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Questions & Answers on General Knowledge.
Why do we call midday the “noon hour”?
The “noon hour” has shifted several times throughout history, and at one time, when Christians prayed twice a day, it meant both midday and midnight. In the original Old English the noon hour was the hour for prayers, which at the time was the ninth hour of daylight, or three o’clock in the afternoon. The singular prayer time, or noon hour, changed to midday, or twelve o’clock, during the Middle Ages in Britain.
Where are the world’s rain forests?
What is unique about fennecs?
Why are newborn emerald tree boas red or orange in colour, while the adults are green?
What do many household appliances have in common?
How does the telephone work?
I once saw a green sunrise. Can you explain this?
How does a cassette tape recorder work?
I recently acquired a microwave that "doesn't cook as fast as it used to." Does this sound right? What type of service might need to be performed?
How does a fluorescent light work?
What happens with things like liquids "falling" onto objects like sponges? Does the sponge exert an upward force onto the liquid?
How do fletchings stabilize an arrow in flight after it is shot from a bow?
Would it be possible to determine the consolidation of particles like polymer powders using a light spectrum? How?
What is a tarsier?
When was the first post office in the United States established and how did the system grow?
How are volcanoes formed?
Why is a stash of surplus money called a “slush fund”?
Was Rudolph the only name of the red-nosed reindeer?
Were the Native Americans religious?
If you drop a penny from the Empire state building - could it really puncture a hole in a car because of its constant acceleration?
Who was Mona Lisa in da Vinci’s famous masterpiece?
Why does a badminton birdie have such a large tip? Does making it bigger protect the racket?
What is pop art?
Why are spider monkeys so called?
Why do we say a nervous person waits with “bated breath”?
Which is the worst earthquake in history?
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