Discoverers questions This is a list of recently added questions about discoverers. Play discoverers quiz and see all the questions. What did Isaac Newton discover? The law of universal gravitation. Newton's law of universal gravitation states that a particle attracts every other particle in the universe using a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centers. Created by: Tschuka hard 49% The law of universal gravitationThe law of universal gravitation955The law of universal attractionThe law of universal attraction466The law of universal dynamicsThe law of universal dynamics508The law of a universal parableThe law of a universal parable18physics riddles » Where was John Cabot from? (the discoverer of Newfoundland and Labrador)From Italy. John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto, Venetian: Zuan Chabotto) was a Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of the mainland of North America. Created by: Tschuka very hard 33% from Englandfrom England478from Francefrom France307from Italyfrom Italy634from Irelandfrom Ireland496geographic discoveries riddles » What is the name of the James Cook Barque during his first expedition? (discovert of the south-east coast of Australia)The Endeavour. HMS Endeavour was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand, from 1769 to 1771. In April 1770, Endeavour became the first ship to reach the east coast of Australia, when Cook went ashore at what is now known as Botany Bay. Endeavour then sailed north along the Australian coast. Created by: Tschuka very hard 39% The Australia The Australia 164The ChristineThe Christine303The EndeavourThe Endeavour468The Freedom of the SeasThe Freedom of the Seas265sailing riddles » Who discovered radioactivity?Henri Becquerel. Antoine Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. For work in this field he, along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie, received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics. The SI unit for radioactivity, the becquerel (Bq), is named after him.Created by: Tschuka very hard 26% Henri BecquerelHenri Becquerel113Max PlanckMax Planck39Ernest RutherfordErnest Rutherford110Maria Skłodowska-CurieMaria Skłodowska-Curie159discoveries riddles » What is the name of the phenomenon of faster freezing of warmer water than colder water?Mpemba effect. The Mpemba effect, is the observation that, in some circumstances, warmer water can freeze faster than colder water. There have been reports of similar phenomena since ancient times, although with insufficient detail for the claims to be replicated.Created by: Tschuka very hard 28% Mpemba effectMpemba effect82Phenomenon of LeidenfrostPhenomenon of Leidenfrost114Wulff processWulff process45Maxwell's vitrificationMaxwell's vitrification50chemistry riddles » Which European was the first to discover America?Bjarni Herjólfsson. Bjarni was heading to Greenland to visit his father in 986, when he drifted south and found himself near the coast of today Canada. Despite his crew eagerness, he refused to land and only attested the discovery of a land full of trees and hills.Created by: smyruvery hard 26% Bjarni HerjólfssonBjarni Herjólfsson807Marco PoloMarco Polo249Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus1444Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci520Peru riddles » Who invented the mercury-in-glass thermometer?Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was a German physicist, engineer, and glass blower who is best known for inventing the mercury-in-glass thermometer (1714), and for developing a temperature scale now named after him Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykvery hard 34% Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei1759Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius2166Gabriel Daniel FahrenheitGabriel Daniel Fahrenheit2650William KelvinWilliam Kelvin1062inventors riddles » What is "c" in E=mc^2?Speed of light. In words, energy equals mass multiplied by the speed of light squared.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykeasy 71% thermodynamic free energythermodynamic free energy896specific heat capacityspecific heat capacity1126speed of lightspeed of light6471Coulomb, unit of the electric chargeCoulomb, unit of the electric charge501light riddles » After whom is Queen Maud Land in Antarctica named?Norwegian queen. Queen Maud Land was the first part of Antarctica to be sighted. The name was initially applied in January 1930 to the land discovered by Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen and Finn Lützow-Holm during Norvegia expedition of 1929–30. It was named after the Norwegian Queen Maud of Wales, wife of the then-reigning King Haakon VII.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 53% Dutch queenDutch queen5518Norwegian queenNorwegian queen12087Russian queenRussian queen892Mythical queen of the AmazonsMythical queen of the Amazons4156geographical names riddles » Who was the first to navigate the Northwest Passage? (sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans)Roald Amundsen. In a three year journey between 1903 and 1906, Amundsen explored the passage with a crew of no more than six, in the converted 47-ton herring boat Gjøa. Spending winters with ship trapped in ice, he learned from the local Netsilik people about Arctic survival skills that would later prove useful. For example, he learned to use sled dogs and to wear animal skins in lieu of heavy, woolen parkas. Amundsen later led the expeditions to discover the South Pole (1911) and the North Pole (1926).Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 33% James CookJames Cook2620Vitus BeringVitus Bering3153Roald AmundsenRoald Amundsen3621No one yetNo one yet1575geography of Canada riddles » Play physics quiz and see all the questions.