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Oceans

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#29180
Fun:*** (2.77)
Difficulty:** (2.06)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:metallicman*us***

 

 

 



Tinman recently won a contest to be on a hit trivia show, called "Trivillions", where the object of the game is to answer as many trivia questions as you can, and the more you answer, the more money you get.

Tinman was psyched. He went to the store to buy a book on scarce facts. He found only two books. One was made in 2006 and the other was made in 1998. Since the old one was cheaper he went with that book.

He aced every question. The final question was, "How many oceans are there?" Easy one, he thought. When he gave his answer, "Four oceans", he got the question wrong! Why would he have not gotten the question wrong if he went with a current trivia book?


Answer

Because in 2000, another ocean was added around Antarctica, called the Southern Ocean. In 1998 there were only four oceans: the Arctic, Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian.
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Comments

KelbyAus*
Mar 19, 2006

lol. Nice one. Stumped me, it was a good teaser. I had no idea in 1998 they added another Ocean. Is it the smallest one?
zonarita*us*
Mar 20, 2006

Tin this is gr8! Well written, fun and educational! One of your best!!!
sgtammoAus*
Mar 20, 2006

Good Teaser Tinman! I enjoyed this one.
velreno
Mar 27, 2006

Wow! I didn't know they added an ocean. Cool.
speedywheelsAus*
Mar 29, 2006

Good one, Tin! I didn't know that.
syracuse945*ph*
Mar 30, 2006

hmmm, i thot ther wer mor...

gud 1, tho...

PS: "tinman"?
RRAMMOHAN*in*
May 27, 2006

I guessed it to be the arctic ocean! A nice teaser!
Badger*us*
Aug 22, 2006

Learned something as well... But it does beg the question, who are "they" that added the ocean? The National Assoc. of Ocean Namers? Same type of thing coming up with planet name additions... The jury's still out on that one. Thanks for submitting!
labsmith*um*
Aug 22, 2006

Excellent. I didn't know. I love to be educated. Kudos.
june12Aus*
Nov 11, 2008

that what he get for being so cheap ... i learned something too good job



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