Trivia

Hard

Sweden Has An SMS Alert System For?

Fire
Flooding
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

Which Tech Company Once Consumed 100% Of The World’s CD Production Capabilities?

Trivia

Hard

The Longest Running Restaurant Guide Was Originally Established To Promote?

Trivia

Hard

Which Planet’s Days Are Longer Than Its Years?

Trivia

Hard

Which U.S. State Is The Only One To Have Two Federal Reserve Banks?

Trivia

Very Hard

In The American South, Millions Of People In The Early 1900s Suffered From A Crippling Dietary Deficiency Of?

Trivia

Easy

In Which Video Game Is Every Named Character You Kill A Real Historical Figure?

Trivia

Easy

The Majority Of History’s Massive Volcanic Eruptions Have Occured Where?

Trivia

Hard

Which Sea Creatures Originally Lived On Land?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Paintings Was Almost Entirely Unknown Before A High Profile Art Theft?

Trivia

Hard

“Blood Rain”, Described By Multiple Accounts Throughout History Isn’t Tinted With Blood, But?