Trivia #137 – Penguin Speaks

The African penguin, also known as the Black-footed penguin is a species of penguin, confined to southern African waters. How do they communicate?

  1. They make donkey-like braying sounds to communicate.
  2. They chirp and are the only species of penguin that can sing.
  3. By clapping their flippers together in a series much like Morse Code.
  4. They communicate by standing back-to-back, through which they can pick up body rumbles resonated from within.

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Trivia #132 – Bigger And Badder Than An Alligator

The Nile crocodile has a fearsome reputation and according to scientists, is more dangerous than its North American counterpart. It can take down everything from hippos to humans. The biggest Nile crocodiles can be longer than;

  1. a giraffe is tall – 20 feet
  2. a stretch limousine i.e. the US President’s Cadillac One – 18 feet
  3. a standard hot air balloon is long – 75 feet
  4. an African Humpback whale – 42 feet

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Trivia #130 – The World’s Oldest Game

Mancala is believed to be the oldest game in the world and is played in as many countries on the continent as there is variations of it. How does it work? First you need a mancala board, with holes arranged in either two or four rows. Small stones or seeds were used in earlier days; today, using marbles is common.

What does the name ‘mancala‘ mean?

  1. Jump
  2. Transfer
  3. Checkmate
  4. Follow

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Trivia #129 – Above Desert Skies

The Nubian Desert (Arabic: صحراء النوبة‎‎, Şaḩrā’ an Nūbyah) is in the eastern region of the Sahara Desert. On October 7, 2008 the sky became so bright, people hundreds of miles away reported seeing the flash. What caused this phenomenon?

  1. Fireworks from a nearby festival.
  2. A solar flare.
  3. A meteorite explosion.
  4. A rare desert lights phenomenon akin to the Aurora Borealis (northern lights/polar lights) of the Arctic region.

 

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