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#6351 2017-04-14 23:20:03

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The Answer #6587 is correct. Excellent, bobbym!

#6589. Name the Portuguese politician and diplomat (born 30 April 1949) who is serving as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. He  was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, and was the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005.

#6590. Name the Bulgarian politician and the current chief executive officer of the World Bank (born 13 August 1953 in Sofia). Until 2017, she was European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources in the college of the Juncker Commission. From 1993-2010, she served in a number of positions in the World Bank Group, eventually rising to become its vice president and corporate secretary in March 2008. She has also served as a member of the board of trustees and associated professor in the Economics Department of the University of National and World Economy in Bulgaria. On 28 October, the World Bank announced that she would become the first CEO of the bank starting on 2 January 2017.


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#6352 2017-04-14 23:33:18

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#6353 2017-04-15 15:52:22

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#6591. When is the Africa Day, formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day, the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)?

#6592. When is the International Day of Older Persons observed each year?


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#6354 2017-04-15 20:16:44

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#6355 2017-04-15 21:58:43

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#6593. Name the geographical term :  A clastic, predominantly silt-sized sediment that is formed by the accumulation of wind-blown dust. It covers about 10% of the Earth's surface. It is an aeolian sediment formed by the accumulation of wind-blown silt, typically in the 20-50 micrometer size range, twenty percent or less clay and the balance equal parts sand and silt that are loosely cemented by calcium carbonate. It is usually homogeneous and highly porous and is traversed by vertical capillaries that permit the sediment to fracture and form vertical bluffs.

#6594. Name the geographical term :  A soil and rock type rich in iron and aluminium, and is commonly considered to have formed in hot and wet tropical areas. Nearly all of these are of rusty-red coloration, because of high iron oxide content. They develop by intensive and long-lasting weathering of the underlying parent rock. Tropical weathering is a prolonged process of chemical weathering which produces a wide variety in the thickness, grade, chemistry and ore mineralogy of the resulting soils.


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#6356 2017-04-16 00:45:21

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
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#6357 2017-04-16 15:46:06

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#6595. Name the domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in appearance. They are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes of southern Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador, and northern Chile at an altitude of 3,500 m (11,500 ft) to 5,000 m (16,000 ft) above sea level, throughout the year.

#6596. What are Gnus?


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#6358 2017-04-17 01:14:09

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#6359 2017-04-17 17:05:31

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Both the Answers, #6595 and #6596, are correct. Excellent, bobbym!

#6597.  Name the American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974), (nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle). At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by making his Orteig Priz-winning nonstop flight from Long Island, New York, to Paris. He covered the  33 1⁄2-hour, 3,600 statute miles (5,800 km) alone in a single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis. This was the first solo transatlantic flight, and the first non-stop flight between North America and mainland Europe.

#6598. Name the Norwegian explorer (10 October 1861 – 13 May 1930), scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1922). In his youth he was a champion skier and ice skater. He led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, traversing the island on cross-country skis. He won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14′ during his North Pole expedition of 1893-96. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.


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#6360 2017-04-17 23:43:37

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#6361 2017-04-18 00:11:00

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Both the Answers, #6597 and #6598, are correct. Marvelous, bobbym!

#6599. Name the British Army officer, explorer, and spiritual writer (31 May 1863 - 31 July 1942). He is remembered for his travels in the Far East and Central Asia; especially the 1904 British expedition to Tibet, led by him, and for his writings on Asia and foreign policy. He held positions including British commissioner to Tibet and President of the Royal Geographical Society.

#6600.  Name the Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works (19 February 1865 - 26 November 1952). During four expeditions to Central Asia, he made the Transhimalaya known in the West and located sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers. He also mapped lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin.


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#6362 2017-04-18 00:15:11

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#6363 2017-04-18 02:38:44

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Both the Answers, #6599 and #6600, are correct. Splendid, bobbym!

#6601. Name the was an American biologist (July 1, 1929 – May 17, 2014) who shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work with Rodney Robert Porter on the immune system. His Nobel Prize-winning research concerned discovery of the structure of antibody molecules. In interviews, he has said that the way the components of the immune system evolve over the life of the individual is analogous to the way the components of the brain evolve in a lifetime. There is a continuity in this way between his work on the immune system, for which he won the Nobel Prize, and his later work in neuroscience and in philosophy of mind.

