Trivia

Hard

Sweden Has An SMS Alert System For?

Flooding
Fire
Heart Attacks
Abductions

Answer: Heart Attacks

The odds of surviving cardiac arrest drop 10 percent for every minute it takes for emergency responders to arrive on the scene and begin administering care. Plenty of people have basic first aid and CPR training that can help, but they have no idea somebody nearby is in distress. Sweden cleverly solved the dilemma of having slow ambulance responses in high-traffic areas like Stockholm and plenty of CPR trained but unaware people that could help by setting up an SMS network to alert them.

Whenever someone dials the emergency number 112, a text message is sent via the SMS network to all registered volunteers within 500 meters of their location. The system has proved so successful that 54 percent of the time the volunteers are on site performing CPR before the first responders. Through a combination of techniques (including the SMS alert system), the survival rate for cardiac arrest patients in the Stockholm area has risen from three percent to 11 percent in the past decade.

Trivia

Easy

What Movie Introduced The Public To The Concept Of “DEFCON” Military Alerts?

Trivia

Easy

Which Of These States Is Not Part Of The U.S. “New England” Region?

Trivia

Hard

Which Movie Franchise Has Both A Highest And Lowest Ranked Film On Rotten Tomatoes?

Trivia

Very Hard

The Longest Running Incarnation Of Scooby-Doo Is?

Trivia

Easy

What Common Culinary Vegetable Was Considered Poisonous In 18th Century Europe?

Trivia

Easy

If Alexander Graham Bell Had His Way, We’d Start Telephone Conversations With What?

Trivia

Hard

Boris Yeltsin Attributed His Abandonment Of Communism To?

Trivia

Easy

What Sports Equipment Was Left Behind On The Moon?

Trivia

Hard

The Pattern Of What On A Newborn’s Body Is An Indicator Of Abnormal Brain Development?

Trivia

Hard

The Only Spider Species That Carry Their Young For Extended Maternal Care Is The?