News IQ quiz

To test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news, we invite you to take our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,003 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a January 14-17, 2010 national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

Here are my results:

Current events quiz

I must admit I wasn’t sure about a couple of them and just guessed.

Take the quiz.

Thanks Gene

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Here’s something you don’t usually see when boating

Train wreckTrainwreck

NSF 4702 is a GE Dash-9 4,400 horsepower locomotive that crashed after hitting a rock slide May 13, 2010. After the collision, 4702 slid down the bank and into the Bighorn River near the mouth of Wind River Canyon just south of Thermopolis, Wyoming. The train had two lead locomotives (4702 & 4580), 62 cars and one rear locomotive. The freight was barley and bentonite (clay).

The 2 crew members survived after riding the 200 ton locomotive down the bank and into the river. They escaped from the partially submerged cab with minor injuries.

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