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## #7451 2022-10-05 00:11:01

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#8651. What does the abbreviation PBX signify? (Telephone)

#8652. What the medical term (enzyme) Eosinophil peroxidase signify?

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## #7452 2022-10-06 15:05:58

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#8653. Which is the National Game of Japan?

#8654. Which is the National Game of South Africa?

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## #7453 2022-10-06 15:06:13

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#8653. Which is the National Game of Japan?

#8654. Which is the National Game of South Africa?

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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## #7454 2022-10-07 00:04:52

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#8655. Name the game: Sport played between two teams of nine players each, taking turns batting and fielding. The game is live when the umpire signals to the pitcher either verbally or by pointing, indicating that the ball is now in play. A player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball that a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat.

#8656. Name the game: Team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since Tokyo 1964.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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## #7455 2022-10-08 00:03:25

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#8657. With which game/sport is 'Webb Ellis Cup' associated? (The 38-centimeter trophy weighs 4.5 kg, is gilded silver and has two cast scroll handles.)

#8658. With which game/sport is 'Connecticut Open' associated? (In 2019 the tournament sanction was sold to APG, a leading Sports and Entertainment company. The tournament sanction was transferred to Zhengzhou, China.)

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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## #7456 2022-10-09 00:10:22

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#8659. With which game/sport is Stefka Kostadinova associated? (Stefka Georgieva Kostadinova; born March 25, 1965) (a Bulgarian retired athlete).

#8660. With which sort/game is Galina Chistyakova associated? (Galina Valentinovna Chistyakova; born 26 July 1962) (a retired athlete who represented the Soviet Union and later Slovakia.)

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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## #7457 2022-10-10 00:02:33

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#8661. With which game/sport is 'Natalya Lisovskaya' associated?

#8662. With which game/sport is 'Gabriele Reinsch' associated?

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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## #7458 2022-10-11 00:04:36

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#8663. With which game/sport is 'Anita Włodarczyk' associated?

#8664. With which game/sport is 'Barbora Špotáková' associated?

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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## #7459 2022-10-12 00:04:25

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#8665. Name the American track and field athlete (December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998). She set world records in 1988 for the 100 m and 200 m. During the late 1980s she became a popular figure due to both her record-setting athleticism and eclectic personal style.

#8666. Name the Czech former track and field athlete (born 26 January 1951, in Golčův Jeníkov) . She won the 400 metres and 800 metres at the 1983 World Championships, setting a world record in the 400 m.

In 1983, she set the world record for the 800 metres, which still stands and is currently the longest-standing individual world record in athletics.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7460 2022-10-13 00:05:16

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#8667. Name the Kenyan professional long-distance runner (born 27 February, 1987). She is a two-time world champion, having won at the 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and the 2010 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. She was the world record holder for the women's half marathon with a time of 1:05:09 hours until it was broken by Peres Jepchirchir on 10 February 2017 at the RAK Half Marathon.

She has also represented Kenya on the track, having won the silver medal over 5000 m at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics. She competed in the 10,000 m at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and was the Kenyan record holder in the event with her best of 30:11.53 minutes until it was broken by Vivian Cheruiyot on 12 August 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

#8668. Name the Russian former pole vaulter (born 3 June 1982). She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2004 and 2008), a three-time World Champion (2005, 2007 and 2013), the current world record holder in the event, and is widely considered the greatest female pole-vaulter of all time.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7461 2022-10-14 00:07:25

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#8669. Name the South African track and field sprinter who competes in the 200 and 400 metres. In the 400 metres, he is the current world and Olympic record holder, having set the record in the Olympic finals. He also holds the world-best time in the 300 metres.

He was the silver medallist in the 400m at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and took silver in the 4×400 metres relay at the 2013 Summer Universiade. He also represented South Africa at the 2013 and 2015 Athletics World Championships. At the 2015 World Championships, he won the gold medal in the 400 metres. He defended his title two years later, in London, where he also won the silver medal in the 200 metres race.

#8670. Name the retired Moroccan middle-distance runner (born 14 September 1974).  He is the current world record holder of the outdoor 1500 metres, mile, and 2000 metres events. He also held indoor world records for the mile and 1500 metres until 2019, and is the only man since Paavo Nurmi to earn a gold medal in both the 1500 metres and 5000 metres at the same Olympic Games. He is widely regarded as the greatest middle-distance runner in history and is also viewed as one of the greatest athletes of all time.

He has also won the world championship in the 1500 meters six times: four consecutive times outdoors in 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2003 and twice indoors in 1995 and 1997 and has won the World Athlete of the Year awards three times.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7462 2022-10-15 02:02:38

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#8671. Name the American track and field athlete (born July 24, 1985) who specializes in the 110 metre hurdles, and currently holds the world record in that event with a time of 12.80 s set on September 7, 2012. He won the gold medal in the 110 metre hurdles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

#8672. Name the Norwegian sprinter who competes in the 400 metres and 400 m hurdles (born 28 February 1996). He’s the world record holder in latter event.

