X

Trivia

Hard

Which Object Has The Longest Orbital Period In Our Solar System?

Eris
Pluto
Sedna
Orcus

Answer: Sedna

Sedna is one of the more curious objects to call our solar system home. The minor planet, roughly half the size of Earth’s Moon and just slightly smaller than Pluto, is a trans-Neptunian object–an object that orbits our Sun at a greater average distance than Neptune. Such objects are fascinating in and of themselves, but even among such extreme travelers, Sedna is an anomaly.

The fastest orbital pattern in the solar system belongs to Mercury, which orbits the sun in a speedy 88 days. Earth orbits the sun once every 365 days. Even slow-poke Pluto, which takes a whopping 248 Earth years to orbit the sun looks like a race horse in comparison to our trans-Neptunian traveler. Sedna’s extremely elliptical orbit carries it over 30 times farther from the Sun than Neptune and takes an astounding 12,050 Earth years to complete.

Trivia

Very Hard

Which Of These Technology Terms Is Made Up And Not A Cultural Reference Or Portmanteau?

Trivia

Easy

In The Early 20th Century City-Dwelling Mothers Would Put Their Babies In What Curious Contraption?

Trivia

Very Hard

The First In-Flight Feature Film Was?

Trivia

Easy

Which U.S. Government Agency’s Outstanding Bill Was Paid By Radio Listeners In 2009?

Trivia

Easy

Which Of These Parts Of A Chicken Help It Regulate Its Body Temperature?

Trivia

Very Hard

Before The Term Coffin Came To Be Synonymous With Burial Casket, It Referred To?

Trivia

Hard

The Speed Of A Computer Mouse Is Measured In What Unit?

Trivia

Easy

Which Gaming Platform Consumes Less Energy Than A Light Bulb?

Trivia

Very Hard

The Strongest Creature In The World, Per Times-Body-Weight Moved, Is The?

Trivia

Hard

The Only Puppet In The World With The Rank Of “General” Is?