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!!)

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?