10 most difficult physics riddles A list of ten (out of 34) physics related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Physics quiz This is an iron buoy. Where were its atoms formed?In a high-mass star preceding Sun. Radioactive nickel-56 (which decays to the most common isotope of iron) is the last element to be produced before the collapse of a supernova. That is why the iron was abundantly scattered into space after the supernova explosion.very hard 34% in a high-mass star preceding Sunin a high-mass star preceding Sun34%in the Sunin the Sun8%in the Earth's corein the Earth's core29%in the Earth's crustin the Earth's crust26%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 9139 answers in 2 languages »elements 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 very hard 34% Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei22%Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius29%Gabriel Daniel FahrenheitGabriel Daniel Fahrenheit34%William KelvinWilliam Kelvin13%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 2354 answers in 4 languages »inventors riddles » If a gun bullet was made of gold, what properties would it have?Armor-piercing. The density of gold is 19,320 kg/m3, which is higher than of uranium (18,800) and much higher than of lead (11,340). The armor-piercing ammo is made of uranium for its high density - golden bullets would work for this purpose even better.very hard 37% it would be uselessit would be useless29%explosiveexplosive5%armor-piercingarmor-piercing37%similar in its properties to a lead bulletsimilar in its properties to a lead bullet27%Created by: Cleo. Statistics based on 5448 answers in 2 languages »guns riddles » What is the unit of the conductance?1S (siemens). Conductance (conductivity) is the reverse of the resistance. So it is a measure of the susceptibility of the element to the flow of the electric current. Siemens is the unit of electric conductance named after German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens, founder of the well known Siemens company.hard 40% 1Ω (ohm)1Ω (ohm)20%1S (siemens)1S (siemens)40%1H (henry)1H (henry)13%1T (tesla)1T (tesla)25%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 2477 answers in 2 languages »electricity riddles » This is the aurora of Jupiter. What are the visible bright spots caused by?Jupiter moons. Jupiter's moons, especially Io (spot on the left), are powerful sources of auroras on Jupiter. These arise from electric currents along field lines, generated by a dynamo mechanism due to the relative motion between the rotating planet and the moving moon.hard 41% volcanic peaksvolcanic peaks4%atmospheric stormsatmospheric storms23%Jupiter moonsJupiter moons41%multiple magnetic poles of Jupitermultiple magnetic poles of Jupiter30%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9445 answers in 2 languages »planets riddles » What does "FM" found on radio receivers stand for?Frequency Modulation. In telecommunications and signal processing, frequency modulation (FM) is the encoding of information in a carrier wave by varying the instantaneous frequency of the wave. hard 46% Amplitude ModulationAmplitude Modulation3%Frequency ModulationFrequency Modulation46%Fast ModulationFast Modulation19%Microwaves Microwaves 29%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 4938 answers in 2 languages »music riddles » In what temperatures is the superconductivity observed?Very low. Superconductivity is a phenomenon of exactly zero electrical resistance and expulsion of magnetic fields, which occur in certain materials when cooled below a characteristic critical temperature. This quantum phenomenon is impossible to be explained by the classical physics. hard 46% very lowvery low46%very highvery high14%in every temperaturein every temperature5%it depends on the material usedit depends on the material used33%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 3339 answers in 2 languages »technology riddles » Which water phase is the most dense?Liquid water. Ice frozen at atmospheric pressure is approximately 8.3% less dense than liquid water. Thus, ice floats on liquid water.hard 48% liquid waterliquid water48%water icewater ice35%water vaporwater vapor5%all have the same densityall have the same density11%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 13772 answers in 2 languages »ice riddles » What technique are these parking sensors using?Echo sounding. Typical parking sensors are ultrasonic, often a clicking sound may be heard close by. There are also less popular electromagnetic sensors, that do not require any holes in the bumper, but detect metal objects only.hard 51% radarradar14%echo soundingecho sounding51%infrared ranginginfrared ranging23%electromagnetic inductionelectromagnetic induction11%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11662 answers in 2 languages »cars riddles » What may happen to a lead battery when overcharged?Explosion. Any lead-acid battery system when overcharged will produce hydrogen gas by electrolysis of water. If the rate of overcharge is small, the vents of each cell allow the dissipation of the gas. A severe overcharge may produce a flammable concentration of hydrogen.hard 51% acid leakacid leak24%polarization switchpolarization switch11%explosionexplosion51%sulfurizationsulfurization13%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15416 answers in 2 languages »chemistry riddles » Play physics quiz and see all the questions.