Big Numbers

We constantly hear numbers being used on the news and elsewhere in our daily lives, but do we actually think about what they mean and how they relate to one another?

This site: not only gets your grey matter working, it also helps you to put some some context to some of the big numbers you hear every day.

And some you probably don’t.

Who knew that a Brown Bear was so fast? (Me; I did.)
And that a Californian Sea Lion would beat a Komodo Dragon in a swimming/running race?

Plenty more questions where that came from. Be warned: it’s quite addictive.

Excellent Quiz Question

As heard yesterday evening on Cape Talk – here’s one for you:

There are four countries in the world which end in a letter which no other country does. Can you name them?

For clarification, none of them are Canada – that’s because Canada ends in an A and other countries names also end in an A. Botswana, Algeria, India for example (and there are a lot more besides).

OK, so I’ll give you one (ooer!): Iraq.

Iraq ends in a Q and no other country’s name ends in a Q.

So now you have 1 out of 4.

  1. Iraq
  2. ?
  3. ?
  4. ?

Can you name the other three?

Don’t comment here (in fact, I’ll switch them off for this post), rather click here and send me an email.
No prizes, save for maybe getting your name up here if you are one of the first to get it right.

Oh – and no googling either, ok? Think, rather.

UPDATE: Answers now published if you can’t get that brain working!