A Quiz


What do the following have in common?

  • Toyota’s lean production system
  • A map of England’s fossil strata
  • The Triangle Shirtwaist fire
  • Einstein’s equation
  • Rosa Parks
  • The San Francisco earthquake
  • Hank Aaron’s record-breaking home run
  • The compass
  • Cod
  • The 1960 Olympics
  • Muckraking journalism
  • Prohibition
  • The blizzard of 1888
  • The Galapagos Islands
  • The 1919 Paris Peace Conference
  • Tea
  • The 1968 election
  • Bananas
  • Anne Boleyn
  • The East India Company
  • Nixon’s visit to China
  • The NASDAQ market
  • Mauve
  • The 1970 Alabama/USC football game
  • 1968
  • The Model T
  • The Carlisle school football team
  • “Howl”
  • The 107th Congress
  • The GI Bill
  • The Chicago Columbian Exposition
  • Gunpowder
  • The dot
  • Coal
  • The battle of Thermopylae

(For a hint, see Sarah L.’s comment to my last post.)


Hee hee. Nice. Very nice.


I was close, I figured they were all things Mark Kurlansky wrote about.

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