Just today I've started reading an interesting book called [appropriately] WINGS [a history of aviation from kites to the space age], written by Tom D. Crouch. I'm only 70-something pages into the 630-something pages, but it's quite an interesting book.
Crouch is explaining the early history of aviation from well before the Wright Bros [he hasn't mentioned Richard Pearce yet... heh heh heh], describing how various discoveries eventually led to the advancements in aviation that we see today.
I'm finding out all sorts of interesting things along the way, hence I thought a quiz series might be in order. Leave your answers as a post comment, and see how you go. Maybe one question every few days or so for now. An easy question first up :-)
Question # 1. Who first described "an instrument designed to measure the fluid velocity at any given point in a flow", and what do we commonly call it [extra credit for the year in which this was described!]?
First correct answer receives the admiration of your peers and an honourable mention on this blog [wahoo! what a prize!]!