Sorry everyone, but we had no winner for this contest. This seems to have been a very tough one. One of our contenders only missed one, so close. See the answers below:
1. Who invented the guillotine?
a. Not Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, but Tobias Schmidt under the direction of Dr. Antonin Louise.
2. Who invented the printing press, or movable type?
a. The Chinese were using movable type centuries before Johannes Gutenberg ever did.
3. Who started the first fire department in the United States?
a. Peter Stuyvesant in 1659.
4. What people invented kilts?
a. Not the Scottish but the Irish.
5. What was the first invention to go faster than sound (in air)?
a. The whip, invented in China thousands of years ago.
6. Who invented the forward pass in football?
a. Walter Camp is recorded to have thrown the first forward pass in 1876, and Bradbury Robinson threw the first legal forward pass in 1906.
7. Which nation invented champagne?
a. The English. In the Sixteenth Century they imported barrels of green, flat wine from Champagne, France, and added sugar and molasses to begin fermentation. They also invented the cork and bottle to contain it.
8. What nation or culture produced the equal sign in mathematics?
a. A Welsh astronomer and mathematician Robert Recorde in 1557.
9. Where was table tennis invented?
a. Table tennis was originally invented by the English and it was played with balls made from champagne corks and paddles from cigar-box lids.
10. In what country was the Sudoku puzzle invented?
a. Sudoku was invented in the US by a retired architect from Indianapolis named Howard Garns in the 1970’s.
11. What people first developed the potato?
a. The Peruvians.
12. What decade was the bikini invented?
a. In 1946, two Frenchmen, Jacques Heim and Louis Reard, invented what was called the bikini, but scanty two-piece swimsuits existed long before then. When the bikini was invented, the U.S. Army was testing nuclear weapons on the Bikini Atoll. The inventors of the bikini hoped their new item would be as explosive in the fashion world.
Probably won't have time to do this one, but can't wait to see all the answers. What a fun one you found this time! And jup, a dutch oven is usually 5-6 quarts at least. Doesn't have to be ceramic, I think originally they were cast iron. Can really be made of anything. Two handles on the sides. But is used on the stove or in the oven. You can start it on the stove to sear, then keep on the stove, or put in the oven.