1. This week, scientists came out with research that suggests there might be a universal cure for:
a. The common cold
c. The flu
d. Those annoying little coughs that hang about for weeks even though you're feeling much better.
2. A new book is coming out that promises to merge classic English literature with modern-day sensibilities. Its title is:
a. Wuthering Bites... featuring Heathcliffe the Vampire
b. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies... the title kinda says it all, doesn't it?
c. David Copperfield: the real story. Dickens' heart-warming tale now features a lad who grows up to make his mark in the world of magic.
d. The Call of the Wild Werewolf... Jack London's classic tale of a man and his dog has been updated to tell the tale of a man who is his own best friend...
3. According to a study just out this month, companies that hand out financial incentives can help employees to stop:
a. Smoking cigarettes
b. Drinking alcohol
c. Eating at fast-food restaurants
d. Reading blogs at work
4. One of the following studies is false. Can you spot which one?
a. The males of the preying mantis species prefer not to be the victims of sexual cannibalism.
b. Male fish will cannibalize fish eggs if they suspect the female fish have been sleeping with other male fish.
c. Male black widow spiders have been known to kill the female spider after mating, instead of the other way around.
d. Female rattlesnakes recover faster from childbirth if they eat their young.
How did you do? Feeling confident?
I'll post the answers to the quiz at Midnight.
Photo courtesy of John Althouse Cohen.