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PBIBS17: Nautical quiz, part 2

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Let’s see how nautical you (or your mates) are. Take the rest of our little quiz. Scroll down for the answers:

  1. When two power vessels meet and are at a half mile or less distance, two short whistle blasts means what: I am leaving you on my port side, or I am leaving you on my starboard side.
  2. How many compass points are there?
  3. What is the difference between flotsam and jetsam?
  4. How many of the roughly 200 nations of the world do not border an ocean or sea? 30, 75, 120 or 165?
  5. How many oceans are there on Earth?
  6. What does it mean to wank?

 

 

 

The answers are below…

 

 

  1. Starboard side
  2. 32
  3. Flotsam is part of a wreckage or cargo found floating on the surface of the sea. Jetsam is parts from a ship intentionally thrown overboard.
  4. Just 30 countries are landlocked.
  5. Even though the ocean is divided up into seven parts, each with its own name, there’s really only one ocean, all interconnected.
  6. To wank is to manipulate the hand bilge pumps on the old sailing ships. Therefore, those who manned the pumps were wankers, (We kid you not. Courtesy of Capt. Christopher Hezelgrave.)

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