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Daily Quiz: Friday 30th October 2020

In which country did Halloween originate?

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Halloween has its roots in the ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on the night of October 31. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, believed that the dead returned to earth on Samhain.

In which language does 'sam' mean the number 'three'?

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Which of these letters is not a vowel?

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Which phobia means you have an intense fear of Halloween?

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Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween or the fear of the festival of the dead. The term Samhainophobia originates from 'Samhuin' meaning summer's end. The Samhain festival was celebrated by the Celts for marking the transition between summer and winter.

The human brain communicates with the rest of the body through networks of what?

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Nerves propagate signals throughout the body, sending and receiving information. They don't work alone, however. Hormone signals and other chemical messages compliment the electrical information surging through your body.

What were originally used as the first Jack-o'-Lanterns?

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Originating in Ireland, people would hollow out turnips and place a lump of coal in it as a type of lantern and set it at their door as a guide for poor "Jack." Jack, legend has it, tricked the devil and wasn't allowed into heaven or hell, so he was cursed to wander the earth forever in the in-between. The Irish then brought this tradition to America and found that pumpkins were a far better alternative to the turnip, thus instilling an American fall tradition.

According to the Big Bang Theory, how did the universe began?

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The Big Bang was the moment 13.8 billion years ago when the universe began as a tiny, dense, fireball that exploded. ... Over billions of years, gravity caused gas and dust to form galaxies, stars , planets, and more. The matter that spread out from the Big Bang developed into everything in the universe, including you.

How heavy was the world's largest pumpkin?

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Worldwide, the Guinness World Record for Heaviest Pumpkin is held by Mathias Willemijns from Belgium and his 1190.49 kg pumpkin.

Which star doesn't appear to move through the sky over the course of a year?

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The North Star is so named not because it is the brightest star in the sky, but because its position in the night sky doesn't appear to change. This is because it's almost perfectly aligned with the Earth's axis of rotation!

What does the old English word β€œHallow” mean?

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To hallow is "to make holy or sacred, to sanctify or consecrate, to venerate". ... The adjective form hallowed, as used in The Lord's Prayer, means holy, consecrated, sacred, or revered. The noun form hallow, as used in Hallowtide, is a synonym of the word saint.

Daily Quiz: Friday 30th October 2020
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