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Science Trivia Questions

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Which elements are liquid at room temperature? Mercury & bromine

True or false; your body’s temperature rises slightly during digestion? True

If I kept walking in a straight line on a flat surface with no visible features, is it possible to walk in circles eventually? People often favor one leg over the other

What Mercury astronaut had a pulse rate of 170 at lift-off-John Glenn, Alan Shepard or Gus Grissom? Gus Grissom.

What fat substitute got FDA approval for use in snack foods, despite reports of diarrhea and cramps? Olestra.

Is the stratosphere above or below the troposphere? Extending 50km above the troposphere

True or false – sterling silver is pure silver? False

How old is the universe? – The Universe is at least 15 billion years old, but probably not more than 20 billion years old

True or false – is lightning 3 times hotter than the Sun? True

What’s the Symbol to iron? – Fe

What’s the highest recorded surface wind speed? 372km/h! Over Mt Washington, New Hampshire on April 12, 1934

Which is the rarest blood type in humans? AB negative

What male body part did Mademoiselle magazine find to be the favorite of most women? Eyes.

What’s the lifespan of a human red blood cell? Around 120 days

What was Friedrich Serturner the first to extract from opium and use as a pain reliever? Morphine.

What causes an Aurora? Charged particles from solar wind

What is the scientific name of a Sydney Blue Gum? Eucalyptus saligna

Where is the Suez Canal? – Egypt

What sticky sweetener was traditionally used as an antiseptic ointment for cuts and burns? Honey.

How old is our Sun? 5 billion years… we think…

What type of vessel was powered by a hand-cranked propeller when first used in combat in 1176? A submarine.

What is opposite to matter? Antimatter

What does ATP stand for? Adenosine triphosphate, the molecule that is used for energy by all cells

What high-level computer language was named after a French mathematician and philosopher? PASCAL.

What substance nets recyclers the most money? Aluminum.

Which is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature? Mercury (melting point of -38

The Golden Gate Bridge? – San Francisco, California, USA

What computer was introduced in 1984 Super Bowl ads? The Macintosh.

Do you have the same number of neck vertebrae as giraffe's? Yes.

What is trepanning? An ancient form of medicine which involved making holes in human skull to relieve pressure; don't try at home!

Where is the Leaning Tower of Pisa? – Pisa, Italy

Where are the three smallest bones in the human body? What are they called? In the middle ear. Collectively called ossicles, the 3 bones are the Malleus (hammer

What's the lifespan of a human red blood cell? Around 120 days.

What is the symbol for Silver? Ag

What type of machine did 19-year-old French genius Blaise Pascal invent to help his dad do taxes in 1642? An adding machine.

What weapon did German gunsmith August Kotter unload on the world in 1520? The rifle.

How old is the earth? -The earth is about 4

If you mix all light colours, do you get black, white or a rainbow? White

How big is the Milky Way? – The Milky Way is actually a giant, as its mass is probably between 750 billion and one trillion solar masses, and its diameter is about 100,000 light years

True or false; nitroglycerine can be used to treat heart attacks? True

What uncooked meat is a trichina worm most likely to make a home in? Pork.

What political system was gradually dismantled in South Africa, starting in 1989? – Apartheid

What is the largest living structure on Earth? The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Which is lightest element? Hydrogen

What star other than the sun is closest to the earth? – It is Proxima Centauri, the nearest member of the Alpha Centauri triple star system

What's the itchy skin condition tinea pedis better known as? Athlete's foot.

What is Xylem? The hollow woody tissue in plants that carries water and minerals from the roots to throughout the entire plant

What is the sun made out of? – The Sun is at present, about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass everything else amounts to less than 2%

Which chemical causes the burning taste sensation when eating chilies? Capcaicin

What Benjamin Holt invention was good news to farmers in 1900? The tractor.

Can you lick your elbow? No. Now be honest, did you try?

What temperature and pressure is needed to convert graphite into a diamond? 3000 degrees celsius and 100,000 atmospheres. That's 10132500 kPA, at least 20,000 times more pressure than the pressure inside the average bike tire!

Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable? A fruit

What formation on Earth can have the names tabular, blocky, wedge, dome, pinnacle, dry dock, growler or bergy bit? Icebergs

What is the longest type of cell in the body? The nerve cell (neuron

What is the hardest substance in the human body? Tooth enamel.

Where is Notre Dame? – Paris

What is the name of the layer of air closest to us in the atmosphere? Troposphere

What type of organism makes up the oldest known fossil? Blue-green algae from South Africa at 3

What is the collective name of animals and plants that live on a lake bottom? Benthos

What survives impacting Earth’s surface; a meteor, a meteorite or an asteroid? Meteorite

Do have the same number of neck vertebrae as giraffe’s? Yes

What is 'fools gold'? Iron pyrite crystals.

What is the world’s tallest grass? Bamboo

What does a manometer measure? The pressure of a closed system

What radioactive element is extracted from carnotite and pitchblende? Uranium.

What is the only letter that doesn't appear in the periodic table? J

Which is the hottest planet in the solar system? Venus, surface temperature 460oC

What is the Milky Way? – The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy

What planet is the brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon? Venus.

