Question: These common decorations were first created in 19th-century Germany, where they were called “Gartenzwerge”.
Question: In 2016, the NERC made a bold move in taking a public poll for the name of their new research vessel. The winning name was “Boaty McBoatface”, but, as amused as the NERC was, they elected to give the vessel what name instead?
Question: What makes a “monotreme” so special?
Question: What unique type of matter is responsible for the glow of St Elmo’s Fire?
Question: This incredibly popular franchise was originally pitched for television as “a Wagon Train…to the stars!” In private, its creator was more likely to say it was inspired by Gulliver’s Travels.
Question: While the Church-Turing thesis describes the nature of computable functions, the “Alan Turing Law” is something very different, and accomplishes what?
Question: The cassowary shares what prehistoric-looking physical trait with many species of hornbill?
Question: TRUE or FALSE: the genetic disorder responsible for genuine sideshow “bearded ladies” can also affect cats.
Question: These lower-efficiency bulbs are popular in restaurants because they skirt efficiency regulations by being considered “specialty lighting”.