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Quiz about A Little Bit of Everything 2
Quiz about A Little Bit of Everything 2

A Little Bit of Everything 2 Trivia Quiz


Take a look around you - there are questions everywhere. But do you know the answers?

A multiple-choice quiz by hhamburger. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
hhamburger
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
184,344
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Difficult
Avg Score
4 / 10
Plays
505
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Question 1 of 10
1. How many facets does one eye of a dragonfly have? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. When was the disposable diaper patented? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What did three men from Scott's ill-fated expedition try to find, when they undertook a dangerous sledging journey during the Antarctic winter of 1911? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. It has lately been claimed that a Chinese treasure-fleet travelled to all six continents and left settlements in all but Antarctica in what year? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What was the profession of Miler McGrath, known as the 'Scoundrel of Cashel'? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Mawsynram in north-eastern India has the highest average annual rainfall in the world, but how much is it (London has 750 mm)? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which American National Park was described by an early Mormon settler as 'a helluva place to lose a cow in'? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The Rolling Stones topped the UK Single Charts for the first time in July 1964 - what was the title? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. How many weeks did Pete Sampras spend at the top of the ATP rankings? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. When was sterling silver first hallmarked (stamped) in Britain? Hint



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1. How many facets does one eye of a dragonfly have?

Answer: Up to 30.000

Together with bees, dragonflies have the largest eyes in the insect world. They allow these insects almost 360 vision without moving their head. Each of the facets contains receptors for different spectrums. And each facet points in one specific direction, giving them great capabilities to detect movement.
2. When was the disposable diaper patented?

Answer: 1951

It was Marion Donovan who got fed up with changing and washing cloth diapers. She came from a family of inventors and put her talents to work on the problem. She went through several shower curtains to perfect a leak-proof diaper cover that did not create diaper rash. Combined with absorbent paper she received her patent for this invention in 1951.

She then went on to lay the groundwork for the disposable paper diaper as we know it today.
3. What did three men from Scott's ill-fated expedition try to find, when they undertook a dangerous sledging journey during the Antarctic winter of 1911?

Answer: Penguin eggs

Apsley Cherry-Garrard describes the trip as 'the worst journey in the world'. Together with Bill Wilson and Henry Bowers he struggled to the rookery of Emperor penguins at Cape Crozier to find unhatched eggs. These had never been studied and it was hoped they would provide important insights into the new study of Evolution.

The march was horrendous, without daylight and temperatures ranging between -40C and -70C. Every item of clothing apart from the legs of their pants froze solid during the march - as did their sleeping bags. And in spite of Herculean efforts they often covered less than a mile per day.

They had a very narrow escape on this journey, but both Wilson and Bowers subsequently died on the way back from the pole together with Scott.
4. It has lately been claimed that a Chinese treasure-fleet travelled to all six continents and left settlements in all but Antarctica in what year?

Answer: 1421

The fact that the treasure fleet did sail is historically proven, whether it reached all the continents is still open to debate. The talk that Gavin Menzies gave to the Royal Geographical Society didn't convince the panel - but then many scientific breakthroughs were first greeted with scepticism. 512 or thereabouts is when St. Brendan is supposed to have made his voyage to America. Leif Eriksson's trip in 1001 is documented rather better. And 1492 is of course the year when Columbus reached the 'New World'.
5. What was the profession of Miler McGrath, known as the 'Scoundrel of Cashel'?

Answer: Priest

Even among Irishmen, who are known for being colourful characters, Miler McGrath stands head and shoulders above the rest. He was born into a Catholic family in 1523 and joined the Franciscan Order. In 1565 he became (Catholic) bishop of the dioceses of Down and Connor.

In 1567 he took up an offer from Queen Elizabeth I and was made (Anglican) bishop of Cashel. He failed, however, to inform the Pope. So he held the post of bishop in two duelling faiths - complete with all the income this created.

It was not until 1580 that the Pope took the dioceses away from him. Furthermore there is evidence that he had children with up to four women. But he must have done something right - he lived almost to his hundredth birthday.
6. Mawsynram in north-eastern India has the highest average annual rainfall in the world, but how much is it (London has 750 mm)?

Answer: 11.500 mm

Mawsynram lies in the Meghalaya region - which means 'Land of the Clouds'. While the statistics on the amount vary, 11.500 mm is an average of the figures available. And there is no controversy about the fact that it's the wettest place on earth. It is also worth considering that most of Mawsynram's rain falls in the rainy season from June to October.
7. Which American National Park was described by an early Mormon settler as 'a helluva place to lose a cow in'?

Answer: Bryce Canyon

The quote was from Ebenezer Bryce. I did find one source quoting it as 'a bad place to lose a cow in', but everybody else - including, if I remember correctly, the signs in the park itself - use the expression that seems out of character for a Mormon. And while I would agree with that quote, I would rather say that it's a really magical place.

The local Indians thought that the bizarre rock-formations were an earlier people that had been petrified and daubed in colour by Coyote after angering him.
8. The Rolling Stones topped the UK Single Charts for the first time in July 1964 - what was the title?

Answer: It's All Over Now

Arguably the biggest rock act of all times, the Stones have been around since 1963. Surprisingly they had only eight UK number ones - the last one with 'Honky Tonk Woman' almost exactly five years to the day after their first. In the States they first topped the Billboard Singles Charts in July 1965 - with 'Satisfaction'.
9. How many weeks did Pete Sampras spend at the top of the ATP rankings?

Answer: 286

That's almost six years and more than any other player. Other impressive statistics include: 762 career wins, 14 Grand Slam Titles, 64 career singles titles and six times ATP Player of the Year. Some may have considered his demeanour about the court dull - and compared to the likes of John McEnroe it was - but his game was very effective.
10. When was sterling silver first hallmarked (stamped) in Britain?

Answer: 1300

Edward I introduced the Silver Standard throughout his realm in 1300. After that, every piece of silver in Britain had to be tested to show that it contained at least 92.5% pure silver. The first hallmark was simply a Leopard's Head to certify that the piece met the Standard. Shortly afterwards, makers marks were added.

In 1378 the town mark was added, identifying where the piece was assayed. Finally, in 1478, the date letter was added, completing the set of four marks on each piece of British silver since.

The hallmarking system is considered the oldest bit of consumer protection in the world.
Source: Author hhamburger

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