Weekly Quiz 14

What is the common word for ‘a sequence of actions regularly followed’?

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Routines are automated behaviours that engrain habitual change in our lives. You can read more about routine in our blog by our in-house experts: ‘Rituals create results; The importance of routine.

Which artist sang “Danger Zone” from the movie Top Gun?

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The song was once described as ‘the most effective recruiting poster ever produced’ by the US Navy. The Top Gun soundtrack went platinum 9 times and was Number 1 on the Billboard charts for 5 consecutive weeks in 1986.

How old was King Tutankhamun when he became Pharaoh?

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As he was so young, he had a number of advisors, including Grand Vizier Ay who became his successor.

What nationality is tennis player, Novak Djokovic?

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Novak Djokovic has won 17 Grand Slam titles and by winning the 2016 French Open, he became the 8th player to ever win a Career Grand Slam and the 3rd to hold all 4 major titles at once.

Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday and Sunday?

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Yes, you can. You do not have to use weekday names, you can use yesterday, today and tomorrow.

What ancient system of measurement is still used to weigh precious metals?

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It was named after the French town Troyes and dates to the Middle Ages. One troy ounce is equal to 31.1034768 grams, according to the U.K. Royal Mint.

A broken heart can actually cause pain. True or False?

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A stressful event, like a break-up, can cause sudden chest pains. These pains are caused by a sudden rush of stress hormones. ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ can be treated and usually goes away within a couple of weeks.

What is the tiny plastic cover on a shoelace called?

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An aglet keeps the fibres of a shoelace or cord from unravelling and also makes it easier to feed through the lacing holes.

The Eiffel Tower was originally intended to be built in which city?

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The Eiffel Tower was originally supposed to be built in Barcelona, but the city rejected the plans as they thought the tower would look like an ‘eyesore’. Gustave Eiffel then found a home for his idea in Paris, where the tower served as the main archway for the 1889 International Exposition.

What is the largest organ in the human body?

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The liver is the largest internal organ however, the skin is the largest organ of the human body. It protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat and cold.

Are you happy with your knowledge of your body and wellness?

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