You're a master of our submarine cable FAQs. You know how many cables there are. You know how thick they are. You could take on the next generation of submarine cable experts in a head-to-head knowledge battle.
It sounds like you're ready for the next level of cable know-how.
Lucky for you, we've been hosting next-level cable trivia over on our interactive submarine cable map.
Every month, cable connoisseurs will find a new question to ponder. (Look for the icon in the bottom right-hand corner to play.) Submit the correct answer and you'll be entered to win a free submarine cable map in our monthly drawing.
Today we're revealing the answers to our first three questions. And we've got a new question up for February, which we won't spoil just yet.
How many active or planned cables are named after birds?
How many active or planned cables are named after real people?
We got submissions as low as 0 and as high as 400. But, alas, at the time of publication there were only 11 cables with people-based names on our map:
- Grace Hopper
- Jerry Newton
- Leif Erikson
- Alonso de Ojeda
What’s the longest active or planned cable on the map?
Congrats to our lucky map winners. And thank you to Aqua Comms for sponsoring our interactive map and monthly trivia sessions.