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  1. Jan 15, 2005 #1

    Evo

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    No googling for answers!

    1. The vomited concretion of a certain aquatic mammal was once prized for doing what? What is it called? Answered in post 19

    2. What creature can taste with it’s feet? Answered in post 32

    3. What native African animal can go without drinking water longer than a camel? Answered in post 53


    4. Formerly, he received only a primary education yet he developed the modern theory of electromagnetic fields. Beyond his success in the then theoretical branch of physics, this gentleman created a series of lectures aimed at children. Those lectures discussed "The Chemical History of a Candle." Answered in post 19

    5. What writer accurately described the two moons of Mars (including size and rotation) more than 100 years before they were discovered?

    6. Who said “My dear, descended from the apes! Let us hope it is not true, but if it is, let us pray it will not become generally known”? Answered in post 26

    7. What is the longest place name (city/town etc...) in current use? I will accept knowing what country the town is in. Answered in post 55

    8. What English word, when written in capital letters, is the same forwards, backwards and upside down? Answered in post 16

    9. What is unique about the words month, orange, silver and purple? Answered in post 24

    10. William Clark, of the famous Lewis & Clark expedition, was the only one in the expedition to refuse to eat this food. What was it?

    11. Who is Samuel Clemens? Answered in post#2

    12. What 15th-century artist is credited with inventing oil painting? Answered in post 22

    13. How many paintings did Vincent van Gogh sell in his lifetime? Answered in post#10

    14. Who was the only person to win the Nobel Prize twice -- in both Physics and Chemistry? Answered in post 20 & 21

    15. This Danish born scientist built the most recognized yet inaccurate model of the hydrogen atom. He founded the modern quantum theory of matter and worked under Ernest Rutherford in Manchester, England. In 1939 he was elected president of the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters. He also helped in the British-American atomic bomb project at Los Alamos. Answered in post#5
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2005 #2

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    Ooh, I like Evo's quizzes. Do we have to go by the only one answer per person rules?

    I'll take an easy one to start. #11 is none other than the author Mark Twain.

    (I was going to answer #1, but realized I can't spell it without looking it up). I can give a hint on #7, as I know it's in Wales, but haven't a chance of getting it right (shared an office with a Welsh post-doc once who had it on his coffee mug...it wrapped around the whole mug about 3 times...lots of Ll's and W's in it, and not very many vowels).
     
  4. Jan 15, 2005 #3
    8. OHO

    I think that is a word

    MOW is wrong (my original guess)
     
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  5. Jan 15, 2005 #4

    Evo

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    If someone answers incorrectly, you can answer that question even if you have already answered one. Same thing if you guess one wrong, you can try another.

    Correct!

    If you know the answer but need spelling etc... it's ok to look that up.

    [quoteI can give a hint on #7, as I know it's in Wales, but haven't a chance of getting it right (shared an office with a Welsh post-doc once who had it on his coffee mug...it wrapped around the whole mug about 3 times...lots of Ll's and W's in it, and not very many vowels).[/QUOTE]Number seven is not fair to expect someone to actually spell the whole name correctly, well except Gokul probably could. :grumpy: The location in Wales was the longest current location (I thought), it turns out that there is actually one other current location with a longer name. I will accept knowing what country the town is in.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2005 #5

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    8.Well,let's see:SIS,or SOS???
    4.James Clerk Maxwell??
    14.Linus Pauling.
    15.Niehls Bohr...

    Daniel.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2005 #6

    Evo

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    Not in my dictionary. :biggrin:

    It's close, except it's not the same backwards.
     
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  8. Jan 15, 2005 #7

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    7. Wales.

    - Warren
     
  9. Jan 15, 2005 #8
    Guessing wildly, but I think it is a common fly.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2005 #9

    Evo

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    SIS is an abbreviation and SOS is an acronym, but I'll give you credit. I still want to see if someone knows what the natural word is.

    No

    No

    YES!
     
  11. Jan 15, 2005 #10

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    13. One, to his brother.

    - Warren
     
  12. Jan 15, 2005 #11
    S does not look the same backwards as it does forward, or is it just me?
     
  13. Jan 15, 2005 #12

    Evo

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    It used to be, they've found one that is longer.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2005 #13

    Evo

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    the question should specify that it is read backwards (as in a palindrome), not a mirror image, but good point!
     
  15. Jan 15, 2005 #14

    Evo

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    No, but you're on the right track.
     
  16. Jan 15, 2005 #15

    Evo

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    That's correct!
     
  17. Jan 15, 2005 #16
    Ok that should make it a bit easier.

    NOON

    NON

    Are either of these words in your dictionary lol?
     
  18. Jan 15, 2005 #17
    8. "I" could be the answer if it's considered a word.
     
  19. Jan 15, 2005 #18

    Evo

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    THAT'S CORRECT!!!!!

    Good question, I need to look that up.
     
  20. Jan 15, 2005 #19

    plover

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    1) ambergris, used in perfume
    3) elephant
    4) Faraday
    10) tofu
     
  21. Jan 15, 2005 #20
    14 is marie Curie

    marlon
     
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