Are you a science trivia buff? See if you know these fun factoids!

#1. What is another name for the mānuka plant?

The tea tree is called mānuka in New Zealand. Its scientific name is Leptospermum scoparium.

#2. Which of the following was not a species of early human?

Homo homini lupus is a Latin phrase that loosely translates to ‘people are like wolves to other people’.

#3. What kind of scientists would be most interested in humus?

Humus is the dark, broken down organic matter that is found in soil.

#4. What type of star is the most common in our galaxy?

Red dwarfs make up about three quarters of all the stars in the Milky Way.

#5. How much does one litre of granite rock weigh?

Granite is almost three times denser than water.

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Oh no! better brush up before the next quiz!


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