Weird But True! 2 Quiz

Answer 30 trivia questioned based on facts from National Geographic's Weird But True! 2 book. (Keep in mind that this book was published in 2010.)
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What are the dots on dice called?
Pips
Which animal did Christopher Columbus once mistake for a mermaid?
a Manatee
Which travels faster, light or sound?
Light
What is one one-billionth of a trillionth of a second called?
a Zeptosecond
What is gelotology the study of?
Laughter
Which gender gets hiccups more often than the other?
Men
What is a one-hundredth of a second called?
a Jiffy
Chewing gum was banned in which country until 2004?
Singapore
Which gender of mosquito doesn't bite?
Male
Approximately what percent of a human's body weight is water?
61%
There is a hill called 'Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhhenuakitanatahu. What country is it found in?
New Zealand
How far apart are Russia and the United States at their closest to each other (in miles)?
2
What is a group of Blue Jays called?
a Party
What is the hottest planet in the solar system?
Venus
What are rainbows that occur at night called?
Moonbows
Where do French fries come from?
Belgium
What were giraffes once called, under the belief that they were a combination of camels and leopards?
Camelopards
For how many hours a day are koalas awake?
4
What is the only insect that can look over its shoulder?
the Praying Mantis
What is a group of porcupines called?
a Prickle
What is hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia the fear of?
Long Words
Which island country once had a undersea post office?
the Bahamas
What color eyes are all cats born with?
Blue
What is didaskaleinophobia the fear of?
Going to school
Which animal licks their "arms" to cool off?
Kangaroos
What animal smells like buttered popcorn when it gets excited?
the Binturong
What is a group off sea otters called?
a Raft
What is the offspring of a whale and dolphin called?
a Wholphin
Forest fires travel ______ uphill than downhill.
Faster
What color flag was a symbol for battle in ancient Rome?
Red
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