back to top

Can You Answer These 10 Unnecessarily Sweary Science Questions?

No googling allowed, you cheating bastard. NSFW, obvs.

Posted on
  1. 1.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Oxygen
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Argon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nitrogen makes up 78% of the atmosphere, oxygen makes up 21%.

  2. 2.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    100N
    Correct
    Incorrect
    300N
    Correct
    Incorrect
    600N
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    At Earth's surface a 1kg mass exerts a force of approximately 9.81 N – but you can approximate this to 10N to make the maths easier.

  3. 3.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    300 kgm/s
    Correct
    Incorrect
    3000 Nm/s
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Momentum is equal to mass multiplied by velocity.

  4. 4.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Protein
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Fatty acid
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Proteins are polymers made up of lots of amino acid monomers.

  5. 5.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Fucking boiling.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Fucking freezing.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    273 Kelvin is 0°C i.e. literally the freezing point of water.

  6. 6.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Through air.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Through water.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cholera is caused by a bacterium that spreads through water, so it tends to be a problem in parts of the world where sanitation, food safety, and hygiene practices are inadequate.

  7. 7.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Transverse waves.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Longitudinal waves.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Both transverse and longitudinal, the bloody show-off.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Earthquakes trigger primary and secondary waves, known as P- and S-waves. P-waves are compressional and longitudinal, and S-waves are shear and transverse.

  8. 8.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Hydrocarbons contain only the elements carbon (C) and hydrogen (H).

  9. 9.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    How the fuck should I know?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    IT'S THE POWERHOUSE OF THE FUCKING CELL, YOU TWAT.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Obviously.

  10. 10.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Respiration and energy production.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Photosynthesis.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's why it's called the powerhouse of the cell, duh.

Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

Contact Kelly Oakes at kelly.oakes@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.

Promoted
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.