Friday, October 2, 2020

THIS MONTH'S QUIZ QUESTIONS - ANSWERS TO YESTERDAY'S QUESTIONS

 

How many tentacles does an octopus have?  How many tentacles does a squid have?

Answer: the octopus has eight tentacles.  The squid has ten, two of which are specialized.  The squid is no wimp - the giant squid is the largest creature on earth without a backbone, sometimes growing to 55 feet long and weighing 2.5 tons.



How many legs does a spider have?  How many eyes?

Answer: the spider has eight legs.  Most spiders have eight eyes but some also have six.  There are spiders with two, four or even twelve eyes.





Why do spiders never get caught in their webs?

Answer: spiders can get caught in webs but it very rarely happens.  The tips of their legs are specially built, and the oil on their legs keeps them free footed.



How fast can dragonflies fly?
Answer: they can achieve speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.



Why do fireflies flash?
Answer: a chemical reaction relating to the mating process causes the burst of light.  The male and female firefly have different patterns of flashing, but it is much too complicated to address here.






40 comments:

  1. Interesting Denise.
    Well done on your research with the answers, must have taken you a fair while.
    Take care.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, I found a pocket trivia book with both questions and answers when I was doing a tidy up of old storage boxes. It is several years old but the answers still seem to be the same. You stay safe also :)

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  2. Hello,
    Thanks for sharing the quiz and answers. I am amazed at how fast the dragonfly can go. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend!

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    1. You are very welcome Eileen and thank you. Happy weekend to you also :)

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  3. Denise, while I had Not read the previous post first,I learned things new to me just be reading the answers.

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  4. oh no, i did not need to know spiders have 8 eyes. yowsa! now i am even more scared.

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    1. Hi Sandra, I wondered about putting that one in ;)

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  5. Never knew spiders could have so many eyes wow.

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    1. Me neither until I read that :) It is fascinating. Thanks Christine :)

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  6. The only one I knew was that the spider has 8 legs.

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    1. It's always interesting what we already know, and even at my age find learning fun. Thanks Red :)

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  7. I wouldn't have known that about dragonflies.

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  8. some interesting facts, most of which i did not know!! a spider with 12 eyes, i hope i never meet him!!! have a wonderful weekend!!

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    1. Hi Debbie, I was tempted to google the spider with 12 eyes ;) I will get there some time, maybe not today, lol!

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  9. This was interesting, thank you.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Glad you thought so Jan and thank you :) You have a lovely weekend and all the best to you too :)

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  10. Wow dragonflies are really fast. Keep well and stay safe, Diane

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    1. I was surprised Diane. Thank you and you also :)

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  11. Hi Denise,
    So sorry I missed this but still enjoyed checking the answers.
    You stay safe
    John

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    1. Hi John, appreciate you popping in. Glad you enjoyed the quiz :)

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  12. Thanks for the interesting facts. I have always loved fireflies or lightning bugs as we called them in my childhood.

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    1. You are very welcome Carol :) When I first came here almost 45 years ago now, that first summer was magical. I remember driving south to see my in-laws and there were all these flashing, twinkling lights in the trees on both sides of the freeway. Hubby told me what they were. I had only seen them in nature shows before that. I still remember the excitement of seeing them for the first time. I still love them :)

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  13. spiders can get caught in webs but it very rarely happens. The tips of their legs are specially built, and the oil on their legs keeps them free footed.

    I did not know this!!

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    1. Hi Anni, such amazing little creatures aren’t they? :)

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    1. Obrigada, fico feliz que tenha gostado do quiz :) Um abraço e um feliz domingo pra você.

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  15. I had no idea that dragonflies can fly up to 30 miles an hour. That is very impressive.

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