Here’s a bite-sized quiz for you to sink your teeth into! Time to use your noodle to answer these questions.

#1. True or false? Instant noodles have been eaten in space.

True. In 2005 Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi became the first person to eat instant noodles in space.

#2. Which of these space objects can cause spaghettification?

Near black holes the gravity is so powerful it can stretch objects into long, thin shapes – a bit like spaghetti!

#3. Which of these foods typically includes gluten?

Gluten acts like a type of ‘glue’ that holds food together, and it can be found in wheat, barley and rye. While rye bread tends to have a lower gluten content, it’s not gluten free. If you need to avoid gluten, always check food labels as it can be found in unexpected places.

#4. Some physicists study string theory, but what are the strings?

String theory replaces point-like particles with vibrating strings. It’s a theory that ties together all forces and matter.

#5. In the human stomach, is the fluid:

Gastric juice in the stomach is acidic to help break down food for digestion.

Was I right?


Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!



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