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  #1166469 1-Nov-2014 14:30
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12/13
I got the hardest question wrong, kinda surprised so many here knew that answer.

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  #1166614 1-Nov-2014 18:32
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Dairyxox: 12/13
I got the hardest question wrong, kinda surprised so many here knew that answer.


The hardest question is the one you don't know the answer to.
(I failed the sunscreen question)




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  #1166619 1-Nov-2014 18:38
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PhantomNVD: As a primary (y6) science teacher, I can attest ALL of those are covered by the Cambridge curriculum by y6, though to be fair, not every child 'retains' everything they learn, especially if it's not a real interest, or a part of their later life.
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My last uni years was 1987. I keep quite up to date with science and technology because I think it's fundamental we know about the method and results to try and get a better life - myths and lies abound.

No shame (or modesty) in saying I had a pretty good education and quite proud I can explain science concepts to my daughter - even some strange ones.

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  #1166722 1-Nov-2014 23:24
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I failed both sixth form physics and chemistry yet I aced this quiz. It's really just the general knowledge that I seem to have retained from those classes.

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  #1167686 3-Nov-2014 14:53
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I did this via a facebook link a few months back. 

At the time I thought it was one of those spam links that has an enticing subject just to get lots of people to open it, like "you won't believe what happened next...."

The questions are pretty basic and I thought the one which asked whether an atom or an electron is bigger was misleading because i thought an electron is part of an atom. Better wording would be to ask if an atoms electron is bigger than the atoms nucleus.   

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  #1167697 3-Nov-2014 15:09
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Is a tyre bigger or a truck bigger




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  #1167714 3-Nov-2014 15:26
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joker97: Is a tyre bigger or a truck bigger


A part of something is always going to be smaller than the whole. I still think the question is clumsy, just as your tyre question. 

Although, I believe the worlds largest tyre is bigger than the worlds smallest truck :)

 
 
 
 


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  #1167772 3-Nov-2014 16:23
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If only life was written in a script coloured black and white eh




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  #1167774 3-Nov-2014 16:32
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I got 13/13, no surprise, I am a professional PhD scientist.

Looking at the general results though I found interesting http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/science-knowledge/results/

Only 20% of people got the "Which gas makes up most of the Earth’s atmosphere?" question correct. This reminds me of about 10 years ago when I was leaving NZ to go to a conference in Australia. The emigration officer asked why I was going. I said I was talking at the 14th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference.

“Nitrogen!” she said. “Isn’t that illegal in New Zealand?”

That got quite a few laughs retelling that story at the conference, but it is quite sad really.

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  #1167797 3-Nov-2014 17:02
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11/13 which is pretty good as one of the ones I got wrong was hitting wrong one. Interesting to hear people say how easy it is and its basic high school stuff, I left school at the end of the 5th form 42 years ago so what seems easy to some of you isn't to others.




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  #1167997 3-Nov-2014 20:50
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13/13

Nothing too difficult there...

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13/13

Only 20% of people got the "Which gas makes up most of the Earth’s atmosphere?" question correct.


I think that'll be because people only hear news about the active gasses in the atmosphere, Oxygen, CO2 and Ozone.   The only 'regular' use of N2 gas is in high performance car tyres, and I suspect that's mostly placebo.




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  #1168313 4-Nov-2014 11:02
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i am guessing it's 100% fake on non serious outfits. air is 79% nitrogen. the tyre will have air. you cannot remove all the air and replace it with 100% nitrogen. without crushing the tyre with vacuum. my guess is it becomes 84% nitrogen. which is ... umm ... air.




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  #1168317 4-Nov-2014 11:05

qyiet: 13/13

Only 20% of people got the "Which gas makes up most of the Earth’s atmosphere?" question correct.


I think that'll be because people only hear news about the active gasses in the atmosphere, Oxygen, CO2 and Ozone.   The only 'regular' use of N2 gas is in high performance car tyres, and I suspect that's mostly placebo.


Nitrogen. Useful for car tyres and all living things!

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13/13 - not sure how anyone would get them wrong. I failed 6th form Chemistry btw




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