Pauls Quiz 122

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1. Which Frenchman's last words was the prediction "Tomorrow I shall no longer be here" ?

2. What were James French's last two words before being electrocuted in the electric chair ?

3. "Contact Light" were the first words spoken where?

4. Which well known word means to travel aimlessly for years? Fourth letter "S"

5. What is the name of the "cage" that protects electronic equipment from lightning?

6. Before commiting suicide, how many times did US park ranger Roy Smith survive a lightning strike ? Plus or minus two.

7. Hymen was the Greek god of what ?

8. True or False: There is a patron saint of the internet.

9. If you heard the sound known as a diaphone, what would you be listening to ?

10. In which 2 films does Henry Fonda play the US president?

ANSWERS

1. Nostrodamus

2. "French fries" James D. French (circa 1936 – 10 August 1966) was an American criminal who was the last person executed under Oklahoma's death penalty laws prior to Furman v. Georgia. He was the only prisoner executed in the United States that year.  Already in prison for life, but allegedly afraid to commit suicide, French murdered his cellmate, apparently to compel the state to execute him. French has been attributed with famous last words before his death by electric chair. "How's this for a headline? 'French Fries.'" This was the last pre-Furman execution by electric chair before John Spenkelink was electrocuted in 1979 in Florida.

3. On the moon by Buzz AldrinThe first two words spoken on the surface of the Moon were Contact Light, spoken by Buzz Aldrin. Aldrins sister gave him the nickname Buzz, short for Buzzer, because she could not say Brother.

4. Odyssey The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to the Ionian poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated circa 800 to circa 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a sequel to Homer's Iliad and mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses in Latin, which is what the Romans called him after they were told of his journeys) and his long journey home to Ithaca, following the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War.[1] During this absence, his son Telemachus and wife Penelope must deal with a group of unruly suitors who have moved into Odysseus' home to compete for Penelope's hand in marriage, since most have assumed that Odysseus has died.

5. Faraday cage

6. Seven times

7. Marriage

8. True. Saint Isidore from Seville Saint Isidore of Seville (Spanish: San Isidro or San Isidoro de Sevilla), Latin: Isidorus Hispalensis (c. 560 – April 4, 636) was Archbishop of Seville for more than three decades and has the reputation of being one of the great scholars of the early Middle Ages. All the later medieval history-writing of Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula, comprising modern Spain and Portugal) were based on his histories. At a time of disintegration of classical culture, and aristocratic violence and illiteracy, he was involved in the conversion of the royal Visigothic Arians to Catholicism, both assisting his brother Leander and continuing after his brother's death. Like Leander, he took a most prominent part in the Councils of Toledo and Seville. In all justice, it may be said that it was due to the enlightened statecraft of these two illustrious brothers, that the Visigothic legislation which emanated from these councils, is regarded by modern historians as exercising an important influence on the beginnings of representative government.

9. Fog horn

10. Two Answers:
    Fail Safe
    Meteor

 

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