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Quiz about 100 Facts
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100 Facts Trivia Quiz


Can I cram 100 different facts into one quiz? Let's find out!

A multiple-choice quiz by bullymom. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
bullymom
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
199,624
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Difficult
Avg Score
3 / 10
Plays
1323
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 61 (2/10), Linda1968 (2/10), Guest 124 (2/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What does a myrmecologist study? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What were the names of William Shakespeare's twins? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In the seventeenth century, this country issued a coin that weighed 38.5 pounds, the heaviest in history. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. At 1,000 years old, it's estimated to be the world's oldest. It's at the Hildeshiem Cathedral in Germany. What is it? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Although you may think 24 karat gold is pure gold, it's not. There's actually a small amount of ____ in it. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct were these poor critters. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. How often does the proxigean spring tide occur? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Wacky weddings: In 1976 in Los Angeles (US), a secretary named Jannene Swift officially married one of these in a ceremony. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Hair is the fastest-growing tissue in the human body, second only to ______. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Name that fruit: In 1493 Columbus found this fruit on the island of Guadeloupe and brought it back to Spain. From there it was spread around the world on sailing ships that carried it for protection against scurvy. It is believed to have reached England around 1660. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What does a myrmecologist study?

Answer: ants

2. Ants have five noses, each designed to detect a different scent. 3. Some types of ants carry their dead to ant cemeteries. 4. The queen ant never leaves her nest unless there is an emergency, such as a disaster, or the colony wants to relocate to a better place. 5. Unlike adult ants, ant larvae can consume solids. 6.

Some species of ants, like the leaf-cutter ants, use leaves to produce fungi in their nests for food. 7. A worker ant can carry up to 50 times its own weight. 8. All ants in a colony, except for the drones, are female. 9.

As of 2002, there are 11,006 known species of ants! 10. Ants hibernate during cold seasons.
2. What were the names of William Shakespeare's twins?

Answer: Hamnet and Judith

William Shakespeare and his wife had eight kids, including twins Hamnet and Judith, who were christened on February 2, 1585. Hamnet died at age 11, Judith at 77. 2. Shakespeare wore earrings. 3. Shakespeare's father, mother, and one daughter were illiterate. 4. Shakespeare invented the word "assassination". 5.

There is no surviving record of the play "Cardenio", which has been credited to Shakespeare. 6. Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets. 7. "Romeo and Juliet" was based on the life of two actual Verona lovers who both died for each other in 1303. 8. Shakespeare is said to have had a vocabulary of some 29,000 words. 9. Shakespeare was also an actor who performed many of his own plays as well as those of other playwrights, such as Ben Jonson. 10. Shakespeare was a favorite of King James I; in fact, King James made Shakespeare's acting company Grooms of Chamber.
3. In the seventeenth century, this country issued a coin that weighed 38.5 pounds, the heaviest in history.

Answer: Sweden

2. Rome's Trevi Fountain collects an average of $187,400 per year. 3. An ancient coin from the Aegean island of Naxos featured a drunken satyr. 4. The U.S Mint estimates that the average life expectancy of a circulating coin is about 30 years. 5. Calvin Coolidge was the first and only US President to have his likeness appear on a coin minted while he was still alive. 6.

Historians believe that coins were first used in 630 BC in the ancient state of Lydia. 7. The largest coin market in the world is in London. 8. Florence, Italy was the first city to mint its own gold coins in 1252. 9.

The first US coin to feature an African-American was the Booker T. Washington Memorial Half Dollar. 10. The word "coin" comes from the Latin "cuneus", meaning "wedge", as early coins resembled the wedges used to make coins.
4. At 1,000 years old, it's estimated to be the world's oldest. It's at the Hildeshiem Cathedral in Germany. What is it?

Answer: a rose bush

2. A rose fossil dated at 40 million years old was found in the US. 3. Confucius had about 600 books on how to grow roses. 4. The name "Rhodes", as in Island of, comes from "rhodon", Greek for "rose". 5. There are no native species of roses south of the Equator. 6.

The first guide to roses was written around 300 BC by Theophrastus. 7. Rose hips contain more vitamin C than almost any fruit or vegetable. 8. You must distil about 10,000 pounds of roses to get one pound of rose oil. 9. The Sweet Brier rose is mentioned in the writings of Chaucer and Shakespeare. 10. Josephine, Napoleon's wife, had a rose garden featuring 250 varieties, all of those known at that time.
5. Although you may think 24 karat gold is pure gold, it's not. There's actually a small amount of ____ in it.

