I thought I'd try my hand at writing up a little quiz. Same rules. One answer per customer. Try to be honest and supply your answer without simply looking it up somewhere. Rely on your own knowledge. QUESTIONS 1) Who led the Spartans at Thermopolae? 2) What is the voltage drop of an ideal Germanium diode? 3) In which battle of the American Revolutionary War did only 8 people die? 4) You and two friends stand on Earth's surface, average sea level. Your two friends are 76 kilogrammes and 90 kilogrammes. Your mass is the exact average of those two friends combined. What do you weigh? 5) What is significant about the site Hisarlik? 6) About which point do two masses, such as Earth and Sun, orbit? 7) Who were the Vaerings? 8) Which refinement of evolution theory, in particular, made Stephen Gould famous? 9) To whom (which ethnic group in particular) did Hippocrates refer when he said "They have no right breasts... for while they are yet babies their mothers make red-hot a bronze instrument constructed for this very purpose and apply it to the right breast and cauterize it, so that its growth is arrested, and all its strength and bulk are diverted to the right shoulder and right arm."? 10) John (Jack) Napier developed which important contribution to mathematics? 11) What's a Nubian? 12) Regarding computers, what was Heath Robinson? 13) Carthage was a colony of which cultural group? 14) What is Eratosthenes famous for? 15) From which custom do we derive the modern hand-to-brim salute? ANSWERS Binary Monster: #4 814.23 newtons to two decimal places. Course, if you meant what is your mass, then the answer is 83 kilograms. ;) I was being tricky :P I only went to one decimal place and got 813.4, but near enough. You got it. Chroot: 8) Stephen Gould developed the theory of "punctuated equilibrium." BobG: 10) Logarithms. At least, that's his main contribution. Many elementary school students still have to memorize 'Napier's bones', even to this day. Evo: #11 Nubians are a people that come from Nubia in Africa, south of Egypt on the Nile River. In ancient times, they were rivals of Egypt. JSCD: 13) The Carthaginians!! Though I think they were Phoenicians orginally. Gokul: I'll take 14 Eratosthenes' Sieve - for generating primes. I think he also made a calculation of the Earth's diameter.