Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Season: 2012-2013, Episode: 16
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President Obama took the oath of office in Washington. What building was the backdrop for the ceremony?
ANSWER: The U.S. Capitol Building.
Scientists are trying to find a way to make flu vaccinations more effective. What microscopic organism causes the flu?
ANSWER: A virus.
A water-filled volcano is spewing mud and steam this week. On what island is it located?
ANSWER: White Island in New Zealand
Washing your hands can kill flu germs. How long should you scrub to kill the germs?
ANSWER: For at least 20 seconds, or as long as it takes to sing the alphabet or Happy Birthday twice.
Some small creatures in Australia have had to be cared for because of the heat. What kind of animals are they?
ANSWER: Gray-headed flying foxes, a species of bat.
Five people in Iowa donated one of their kidneys to people who needed transplants. What do our kidneys do for us?
ANSWER: Kidneys clean our blood by removing waste products and extra water
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