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The controversial OPV hypothesis says that HIV was transmitted to
humans from chimps after Africans took an oral vaccine that had been cultivated in chimp kidneys. What was
this vaccine for?
Nowadays, the BTU is defined as 1055 of what metric unit?
M and K are both used to represent what number?
The Devonian period, the fourth division of the Paleozoic Era, is
named for Devonshire, which is found in what country, where that period's sedimentary rocks were first studied
in the 1830s?
Back when people thought that the universe rotated around the
Earth, where did they think the sun was?
a. Between Venus and Mars
b. Past Uranus
c. Between the earth and the moon
d. Between Jupiter and Mars
Chester Carlson called it xerography, from the Greek words for "dry
writing." What do we call it today?
The second American to fly in space, what Mercury astronaut had
also been a front-running candidate to be the first man to land on the Moon?
a. Gus Grissom
b. John Glenn
c. Buzz Aldrin
d. Roger Chaffee
What product was originally made thermal-shock resistant
d. Safety glass
In 1926, Clifford Harmon established a series of trophies to honor
people in what scientific field?
You might blow hot and cold on this one, but who would most likely
use a synoptic chart?
b. Eye doctor
c. Bible student
Because the shape of his nose apparently indicated a character
flaw, who was initially denied a berth on the HMS Beagle by its captain, Robert Fitz Roy?
a. Charles Darwin
b. Robert Louis Stevenson
c. James Cook
d. Horatio Hornblower
What part of your body has to shut down before you're not just
clinically dead, but really, irreversibly, dead?
Which branch of science studies sound?
b. Earth Science
d. Systems Theory
Which three colours are used to display the picture on your TV
a. Red, Green and Yellow
b. Red, Green and Black
c. Red, Green and Blue
d. Red, Green and Brown
Which of the following was traditionally a major component of
a. Calcium carbonate
b. Calcium bicarbonate
c. Sodium bicarbonate
d. Sodium bisulfate
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