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  1. A radionuclide is a radioactive: Mineral; Gas; Isotope; or Electron?
  2. Which animal provided the etymological and scientific derivation of a 'vaccine'?
  3. What name is given to a puzzle or word construction which hides a word within single letters of other words: Metapuzzle; Acrostic; Tangram; or Anagram?
  4. Proposed by German physician Johann Becher in 1667, the now obsolete 'Phlogiston theory' explained what phenomenon?
  5. ASCII (referring to computer language) means what in full?
  6. Popularized by a 2007 US comedy film what item prefixes a list of things to do before dying?
  7. What highly durable footwear is used to name a species of bat and crab, alluding respectively to nose and body shapes?
  8. The 3D geometric shape called a torus is illustrated by what sort of cake: Cupcake; Battenberg; Swiss roll; or Ring doughnut?
  9. A traditional light-bulb containing a glowing filament is technically called what, from the Latin 'glow white'?
  10. Approximately how many years old is the living part of Australia's Great Barrier Reef: 200; 2,000; 20,000; or 2 million?
  11. Eurhythmics is an educational approach for teaching what via what (two answers required)?
  12. What colour/color flag was historically first displayed to indicate sickness aboard a ship?
  13. Central to Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is a huge what, connected to the cosmos: Tree; Rainbow; Mountain; or Ladder?
  14. The Indian currency the Rupee takes its name from Hindi and Sanskrit, 'wrought (what metal)'?
  15. The significant 18th century Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707-83) is noted for solving the 'Seven (What?) of Königsberg problem': Churches; Bridges; Towers; or Arches?
  16. What pluralized term refers to a building's roof edge adjoining its wall, usually designed to prevent rainwater ingress?
  17. The green gemstone peridot is known in its mineral form by what edible coloured/colored name?
  18. What term for a fungal mold derives from an old mistaken idea that it distilled from the air?
  19. What air mattress genericized trademark is a portmanteau of its two-word description?
  20. Name the four performance industries to which these awards respectively apply: 1. Emmy, 2. Grammy, 3. Academy (Oscar), 4. Tony?


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