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R1 Q1

ENVIRONMENT: I = PAT is the mathematical notation of a formula to describe the impact of human activity on the environment. It says that the human impact on the environment (I) is the product of population (P), affluence (A), and what?

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R1 Q2

MOVIES: April 26th was Alien day, based on the name of moon, LV-426, where the eggs were found in the original movie. The name of the Aliens were not given until the sequel Aliens. What is the designation for an Alien?

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CULTURE: What U.S. city was given the nickname “Baghdad by the Bay” by writer Herb Caen?

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R1 Q4

50/50: #Ramadan starts on hilal, when the moon is a crescent. Is the moon waxing or waning on hilal?

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TELEVISION: What Hollywood actor portrayed Dr. Anthony Fauci in the opening of this past weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live?

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MEDICINE: The leaves and bark of the willow tree naturally produce salicin, a chemical compound that can reduce fevers. What common, everyday medication was inspired by willow extract?

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SPORTS: In the NFL draft last week, the first overall draft went to the Cincinnati Bengals. What predatory animal does the team name “Bengals” refer to?

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R1 Q8

GEOGRAPHY: The term “Bengal” actually refers to an important geopolitical, cultural, and historic region in Asia. Name the predominantly Muslim nation that makes up about two-thirds the area and population of the Bengal region.

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R1 Q1 Answer

The T in "I=PAT" stands for TECHNOLOGY! The equation was developed in 1970 during the course of a debate between Barry Commoner, Paul R. Ehrlich and John Holdren.
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R1 Q2 Answer

XENOMORPH, which in Greek means “Strange Form.” If you’re extra nerdy and wrote down the binomial name Internecivus Raptus, (Latin: “Murderous Thief”) give yourself a nerd badge.
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R1 Q3 Answer

SAN FRANCISCO. The nickname likely reflects the multiculturalism and exotic character of the city, while also identifies the city with a great historical cultural and intellectual center, with possible moral associations with Babylon
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R1 Q4 Answer

WAXING. Each month of the Islamic calendar commences on the birth of the new lunar cycle. Observation of the crescent moon after the new moon marks the end of the previous lunar cycle.

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R1 Q5 Answer

That would be BRAD PITT. Back on April 10th, Fauci had jokingly responded to an interview question asking which actor he would want to play him on @nbcSNL@RedHourBen Stiller or Brad Pitt. His answer then:

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R1 Q6 Answer

The answer is ASPIRIN. The chemical compound now synthesized and sold today as aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid—a long ways from the willow extract’s early records in Ancient Sumer and Egypt.
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R1 Q7 Answer

The name @Bengals would refer to the Bengal TIGER. The term “Bengal tiger” refers to the genetically distinct populations of tigers endemic to the Indian subcontinent.
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R1 Q8 Answer

Two modern-day nations comprise the Bengal region: one is India, but the one we’re looking for is BANGLADESH. It is the 8th most populous country. The Ganges Delta, which defines the region, is the largest river delta in the world.
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R2 Q1

GEOGRAPHY: Its borders comprises >17,500 islands and it is the country with the single largest population of Muslims. Name this country

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MUSIC: The late Minnie Riperton was famous for her ability to sing in the whistle register—the highest register of human voice. Name her most iconic song, which reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on April 5th, 1975.

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SYMBOLS: As amended by #CALEG in 1953, two different tree species are both considered the official State Trees of California. Name either of these two related species—both are found in Northern California.

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R2 Q4

WOMEN IN STEM: Engineer and tech entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari is the first self-funded woman to travel to what international research facility?

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R2 Q5

AGRICULTURE: Kiwifruit is native to which country?

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FOOD: Kava drink is known for having sedative, anesthetic, and euphoric effects. Which part of the kava plant is used to make the drink?

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R2 Q7

There is a prohibition in Islam that men should not wear gold jewelry. How many karats are in 100% pure gold?

