Know your science

1. How many astronauts crewed the Gemini series of spacecraft?
2. Name anything that happened in Britain on September 3rd, 1752.
3. Truth, beauty, strange, charm, up and down are types of what?
4. What does Cytology study?
5. Radiocarbon is produced in the atmosphere as a result of what?
6. The absorption of ink by blotting paper involves what function?
7. Nuclear sizes are expressed in a unit named what?

13 comments for “Know your science

  1. The EU is Dead
    November 20, 2017 at 18:07

    3. quarks

  2. November 20, 2017 at 18:11

    Good opening feint.

  3. Captain Fatty
    November 20, 2017 at 18:19

    I’ll go with:

    1 2 per mission, 24 in all
    2 A greate storme, or perhaps a tsunami of all things
    3 Quarks
    4 Animal cells
    5 Radioactive decay
    6 Adsorption
    7 Angstrom


  4. Chuckles
    November 20, 2017 at 18:23

    1. None, they were just along for the ride. Passengers, not crew.
    2. Everyone slept late, it was a sunday, so they lost a lot of time.
    3. Soliloquy.
    4. Cylon prisons.
    5. Fraternising with the ozone, and getting too friendly with passing neutrons. But presumably, they have a lot of charm, as the charges never stick.
    6. Applying the blotting paper to the ink.
    7. RCH, or is it attoparsecs?

  5. Mark in Mayenne
    November 20, 2017 at 18:44

    6 capillary
    7 Angstroms

    For cytology, I so want to say bladders

  6. Distant Relative
    November 20, 2017 at 18:56

    1. A pair of twins
    2. Someone in their wisdom knocked off 11 days so now we don’t know what the date really is.
    4. Tourist Information Sites (think about it – you’ll get there – eventually)
    6. Sucking up 🙂

    • November 20, 2017 at 19:01

      Give you N2.

      Therefore, we have all except 7, which is Fermi.

      All must have prizes, so sent to you at great expense is a signed photo of Robert and Grace Mugabe, plus Jacob Zuma.

      • dearieme
        November 20, 2017 at 20:48

        7: if you say so. I have never in my life seen anyone use it, mind. Rather like the old “milliard”.

        • November 20, 2017 at 21:50

          Two views:

          Nuclear sizes are expressed in a unit called “Fermi” which is a unit of length equal to 10−15 metre (one femtometre), used in nuclear physics. It is similar to the diameter of a proton.


          Nuclear size express as Angstrom. Fermi level is level which lie between the valence band and conduction band.

          • Chuckles
            November 20, 2017 at 23:03

            Also never heard of it, but then I seldom measure nuclei.

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