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What animal's heart kept Baby Fae alive in 1999?
a. Guinea pig
This animal's memory isn't so special, it doesn't die en masse in
graveyards, and it's not so much that they're scared of mice, but that they can be surprised by them in
confined spaces. What are these pachyderms?
What theory first appeared in a 1905 paper called "On the
Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies"?
a. Plate tectonics
b. Special theory of relativity
c. Ego, id and superego
d. Atomic theory
Which of these units of distance is longest?
a. Astronomical unit
He flew on Gemini 3 and Gemini 10, went to the Moon twice on Apollo
10 and Apollo 16 and flew two space shuttle missions (including the first). Who was he?
a. Mike Melvill
b. John Young
c. Alan Shepard
d. Franklin Chang-Diaz
In 1903, Serbian mathematician Mileva Maric married one of her
classmates and may have played a key role in his most famous discovery. Who was her hubby?
a. Nikola Tesla
b. Pierre Curie
c. Albert Einstein
d. Guglielmo Marconi
In August 1983, who became the first black person in space?
a. Guion Bluford
b. Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez
c. Ronald McNair
d. Mae Jemison
What does an astronomer use a bolometer for?
a. To gauge parallax
b. To measure the heat of stars
c. To measure the distance of a star
d. To measure bolos
Which of these is not one of the three periods in the Mesozoic
Amedeo Avogadro's eponymous law covers the volume, temperature and
pressure of what?
d. Love in Venice
Who is credited for coming up with the idea for a working atomic
bomb on September 12, 1933, while he was waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury?
a. Enrico Fermi
b. Ernest Rutherford
c. Leo Szilard
d. Neils Bohr
The spin of the Earth's axis in not a straight line. This "wobble"
has a name that sounds like it was named for one of NBC's "Friends". What is it called?
a. Phoebe Wobble
b. Gellar Wobble
c. Chandler Wobble
d. Tribbiani Wobble
In 1886, Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler drove the first car, a
three-wheeled vehicle with an internal-combustion engine, through the streets of what city?
What did Albert Einstein write to Franklin Roosevelt about in a
famous 1939 letter?
a. The possibility of space flight
b. The atomic bomb
c. His need for a US visa
d. The Holocaust
In 1983, what unit of measure was defined as the distance that
light can travel in 1/299,792,458 of a second?
a. 1 meter
b. 1 mile
c. 1 foot
d. 1 inch
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