Sunday Family Humour 17th January

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Quiz

Thanks to David H.
1)One third of all the lava that has erupted from the earth in
   the last five hundred years, has flowed in this country.
   Name the country ?

  2)When and in which country were the first European banknote issued ?

  3)Where is the original homeland of gypsies ?

  4)Who gave the word "Pal" to the English language?

  5)What is Elton John's legal name ?

  6)When was the three point seat belt invented ?

  7)Medieval Tartar warriors used plague victims as poison, how?

  8)In 117 AD the Roman Empire had reached its greatest size, how many square miles did it encompass ?

  9)There are so many hot springs in this country that most houses and buildings are     heated geothermally. Name the country ?

  10) Where does the English word "Crass" come from ?

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  1) One third of all the lava that has erupted from the earth in the last five hundred years, has flowed in this country.
Name the country ?   ICELAND

  2) When and in which country were the first European banknote issued ?
  1661   SWEDEN

  3) Where is the original homeland of gypsies ?
  INDIA

  4) Whogave the word "Pal" to the English language ?
   GYPSIES

  5) What is Elton John's legal name ?
  If you said Reginald Kenneth Dwight, you would be wrong, just as I was.
In 1967 he changed it legally to Elton Hercules John

  6) When was the three point seat belt invented ?
  1959 in Sweden

  7) Medieval Tartar warriors used plague victims as poison, how?
  By catapulting them over enemy walls to spread disease

  8) In 117 AD the Roman Empire had reached its greatest size, how manysquare miles did it  encompass ?
  Nearly 2 million  square miles

  9)There are so many hot springs in this country that most houses and buildings are  heated geothermally.
Name the country ?
  ICELAND

  10) Where does the English word "Crass" come from ?
  It comes from the name of a Roman politician, who lived in the first
  century AD. His name Marcus Licinius Crassus, he was rich
  and loved ostentatious display. He had business interests
  from silver mines to the slave trade. His most lucrative
  business was a private fire service. When a house caught
  fire, his horse-drawn water tank would arrive at the house
  and Crassus would start negotiating a price for his
  services, while the customer watched the flames spread. The
  result was that he often aquired the property, whilst the
  former owner was obliged to pay him rent for life.

Amazing Parachuting

Thanks to Spike

Amazing Parachuting

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The Great Flydini

Thanks to David H.
This was only performed once, on the Johnny Carson Show in 1992. 

It was a good thing they taped it, because it was never done again.  
   
Steve Martin, as The Great Flydini.

The Great Flydini

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Aspects of Attitude
Thanks to Paula M.

Aspects of Attitude

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Inventions by Women

Thanks to Paula M.
 

1. The Car Heater
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We all owe our thanks to Margaret A Wilcox who invented the car heater in 1893!
(Margaret also invented a combined clothes and dishwasher)

 
2.  Monopoly
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This popular board game was designed by Elizabeth Magie in 1904, originally called the Landlord’s Game. The purpose of this game was to expose the injustices of unchecked capitalism.  Her game was ripped off by Charles Darrow who sold it to Parker Brother’s 30 years later.  However Parker Brothers later paid Elizabeth $500 for her game. Gee Thanks!
 
3. The Fire Escape
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The fire escape was invented by Anna Connelly in 1887
 
4. The Life Raft
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The life saving Life Raft was invented by Maria Beasely  in 1882. (Maria also invented a machine that makes barrels)
 
5. Residential Solar Heating
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Solar heating for residential housing was invented by Dr Maria Telkes in 1947.  Dr. Telkes was a Psychiatrist in addition to being a  Solar-Power Pioneer
 
6.  The Medical Syringe
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The medical syringe which could be operated with only one hand was invented by a woman by the name of Letitia Geer in 1899
 
7. The Modern Electric Refrigerator
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The electric refrigerator was invented by Florence Parpart in 1914 (Florence also invented an improved street cleaning machine in addition to the refrigerator)
 
8. The Ice Cream Maker
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The ice cream maker was invented by a woman named Nancy Johnson in 1843. Her patented design is still used today!
 
9. The Computer Algorithm
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Ada Lovelace is essentially the first computer programer due to her work with Charles Babbage at the University of London in 1842. In fact her notes was an essential key to helping Alan Turing’s work on the first modern computers in the 1940s.
 
10. Telecommunications Technology
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Some of the Telecommunication Technology developed by Dr Shirley Jackson include portable fax, touch tone telephone, solar cells, fibre optic cables, and the technology behind caller ID and call waiting.
 
11. The Dishwasher
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The Dishwasher was invented by Josephine Cochrane in 1887. Before her time, she even marketed her machine to hotel owners and even opened her own factory without the help of a man!
 
12. Wireless Transmission Technology
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Hedy Lamarr, a world famous film star, invented a secret communications system during World War II for radio-controlling torpedoes. This Technology also paved the way  for everything from Wi-Fi to GPS
 
13. Closed-Cercuit Television Security (CCTV)
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Marie Van Brittan Brown invented CCTV because of the slow response of police officers in 1969 to help people ensure their own security. This invention influenced modern CCTV systems used for home security and police work today.
 

14. The Modern Paper Bag
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Margaret Knight invented a machine that makes square bottomed paper bags in 1871. She almost didn’t get credit when Charles Anan tried to steal her work claiming that it wasn’t possible for a woman to create this brilliant invention.  (Margaret also invented a safety device for cotton mills when she was 12… that invention is still being used today)
 
15.  Central Heating
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Although Alice Parker’s invention in 1919 of a gas powered central heater was never manufactured. Her idea was the first that allowed for using natural gas to heat a home, inspiring the central heating systems used today
 
16.  Kevlar
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This life-saving material that is 5 times stronger than steel and used to make bulletproof vests was invented in 1965 by Stephanie Kwolek
 
17. Computer Software
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Dr Grace Murray Hopper was a computer scientist that invented COBOL which is the first user-friendly business computer software system in the 1940’s.  She was also a rear admiral in the U.S. navy and the first person to use the term “bug” in reference to a glitch in a computer system when she literally found a bug (moth) causing problems with her computer
 
18. Beer
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According to Beer Historian Jane Peyton Mesopotamian women were the first to develop, sell, and even drink beer


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