Quiz . 14 December 2011                     
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Created by Dave Guadagni


Architecture Puzzler #543

What is the fundamental difference between a Japanese handsaw and a typical American handsaw?


Question from Last Week:
Architecture Puzzler #542

What do you know about lightning? True or False:

1) The Empire State Building is struck about seven times a year.

2) On average, a commercial airliner is struck once during every 5,000 to 10,000 hours of flying time.

3) Roughly 2,000 thunderstorms are in progress over the earth's surface at any given time, producing as many as 100 cloud-to-ground discharges every second.

4) The Midwestern states experience the most lightning activity in the United States.

5) A lightning channel is about 8 inches (20 centimeters) in diameter.

6) A lightning flash could light a 100-watt bulb for three months.  

Answer to Puzzler #542


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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

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A handsaw sculpture stands outside the Tokyo International Exhibition Center in Tokyo, Japan.
Photo: Masashi Furukawa

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