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#6501 2018-05-07 20:09:13

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Actually I never watch Star Wars and not interested in it anyway, but I choose a Yoda card as my avatar in honor of our great friend bobbym who has passed away. May his adventurous soul rest in peace at heaven.

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#6502 2018-05-08 00:06:50

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The Answer #6820 is correct. Excellent, Monox D. I-Fly!

#6821. Name the American physicist and astronaut (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012). Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983.

#6822. Name the autobiographical book written by the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 astronaut, Michael Collins. It was released in 1974 and has a foreword written by Charles Lindbergh. An updated version was re-released in 2009 to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing.


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#6503 2018-05-08 15:07:02

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#6823. Name the popular island resort in Singapore, which receives some twenty million visitors per year. Attractions include a 2 km (1.2 mi) long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, the Merlion, 14 hotels, and the Resorts World in this name, featuring the theme park Universal Studios Singapore.

#6824. Name the inland lake (finger lake) in the South Island of New Zealand. It is in the southwest corner of the Otago region, near its boundary with Southland. The name comes from the original Māori word. With a length of 80 kilometres (50 mi), it is New Zealand's longest lake, and, at 291 square km (112 sq mi), its third largest.  It is at an altitude of 310 metres (1,020 ft), towards the southern end of the Southern Alps. 15,000 years ago during the last ice age, a huge glacier moving from the north west carved out what is now the Lake.  It is renowned for its scenic beauty, being surrounded by mountains. The Remarkable mountain range lies along its southeastern edge. It is a popular venue for adventure tourism, with skifields, paragliding, bungy jumping and tramping tracks within easy reach.


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#6504 2018-05-08 23:59:50

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#6825. Haliaeetus leucocephalus is a bird of prey found in North America. It is both the national bird and national animal of the United States of America. Name it.

#6826. Name the "The Wizard of Menlo Park," New Jersey. The Washington Post described him as a "genius" and his presentation as "a scene... that will live in history".


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#6505 2018-05-09 14:43:55

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#6827. Who said “Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.”?

#6828. Citrullus lanatus is a plant species in the family Cucurbitaceae, a vine-like (scrambler and trailer) flowering plant originally from sub-Saharan Africa. It is cultivated for its fruit.  It is a scrambling and trailing vine in the flowering plant family Cucurbitaceae. Name the plant.


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#6506 2018-05-10 00:34:42

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#6829. In Norse mythology, it is the hammer of Thor, the Norse god associated with thunder. It is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome and powerful weapons in existence, capable of leveling mountains. Name it.

#6830. When is the 'International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons'?


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#6507 2018-05-10 15:19:10

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#6831. Name the the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus.

#6832. What is CITES (also known as the Washington Convention)?


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#6508 2018-05-11 00:07:41

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#6833. Name the 1989 dictator novel by Colombian writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez. It is a fictionalized account of the last seven months of Simón Bolívar, liberator and leader of Gran Colombia. The book traces Bolívar's final journey from Bogotá to the Caribbean coastline of Colombia in his attempt to leave South America for exile in Europe.

#6834. Name the common name given in English-speaking countries/lands to the French National Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In France, it is formally called la Fête nationale and commonly and legally le 14 Juillet (the 14th of July).


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#6509 2018-05-11 15:31:00

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#6835. Name the Burmese politician, diplomat, and author (born 19 June 1945), and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1991) . She is the leader of the National League for Democracy and the first and incumbent State Counsellor, a position akin to a prime minister. She is also the first woman to serve as Minister for Foreign Affairs, for the President's Office, for Electric Power and Energy, and for Education. From 2012 to 2016 she was an MP for Kawhmu Township to the House of Representatives.

#6836. Name the British statesman of the Conservative Party (10 February 1894 – 29 December 1986) who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963.  Nicknamed "Supermac", he was known for his pragmatism, wit and unflappability. He served in the Grenadier Guards during the First World War.


