Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #38

Becquerel is the family name of two famed French physicists, grandfather and grandson.

Bed is an article of furniture used for sleeping or resting.

Bed bug is a small, wingless insect that feeds on blood.

Bedfordshire, in the southeast midlands of England, is one of the smallest English counties.

Bedlam is a place of wild confusion and noise.

Bedlington terrier is a dog that looks somewhat like a lamb.

Bedouins are an Arab people who traditionally were nomadic herders in the deserts of the Middle East.

Bedsore is an ulcer (open sore) in the skin caused by prolonged and excessive pressure.

Bedstraw is one of a group of plants that were once used for mattresses.

Bee is an insect that lives in almost every part of the world except near the North and South poles.

Bee-eater is any member of a family of about 25 species of birds related to kingfishers.

Bee fly is an insect that looks like a bee.

Beech is a forest tree common to both the northern and southern hemispheres.

Beef is the meat obtained from mature cattle.

Beefeaters is the nickname for both the Yeomen Warders of the Tower of London, and the Yeomen of the Guard.

Beelzebub was the prince of the demons in the New Testament of the Bible.

Beer is an alcoholic drink usually made from malted barley, hops, yeast, and water.

Beersheba (pop. 141,400), in Israel, is the place where Abraham, the founder of Judaism, settled.

Beet is a plant grown for food.

Beetle is one of the most common of all insects.

Beggar-ticks, also called beggar’s-ticks, are two types of plants that have small, flat, seedlike fruit.

Beggarweed is a branching, rapidly growing plant that grows about 2 metres high.

Begonia is the name of a large group of tropical plants, many of which are common household or garden plants.

Behaviour is the way human beings and other organisms act.

Belarus, also spelled Byelarus, is a country in eastern Europe.

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A. Sulthan

Author and Assitant Professor in Finance

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