You Call Yourself a Bostonian?!
GCrew Fun Facts
A Trip Around the World
Lord of the Rings Character or Medication?
Boston Biotech
100

Harvard University was named after this Puritan minister. 

Who is: John Harvard

100

This GCrew member has paraglided in Austria.

Who is: Sophie

100

What is the official language of Kenya?

What is: Swahili

100

Obredon

What is: Medication


Obredon is prescribed to treat coughs caused by the common cold.

100

This famous Harvard & MIT professor co-authored 580 papers and 143 patent publications.

Who is: George Church!

200

In 1919, a tank holding 2.3 million gallons of this exploded in the North End, sending a 15-foot wave through the streets and killing 21 people.

What is: Molasses


200

This GCrew member enjoys throwing the frisbee (especially light up) and played intramural ultimate frisbee in college.

Who is: Cory!

200

This was the most visited city in the world in 2020.

What is: Bangkok 


22 millions international visitors!

200

Celeborn

What is: Lord of the Rings character


Celeborn and his wife, Galadriel, were Guardians of Lothlórien.

200

More than 50% of MA-based biopharma companies that received VC funding in 2020 were located in this city.

What is: Cambridge, MA

300

This traditionally Christian holiday was once banned in Boston.

What is: Christmas


Bostonians couldn’t celebrate Christmas between 1659-1681. It was against the law because the Pilgrims believed it to be a corrupted holiday.

300

This GCrew spontaneously tied the knot in Hawaii.

Who is: Parastoo!

300

This percentage of the world's fresh water is held in  Glaciers and ice sheets.

What is: 70%

300

Qvar

What is: Medication


Qvar is an inhaled corticosteroid prescribed to prevent asthma attacks.

300

Kendall Square is home to approximately this many biotech companies within a mile radius. 

What is: 120

400

This unique bridge is the only one in the world where a boat can sail under a train going under a vehicle driving under an airplane.

What is: The Boston University bridge

400

This GCrew member once saw a moose and it was, quite possibly, the most terrifying thing they have ever seen in their life.

Who is: Lucy!

400

India's trains transport roughly this many passengers each day. 

What is: 23 million

400

Frova

What is: Medication

Frova, a class of drug called a triptan, is used to treat migraine pain.

400

What was the first company in Boston focused on biotechnology?

What is: Biogen

500

Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X both worked at this Boston hotel/restaurant. 

What is: Omni Parker House

500

This GCrew member has passports from 3 countries.

Who is: Alex!

500

There are 11 time zones in this country.

What is: Russia

500

Erestor

What is: Lord Of The Rings character


Erestor was an Elf of Rivendell, and part of the Council of Elrond during the War of the Ring.

500

MA-based biopharma companies raised this much capital in venture funding in 2020.

What is: $5.8B


41% of all biopharma venture funding went to MA-based biopharma companies in 2020!

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