This week’s questions:
1) What did science writer and sci-fi novelist Isaac Asimov say is “the most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries”?
2) How many vodka martinis were among the 317 drinks James Bond consumed in Ian Fleming’s novels and short stories about Agent 007?
3) What is a human chronotype?
4) Which of her films did Bette Midler jokingly say “had strong American values: divorce, alcoholism, plastic surgery, and revenge”?
5) Where did the Norway rat, also known as the brown rat, originate?
This week’s answers:
1) “That’s funny.”
2) Only 19. The vodka martini may have been his favorite but it was far away from his most frequent tipple.
3) An individual’s body clock or natural internal rhythm–the circadian factors that determine whether someone is a morning person, an evening person, or neither.
4) The First Wives Club (1997).
5) In northern China. The rats spread west to Europe in the 16th century, and were transported to North America in the mid-18th century aboard ships carrying grain from England.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”