Jan. 10th, 2017 10:23 am
dubdobdee: (hobbs)
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i: Who combined with Terboven?
ii: Who developed a way to deal with Jarlsberg?
iii: Whose 32 holes can secure entry for hotel guests?
iv: Whose head-turning tool is favoured by some accoucheurs?
v: Who succeeded with Gjøa, where Terror and Erberus had failed?
vi: Who travelled from el Callao to French Polynesia with assistance from Humboldt?
vii: Who was in conflict with Neisser over his eponymous disease?
viii: Who, according to Snorri, fell to a thrust from the Hound?
ix: Who was the first, and was succeeded by Dag?
x: Who has been worth 100 crowns since 1997?

i: As 'Minister-President', VIDKUN QUISLING jointly headed the state administration of Nazi-occupied Norway, with Josef Terboven (googled by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)
iii: TOR SØRNES' VingCard lock, a 32-hole mechanical keycard, was the forerunner to today's electronic ones. (googled by [livejournal.com profile] sbp)
v: ROALD AMUNDSEN, traversing the north-west passage (known by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
vi: Thor Heyerdahl's KON TIKI floated this route in the Pacific, in 1947 (known by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
viii: Snorri is presumably SNORRI SNURLUSON, author of the Prose Edda: the hound being GARMR (aka GARM aka acc.some FENRIR), who is a primary cause of RAGNAROK -- but I can't work out who he "thrusts" at (he's bites off the hand of the god TYR) (known by [livejournal.com profile] thebopkids, semi-confirmed by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
ix: TRYGVE LIE succeeded DAG HAMMERSKJÖLD as secretary-general of the UN ([livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee knew Dag, [livejournal.com profile] belecrivain knew Lie)
x: Since 1997, the Norwegian 100 kroner note has portrayed opera singer and first director of the Norwegian National Opera KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD. (Tentative suggestion by [livejournal.com profile] belecrivain, google-confirmed by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)

Date: 2017-01-10 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
v is ROALD AMUNDSEN, traversing the north-west passage (Franklin's Terror and Erebus were lost)
ix: is i suspect DAG HAMMERSKJÖLD, who was secretary-general of the UN (his predecessor I forget tho)

Date: 2017-01-10 11:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
UN: Tryvge Lie? Or is that a name that belongs in a different context altogether?

Date: 2017-01-10 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
ooh that sounds familiar, yes

Date: 2017-01-10 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
is iii. the ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi?

Date: 2017-01-10 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
Nah, it's the 32-hole mechanical keycard that was the forerunner to today's electronic ones.

"In 1975 Tor Sørnes invented the VingCard lock, the first known mechanical holecard operated lock. Operated by a plastic key card with a pattern of holes, there were 32 possible hole locations, ... The 32 holes in the key gave 4.3 billion combinations, the same number as the population of the earth at that time"


Edited Date: 2017-01-10 08:59 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-10 11:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com

Date: 2017-01-10 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
i think the theme is norwegians (or anyway scands, since one of the crew of the kon-tiki was a dane, mr bengt emirik danielsen)

Date: 2017-01-10 12:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
did they change any of the faces on their currency in 1997?

Date: 2017-01-10 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
Yes, Norway did - so that confirms the Norwegians theme. Answer to follow tomorrow.

Date: 2017-01-11 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
(google aided)
The 100 kroner note (1997) portrays Kirsten Flagstad (1895–1962), opera singer and first director of the Norwegian National Opera. In 2003 this note was upgraded with a holographic metal foil stripe. The previous edition (1979), no longer valid, was the first Norwegian banknote featuring a woman: Camilla Collett (1813–1895), author, feminist activist, sister of Henrik Wergeland (author and poet), and daughter of Nicolai Wergeland (priest and co-founder of the Norwegian constitution).
Pic on wiki if interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banknotes_of_the_Norwegian_krone

Date: 2017-01-10 12:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
one of these HAS to be NANSEN -- and i'm fairly sure he discovered a disease, he was a medical researcher before he was an explorer, which if korrekt would be vii

Date: 2017-01-10 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
iv: "accoucheur" = midwife; some sort of forceps or baby-delivery technique

Date: 2017-01-10 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebopkids.livejournal.com
viii: Snorri may well be Snorri Sturluson, writer of the Prose Edda?

Date: 2017-01-11 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
i. seems to be QUISLING - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidkun_Quisling - from 1942-45 as 'Minister-President' he jointly headed the state administration of Nazi-occupied Norway along with civilian administrator Josef Terboven.

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