TRIVIAL Waste of Time

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  1. The Great Salt Lake and Death Vally lie within what geographical region?
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  2. What year did meterologists start giving names to hurricanes?
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  3. What ancient Greek mathemetician is called the father of geometry?
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  4. What color are mosquitos most attracted to?
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  5. On what ship did Charles Darwin voyage through the Pacific?
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  6. What does anemometer measure?
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  7. What invention's patent has proved to be the most valuable?
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  8. What is the only thing that Koala bears eat?
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  9. What did John Hyatt invent when he mixed cotton, nitric acid, and camphor?
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  10. What does the acronym UNIVAC stand for?
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  11. What bird can run the fastest?
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  12. How many sides does a snowflake have?
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  13. What is the layer of the atmosphere closest to the earth's surface called?
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  14. Is there any scientific evidence that chicken soup is a good treatment for fighting the common cold?
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  15. From what country is the Nobel Prize awarded?
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  16. Name the two moons of Mars.
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  17. Does a compass point to true north or magnetic North?
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  18. What is the outermost layer of the earth's atmosphere called?
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  19. How many moons does the planet Venus have?
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  20. What is the value of Pi to 7 decimal places?
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  21. What is the speed of light (in English units)?
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  22. What period came between the Paleolithic and the Neolithic?
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  23. What does a barometer measure?
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  24. What name is given to the large circle of neolithic stones in southern England?
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  25. What do the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas secrete?
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  26. What is the southern hemisphere equivalent of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)?
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  27. What is the life span of a house fly?
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  28. What does a lepidopterist study?
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  29. What does a pedometer measure?
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  30. What is the chemical symbol for Gold?
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  31. How many nautical miles are there in one degree of longitude?
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  32. How many sides does a cube have? A tetrahedron?
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  33. What is the most plentiful element in the universe?
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  34. What fish is always hungry?
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  35. What is acetylsalicylic acid?
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  36. What constellation includes Polaris, the North Star?
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  37. What color is produced by complete absorption of light rays?
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  38. What does IQ stand for?
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  39. What planet travels arount the sun once every 248 years?
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  40. What season begins with the Vernal Equinox?
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  41. Which mosquito bite draws blood, the male or female?
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  42. What planet is closest to the Earth in terms of size and mass?
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  43. What is a dactylogram?
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  44. What yellow fossilized resin was used as jewelry by the Greeks and Romans?
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  45. What is the largest organ in the human body?
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  46. What is the outermost layer of skin called?
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  47. What weighs 6.6 quadrillion tons?
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  48. How many chambers are there in a human heart?
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  49. What is quicksilver?
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  50. Which gets more sunlight, the North or the South pole?
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  51. How many feet in a mile? (a terrestrial, not a nautical mile)
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  52. What will a banana do after it is picked that a pineapple won't?
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  53. What is the smallest mammal?
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  54. What is the brightest star in the night sky?
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  55. What is the only mammal that can't jump?
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  56. What human organ contains the smallest bones?
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  57. In what month of the year is the Earth closest to the sun?
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  58. How many tentacles does a squid have?
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  59. What four tastes can the human tongue distinguish?
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  60. What color is the jem amethyst?
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  61. What african animal kills the most people?
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  62. What is the chemical symbol for Iron?
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  63. What endangered animal, native to China, is the symbol for the World Wildlife Fund?
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  64. What turns blue litmus paper red?
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  65. What is the only even prime number?
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  66. What is the world's smallest bird?
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  67. What are the two kinds of blood cells in vertibrates?
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  68. What is the only mammal with four knees?
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  69. What desert has the highest sand dunes?
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  70. What molecule did James Watson and Francis Crick determine the structure of, in 1944?
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  71. What bird lays the largest egg?
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  72. What are the four human blood types?
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  73. What country has the most tornados?
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  74. What is the world's largest sapphire?
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  75. What is the fastest land mammal?
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  76. What is the only native North American marsupial?
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  77. What color is chlorophyll?
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  78. What planet is the brightest as seen from earth?
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  79. What nuclear process takes place in an atomic bomb?
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  80. Which has the larger ears, and African or an Indian elephant?
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