February 1, 2007

The Ignoramus' Quiz No.28

1. Which company is America's largest exporter?

2. Under what name did Air India begin operations in 1932?

3. Working in his backstreet laboratory, what did the English chemist William Perkin discover in 1856?

4. Seatbelts are one of the lasting legacies of the tests conducted in 1949 at Edwards Airforce Base to study the effects of rapid deceleration on the human body. What is the other legacy we have received from those tests?

5. There are over 400,000 species of this particular insect compared to about a total of 8,000 species of all mammals - which prompted JBS Haldane to famously say "The creator, if he exists, has a special preference for ______." Which insects?

For the answers, please visit: ten things i didn't know until last week.