Weekly Quiz 5

Do your arteries carry oxygenated or de-oxygenated blood?

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Your arteries carry the oxygenated blood from your heart around your body. Your veins then carry the de-oxygenated blood back to the heart.

What was the name of the Apollo 13 astronaut that contacted Mission Control with the words, ‘Houston, we have a problem’?

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The words actually spoken were "Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here" as the astronauts communicated their discovery of the explosion that crippled their spacecraft.

How many permanent rivers are there in Saudi Arabia?

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Saudi Arabia does not have any permanent rivers, but has multiple riverbeds that are permanently or intermittently dry.

Goldfish have a memory of 3 seconds. True or false?

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Goldfish can recall information for up to 5 months.

What number is oxygen on the Periodic Table?

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Found at number 8 on the Periodic Table, this tasteless, colourless and odourless gas is the essence of our life and as far as we know, Earth is the only planet that has this element within its atmosphere. You can read more about oxygen in the following blog by our in-house experts: “2 O’s make it right and help us stay alive.”

In cricket, how many matches generally make up the Ashes Test Series?

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The Ashes Test Series is generally made up of 5 matches and is hosted in turn by England and Australia at least once every 2 years. There have been 71 Ashes Series, Australia have won 33, England have won 31 and there have been 6 drawn series.

Where would you find your oesophagus?

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The oesophagus (ee·so·fuh·guhs) is muscular tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach when you swallow.

What was the first city to reach a population of 1 million?

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Rome was the first city known to man to reach a population of 1 million in 133 BC. London reached 1 million in 1810 and New York in 1875.

A sundial has the fewest moving parts of any timepiece. Which has the most?

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An hourglass contains thousands of pieces of sand that pour from one side to the other at a constant rate.

What sport are the terms 'stale fish' and 'mule kick' used?

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A stale fish involves the back hand grabbing the heel edge of the board between the feet, around the outside of the knee and a mule kick is often called a Toyota air as it is similar to the Toyota 'Oh What A Feeling' ad.

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