Weekly Quiz 20

What year was Apple Inc. founded?

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Apple Inc. was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976. It was originally named Apple Computer Company (1976 - 1977), then Apple Computer, Inc (1977 - 2007), then finally Apple Inc. The corporate headquarters, Apple Park, is located at 1 Apple Park Way, Cupertino, California, USA.

A firefighter stood on the middle rung of a ladder, spraying water on a burning house. He then climbed up 6 rungs before the heat of the flames caused him to climb down 10 rungs. After some minutes, he was able to climb 18 rungs to the very top of the ladder. How many rungs did the ladder have?

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The firefighter starts on the middle rung = M. He then climbs up 6 = M+6. He then moves down 10 = M-4. He then moves up 18 to the top = M+14. So 14 rungs from the middle to the top, 14 rungs from the middle to the bottom and the middle rung = 14+14+1 = 29 rungs.

Who is the only Formula 1 driver to have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Indianapolis 500 and Formula 1 World Championship?

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Graham Hill won the 24 Hours of Lemans in 1972, Indianapolis 500 in 1966 and Formula 1 World Champioship in 1962 and 1968.

What is hyperopia also known as?

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Hyperopia affects about a quarter of the population. People with hyperopia can see distant objects very well, but have difficulty focusing on objects that are up close.

What does GRACE stand for in relation to NASA?

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GRACE was a joint mission between NASA and the German Aerospace Center. The mission consisted of two spacecraft flying around Earth, in tandem, to study changes in water, ice sheets and solid Earth.

What do the addresses Adelaide Avenue, Downing Street and Tinakori Road have in common?

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The Prime Minister of Australia lives at 5 Adelaide Avenue, the Prime Minister of Britain lives at 10 Downing Street and the Prime Minister of New Zealand lives at 260 Tinakori Road.

In what year was the World Cup held in the United States?

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The United States hosted the 1994 World Cup, in which Brazil won.

The Big Banana is located where in Australia?

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The Big Banana is Australia’s most iconic ‘Big Thing’. The Big Banana Fun Park is the biggest water park between Sydney and the Gold Coast and is set amongst a banana plantation.

The youngest person to have open-heart surgery was how old when the surgery was performed?

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Just one minute after she was born, Chanel Murrish underwent open-heart surgery. She had a one in three million condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, meaning she had half a heart.

What is the major fault line that runs through California?

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The San Andreas Fault runs approximately 1,200 kilometres through California. It is the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate.

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