In July 2021, he broke the 29-year-old world record in 400 metres hurdles. The following month at the 2020 Summer Olympics, he won the gold medal in the 400 metres hurdles with a time of 45.94 seconds, breaking his own world record by over three-quarters of a second.

He has also won gold in the event at the World Championships in 2017 and 2019, as well as the 2018 European Championships. He is a two-time 400m hurdles Diamond League champion. In 2021, he was voted World Athletics Male Athlete of the Year.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7463 2022-10-16 16:28:38

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#8673. Name the  Kenyan long-distance runner (born 5 November 1984) who competes in the marathon and formerly specialized at the 5000 metre distance. Widely regarded as the greatest marathon runner of all time, he is the 2016 and 2020 Olympic marathon champion and the world record holder in the marathon with a time of 2:01:09 set at the 2022 Berlin Marathon. He has run four out of the five fastest marathon times in history.

#8674. Name the British long-distance runner (23 March 1983). His ten global championship gold medals (four Olympic and six World titles) make him the most successful male track distance runner ever, and he is the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history.

He is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist in both the 5,000 m and 10,000 m. He is the second athlete, after Lasse Virén, to win both the 5,000 m and 10,000 m titles at successive Olympic Games. He also completed the 'distance double' at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships in Athletics. He was the first man to defend both distance titles in both major global competitions; a feat described as the 'quadruple-double'.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7464 2022-10-17 00:06:42

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#8675. Name the Japanese racewalker (born 2 January 1988). He has represented Japan in the 20 km event twice at the World Championships in Athletics and competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He is the pending world record holder for the 20 km walk with a time of 1:16:36 hours at an event in his home town of Nomi in 2015.

He competed in race walking from a young age and his international debut came at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics. He was the 10,000 metres walk bronze medallist at the 2005 World Youth Championships in Athletics and the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics. He began competing in the senior ranks a year later and came sixth in the 20 km walk at the Asian Race Walking Championships and fourth at the 2007 Summer Universiade. In the following two years he came tenth and fifth at the Asian Race Walking Championships. A personal best time of 1:22:05 hours in 2009 earned him a place at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics but he was among the last walkers to finish in the 20 km race.

#8676. Name the American-born Swedish pole vaulter (born 10 November 1999) and the current world record holder with a height of 6.21 metres (20 ft 4+1⁄2 in) and the current Olympic champion and World champion. He won gold as a 15-year-old in the boys' pole vault at the 2015 World Youth Championships and holds a number of age group world bests. He won the gold medal at the 2018 European Championships with a height of 6.05 metres (19 ft 10 in) (a new under-20s world record), and the silver medal at the 2019 World Championships. Duplantis has also won the 2021 Diamond League and the 2021 European Indoor Championships, setting Championship Bests at both. In 2021, he won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. In 2022, he became world champion at the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships, and later also world champion at the 2022 World Athletics Championship.

In 2020, he was voted World Athletics Male Athlete of the Year.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7465 2022-10-18 00:04:41

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#8677. Name the Cuban retired track and field athlete, who specialized in the high jump and is the current world record holder (born October 13, 1967). The 1992 Olympic champion, he was the dominant high jumper of the 1990s; his personal best of 2.45 m (8 ft 1⁄2 in) makes him the only person ever to have cleared eight feet (2.44 m).

He is a two-time gold medallist at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, and also won two silver medals at the competition. At the IAAF World Indoor Championships he won four gold medals between 1989 and 1999. In addition, he won three straight titles at the Pan American Games from 1987 to 1995. He is regarded as the best high jumper of all time. After Cuban boycotts of the Olympics in 1984 and 1988 and an injury in 1996 cost him chances at additional Olympic medals, he won the silver medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He retired in 2001.

#8678. Name the American former track and field athlete, and the holder of the long jump world record (born November 10, 1963). He is a two-time world champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist in this event. His world record of 8.95 m (29 ft 4+1⁄4 in) has stood since 1991.

He also holds the longest wind-assisted jump at 8.99 m (29 ft 5+3⁄4 in) (+4.4 m/s) that he set at high altitude in 1992 in Sestriere, Italy.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7466 2022-10-19 00:03:00

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#8679. Name the Ugandan long-distance runner (born 12 September 1996). He is the reigning Olympic champion in the 5000 metres and silver medalist for the 10,000 metres, a two-time 10,000 m World champion from 2019 and 2022, World silver medallist from 2017, and the 2019 World Cross Country champion. He won also gold medals for the 5000 m and 10,000 m at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He currently holds world records in both disciplines, and holds world best in the 15 kilometres road race. He is also the current Ugandan record holder in both the 5 km and 10 km.

