Could robots replace guide dogs? What influences tides? What happened during some historic American hurricanes? And can people get a refreshing nap while "standing up"? These are some of the questions explored this Friday on The World from A to Z!
Please note: We will be off the air Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday, and our daily show will resume on September 5th.
This Friday's news quiz covers topics that were featured throughout the week on The World from A to Z:
1. What is the name of the storm that strengthened to hurricane status this week and made landfall on the Gulf Coast of Florida?
2. What famous, British lake was the subject of a recent search by hundreds of volunteers, who made no new discoveries despite detecting "fantastic" sounds?
3. What kind of sudden event recently blocked a road and shut down a railway for days in the French Alps?
4. What European country, which was once led by dictator Enver Hoxha, was featured on Tuesday's show for its fast-growing tourism industry?
5. In the first-ever case of its kind, an Australian woman underwent a successful brain surgery that removed what kind of living creature?
6. ETIAS, a new authorization form that takes effect next year, will be a requirement for travelers to what union of 27 countries?
7. In what African nation did the military stage an apparent coup this week, seizing control from a president whose family has led the country for more than 50 years?
8. Our August 31 "This Date in World History" segment remembered the 128th anniversary of the patent for what kind of airborne invention?
9. The moon's position at perigee, combined with the second time it was full in a single month (August), led to it being called what "type" of moon?
10. On what date in 1939 did Germany invade Poland, sparking the beginning of World War II?