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In 2001, a physicist named John Keogh used a loophole in Australian
law to patent a "circular transportation facilitation device". By what name is this device usually known?
a. Perpetual motion machine
d. Running shoes
Which Wright brother was actually at the controls when their plane
Who reportedly shouted "Eureka!" when his bath revealed the secret
to finding an object's density?
Which American became famous for conducting an insane 1752
experiment with a kite and a key in a thunderstorm to prove that atmospheric electricity causes lightning?
a. Thomas Edison
b. John James Audubon
c. Benjamin Franklin
d. James Whistler
All 12 people who walked on the Moon did so in whose
a. Lyndon Johnson
b. John Kennedy
c. Richard Nixon
d. Gerald Ford
By applying electric current to dead frogs' legs, I got the legs to
twitch, and became convinced that this "animal electricity" was its life force. Who am I?
a. Antoine Lavoissier
b. Alessandro Volta
c. Luigi Galvani
d. Benjamin Franklin
This bookbinder's apprentice had no formal education, but picked up
enough science to get a job as Humphry Davy's assistant and then went on to revolutionize electromagnetic
theory. Who was he?
a. Michael Faraday
b. Isaac Newton
c. William Gilbert
d. James Clerk Maxwell
Mathematician Bertrand Russell won a Nobel Prize, even though there
is no Nobel Prize for Mathematics. In what field?
d. Square Dancing
To a meteorologist, March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.
But if you're an astrologer, March comes in like a Pisces and out like what sign?
If Ralph Kramden even did manage to send Alice "to the Moon", how
far would she have had to travel?
a. 384,403 kilometers (238,857 miles)
b. 3,844 kilometers (238,857 miles)
c. 38,440 kilometers (238,857 miles)
d. 3,843,033 kilometers (238,857 miles)
The first astronauts were military test pilots. Who was the first
US civilian in space?
a. Neil Armstrong
b. Jake Garn
c. Christa McAuliffe
d. Harrison Schmitt
Aside from the fact that it's a flying saucer, what else is unusual
about a spy plane called the DarkStar?
a. It is used exclusively by civilians
b. It can become invisible at night
c. It has no pilot
d. It can reach the Moon and back
When the Montgolfier brothers launched their first balloon, whom or
what was it carrying?
a. A duck, rooster and sheep
b. France's crown prince
c. The brothers themselves
d. Weather instruments
Shortly after winning the Nobel Prize, Pierre Curie died. What
a. Radiation poisoning
b. A bad egg
c. A horse-drawn carriage
d. Marie Curie's gun
Arguably, Germany's Heinrich Gobel, Britain's Joseph Swan and
Canada's Henry Woodward all beat Thomas Edison to which of his inventions?
a. Light bulb
b. Motion pictures
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