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Answers to The Conversation’s news quiz 🧠

How closely do you read The Conversation U.S.? You can see answers to questions included in our newsletter below.

Found a fascinating factoid in one of our articles? Send a suggested question to [email protected] and we may include it in a future quiz. Please include the article link and paste the passage where you found your new nugget of knowledge.

August 20, 2021

According to the Health Nutritional Index, eating one hot dog costs a person how many minutes of “healthy” life?

A. 27
B. 36
C. 60
D. 103

Answer: B. From Individual dietary choices can add – or take away – minutes, hours and years of life

August 18, 2021

When you sneeze, what’s the top speed of mucus particles expelled from your nose?

A. 20 mph
B. 40 mph
C. 60 mph
D. 100 mph

Answer: D. From A pediatric nurse explains the science of sneezing

June 24, 2021

How many calories does a top Tour de France cyclist burn on a day of mountain racing?

A. 4,000
B. 6,000
C. 8,000
D. 10,000

Answer: C. From Tour de France: How many calories will the winner burn?


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