Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Quiz

A surprising number of nouns have had their ownership taken by a proper name. For example there are apples, and then there is Adam's Apple. These are the ones that I could think of. Can you match them up?


NamesNouns
AbigailAlgorithm
ArchimedesBelt
AvogadroBobby
Buffon/CleopatraBody
ChestertonBroom
DamoclesCat
DekkerChoice
DrakeComet
DuffConstant
EratosthenesCradle
EulerDavid
FaradayDemon
FermiDevice
FrankensteinDisease
Grey FriarDog
HalleyEpitaph (of)
HerculesEquation
HobsonFence
HubbertGhost
John BrownLaw
KundtLine
Lord ClydeMonster
Lord KelvinNeedle
Lou GehrigNumber
MarleyParadox
MaxwellParty
MichelangeloPeak
MurphyPillars (of)
NewtonPony
OccamPrinciple
OrionRazor
PascalRule
PavlovShip (of)
PythagorasShovel
RussellSieve (of)
SchrodingerSword (of)
ShanksTeapot
SimpsonTheorem
StevinusThunderstorm
Theseus(Dust) Tube
TriggerWager

Interestingly the broom and the ship refer to exactly the same idea.

Richard "I was never invited to Maxwell's Party" B

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