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  1. Sep 12, 2004 #1
    Here are some nice questions :

    1) who discovered the boold-circulation and how it works ?

    2) Who perfomed the first heart-transplantation ?

    3) Who invented the sissors ??

    4) Who invented the word assassination ?

    5) Who invented the heliocentrism ?

    6) Who dedicated a symphony to Napoléon Bonaparte but later publically changed his/here mind when Napoléon crowned himself to emperor ?

    7) What was Coca-Cola originally used for ? (yes, you had to drink it, so that is not a valid answer)

    8) Who invented the Volkswagen and who ordered the construction of this car ?

    9) Who was asked to become the first president of Isreal but declined the offer?

    10) And which actor refused the academy award for best actor because of the US-policy against native-americans...

    regards
    marlon
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2004 #2

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    2) Who perfomed the first heart-transplantation ? - Dr. Barnard
     
  4. Sep 12, 2004 #3
    5) Copernicus, I'll guess.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2004 #4

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    8b) Hitler. Don't know the answer to 8a)
     
  6. Sep 12, 2004 #5

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    7.) Coca-Cola was originally mouthwash

    I know the answer to 4.) too!!
     
  7. Sep 12, 2004 #6
    Two very separate questions. Hint: Hitler was not an engineer.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2004 #7

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    10) Marlon Brando.

    I also might know the answer to 5, but I'm not sure I remember his name right. His theory is the one that inspired Copernicus.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2004 #8

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    4) Shakespeare.
     
  10. Sep 12, 2004 #9

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    1) Harvey, I think
     
  11. Sep 12, 2004 #10

    No , he "stole " it from someone , yeah he really did. I am not trying to be interesting

    marlon, who always knows the truth
     
  12. Sep 12, 2004 #11

    Ahh, i did not know that :tongue2: :tongue2:

    It appears to me, dear Adam, you do not know the concept of a quiz :biggrin:

    marlon, who is becoming an engineer
     
  13. Sep 12, 2004 #12

    right on Evo :smile:
     
  14. Sep 12, 2004 #13
    Questions 1,2,4,7,8b and 10 were answered correctly.

    The guy of heliocentrism was a greek scientist, who also was not happy with the work of Ptolemaeus and his deferents and epicycles...
     
  15. Sep 12, 2004 #14

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    I don't think this is the answer, so I'll post it, but didn't the Pythagorean school propose something that had a leats superficial simlairites with heliocentrism?
     
  16. Sep 12, 2004 #15

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    I always thought Assassination was an Islamic deriviation after Hashashin, which were a group of people that smoked dope and killed people in ancient times... obviously I am wrong but at least I got my question right!
     
  17. Sep 12, 2004 #16
    5) Aristarchus of Samos. Of the ancient greek school
     
  18. Sep 12, 2004 #17

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    The word 'Assasin' does have it's etymology in a certain Islamic sect (tho' IIRC the dope smoking and the killing people were slight exaggerations), but the word 'assasination was coiend by Shakespeare in one of his plays.
     
  19. Sep 12, 2004 #18

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    My bad then. :tongue2:
     
  20. Sep 12, 2004 #19

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    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    I missed it all ...

    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  21. Sep 12, 2004 #20

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    If I remember this correctly, Shakespeare was the first to use the word 'assassination' for the act performed by an assassin. The word 'assassin' itself was in sporadic use at the time and does derive from the hashashins (the Nizariyas, a sub-sect of the Shia) of 11th Century Iran and Syria. I think, the exploits of the hashashins were first brought to the West through the memoirs of Marco Polo. Latin switched the 'sh' sound for the 's' sound.

    Shakespeare uses 'assassination' first in end of Act I of Macbeth, where Lady Macbeth is convincing Macbeth to kill Banquo. In this same scene, Shakespeare also coined the phrase "be-all and end-all".

    (I have this in a book at home...and I'll check to make sure this is not grossly incorrect)
     
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