28 September 2011

20 September 2011

Question of the Day - 20 September 2011

Which county won the All-Ireland senior title in Gaelic football this year?

Quel comté a gagné le championnat d'Irlande de football Gaélique cette année?

15 September 2011

Question of the Day - 15 September 2011

Who composed the symphonic poem Finlandia?

Qui a composé le poème symphonique Finlandia?

13 September 2011

Question of the Day - 13 September 2011

Which territory returned by Portugal to China in 1999?

Quel territoire fut rendu à la Chine par le Portugal en 1999?

12 September 2011

Question of the Day - 12 September 2011

How much force is required to accelerate a mass of 1 kg at a rate of 1 m/s**2 (metre per second squared)?

Quelle force est nécessaire pour communiquer à une masse de 1 kg une accélération de 1 m/s**2 (mètre par seconde carrée)?

09 September 2011

08 September 2011

Question of the Day - 8 September 2011

What are Fortran, Lisp, Pascal and Prolog? Qu’est-ce que Fortran, Lisp, Pascal et Prolog?

06 September 2011

Question of the Day - 6 September 2011

What is the name of the process where a solid is converted to gas without a liquid stage?

Quel est le nom du processus où un solide est transformé directement en gaz, sans passer par une phase liquide?

01 September 2011

Tides in Nantes

The following question was part of last night's quiz at the Green Linnet:
Is the difference between high and low tide bigger in Nantes or Nice; or is it about the same?
La différence entre marée haute et basse est-elle plus grande à Nantes ou à Nice; ou est-ce pareil ?

The correct answer is Nantes (there is almost no tidal effect in the Mediterranean Sea).

Several participants in the Quiz suggested that Mr Quiz was wrong; that there is no tide at Nantes because the town is not on the ocean.  Those people are cordially invited to consult this website where they will see that the tidal range at Nantes can be up to 6 metres: http://www.nantes.port.fr/le-port-en-direct/horaires-des-marees/
In Nice it is about 20 centimetres.