#6602. Name the American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor(October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945) who is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket. He successfully launched his model on March 16, 1926 ushering in an era of space flight and innovation. He and his team launched 34 rockets between 1926 and 1941, achieving altitudes as high as 2.6 km (1.6 mi) and speeds as fast as 885 km/h (550 mph).


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#6364 2017-04-18 02:46:41

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#6365 2017-04-18 14:47:04

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The Answer #6602 is correct. Keep it up, bobbym!

#6603. One of the world's most commercially successful monorail lines, carrying around 100 million passengers yearly: Tokyo Monorail: Tokyo, 1964. From where to where does it run?.

#6604. Name the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic. It is also the 3rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, the 6th busiest cargo airport in world, the busiest airport for Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 movements, and the busiest airport in the world operating with only two runways. In 2016, it handled 83.6 million passengers, 2.59 million tonnes of cargo and registered 418,220 aircraft movements.


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#6366 2017-04-18 20:59:48

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#6367 2017-04-19 01:51:37

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The Answer #6603 is partially correct. Good work, bobbym!

The Answer given in #6604 is Dubai International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Answer #6604 is also correct too. Neat work, bobbym!

#6605. Name the an American aeronautical engineer, U.S. Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut (November 14, 1930 - January 27, 1967). On June 3, 1965, he became the first American to walk in space.

#6606. Name the 259-kilogram (571 lb) robotic space probe launched by NASA on April 6, 1973 to study the asteroid belt, the environment around Jupiter and Saturn, solar wind, cosmic rays, and eventually the far reaches of the Solar System and heliosphere. It was the first probe to encounter Saturn and the second to fly through the asteroid belt and by Jupiter. Due to power constraints and the vast distance to the probe, last contact with the spacecraft was on September 30, 1995.


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#6368 2017-04-19 12:31:22

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#6369 2017-04-19 15:27:16

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Good attempt (#6606), bobbym!

#6607. Name the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. It launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program. Over 22 years of service it completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107 on February 1, 2003, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members.

#6608. Name the former Soviet cosmonaut (born August 16, 1939 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur). In 1958, he graduated from the Kaliningrad Mechanical Engineering Technical College with the specialty "Cold Working of Metal." In 1966, he graduated from the Department of Electronics and Computing Technology of the Moscow Forestry Engineering Institute with the specialty "Spacecraft Control Systems." He has been decorated twice as Hero of the Soviet Union (August 19, 1979 and October 11, 1980), and has been awarded other Russian and foreign decorations:
Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR; Order For Merit to the Fatherland 4th class; Three Orders of Lenin (USSR); Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration"; Hero of the Republic of Cuba; Hero of Socialist Labour (Vietnam); Order of Ho Chi Min (Vietnam).


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#6370 2017-04-19 22:23:58

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#6371 2017-04-20 03:26:11

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The Answer #6607 is correct. Marvelous, bobbym!

#6609. International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It was originally called "International Day of Disabled Persons" until 2007. When is it observed?

#6610. When is the International Literacy Day declared?


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#6372 2017-04-20 08:20:28

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#6373 2017-04-20 14:48:53

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The Answer #6610 is correct. Good work, bobbym!

#6611. Where is the Bambara language spoken?

#6612. Where is 'Guadalajara'? (It is the 10th largest city in Latin America in population, urban area and gross domestic product. The city is named after the Spanish city of this name, the name of which came from the Andalusian Arabic wād(i) l-ḥijāra, meaning "river/valley of stones".)


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#6374 2017-04-20 23:10:24

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#6375 2017-04-21 01:43:55

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The Answer #6612 is correct. Excellent, bobbym!

#6613. Where is 'Huascarán'? (The mountain was named after Huáscar, a 16th-century Inca emperor who was the Sapa Inca of the Inca empire.)

#6614. Where is 'Cape Guardafui'? (also known as Ras Asir and historically as Aromata promontorium)


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