PAST TRIVIA

Question for May 28,2020

True or False: The Mediterranean Sea used to be dry.
  • Truecorrect answer
  • False

The Mediterranean used to be a dry basin until some 5 million years ago during the Zanclean flood—in which water from the Atlantic poured through the Strait of Gibraltar and filled the basin.

Question for May 27,2020

It’s National ______ Day! (Hint… you especially need this when spending summer days at the beach)
  • Tamborine
  • Popsicle
  • Sunscreencorrect answer
  • Bikini

It’s National Sunscreen Day! Sunlight reflection off the ocean and sandy beaches increases UV radiation by 50%… which can lead to quick and painful sunburns. Fortunately, we have an awesome sunscreen with all organic ingredients and not in plastic!

Question for May 25,2020

Tsunamis are giant waves caused by seismic events and can move at _____ miles per hour.
  • 50
  • 180
  • 500correct answer
  • 1,200

Caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions under the sea, tsunamis can travel up to speeds of 500 miles per hour.

Question for May 25,2020

The longest mountain range above water is the Andes, which is about 4,300 miles long. The Mid-Oceanic Ridge is ______ times longer than the Andes…
  • 2
  • 6
  • 10correct answer
  • 50

The Mid-Oceanic Ridge snakes between all continents and is about 40,390 miles long, making it 10 times longer than the Andes!

Question for May 24,2020

The largest blue whale ever measured by scientists was _____ feet long!
  • 18
  • 55
  • 110correct answer
  • 300

Not only is the blue whale the largest whale living today, the blue whale is the largest creature ever to have lived on Earth. The longest recorded was 110 feet long, about as long as two yellow school buses parked end to end.

Question for May 23,2020

True or False: In some places, water at the bottom of the ocean is incredibly hot.
  • Truecorrect answer
  • False

In the deepest parts of the ocean, the water temperature may only be 35º to 39º Fahrenheit. However, in some places, water coming out of hydrothermal vents in the seafloor can be up to 750º Fahrenheit!

Question for May 22,2020

How many gallons of water can a large iceberg from Antarctica contain?
  • 200,000
  • 5 million
  • 20 billioncorrect answer
  • Who knows?

A large iceberg from Antarctica can contain more than 20 billion gallons of water, which could conceivably supply one million people with drinking water for five years.

Question for May 21,2020

_____ pounds of elastic are discarded into landfills daily in the United States…
  • 20,000correct answer
  • 5,000
  • 900
  • 35

With 20,000 pounds of elastic discarded daily into landfills in the U.S., it’s important to eliminate our elastic usage where we can. Such as by ditching the conventional hair ties and opting for the biodegradable option…

Question for May 20,2020

Sharks can weigh up to 5,000 pounds! Which body part most helps them avoid sinking?
  • Heart
  • Bladder
  • Livercorrect answer
  • Kidney

A shark's liver can help it avoid sinking. Sharks have very large livers that contain oil - that oil is lighter than water and gives sharks the ability to float.