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#1. How many toes are there on a cockatoo’s foot?

Cockatoo feet have two forward-pointing toes, and two that point backwards.

#2. As a measurement, how long is a foot?

A foot is defined as 30.48 centimetres.

#3. What kind of infection is athlete’s foot (tinea pedis)?

Athlete’s foot can be caused by many different species of fungus.

#4. Which of the following is made of photons?

Radio waves are a type of electromagnetic radiation, and are made of photons.

#5. What happened to comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994?

Shoemaker Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter, creating giant dark spots across the planet.

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