Trivia

Hard

On Which Planet Does It Rain Diamonds?

Pluto
Uranus
Mercury
Mars

Answer: Uranus

One of the interesting characteristics of Uranus’s atmosphere is that it is largely methane gas and it is a much, much, higher pressure than the atmosphere here on Earth. That alone is a novel enough fact, but research conducted in the early 1980s by scientists at Livermore National Laboratory adds a twist to the story.

The scientists, lead by Marvin Ross, hypothesized and then demonstrated with controlled experiments that methane under extreme pressure and temperature will separate into hydrogen, carbon, and–most importantly–create diamonds out of thin air. In other words, the atmosphere is Uranus is essentially a giant methane pressure cooker that continuously rips apart the methane and rains down diamonds upon the planet’s surface.

Trivia

Easy

The Only Country In The World With A Non-Rectangular Flag Is?

Trivia

Easy

The New York Yankees Redesigned Their Uniforms In Order To?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Domesticated Animals Can Safely Drink Sea Water?

Trivia

Hard

The United States Postal Service Printed Billions Of Stamps With The Wrong Image Of?

Trivia

Easy

The Indentation In The Base Of A Wine Bottle Is Called A?

Trivia

Hard

Florida Prisons Have Helped Solve Crimes By Distributing What To Inmates?

Trivia

Easy

Which Of The Following Lake Types Is Formed By A Meandering River?

Trivia

Hard

What Was The First Freeware Application?

Trivia

Hard

In 19th Century England, Families Would Bury Their Dead In What To Protect Against Body Snatching?

Trivia

Hard

What Is The First (And Only) Art Installation On The Moon Called?