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B.B. King - what does the B.B. stand for?

Blues Boy.

B.B. King (1925-2015) is one of the most famous and influential blues singer of all time. Born Riley B. King in Berclair, Mississippi, King would go on to revolutionize the world of blues and electric guitar playing. His most famous songs include My Lucille (1968), The Thrill is Gone (1969) and Riding With the King (2000).

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How many different timezones are used in China?


Although it used to have 5 different timezones, after the Chinese Communist Revolution in 1949, China opted to adopt a single timezone for the whole country.

The picture shows the Temple of Heaven, Beijing.

Picture credits @jplenio

  • Marie Curie

  • Frederick Sanger

  • Linus Pauling

  • John Bardeen

What do these Nobel Prize winners have in common?

They all won 2 Nobel Prizes.

Marie Curie and Linus Pauling are the only ones that were awarded with Nobels in different categories – Physics and Chemistry, and Chemistry and Peace, respectively.

On the other hand, John Bardeen received 2 Nobel Prizes in Physics whereas Frederick Sanger was awarded twice with a Nobel in Chemistry.


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When was NATO founded?


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was founded in 1949 mainly to assure the colective security of its members – the famous article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty states that an attack on one of its member states is seen as an attack on all member states. It was created in the aftermath of the WWII and acted as a counterweight to the Warsaw Pact throughout the Cold War.
It currently counts with 31 member states.

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The year 1816 is also known as the year without what?


1816 is known as the Year Without Summer due to the critical weather and climate changes that caused temperatures to drop drastically. Following the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora (the largest in centuries), Europe saw a drop of 0.4 to 0.7ºC, which caused extensive food shortages throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Articles of Confederation predecess which famous american document?

The Constitution of the United States.

The Articles of Confederation was an agreement between the original Thirteen Colonies (the first states of the USA) which made up the country’s first Constitution. It came into force in 1781 but in the following years, its shortcomings would become increasingly more apparent as the country grew and would eventually be rendered ineffective. In 1789, the Articles were replace by the Constitution of the United States.


Which African country is the homeland of the Yoruba religion?


Located more specifically in southwestern Nigeria, the Ìṣẹ̀ṣẹ (Yoruba name for the Yoruba religion) is a religion or mythology centered around multiple deities, beliefs and spirits and it is the foundation of plenty of other religions across the world like the Santería (Cuba) and the Umbanda (Brazil). Its pantheon counts with deities like Olorun or Yemoja.
The Yoruba religion is a part of the broader Yoruba culture, which encompasses art, language, music among other rituals and social practices.

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Who won the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons?

Nikola Jokić

The Serb won the NBA MVP awards in both seasons while playing for the Denver Nuggets.

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From which country does the Gouda cheese originate?


This variety of cheese is semi-hard and made from cow’s milk. It is known for its smooth and creamy texture, mild flavor, and characteristic round shape.

Which famous speech is this the opening to?

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"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

Gettysburg Address (1863)

This speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War at the Soldier's National Cemitery in the wake of the war's deadliest battle - the Battle of Gettysburg - would become one of the most famous speeches of all time.

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