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1. "Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
I can see paradise by the dashboard light"
The song involves one car, two people and a lot of "energy", so here's an energy related question on which to muse. Dashboards derive their name from the protective board placed in front of a horse drawn carriage to shield its occupants from objects thrown up by the horses' hooves. As these projectiles are flying through the air, what type of energy do they exhibit?
2. "And we were glowing like
The metal on the edge of a knife"
Assuming that the metal of the knife is polished, what sort of reflection is it demonstrating?
3. "I remember every little thing
As if it happened only yesterday"
Which of the following disorders, generally characterised by a loss of memory, can lead to a sufferer forgetting recent events but remembering the past "as if it happened only yesterday"?
4. "We were doubly blessed
'Cause we were barely seventeen
And we were barely dressed"
The laws of most countries contain an age of consent intended to reflect the age at which a person is psychologically able to agree to full sexual activity. In which of these countries would Meatloaf and his "friend" be committing an offence?
5. "Baby doncha hear my heart
You got it drowning out the radio"
It is probably no surprise that a young man's heart should start pounding but, in 2008, a paper in the "Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine" suggested that which of these ejaculatory activities might also be linked to the thought of sex?
6. "Well I wanna make your motor run"
A car's motor or engine is that device that converts an energy source into mechanical action. The energy source can take a number of different forms. Which of the following has NOT been used to "make a motor run"?
7. "Ok, here we go, we got a real pressure cooker going here"
Which of the following statements is true about cooking meatloaf in a pressure cooker?
8. "Baby, baby let me sleep on it"
It has long been held that a person is more likely to solve a problem if they return to it after having slept. A study, published in 2009, set out to test this hypothesis. What conclusions were drawn?
9. "And when the feeling came upon me
Like a tidal wave"
Most tidal waves (or tsunamis) are caused by earthquakes and can be accentuated by landslides. I don't know the size of wave that Meatloaf was envisaging but one of the largest ever recorded occurred in Alaska in 1958. This stripped vegetation from the local coastline, up to what height above sea level?
10. "It was long ago and it was far away
and it was so much better than it is today"
I have to agree. For me, today's music rarely seems to compare with the "Bat Out of Hell" era of the late 1970s. My tastes confirm the findings of research conducted by Morris Holbrook and Robert Schindler. Which period of life did they find most influences a person's musical preferences?
Source: Author glendathecat
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