Trivia #042 – Tsavorite

Tsavorite is a green (garnet) gemstone that was discovered in 1967, by British gem prospector and geologist Campbell R. Bridges. It is named in honor of the Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. Who proposed the name?

1. Sir Henry Platt, Tiffany and Co. President
2. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
3. Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s 1st President
4. Donald Trump, Business Magnate & 54 President of the United States

 

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Trivia #038 – The Comeback

Etosha National Park in Namibia has had overwhelming success in preserving the black rhino and although figures are not disclosed, the park is home to a healthy population. Poachers hunt them for their horns, which have the same make-up as which chemical element?
1. Keratin,  a protein found in fingernail clippings
2. Dentine, one of the physical structures of teeth and tusks
3. Kimberlite, an igneous rock which sometimes contains diamond
4. Amber, fossilized tree resin

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Trivia #036 – The Big 5

African buffaloes are known to kill more hunters in Africa than any other wildlife animal. Many stories are told about how they ambush hunters that have wounded them during hunting expeditions. Why then did early trophy hunters consider them among the big 5?

1. they were considered as rare.

2. they were prized for their horns and hoofs, used for medicinal purposes in Europe.

3. their hide was highly sought after as a trophy item.

4. they were considered to be one of the most dangerous species to hunt.

 

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