Past Trivia

In case you missed it - the last 9 days of trivia

Question for June 18,2021

In a historic move, which one of the following countries has unanimously banned single use plastics in the food industry?
  • China
  • Ireland
  • Guinea
  • Chilecorrect answer

Chile's legislature has unanimously passed a plastic regulation law that will reduce the country's plastic waste by more than 23,000 tons every year! The new law targets single-use plastics in the food industry and introduces a certification for compostable plastics, among other things. Happy Good News Friday!

Question for June 17,2021

A ‘cub chamber’ is where baby _____ stay so they can be with their mothers.
  • Sea turtles
  • Dolphins
  • Polar bearscorrect answer
  • Alligators

Polar bears set up dens in the snow and ice for shelter and to give birth. Their cubs stay with their mother for up to 2 and a half years, living in what’s called a cub chamber (near the main chamber where their mom resides). Polar bear cubs also happen to be one of the cutest animals on the planet!

Question for June 16,2021

The most from any continent, there are _____ countries in Africa that border an ocean or sea?
  • 3
  • 39correct answer
  • 61
  • Nobody knows

There are 54 countries in Africa and 39 of them border the ocean or sea. The countries border the following bodies of water: The Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Question for June 15,2021

Most sponges and scour pads are made of plastic and when you wash your dishes with them, they shed tiny fibres called…
  • Lint
  • Cellulose fibre
  • Rayon
  • Microplasticscorrect answer

Microplastics shed from your sponge or scour pad and end up in the ocean, where marine animals and eventually humans, consume them. Say goodbye to gross disposable sponges and hello to awesome plastic-free alternatives - including our new round kitchen scours made of coconut!

Question for June 14,2021

In psychology, the Big 5 Personality Traits can be remembered using the acronym of…
  • SEA
  • OCEANcorrect answer

The Big 5 Personality Traits breaks down personality into five components. When trying to remember what the traits are, it can be helpful to use the acronym OCEAN: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.

Question for June 13,2021

What is the name of the warm ocean current that crosses the Atlantic Ocean?
  • Western Australian Current
  • The Gulf Streamcorrect answer
  • California Current
  • Agua Caliente Channel

The Gulf Stream is one of Earth’s major climate-regulating ocean currents. This strong ocean current brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic Ocean and extends all the way up the eastern coast of the United States and Canada.

Question for June 12,2021

Which one of the following “ray” species has a poisonous barb in their tails to defend themselves if disturbed?
  • Electric ray
  • Guitarfish
  • Stingraycorrect answer
  • Giant manta ray

There are more than 600 species of marine rays and one of the most common is the stingray. Stingrays are not aggressive, but they have a poisonous barb in their tails to defend themselves if disturbed.

Question for June 11,2021

It’s Good News Friday! Which one of the following States has recently banned mini toiletry bottles from hotels?
  • South Carolina
  • Minnesota
  • New Yorkcorrect answer
  • Texas

The State of New York has passed legislation that will eliminate millions of single-use plastic toiletry bottles from hotels - eliminating over 27 million annually in New York City alone. They are the second state to pass this ban, after California. Happy Friday everyone!

Question for June 10,2021

What is the name of a ring-shaped island that encloses a lagoon?
  • Barrier reef
  • Atollcorrect answer
  • Fringe reef
  • Glacier

An atoll is a ring-shaped island that encloses a lagoon. Over eons, oceanic volcanoes sink back beneath the surface of the water leaving behind the barrier coral reefs that grew up around them and forming the atoll. Want to see what it looks like?

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