to answer these not just depend on their age but on where they are from or are all the things in this list universally well known?

You are quite correct, Latishya. Age means nothing if the questions are culturally based (and/or biased), and most of those are, and may even be quite localized ("Butch Wax", for one). I knew most because I am a middle-aged American, of which there are quite a few on this board, but certainly not close to all! :0)

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Tricky, guessing the ARPA team.

Yes, tricky. The "father of the Internet" is Vinton Cerf who co-authored RFC 675 Specification of Internet Transmission Control Program (link) which was published in December 1974. On January 1, 1983, TCP/IP protocols became the only approved protocol on the ARPANET. Between those two dates, some experiments were carried out connecting one or more networks with ARPANET.


I thought AlGore was. ;^)

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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

Age?
Where was the headlight dimmer switch placed prior to being
put on the steering wheel column?

The bottle top of Royal Crown cola had a hole in it. What was
it used for?

What method did women use to appear to be wearing stockings when
none were available due to rationing in World War II?

What postwar car turned automotive design on its head when you
could not tell whether it was coming or going?

How was butch wax used?

Before inline skates, how did you keep your skates attached to
your shoes?

Which was the most dreaded disease of the 1940's and 1950's?

SINCE WE ARE DETERMINING AGE, THIS LITTLE QUIZ MIGHT HELP.
WHO CAN GET ALL TEN CORRECT??


As someone has noted, there are not ten questions here.

AGE? -- 71.

1. Dimmer switch -- the first car I remember in our family had no dimmer switch but when they cam they were on the floor.

2. Royal Crown bottle cap -- actually there were several holes in it sealed with a cork or cardboard liner. It allowed the bottle to be used to sprinkle clothing before ironing them before the existence of steam irons.

3. "fake" nylons -- painted or inked on the legs.

4. Post war car -- best answer Tucker
alternative answer Studebacker

5. butch wax -- made butch or flat top hair cuts stand up

6. skates -- they were clamp-ons and a hex key adjusted the clamps & length

7. dreaded disease -- poliomyelitis, sometimes called infantile paralysis -- before penicillin though there were numerous dreaded diseases such as scarlet fever, diptheria, etc.

8. Unasked question about early cars: what was on the steering wheel that helped the engine run smoother?

9. Another early car question: what kind of hand injury was related to starting cars? Why didn't left handed people get it?

10. When a circus came to a town, how did it get there?

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8. choke
9. crank to turn over the engine. it was done right-handed. my dad broke his arm when he was young cranking his brother's car.
10. train


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