DID YOU KNOW...
The Chinese invented the Wheelchair in 525 AD, but it would be another
thousand years before Europeans adopted this form of transport for disabled
1. Movie Tagline ;
'He's up past his bedtime in a city that never sleeps.'
2. Strange words are These; Perfidiousness
a. - changing to a lower state
b. - Too much permissiveness
c. - Betrayal of a trust
d. - preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
3. We're virtually surrounded nowadays with CCTVs. What author originally
envisioned this happening?
a. - Jules Verne
b. - George Orwell
c. - Edgar Rice Burroughs
d. - Ray Bradbury
4. Winnie the Pooh is to honey as Paddington Bear is to ... what ?
5. What is the best English translation for the French phrase "savoir
a. - To be popular
b. - Knowing yourself well
c. - Know-how or skill in social situations
d. - To dress well
6. What iron-containing protein transports the oxygen from your lungs to the
tissues of your body?
(Hint; Starts with 'H'...)
7. Which artist was famous for his portrayal of the music halls and cafes of
8. Which American colony was known as a penal colony, mainly established for
those who owed debts to the Crown of England?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The word "Derrick", (a crane which is hinged at its base to enable the tower
to swing from side to side) was named after a Hangman from the 16th century
1. 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York'
2. - c
3. - b
4. Orange Marmalade
5. - c
7. Toulouse Lautrec
A derrick, as we understand the word today, is a crane which is hinged at
its base to enable the tower to swing from side to side. It also has the
ability to lower the tower in order to scoop up a load, raise back up, pivot
to another site, and then lower once more to deposit the load there. This
amazing invention was developed by the ancient Greeks way back in the 6th
century BC and has been used by man ever since. The word "derrick" though
was named after an infamous hangman who worked the Tyburn gallows in the
16th century. Thomas Derrick had been found guilty of rape, but was saved
from the death penalty by the Earl of Essex if he agreed to become the
hangman at Tyburn - a job everybody avoided. Derrick executed more than
3,000 criminals during the course of his sterling career (including the Earl
of Essex along the way), and to make his work more efficient, he invented a
type of lift and pulley device (later given his name) instead of just
slinging the condemned up with a rope hanging from a beam.
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi