Weekly Quiz 9

What is the federal capital of Nigeria?

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Lagos was the capital since the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914. Ikeja became the state capital in 1976 and Abuja became federal capital on December 12, 1991.

After what period of time does pain shift from acute to chronic?

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Acute pain may last from a few moments to up to 3 months, in which after 3 months, pain is classed as chronic. You can read more about pain in the pain part 1 blog by our in-house experts: Myths, misunderstandings and unnecessary fears about pain! – Part 1.

What is the common term for sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia?

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Brain freeze is one of the most common types of headaches experienced and usually last between 20 and 30 seconds.

Who led the Gunpowder Plot of 1605?

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Robert Catesby led the plot, along with four others; Thomas Winter, Thomas Percy, John Wright and Guy Fawkes.

How many skin cells do you lose every year?

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Every minute of every day we lose between 30,000 and 40,000 dead skin cells from the surface of our skin. This works out to be around 15,768,000,000 (fifteen billion, seven hundred and sixty-eight million) per year, weighing in at approximately 4 kilograms.

What is alektorophobia a fear of?

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Alektor is Greek for ‘rooster’. Alektorophobia is a rare and specific phobia.

You have a single match and are in a pitch-black room with a candle, oil lamp, a gas stove. Which do you light first?

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You need to light the match in order to light the candle, oil lamp or gas stove.

Humans are the only animals with what body part?

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The chin isn't just the lower part of your face; it's a specific term for that little piece of bone extending from the jaw. While it may seem odd, humans are in fact the only animals that have one. Even chimpanzees and gorillas, our closest genetic cousins, lack chins.

Who is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated?

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Spencer Perceval became Prime Minister in October 1809 and was shot dead on the 11th of May 1812 after entering the lobby of the House of Commons.

What was the first Australian state or territory to offer a refund for recycling plastic containers?

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South Australia’s container deposit scheme came into effect in 1977. The scheme offers a 10-cent refund for depositing bottles or cans for recycling. SA was the only state or territory with the scheme until the Northern Territory introduced one in 2012, New South Wales in 2017 and both ACT and Queensland in 2018.

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