This week’s questions:
1) When it comes to the Internet, what is the bounce rate?
2) How do used tennis balls from Wimbledon and elsewhere enable animal conservationists in Great Britain to help an endangered species?
3) How many phobias plagued obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk on the TV mystery series Monk?
4) How many volts of electricity can an electric eel generate?
5) How did Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin return to earth after becoming the first man in space in 1961?
This week’s answers:
1) The percentage of visitors to a website who leave after viewing just one page.
2) They’re recycling the balls to provide homes for harvest mice, Britain’s smallest mammal.
3) Monk put the number at 312. His phobias included germs, crowds, heights, frogs, milk, and glaciers.
4) About 600. The highest ever reported is 650. (The standard U.S. wall socket is 120 volts.)
5) By parachute–after ejecting from his space capsule, Vostok 1, when it reentered Earth’s atmosphere.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”