Trivia

Hard

Torpedos, The Naval Military Munition, Derive Their Name From?

Roman Mythology
Italian Military Lingo
A Species Of Rays
An Aztec Warrior Caste

Answer: A Species Of Rays

Early torpedoes were slow moving but very powerful naval munitions that could glide through the water and, with a substantial burst of explosive energy, disable the ship they were launched at. As such, it’s only appropriate that their name is derived from the Torpedo genus of rays.

While slow moving, the bottom-dwelling rays in the Torpedo genus (better known as electric rays) have a body organ that functions like a battery, allowing them to discharge energy directly into their prey (or a predator) in order to paralyze and disable them–much like the munitions that bear their name “paralyze” the ships they strike.

Trivia

Hard

Sweden Has An SMS Alert System For?

Trivia

Easy

Which Alcoholic Drink Was Originally Used To Treat Malaria?

Trivia

Hard

The Term “Jaywalking” Derives Its Name From?

Trivia

Hard

Crayola’s Iconic 64-Crayon Box Was Introduced On Which Of These TV Shows?

Trivia

Very Hard

A “Poka-Yoke” Is A Design Feature Intended To Stop The User From?

Trivia

Hard

The Wheel Wasn’t First Used For Transportation But?

Trivia

Hard

The Strongest Bite In The Animal Kingdom Belongs To The?

Trivia

Hard

What Was The First Rover To Land On A Celestial Body?

Trivia

Easy

Which Book Was Released In An Asbestos Lined Hardcover Edition?

Trivia

Hard

Hidden Within The Brooklyn Bridge Are Vaults Originally Used To Store?