What comes next in the following sequence?
Saturday, 2020; Thursday, 2024; Tuesday, 2028; Sunday, 2032; Friday, 2036;
Answer: A case of ‘look before your leap’, with the following sharp readers identifying these as a sequence of leap-year days, the next being Wednesday 2040: John Bowen, consultant, Bromsgrove, UK: David Mann, key account manager, SPC Rubber Compounding, UK; Vivian Zhou,senior business development & market intelligence analyst. BU RE PLT APAC, Continental Tires (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, Shanghai, China; Michael Easton, sales and marketing director, Globus Group, Manchester, UK; Kedar Murthy, Boston Materials Inc., USA; Michele Girardi, Scame Mastaf Spa, Suisio, Italy; Stephan Paischer, head of product management special products, Semperit AG Holding, Vienna, Austria; Andrew Knox, Rubbond International, Ohé en Laak, The Netherlands; Paul Knutson, textile engineer, Timken Belts, Springfield, Missouri, USA; Yoganand Nannapaneni, director, Mascot Systems Pvt. Ltd, Navi Mumbai, India. Well done to all above and everyone else who had a go.
Try to guess the year-of-publication of the following snippet from the ERJ archives, which date back to 1884.
A few answers came in right on the money at 1925 and, as it was 'hot news' in the 18 December issue, we should also accept 1926. So, well done to: David Mann, Stephan Paischer, Michael Easton and Andrew Knox (see note below):
Michelin decided to open a factory in the UK to combat high import taxes on cars and components. The factory supplied domestic car makers, outlets and customers in the UK & Ireland, with Stoke-on-Trent decided on as the destination in 1926. The first Stoke-On-Trent-made tyre was produced in November 1927.
New teaser on Tuesday