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Take the Bang challenges

Updated Tuesday 11th May 2010

Can you use your scientific knowledge and know-how to get the Bang! team out a series of sticky situations?

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New series, new challenges: Try your luck with a new series of science challenges.

The challenges

You find yourself in an underground cavern, facing a locked door with a strange word above it. And so starts a series of challenges...

 

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