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Science Trivia 10 December

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  1. What famous sequence of numbers can be used to convert miles into kilometers?
  2. Fibonacci
  3.  
  4. What mathematical expression defines pi?
  5. C / D (Circumference / Diameter)
  6.  
  7. Who are the two people credited for inventing Calculus?
  8. Newton and Leibniz
  9.  
  10. What is the more common term for the Einstein-Rosen bridge that has fascinated implications for time travel?
  11. Wormhole
  12.  
  13. Which element has the highest melting point?
  14. Tungsten
  15.  
  16. What is the lightest organ in humans?
  17. Lung
  18.  
  19. How many elements occur naturally on Earth?  How many are only produced synthetically?
  20. 98, 20
  21.  
  22. Which elements are liquid at room temperature?
  23. Mercury, Bromine
  24.  
  25. Renal calculus is not a branch of mathematics but a fancy name for what painful addiction?
  26. Kidney stones
  27.  
  28. Which animal can live the longest without water?
  29. Giraffe
  30.  
  31. Which physicist proved that the universe was not infinite by showing that if it were, the sky would be as bright as the sun in every direction?
  32. Heinrich Olbers
  33.  
  34. What namesake thought experiment intended to demonstrate the limitation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics features a malevolent creature opening doors in a chamber?
  35. Maxwell's Demon
  36.  
  37. Who was theman credited first for proving that there are an infinite number of prime numbers?
  38. Euclid
  39.  
  40. Prove the infinitude of primes.
  41. Multiply all the prime numbers and add one.
  42.  
  43. By which process can a liquid or gas be cooled below its freezing point without it being frozen?
  44. Supercooling
  45.  
  46. Where is the tympanic membrane found?
  47. The ear
  48.  
  49. What SI unit measures electrical resistance?
  50. Ohms
  51.  
  52. At what temperature are Fahrenheit and Celsius equal?
  53. -40 degrees
  54.  
  55. What is the compound that makes chili peppers hot and what scale measures the potency of said peppers?
  56. Capsaicin, Scoville
  57.  
  58. What unusual prize ceremony closes with "If you didn't win a prize - and especially if you did - better luck next year?"
  59. Ig Nobel prize
  60.  
  61. Where would you find the macula in your body?
  62. The eye
  63.  
  64. How much energy is retained through each trophic level?
  65. 10%
  66.  
  67. What is the chemical formula for bleach?
  68. NaClO
  69.  
  70. Which salt of a naturally occurring amino acid is infamous for its supposed negative effects and use in a particular Eastern cuisine?
  71. MSG (monosodium glutamate)
  72.  
  73. What property describes the manner in which order in a closed system turns to disorder?
  74. Entropy
  75.  
  76. What law describes the nature of the reaction between electric circuits and magnetic fields?
  77. Faraday's Law
  78.  
  79. How are Sunflowers and the Golden ratio related?
  80. Sunflower seeds spiral at an angle equal to the golden ratio
  81.  
  82. What is the 4th perfect number (a number that is the product of its divisors)?
  83. 8128
  84.  
  85. What is the name of the geometric object generated by y = 1/x, for x>= 1, that has a finite volume but infinite surface area?
  86. Gabriel's Horn
  87.  
  88. Who proved that there are no positive integers x, y, and z greater than 2 such that x^n + y^n = z^n
  89. Andrew Wiles
  90.  
  91. A system of linear equations that has the same number of equations and variables can be solved using which special rule?
  92. Cramer's
  93.  
  94. What law states that work and heat are both forms of energy transfer?
  95. First Law of Thermodynamics
  96.  
  97. How many valence electrons does the element radon have?
  98. 8
  99.  
  100. What is the curve on the surface of a substance that is produced in response to the surface of the container it is present in?
  101. Meniscus
  102.  
  103. What are the stages of Mitosis?
  104. Prophase, prometaphase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, cytokinesis
  105.  
  106. The only penguin species that lives north ofthe equator are found on and named for what islands?
  107. Galapagos
  108.  
  109. How many bones do humans have as children and adults, respectively?  Please write in the form "children X, adults Y"
  110. children 300, adults 206
  111.  
  112. Which planet is the hottest in our solar system?
  113. Venus
  114.  
  115. What condition renders the individual completely conscious but completely paralyzed - save for their eyeballs?
  116. Locked-in syndrome
  117.  
  118. What is the common name for Hansen's disease?
  119. Leprosy
  120.  
  121. What is the electromagnetic spectrum, in order from shortest to longest waves?
  122. Gamma, X-Ray, Ultraviolet, Visible, Infrared, Micro, Radio
  123.  
  124. What is the common name given to a mixture of three parts of concentrated hydrochloric acid and one part concentrated nitric acid?
  125. Aqua regia
  126.  
  127. What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?
  128. 42
  129.  
  130. What's the name of a prime number that can be written in the form 2^p - 1?
  131. Mersenne prime
  132.  
  133. What is the lightest element without any stable isotopes?
  134. Technetium
  135.  
  136. What is the only type of rock to float on water?
  137. Pumice
  138.  
  139. How much Force power can Yoda output, ignoring the prequel movies?
  140. 19.2 kW