How much salt does the average human body contain? Around 250 grams

Where is Broadway? – New York City, USA

How many separate patents did Thomas Edison file? 1093!

Which is the only Australian mammal restricted to alpine environments? The Mountain Pygmy Possum

What computer company was named after a founder's memories of spending a summer in an Oregon orchard? Apple.

What does the Scoville Heat Unit Scale measure? The heat of chilies

How much bigger is the sun than the earth? A: The Earth is about 13 thousand kilometers (8000 miles) wide, whereas the Sun is roughly 1

What is the name given to planets outside our solar system? Extrasolar planets

Which crystalline formations are on cave ceilings; stalagmites or stalactites? Stalactites

When was the first seismograph invented? Approximately A

Where is the largest known meteorite crater on Earth? Vredefort Ring in South Africa, 299km diameter!

What is a buret? A long tube of glass usually marked in 0

Funny pictures of animals doing human activities and printed on mugs, t shirts and other products. Incredibly Funny Animals! Cat Wrestling, Thinking Elephants Fire Breathing Dragons, and crazy animal antics!

What is a single unit of quanta called? A quantum.

What is oldest living thing known on Earth? A bristlecone pine in California… it’s about 4600 years old!

What animal travels at 25 mph under water but finds it easier to toboggan on its belly on land? The penguin.

In terms of attributed human deaths which are more dangerous; snakes, bees, sharks or house flies? House flies. They are vectors for disease causing bacteria.

What’s the first name of Shakespeare? – William

Where would you find your pinna? It's your outer ear (the bit you see made out of cartilage

Is Obsidian an igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic rock? Igneous

What drupaceous fruit were Hawaiian women once forbidden by law to eat? The coconut.

True or false - sterling silver is pure silver? False. It contains up to 7.5% copper

Where does sound travel faster; water or air? Water

What do leukemia sufferers have too many of? White blood cells, or leukocytes.

What is the unit measurement for the activity of a radioactive source? The Becqueral (Bq)

What does bile do in you body? Emulsify fats in the small intestine

How many of every 10 victims infected by the Ebola virus will die in two days? Nine.

Where is the Pyrenees? – Between Spain and France

What optical aids was nearsighted model Grace Robin the first to show off in 1930? Contact lenses.

What plant's meltdown was dubbed "Russian Roulette" by nuclear power wags? Chernobyl's.

What organ of a buffalo did Plains Indians use to make yellow paint? The gallbladder.

What planet is named after the Greek god who personified the sky? Uranus.

What is the hardest substance in the human body? Tooth enamel

What are you shopping for if you are sized up by a Brannock Device? Shoes.

True or false – there are 206 bones in an adult human body and 300 bones in an infants body? True

What butterfly-shaped gland is located just in front of the windpipe? The Thyroid.

What's short for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation"? Laser.

True or false- most of the dust in your home is made of human skin? True – up to 70%!

What creature proved to be much faster than a horse in a 1927 race in Sydney, Australia? The Kangaroo.

How far is the moon away from Earth? Around 376 600 km away

What is the definition of dust? A particle small enough to be carried by air currents

What do itchy people call the "rhus radicans" they were sorry they came into contact with? Poison Ivy.

Science trivia questions answers and facts.

What suntan lotion was developed by Dr. Ben Green in 1944 to protect pilots who bailed out over the Pacific? Coppertone.

Which country has the longest coastline? Canada, due to the number of northern islands

True or false; A modern human’s brain is smaller than a Neanderthal’s brain?

What is a Pyrogen? A substance that causes fever

Which is the rarest blood type in humans? AB negative.

What is the longest type of cell in the body? The nerve cell (neuron)

Does the sun rotate? – The movements of the sunspots indicate that the Sun rotates once every 27 days at the equator, but only once in 31 days at the poles

True or false; when lighting hits a tree the water inside the tree boils and expands, blowing the tree apart? True

What is trepanning? An ancient form of medicine which involved making holes in human skull to relieve pressure; don’t try at home!

Is a white gold ring pure gold? White gold is usually an alloy of gold and a white metal such as silver and palladium

What Australian timber made the London docks? Turpentine; Syncarpia glomulifera

What creature's fossilized leg bone did John Horner discover red blood cells in, in 1993? A tyrannosaurus rex's.

Where would you find your pinna? It’s your outer ear (the bit you see made out of cartilage)

True or false- most of the dust in your home is made of human skin? True - up to 70%!

What is the Law of Conservation of Energy? The energy of the Universe is constant; it can neither be created or destroyed but only transferred and transformed

What is the strongest known magnet in the Universe? A Neutron Star

True or false; your body's temperature rises slightly during digestion? True

What temperature and pressure is needed to convert graphite into a diamond? 3000 degrees celsius and 100,000 atmospheres

What bird was domesticated first? The first bird domesticated by man was the goose

What was the first synthetic element created in a laboratory? Technetium

Where are the three smallest bones in the human body? What are they called? In the middle ear

What weather phenomenon is measured by the Beaufort scale? Wind.

What will fall off of the Great Sphinx in 200 years due to pollution and erosion, according to scholar Chikaosa Tanimoto? It's head.

If you go into space, do you get taller? Yes, the cartilage disks in your spine expand under zero gravity

Is a Tsunami and a tidal wave the same thing? No