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All sorts – a quick quiz

By David, 11 March 2020 Quiz

From the beginning of the universe to your dinner plate, explore all sorts of science trivia in this quiz.

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#1. How long ago was the Big Bang?

The Big Bang was about 14 billion years ago.

#2. Which element has the symbol Hg?

Mercury (Hg) was once called hydrargyrum, which comes from the Greek words for water and silver.

#3. CSIRO has a robot called Starbug, which was once lost and found on Moreton Island. What kind of robot is it?

Starbug is a submarine, often used for ecological surveys of rivers, lakes and coral reefs.

#4. Which of the following would you not find in human blood?

Even in veins that look blue, the blood is still red. Veins that look blue to the eye do so because of the way light travels through skin, and the way our eyes perceive that light.

#5. Which common vegetable comes from the plant Brassica oleracea?

Brassica oleracea has been selectively bred to grow lots of different vegetables, including cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli and kai-lan.

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