August 19th Trivia Solution

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Near the equator, there are areas where there is little to no wind. What are these areas called?

Correct answer:

 
  • doldrums

Incorrect answers:
  • maelstroms
  • pyreheneses
  • indigos

Interesting Info:
  • The Doldrums are an area of low pressure occurring where the trade winds meet along the equator. Winds here are usually calm or very light. Sailors have been known to get "stuck in the doldrums", run out of rations, and starve before reaching land.
 

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