Science Trivia and Answers

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Easy

What is the first element on the periodic table?

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Answer: Hydrogen
There are 118 elements on the periodic table, Hydrogen being the first one listed.

Easy

How many obvious/trivial factors does a natural number N have?

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Answer: 4 trivial factors.
The positive +1 and +N and the negative -1 and -N.

Medium

How many hearts does an octopus have?

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Answer: 3
Octopuses have three hearts; two branchial hearts that pump blood through each of the gills. The third heart is a systemic heart that pumps blood through the whole body.

Easy

What animal has the largest ears?

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Answer: African Elephant
An African elephant's ears can grow to be six feet long and four feet wide. Elephants use their giant ears to cool themselves down in warm weather.

Hard

What Erdős number does Pierre-Simon Laplace have?

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Answer: Pierre-Simon Laplace has an Erdős number of at most 14!
According to "The Erdös number project" a path to Laplace was found by Leonid Yanushevich giving the famous mathematician an Erdös number of at most 14.

Medium

How long is an eon in geology?

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Answer: A billion years
Generally, an eon actually often refers to an indefinite amount of time



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