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1824 - The rubber balloon was invented by Michael Faraday.When was the rubber balloon invented?

a. 1736
b. 1824
c. 1910
d. 1609

A flattened spiral - Earth is located in the Milky Way.What shape is the galaxy called the Milky Way?

a. A corkscrew
b. A flattened spiral
c. A flat tube
d. A sphere

3 - A cat has three eye lids on each eye. The third lid can often be seen when a cat is sick.How many eyelids does a cat have?

a. 1
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2

Saltpeter - Gunpowder also contains charcoal and potassium nitrate.Which of these is an ingredient in gunpowder?

a. Hydrogen
b. Pepper
c. Saltpeter
d. Mercury

Cooled magma - There are three major kinds of rock - igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.How is an igneous rock formed?

a. Water
b. Pressure
c. Fossilized bones
d. Cooled magma

Smell - The fifth sense is the sense of hearing.Which of your five senses is most related to your memory?

a. Sight
b. Touch
c. Taste
d. Smell

Hummingbird - A Bee Hummingbird is only 5-6 cm in length.What kind of bird is the smallest in the world?

a. Nightingale
b. Chickadee
c. Hummingbird
d. Swallow

Amygdala - This part of your brain is located in the medial temporal lobes.What part of the brain is sometimes referred to as the "Fear Center"?

a. Amygdala
b. Solitary nucleus
c. Medullary pyramids
d. Tectum

1 - There was only one astronaut on the flights. The Mercury program ran from 1959 to 1963.How many astronauts were on the Mercury flights?

a. 7
b. 3
c. 5
d. 1

Thomas Edison - Thomas Edison is most remembered for invention of the light bulb.Which of these inventers had more than 1000 patents at the time of their death?

a. Benjamin Franklin
b. Eli Whitney
c. Henry ford
d. Thomas Edison

Spreading typhoid fever - Typhoid Mary, as she became known, was thought to have infected 51 people with the disease.What was Mary Mallon famous for?

a. Designing the space needle
b. First woman in space
c. Inventing the cotton gin
d. Spreading typhoid fever

Rhubarb - Asparagus is also a perennial. Which of these vegetables is a perennial?

a. Potato
b. Squash
c. Corn
d. Rhubarb

Base - If the paper turns red, the liquid is acid.What turns litmus paper blue?

a. Acid
b. Copper
c. Blood
d. Base

7 - The first color is red. How many colors are there in a rainbow?

a. 7
b. 9
c. 15
d. 12

Heifer - The word steer is used for male cows.What is the correct term for young female cow?

a. Filly
b. Ox
c. Steer
d. Heifer

North - The compass dates back to ancient China.Which direction does the needle on a compass point to?

a. West
b. South
c. East
d. North

93 million miles - The sun is the closest star to earth.How far away is the sun?

a. 93 million miles
b. 150 million miles
c. 50 million miles
d. 20 million miles

Tornados - This scale is used to determine a tornado's intensity (the potential damage that a tornado can do).What does the Fujita Scale measure?

a. Temperature
b. Atmospheric pressure
c. Tornados
d. Earthquakes

Canis Major Dwarf - The galaxy was discovered in 2003.What is the nearest galaxy to the Milky Way?

a. Canis Major Dwarf
b. Magellanic Clouds
c. Andromeda
d. Ursa Major II Dwarf

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