Statistics for Materials From History #2

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Hint Answer % Correct
What the Statue of Liberty is made from. It took a couple decades for the statue
to turn from orange to green.
Copper
91%
Gas that the Hindenburg zeppelin was filled with when it caught fire in 1937Hydrogen
88%
This bouncy substance made from tree drippings caused the Amazonian city of
Manaus to be fabulously wealthy in the late 19th century
Rubber
84%
Material made by tanners, who traditionally used urine and dung in the processLeather
82%
The cities of Venice and Waterford were once famous for making thisGlass
78%
In the Roman Republic, free born men wore rings of this utilitarian material. Over time,
the practice died out and people (who could afford it) wore gold rings instead.
Iron
75%
Drug lord Pablo Escobar gave people a choice between two metals.
The first was silver (a bribe). The second was this (a bullet).
Lead
75%
Hat makers may have gone "mad" due to exposure to this toxic metalMercury
72%
The world's first synthetic fiber, created by DuPont in 1935. During WWII, women stopped
wearing stockings made from it due to wartime shortages.
Nylon
70%
Lightbulbs were improved in 1904 when filaments were first made using
this durable metal with the chemical symbol W
Tungsten
69%
The first watch made using this crystal was released by Seiko in 1969Quartz
69%
Type of ceramic invented in China and not produced in Europe until 1708Porcelain
69%
What stave churches are constructed fromWood
64%
Known as "inheritance powder", poisonings using this substance were difficult to detect
until the Marsh Test was invented in 1836
Arsenic Trioxide
63%
Forged documents claimed that Saddam Hussein was trying to import the
yellow cake variety of this element, leading to the Iraq War
Uranium
63%
Traditionally, college professors wore jackets made of this rough woolen material,
named for a British river
Tweed
58%
Bird and bat poop deposits that were highly valuable as fertilizer until the early 20th centuryGuano
57%
The most abundant metal in the earth's crust, it used to be worth more than gold
because it was difficult to refine
Aluminum
49%
The Aztecs made many decorative objects from this blue-green stoneTurquoise
40%
Substance found in the heads of certain whales that was used to make candles{Sperm}aceti
26%

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