1. How do honeybees "communicate" with one another?
to legend, did Cleopatra have her mattress stuffed every night
a) camel eyelashes (b) fresh roses or (c) goose down?
magician David Copperfield performing by age 12 under the
(a) Kotkin the Wonder Boy; (b) Davino, the Boy Magician;
or (c) David, the Giant Dissipator?
many flowers must honeybees tap to make one pound of honey?
and women share many of the same food cravings, but women
crave chocolate most. Do men crave:
a) beer (b) ice cream or (c) meat?
invented the brutal terror tactic of scalping? Was it:
(a) Native Americans; (b) Europeans; or (c) the Chinese?
much honey does the average worker honeybee make in her lifetime?
were the first people known to celebrate birthdays?
(a) The Romans; (b) the Macedonians; or (c) the Egyptians?
According to British research, which daily personal grooming
activity soon may no longer be necessary:
(a) tooth brushing; (b) hair combing; or (c) showering
many sides does each honeycomb cell have?
Bill Gates formed his first company to sell a computerised
traffic counting system to cities, was he:
(a) 14; (b) 16; or (c) 18?
Who spends the most each year to heat and cool their homes:
(a) Americans; (b) Brazilians; or (c) the Japanese?
many flowers does a honeybee visit during one collection trip?
scratched your favorite CD. Should you gently smear the scratch
(a) mayonnaise; (b) toothpaste; or (c) Vaseline?
year does the Moon move away from the Earth by:
(a) two inches; (b) two feet; or (c) two miles?
(1) "Dancing." Honey bees do a dance
which alerts other bees where nectar and pollen is located.
The dance explains direction and distance. Bees also communicate
(2) Fresh roses
(3) Davino, the Boy Magician.
(4) Two million
(5) Meat (Vitality magazine)
(6) Europeans, a tradition dating back hundreds of years before
Dutch and English colonists paid "scalp bounties"
to frighten Native Americans. The natives finally adopted
the practice themselves and many historians neglected to point
out where they learned it.
(7) 1/12 teaspoon
(8) The Egyptians, starting around 3,000 B.C. Only the Queen
and male members of the royal family were honored. No one
else's births were even recorded. German peasants were the
first to celebrate everyone's birthdays, especially children.
(9) Tooth brushing. A new generation of mouthwashes, used
twice a week, will prevent bacteria from sticking to teeth
(11) He was 14. His company made $20,000 the first year, but
business dropped off when customers found out how young he
(12) The Japanese spend an average of $4,563 a year; Hong
Kong, $3,135; Brazil, $2,702; Thailand, $2,589; U.S., $2,376
(14) Mademoiselle magazine says rinse it with mild soap and
water, dry it, then smear a tad of plain white toothpaste
on the scratch. Wipe from the centre out, then rinse and dry
(15) Two inches.
(R) thedailystar.net 2004