Thursday’s quiz

You are invited to pose the questions and should anyone stump everyone (who is trusted to answer without recourse to Professor Google) you’ll win a virtual winter sweet bush (one of which is scenting my garden now).

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4 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    What are the following best remembered for

    (1) Eratosthenes

    (2) János Bolyai and Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky

    (3) Alfred Wegener

    (4) Claude-Louis Navier and George Gabriel Stokes

    (5) Edward Norton Lorenz

  2. Gravedodger says:

    1 how many toes does a cow have?
    2 how many toes does a camel have?
    3 how many toes does a llama have?
    4 How many toes does a dog have?
    5 How many toes does Donald Trump have?

  3. Andrei says:

    (1) ( 2) and (3) are eve toe ungulates with two toes per foot
    (4) five per foot counting the dew claw
    (5) I expect he has ten (trick question?) Q3 could also cause mirth if you were that way inclined

  4. Teletext says:

    Andrei

    1. He was the first man to calculate the circumference of Earth, plus he “invented” the discipline of Geography, including the terminology that is still in use.

    2. Working independently, Bolyai in Transylvania and Lobachevsky in prvincial Russia, they developed non-Euclidean Geometry, which used parallel lines.

    3. He did a lot of work in meteorology but his greatest achievement was the originator of the theory of Continental Drift which became the basis for plate tectonics. This was in the early 1900s

    4. They developed the Navier-Stokes equations which described the motion of viscous fluids therefore describing viscous flow.

    5. He was another meteorologist who developed the “butterfly effect” which shows how small weather events can grow into very large ones.

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