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HOW do painkillers find pain? - F. Bruce, Paisley.

THEY home in on an enzyme, cyclo-oxygenase (COX), that appears only at the site of an injury. Aspirin and paracetamol are designed to block COX thus stopping the pain.

THERE are 13 stars on the Confederate flag. Which states do they represent? - W. Gray, Edinburgh.

SOUTH Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri and Kentucky.

WHAT fish does caviar come from? - H. Barrie, Edinburgh.

IT'S the roe (eggs) of the sturgeon. Purists insist only Beluga, Osetra and Sevruga sturgeon from the Caspian Sea produce true caviar.

WHO founded NASA? - D. Anderson, Glasgow.

THE National Aeronautics and Space Administration was created by President Eisenhower in 1958 after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 16, 2003
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