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Thats what I was thinking - still got no idea though :wall:
 
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Hmmm The word Battery ...

Benjamin Franklin in 1748 :wave:
 

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The Eveready Battery Company.

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good game this ...

Rush said:
Hmmm The word Battery ...

Benjamin Franklin in 1748 :wave:
Not British ... don't count.

The term battery had been coined by Benjamin Franklin to refer to a collection of Leyden jars, which were essentially large capacitors. It was adopted by later scientists to describe a collection of voltaic cells.
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NEXT!

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Question 4

What makes popcorn pop?




Answer to question three about 1hour 20mins from this post ;)
 

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NASA

... and the secret is water
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No one knows exactly where popcorn came from or when it was first popped, but archaeologists have been "hot" on the popcorn trail, and they have found popcorn in some most unusual places. One such place was the tombs on the east coast of Peru where they found grains of popcorn that were a 1,000 years old. These grains were so well preserved that they still popped! Ears of popcorn were also found in the Bat Cave of West Central New Mexico that were nearly 5,600 years old. One of the oldest finds of popcorn was made in Mexico City where 80,000-year-old fossilized corn pollen was found buried 200 feet below the city!

Each kernel contains a small amount of water stored in a circle of soft starch inside the hard outer casing. When heated to around 450� F, the moisture turns to steam, creating pressure within. As the pressure builds, the casing eventually gives way, and the kernel explodes and pops, allowing the water to escape as steam and turning the kernel inside out.
Only 'popcorn' pops ...
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... and the secret is water


Invalid...did not wait for my post first...so water :wave:
 
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muckshifter said:
NASA

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... and the secret is water


No one knows exactly where popcorn came from or when it was first popped, but archaeologists have been "hot" on the popcorn trail, and they have found popcorn in some most unusual places. One such place was the tombs on the east coast of Peru where they found grains of popcorn that were a 1,000 years old. These grains were so well preserved that they still popped! Ears of popcorn were also found in the Bat Cave of West Central New Mexico that were nearly 5,600 years old. One of the oldest finds of popcorn was made in Mexico City where 80,000-year-old fossilized corn pollen was found buried 200 feet below the city!

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Each kernel contains a small amount of water stored in a circle of soft starch inside the hard outer casing. When heated to around 450? F, the moisture turns to steam, creating pressure within. As the pressure builds, the casing eventually gives way, and the kernel explodes and pops, allowing the water to escape as steam and turning the kernel inside out.

Only 'popcorn' pops ...

tut tut tut mucks... you're not looking the answers up are you ;):p

Yes, it is water... I did actually know this one... for a change :rolleyes:
 
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Question 4 Answer

Ok seeing as a few of you got it right I may aswell post another question

Well done to all that said Water ;)
 

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What is a willie-willie in Australia?


Hurricanes :wave:
 
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That one's easy, a small 'tornado shaped' wind born dust 'cloud', usually about waist - man height
they're cool :D
 

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Rush said:
What is a willie-willie in Australia?


Hurricanes :wave:

Sorry rush, close but something as big as a hurricane would only be called a 'willie-willie' as an understatement type joke.

Even then it would be called "A bit of a blow"

The term willie-willie is also a reference to their shape;)
 
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TriplexDread said:
What is a willie-willie in Australia?
A man with two ... err, nevermind.

... you're not looking the answers up are you
Nope, I really am that intelligent ... ;)

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* and any I don't know, Google is pretty good at finding it for me *
 
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