PAST TRIVIA

Question for January 25,2020

The _____ Wave is an 1850 painting by the Russian-Armenian painter Ivan Aivazovsky.
  • Blue
  • Mystic
  • Big
  • Ninthcorrect answer

The Ninth Wave is known as Ivan Aivazovsky's most famous work. The title refers to an old sailing expression - when a wave of incredible size comes after a succession of other waves. 

Question for January 24,2020

True or false? Polar oceans are too cold to be home to animals.
  • True
  • Falsecorrect answer

The waters in the Arctic and Antarctic are icy cold, but many animals, such as the harp seal, are adapted to the ecosystem. This is why ocean animals at the poles move slowly to conserve energy. 

Question for January 23,2020

What country is phasing out single-use plastics, starting with plastic bag bans in all major cities by the end of 2020?
  • United States
  • Chinacorrect answer
  • Vietnam
  • Kenya

China is stepping up restrictions on the production, sale, and use of single-use plastic products, beginning with banning plastic bags in all major cities by the end of the year! 

Question for January 22,2020

What animal is responsible for the Great Barrier Reef's existence?
  • Coralcorrect answer
  • Clownfish
  • Conchs
  • Sharks

The Great Barrier Reef, which is really a complex of over 2,000 reefs, is made of coral. Many people believe coral to be a plant, but it's actually an animal! 

Question for January 21,2020

The EPA estimated that _____ disposable razors and blades get tossed every year in the US alone!
  • 10 million
  • 2 billioncorrect answer
  • 500,000
  • Who knows?

An astonishing 2 billion disposable razors and blades get thrown out every year in the US alone. Luckily, there are great alternatives to help 'shave down plastic waste' that will last you a lifetime! 

Question for January 20,2020

On average, plastic bags are used for just _____ before being discarded.
  • 30 seconds
  • 12 minutescorrect answer
  • 5 hours
  • 7 days

Nearly 1/2 of all plastic is used just once… and on average, plastic bags are used for only 12 minutes before they’re discarded.

Question for January 19,2020

What do baleen whales lack that other whales have?
  • Eyes
  • Blowholes
  • Teethcorrect answer
  • Blubber

Instead of pearly whites, baleen whales have plates with coarse broomlike bristles - sort of like a mustache instead of teeth. 

Question for January 18,2020

Of the four main surfboard types, which is traditionally the shortest?
  • Fishcorrect answer
  • The Malibu
  • Shortboard
  • Mini-mal

The fish is traditionally the shortest surfboard type at a length of about 5'5". The Malibu, Shortboard, and mini-mal, are all names of other surfboards - with the Malibu (or longboard) being the longest.

Question for January 17,2020

Most people think that turtles are slow, but green sea turtles can actually swim _____ miles an hour when they're in a hurry.
  • 20correct answer
  • 3
  • 100
  • I still think turtles are slow

You might think they're slow but green sea turtles can swim 20 miles an hour when they're in a hurry - three times faster than Michael Phelps, the world's fastest swimmer!