My dwarf fortress
addiction hobby actually helped me in my university-level earth and ocean sciences exam last term. I went into the exam drastically under-prepared, and was faced with questions like these:
-This reddish aluminum-rich mineral has a high melting point.
My answer: BAUXITE
-name three common ores of iron:
My answer: MAGNETITE, LIMONITE, HEMATITE
-The minerals Granite and Diorite are sedementary, igneous, or metamorphic?
My answer: IGNEOUS.
I winged the exam. I got 87%. I'm not kidding.
I <3 Dwarf Fortress.