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Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?
Marie Curie (Marie Skłodoswka-Curie)
 

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Which two famous singers, musicians and actors made their comeback in 1968?
Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley
 
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What's the world's most nutritiuos fruit, and also has many health benefits because of it's fat content?
The avocado.
 

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This year is the 100th anniversary of the rookie year of one of America's greatest baseball sluggers - what was his name, his rookie team, and his starting position?

Babe Ruth - Boston Red Sox - Pitcher (left-handed)
 

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Because I'm in Hawaii, lol.
How many characters are there in the Hawaiian alphabet?

13 (A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, W, ')
 
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Oh, I guess I should have changed letters to characters, lol. There are 12 letters but 13 characters.

So that's why so many Hawaiian words are really LOOOONNNGG! :)

Quote below from HERE - Dave

The reef, rectangular, or wedge-tail triggerfish, also known by its Hawaiian name, humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa(pronounced [ˈhumuˈhumuˈnukuˈnukuˈwaːpuˈwɐʔə]), also spelled Humuhumunukunukuapua'a or just humuhumu for short; meaning "triggerfish with a snout like a pig."[1] is one of several species of triggerfish. Classified as Rhinecanthus rectangulus, it is endemic to the salt water coasts of various central and south Pacific Ocean islands. It is often asserted that the Hawaiian name is one of the longest words in the Hawaiian language and that "the name is longer than the fish."
 

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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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