12 Jul It’s Trivia Time Again!
True or False: The word for a male fox is ‘dog’, even though foxes are actually more like cats than dogs.
It's true! Foxes are very cat-like in many of their behaviours, but male foxes are still known as dogs, while female foxes are called vixens.
Which is the hottest planet in our solar system?
Even though Mercury is closer to the sun, it has no atmosphere and so doesn't retain as much heat as Venus, which can have surface temps of up to 475 degrees Celsius. Toasty!
How many eyes does the deadly box jellyfish have?
Just when you thought they couldn't get any scarier...
Which animal is usually larger: a Bengal tiger or a polar bear?
Bengals are the third bigger carnivore in the world. Brown bears and polar bears are both larger!
Which of these is NOT a chess piece?
There are six pieces all up: pawns, rooks, knights, bishops, a queen, and a king!
Which colour star is the hottest?
Even though we usually associate the colour red with heat, red stars are actually the coolest ones.
True or False: Leopards purr when they are happy, just like domestic cats.
How old was Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of television, at the time he first demonstrated his invention?
Some people are just overachievers from a young age...
Which came first: the Martini cocktail, or the Martini glass?
Yep, the glass was a thing before it became so heavily associated with that specific cocktail!
Is there water on the moon?
There is water on the moon! Yes, it's mostly in the form of tiny ice crystals found in the shadows, but it's water nonetheless!