Mother Nature Trivia Questions and Answers
How many bacteria can be found in a typical cubic inch of garden soil--30 thousand, 30 million or 30 billion?
A: Thirty Billion.
What USA age group more than doubled in size between 1960 and 1990--under 25,
over 645 or over 85?
A: Over 85.
What biblical figure was California's 4,700-year-old bristlecone pine tree named
What insect does an isoopterpophobic homeowner fear?
A: The termite.
What deficiency disease did 19th-century scientists find could be avoided by
avoiding polished rice?
What animal travels at 25 mph under water but finds it easier to toboggan on its
belly on land?
A: The penguin.
What color are emu eggs?
What will fall off of the Great
Sphinx in 200 years due to pollution and
erosion, according to scholar Chikaosa Tanimoto?
A: Its head.
What single-seeded drupe was the first fruit munched on the moon?
A: The peach.
What disorder's name is derived from the Greek for "without appetite"?
What creature's name was derived from French words meaning "spiny
A: The porcupine's.
What type of leaves were botanists shocked to find in the stuffing inside the
mummified remains of Pharaoh Ramses II?
A: Tobacco leaves.
What distant planet circles the sun every 84 years?
What creature's fossilized leg bone did John Horner discover red
blood cells in,
A: A Tyrannosaurus rex's.
What are there 88 of in the night sky, according to the international
What nationally-observed day in the U.S. marks winter's midpoint?
A: Groundhog Day.
What tree family includes the largest and fastest-growing living thing on Earth?
A: The Sequoia.
What is the common name for the class Aves, which consists of over 8,500 living
What can clear mucus from sinus passages faster than any other hot beverage,
according to a 1978 Mount Sinai Medical Center study?
A: Chicken soup.
What's the most intelligent mammal after man?
A: The Chimpanzee.
What flatulent New Zealand creatures did geophysicist David Lowe say were
contributing to the gradual warming of Earth's atmosphere?
How many parents are required in order to reproduce by parthenogenesis?
What long-beaked bird needs 1,600 blossoms to get its daily diet of nectar?
A The hummingbird.
What nation is prowled by 60 percent of the world's tigers?
What sea mammal's upper lip moves much like the
trunk of an elephant?
A: The manatee's.
What type of glands are missing in pigs, who must wallow in mud to beat the
A: Sweat glands.
What's the top apple-producing state in the U.S.?
What bulb has been dubbed "the stinking rose"?
What now extinct fowl was originally named "disgusting bird" by its Dutch
What creature has 98.4 percent of its DNA n common with humans?
A: The Chimpanzee.
What constellation must you aim a telescope at to view the Crab nebula?