Answer: copper

2. Most airplanes' windshields are coated with a very fine layer of gold so thin it's transparent. 3. Gold is the most non-reactive of all metals, meaning it won't tarnish. 4. One ounce of gold can be hammered into a 100 square-foot sheet. 5. The Latin name for gold is "aurum", meaning "shining dawn". 6.

The Earth's crust averages 0.004 grams of gold per ton. 7. Gold was probably used in decorative arts before 9000 BC. 8. The processing of 100,000 ounces of ore results in only one ounce of gold. 9.

The first US gold rush occurred in 1803 in North Carolina. 10. A 1927 study found that gold could be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
6. Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct were these poor critters.

Answer: birds

2. Birds have flat eyeballs, meaning they can see everything at once. 3. An ostrich, the biggest bird, may weigh as much as 300 pounds. 4. All 17 varieties of penguins are found below the Equator, mostly in Antarctica. 5. Albatrosses have a special internal mechanism that allows them to drink sea water. 6.

The harpy eagle of South America preys on monkeys. 7. The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards. 8. Parrots can live up to 100 years! 9. Canada's national bird is the Common Loon. 10.

There are about 9,000 different species of birds, divided into 24 orders and 146 families.
7. How often does the proxigean spring tide occur?

Answer: every 18 months, at most

The proxigean spring tide is a rare, unusually high tide that occurs when the moon is both at its closest point to Earth and in the New Moon phase. 2. The Antarctic Ice Sheet is almost twice the size of the United States. 3. Ninety percent of all volcanic activity occurs in the oceans. 4. Canada has the longest coastline of any country, with 56,453 miles. 5.

At the deepest point in the ocean the pressure is more than 8 tons per square inch. 6. Eighty percent of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface. 7.

The Arctic produces 10,000 to 50,000 icebergs per year. 8. In one year, three times as much garbage is dumped into the ocean as the weight of fish caught. 9. The Kuroshio Current, off the shores of Japan, is the largest current. 10. Antarctica has as much ice as the Atlantic Ocean has water.
8. Wacky weddings: In 1976 in Los Angeles (US), a secretary named Jannene Swift officially married one of these in a ceremony.

Answer: a rock

The rock weighed 50 pounds, and the ceremony was witnessed by 20 people. (Insert your own joke here). I would assume that she was trying to make some kind of point, though I can't imagine what. 2. American Mormon leader Brigham Young had 27 wives. 3. On October 12, 2004, a mass ceremony was held on China's Great Wall, in which 160 couples were married. 4.

In 17th century England, bachelors over 25 were taxed one shilling a year until they married. 5. Roman Emperor Claudius II banned marriage in the third century. 6. Queen Victoria received a half-ton slab of cheese as a wedding present. 7. King Rama V of Siam had 3,000 wives. 8. Brides once carried bouquets of garlic as protection from evil spirits. 9.

The longest bridal veil on record was 910 feet long and required 600 people to carry. 10.

The world's first drive-through wedding chapel opened in Las Vegas, Nevada (US) in 1992.
9. Hair is the fastest-growing tissue in the human body, second only to ______.

Answer: bone marrow

2. Ancient Assyrians cut their hair in the shape of tiered pyramids. 3. In ancient Greece, women wore live cicadas on golden threads as hair ornaments (yuck). 4. Composer Frederic Chopin sometimes wore a beard on only one side of his face- that which faced the audience. 5.

The human body sheds and regrows about 100 scalp hairs daily. 6. The hair of an average adult human can stretch one quarter of its length without breaking. 7. Hair grows faster in warm weather. 8. The main constituent of hair is the protein keratin. 9. Most scalp hair grows out of the follicle in a clockwise direction. 10. African hair is very sensitive to damage from chemicals because of its twisted structure.
10. Name that fruit: In 1493 Columbus found this fruit on the island of Guadeloupe and brought it back to Spain. From there it was spread around the world on sailing ships that carried it for protection against scurvy. It is believed to have reached England around 1660.

Answer: pineapple

2. Mushrooms are classified as fruits. 3. The jujube is a small, deciduous tree that first appeared in China about 4,000 years ago. 4. Evidence suggests that olives were being grown in Crete as early as 2500 BC. 5. In China the peach is a symbol of longevity and good luck. 6. Batology is the taxonomic study of blackberries, of which there are over 1,000 known species! 7. Strawberries were were used as medicinal herbs in the 13th century. 8. Watermelons contain as much iron as spinach. 9.

The limes and family are the most detoxifying of all existing fruits. 10. Passion fruit has a tranquilizing effect on the body.
Source: Author bullymom

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