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Are you ready for the 2022 megaquiz?

By , 5 January 2022

Time for some super science trivia! This quiz has a selection from all the trivia questions we wrote in 2021. And if you’re hankering for more, you can get a new set of questions by reloading this web page!


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#1. The explosive chemical nitroglycerin is also used to treat heart problems.

Nitroglycerin is used to treat angina, a painful condition that happens when the heart doesn’t get enough blood flow.

#2. Which of the following tardigrade facts is false?

Some tardigrades can survive at temperatures of 150° C, but lava is much hotter, around 700° C–1,200° C.

#3. Over millions of years, crude oil can form from algae, bacteria and which of these other sources?

Crude oil forms from algae, bacteria and sea creatures that sink to the seafloor and are fossilised.

#4. How long does it take Mars to orbit the Sun?

It takes 687 Earth days for Mars to orbit the Sun.

#5. What element is coal mostly made of?

Coal is mostly made of carbon, which is why it releases lots of carbon dioxide when it’s burned.

#6. What is NASA’s InSight lander currently measuring?

Since InSight landed on Mars in 2018, it has measured more than 500 marsquakes!

#7. Who was the first person to leave their spacecraft while still in space?

Alexei Leonov was the first person to leave their spacecraft while in space, completing the first spacewalk in 1965.

#8. What part of a plant is a cactus spine?

Cactus spines are actually highly modified leaves!

#9. Human blood is red because of iron. What metal makes octopus blood blue?

Octopus blood uses copper to transport oxygen.

#10. Felis catus is the scientific name for which invasive animal?

Felis catus is the scientific name for the cat.

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