Answers to Diana’s Quiz

  1. The world’s longest  suspension span is the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Japan from the island of Awaji to Kobe on Honshu, a distance of 4 miles.  It took 2 million workers ten years to complete it.
  1. Strakes are strips of planking or plating running lengthwise along a vessel’s side or bottom, to keep the sea out and the boat afloat.
  1. Professor Calculus was a character in the Adventures of Tintin series of books created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi.
  1. In botany, an epiphyte grows harmlessly on another plant and derives its moisture from the air and rain and debris surrounding it.  A parasite benefits by taking nutrients at the expense of its host.
  1. A jellyfish has no brain.