Saturday, April 13, 2013

Trivia Quiz

1. What is the fastest moving mammal native to North America?

2. Which element is the best conductor of both electricity and heat?

3. Which capital city is the highest in the world?

4. What vitamin C–rich vegetable did miners pay for with gold during the 1897 Alaskan Klondike Gold Rush?

Answers below.

1. The pronghorn (aka pronghorn antelope), which has been recorded running up to 53 miles an hour.

2. Silver.

3. La Paz, Bolivia, at 11,913 feet above sea level.

4. Potatoes, which they hoped would prevent scurvy.


Always On Watch said...

Until I checked the answers, I was sure that I knew the answer to Question 2. I was so sure that the answer was gold.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Thanks Mr Dude! I got them all wrong.

Ducky's here said...
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Ducky's here said...

Isn't gold the answer to 2?

Got 1 and 3 although from a different point of view the answer to 3 might be Los Angeles.

Four is interesting.

Mr. AOW said...

The questions come from my trivia-fact-for-the-day calendar.

I thought that the best conductor was gold, too!

But I found this online: "The best conductor of electricity is silver, though gold is used more often because it does not oxidize. But of course, copper, silver, and gold are all very close in conductivity. The best conductor of heat is Helium (in its Helium II liquid state), which can conduct heat better than diamond or silver.

It should be noted that at temperatures approaching absolute zero the metal lead becomes a superconductor, giving zero resistance to the flow of electricity."

Kid said...

My answers before I clicked read more.

1. A welfare recipient on Friday and Tax Refund day.

2. Aluminum

3. San Francisco.

4. Prostitutes.