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Daily Quiz: Wednesday 23rd September 2020

What is the Italian word for pie?

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Contrary to what many believe, pizza does not mean pie in Italian. Pizza is its own thing and is its own dish. There are other words, such as torta or crostata, which are used to describe pies of sweet or savory filling. The use of the word pie with pizza is solely in the USA, and specific regions at that. The full phrase is more common in older generations of Italian-Americans

What sea creature has 3 hearts and 8 arms?

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An octopus can change the color of its entire body in just three-tenths of a second. But the creature doesn't simply take on the general pattern of its surroundings. Instead, it often mimics specific undersea objects, like plants or rocks, to disappear into the underwater scenery.

What is the name of the largest castle in the capital of Scotland?

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With total area of 35,737 square meters, Edinburgh castle dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh in Scotland. Few of the present buildings pre-date the 16th century. The notable exception is St Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, which dates from the early 12th century

Which flower can change its colour from blue to pink by adding acid into the soil?

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The color of hydrangeas, except for white hydrangeas, depends on the acidity of the soil. You can make pink hydrangeas turn blue by increasing the acidity of your soil. You can increase the acidity by adding coffee grounds, citrus peels, and crushed egg shells.

What forest was Robin Hood associated with?

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What is another name for the card game 'blackjack'

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Who was the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic?

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Amelia Earhart, fondly known as "Lady Lindy," was an American aviator who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator. Earhart was the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license. She had several notable flights, including becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, as well as the first person to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific.

On which continent would you find the country of Myanmar, also called Burma?

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Burma was what the British called the country during their reign that lasted from 1824 to 1948. The name Burma is derived from the dominant Bamar ethnic group that makes up 70% of the population. After gaining independence, the nation was ruled by a harsh regime under the military junta. In 1989, Burma officially became the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Rangoon became Yangon

The cancer drug 'Taxol' is derived from which tree?

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Paclitaxel, the most well-known natural-source cancer drug in the United States, is derived from the bark of the Pacific yew tree (Taxus brevifolia) and is used in the treatment of breast, lung, and ovarian cancer, as well as Kaposi's sarcoma.

What is the symbol for Tantalum on the periodic table of elements?

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Tantalum is a chemical element with the symbol Ta and atomic number 73. It is used in a variety of alloys to add high strength, ductility and a high melting point. When drawn into a fine wire, it’s used as a filament for evaporating metals such as aluminum. More than half of tantalum’s use is for electrolytic capacitors and vacuum furnace parts. The element is also used to make chemical process equipment, nuclear reactors, aircraft and missile parts. Tantalum has found use in making surgical appliances because it’s completely immune to body liquids

Daily Quiz: Wednesday 23rd September 2020
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