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Factoids Quiz 1

Trivial facts you never knew you could live without! 10 Questions.

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What is a major factor in the determination of a sea turtle's sex?

  • Salinity of the sand surrounding the nest
  • Temperature in the nest
  • Distance of the nest from the sea
  • Depth of the nest in the sand

Question 2 Photo

The saliva of which bat has been responsible for many advances in research into stroke recovery?

  • Fruit
  • Pipistrelle
  • Vampire
  • Horseshoe

Question 3 Photo

The 'Showboat' hotel in Las Vegas contains the world's biggest what?

  • Bowling alley
  • Bar
  • Casino
  • Dance hall

Question 4 Photo

In which country would you find a church with a chandelier made of human bones?

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Czechhoslovakia
  • Peru
  • Austria

Question 5 Photo

What modern product was once used in the 1930s as a medicine by Dr. Miles, in the United States, and sold as "Compound Extract of Tomato"?

  • Tomato Puree
  • Tomato Soup
  • Tomato Chutney
  • Tomato Ketchup

Question 6 Photo

Why did the UK's Gloucestershire airport play Tina Turner songs on its runways?

  • To scare the birds
  • To entertain pilots
  • To welcome Tina on a visit
  • To entertain passengers while taxiing to the terminal

Question 7 Photo

The reserves of which army were used as extras in the movie "Braveheart"?

  • Scottish
  • Welsh
  • Irish
  • English

Question 8 Photo

Which bird has the longest migration of any bird, flying from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back, a distance of 20,000 miles per year?

  • Barnacle Goose
  • Great Shearwater
  • Arctic Tern
  • Black Guillemot

Question 9 Photo

From which country did the USA purchase Florida for the cancellation of a 5 million US dollar debt?

  • Portugal
  • England
  • France
  • Spain

Question 10 Photo

Which famous silent movie star entered a look-a-like contest of himself, and lost?

  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Ben Turpin
  • Harold Lloyd
  • Oliver Hardy