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Which philosopher wrote An Essay Towards A New Theory of Vision? He names a university in California.
Lake Constance is on which river?
Along with Otto Hahn, which Jewish-Austrian physicist co-discovered nuclear fission?
Which dwarf planet, lying between Mars and Jupiter, was first discovered in 1801? Its symbol is a sickle.
Where did Julius Caesar invade in 58BCE, in an eponymous series of bloody and destructive wars ending with the capture of Vercingetorix at the Battle of Alesia.
El Salvador is the world’s largest producer of which dye? It’s been used since ancient times in India, and as a colour represents loyalty, spirituality, intuition, and sorcery.
Whose emblem is the caduceus, a staff with two entwined snakes? He names an adjective used to describe someone erratic, volatile, or unstable.
Which New Zealand-born physicist became Director of the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge in 1919? He’s famous for firing alpha particles at gold foil.
Who killed his son Pelops and served him up in a stew? The gods were tricked into eating it, so they punished him in the underworld with insatiable hunger and thirst.
Emerald and aquamarine are tinted forms of which mineral?
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Which creature from German legend fiercely protect the candles on their heads in Warcraft?
Which flag features a brown bear under a red star? It’s also the location of the cities of Alturas, Auburn, Eureka, and Sacramento.
What was first discovered by William Herschel in Bath in 1781? He originally proposed calling it Georgium Sidus after George III.
Who had a chariot drawn by two goats and once impersonated Freyja by cross-dressing?
What four letters link a fear of foreigners, the alien in Alien, and Luna Lovegood’s father?
Who wrote the 1905 paper On The Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies? He declined the Presidency of Israel in 1952.
Which son of Hyperion has the epithet “Panoptes”, meaning all-seeing? His son Phaëton once stole his chariot but lost control and set the earth on fire.
What name is given to a musical scale made from twelve notes, where each note is a semitone away from its neighbours?
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