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Science Illustrated - - ANIMALS -

1. The sym­bol of which well-known math­e­mat­i­cal con­cept is de­rived from the first let­ter of the Greek word “perimet­ros”? 2. What rad­i­cal change - and nod to univer­sal com­pat­i­bil­ity - has Ap­ple made for the new iPad Pro?

3. The first self-pro­pelled car, built in 1769 by Ni­cholas-Josef Cug­not and called the fardier à vapeur, was pow­ered by what? 4. Which pop­u­lar dog breed was orig­i­nally cre­ated for dog­fight­ing, af­ter the UK made bull-bait­ing il­le­gal? 5. What term means a small wing po­si­tioned for­ward of an aero­plane’s main wing, and is named af­ter a duck? 6. A com­mon name of a type of rat­tlesnake and a sur­face-to-air mis­sile is the what? 7. “Win­ter squash” is a US and UK term for a range of dif­fer­ent plants that Aus­tralians usu­ally just re­fer to as what? 8. In which iconic West­ern Aus­tralian town, named af­ter

a large de­posit or “bar” of jasper in the nearby river, would you find the Iron­clad Ho­tel? 9. In 1992, mar­itime in­sur­ers Lloyds con­firmed that there was no un­usual pat­tern of sink­ings or dis­ap­pear­ances of ships in which part of the At­lantic?

10. What is the ex­pla­na­tion for the ap­pear­ance of a stone as­tro­naut among the sculp­tures on the cathe­dral in the Span­ish city of Sala­manca, which was built be­tween 1514 and 1733?

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