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R2 Q8

TEXTILES: Polyester clothing is most commonly made from which type of plastic?

A. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
B. Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
C. Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
D. Polypropylene (PP)
E. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

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R2 Q1 Answer

INDONESIA is the 4th largest country by population, with 87% of the Islamic faith yet more than 700 languages spoken. About 56% of the population live on the island of Java, making that the world’s most populous island.
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R2 Q2 Answer

The song was LOVIN’ YOU. Tragically, Minnie Riperton died of breast cancer at age 31. She is the mother of SNL veteran @MayaRudolph.

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R2 Q3 Answer

Both the COAST REDWOOD and GIANT SEQUOIA are California’s State Trees. Coast redwood are the tallest trees in the world, while giant sequoia are the most massive in the world. A third species of redwood tree is native to China.
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R2 Q4 Answer

@AnoushehAnsari is the first self-funded woman to travel to the INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION as well as the first Iranian and first Muslim woman in space—which she achieved in 2006 shortly after turning 40.
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R2 Q5 Answer

Kiwifruit, or Chinese Gooseberry, is native to CHINA, where it’s original name was Macaque Fruit (Monkey Fruit). New Zealand is associated with kiwis because commercial cultivation first happened there.

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R2 Q6 Answer

Kava drink is made from the ROOTS of the plant. While traditional consumption of kava is considered safe, consumption of extracts may be linked to adverse health outcomes, including liver injury.
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R2 Q7 Answer

24 KARATS. 100% purity is technically unattainable, so purities of at least 99.95% can have the 24 karat rating.
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R2 Q8 Answer

PET, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE. Actually, more PET is used to make polyester fabrics than are used to make plastic bottles. Polyester fabrics blended with other materials can’t be recycled.
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R3 Q1

ART: This Swiss painter created images of humans and machines linked together in a cold biomechanical relationship. His most well known work was in the set and creature design for the 1979 movie “Alien”. What is the artist’s name?

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R3 Q2

OIL: The town of El Segundo was named after the nearby oil refinery, which was the second oil refinery built by Standard Oil of California, now Chevron. In which city is Chevron’s first refinery?

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R3 Q3

MOVIES: The film “Erin Brokovich” follows the efforts of an environmental activist to build a case against PG&E for contamination of the water table below the City of Hinkley, CA. What was the contaminant?

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R3 Q4

PEOPLE: Harvard professor emeritus E.O. Wilson has been called "the father of sociobiology" and "the father of biodiversity". His specialty, however, is myrmecology, which is the study of what type of animal?

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R3 Q5

LINGUISTICS: This computer science term, referring to a sequence of instructions, has its origins from the name of a 9th Century Persian mathematician Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī. What is this term?

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R3 Q6

SPORTS: For SCUBA diving, you need to wear a specialized vest commonly called a “B.C.D.” that is connected to your air supply. What does B.C.D. stand for? (Hint: D is for device).

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R3 Q7

BIOLOGY: For its 2019 remake of The Lion King, Disney took pride in the movie’s meticulously photorealistic computer generated animals. Despite these boasts of anatomical accuracy, what was missing from some of the lions?

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R3 Q8

BUSINESS: A local debate of late has been whether to relocate the Sacramento Zoo to a much more expansive location. But question: who actually actually owns the animals of the Sacramento Zoo?

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R3 Q1 Answer

H.R. GEIGER. His main influences were Dado, Ernst Fuchs and Salvador Dali.
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R3 Q2 Answer

Chevron’s first refinery started operation in 1902 in RICHMOND, California. It has experienced at least three major incidents in the past forty years and is a permanent point of contention in Richmond City politics.
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R3 Q3 Answer

CHROMIUM, specifically Hexavalent Chromium, a toxic carcinogen. PG&E continues to supply residents with bottled water and will buy out any resident’s house.
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R3 Q4 Answer

