10 most difficult names riddlesNames quiz
Among which historic people, given names were mostly ending with "ix" sufix? (like Asterix and Obelix)
There were no such people
The "ix" ending alludes to the "rix" suffix present in the names of Gaulish chieftains such as Vercingetorix or Ambiorix. However, the meaning of "rix" was "king", so no such suffix was ever present among the names of common folk.
What is deltiology?
Hobby of collecting postcards
Science of quantum equations
Science of wines
Field of medicine, about intestines
Officially the biggest collection postcards has got Mario Morby from Great Britain. Contains 1 000 265 pieces. It is officially record in Guinness Book of Records.
The Australian Gibson Desert is named after Alfred Gibson. Who was he?
a man who got lost in the desert
the first president of Australia
the explorer that first crossed Australia
a famous Australian poet
The Gibson Desert was named by explorer Ernest Giles after a member of his party, who became lost and presumably died in the desert. There is almost nothing known about Alfred Gibson apart from his disappearance.
What is the Zika virus (ZIKV) named after?
Zika virus (ZIKV) is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes. Its name comes from the Ziika Forest of Uganda, where the virus was first isolated in 1947. Zika virus is related to the dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses. From 2007 to 2016, the virus spread eastward, across the Pacific Ocean to the Americas, leading to the 2015–16 Zika virus epidemic.
What does the Japanese word "tsunami" mean?
A tsunami is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions have the potential to generate a tsunami. The word originated in Japan, and is a combination of two words: tsu (which means "harbor") and nami (which means "wave").
Where were the Pre-Raphaelites active?
in ancient Rome
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was an artistic association of painters established in London in 1848. The group's intention was to reform art by rejecting what it considered the mechanistic approach first adopted by Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo. Its members believed the Classical poses and elegant compositions of Raphael in particular had been a corrupting influence on the academic teaching of art, hence the name "Pre-Raphaelite".
The historical, Latin name of Ireland, given by the Romans is ...
The Romans would later refer to Ireland by this name too in its Latinised form - Hibernia. Hibernia as a national personification representing Ireland appeared in numerous cartoon and drawings, especially in the nineteenth century.
Where is the famous Malibu Beach?
Malibu is a 21-mile beach community in Los Angeles County, California. The city name is derived from "humaliwo", meaning "the surf sounds loudly" in the language of the Chumash, Native American tribe.