Science Fact or Fiction: The Online Version Part I

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Here are some interesting queries for all you science buffs. Lets see if any one can get all 3 questions correct. I will reveal the answers in 18 hours. Bonus points will be awarded for those who can answer False questions and give the real answer.

1. The longest living animal on earth is the Giant Tortoise: True or False?

2. The December 26, 2004 Mega Thrust Earthquake that generate the Great Indian Ocean Tsunamai was estimated to have released the equivalent of 50 gigatons (5,000 Megatons or 3,000 Hirishimas) of TNT. True of False?

3. The Earth is the densest planet in our Solar System. True or False?




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Re: Science Fact or Fiction: The Online Version Part I
« Reply #1 on: 29/06/2006 09:44:07 »
I apologize for the typo, 50 gigatons is 50,000 megatons, not 5,000. This typo is not meant as a trick question.

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Re: Science Fact or Fiction: The Online Version Part I
« Reply #2 on: 29/06/2006 17:53:19 »
1- false. i think certain whales live longer.
2-?
3-false
 

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Re: Science Fact or Fiction: The Online Version Part I
« Reply #3 on: 29/06/2006 20:02:22 »
quote:
Originally posted by adamg
1. The longest living animal on earth is the Giant Tortoise: True or False?

2. The December 26, 2004 Mega Thrust Earthquake that generate the Great Indian Ocean Tsunamai was estimated to have released the equivalent of 50 gigatons (5,000 Megatons or 3,000 Hirishimas) of TNT. True of False?

3. The Earth is the densest planet in our Solar System. True or False?

1) Correct
2) Incorrect
3) Correct

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Re: Science Fact or Fiction: The Online Version Part I
« Reply #4 on: 30/06/2006 02:57:03 »
Here are the answers.

1. False, Tube Worms that live near thermal vents have been found to live up to 250 years.

2. False, the actual estimate of energy released was 100 Gigatons, or 6,000 Hiroshimas.

3. True, Earth is the densenst planet.

Congrats to Roy P for gettting 2/3 questions correct.

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Re: Science Fact or Fiction: The Online Version Part I
« Reply #5 on: 29/06/2006 09:44:07 »
I apologize for the typo, 50 gigatons is 50,000 megatons, not 5,000. This typo is not meant as a trick question.

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Re: Science Fact or Fiction: The Online Version Part I
« Reply #6 on: 29/06/2006 17:53:19 »
1- false. i think certain whales live longer.
2-?
3-false
 

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Re: Science Fact or Fiction: The Online Version Part I
« Reply #7 on: 29/06/2006 20:02:22 »
quote:
Originally posted by adamg
1. The longest living animal on earth is the Giant Tortoise: True or False?

2. The December 26, 2004 Mega Thrust Earthquake that generate the Great Indian Ocean Tsunamai was estimated to have released the equivalent of 50 gigatons (5,000 Megatons or 3,000 Hirishimas) of TNT. True of False?

3. The Earth is the densest planet in our Solar System. True or False?

1) Correct
2) Incorrect
3) Correct

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Re: Science Fact or Fiction: The Online Version Part I
« Reply #8 on: 30/06/2006 02:57:03 »
Here are the answers.

1. False, Tube Worms that live near thermal vents have been found to live up to 250 years.

2. False, the actual estimate of energy released was 100 Gigatons, or 6,000 Hiroshimas.

3. True, Earth is the densenst planet.

Congrats to Roy P for gettting 2/3 questions correct.

Adam Andrew Galas
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