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Post by observer on Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:46 pm

1. What is the name of the atmospheric gas which screens out the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation?

2. What is the world's deepest ocean?

3. Which is the largest animal ever to have inhabited the Earth?

4. The damaged Chernobyl nuclear power station is situated in which country?

5. In which mountain chain would you find Mount Everest?

6. What is the collective term for substances such as coal, oil and natural gas, the burning of which produces carbon dioxide?

7. What is the name of the process by which substances are washed out of the soil?

8. Five-legged creatures have damaged which 1250 mile long wonder of the world?

9. What is the name given to the study of earthquakes?

10. How many carats is pure gold?

11. What natural feature covers approximately 6% of the Earth's land surface, and harbors 40% of the Earth's species?

12. What was the name of the dioxin-containing defoliant used during the
Vietnam war by the USA army?
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Post by rbw on Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:29 pm




1-Ozone
2-Pacific
3-?
4-Ukraine
5-Himalayas
6-Fossil
7-?
8-Star fish
9-?
10-?
11-Rain forest
12-Agent orange
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Post by observer on Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:45 pm

1-Ozone YES
2-Pacific YES
3-?
4-Ukraine YES ( I would have guessed Russia - and would have been wrong!)
5-Himalayas - YES
6-Fossil - close enought - Fossile fuels
7-?
8-Star fish - NO - think you misread the question
9-?
10-?
11-Rain forest - Close enough - TROPICAL Rain forest. If I'd never visited my daughter in Australia, where they had a rain forest just a few miles from them, I would never have realized that not all rain forests are tropical!
12-Agent orange . YES


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Post by rbw on Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:55 pm



OOps 8-great barier reef..
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Post by observer on Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:59 pm

8 - Great Barrier Reef is the correct answer.

You've left 3, 7, 9 and 10 to be answered.
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Post by rbw on Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:02 pm


Is 3 the blue whale..??
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Post by observer on Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:08 pm

3 IS the blue whale.

I thought the guesses would be dinosaurs. That's what I would have guessed!
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Post by rbw on Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:12 pm


Thanks for this quiz ob. you got my memory going
back to the early to mid 40s, when as a young lad,
I would simply devour any book I could find concerning
animals and/or nature..
Now I enjoy the same kind of thing on television..
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Post by observer on Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:14 pm

[quote="rbw"]
Thanks for this quiz ob. you got my memory going
back to the early to mid 40s, when as a young lad, ......
quote]

We KNOW you probably meant early 50's or 60's, right? LOL
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Post by rbw on Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:15 pm



Oh, yeah, right... Laughing
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Post by observer on Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:22 pm

Just trying to connect - or re-connect - with what the membership would enjoy as topics - so thanks for the feedback rbw! - no matter whether you're a child of the 40's, 50's or 80's! LOL
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Post by obofthehumcon on Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:57 pm

is #7 Leeching
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Post by obofthehumcon on Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:58 pm

#9 is seismology
and if i have to guess i will say #10 is 22K
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Post by observer on Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:34 pm

7 is leaching
9 is seismology
10 is not 22.

We've GOT to have some women on here that know what the karat rating is for pure gold! LOL

That's the only one left!
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Post by rbw on Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:26 am



Just a guess, but would it bee 100 for #10...??
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Post by observer on Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:50 am

Not 100 - 22 was much closer!
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Post by observer on Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:03 pm

OK - no more players, I see - 24 karat gold - the symbol of purity! (and expense!)
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Post by Rustee on Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:51 pm



I think pure gold is 24 carat??
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Post by tom278 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:03 pm

#10 24K

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Post by observer on Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:05 pm

Both right - 24k! - pure gold.
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