Tough Trivia, 5/13/21

Today’s Tough Trivia question is the first of the new Entertainment category: Trey Parker and Matt Stone are a creative duo known for several long-running comic projects. Two of their best-known award-winners—in widely divergent media—were both subjects of concern due to religious protests. Can you name them?

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Yesterday’s question was: Temperature scales are all designed to do the same thing: tell us if we need to put on a sweater or head for the beach. And they all have two fixed points, based on that most necessary of terrestrial substances. So, what are the freezing and boiling points of water in degrees Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin, and Rankine? Bonus points if you know the average human body temperature on those scales.

The answers are:

Fahrenheit: water freezes at 32 degrees, and boils at 212. Body temp: 98.

Celsius: water freezes at 0 degrees, and boils at 100. Body temp: 37.

Kelvin: water freezes at 273.15, and boils at 373.15. Body temp: 310.15.

Rankine: water freezes at 491.67 degrees, and boils at 671.67. Body temp: 558.

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Ian’s Tough Trivia is a daily feature of this blog (Monday’s category is History; Tuesday is Arts; Wednesday is Science; Thursday is Entertainment; and Friday is Grab Bag). Each day, I post a tough question, as well as the answer to the previous day’s question. Simply comment on this post with your answer. I’ll approve the comments after the next question is posted. Sure, you can probably find the answers by searching the web, but what’s the fun in that?

And if you’ve got a favorite trivia question—or even just a topic for which you’d like to see a question—let me know! Reader participation is warmly encouraged.

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