Science Quiz / The Chemistry of Christmas

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Can you determine whether these facts about the chemistry of things associated with Christmas are true(T) or false(F)?

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Chemistry FactTrue or False
The wax that candles are made of is a hydrocarbon.
There is an enzyme called Santalyse.
Snow will not stick if the ground-level temperature is above 0°C or 32°F.
According to scientific research the presence of a type of gene leads to a dislike of brussels sprouts.
An average snowflake is made up of 180 billion molecules of water.
Scientists have proven that eating turkey makes the body sleepy.
There are about 500 different species of evergreen coniferous that are used as Christmas trees.
The scent of mistletoe can lead to a release of love hormones.
The oil that comes from an orange peel is flammable.
The burning of frankincense can activate ion channels in the brain which can alleviate depression.
Chemistry FactTrue or False
Christmas crackers make a 'bang' sound because of the air released from inside the cracker.
There is an orange-red molecule named rudolphomycin.
Gold is the only metal element that is yellow or golden in colour.
The most popular form of Christmas lights are called incandescent bulbs.
Myrrh is used to help with mouth conditions.
As a result of seasonal changes in light levels, polar bears eyes adapt with their tapetum changing colour from gold in the summer to blue in the winter.
An employee of Thomas Edison created the very first strand of electric Christmas lights.
The leaves of a Holly Bush can be used to make a PH indicator.
In the 19th century, tinsel was made of metal.
Juvenile robins have a brown rather than a red breast.
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