Jun
02
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 02-06-2008

Q: The Severn is the longest river in Great Britain (220 miles). Which is the second longest?

Answer to last week’s question: Jethro Tull was inspired by organ pipes to invent the seed drill.

And the winner was Rachel Lewis – well done and thanks for getting all those bulletins out too!
Bonus points to Mike Griffin for the following addendum to TQW 21:

“The seed drill was invented by Camillo Torello and patented by the Venetian Senate in 1566, and was refined by Jethro Tull in 1701.”
(Though he did look on Wikipedia!!)



Comments:
2 Comments posted on "Trivia Question of the Week (22)"
anne on June 2nd, 2008 at 1:04 pm #

great Ouse is our guess. if wrong Clive’s idea, if correct, mine!


Eddie on June 2nd, 2008 at 1:29 pm #

Doesn’t posting questions about Jethro Tull show that you are living in the past?