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Monday, April 21, 2014

Article of the Week - Wilhelm Röntgen

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (27 March 1845 – 10 February 1923) was a German physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today that was known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. In honour of his accomplishments, in 2004 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) named element 111, roentgenium, a radioactive element with multiple unstable isotopes, after him.

During 1895 Röntgen was investigating the external effects from the various types of vacuum tube equipment when an electrical discharge is passed through them.

In the late afternoon of 8 November 1895, Röntgen was determined to test his idea. He carefully constructed a black cardboard covering similar to the one he had used on the Lenard tube.

Röntgen speculated that a new kind of ray might be responsible. 8 November was a Friday, so he took advantage of the weekend to repeat his experiments and make his first notes. In the following weeks he ate and slept in his laboratory as he investigated many properties of the new rays he temporarily termed "X-rays", using the mathematical designation for something unknown. The new rays came to bear his name in many languages as "Röntgen Rays" (and the associated X-ray radiograms as "Röntgenograms").

Nearly two weeks after his discovery, he took the very first picture using X-rays of his wife Anna Bertha's hand. When she saw her skeleton she exclaimed "I have seen my death!"

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bondage + Sadism and Quizmasterbators

It could only be Quizmaster Trivia at Camp Bar where "Your mouth is our mission" and these team names didn't make the best name cut. If you look past the dirty jokes we actually had a good week of competition.The team who edged it at the top by one point were Bondage + Sadism: 50 Shades of Regis Philbin.

They won the $30 Bar Tab Prize. Second place and narrowly missing out were So much for free George Webb Burgers.

Still they had a $20 bar tab prize for their efforts.

Best team name went to There is nothing I like more than quiz on my face who won a $10 bar tab prize.

We wanna thank everyone for coming out again this week and we hope to see you back next week!

Until next time Milwaukee, drink while you think…

Monday April 14th, 2014 scores:

  1. 43 Bondage + Sadism: 50 Shades of Regis Philbin
  2. 42 So much for free George Webb Burgers
  3. 40 "Your mouth is my mission"
  4. 36 The A-Team
  5. 32 Grapefruit Hobo Mafia
  6. 27 There is nothing I like more than quiz on my face
  7. 25 Team Misanthropic Adventure
  8. 23 The squirrels who golf and fish
  9. 20 Dixie Wrecked
  10. 08 Curtis Quizmasterbators

Monday, April 14, 2014

Article of the Week - The Donner Party

The Donner Party (sometimes called the Donner-Reed Party) was a group of American pioneers who set out for California in a wagon train. Delayed by a series of mishaps, they spent the winter of 1846–47 snowbound in the Sierra Nevada. Some of the emigrants resorted to cannibalism to survive, eating those who had succumbed to starvation and sickness.

The journey west usually took between four and six months, but the Donner Party was slowed by following a new route called Hastings Cutoff, which crossed Utah's Wasatch Mountains and Great Salt Lake Desert. The rugged terrain, and difficulties encountered while traveling along the Humboldt River in present-day Nevada, resulted in the loss of many cattle and wagons, and splits within the group.

The nucleus of what would come to be called the "Donner Party" centered around three families from Springfield, Illinois. George Donner, his brother Jacob, and James F. Reed each had three wagons and were accompanied by their wives, children, and employees.

By the beginning of November 1846 the emigrants had reached the Sierra Nevada, where they became trapped by an early, heavy snowfall near Truckee (now Donner) Lake, high in the mountains. Their food supplies ran low, and in mid-December some of the group set out on foot to obtain help. Rescuers from California attempted to reach the emigrants, but the first relief party did not arrive until the middle of February 1847, almost four mont
hs after the wagon train became trapped. Of the 87 members of the party, 48 survived to reach California.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Putin the fun in trivia night...

Another great turnout at Camp this week as 10 teams competed for the $30 bar tab prize on offer for the winners. The team who would take this prize following a tie breaker sudden death question would be Better Bond Villain: Ernst Stavro Blofeld or Vladimir Putin.

Congrats guys. Keep the Putin puns coming.

Second place after narrowly missing out by a score of two on the sudden death question were I thought this was speed dating.... they still got a $20 bar tab prize for their efforts.

Best team name of the night went to I wish this microphone was George Michaels trouser snake. I wanna thank everyone for coming out again and hope to see you all back next week at Camp.

Until next time Milwaukee, drink while you think...

Monday April 7th, 2014 scores:

  1. 46 Better Bond Villain: Ernst Stavro Blofeld or Vladimir Putin
  2. 46 I thought this was speed dating....
  3. 45 ! Poon Slayers !
  4. 41 Putins Divorce is final ... Ladies (Defeat Shots)
  5. 41 Bob Loblaws Law Blog
  6. 39 Badgers?!? we don't need no stinking badgers
  7. 38 Ping Ping Ping goes the black box (scrambled eggs)
  8. 38 Mangled Baby Ducks
  9. 32 I wish this microphone was George Michaels trouser snake (name)
  10. 14 Team Rudolf the Raindeer

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