Trivia - Fishy Facts
- Q) Where does the word “fish” come from?
A) The Latin word piscis became the Germanic word fisch, which became the Old English word fisc, which became today’s word, fish.
- Q) How much of the Earth’s fresh water is underground?
- Q) Do sharks have scales?
A) No, their skin is covered with dermal denticles, or “skin teeth.”
- Q) Do you think your fish can hear?
A) Yes, but they don’t have ears that open to the outside. Sound waves are picked up through a fish’s body.
- Q) When and where did the first public aquarium open?
A) 1853, in Regents Park in London, England.
- Q) What do you call the whiskers on catfish and other bottom dwellers?
- Q) What do you call a scientist who studies fish?
A) An ichthyologist.
- Q) What Hollywood blockbuster sold the most DVDs and videos in one day?
A) Finding Nemo, sales of 8 million DVDs and videos.
- Q) How many species of fish exist on Earth?
A) More than 24,000.
- Q) When and where were Goldfish first bred?
A) In China during the 11th century, from the occasional colorful specimen found among carp bred for food.
- Q) Fish live in water, of course …but how much of a fish IS water?
- Q) There are how many different types of catfish?
A) More than 2,000.
- Q) Freshwater tropical fish are most active and most healthy at what water temperature?
A) 76-80 degrees Fahrenheit.