50 / 50 Chance Quiz

50 / 50 Chance Quiz

May 10, 2023

A classic true or false quiz with the statements all seeming plausible. But are they?

TEN TRUE OR FALSE TEASERS
You have a 50/50 chance of getting these statements right…or wrong!  

QUESTIONS

1. A seahorse’s stomach is larger than its head.

2. The Earth’s mass weighs around 81 times that of the Moon.

3. All apes and primates laugh when tickled.

4. Bubble wrap was originally designed to be used as a lightweight battlefield splint for broken limbs.

5. Candy-floss or cotton candy was originally invented by a dentist.

6. In New York City approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other human beings each year.

7. In 1518 there was a Dancing Plague in Strasbourg where people infected would dance for around one month straight through, without rest.

8. Scallops are blind.       

9. Mosquitoes do not have teeth but they do have 47 daggers on each side of their proboscis.

10. Watching horror movies causes a reaction in the body which aids blood clotting.

 

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ANSWERS

1. A seahorse’s stomach is larger than its head.
FALSE (A seahorse has no stomach, just intestinal tract)

2. The Earth’s mass weighs around 81 times that of the Moon.
TRUE (The Moon has around 60% of the Earth’s density and is much smaller, comparable in diameter to the width of Australia)

3. All apes and primates laugh when tickled.
TRUE (According to studies most primate species can spontaneously laugh, but when tickled it is though all will give a chuckle. Who wants to try this out on a gorilla?)

4. Bubble wrap was originally designed to be used as a lightweight battlefield splint for broken limbs.
FALSE (It was originally designed as wallpaper!)

5. Candy-floss or cotton candy was originally invented by a dentist.
TRUE (It was originally called Fairy Floss and was invented by William Morrison, a dentist in Nashville)

6. In New York City approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other human beings each year.
TRUE

7. In 1518 there was a Dancing Plague in Strasbourg where people infected would dance for around one month straight through, without rest.
TRUE (It is suggested that up to 15 deaths a day were attributed to the manic dancing. The cause was believed at the time to be ‘hot blood’, and the doctor’s cure was for, wait for it…more dancing to relieve the symptoms!)

8. Scallops are blind.       
FALSE (Scallops have as many as 100-200 simple eyes and they are frequently blue)

9. Mosquitoes do not have teeth but they do have 47 daggers on each side of their proboscis.
TRUE (No wonder their bite is such a pain)

10. Watching horror movies causes a reaction in the body which aids blood clotting.
TRUE (The ‘fear factor’ increases Proteins which aid blood clotting)

 

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