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Two Bikes: Trek 520 Touring bike and 2023...

Film: “A Difficult Year” at St. Andrew’s, April 28

The Film Society is winding up its...

‘NET-WORK: Weaving a human-nature connection’ at Textile Museum

by Adrian Baker Beneath the forest floor,...

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Answer to Diana’s Quiz – April 20, 2024

by Diana Filer The will of the Swedish engineer and inventor Alfred Nobel allowed for the founding of prizes in his name in 1901.  The first person who won...

Diana’s Quiz – April 20, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  When did Nobel Prizes start to be awarded, and who was the first winner of the Prize for Peace? 2.  Who is the youngest person to be...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – April 13, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  The V2 rocket built by a team under the German Werner von Braun is considered to have launched the space age in 1942.  It was responsible...

Diana’s Quiz – June 28, 2014

1.  What were Scylla and Charybdis? 2.  Frederick’s of Hollywood is an old label.  For what? 3.  What tree has three colours in its leaves? 4.  In...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – June 21, 2014

 Elected last month, Hassan Yussuff is the President of the Canadian Labour Congress.  Sima is the lowest layer of the earth’s crust.  It is sometimes...

Diana’s Quiz – June 21, 2014

Who is the president of the Canadian Labour Congress? What is sima?  What does VAIO mean?  What is ichor?  Who is Luci Li?  

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – June 14, 2014

Two thirds of the caviar eaten in the world is consumed on the QE2. Tennessee Williams choked to death on a bottle cap in 1983.  The...

Diana’s Quiz – June 14, 2014

Two-thirds of what food is consumed on the QE2? What was the cause of death of American playwright Tennessee Williams? The Russian dandelion is being tested...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – June 7, 2014

The word ‘Kobo’ is an anagram for ‘book’.  A barn in particle (and nuclear) physics is a unit of cross-section, equal to 10-28 m 2,...

Diana’s Quiz – June 7, 2014

Why is one of the e-readers called a Kobo? In particle physics, how big is a barn? What is the wind speed of the fastest hurricane? What...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – May 31, 2014

 The filament of Edison’s first patented light bulb was made of bamboo.  The Onyx is the only river in Antarctica. Frank Sinatra biggest regret regarding movie...

Diana’s Quiz – May 31, 2014

Thomas Edison’s first light bulb was patented in 1880.  What was that filament made of?  There are several streams in Antarctica, but only one river. ...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – May 24, 2014

King Francis the First (Francois Premier) was the father of Marie Antoinette.  He was considered France’s first Renaissance king  Hoodoos are geological spires of sandstone...

Diana’s Quiz – May 24, 2014

Marie Antoinette was the daughter of which French royal? What are hoodoos? Which bird is the smallest in existence? What is quantophrenia? How many vehicles did the Apollo...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – May 17, 2014

British actor Sir Ben Kingsley got his start in theatre in London’s West End as the narrator and guitarist in A Smashing Day, a musical...

Diana’s Quiz – May 17, 2014

 What association did Sir Ben Kingsley have with the Beatles? Which former leader of a Communist country was once a Hollywood extra? What does the word...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – May 10, 2014

1.  The Turks and Caicos Islands, part of the Antilles group, are closely associated with Canada. 2.  McCarthyism is another term for political witch hunting. 3. ...

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