ANTS. Recently, ant colonies are studied and modeled for their relevance in machine learning, complex interactive networks, stochasticity of encounter and interaction networks, parallel computing, and other computing fields.
R3 Q5 Answer

ALGORITHM. Muḥammad Khwārizmī's name was Arabicized as “Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī”—which Europeans further Latinized as “Algoritmi”. He is called the “Father of Algebra”—completing the square, balancing equations, all that.
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R3 Q6 Answer

BCD stands for BUOYANCY COMPENSATOR DEVICE. By pumping air from your tank into your vest—or by deflating your vest—you can change your body’s buoyancy to rise, sink, or hold steady in the water column.
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R3 Q7 Answer

The male lions in the movie were missing their TESTES. The majority of mammalian species have externalized testes in males. Mammalian groups with internalized testes include elephants, xenarthrans, cetaceans, among others.
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R3 Q8 Answer

The property, buildings—and the entire animal collection of the Sacramento Zoo are assets of the CITY OF SACRAMENTO. That’s right, the city is the owner of lions, giraffes, and meerkats, oh my.…
R4 Q1

ARCHITECTURE: We are looking for a palace in the Andalusia region of Spain, completed in the 14thC by Moorish rulers, that boasts stunning geometric art and Arabic inscriptions. A SoCal city is indirectly named after it. Name this site.

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R4 Q2

WOMEN IN STEM: In 2014, Stanford professor Maryam Mirzakhani was honored with the most prestigious award in mathematics, becoming the first, and to date, the only woman and the first Iranian to win this medal. Name this medal.

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R4 Q3

SPACE: 100 years ago on April 26th, astronomers Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis held a grand argument about the size of the universe (Shapley said the universe consisted of only the Milky Way). What nickname has been given for this event?

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Looking for three words. The first word is THE.

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R4 Q4

ECOLOGY: There is a culture of predominantly Shia Muslims living in southeastern Iraq who, over the centuries, have adapted to living and farming in a specific type of ecosystem. Name this type of ecosystem or habitat.

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R4 Q5

WARFARE: Exposure to pills containing pyridostigmine bromide, used as a pretreatment to protect against nerve agents, is the likely cause of what chronic and multi-symptomatic disorder affecting U.S. military veterans?

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R4 Q6

FOOD: Brisket must be cooked for hours to break down connective tissue in the muscle. The extensive connective tissue exists because cattle do not have a bone that humans have. Which bone is it?

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R4 Q7

HIGHER EDUCATION: The first automatic electronic digital computer was completed in 1942. Called the Atanasoff–Berry computer after the professor and graduate student who built it, at which midwestern research university was it invented?

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R4 Q8

LOST GENERATION: This British scientist reorganized the periodic table by atomic number and developed a new method of X-ray spectroscopy to determine the atomic number of new elements, before dying at Gallipoli at age 27. What was his name?

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R4 Q1 Answer

This @UNESCO World Heritage Site is THE ALHAMBRA. Its intricate, repeating patterns blending geometry and Islamic calligraphy would inspire sultans and tourists alike— including an artist named M.C. Escher.

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R4 Q2 Answer

The FIELDS MEDAL, awarded every four years to top mathematicians under 40. Maryam Mirzakhani’s research focused on surface geometry. She died of breast cancer in 2017 at the age of 40.

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R4 Q2 BONUS LINK: #May12—Mirzakhani’s birthday—is now a day for celebrating #WomenInMaths. Learn more about the Initiative and get access to a new documentary on Mirzakhani—“Secrets of the Surface”:
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R4 Q3 Answer

This event became known in astronomy as THE GREAT DEBATE. Curtis, who said the "distant nebulae" seen were actually distant galaxies part of a grand universe, would be proven correct.…
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R4 Q4 Answer

MARSHES (we’ll accept wetlands). The Marsh Arabs of the Tigris-Euphrates marshes of Iraq (others are in Iran) build elaborate houses using reeds. These marshes were once drained by Saddam Hussein to punish and relocate Marsh Arabs.
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R4 Q5 Answer

