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## #1 2006-02-20 18:52:34

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1.    What are ‘Bactrian’ and ‘Dromedary’?
2.    What are ‘Mitochondria’?
3.    How many zeros does a Vigintillion contain?
4.    Of which Caribbean nation is Bridgetown the capital?
5.    Name the two satellites of Planet Mars.
6.    What is the original name of soccer superstar Pelé ?
7.    Who was instrumental in the revival of the Modern Olympic Games in Athens, 1896 AD?
8.    What do ‘SCUBA’ is SCUBA-diving and ‘ELISA’ in ELISA-test stand for?
9.    How many Watts is a Horse-power?
10.    How many yards make a mile?
11.    How is a Nautical mile different from a mile?
12.    What do DDT and PTFE mean?
13.    What is the pH value of blood?
14.    What did Evangelista Torricelli invent?
15.    What does the prefix 'pico' mean?

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## #2 2006-02-20 20:47:03

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5. Phobos and Deimos (Deimos may not be spelt correctly; I've no time to check the correct spelling).
15. Pico is a miniscule measurement of time when used before second. I think it's used to measure the speed of time, possibly.

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## #3 2006-02-20 21:03:02

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2. Mitochondria... aren't they parts of a cell which convert nutrients and food into energy?
13. pH of blood... I think around 7.4. Slightly basic.

## #4 2006-02-20 21:13:51

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Answers to Puzzles # 2, 5, and 13 are correct! Well done

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## #5 2006-02-20 23:33:26

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15.Is pico denoting a factor of one billionth like a picometre.Thats what I think.
3.I think a vigintillion has 63 zeros

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## #6 2006-02-21 02:02:41

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Nice topic. Here are the ones that haven't been said already and that I know:

1) Camels! Bactrian has two humps, dromedary has one.
3) Million has the mill (meaning one) prefix, billion has the bill (meaning two) prefix and so on. I think Vigintillion has the prefix meaning twenty, which would mean that it has either 63 or 120 zeroes, depending on which numbering system you use. 120 is the correct one. =P
10) 1760 yards make a mile.
11) Nautical miles are used when on the sea.
15) Zach was close, but it's a prefix for any unit of measurement, not just time. Anyway, it means a billionth of whatever unit it's attached to. Or maybe a trillionth, again, depending on what numbering system you use. Billionth is correct.

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## #7 2006-02-21 07:37:24

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12b. polytetrafluoroethylene (=Teflon)

espeon is right about Vigintilllion

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## #8 2006-02-21 08:29:15

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8) SCUBA is Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. ELISA could be (just guessing here) English Language Internationally Standardized Aptitude test.
11) A nautical mile is like 6080 ft as opposed to a mile's 5280. I don't know without looking it up, but I believe it derives from the old (still-used) measure of speed, the "knot". Knots used to be measured by throwing a float attached to a knotted rope out the back of a ship, then counting how fast the knots reeled out.
12a) Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane is a banned pesticide. (Go organic chemistry!)

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## #9 2006-02-21 08:31:31

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9. An hp is 745.7 W. (I had to look that up; who memorizes unit conversions?)

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## #10 2006-02-21 15:52:29

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Good, only 6,7, and 14 to be answered!
(Pico = 10^-12, ELISA (8b) has not yet been answered).
Here are the answers:-
(6) Edson Arantes do Nascimento
(7) Baron Pierre de Coubertin of France
(8b) ELISA is an abbreviation for "enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay."
What is an ELISA test?
This is a rapid immunochemical test that involves an enzyme (a protein that catalyzes a biochemical reaction). It also involves an antibody or antigen (immunologic molecules).
(14) Barometer.

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