Weekly Quiz 8

What is a single strand of spaghetti called?

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Spaghetti is the plural for spaghetto, an Italian word derived from spago, meaning ‘thin string’.

What river runs through Paris?

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The Seine River flows 777 kilometres through France from Northeast France, near Dijon, to the English Channel.

What is the longest recorded time a person has had hiccups for?

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Charles Osborne (1894-1991) had the hiccups non-stop for approximately 68 years, from 1922 to June 5th, 1990. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this is the longest bout of the hiccups ever recorded. His hiccups first started in 1922 while weighing a hog for slaughter.

What year was William Shakespeare born?

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William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England in April 1564. He also died in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1616.

What five letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

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Short + 2 letters (e + r) = Shorter

What percentage of the River Nile is in Egypt?

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The River Nile is the longest river in the world at approximately 6.670 kilometres (4,160 miles) in length. Whilst it is generally associated with Egypt, only 22% of the Nile flows through Egypt.

Laid end to end, an adult's blood vessels could circle Earth's equator how many times?

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Adults blood vessels, arteries, veins and capillaries stretch to about 100,000 miles. If you took all the blood vessels out of an average child they would wrap around the world up to 2.5 times with them stretching over 60,000 miles.

A calorie is defined as the amount of energy needed to what?

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Everything we consume has a calorie count, a measure of how much energy it stores in its chemical bonds. You can read more about calories in the following blog by our in-house experts: Calories: Who's Counting?

What percentage of the world’s population has green eyes?

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Approximately 79% of the world’s population have brown eyes, 8-10% have blue eyes, 5% have amber or hazel eyes and only 2% have green eyes.

What year was sliced bread invented?

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The first automatically sliced loaves were produced in 1928 using a machine designed by Otto Frederick Rohwedder, a jeweller.

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