January 11, 2009

The Ignoramus' Quiz No.58

1. Carrots were originally purple in colour. How did they come to acquire their present orange colour?

2. Which iconic brand gets its name from the combination of the founder's mother's name and the French word for 'stainless steel'? (The latter should also serve as a hint to the product itself.)

3. Which game owes its beginnings to the objects originally designed to keep track of dice throws?

4. Who was the first person to be knighted for scientific achievement?

5. Name the largest country in the African continent.

For the answers, please visit: ten things i didn't know until last week.