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🎙@TriviaWithBens Rules for #CapSciCommLive 🌶️: We will score answers after each round. Y'all are on your honor to score your own sheets. No checking your phone/internet or your home bookshelf for answers while playing! This isn't a Google-contest 😂🧐…
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R1 Q1

HIGHER EDUCATION: The “Research Triangle” is anchored by three universities: Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and what third University?

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R1 Q2

BOOKS: In “2001: A Space Odyssey”, the abbreviation HAL is for Heuristically Programmed ALgorithmic Computer. An apocryphal explanation for the abbreviation is that it is one step ahead of which real-life tech company?

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R1 Q3

CORPORATIONS: What is the name of the Indian Conglomerate founded in 1868 that holds eponymous companies in chemicals, communications, consumer products and motor vehicles?

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R1 Q4

COOKING: What is the name of the cooking method that occurs in a water-based liquid that is warmer than “sous vide,” but is cooler than “simmering”?

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R1 Q5

PHYSICS: The Crocker Nuclear Laboratory and its Cyclotron particle accelerator are housed in which Northern California city?

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LINGUISTICS: Malagasy is the national language of which island country?

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R1 Q7

PARKS AND REC: This June, the city of Florence, Oregon, opened a new coastal park commemorating a 1970 event in which state authorities caused a spectacular explosion. What did they blow up?

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R1 Q8

SOFTWARE: The current default web browser software for Microsoft Windows is called Microsoft Edge. What was its predecessor called?

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R1 Q1 Answer

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY. @NCState is the largest university in the Carolinas. The Research Triangle is named after the Research Triangle Park, the largest research park in the United States. Go Wolfpack!
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R1 Q2 Answer

The letter after “H” is “I”, the letter after “A” is “B”, and the letter after “L” is “M”. The company is IBM.
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R1 Q3 Answer

The TATA Group. Last year the conglomerate had revenues of $113 billion and employed over 700,000 people.
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R1 Q4 Answer

POACHING occurs between 70–85 °C, suitable for delicate foods. Poached eggs are cooked in water and vinegar, fish in white wine, poultry in stock, and fruit in red wine. The liquid used for poaching is typically called a cuisson.
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R1 Q5 Answer

The Crocker Nuclear Lab and its Cyclotron are located in DAVIS. We toured this @UCDavis facility as a CapSciComm field trip in 2017!…
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R1 Q6 Answer

Malagasy is spoken on the island nation of MADAGASCAR. The term also refers to the people of that island.
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R1 Q7 Answer

The new park’s name is Exploding WHALE Memorial Park, after the infamous incident in which a dead 8-ton sperm whale on the beach was blown up with explosives. @rayadverb with the story:…
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R1 Q8 Answer

The browser software that @MicrosoftEdge replaced was INTERNET EXPLORER, first shipped with Windows in 1995. Amazingly, IE was once the most widely used web browser, at about 95% usage by 2003.
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R2 Q1

ZOOLOGY: A tapir is what type of animal?

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R2 Q2

ANATOMY: Tarsal bones—that’s spelled TARSAL— are found in what part of your body?

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SOCIAL MEDIA: A new hashtag began circulating in June to call attention to the discrimination and biases that Black scientists have long faced in the towers of academia. What is this hashtag?

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BOOZE: It is Brazil’s most common spirit, Cachaça is a sweet, fruity liquor made from the juice of what plant?

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Inventors: In 1902, the first modern electrical air conditioner was used to reduce temperature and humidity of air that interfered with quality control in the printing industry. What company grew out of this invention?

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R2 Q6

UNCLES: This uncle of an American president was the director of the MIT High Voltage Research Laboratory, where he pioneered rotation therapy for cancer tumors with selective protection of adjacent healthy tissue. What is his last name?

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R2 Q7

FOOD: Textured Vegetable Protein, a byproduct of soybean oil processing, was invented in the 1960s as a ground meat substitute by Archer Daniels Midland. What Federal program for children began using it in 1971?

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R2 Q8

INVENTORS: Clarence Frank Birdseye II is considered to be the founder of the modern frozen food industry. His first freezing patent was designed to freeze which type of food?

Concentrated Orange Juice

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R2 Q1 Answer

Tapirs are MAMMALS. They’re hog-sized, hoofed mammals with a funny short trunk for a nose, found in South America and Southeast Asia.
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R2 Q2 Answer

Tarsal bones are a set of bones in your FEET, from the midfoot to your heel.
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R2 Q3 Answer

BLACK IN THE IVORY. Follow #BlackInTheIvory hashtag to grow your understanding of the prejudices and biases facing Black scientists and students in academia.

