Weekly Quiz 19

Thermal scanners can identify all individuals that are infected with COVID-19. True or False?

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An old man was looking at a photograph of a young man. Somebody asked him who it was. The man’s answer was the following: “Brothers and sisters, I have none. But that man’s father is my father’s son.” Who was in the photograph?

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The old man's father's son is himself. Therefore, he is the father of the man in the photograph.

What country consumes the most rice?

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China is also the world’s largest producer of the grain.

What medical condition is experienced by a person with hypotension?

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Not to be confused with hypertension, which is high blood pressure.

What year was the song ‘My Heart Will Go On’ from Titanic released?

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The song, sung by Celine Dion, was number one around the world when it was released. It won an Academy Award, two Grammys and a Golden Globe.

During which war was Mata Hari executed?

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She was found guilty of spying for Germany and causing the deaths of 50,000 soldiers.

What company released the first commercial mobile phone?

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The Motorola DynaTAC was released in 1983 and weighed almost a kilo.

Where is the Time Ball on Flamsteed House at the Royal Observatory located?

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The bright red time ball on top of Flamsteed House was first used in 1833. Each day at 12:55pm the ball raises halfway up the mast, at 12:58pm it rises to the top and at 1:00pm it drops and provides a signal to anyone looking. It was one of the world’s earliest time signals and was used to show the time to ships on the Thames.

How many motorbikes compete in a speedway race?

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Speedway involves 4 motorcycles competing in 4 anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit. The bikes are stripped to the bare essentials, with minimal suspension, no transmission, one speed and no brakes.

Which US literature award did Dr. Seuss win?

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He won two Academy Awards. The first was in 1947 for Best Documentary Feature for “Design for Death”. The second was in 1951 for Best Short Film (animated) for “Gerald McBoing-Boing”.

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

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