August: Worth Quoting

Nintendo, now famous for computer games, was founded back in September 1889. Here are some quotes about games:

"Games lubricate the body and the mind." Benjamin Franklin

"Computer games don’t affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music." Marcus Brigstocke

"Never play cat and mouse games if you’re a mouse." Don Addis

"Life, like all other games, becomes fun when one realizes that it’s just a game." Nerijus Stasiulis

"It should be noted that the games of children are not games, and must be considered as their most serious actions." Michel de Montaigne

August: Did You Know?

How good is your science knowledge? (Answers below)

1. What was the first disease conquered by human beings?
2. Which explorers’ destination does not have land beneath?
3. To which body part does the term “brachial” refer?
4. What does pH measure the concentration of?
5. By heating limestone and clay and then grinding them into a fine powder, you are making a typical:

(Answers: 1. Smallpox 2. The North Pole 3. Arms 4. Hydrogen ions 5. Hydraulic cement)