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#6451 2018-04-05 00:25:47

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#6725. What is 'sitomania'?

#6726. What is 'anthomania'?


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#6452 2018-04-06 16:24:47

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#6727. What does the abbreviation 'UNIFEM' signify? (It was established in December 1976 originally as the Voluntary Fund for the United Nations Decade for Women in the International Women's Year. Its first director was Margaret C. Snyder, Ph.D. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies that promote women’s human rights, political participation and economic security. Since 1976 it has supported women’s empowerment and gender equality through its programme offices and links with women’s organizations in the major regions of the world.)

#6728. What does the abbreviation 'UNFCCC' signify? (An international environmental treaty adopted on 9 May 1992 and opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992. It then entered into force on 21 March 1994, after a sufficient number of countries had ratified it. The UNFCCC objective is to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system".)


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#6453 2018-04-08 00:23:21

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#6729. What is the Headquarters of the 'Commonwealth of Nations'?

#6730. What is the Headquarters of the 'Non-Aligned Movement'?


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#6454 2018-04-10 00:20:15

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#6731. What is 'Lithology'?

#6732. What is 'Metallography'?


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#6455 2018-04-12 00:36:00

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#6733. What is Keystroke logging?

#6734. Firefox was created in 2002 under the codename  by the Mozilla community members who desired a standalone browser, rather than the Mozilla Application Suite bundle. By what code name?


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#6456 2018-04-14 00:26:12

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#6735. What is 'Limnology'?

#6736. The village is near the center of the town of North Elba, 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Plattsburgh. With along with nearby Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region. It hosted the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics. It also hosted the 1972 Winter Universiade and the 2000 Winter Goodwill Games. It is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Name it.


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#6457 2018-04-15 14:43:41

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#6737. What is Unua Libro (English: First Book)?

#6738. What is 'Castilian language'?


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#6458 2018-04-16 15:28:16

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#6739. What is known as "Battlefield of Europe"?

#6740. What is known as "Holy Land"?


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#6459 2018-04-17 15:05:41

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#6741. Name the nation which lays claim to be the oldest extant sovereign state as well as the oldest constitutional republic.  It is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains. Its size is just over 61 square kilometers (24 sq mi), with a population of 33,562.

#6742. Name the most densely populated sovereign state in the world. It is a sovereign city-state, country and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe. France borders the country on three sides while the other side borders the Mediterranean Sea.


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#6460 2018-04-17 23:03:43

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Hmmm, after perusing the questions..

#6741 is.. San Marino?

#6742 is.. Monaco?


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#6461 2018-04-17 23:16:55

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Both the Answers, #6741 and 6742, are correct. Excellent, Mathegocart!

#6743. Name the country/countries of lowest density of population in people per square kilometer.

#6744. Name the country/countries of lowest GDP (Gross Domestic Product).


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#6462 2018-04-18 00:30:37

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#6745. In which continent is 'Sea of Okhostk'?

#6746. In which continent is 'Balkhash Lake'?


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#6463 2018-04-18 15:16:52

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#6747. It is sometimes called the Pharos of Alexandria. It is 'One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World', for many centuries it was one of the tallest man-made structures in the world. Badly damaged by three earthquakes between AD 956 and 1323, it then became an abandoned ruin. It was the third longest surviving ancient wonder (after the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the extant Great Pyramid of Giza), surviving in part until 1480, when the last of its remnant stones were used to build the Citadel of Qaitbay on the site. In 1994, French archaeologists discovered some remains. Name it.

#6748. Name the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. It occupies a total area of approximately 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi), (Actual Land Area : 1,104,300 square km (426,400 sq mi)). It shares borders with Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south.


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#6464 2018-04-19 15:25:55

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#6749. What is also known as Roissy Airport (name of the local district)? It is the largest international airport in France and second largest in Europe.

#6750. Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza, commonly Rinas International Airport, is Albania's main international airport. In 2002, named after whom? (the airport is located in the village of Rinas 6 nautical miles (11 kilometres; 6.9 miles) northwest of the city of Tirana. The airport is one of the busiest in the Balkans, handling more than 2.6 million passengers in 2017. It offers international connections primarily within Europe. It serves as a hub for local carrier Albawings and as a focus city for Adria Airways, Blue Panorama Airlines and Ernest Airlines.)


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#6465 2018-04-20 03:11:45

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#6751. Name the only zodiac constellation in the sky represented by an inanimate object. The other eleven signs are represented either as an animal or mythological characters throughout history.

#6752. Name a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek "serpent-bearer", and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It was formerly referred to as Serpentarius  and Anguitenens.


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#6466 2018-04-20 15:31:53

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#6753. What is a 'Hieroglyph' (Greek for "sacred writing")?

#6754. Name the system was developed in the 1950s by many linguists, including Zhou Youguang, based on earlier form romanizations of Chinese. It was published by the Chinese government in 1958 and revised several times. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) adopted it as an international standard in 1982, followed by the United Nations in 1986. The system was adopted as the official standard in Taiwan in 2009, where it is used for international events rather than for educational or computer-input purposes. But "some cities, businesses, and organizations, notably in the south of Taiwan, did not accept this", so it remains one of several rival romanization systems in use.


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#6467 Yesterday 00:53:25

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#6755. What are Columbine, an adjective describing birds of the family Columbidae?

#6756. It is a a group of colourful birds of the trogon family found in the Americas. It is also the name of the currency of Guatemala. Name it.


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#6468 Yesterday 15:02:57

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#6757. Name the German personal care brand that specializes in body-care. It is owned by the Hamburg-based company Beiersdorf Global AG meaning "snow-white". The company was founded on 28 March 1882, by Paul Carl Beiersdorf. In 1890, it was sold to Oscar Troplowitz. Troplowitz worked with his consultant Paul Gerson Unna and the German chemist Isaac Lifschütz, developed a new skin care cream. In 1900, Lifschütz developed a water-in-oil emulsion with Eucerit, the first stable emulsion .

#6758. Name the discontinued image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website, originally created by a company named Lifescape (which at that time may have resided at Idealab) in 2002. In July 2004, Google acquired it from Lifescape and began offering it as freeware. It is a blend of the name of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, the phrase mi casa (Spanish for "my house") and "pic" for pictures.


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#6469 Today 00:53:42

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#6759. Name the campaign to encourage wealthy people to contribute a majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes. As of 2017, the pledge has 158 signatories, either individuals or couples; some of the 158 have since died. Most of the signatories of the pledge are billionaires, and their pledges total over $365 billion. It does not actually dictate that the money is spent in any certain way or towards any particular charity or cause, and there is no obligation to actually donate any money.

#6760. Name the French concessions and construction company founded in 1899 as Société Générale d'Enterprises. It employs over 194,000 people, operate in more than 100 countries and is the largest construction company in the world by revenue.


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