TRIVIA

PUT YOUR KNOWL­EDGE TO THE TEST

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Melt your brain with awe­some facts!

1. Pre­vail­ing sea con­di­tions tend to push the sand of Eastern Aus­tralian beaches in which di­rec­tion?

2. Which species is the largest, land­based mam­malian car­ni­vore ever to have lived?

3. De­picted as ris­ing from the sea in a clam shell, which Greek god­dess has a name mean­ing “from the foam”?

4. A solid ge­o­log­i­cal ma­te­rial made en­tirely of or­ganic mat­ter, kero­gen is a pre­cur­sor to what vi­tal sub­stance?

5. Which dwarf planet was clas­si­fied as a full planet from its dis­cov­ery in 1801, up un­til 1850? 6. Af­ter the Mex­i­can Revo­lu­tion from 19101920, the cock­roach in the folk song “La Cu­caracha” can no longer walk be­cause it doesn’t have what?

7. What trav­els at an al­most con­stant speed of 27,600 km/h but can never get any closer to you than about 408 kilo­me­tres?

8. The US Lock­heed Martin F-22 and F-35, the Rus­sian Sukhoi Su-57 and the Chi­nese Chengdu J-20 are all ex­am­ples of 5th gen­er­a­tion what?

9. Found in South-East Asia, is the bearcat, or bin­tur­ong (see picture), a bear or a cat?

10. Which kind of gen­er­a­tor tech­nol­ogy pro­duces over 60% of Canada’s elec­tric­ity?

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