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September 26, 2018 7:00PM Kids News

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GREAT HOLIDAY TREASURE HUNT QUESTIONS

1. The world’s deepest sinkhole is 662m deep. What country is it in?

Large hole swallows part of Aussie beach

2. Which country will these hands go to?

Kids building helping hands

3. What is the name of this creature, the world’s earliest known animal?

Aussies identify world’s oldest animal life form

4. Are cane toads native to Australia?

Cane toad mystery solved

Cane toads are poisonous and are a threat to many Australian native animals. Picture: AFP media_cameraCane toads are poisonous and are a threat to many Australian native animals. Picture: AFP

5. What space company is Yusaku Maezawa hoping to travel with?

Ticket sold for moon orbit

6. The personality types in the test are: reserved, self-centred, a role model and …?

Humans have four personality types — which one are you?

7. Drinking just two cans of soft drink a day can put you at high risk of developing which disease?

Damage soft drink can do to your body

8. Name one country mentioned that wants to keep whaling.

Whale hunting ban win

A humpback whale jumps out of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico. Picture: AFP media_cameraA humpback whale jumps out of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico. Picture: AFP

9. What was the name of the rocket Neil Armstrong went to the moon in?

Hunt is on for missing moon rocks

10. What is the name of Australia’s national anthem?

Student’s anthem protest

11. In Australia, what do we call hurricanes or typhoons?

US prepares for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence on September 12, 2018, photographed from space. Picture: AFP/NASA media_cameraHurricane Florence on September 12, 2018, photographed from space. Picture: AFP/NASA

12. How does the big cleanup boom get its power?

Rubbish trap to the rescue for oceans

13. When will regeneration trials begin on humans?

Humans on quest to live forever

14. How fast do meteors travel?

Scientists hunting for WA meteor crash site

15. What is the name of the bravery award mentioned?

Aussie soldiers’ bravery awards

16. What year was the world’s hottest annual temperature recorded?

Rising temperatures in colour

17. In what part of Indonesia was the lost species of tree kangaroo found?

Lost kangaroo species found

A tree kangaroo was born at Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria in September. It is a different species to the one found in Indonesia but also very rare. Picture: Mark Stewart media_cameraA tree kangaroo was born at Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria in September. It is a different species to the one found in Indonesia but also very rare. Picture: Mark Stewart

18. What is the short name for the Australian government’s science research agency?

Hurry up science, we need this

19. What may kangaroo tendons be used in place of in human joints?

Kangaroo-to-human tendon test

20. What is the name of the period pterosaurs lived in?

Incredible new pterosaur discovery

21. What sort of farmer is Louise Morris?

Insects crawling onto Australian menus

Executive Chef Vince Trim preparing food with tyrant ants, crickets and meal worms at Mona, Tasmania. media_cameraExecutive Chef Vince Trim preparing food with tyrant ants, crickets and meal worms at Mona, Tasmania.

22. Is this poisonous?

Kids find giant jellyfish

23. How many snakes are made each minute in this factory?

Is this the best job in the world?

24. Who is the world-champion surfer mentioned who started the craze?

Australia to open its first surfing wave pool

25. What is the dangly bit that stops food going into your lungs?

What is a hiccup?

Hiccups can make a big noise and be a bit embarrassing. Picture: Supplied media_cameraHiccups can make a big noise and be a bit embarrassing. Picture: Supplied

26. What year did Quentin Valentine start the challenge?

Man runs for 36 years, 6 days

27. Migrants from the UK were called “Ten Pound … ”? (complete the phrase)

Snapshot of Australian history

28. What is the scientific name of western lowland gorillas?

Big Bobo meets mini-me

29. What is the Governor-General’s name?

Coins to show older Queen

30. Can you name the leaves camels can eat that sheep and cattle can’t?

Camels for Australian drought trial

Camels graze on the same land as cattle in a drought trial near Cunnamulla, Queensland. Picture: Nigel Hallett media_cameraCamels graze on the same land as cattle in a drought trial near Cunnamulla, Queensland. Picture: Nigel Hallett

31. Which state were the coins found in?

Treasure trove of 5600 historic coins unearthed

32. How old are the oldest of these artworks thought to be?

UNESCO bid for ancient rock art gallery

33. What period of history was the city from?

Ancient Chinese pyramid found

34. Using the fact file at the bottom of the story, how many teeth do Great Whites have?

Great White caught on camera

35. What was the Endeavour’s name changed to?

Endeavour shipwreck mystery

This is a replica, or exact copy, of the  <i> Endeavour</i> sailing from Western Australia to South Australia in 1994. media_cameraThis is a replica, or exact copy, of the Endeavour sailing from Western Australia to South Australia in 1994.

36. Which country does the tribe live in?

Drone films Amazon tribe

37. What prize did Marie Curie win twice?

Scientist Marie Curie is top of list

38. Why is the middle child becoming less common?

Resilient middle child disappearing from families

39. How is the frog travelling so far?

Hitchhiking frog crosses Nullarbor

The hitchhiking spotted-thighed frog. media_cameraThe hitchhiking spotted-thighed frog.

40. In which city will the Games be held?

Mint releases $2 Invictus coins

41. What sport does Tiger Woods play?

Woods win Tour to break five-year drought

42. How many wickets did Glenn McGrath take?

Anderson the greatest fast bowler in Test history

43. How many years is the deal for?

Sam Burgess re-signs as a Rabbitoh for life

44. What team does Liz Cambage play for in the WNBA?

Aussie Liz Cambage ‘world’s best female basketballer’

Liz Cambage last year when she played for the Melbourne Boomers. Picture: Stuart Milligan media_cameraLiz Cambage last year when she played for the Melbourne Boomers. Picture: Stuart Milligan

45. What state is NRL great Mal Meninga from?

Meninga among five new Immortals

46. How many people from Wales have won the Tour de France now?

Welshman Thomas wins Tour de France

47. What sport is this story about?

Never too young to be a good sport

48. How many days did the race take?

Aussies win extreme horse race

49. How heavy are the Dinnie Stones?

Success for Aussie strongwoman

Leigh Holland-Keen lifts the Dinnie stones. Picture: Cascade News media_cameraLeigh Holland-Keen lifts the Dinnie stones. Picture: Cascade News

50. What year was the famous rescue in the Southern Ocean?

Famous round-the-world sailor dies

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