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    Griffith University, Australia
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  1. We're talking about balloons, not hot air balloons.
  2. As long as it looks like a cube, with no noticeable curves and bulges.
  3. Is it possible to create a balloon in the shape of a cube, using only balloon material? So that when you blow it up, it has no curves at all - all straight sides.
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    Acronyms Game

    KLSAD - Koalas like seeing ants dancing
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    Thermophiles and fevers.

    I doubt it. Thermophiles usually don't grow well at human body temperature (as their name implies). All pathogens (I think!) are mesophiles.
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    Two guards question...

    Anyone seen Labyrinth? The scene where she has the same problem with 2 talking doorknobs?
  7. What about using specific bacteriophages to kill pathogens?
  8. Another word that is pronounced inconsistently. How do you pronounce it? Fun-guy ? Fun-ghee ? Fun-jee ? Fun-j-eye ? Or some other way?
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    homosexual gene?!

    Wouldn't that mean there's a gay protein? What function would that protein nhave to cause gayness?
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    Pronunciation of encephalitis

    How would you say 'cephalic'? With a s or a k sound?
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    Pronunciation of encephalitis

    Quite a few microbiology lecturers here in Australia. I've always thought they were pronouncing it wrong..
  12. How is the c supposed to be pronounced in words such as encephalitis and encephalopathy? I've always said them with a soft c, but have heard many use a hard c. Most other words with a c between an n and e have a soft c incest, ancestor, so why do people insist of using the hard c when saying encephalitis?? Doesn't make sense to me.
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    Egg Laying

    lol Should I mention my answer of 3 was a complete guess?