My father was born on 11 February 1950, and last night (20 February 2010), we celebrated his sixtieth birthday. It was a good night.
My own contribution to the party was a trivia quiz that I compiled on the history of science within Dad’s lifetime, something that I’ve already mentioned on the blog during my research phase. I was happy with how it all turned out, as it succeeded in the goal of facilitating conversation around the tables. More about the quiz at the end of this post.
One of several pre-dinner activities, organised with the assistance of a local artist, was “painting with vegemite”. This means exactly what it sounds like, and here is a photograph to prove it.
The venue for the party was the local golf club, and here’s a photograph showing the scene as people were sitting down for dinner. You can see one of the sheets of paper from my science quiz, which was just one of a number of items placed on each table to promote discussion.
Now back to the quiz. I thought that people on the Internet might like to have a go, and so I’ve uploaded a version as a php-powered web page. I hope you enjoy it, and if you have any comments then this blog post is an appropriate place to submit them. Links to the quiz are, of course, most welcome should you decide that it deserves one.