Poles factsHistory quiz
Maria Skłodowska-Curie was committed to her job. Did she have any children?
Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize. Her first daughter, Irene, decided to follow her mother's life path and received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1935. Her second daughter, Eva, a writer and politician, was known as the "First Lady of UNICEF". She was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1944.
Where did Tadeusz Kosciuszko die?
Solothurn, Switzerland. Suffering from poor health and old wounds, on October 15, 1817, Kościuszko died in Solothurn at age 71 after falling from a horse, developing a fever, and suffering a stroke a few days later.
Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?
Marie Skłodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes.
What is also called the "Nemo Point"?
Oceanic pole of inaccessibility. The location of “Point Nemo”. Also called “Oceanic pole of inaccessibility”, it is in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. It’s not a place that humans live – in fact there’s there is no land there – not an island, not even a small rock. It is actually the remotest place from any human civilization you can find on Earth. It lies at least 2,688 km (1,670 mi) from the nearest land.
Who constructed the prototype of today's television - a telectroscope ?
Jan Szczepanik from Poland. Jan Szczepanik was a Polish inventor, with several hundred patents and over 50 discoveries . Some of his concepts helped the future evolution of TV broadcasting, such as the telectroscope (an apparatus for distant reproduction of images and sound using electricity) or the wireless telegraph, which greatly affected the development of telecommunications.