GULF WAR SYNDROME. Somewhere between 25% - 34% of the 697,000 U.S. troops who served in the 1990-1991 Gulf War are afflicted with this enduring chronic illness.
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R4 Q6 Answer

COLLARBONE or CLAVICLE. Without a collar bone, these muscles support about 60% of the body weight of standing or moving cattle.
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R4 Q7 Answer

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY. It was neither programmable nor Turing-complete, but it could solve linear equations. ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose digital computer, was in part derived from it.
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R4 Q8 Answer

HENRY MOSLEY. Isaac Asimov called his passing “the most costly single death of the War to mankind generally.” After the Great War, militaries re-evaluated the assignments of promising young people.
🐶And that's all 4 rounds for our @TriviaWithBens for tonight, April 28th, hosted for @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive!! Time to share your total score!

(Competitive Teams: Please tweet a pic of your answer sheet and tag @TriviaWithBens to be verified for an official top score!)
🐶Once we verify answer sheets (AND SETTLE R3 Q7 🦁🍒🍆...) of top scoring teams from tonight's #CapSciCommLive game, we will announce winners of @TriviaWithBens tomorrow!

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Well that was an exciting show last night to say the least 😂—from tech goofs to con(teste)d answers! Let's announce the winners circle from last night’s @TriviaWithBens Virtual Trivia Night hosted for @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive!!!
First, a few scoring announcements. For @TriviaWithBens R4Q4, the answer was MARSHES, but since we said we were accepting WETLANDS, we are also going to accept RIPARIAN.

(A great photo of beautiful Marsh Arab architecture here: )
Next, about that @TriviaWithBens R3Q7—what shall be known as #TheGreatDebate of our own, getting *very* excited about lion sex organs. You will be thrilled to hear that we will award a point for GENITALS/GENITALIA, SCROTUM, PENIS, and even NIPPLES 🦁🍒🍆🍼
Props to those of you @TriviaWithBens fans who descended upon us with visual evidence and side-by-side photo proof...
...further proof of why we love all you @TriviaWithBens players...
But we digress!

🐶IN FIRST PLACE (25 points): We have a tie!! Team N95'Sync (Captain @JoseBilingue) scores another perfect R1 and nabs 1st place again! Well done for our April 28th @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm!🥇🥇🥇

🐶ALSO IN FIRST PLACE (25 points): Pinky and the Brain (@beckyoskin @andyfell) roars back to a 1st finish, one of two teams who got PET correct. Well done for our April 28th @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm!🥇🥇🥇

🐶IN SECOND PLACE (24 points): Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq) misses 1st by a hair (though they grabbed "the pair"). Well done for our April 28th @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm 🥈🥈🥈

🐶IN THIRD PLACE (20 points): Team Chaos Chaos (aka Team Tautonym; Captain: @tricialouiselee) was lone team to nail the BCD question. Well done for our April 28th @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm!🥉🥉🥉

IN FOURTH PLACE (19 points): Graduated Cylinderzzzz(Captain: @nnntennndooo) also knows their plastic compounds well. Well done for our April 28th @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm🏅🏅🏅

IN FIFTH PLACE TIE (18 points): We have the triumphant return of Team Neopangea 2 Electric Boolagoo (Captain: @Megggegs) to our game! Well done for our April 28th @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm🏅🏅🏅

🐶IN FIFTH PLACE TIE (18 points): Team Mantooth (Captain: @mrmansell) appropriately the lone team to name the @IowaStateU question! Well done for our April 28th @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm🏅🏅🏅

🐶That's it for our April 28th Winners Circle! And thank you to D. Gutierrez and all others who played @TriviaWithBens last night! Your cheers and laughs are why we'll keep hosting this event.

Reminder: No game on 5/5—but we'll be back to #KeepScienceSpicy with you soon 🙂🌶️
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