Week ending may 7, 2009



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WEEK ENDING MAY 7, 2009

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The results of the world's 1st face-transplant recipient and the progress of this American woman were recently revealed.

The woman who was the 1st U.S. face-transplant recipient was injured:
A. In a car accident.

B. In a house fire

C. When her husband shot her.

The 1st face-transplant patient in the U.S. endured 30 operations. Parts of her r_____ were used to make cheekbones and she had countless s_____ grafts from her thighs.

Connie Culp, the 1st face-transplant patient in the U.S., can talk, smile, smell and taste again and although her face is bloated, the excess skin will be pared away as _____ improves and her ____ grow.

ANSWERS

False

She was the 1st in the U.S. but 4th worldwide.

C. When her husband shot her.

Ribs

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Skin

Circulation

*

Nerves

MISC.

There was a backlash from Africa when Google Earth added historical maps of that continent last year.

Google is facing accusations of prejudice because its maps detail the location of:
A. WWII cemeteries.

B. Leper colonies.

C. Low-caste communities.

The historic maps of Japan recently published on Google Earth date back to the f_____ era when s_____ ruled and there was a strict caste system. The "burakumin" were at the bottom.

On Google Earth, the old "burakumin" communities can be over-laid on modern cities in Japan. Why is this a problem for the descen-dants of the "burakumin" who still live in those places?

ANSWERS

False

The protests came from Japan.

C. Low-caste communities.

Feudal

*

Shoguns

They can be identified and will still face discrimination.


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