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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #640 on: 16 Apr 2021, 10:11 »
Thanks Heltenjon !

It's funny: I stumbled over the name most recently when working on a project involving CULTAN Fertilization....

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #641 on: 16 Apr 2021, 10:13 »
Here's a new one :

You find his name on every road of the world. Sadly, he was never really rewarded for what he created ....

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #642 on: 16 Apr 2021, 18:43 »

A man called Street?  ???
Or Avenue?  :-D

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #643 on: 16 Apr 2021, 18:57 »
Nope !
Great guess, though :-))

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #644 on: 16 Apr 2021, 21:11 »
The guy who invented tarmac?
 

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #645 on: 16 Apr 2021, 23:35 »
Nope, sorry ......

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #646 on: 17 Apr 2021, 00:20 »
Hmmm this was a brain teaser :D does it have to do with the old saying "All roads lead to Rome"? :D
mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #647 on: 17 Apr 2021, 08:04 »
No .
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Put your focus on what is moving on the roads.


Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #648 on: 17 Apr 2021, 22:08 »
Hmm Ford? :D
mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #649 on: 17 Apr 2021, 22:26 »
Quite close !
It is not about a manufacturer, more about an inventor .....





« Last Edit: 17 Apr 2021, 22:29 by Ian Aloser »

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #650 on: 17 Apr 2021, 22:41 »
Edison?
mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #651 on: 18 Apr 2021, 01:54 »
Tesla?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #652 on: 18 Apr 2021, 02:30 »
Karl Benz?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #653 on: 18 Apr 2021, 07:08 »
None of the three, sorry.
The person we are looking for is known for a mysterious demise......

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #654 on: 18 Apr 2021, 08:56 »
John Boyd Dunlop.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #655 on: 18 Apr 2021, 09:04 »
No, it is not him. Search under the hood/bonnet.....

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #656 on: 18 Apr 2021, 09:10 »
André Citroën
Étienne Lenoir
Siegfried Marcus
Alexander Winton
George B. Selden
Arthur Constantin Krebs
George Foote Foss
Milton Reeves
Robert William Thomson

??

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #657 on: 18 Apr 2021, 09:22 »
None of the above...
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He was last seen aboard a ship from EDIT: Germany Belgium to England.....
« Last Edit: 18 Apr 2021, 09:24 by Ian Aloser »

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #658 on: 18 Apr 2021, 09:58 »
Rudolf Diesel?
Inventor of the Diesel engine.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #659 on: 18 Apr 2021, 11:11 »
"On September 29, 1913, Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the engine that bears his name, disappears from the steamship Dresden while travelling from Antwerp, Belgium to Harwich, England. On October 10, a Belgian sailor aboard a North Sea steamer spotted a body floating in the water; upon further investigation, it turned out that the body was Diesel’s. There was, and remains, a great deal of mystery surrounding his death: It was officially judged a suicide, but many people believed (and still believe) that Diesel was murdered."

You got it :)