Interesting Question of the Day – 23 January 2017

This is Chicago Pile 1, the first nuclear reactor to go critical.

It produced enough electricity to do what?

Run a clothes dryer, a laptop computer, charge a mobile phone, or none of the above?

The first new player to comment on the website with the correct answer wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

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2 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 23 January 2017
  1. Anneliese Elizabeth says:

    None of the above. When it *first* went critical, it ran at 0.5 watts output. That is not enough for a laptop, too much for a mobile phone charger and not even close to a clothes dryer run.

    • iqtrivia says:

      That’s right. Chicago Pile 1 produced about enough power to light up the standby light on your television. Not the whole television on standby, just the light saying it’s on standby.