Friday, July 2, 2021

ANSWERS TO YESTERDAY'S QUIZ QUESTIONS


Question: How many ribs are in the human body?

Answer: 24

"Most people have 24 ribs, with 12 on each side of the body.  The ribs and rib cage are excellent examples of the human body's multi-faceted and multi-functional design.  They are strong enough to support the skeleton and protect the vital organs in the chest cavity, including the heart, lungs and spleen.  Yet the ribs and rib cage are also flexible enough to expand and contract as the lungs fill and release with the breath."

I found this information and more here.


Question: Which country gifted America the Statue of Liberty?

Answer: France

This is  an illustration of the presentation of
the Statue to the U.S. Minister, Levi Parson 
Morton, in Paris on July 4th, 1881.
National Park Service, Statue of Liberty NM

"The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French people commemorating the alliance of France and the United States during the American Revolution. Yet, it represented much more to those individuals who proposed the gift.

In 1865, Edouard de Laboulaye (a French political thinker, U.S. Constitution expert, and abolitionist) proposed that a monument be built as a gift from France to the United States in order to commemorate the perseverance of freedom and democracy in the United States and to honor the work of the late president Abraham Lincoln. Laboulaye hoped that by calling attention to the recent achievements of the United States, the French people would be inspired to create their own democracy in the face of a repressive monarchy. In 1865, France was divided between people who were still committed to the monarchy and people who supported the Enlightenment ideals (the belief that people had natural rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness). It was the hope of many French." 

More information on the Statue of Liberty can be found here.


Name the biggest Island of the world.

Answer: Greenland, with an area of 2,131,000 square kilometers.  

According to Wikipedia, "the majority of its residents are Inuit whose ancestors migrated from Alaska through Northern Canada, gradually settling across the island by the 13th century.  The early Norse settlers named the island as Greenland.  Norwegian-born Icelander Erik the Red was said to have been exiled here from Iceland."  

Below shows its location.

The above information and more can be found here.


In which country was the Caesar Salad invented

Mexico

"The salad's creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States.  His daughter Rosa recounted that her father invented the salad at his restaurant Caesar's (at the Hotel Caesar in Tijuana, Mexico) when a Fourth of July rush in 1924 depleted the kitchen's supplies. Cardini made do with what he had, adding the dramatic flair of the table-side tossing "by the chef."  Cardini was living in San Diego but he was also working in Tijuana where he avoided the restrictions of Prohibition.  A number of Cardini's staff have said that they invented the dish.

Julia Child said that she had eaten a Caesar salad at Cardini's restaurant when she was a child in the 1920s. In 1946, newspaper columnist Dorothy Kilgallen wrote of a Caesar containing anchovies, differing from Cardini's version."

The above information and more came from here.


Which country consumes the most chocolate per capita?

Switzerland

"Chocolate is liked by everyone generally.  But most chocolate is eaten by people of Switzerland.  According to a survey in 2017, each citizen ate approximately nine kilos in that year."  This information can be found here.

For added interest:


What is the smallest country in the world?

Vatican City.

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world.  It is smaller than New York's Central Park, and measures 0.2 square miles, almost 120 times smaller than the island of Manhattan.  Situated on the bank of the Tiber River, Vatican City's 2-mile border is landlocked by Italy.  The official seat of the pope of the Catholic Church since 1377, Vatican City was not declared an independent state until the Lateran Treaty of 1929.  

Map showing where Vatican City is located, which you will see about half way down Italy.


More information can be found here.


That's it for this month's quiz.  I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.







(My photo is from the Joshua Tree National Park, taken several years ago showing a cholla cactus.)



32 comments:

  1. Not sure I would eat a salad in Mexico. Interesting post.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I had fun putting it together.

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  2. This is getting almost spooky, that EVERY SINGLE time, I get one answer right! What is this tree, it is so interesting the way the pine cones are kind of cup shaped.

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    1. Hi Ginny, one is great! It is a Cholla Cactus, also called a Teddy Bear Cactus. The following page will show you many varieties but if you scroll down you will see this one. I learned you never go into a cactus garden in flip flops!

      https://www.birdandhike.com/Veg/Species/Cactus/Cylind_spp/_Cyl_spp.htm

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  3. Thanks for all the answers and more - knew some Denise.

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    1. That’s great Margaret! Thanks for joining in :)

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  4. Hello Denise,
    I enjoy these question/answer posts. Some I knew the answers or knew and just forgot.
    Have a happy 4th of July weekend!

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    1. So happy you enjoy Eileen :) Thank you and a Happy 4th of July to you also.

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  5. These are always fun! I should have know Vatican City since I've been there. We'll just call it a senior moment. Have a great weekend Denise! :)

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    1. Very happy you find these fun Martha :) How wonderful you visited Italy. It must have been an amazing trip. We all have our senior moments, I have a long list of mine ;) You have a great weekend also.

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  6. i realized Switzerland and Greenland after I read it, that I heard it before. did not know the salad from Mexico

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    1. I think I knew about the salad but it was in the far reaches of my brain ;) Others I knew at one time but had long forgotten. I am always happy to get these refreshers.

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  7. I had not heard of the origin on Caesar's salad - great info!

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  8. Interesting and cultural post, we are always learning.
    Have a great weekend

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    1. Most definitely Maria, and I love to learn something every day :) Thank you and you have a great weekend also :)

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  9. I was right on ribs, France and Vatican. The rest? Not so good!

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    1. Excellent Jeanie :) Thanks for joining in.

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  10. So interesting thanks for this learning.

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    1. You are very welcome Christine, thank you :)

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  11. I was surprised about Caesar salad, so interesting.

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  12. Very interesting facts to go along with the answers to your quiz, Denise. I think I could qualify to live in Switzerland! Love the photo of the teddy bear cactus!

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, I think we both qualify for Switzerland ;)

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  13. You would write good Jeopardy questions!

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    1. Thanks Cloudia :) Now how did you know I liked Jeopardy? ;)

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  14. I’m surprised Canada isn’t up there for the biggest consumers of chocolate. I love dark chocolate and surely must bump up those numbers significantly!! :))

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    1. I noticed that our Canadian friends were not on the list. I would be joining you in the dark chocolate department :)

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  15. Thanks for the answers and the history lessons!! Fabulous! Big Hugs!

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    1. You are very welcome MLC :) So glad you enjoyed it. Big hugs to you also :)

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