Special Sub-Topic: Blood, Sweat and Tears
|One blood type can receive blood from any type of donor. What type of blood is the universal receiver?|
AB. People with Type AB blood can receive blood from a donor of any type. However, only other AB types can use their blood. Conversely, Type O donors can give blood to anyone, but can only receive Type O blood.
|Peter Steele fronts 'Type O Negative', a band which shares its name with a blood type. Which of these choices is NOT a 'Type O Negative' album?|
Retaliation. 'Retaliation' is a 'Carnivore' album, which featured Peter Steele prior to his 'Type O Negative' days.
|There is an infamous Los Angeles-based street gang that wears blue. They are rivals of the Bloods. What is their name?|
Crips. The Crips originated in Los Angeles in the late 60's. They dislike the Bloods so much they even use the letter "c" in place of "b" in words, as a way to show disrespect.
|You have probably have heard of people taking a breath or urine test to detect alcohol use. Is there an alcohol test that uses human sweat?|
y. The breath test is most commonly used by police, because it will give an immediate result as to the alcohol level of the suspect, by measuring alcohol released by the body through the lungs.
However, there is a sweat patch that can be used to test for drug and alcohol use. There are only a limited number of labs that can process these kind of tests though, so they are not commonly encountered.
|The controversial polygraph test uses sweat as a way to tell if a person is lying or telling the truth. What year was the lie detector invented?|
1921. John Larson invented the test in 1921. It began to be used by police departments in interrogations in 1924.
|Humans use sweat to cool their bodies. Since dogs have very few sweat glands they have another way to keep their bodies cool. What is that?|
Pant & panting. Dogs only had sweat glands on the pads of their feet, so they pant as a way to get rid of excess body heat.
|You probably have heard the expression "Crying crocodile tears". Can crocodiles really cry?|
n. Actually crocodiles have no tear ducts. The term comes from an ancient belief that crocodiles would weep to lure their prey. It is used to good effect by a number of authors including Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare and Rudyard Kipling.
|Tear gas is often used as a self-defense tool. Which of the following is NOT a tear gas that consumers may purchase?|
Lewisite. Lewisite is a blistering agent, which was first used in World War I.
|You may know that cutting onions can make you cry. Do you know what substance the onion causes to form in your eyes that irritates them?|
sulfuric acid. Amino acid sulfoxides are released from the onion and are decomposed by enzymes, forming sulfenic acids, which change into gases. These gases reach the eye and then react with the water that keeps them moist, forming a mild sulfuric acid.
|'Blood, Sweat & Tears' is a band organized in 1967. Which of the following was NOT a Top Ten single for them?|
Morning Glory. 'Morning Glory' was released on 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' "Child is Father To The Man" album, but was never a Top Ten single.
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