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#1. Before the 1300s, which of the following archaeological sites was the tallest human-made structure?
The Great Pyramid of Egypt was the tallest human-made structure from its construction in 2570 BCE (4,593 years ago) until the Lincoln Cathedral was completed in England in 1311 CE.
#2. Which pie filling is a member of the rose family?
All of these fruits are members of the Rosaceae family.
#3. “REM” is the special name that describes the stage of our sleep where most dreams occur. Do you know what it stands for?
During REM sleep, your eyes move rapidly from side to side and up and down!
#4. Which of the following human blood types is considered a “universal” blood type and can be given to everyone regardless of blood type?
Blood type O negative can be given to anyone without causing problems. In emergency situations when a patient’s blood type is not known, O negative blood is very handy!
#5. What part of the flower causes allergies and hay fever?
Many plants use pollinators like bees to spread their pollen. But some plants just release pollen into the air and hope that it’ll spread to another plant!
#6. True or false? The tallest human who ever lived was just over 3 metres tall.
False. The American Robert Wadlow was the tallest person ever recorded at 2.72 metres tall. His staggering height was caused by a problem with his pituitary gland, which controls growth.
#7. Which of the following is NOT found in human blood?
Green blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen, white blood cells form the immune system, and platelets create clots at injury sites, so you don’t lose too much blood.
#8. When did an AI first defeat a human world-champion chess player?
IBM’s AI program called Deep Blue defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. This demonstrated the potential of AI to master complex strategy games.
#9. Nutritionists classify 3 main types of nutrients that provide energy to our bodies, also called macronutrients. Which of the following is NOT a macronutrient?
Your body gets its energy from fats, carbohydrates, and proteins, which you might recognise from food labels. Fibre is mostly made of carbohydrates too, but the molecules are too large for your body to digest.
#10. Where can you find the smallest bone in our body?
The smallest bone in the human body is called the stapes, located inside the ear.