Trivia Bits for Oct 10, 2019

By Leslie Elman

October 10, 2019 1 min read

Wallacea is a heart-shaped region of islands in the Pacific, including the nation of East Timor and several Indonesian islands. It's named for Alfred Russel Wallace, a 19th-century naturalist who documented the geographical transition zone that separates wildlife found in Australia from wildlife in Asia. Wallace conducted research into evolution in Indonesia while Charles Darwin did his thing in the Galapagos. Although they worked independently, they're listed as co-authors on the first scientific paper to explain natural selection, published in 1858.

The Galapagos Islands are a province of what country?

A) Argentina

B) Chile

C) Ecuador

D) Venezuela

Previous answer: Angkor Wat temple is pictured at the center of the Cambodian flag.

TRIVIA FANS: Leslie Elman is the author of "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts." Contact her at [email protected]

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