So here we are, our first pub quiz this summer. I hope we will find vicigo a good place to share it among us. In case of troubles, just let me know.
Ok, so lets start. 10 questions, as always:
What is the meaning of the Italian word "Ferrari"?
"Ferrari" is the third most common surname in Italy. The word has the same root as Italian "ferro" (iron) or Latin "ferrum" (thus, Fe for iron).
According to the Bible, how long did Methuselah live?
Some believe that Methuselah's extreme age is the result of an ancient mistranslation that converted "months" to "years". That would produce a more credible 78 years, but the same calculation applied to Enoch would have him fathering Methuselah at the age of 5.
What is the largest gland in human body?
The liver is the largest gland and the largest internal organ in the human body. A gland is defined as any group of cells that manufactures and releases substances for use somewhere else in the body.
What color is octopus blood?
Both squids and octopuses have blue blood. They use an oxygen-carrying molecule in their blood called hemocyanin that contains copper. In cold conditions with low oxygen pressure, hemocyanin oxygen transportation is more efficient than hemoglobin oxygen transportation.
How many legs do spiders have?
All spiders have eight legs (while insects have six). Unlike most arthropods, spiders have no extensor muscles in their limbs and instead extend them by hydraulic pressure.
How many strings does a violin have?
Most violins have four strings tuned G-D-A-E (perfect fifths). There are also violins with as many as seven strings. The extra strings on such violins typically are lower in pitch than the G-string.
Which lung is bigger?
both are identical
all these answers are correct
The right lung is larger than left lung, due to the heart being located slightly to the left (even though it is shorter due to upward compression by liver). The left lung is made up of 2 lobes while right is made up of 3 lobes.
What does 'Mesopotamia' literally mean?
land between rivers
land of the riches
Since the earliest times, Mesopotamia was known as 'land between rivers' or 'land of rivers' in most of languages. "Mesopotamia" consists of two greek compounds: "Meso" (middle, between, as in Mesoamerica) and "Potamos" (river, as in hippopotamus).
What nationality was Christopher Columbus?
Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo, his father's name was Domenico, and his brothers were named Bartolomeo, Giovanni Pellegrino and Giacomo.
What is the most populous landlocked country in the world?
With over 86,000,000 inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populated nation on the African continent.
That's all - for now. Hope you will have fun!