Wikipedia:Wikifun/Answers/Round 6/Question 11

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  1. google h2 ship site:en.wikipedia.org
  2. read who made the USS H-2 (SS-29)

Vik Reykja  02:00, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Grue's answer[edit]

Water minus O is H2. I assume you didn't mean manga, so we get to Hummer H2. It was constructed by AM General, subdivision of General Motors. Grue 08:40, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Right idea, wrong answer. I'm looking for a person. Gkhan 09:52, Mar 26, 2005 (UTC)
Then it must be Mitsuru Adachi, the author of aforementioned manga, because ship and car don't look like they could be constructed by a single individual. Grue 11:16, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)
No its wrong. It is neither on the disambig-page, nor does it show up in Googles cache. There are, however, other search-engines. And it has something to do with boats. Gkhan 19:10, Mar 26, 2005 (UTC)

Maybe Joseph F. Sahid? That external link in fuel cell was too hard to resist. He even had an article, but it was deleted. Grue 20:53, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

JimCollaborator[edit]

The USS H-2 (SS-29) was originally named the Nautilus, but the name was changed before launching. Therefore, we are looking for the designer of the original Nautilus submarine — Robert Fulton, builder of the Nautilus (1800 submarine).

I started with USS H-2 (SS-29) and then went to USS Nautilus (the disambigf page), and then went to Nautilus (Verne) which led me to Robert Fulton.
Secondary answers: Jules Verne and/or Captain Nemo. see Nautilus (Verne)

JimCollaborator 06:00, Mar 27, 2005 (UTC)

Ok, it has to do with boats and navigation. Before the advent of GPS and radio, how did you find out your position (long and lat)? Gkhan 13:35, Mar 27, 2005 (UTC)

Henry Cavendish - found at Hydrogen#History. Thryduulf 15:16, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Okay, checking the history section of Navigation article led me to chronometer, which gives the answer - John Harrison, who constructed chronometers H1-H3 (sneaky!). Grue 15:42, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Actually, he constructed chronometers H1-H5! You are right ofcourse. Gkhan 18:14, Mar 27, 2005 (UTC)