Thursday’s quiz

It’s a short week and I have a long to-do list so am leaving the questions up to you.

There’s electronic banana cakes for anyone who stumps us all and bonus electronic chocolate cakes for everyone who manages to put #gigatownoamaru in their questions.

6 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Alwyn says:

    Who said the following?
    1. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
    2. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    And who said the opposite of these?
    3. If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn’t have been worth the Nobel Prize.
    4. A philosopher once said “It is necessary for the very existence of science that the same conditions always produce the same results”. Well they don’t!
    Who was right?

  2. Andrei says:

    (1) & (2) Albert Einstein

    (3) Richard Feynman

    (4) ????

  3. Andrei says:

    (1) Who wrote the phrase “Manuscripts Don’t Burn” and from what book was it taken? Hint: This book was indirectly alluded to in a post on this blog a week or so ago and it turns out our hostess has not read it. 🙂

    (2) Who wrote the song “Sympathy with the Devil”

    (3) It’s diable in French, diablo in Spanish, diavolo in Italian, and дьявол (d’yavol) in Russian, in English?

    (4) From which tree did Eve take the fruit the eating of which …..

    (5) Have you stocked up on candy for random trick or treaters visits tonight

  4. homepaddock says:

    I think Andrei is right for 1 & 2. Don’t know who said the opposite.
    Would #gigatownoamaru do for the answer to the rest?

  5. homepaddock says:

    1. “The Master and Margarita” – only because of the clue, although the list of books I haven’t read is quite long.
    2. #gigatownoamaru
    3. Devil.
    4. Apple.
    5. No – one of the benefits of country living is no-one comes knocking for tricks or treats.

  6. Alwyn says:

    Andrei’s questions.
    1. Mikhail Bulgakov. I don’t know the book. I actually connect the phrase with the name of an Iranian film, although that no doubt came from the book.
    2. “Sympathy FOR the Devil” was by The Rolling Stones, and was written by Mick Jagger. That’ll have to do for my answer as I’ve never heard of a song “Sympathy WITH the Devil”.
    3. Devil
    4. Traditionally it is called an apple but it isn’t really identified in the bible. There it is only referred to as the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge if my memory serves me..
    I do although I strongly disapprove of the whole thing. Teaching kids to demand presents with menaces is not my idea of good practice.

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