#8680. Name the Ethiopian long-distance runner  (born 13 June 1982). He was the world record holder in both the 5000-metre and 10000-metre from 2004 (5,000m) and 2005 (10,000m) until 2020. He won the gold medal in both the 5000 m and 10,000 m events at the 2008 Summer Olympics. At the 2004 Olympics, he won the gold medal in the 10,000 m and the silver medal in the 5000 m.

He is the most successful runner in the history of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, with six long (12 km) course and five short (4 km) course titles. He won the 10,000 m title at the World Championships in Athletics in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 (matching Haile Gebrselassie's four in a row win streak). He was unbeaten over 10,000 m from his debut in 2003 until 2011, when he failed to finish at the World Championships final.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7467 2022-10-20 00:09:05

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#8681. What does the Latin expression casus belli mean?

#8682. What does the Latin expression Cui bono? mean?

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## #7468 2022-10-20 00:32:46

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ganesh wrote:

#8681. What does the Latin expression casus belli mean?

#8682. What does the Latin expression Cui bono? mean?

Ahhh.Finnally.Im not interested at all in sports or smth
not gonna know latin unless it goes into biology

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## #7469 2022-10-20 01:54:24

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#8683. What does the Latin expression Ex post facto (law) mean?

#8684. What does the Latin expression In medias res mean?

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## #7470 2022-10-20 01:54:51

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#8683. What does the Latin expression Ex post facto (law) mean?

#8684. What does the Latin expression In medias res mean?

Give me a break. Post answers once a day, not more.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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## #7471 2022-10-21 00:08:02

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#8685. Who is the author of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus? (an 1818 novel written by English author. Frankenstein tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. She started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared in the second edition, which was published in Paris in 1821.)

#8686. Who is the author Gone with the wind? (Gone with the Wind is a novel by an American writer, first published in 1936. The story is set in Clayton County and Atlanta, both in Georgia, during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty following Sherman's destructive "March to the Sea". This historical novel features a coming-of-age story, with the title taken from the poem "Non Sum Qualis eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae", written by Ernest Dowson.

Gone with the Wind was popular with American readers from the outset and was the top American fiction bestseller in 1936 and 1937.)

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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## #7472 2022-10-22 00:11:33

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#8687. Who is the author of Good Times, Bad Times (book)? (a book, published in 1983)

#8688. Who is the author of Good-Bye to All That? (first appeared in 1929, when the author was 34 years old. "It was my bitter leave-taking of England," he wrote in a prologue to the revised second edition of 1957, "where I had recently broken a good many conventions".)

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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## #7473 2022-10-23 00:17:04

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#8689. Who is the author of Go Tell It on the Mountain (novel)? (Go Tell It on the Mountain is a 1953 semi-autobiographical novel. It tells the story of John Grimes, an intelligent teenager in 1930s Harlem, and his relationship with his family and his church. The novel also reveals the back stories of John's mother, his biological father, and his violent, fanatically religious stepfather, Gabriel Grimes.)

#8690. Who is the author of On Heroes, Hero-Worship, & the Heroic in History? (a book by the Scottish essayist, historian and philosopher, published by James Fraser, London, in 1841. It is a collection of six lectures given in May 1840 about prominent historical figures. It lays out his belief in the importance of heroic leadership.)

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7474 2022-10-24 00:16:49

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#8691. Who is the author of Hiroshima (book)? (a 1946 book by American author John Hersey. It tells the stories of six survivors of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It is regarded as one of the earliest examples of New Journalism, in which the story-telling techniques of fiction are adapted to non-fiction reporting.)

#8692. Who is the author of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame? (a French Gothic novel, published in 1831. It focuses on the unfortunate story of Quasimodo, the Gypsy street dancer Esmeralda and Quasimodo's guardian the Archdeacon Claude Frollo in 15th-century Paris. All its elements —Renaissance setting, impossible love affairs, marginalized characters— make the work a model of the literary themes of Romanticism.)

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7475 2022-10-25 00:09:58

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#8693. Who is the author of History: A Novel? (a novel by Italian author, generally regarded as her most famous and controversial work.)

#8694. Who is the author of Homage to Catalonia? (personal account of his experiences and observations fighting in the Spanish Civil War for the POUM militia of the Republican army.) (The Workers' Party of Marxist Unification (Spanish: Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista, POUM; Catalan: Partit Obrer d'Unificació Marxista) was a Spanish communist political party formed during the Second Republic and mainly active around the Spanish Civil War.)

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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