Science Trivia Questions and Answers
What was the first city to be leveled by a plutonium-based atomic
What Mercury astronaut had a pulse rate of 170 at lift-off-John
Glenn, Alan Shepard or Gus Grissom?
A: Gus Grissom.
What type of vessel was powered by a hand-cranked propeller when
first used in combat in 1176?
A: A submarine.
What radioactive element is extracted from carnotite and
What organ of a buffalo did Plains Indians use to make
A: The gallbladder.
What optical aids was nearsighted model Grace Robin the first to
show off in 1930?
A: Contact lenses.
What sticky sweetener was traditionally used as an antiseptic
ointment for cuts and burns?
What computer was introduced in 1984
Super Bowl ads?
A: The Macintosh.
What fat substitute got FDA approval for use in snack
despite reports of diarrhea and cramps?
What plant's meltdown was dubbed "Russian Roulette" by
nuclear power wags?
What is a single unit of quanta called?
A: A quantum.
What will fall off of the
Great Sphinx in 200 years due to
pollution and erosion, according to scholar Chikaosa Tanimoto?
A: It's head.
What was Friedrich Serturner the first to extract from opium and
use as a pain reliever?
What substance nets recyclers the most money?
What are you shopping for if you are sized up by a Brannock Device?
What animal travels at 25 mph under water but finds it easier to
toboggan on its belly on land?
A: The penguin.
What's the itchy skin condition tinea pedis better known as?
A: Athlete's foot.
What uncooked meat is a trichina worm most likely to make a home
How many of every 10 victims infected by the Ebola virus will die
in two days?
What butterfly-shaped gland is located just in front of the
A: The Thyroid.
What's short for "light amplification by stimulated emission
What weapon did German gunsmith August Kotter unload on the
A: The rifle.
What type of machine did 19-year-old French genius Blaise Pascal
invent to help his dad do taxes in 1642?
A: An adding machine.
What do leukemia sufferers have too many of?
A: White blood cells, or leukocytes.
What Benjamin Holt invention was good news to farmers in 1900?
A: The tractor.