Weekly Quiz 4

What colour is the centre of an archery target?

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Starting from the outermost ring, ring 1 and 2 are white, 3 and 4 are black, 5 and 6 are blue, 7 and 8 are red and 9, 10 and inner 10 are yellow.

Which invention was patented first?

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The rubber band was invented in 1845 by Steven Perry to hold papers and envelopes together. It was patented on March 17, 1845. Chewing gum was patented by William Finley Semple in 1869 and the cash register was patented by James Ritty in 1879.

What is the longest period of time someone has lived with an artificial heart?

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Stan Larkin, a 25-year-old male went 555 days without an organ in his chest. While waiting for a transplant he relied on a backpack as a power source for an artificial heart that used air pressure to pump his blood throughout his body, giving him life. A very rare miracle.

Who owns the land of Antarctica?

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No one officially owns Antarctica, however, the Antarctic Treaty System regulates international relations regarding Antarctica. The Antarctic Treaty System was signed by 12 nations (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA and USSR) in Washington on the 1st December 1959.

What is the name of the blood cells that help your blood clot?

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Platelets, also known as thrombocytes, main function is to react to bleeding by clumping, to create a blood clot.

Which of these is NOT a method to measure body composition?

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Your average bathroom scales will provide you with your weight but not your body composition. You can read more about body composition in the following blog by our in-house experts: Slugs, snails and puppy dog tails? Or sugar, spice and all things nice? What are you made of?

In what century was the Black Death?

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The Black Death spread across Europe between 1346 and 1351, killing 25-50 million people.

What is special about the number 8,549,176,320?

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Has all numbers from 0 to 9 in alphabetical order: Eight, Five, Four, Nine, One, Seven, Six, Three, Two and Zero.

What is the book most often stolen from public libraries?

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The Guinness Book of World Records actually holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

What colours are the five Olympic Rings?

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A white background with the 5 interlinking rings of red, blue, black, yellow and green represent the 5 inhabited continents of the world, while the 6 colours are those that appear on all national flags of the world.

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