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engines. But he never devel-oped the necessary skills and severely damaged his of-ten-repaired airplane. Conse-quently, he gave up flying. An agreeable person who almost always had a smile, Anzani never married and never gave up his Italian citizen-ship. He retired in 1927 to an estate in Normandy, France, where he died in 1956. One of the world's oldest Anzani engines coupled to the oldest flyable Bleriot is occasionally still flown British ad showing Anzani engines at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome near Poughkeepsie, NY. References Aldridge, Dan A., Jr. (2061). To lasso the clouds: The beginning of avia-tion in Georgia. Mercer University Press. Evangelisti, Georgio. (1996). People of the air. Editoriale Olimpia Publish-ers. Dennis Karwatka is professor emer-itus, Department of Applied Engineer-ing and Technology, Morehead (KY) State University. Above, America’s first licensed female pilot, Harriet Quimby, at the propeller of her Bleriot airplane, which had an Anzani fan engine right, a six-cylinder Anzani radial engine More Than Fun Answers Six-Sided Madness There are 64 hexagon-type shapes in total—37 single hexa-gons, 19 hexagons which contain 7 smaller hexagons, 7 hexa-gons which contain 19 smaller hexagons, and 1 large hexagon which contains all of the smaller hexagons. Here Chick, Chick, Chick 15 chickens The first customer bought 15 ÷ 2 + ½ = 8 (leaving 7). The second customer bought 7 ÷ 2 + ½ = 4 (leaving 3). The third customer bought 3 ÷ 2 + ½ = 2 (leaving 1). The last customer bought 1 ÷ 2 + ½ = 1. The fourth customer can only have bought one chicken, oth-erwise there would be some chickens left. The third customer bought all but 1, so total -(total ÷ 2 + ½) = 1. This can be solved algebraically or it’s easy to see that the total must have been 3. This method keeps working until we reach the first customer. Greek Puzzler B A C D D C B A Great Place for Frogs! The patch doubles in size every day and so on the 47th day the patch will be half the size it is on the 48th day. First things First You would light the match first. www.techdirections.com technology’s Past 11

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