Friday’s answers

Andrei and Mr E posed the questions for which they get my thanks and, for stumping us all, a virtual spring tussie-mussie which can be claimed by leaving the answers below.

2 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. andrei says:

    (1) Smilodon was a family of large cats that inhabited the Americas until they became extinct 10,000 years ago – commonly known as Sabre tooth Tigers

    (2) The Merkits were tribes of people who inhabited South Western Siberia until they made the mistake of kidnapping the wife of the man who would become Genghis Khan – they ended up being absorbed into the Mongol Empire and disappearing as a separate people

    (3) Antioch was a Greek city in what today is modern Turkey – it was an important center of early Christianity – it was destroyed in the middle ages by the Mongols though the modern city of Antakya is near to its ruins

    (4) A Rebec is a bowed string instrument brought to North West Europe from the East by the crusaders, an ancestor of the modern violin family

    (5) The “Holocene optimum” which doesn’t exist according to the Global Warming cult was a period 9000-5000 years ago when the planet was warmer than today – it coincides with the rise of human civilization -coincidence?

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  2. Mr E says:

    1) 25-30%
    2) James Lovelock
    3) Carl Sagan
    4) Albert Einstein

    Next time your are considering the accuracy of models think about Overseer. It is relatively small scale, with many of the variables accurately quantified. Yet it has a margin of +-30%. Crickey.

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