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Fossils

Science brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.

 

Puzzle ID:#27676
Fun:*** (2.7)
Difficulty:** (1.43)
Category:Science
Submitted By:metallicmanAus***
Corrected By:sugarnspice4u7

 

 

 



Two scientists, Fred and Liz, were working at a dig site to find fossils. They both had just gotten their degrees in Geology and were very excited to start work.
Fred had suspected that Liz wasn't who she said she was, mostly because she messed up terms and almost seemed to lack some basic skills in excavation and classification of fossils. One day Liz was looking at a well-preserved fossil when Fred walked in. He decided to test her and asked, "What kind of rock is that preserved in?" She answered back, "Igneous of course!" He then knew that she didn't have a degree in Geology and told the boss who, of course, fired her. What answer should she have given?





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Comments

TheEarthling*no*
Dec 25, 2005

Cool teaser! I got it right! I remember learning this in year 7.
froggyggAus*
Dec 26, 2005

Great teaser tinman! Makes me want to run out and look for fossils! Can you imagine actually finding a really important one?
metallicmanAus*
Dec 26, 2005

Hey, any fossil is important!
WJSMama**
Dec 27, 2005

I only knew that fossils were usually in sedimentary but I didn't know why the other's were wrong. Fun teaser.
zonarita*us*
Dec 27, 2005

Tinman we are going to have to add professor to the beginning of your name! Fun teaser and very good explanation.
sgtammoAus*
Dec 27, 2005

Thi "old fossil" really enjoyed your teaser.
settra626Aus*
Jan 02, 2006

very good, very good. I got it, like, the only teaser here that I actually got.
Brainy_1Aus*
Jan 11, 2006

Great teaser! Informative as well as entertaining!! Nice job!
lessthanjake789*us*
Jan 13, 2006

just out of curiosity, though, couldnt a fossil possibly somehow get into the melted pre-igneous rock, as its cooling, and then it cools around it, thereby preserving it quite well? dunno how farfetched that is....
metallicmanAus*
Jan 13, 2006

Good idea, but the rock would be to hot and ruin it.

That is a good idea though. And it made me brainstorm!
teen_wizAca*
Feb 09, 2006

I just studied fossils in science class...I got it right too! Yay me!

Great teaser! Keep 'em coming!
cb123*us*
Feb 13, 2006

nice one i liked it now i whant to find a fossil
PunnettSwears*au*
Jun 09, 2006

Nice and easy.



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