Question 1: Which workers have traditionally been associated with hammock sleeping?
- Construction workers
Correct Answer: Sailors
Fact: For hundreds of years, sailors used hammocks to sleep below deck on ships. It saved space, mitigated the rocking of the ship, and kept sailors away from water and insects. Hammocks were still issued to sailors in the US Navy up through World War II.
Question 2: Who introduced hammocks to Europe?
- Vasco da Gama
- Christopher Columbus
- Ferdinand Magellan
Correct Answer: Christopher Columbus
Fact: The Mayans were using woven hammocks nearly 1,000 years ago and are often credited with their invention. Christopher Columbus is said to have introduced them to Europe, after seeing their widespread use by the Taíno people of the Caribbean in 1492. There is also some evidence that hammocks may have already been in use in medieval England.
Question 3: Which country’s capital sits in an area nicknamed ‘The Valley of the Hammocks’?
- El Salvador
Correct Answer: El Salvador
Fact: San Salvador City is found in a valley nicknamed El Valle de Las Hamacas—a reference to the earthquakes that rock it like a hammock. El Salvador is a big producer and exporter of hammocks and they are a huge part of the country's culture, where they swing from doorways, on porches, from trees, and inside houses.
Question 1: We’re looking at the Storseisundet Bridge. Where are we?
Correct Answer: Norway
Fact: Norway is known for its stunning natural landscapes, including fjords, mountains, and lakes. Its rugged coast is dotted with islands, requiring numerous bridges including today's unique structure. Storseisundet Bridge's construction creates an optical illusion, which from some angles, makes it look like it ends halfway over the water.
Question 2: What is the capital city of Norway?
Correct Answer: Oslo
Fact: Oslo is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city known for its modern architecture, beautiful waterfront, green spaces, and rich cultural scene.
Question 3: Which of these famous movies was shot in Norway?
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Spider-Man: No Way Home
Correct Answer: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Fact: The epic battle that took place on the ice planet Hoth was shot in the small Norwegian town of Finse and its nearby glacier, Hardangerjøkulen. Tourists can visit the locations where scenes were shot more than 40 years ago.