Question: How many points are there on the Beaufort scale for measuring wind force?
Correct Answer That was a bit of a trick question, as it appears there are only 12, but the scale goes from 0-12, making 13 points! This scale was developed by Sir Francis Beaufort, a British admiral, in 1805. The measures go from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane) and lists light air, breezes, gales and storms along the way...bring a life preserver! Thanks for playing this quiz, I hope you enjoyed it and learned a thing or two.
Question: Which of these names is attached to the scale of damage which potentially could be caused by an asteroid or comet impacting the Earth?
Correct Answer This scale was developed by MIT professor Richard P. Binzel in the mid-90s and is named for a conference on potential asteroid impacts which was held in Turin, Italy in 1999. Check out www.torinoscale.com for more details on this scary scale!