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R2 Q4 Answer

Cachaça is made from SUGARCANE juice. It is the key ingredient in the Caipirinha, nicknamed Brazil’s national cocktail.
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R2 Q5 Answer

Willis H. Carrier’s air conditioner led to founding of the @CARRIER Corporation, which manufactures HVAC systems, commercial refrigeration and foodservice equipment, and fire and security technologies.
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R2 Q6 Answer

MIT Professor John George TRUMP was posthumously presented with the National Medal of Science in 1985. He also worked on radar defense in World War II and sewage sludge disinfection with energized electrons in the 1970s.
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R2 Q7 Answer

The USDA allowed TVP to be used as a 30% blend with ground meat in the National SCHOOL LUNCH Program. TVP is cheaper than meat, can be in dry storage for a year, and can absorb nutrients lost from meat in the cooking process.
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R2 Q8 Answer

@Birdseye fished with the Inuit in -40°C weather, and noticed the fish that froze at that temperature tasted much better than fish frozen at warmer temperatures. His 1925 double belt freezer froze (D) FISH quickly!.
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R3 Q1

GOVERNMENT: The Rural Electrification Administration, now the Rural Utility Service, provided loans for the installation of electrical distribution systems to serve isolated rural areas of the United States. Which President created it?

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R3 Q2

EVOLUTION: In 1925, this school teacher was charged in Tennessee with violating a state law that prohibited teaching the theory of evolution. What was his name?

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R3 Q3

DISASTERS: The Union Carbide Company created the world’s largest industrial disaster when in 1984 one of its plants exposed over 500,000 people to methyl isocyanate gas, killing 3,787. In which Asian country did this occur?

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R3 Q4

FIREWORKS: A firework’s color is based on the salt that is added to the explosive mixture. The addition of sodium nitrate creates what color in fireworks?

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R3 Q5

SPORTS: Known in Chinese traditional medicine as Ma Huang, this plant-derived substance made national news in the early 2000’s, when its misuse was linked to the deaths of a NFL player and a MLB pitcher. Name this substance.

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R3 Q6

MOVIES: You remember Happy Feet as the 2006 movie about dancing penguins, but the same director also made Lorenzo’s Oil, a medical drama about the disease adrenoleukodystrophy, AND he also made the Mad Max series. Name this director.

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R3 Q7

CHEMISTRY: Element 98 is a radioactive element partly named after this famous scientist who died on July 4th, 1934. Name this element.

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R3 Q8

GEOGRAPHY: Ross University School of Medicine is located in Bridgetown, which is also the capital city of this Caribbean nation. Name the country.

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R3 Q1 Answer

The REA was part of the President FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT’s New Deal, created in 1936. In 1934, only 11% of US farms had electricity; by 1952, nearly all farms had it.
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R3 Q2 Answer

John Thomas SCOPES. The case was argued by three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryant and famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow. The trail was fictionalized into the 1955 play and 1960 movie “Inherit the Wind.”
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R3 Q3 Answer

Bhopal, INDIA. UCC CEO Warren Anderson refused to answer to homicide charges and remained a fugitive from India's courts until his death in 2014. The U.S. denied several extradition requests.
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R3 Q4 Answer

Like sodium vapor streetlights, sodium nitrate creates YELLOW fireworks. Sodium nitrate fireworks are relatively harmless, but chemists continue to work on making colorful, non-toxic fireworks.
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R3 Q5 Answer

This was EPHEDRA, made from the plant Ephedra sinica. The plant species has a long history in Chinese traditional medicine.
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R3 Q6 Answer

The director of Happy Feet and Lorenzo’s Oil directed all of the Mad Max films, including Mad Max: Fury Road. And the movie 1995 film Babe. And he is a trained physician. We're talking about Aussie director GEORGE MILLER.
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R3 Q7 Answer

Element 98 is CURIUM, named after Maria Skłodowska Curie, who died July 4th, 1934, and her husband Pierre Curie, who died much earlier in 1906. Curium was first intentionally produced and identified in July 1944 at UC Berkeley.
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R3 Q8 Answer

Bridgetown is the capital of BARBADOS. @RossMedSchool moved to Barbados in 2019, after being located on a different island nation, Dominica, since 1978, until Hurricane Maria disrupted operations in 2017.
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R4 Q1

AGRICULTURE: Sericulture is the production of what?

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R4 Q2

BOOKS: The Bearded Lady Project is a film and photography exhibition and a new book depicting women scientists wearing fake mustaches, often in field settings, as a commentary on this technical field. Name this field.

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R4 Q3

FASHION: Known worldwide for its crocodile logo, the fashion company Lacoste originally created shirts for what sport in the 1920’s?

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R4 Q4

PSYCHOLOGY: Sigmund Freud proposed the Oedipus Complex to describe how boys feel about their mothers. What is the corollary term, proposed by Carl Jung, describing how girls feel about their fathers?

