1.  A black box recorder is really bright orange in colour.

2. This is Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

3.  The buran is a bitterly cold wind, usually filled with ice and snow in winter, and extremely hot in summer.  It blows over much of Asia.

4.  A korat is a silver-tipped blue cat originating in the province of Korat in Thailand.  Its hairs do not come off when being stroked, so it is in demand for people with allergies to cats.

 5. Cul de sac literally means ”bottom of the bag”.