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#6510 2018-05-11 23:59:47

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#6837. What does the term 'phenology' mean?

#6838. What does the term 'phototropism' mean?


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#6511 2018-05-12 14:54:55

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#6839. Who is the author of 'Airport' (novel)?

#6840. Who is the author of 'The Apple Cart: A Political Extravaganza', a 1928 play?


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#6512 2018-05-13 00:02:52

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#6841. What is 'Pauli exclusion principle'?

#6842. What is 'Raman scattering' or the 'Raman effect'?


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#6513 2018-05-13 14:56:01

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#6843. Where is the 'Gavarnie Falls'? (Name the country/continent).

#6844. Where is the 'Vettisfossen waterfalls'? (Name the country/continent).


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#6514 2018-05-14 00:10:51

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#6845. Name the  chemical element with symbol Bi and atomic number 83.

#6846. Name the chemical element with symbol Ce and atomic number 58. It is a soft, ductile and silvery-white metal that tarnishes when exposed to air, and it is soft enough to be cut with a knife. It is the second element in the lanthanide series, and while it often shows the +3 oxidation state characteristic of the series, it also exceptionally has a stable +4 state that does not oxidize water. It is also traditionally considered one of the rare-earth elements.


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#6515 2018-05-14 15:29:11

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#6847. Zürich and Geneva have each been ranked among the top cities in the world in terms of quality of life, with the former ranked second globally, according to Mercer. In which nation is it?

#6848. He born Ras Tafari Makonnen, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and emperor from 1930 to 1974 (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975). He also served as Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity from 25 May 1963 to 17 July 1964 and 5 November 1966 to 11 September 1967. Name him.


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#6516 2018-05-15 00:11:37

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#6849. Name the name given to the eastern portion of the Great Escarpment, which encloses the central Southern African plateau. The Great Escarpment reaches its greatest elevation in this region – 2,000 to 3,482 metres (6,562 to 11,424 feet). It is located in South Africa. The name by which it is now known is Drakens Mountain, or Mountain of the Dragons.

#6850. Name the mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy. It is a large, near-symmetrical pyramidal peak in the extended Monte Rosa area of the Pennine Alps, whose summit is 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe.


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#6517 2018-05-15 15:06:55

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#6851. What is 'The Folketing'?

#6852. What is 'Althing'?


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#6518 2018-05-16 00:08:15

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#6853. Which city was formerly known as Christiania or Kristiania?

#6854. Which country was formerly known as 'Kingdom of Dahomey'?


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#6519 2018-05-16 14:13:19

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#6855. What is the time difference between GMT and Austria?

#6856. What is the time difference between GMT and Bolivia?


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#6520 2018-05-17 00:43:46

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#6857.  What is 'The coat of arms' of Belgium'?

#6858. What is 'The coat of arms of Germany'?


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#6521 2018-05-17 15:24:32

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#6859. Where is 'Ellesmere Island'?

#6860. Where is 'Celebes Sea'?


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#6522 2018-05-18 00:03:47

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#6861. Name the major waterway in South America, approximately 3,250 km (2,020 mi) long. It is one of the biggest tributaries of the Amazon, accounting for about 15% of the water in the basin.

#6862. In which Continent is the Yukon River?


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#6523 2018-05-18 14:53:06

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#6863. Name the lake also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. It is the ninth largest lake in the world and the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa. It is home to more species of fish than any other lake, including at least 700 species of cichlids.

#6864. Name the freshwater lake located in the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwestern Russia, in the vicinity of Saint Petersburg. It is the largest lake entirely in Europe, and the 14th largest freshwater lake by area in the world.


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#6524 2018-05-18 23:56:40

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#6865. Define the term in Physics: Adiabatic process.

#6866. Define the term in Physics : Breeder reactor.


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#6525 2018-05-19 14:21:35

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#6867. Define the term in Physics: Buoyancy.

#6868. Define the term in Physics: Critical point (thermodynamics).


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