May
26
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 26-05-2008

Q: Who, in 1701, was inspired by looking at a church organ to go and invent the seed drill?

Answer to last week’s question: The dolphin is the mammal with the most teeth. To be precise, the long-snouted spinner dolphin (which, incidentally, is neither a marsupial nor a monotreme!!). More spinner dolphin info here.

The winner was Anne Anderson (well done for giving Tim and Eddie a run for their money!)



Comments:
2 Comments posted on "Trivia Question of the Week (21)"
Rachel Lewis on May 27th, 2008 at 2:34 pm #

I want to say Jethro Tull, but I just know that’s going to be wrong as it’s too obvious.


Mike Griffin on May 28th, 2008 at 5:13 pm #

The seed drill was invented by Camillo Torello and patented by the Venetian Senate in 1566, and was refined by Jethro Tull in 1701 (thanks, Wikipedia!)