Trivia

Hard

The Only Primate With A Toxic Bite Is The?

Red Uakari Monkey
Slow Loris
Pygmy Sloth
Black-Eyed Tarsier

Answer: Slow Loris

Slow lorises, a group of nocturnal primates found in Southeast Asia, have perhaps the most appropriate name this side of the bullet ant (known for its intense sting that victims report is as bad as getting shot). The slow loris moves slowly, grooms itself slowly, reproduces slowly, and practically everything in the loris’ life is a sloth-like ballet of deliberate and glacial movement.

The one thing about the slow loris you might be surprised by, however, is that their bite is capable of delivering a toxin. Primates in the slow loris family obtain their toxin by licking a brachial gland on their arm and mixing the secretion with their saliva to activate it. Mother lorises, for instance, will coat their babies, like a mother cat grooming her kittens, before leaving the nest so that any creatures who come to attack the babies while she is foraging will get a nasty mouthful.

Trivia

Easy

The Apollo Program Space Suits Were Designed By Which Company?

Trivia

Hard

Which Bit Of Sci-Fi Technology Was Created To Get Around Network Regulations?

Trivia

Hard

Which Letter Appears Once a Year on the Moon’s Surface?

Y X
J H

Trivia

Very Hard

Fake Money Used In Which Movie Was So Realistic It Led To A Real Counterfeiting Investigation?

Trivia

Hard

Who Is The Person Behind The Generic Silhouette in Microsoft Outlook 2010’s Contacts?

Trivia

Very Hard

In The 1980s 3D Glasses Were Marketed As A Solution For?

Trivia

Hard

Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, And Minority Report Are All Based On Works By?

Trivia

Easy

Advertisers Set Analog Watches To What Time To Attract Customers?

Trivia

Hard

TIME Magazine’s “Man Of The Year” Cover Was Created After They Failed To Honor?

Trivia

Hard

The Top Power Producing Facility In The World Is Powered By?