Day 216: FDR

A long time ago, when I was a bit more serious about doing New Things, thinking I'd find myself break dancing, jumping out of airplanes, generally embarassing myself and other more blog-worthy things, I bought a deck of cards from Whole Foods that was a "What do you know about FDR?" They're question cards, very much along the lines of the brain teasers you probably played in elementary school...only for adults.

So, I carried this little deck of cards around in my purse, thinking that on some day I didn't have any super exciting New Thing to do, I could learn about FDR.

I can't tell you how long they've been in my purse now. I know it's been many months. But I finally pulled them out on Day 216 and got the question:

In 1943, FDR promised the Chinese government that the United States would develop a large, long-range bomber to attack the Japanese mainland from China.
  1. What was the promised bomber, adamantly supported by FDR, the development of which generated the largest single US expenditure of the war?
  2. Who was the Chinese Leader?
  3. What was popular name of the air route between India and China by which the bombers arrived in 1944?
Anyone wanna take a stab??? ....chocolate is your prize for winnniiinng!!!


  1. Not sure, but...

    1. The Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    2. Chiang Kai-shek
    3. The Hump (The Hump, The Lovely Lady Lump)


    Thanks for responding :)

  3. I'm pretty sure you bought these right before "Blow a Bubble as Big as You Head" weekend.

  4. I KNOW RIGHT??? I finally got around to

  5. That's good means you've been doing all sorts of other "new" things, right? =)