Biggin Hill Boffins: Tea-Time Teasers
Hello everyone. We hope you and your family are keeping safe and well. While schools are closed, we thought we’d send you a daily weekday brainteaser at 4pm to keep your grey matter geared up and your intellect intact whilst you stay safe at home. It might be a puzzle, a code, a riddle or a picture of a mysterious object from our museum collection. Write your solutions down at home (don’t post them online) and we’ll be back at the same time the following day with the answers so you can see if you were correct – along with a fresh mystery for you to solve. Happy puzzling!
26/3: Here’s the answer to yesterday’s puzzle. Angels, bandits, bogeys and cherubs are all RAF slang words used during the Second World War and beyond. Angels means an altitude of ‘thousands of feet’ so Angles 15 meant a pilot was flying at a height of 15,000 feet. Bandit is slang for an enemy aircraft whilst bogeys were unidentified aircrafts. Cherubs is another reference to altitude, this time measured in hundreds of feet. So, cherubs 5 would mean 500ft.
Today’s tea-time teaser:
I have a nose but no face
A tail but no body
My namesake has an eye but cannot see
What am I?