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Old 05-16-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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Carbon dating of a gnarly looking group of creosote bushes in the Palm Springs desert in southern California reveal that they may be the oldest living things on Earth. These flowering shrubs are said to be more than 11,700 years old.
1. in professional golf, how long-in minutes- does a competitor or caddy have to search for a ball that's gone astray?
2. what is the length of a ship's watch?
3. which war included the battle of agincourt?
4. under what name did comedienne caryn anderson achieve movie stardom?
5. to which country must i travel to visit the zagros mountains?
6. who was the only astronaut to fly in all three major space programs, mercury, gemini and apollo?
sir james dewar invented scotch in the 1400's.
1. 5 minutes (8 minutes?)
4. whoopee goldberg (??)
dewar was a chemist and physicist at oxford university who invented cordite (smokeless gunpowder) and, in 1894, the dewar's flask, a double-shelled bottle with a vacuum between the glass shells.
it kept hot liquids warm and cold liquids cool.
two german glassblowers began making the bottles for commercial use, holding a contest to name the bottles. the winning name was "thermos", derived from "therme", the greek word for heat.

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