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R4 Q5

METALLURGY: Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. What third element must be added to create stainless steel?

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R4 Q6

SYMBOLS: In 1966, The Dow Chemical Company developed a “memorable but meaningless” trefoil symbol that can be drawn with a compass and straightedge to indicate what particular health risk?

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R4 Q7

SPACE: From 1966 to 1968, NASA launched seven unmanned spacecraft to the surface of the Moon to demonstrate the feasibility of soft landings. What was the name of this program?

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R4 Q8

SPORTS: Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile as a junior doctor at a track meet in Oxford in 1954. Which system of the human body did he go on to study?

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R4 Q1 Answer

Sericulture is the production of SILK, through the cultivation of silkworms.
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R4 Q2 Answer

PALEONTOLOGY. Fighting popular perceptions of the bearded, male paleontologist, this #WomenInSTEM project began as a photography and film project, and now a book published May 2020.
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R4 Q3 Answer

“The Crocodile” was the nickname for French TENNIS star René @Lacoste (b. July 2, 1904), who wanted to invent a more comfortable playing shirt. He first wore it at the 1926 U.S. Open. He also invented the steel-tube tennis racquet.
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R4 Q4 Answer

Jung proposed the ELECTRA COMPLEX. Electra was a daughter of Agamemnon in the Greek myths who avenged his murder by killing her mother. Freud dismissed Jung’s term as inaccurate.
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R4 Q5 Answer

Stainless steel must contain at least 10.5% CHROMIUM. The Cloud Gate in Chicago (also called The Bean) and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis are both made from stainless steel.
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R4 Q6 Answer

The BIOLOGICAL HAZARD or BIOHAZARD symbol was selected from a set of 40 symbols drawn up by Dow artists for its immediacy, uniqueness, recall, ease of drawing, symmetry, and universal acceptability.
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R4 Q7 Answer

The SURVEYOR program. Five of the Surveyor craft made successful landings. A piece of Surveyor-3 was recovered by the Apollo 12 crew and is now in the Smithsonian.
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R4 Q8 Answer

Sir Roger Bannister practiced medicine in the field of neurology. He published over 80 papers, mostly concerned with the autonomic NERVOUS SYSTEM, cardiovascular physiology, and multiple system atrophy.
🎙And that's all 4 rounds for our @TriviaWithBens for tonight, July 7th, 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!)
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🎙PS: It looks like tonight's top scores for @TriviaWithBens presented by @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive are in the 17 to 24 point range. Want your top score verified? Remember to tweet a photo of your answer sheet (tag @TriviaWithBens) in order to be counted.
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🎙If you had a great time tonight, please follow us here at @TriviaWithBens. This is @bfnicholson and @younglandis signing off for another @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive event. Stay healthy, stay informed, and take care of each other.

Until next time: #KeepScienceSpicy!!!
It was so good to see everyone's smiling faces and funky dance moves last night!! Let's announce the Winners Circle for the July 7th @TriviaWithBens Virtual Trivia Night sponsored by @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive!!!
Scoring Notes: We did not accept "#BlackInSTEM" for R2Q3, nor did we accept "Ephedrine" for R3Q5. We gave a point for "Geology" for R4Q2. And again, we infamously goofed on R3Q7, although you all got "Curium" anyway for Element 96—good job to all there! #CapSciCommLive
🎙️IN FIRST PLACE (24 points): Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq) notch their fifth-ever 1st place!!! Only team to get yellow, ephedra, Surveyor—well done for our July 7th @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm!🥇🥇🥇

🎙️IN SECOND PLACE (19 points): Team Graduated Cylinderzzzz (Captain: @nnntennndooo) grabs silver. One of two teams to get "sericulture" and "Chromium"—well done for our July 7th @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm! 🥈🥈🥈

🎙️IN THIRD PLACE (18 points): Team Pinky and the Brain, once again an amazing solo effort by @andyfell! One of two teams to get R2Q7 and "biohazard"—well done for our July 7th @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm! 🥉🥉🥉

🎙️IN FOURTH PLACE (17 points): Team Ensifera ensifera (Captain: @tricialouiselee) hums along for another Winners Circle appearance. Only team to get "Barbados"—well done for our July 7th @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm🏅🏅🏅

IN FIFTH PLACE (15 points): Team N95'Sync (Captain: @JoseBilingue) has played all 12 games we've ever hosted!!! Well done for our July 7th @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm🏅🏅🏅

🎙️That's it for top scores for our July 7th game! Thanks again to all new and returning teams for joining @TriviaWithBens last night—we'll keep hosting if you keep laughing!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾again to @CapSciComm for providing our live video feed.

Until next time: #KeepScienceSpicy!🌶️🌶️🌶️
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