Diplomatic_Means's trivia - Page 10




 
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Boots
 
March 1st, 2004  
D_Plus_One
 
seven
March 1st, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
How did the dutch in Amsterdam mobilize to defeat the invading Spanish during the winter of 1572-73?
March 3rd, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
Ice skates!

The Spaniards tried it first, then the Dutch got the idea. Being much better skaters than the Spanish, the Dutch won.
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Boots
March 3rd, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
Where did Adolf Hitler's sister-in-law work during WW2?
March 3rd, 2004  
Animal Mother
 
US Department of Defence iirc?
March 3rd, 2004  
D_Plus_One
 
She worked in a British War Relief Office if I think back right.
March 4th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
the US gov't entered the nuclear arms race in 1940 when it issued a grant for research into an atomic bomb. How much was allocated?
March 4th, 2004  
Popeye
 
 
$20 Billion perhaps? Hoo knows... lots!
March 4th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
I think thats the total cost of the Manhattan project, 20 billion. I dunno how much the grant was, but I'll find it.
March 12th, 2004  
Rick90467
 
I believe it was initially $2Billion in the precurser days to the manhatten project. It was prompted initially by a letter from Einstein to Roosevelt informing him of Germany's advances in atomic research (aug '39). Later in Oct of '39 Roosevelt approved uranium research. This later led to Fermi's building of the Chicago Pile 1 producing a self sustaining reaction in a crudely built nuclear reactor.