Sunday, August 20, 2006

"Invasion of Alien Crustaceans"

No, that's not the title of a so-bad-it's-almost-entertaining 60's sci-fi movie, it's a quote from an actual BBC News article entitled "Norway Fears Giant Crab Invasion." That title comes from the philosophy that people who are thinking "huh??" are more likely to click. Hey, it worked on me.

Here are a couple of Italian geography trivia questions to brighten your day:

Which of the following cities is/are further north than Rome?

A. New York, NY
B. Dallas, TX
C. Memphis, TN
D. A and C
E. None of the above.

Venice is on the same latitude as which of the following cities:

A. Dallas, TX
B. Montreal, Canada
C. Washington, D. C.
D. Mexico City, Mexico

Hover your mouse here for the answers.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Michelle said...

umm, for some reason I couldn't see the answers. what were they?

Monday, August 21, 2006 4:00:00 PM  
Blogger treeinforest said...

Probably your Mac is "special." The answers are E and B.

Here's something that surprised me: Chicago is further north than New York (and is on the same latitude as Rome).

Monday, August 21, 2006 4:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

You're exactly right, my Mac is very special. Thanks for the answers. ;-)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 3:30:00 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Actually, the problem might have to do with your javascript, treeinforest. :-P

It's something about how Internet Explorer handles the HTML DOM differently from everyone else.

The fix is simple though...

instead of saying:
c1.style.color = 'red'

say:
document.getElementById('c1').style.color = 'red';

I apologize to everyone I just bored with this comment. hehe

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger treeinforest said...

Thanks for the tip. I changed it and it seems to still work on IE. I guess we'll see if it works on 'special' computers.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Well, FYI, it does now work in Firefox under Linux...

(it also now works in Opera & Konqueror under Linux as well)

Thursday, August 24, 2006 12:55:00 AM  

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