It is quite simple – the answer to each of the following questions is either true or false. Sound easy?
1. There are 259 steps up to the ‘Whispering Gallery’ in St Paul’s Cathedral.
2. The reverse of the Nobel Peace Prize, shows three naked men, standing with their hands on each others shoulders.
3. Centipedes always have 100 feet.
4. The world record for a human to hold their breath underwater is 8 minutes 27 seconds.
False, in 2010 a Swiss diver named Peter Colat held his breath underwater for 19 minutes and 21 seconds.
5. Olympus Mons, Mount Olympus on Mars, is taller than Mount Everest.
True – Mount Olympus is approximately 22km tall, Mount Everest is only 8,848 m
6. The world’s oldest known tree is over 9000 years old.
True – In 2008 a tree calculated to be 9550 years old was found in Sweden
7. A cross between a horse and a zebra is called a Hobra.
False – the offspring of a male zebra and a female horse is called a ‘zorse’, the other way around is called a ‘zonkey’.
8. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
9. Muscle turns to fat if you stop exercising.
False – muscle cells and fat cells are two different types of cell.
10. The world’s smallest book is 1cm wide, 1cm tall and 4mm deep.
False – The smallest book in 2008 measured 2.4 x 2.9 mm and was presented in a wooden box with a magnifying glass.