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Test Your Knowledge #17

How many pools will you find on Allure of the Seas?
Many water-related stories have been in the news in the past several weeks — including reports connected to the four questions below.  Do you know the answers?

1. 
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas — which can accommodate 6,400 passengers — is currently the world’s largest cruise ship. How many swimming pools does the Allure of the Seas have?

 

a. 13
b. 19
c.  21
d.  32


2. The city of Karachi, Pakistan, has closed all swimming pools at least through November. The spread of what pathogen is the closure designed to prevent?

a. The virus that causes dengue fever
b. The mycobacteria that cause tuberculosis
c. The virus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever
d. The amoeba parasite (Naegleria flowleri) that eats human brain tissue


3. Swimmers in a public pool were unaware that a baby saltwater crocodile had also gone for a dip to escape the heat — until eventually a lifeguard pulled out the creature (which was adorable, by reptilian standards). Where was the pool located?
 
a. Mumbai, India
b. Darwin, Australia
c. Phuket, Thailand
d. Pnom Penh, Cambodia


4. And speaking of scary critters in swimming pools…there was also the four-meter-long (more than 13 feet!) python that had to be fished out (snaked out?) of a private club’s swimming pool. In which city?

a. Lagos, Nigeria
b. Nairobi, Kenya
c. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
d. Panama City, Panama


To find out how many you got right, see below.

 

 


 

 

Here are the answers:

1. c. 21

Video: To see some of the Ocean Aria Aqua Show on Allure of the Seas, click here.

2. a. The virus that causes dengue fever

3. b. Darwin, Australia

Video: To watch Craig West ("The Crocodile Man") capture and hypnotize a small crocodile in an Australian backyard pool, click here.

4. c. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


How did you do? Keep reading, watching and listening to the news, because another edition of “Test Your Knowledge” will be coming in the next WaterShapes EXTRA! 

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