Filed Under (General, Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 19-05-2008

Q: There is one mammal which has more teeth than any other – up to 260 in fact. Which mammal is it?

Answer to last week’s question:

My two favourite renditions of ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ are by Eva Cassidy and Israel Kamawiwo’ole.
The winner was the inimitable Tim Slade, but could’ve been Eddie Arthur!

NB If you know any other good renditions of the song, let me know!

5 Comments posted on "Trivia Question of the Week (20)"
anne on May 19th, 2008 at 4:10 pm #

i guess dolphin, but im intrigued by this one.

Tim on May 19th, 2008 at 7:56 pm #

Does baleen count? ‘Cause if so, I’d go with the blue whale or something. If not, I’m gonna guess something TOTALLY off-the-wall, like the spiny anteater. (Which, for all I know, may not even have teeth.) Oh, wait. And it’s a marsupial. Never mind. Umm…I dunno.

Eddie on May 21st, 2008 at 10:54 am #

I thought that marsupials were mammals – but isn’t the spiny anteater a monotreme (also a class of mammal) rather than a marsupial? My guess would be a platypus (also a monotreme).

Tim on May 21st, 2008 at 1:21 pm #

@Eddie —

I think you’re right, I was just getting my Venn diagrams scrambled. Perhaps this is why I should have paid attention in my zoology class rather than skipping to go play Ultimate Frisbee. Hmmm…

Will on May 26th, 2008 at 1:02 am #

Is it a whale?