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What you don’t know... you don’t know

1.

Con­cepts like hashrate, blockchain, fork and pri­vate key, are part of what highly spec­u­la­tive new kind of tech in­vest­ment?

2.

Though not found in Aus­tralia, what kind of am­phib­ian can (very slowly) re­grow a lost leg?

3.

Which is the only one of the Seven Won­ders of the An­cient World to have not had its lo­ca­tion defini­tively found by ar­chae­ol­o­gists?

4.

Which manned US rocket came first: Mer­cury or Gem­ini?

5.

Known for its in­stantly recog­nis­able sports coupes, which Euro­pean car mar­que plans to re­lease a fully elec­tric sports car in 2019, called the Mis­sion E?

6.

Usain Bolt would strug­gle to beat a typ­i­cal ex­am­ple of which com­mon pet in a sprint over 25 me­tres?

7.

UNSW Pro­fes­sor Michelle Sim­mons was named 2018 Aus­tralian of the Year for her work in which new field of IT?

8.

Is the Aus­tralian cli­mate cur­rently un­der the in­flu­ence of an El Niño or La Niña pat­tern?

9.

Which two words were in­stru­men­tal in giv­ing Bri­tish cryp­tol­o­gists a break­through in crack­ing Ger­many’s Engima code sys­tem?

10.

Which leggy in­ver­te­brates are sec­ond only to earth­worms when it comes to break­ing down dead plant mat­ter and putting nu­tri­ents back into the soil?

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