Special Sub-Topic: US Pop Tab Fun
|Which of the following colors do pop tabs come in?|
All of these (yellow/gold, red, green). Yes, although the most common color of pop tabs is just plain silver, they do come in green, yellow and red on other cans (Monster energy drinks is one).
|Which of the following associations collect pop tabs for charity reasons?|
Ronald McDonald House Charities. Ronald McDonald House Charities collect pop tabs to raise money to build Ronald McDonald houses. They collect only the pop tabs because, unlike the cans themselves, the tabs are pure aluminum. Also, because that the pop tabs are easier to store than the cans.
|A total of 1 pound of pop tabs is approximately equivalent to what amount of money?|
50 - 60 cents. Pop tabs are weighed to determine their value. One pound of tabs is worth 57 cents, and one gallon of pop tabs (which is approximately 1,280 tabs) is worth between 50 and 60 cents.
|How many pop tabs would it take to stretch 1 mile? |
63,360 pop tabs. Here are some interesting measurements of pop tab length and weight.
1 inch = 1 pop tab 1,280 tabs = 16 ounces
1 foot = 12 pop tabs 1,280 tabs = 1 pound
1 meter = 40 pop tabs 12.800 tabs = 10 pounds
1 km = 40,000 pop tabs 128,000 tabs = 100 pounds
1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs
|Pop tabs are made of aluminum, but what percentage of the tab is actually made of aluminum?|
100%. Pop tabs are made of 100% aluminum which make them more valuable to companies, such as Ronald McDonald House Charities, than the cans themselves.
|Who invented the pop tab?|
Ermal Fraze. Fraze invented a pop tab that was not like modern day pop tabs. It popped all the way off, so it increased litter, as everyone would throw it to the ground, and also others would choke on the tab when it fell into the can. He then made a improved pop tab that stayed on the can, much like ours today.
|When did the first Ronald McDonald house open?|
1974. The First Ronald McDonald House opened in 1974. As of 2008 there are 281 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide. This includes over 6,200 bedrooms, 125 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, 30,000 volunteers and staff.
|When was the pop tab (NOT the pull ring) patented? |
1977. These states it appeared in are: Alaska, Washington, Wyoming, Utah, Texas, Wisconsin, Tennessee, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire.
|When was the first version of the pop tab (Pull Ring) invented?|
1962. Ermal Fraze invented the pull ring in 1962, (The invention is credited to Alcoa, the company he worked for) and it was first marketed by the Pittsburgh Brewing Company of Pittsburgh, PA.
|Which of these soda giants have pop tabs on the cans?|
All of these (Pepsi, Coke, Dr. Pepper / 7up). All major soda companies use pop tabs on their soda cans. Hope you've enjoyed playing my quiz!
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