19 hours ago
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Trivia Monday...on Tuesday
"We all know that Marie Antoinett's morning routine was strictly regulated by court ettiquette, but she did get to choose her clothing for the day. A card with swatches of the fabric for each outfit were brought to her, and she would do what to indicate her choice?"
Susanne's response was "She used pins to mark which clothes she liked to wear." Indeed. The swatchbook above, though not one of Marie Antoinette's, gives an idea of what hers looked like, and I have heard that at least a few pages have survived which show the pin pricks from where she indicated her choices.
And now for this week's question:-
Antoine Lavoisier, known as the "Father of modern chemistry", has been mentioned along with his wife in a few of the diary entries. What two elements is he famous for having "discovered", or at least named?