Name the Famous Foursomes

If you know the four seasons of the year, the four sections of an orchestra, or even the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, well then this quiz is for you. You have 10 minutes to name all 80 of the famous foursomes. Want to raise the stakes? Challenge a friend, family member or co-worker to see who can get all of the correct answers in the least amount of time. Click here to play. Good luck!

 

Foursomes

How we Conquered Smallpox

For thousands of years, humans had been exposed to smallpox, a highly infectious disease that ravaged cities and civilizations all over the world. Despite it’s infamy and high mortality rate, the last naturally occurring case of smallpox was in 1977. So how did we eradicate this disease? Watch the video below to learn more about smallpox, vaccinations and a cow named Blossom (seriously). Enjoy!

 

Happy Father’s Day!

In anticipation for this weekend, the Thumper team would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there. Thank you for your love, your support, your encyclopedic knowledge of all things, and for reminding us about that one embarrassing thing we did ages ago. Thank you for the little tips along the way and the milestone advice when we reach a crossroads. Thank you for your hard work, your taste in music and for your unfailing humor. As an homage to our dear fathers, the Thumper team would like to dedicate these ‘dad jokes’ to the special dad(s) in your life. Click here for 29 dad jokes that will leave you punned-out. Enjoy!

 

Happy Father's Day

Guess the Logo

In North America, we are completely surrounded by logos all the time. Whether it be billboards on the street, the coffee cup in your hand, or even a forgotten shopping bag in your bedroom. The question is, have you been paying attention? You will have a ten minute timer and 54 logos to get through. The catch? The logos get progressively harder. So what are you waiting for? Click here to play ‘Guess the Logo’.

 

Logo

Can you Learn Perfect Pitch?

If your heard a single note, could you hear the difference between an A Flat and a B? If so, you may be one of every ten thousand people who have perfect pitch¹. Prodigies like Mozart had this ability, but if you practiced every day, could you develop perfect pitch? Watch the video below to find out.

 

Cuisine Sorting Game

We hope you like Mediterranean food. You will be ‘given’ 36 different dishes in a list. Your job (aside from sampling each one in the future), is to sort them in the order of Greek, French, Spanish and French. Seem simple? Well, you’ll only have one minute and a half to do it. So what are you waiting for? Click here to play the cuisine sorting game. Good luck and may the quickest clicker win!

 

Cuisine Sorting Game

Finish the Famous Quote

Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., Socrates, and Mother Teresa all have something in common… They all have great quotable material. You will be given 26 quotes from famous figures spanning from all over the world. Your job is to correctly select the end of their quote from the answer bank provided. You have six minutes and a whole lot of memory jogging to do. Click here to play “Finish the Famous Quote”.

 

Famous Quote

Do Animals Have Language?

There’s no denying that animals communicate – both with one another and sometimes even with humans. Whether it’s a bee sharing a new food source with the hive, an ape using sign language to relay past experiences, or even your dog giving you ‘puppy eyes’ for that belly rub. But do animals have language? Are they able to use a system to convey complex ideas? Watch the video below to find out.

 

Happy Victoria Day!

To all Canadians, the Thumper Team wishes you a happy Victoria Day! Set off some fireworks, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the day off. If you’d like to learn more about this interesting Canadian holiday – that pre-dates the country itself – click here.

 

Happy Victoria Day

Identify the Historical Event

Historians usually have some pretty impressive paintings and photographs to go along with their findings. This won’t be the case today. Should you accept today’s challenge, you will be given 30 hand-drawn moments in history to identify. Read the prompts below and type the missing terms in the box above. You have eight minutes and the world’s history to go through. Good luck! Click here to identify the historical event.

Identify the Historical Event