DID YOU KNOW...
Born 7 January, 1978, Argentine Emilio Palma is the first recognized person
to be born on the continent of Antarctica...
1. A number of Irish family surnames begin with "Mac-" or "O'-". What do
these mean in Gaelic?
2. Who Said That ??
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas
I'll never know."?
3. Who was duped into becoming the Queen of England for nine days?
4. Who's image appears on the U.S. one hundred dollar bill?
5. Who Am I ??
I was an Olympic boxing champion. I beat the pulp out of Joe Frazier to
become champion and I defeated Michael Moorer in 1994 to win the heavyweight
6. In which Charles Boyer film does he try to convince Ingrid Bergman that
she is going insane?
a. - A Matter of Time
b. - Three Faces of Eve
c. - Gaslight
d. - Fanny
7. Do you recall the make and model of the two cars in the famous chase
scene in the film, "Bullitt" ?
(Bonus; Which of these 'Muscle' cars was faster in the Quarter-Mile ?)
8. The spider-webs we see around us are constructed out of fine, silky
threads of a certain variety of chemical compounds. Which compounds are
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The Ancient Greeks did not describe the sky or the sea as blue.
1. "son of" and "grandson of"
2. Groucho Marx
3. Lady Jane Grey
4. Ben Franklin
5. I am George Forman
6. - c
7. a 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2, and a 1968 Dodge Charger 440 Magnum.
(The Charger is just barely faster than the Mustang, with a 13.6-second
quarter-mile compared to the Mustang's 13.8-second.)
They did not have a word for blue.
In the entire ancient Greek literature there is not a single pure blue sea
or sky. Ancient Greeks had two words for blue: "kuaneos", a dark shade of
blue verging on black and "glaukos", which denotes a sort of blue-grey, as
in Athena's epithet "glaukopis", her grey-gleaming eyes. The reason is their
imperfect discrimination of prismatic colors, as opposed to Newton's correct
description (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). The sea was
described as whitish (polios), blue-grey (glaukos) or deep blue and almost
black (kuaneos, melas). Homer often refers to the sea as winey, or wine-like
(oinops) when it was calm, and porphureos (purple) when he wanted to stress
its brightness and movement according to the changing light conditions.
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi