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#6201 2017-03-15 21:46:10

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The Answer #6438 is correct. Good work, bobbym!

#6439. Name the form of inflammatory arthritis characterized by recurrent attacks of a red, tender, hot, and swollen joint. Pain typically comes on rapidly in less than twelve hours. The joint at the base of the big toe is affected in about half of cases. It may also result in tophi, kidney stones, or urate nephropathy. It is due to elevated levels of uric acid in the blood. This occurs due to a combination of diet and genetic factors. At high levels, uric acid crystallizes and the crystals deposit in joints, tendons and surrounding tissues, resulting in an attack of it.

#6440. Name the disease also known as epidemic parotitis.


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#6202 2017-03-16 04:24:10

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#6203 2017-03-16 13:00:44

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The Answer #6439 is correct. Good work, bobbym!

#6441. Name the American company founded in Rochester, New York which is one of the world's largest suppliers of eye health products, including contact lenses, lens care products, medicines and implants for eye diseases. Today, the company is headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey, and employs about 13,000 people in 36 countries.

#6442.  Name the commonly referred to in English as the Michelin Man, it is the symbol of the Michelin tire company. Introduced at the Lyon Exhibition of 1894 where the Michelin brothers had a stand, it is one of the world's oldest trademarks.


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#6204 2017-03-16 18:48:48

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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.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#6205 2017-03-17 00:47:16

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Both the Answers, #6441 and #6442, are correct. Keep it up, bobbym!

#6443. Martin Lewis Perl (June 24, 1927 – September 30, 2014) was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995. What did he discover?

#6444. Name the American electrical engineer (November 8, 1923 – June 20, 2005) who took part (along with Robert Noyce) in the realization of the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments (TI) in 1958. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics on December 10, 2000. To congratulate him, US President Bill Clinton wrote, "You can take pride in the knowledge that your work will help to improve lives for generations to come." He is also the inventor of the handheld calculator and the thermal printer, for which he has patents. He also has patents for seven other inventions.


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#6206 2017-03-17 10:14:38

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Re: General Quiz

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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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#6207 2017-03-17 18:01:10

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The Answer #6443 is correct; Good work. The Answer #6444 is correct; Excellent, bobbym!

#6445. Name the Swiss physicist and Nobel laureate (born April 20, 1927). He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1987 with Georg Bednorz for their work in superconductivity in ceramic materials.  In 1982 he became an IBM Fellow. He received an honorary doctorate from Technical University of Munich and University of Geneva. In 1987 (before winning the Nobel Prize) he got an honorary degree (laurea honoris causa) in Physics from the University of Pavia.

#6446. Name the American physicist who was awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics (August 27, 1915 – November 4, 2011), for the invention of the separated oscillatory field method, which had important applications in the construction of atomic clocks. A physics professor at Harvard University for most of his career, he also held several posts with such government and international agencies as NATO and the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Among his other accomplishments are helping to found the United States Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermilab.


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#6208 2017-03-17 18:49:12

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Re: General Quiz

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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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#6209 2017-03-17 23:54:43

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#6447. Name the  set of three international trophies, to be awarded annually to the world's outstanding aviator, aviatrix, and aeronaut (balloon or dirigible). A fourth trophy, the "National Trophy," was awarded from 1926 through 1938 to the most outstanding aviator in each of the twenty-one member countries and again from 1946-1948 to honor Americans who contributed to aviation. The award was established in 1926 by a wealthy balloonist and aviator. The awards are described by the Trust as:
"American awards for the most outstanding international achievements in the arts and/or science of aeronautics for the preceding year, with the art of flying receiving first consideration."

#6448. Soyuz 4 was launched on 14 January 1969, carrying a cosmonaut  on his first flight. The aim of the mission was to dock with Soyuz 5, transfer two crew members from that spacecraft, and return to Earth. The previous three Soyuz flights were also docking attempts but all had failed for various reasons. The Soyuz 4 and 5 spacecraft docked on 16 January, the first time two manned spacecraft had docked (Apollo 9 would do the same in March of the same year). The two craft possessed only a primitive probe (Soyuz 4) and drogue (Soyuz 5) docking assembly. Name the cosmonaut.


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#6210 2017-03-18 05:56:54

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Re: General Quiz

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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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#6211 2017-03-18 15:06:52

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The Answer #6447 is correct. Neat work, bobbym!

#6449.  Name the gravity dam on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington, built to produce hydroelectric power and provide irrigation water. It was constructed between 1933 and 1942, originally with only two powerhouses. The third powerhouse, completed in 1974 to increase energy production, makes it the largest electric power-producing facility in the United States.

#6450. Name the express passenger train service that has operated between Edinburgh and London, the capitals of Scotland and England via the East Coast Main Line. The East Coast Main Line over which it runs was built in the 19th century by many small railway companies, but mergers and acquisitions led to only three companies controlling the route; the North British Railway (NBR), the North Eastern Railway (NER) and the Great Northern Railway (GNR). In 1860 the three companies established the East Coast Joint Stock for through services using common vehicles, and it is from this agreement that it came about. It is the only passenger service to run non-stop through Darlington and York.


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#6212 2017-03-18 15:28:32

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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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#6213 2017-03-18 17:59:11

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The Answer #6449 is correct. Keep it up, bobbym!

#6451. What is 'One gene-one enzyme hypothesis'? Who proposed it?

#6452. Name the Belgian medical doctor and cell biologist (24 August 1899 – 22 May 1983) who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Christian de Duve and George Emil Palade.  In 1929 he found an opportunity to join the Rockefeller Institute in New York. At Rockefeller University he made his most groundbreaking achievements in cell biology. In 1930 he developed the technique of cell fractionation, by which he discovered the agent of the Rous sarcoma, components of cell organelles such as mitochondrion, chloroplast, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, ribosome and lysosome. He was the first to employ the electron microscope in the field of biology.


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#6214 2017-03-18 21:42:09

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Re: General Quiz

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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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#6215 2017-03-18 23:11:59

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The Answer #6452 is correct. Marvelous, bobbym!

#6453. Name the  the largest and most populous island in the Philippines and the 15th largest in the world. Located in the northern region of the archipelago, it is the economic and political center of the nation, being home to the country's capital city, Manila, as well as Quezon City, the country's most populous. With a population of 52.99 million as of 2015, it is the fourth most populous island in the world (after Java, Honshu, and Great Britain), containing about 53% of the country's total population.

#6454.  Name the archipelago off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland, across the Strait of Magellan. The archipelago consists of the main island, with an area of 48,100 sq km (18,572 sq mi), and a group of many islands, including Cape Horn and Diego Ramírez Islands. It is divided between Chile and Argentina, with the latter controlling the eastern half of the main island and the former the western half plus the islands south of Beagle Channel. The southernmost extent of the archipelago is at about latitude 55 S.


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#6216 2017-03-19 05:28:56

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Re: General Quiz

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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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#6217 2017-03-19 15:17:31

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Both the Answers, #6453 (Luzon) and #6454 (Tierra del Fuego), are correct. Fantastic, bobbym!

#6455. Dresden is the capital city and, after Leipzig, the second-largest city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on which river?

#6456.  In 2014 and 2017, the city was elected The Best European Destination by the Best European Destinations Agency. Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, it is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Name the city.


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#6218 2017-03-19 16:42:09

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Re: General Quiz

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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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#6219 2017-03-19 21:56:44

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The Answer #6455 is correct. Excellent, bobbym!

#6457. Name the street in Marylebone, central London, which has been noted since the 19th century for its large number of private specialists in medicine and surgery.

#6458. In which nation is 'Merdeka Palace' situated?


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#6220 2017-03-19 23:01:39

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Re: General Quiz

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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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#6221 2017-03-19 23:54:26

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#6459. Name the 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, and one of the best-known landmarks of Germany. It is built on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to this town.

#6460. It is municipality in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has a permanent population of 11,109 . It is located on the river Landwasser, in the Rhaetian Alps, between the Plessur and Albula Range. At 1,560 m (5,120 ft), it is the highest "town" in Europe. Name the place.


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#6222 2017-03-20 11:31:04

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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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#6223 2017-03-20 15:24:52

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The Answer #6459 is correct. Neat work, bobbym!

#6461. Name the sea strait separating Tasmania from the Australian mainland, specifically the state of Victoria.

#6462. In which nation/continent is 'Hochland Park' situated?


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#6224 2017-03-20 18:47:24

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Re: General Quiz

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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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#6225 2017-03-20 20:20:36

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The Answer #6461 is correct. Keep it up, bobbym!

#6463. Where is the 'Patagonian Desert' (the Patagonia Desert, Patagonian Steppe, or Magellanic Steppe, which is the 8th largest desert in the world by area, occupying 673,000 square kilometers (260,000 sq mi))?

#6464. Name the area of about 362,000 km² (139,769 sq mi), which is the third largest desert of the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in North America, after the Great Basin Desert.


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