1. What do the Spanish want to express when they say someone is mounting a chicken ‘montar un pollo’? They are:
- Getting overly excited
- Making a scene in public
- Being unreasonable
- Failing at doing a simple task
It’s used when someone is causing a scene in public
2. What do these have in common: bristles, fuzz, stubble?
- Names for beards
- Names for cats
- Names for grasses
- Names for carpets
They are names for beards Answer: 1.
3. Did you know the Australian Snowy Mountains get more snow than Switzerland? Why is that?
- They are much higher
- They are located near the coast
- Higher difference in temperature
- They are much bigger in surface
Coastal regions will get more precipitation and if it’s cold enough it will snow Answer: 2.
4. What was the original profession of Goyaałé, known as Geronimo, who surrendered himself on 4th September 1886?
- Medicine man
He was a medicine man before he became a well known leader of Native Americans fighting in the Apache – US War. Answer: 4.
5. What washes up on tiny beaches?
6. What are the so-called “floaters” and where do you find them?
- Little insects, that seem to move floatingly through the air
- A small testing device used in neuroscience
- Tiny objects inside your eyeball, that look like worms
- Part of a weaving machine
Floaters are little objects such as bits of tissue or red blood cells that exist inside our eyeball. They cast a shadow on the retina making it seem like little worms are in your field of vision. Answer: 3.
7. What is the name of the Band who released the track “September” in 1978?
- Earth, Sun & Fire
- Earth, Wind & Fire
- Earth, Wind & Sun
- Earth, Sun & Flowers
Earth, Wind & Fire and now enjoy your earworm: Badeya Badeya Answer: 2.
8. Why does South Africa use its own domestic plugs and sockets?
- To annoy foreign guests
- It was invented by a South African company
- It’s due to certain old power outlets
- It’s the old UK standard
The plugs were adapted from the UK and began to diverge in the 1960s, when the UK moved to flat-pin plugs. Since 2020 the country has started to change to other three-pin plugs Answer: 4.
9. What is a New Zealand beer company doing with their empty beer bottles to help the environment?
- Turning them into sand
- Putting up a donation system for returned bottles
- Producing specialised glass
- Reusing them just like most companies
The brewery invented a machine that is turning empty beer bottles into a sand substitute, to be used in construction, as many beaches have been retreating. Answer: 1.
10. What could this be?
- A mushroom
- Ice crystals
- Some sort of mineral
- A macroview of bacteria
These fascinating aragonites can be found in Grotte Is Zuddas in Sardinia, Italy Answer: 3.