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- Vogue magazine's front cover featured for the first time a model wearing what in November 1988: Jeans, Tattoos; Spectacles; or Nothing? Jeans
- A birthstone of March, the mineral heliotrope is commonly called what, due to its red inclusions? Bloodstone
- Turgescence or tumefaction, affecting parts of the human body, is more commonly called what? Swelling (or equivalent words)
- Whose brands are: Picassa, Panoramio, Trends, and Scholar? Google (Picassa is photo edit/share, Panoramio is world photos, Trends is web search stats, and Scholar is scholarly papers)
- What word for a surprise attack originally referred to hiding in the woods? Ambush (from French 'embusche', from earlier Latin referring to putting something in the woods, such as an army)
- The 'radical symbol' in mathematics denotes what? Root (and Square Root - this is the symbol: √ , by itself meaning the square root of the number it precedes, or cube root ∛when used with a small character 3 preceding it, or fourth root with 4, etc - the radical sign also includes an overline extending for the width of the number it governs, which is not easy to display in webpage code - radical, which refers to a/the root in many contexts, is derived from Latin radix and radic meaning root)
- ALMA, in Chile, cost $1.4bn, 10 years to build, became the largest operating what in 2013? Telescope (Attacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array - comprising 66 antenna dishes each weighing 100 tonnes, can see a distance of 13 billion light years)
- Afghanistan's controversial Parwan Detention Facility is better known in the 'western world' by what name? Bagram (prison, or fully Bagram Theater Internment Facility)
- What religion takes its name from the Greek for 'universal', from the root words meaning 'in respect of [the] whole'? Catholicism (from kata, in respect of, and holos, whole)
- In Manhattan, NYC, what is famously the oldest public hospital in the US? Bellevue (fully Bellevue Hospital Center, founded 31 March 1736)
- Warning symbols for radioactivity and biological hazards employ a three-part icon called a what, originally referring to a three-leaved plant? Trefoil (from Latin trifolium, three-leaved plant - three overlapping circles, based on a cloverleaf icon - commonly used for warning signs because they can easily be identified from any angle)
- Argentinian Jorge Mario Bergoglio made the news in 2013 as a: Bullfighter; Bank-robber; Footballer; or Pope? Pope (Francis I)
- The word 'haram' refers to both a sanctuary and a forbidden act in which religion: Islam, Buddhism; Hinduism; or Judaism? Islam
- Made by Paramount Group of South Africa what are Marauder, Mbombe, Matador and Maverick: Sci-fi movies; Military vehicles; Lager beers; or Communications satellites? Military vehicles (large heavily armoured personnel carriers - the Marauder is also adapted and produced for civilian road use)
- Which travel guide publisher was acquired by the BBC's commercial division BBC Worldwide Ltd for £130m in 2007, and sold for £51m in 2013? Lonely Planet
- What term is given in the science of perception (used for example in road safety distance gauging) for the expansion of size of an image/object indicating speed and movement towards the observer? Looming
- Phlebitis refers to inflammation of what part of the human body? Veins
- Where is the coastal village of Pugwash, famous for thought leadership and peace conferences: Canada; Ireland; Scotland; or Denmark? Canada (Nova Scotia)
- To what English business abbreviation does the German 'mittlestand' equate: LTD; PLC; CO-OP; or SME? SME (Small to Medium-size Enterprise - Mittlestand also refers in Germany to a family-owned business - see SME in the acronyms glossary)
- What volatile metallic element forms the nitrate compound Sr(NO3)2 commonly used in red fireworks? Strontium (the compound is strontium nitrate)
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