Quizzes

Bonus Quiz: Sunday 27th September 2020

Which superhero has an assistant called Robin?

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The idea of Robin came about when Batman creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger felt that the Dark Knight, who was originally conceived as a cross between Douglas Fairbanks and Sherlock Holmes, needed his own personal Watson. They turned to artist Jerry Robinson (who helped create the Joker) to come up with something awesome. After tossing around a laundry list of names, most of which were from classic myth (imagine Mercury, the Boy Wonder), Robinson struck on “Robin.” He was inspired by illustrated books he had read as a young boy by N.C. Wyeth called The Adventures of Robin Hood. Based off memory, he evoked those painted drawings when creating Robin's costume, influenced by the Prince of Thieves' medieval garb

What is the Māori word for song or chant?

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Which hotel can you check out anytime you like but you just can't never leave?

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"Hotel California" is arguably the Eagles' most iconic song. The hit tune was a billboard chart-topper; it sold over 16 million copies in the U.S. alone and was on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 19 weeks, peaking at No. 1. In 1978, the song won a Grammy award for Record of the Year. While there have been many theories that contemplate what the song represents, the Eagles' band members have revealed in multiple interviews that the true meaning behind "Hotel California" is a commentary on the hedonism and self-indulgence of America. “It’s basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America, which is something we knew a lot about,” Henley said in a 2002 interview .

In which region would you find Picton?

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The town is on the site of the Te Āti Awa settlement of Waitohi, which was established by migrants from Taranaki in the 1500’s. In March 1849 the site was bought from Te Āti Awa, who moved to neighbouring Waikawa Bay, still a Māori centre in 2014. A town was surveyed but most section buyers were speculative, anticipating a road between Waitohi and the Wairau. In 1859 the province of Marlborough was established. Governor Thomas Gore Browne renamed the town Picton, and named Mabel Island in Picton Harbour after his daughter.

Which is the height of Mt Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand

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Who is known as the world's fastest 100m sprinter?

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The current men's world record of 9.58 s is held by Usain Bolt set at the 2009 World Athletics Championships final in Berlin, Germany on 16 August 2009. Usain Bolt is a huge Manchester United fan. And he is very vocal about it. Back in 2012, Bolt said “If Alex Ferguson called me up and said: ‘OK let’s do this, come and have a trial,’ it would be impossible for me to say no. I would not take up the challenge if I didn’t think I was good enough. I am a very accomplished player and know I could make a difference.”

What is a Geiger Counter used to detect?

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Radiation surrounds us, detectable amounts occur naturally in soil, rocks, water, air, and vegetation. Exposure to high levels of ionising radiation can result in mutation, radiation sickness, cancer, and death but when used in medical applications it can be used to prolong life. On average, a person is exposed to about 3 millisieverts (mSv) of radiation per year, which is considered to be well within safe exposure levels. Radiation from medical imaging technology ranges from less than 1 mSv to about 20 mSv for certain computed tomography (CT) scans. Soon after the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, dozens of cleanup workers at the plant were exposed to radiation levels as high as 8,000 to 16,000 mSv, the equivalent of 80,000 to 160,000 chest X-rays. This led to at least 134 workers developing serious radiation sickness and caused 28 deaths.

What is the symbol for Chlorine on the periodic table of elements?

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Chlorine, element No. 17 on the Periodic Table of Elements, has multiple applications. It is used to sterilize drinking water and to disinfect swimming pools, and it is used in the manufacturing of a number of commonly used products, such as paper, textiles, medicines, paints and plastic, particularly PVC, according to the Royal Society of Chemistry. Moreover, chlorine is used in the development and manufacturing of materials used in products that make vehicles lighter, from seat cushions and seat covers to tire cords and bumpers, according to the American Chemistry Council.

According to The Rollingstone Magzine, Led Zeppelin's most famous song is

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“Whole Lotta Love” was accused of being based off of Willie Dixon’s “You Need Love” (performed by Muddy Waters) and the Small Faces’ “You Need Loving” only because, as Page once explained, Plant referenced the “You Need Love” lyrics in “Whole Lotta Love.” Dixon was given a co-songwriter credit after a 1985 lawsuit. Plant admitted in a 1990 interview that his lyrics weren’t original.

What does 'USB' is the USB drive stands for?

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M-Systems, an Israeli company, were granted a US patent on November 14, 2000, titled "Architecture for a [USB]-based Flash Disk", and crediting the invention to Amir Ban, Dov Moran and Oron Ogdan. Capacity isn’t the only thing to look for when deciding on which USB drive to purchase. Performance should be just as high on your list as the capacity itself. Many flash drives have the same capacity and different body style, but exactly how fast can the drive transfer information? Look for varying data transfer rates when determining your next flash drive purchase; higher the better.

Who was the second person to step on moon after Neil Armstrong?

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Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin was born to Edwin Eugene Aldrin Sr. and Marion Aldrin (née Moon). Yes, that’s right, Buzz Aldrin’s mother’s maiden name was Moon. Some call it coincidence and some call it destiny, and some would argue that they’re the same thing. Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon first during the 1969 Apollo 11 flight. He said something about “one small step,” but what were Buzz’s first words on the moon? “Beautiful view, magnificent desolation.”

What species of lizard is also known as "Jesus Christ Lizard" for its incredible ability to run on water?

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Although it seems like the Green Basilisk is somehow defying gravity, the trick here isn’t really a trick at. This lizard has long toes on their back feet and parts of the skin are fringed. The fringed skin unfolds in the water, expanding surface area. As the Green Basilisk quickly moves its legs, their feet are slapping the water, creating just enough of an air pocket to keep them from sinking and they can run across the water like this for about 15 feet. For a human to run on the water like the Green Basilisk Lizard, they would have to be able to run 65 miles per hour. Now you know the secret 🙂

Bonus Quiz: Sunday 27th September 2020
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