What was the first city to be leveled by a plutonium-based atomic
What high-level computer language was named after a French
mathematician and philosopher?
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 creature proved to be much faster than a horse in a 1927 race
in Sydney, Australia?
A: The Kangaroo.
Science trivia questions answers and facts.
What radioactive element is extracted from carnotite and
What organ of a buffalo did Plains Indians use to make yellow
A: The gallbladder.
What optical aids was nearsighted model Grace Robin the first to
show off in 1930?
A: Contact lenses.
What creature's fossilized leg bone did John Horner discover red
blood cells in, in 1993?
A: A tyrannosaurus rex's.
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 male body part did Mademoiselle magazine find to be the
favorite of most women?
What planet is named after the Greek god who personified the sky?
What fat substitute got FDA approval for use in snack foods,
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 suntan lotion was developed by Dr. Ben Green in 1944 to
protect pilots who bailed out over the Pacific?
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 computer company was named after a founder's memories of
spending a summer in an Oregon orchard?
What butterfly-shaped gland is located just in front of the
A: The Thyroid.
What's short for "light amplification by stimulated emission
What planet is the brightest object in the sky, after the sun and
What weapon did German gunsmith August Kotter unload on the world
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.
What weather phenomenon is measured by the Beaufort scale?
What do itchy people call the "rhus radicans" they were
sorry they came into contact with?
A: Poison Ivy.
What drupaceous fruit were Hawaiian women once forbidden by law to
A: The coconut.