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    What is a "Pfeilstorch" (German word for "arrow stork")?

    A stork, injured by an arrow while wintering in Africa, before returning to Europe, with the arrow stuck in it's body.
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    The former 'executive secretary' of the US Sanitary Commission during the American Civil War was also a famous landscape architect who designed Central Park in NYC and also the outside of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina - what was his name?

    Frederick Law Olmsted
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    Which mineral is sometimes called "salamander's hair" or "salamander's wool"?

    Asbestos. It literally means "unquenchable". Asbestos is resistant to fire. It is related with the salamander because of the ancient belief that the animal could not be burnt by fire.
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    According to a myth, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus. Who were their parents?
    King Numitor's daughter Rhea Silvia and Mars, god of war
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    Joseph Haydn had a brother who also was famous for his compositions. What was his name?
    Michael Haydn

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