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Which famous play features the houses of Montagues and Capulets?

Romeu and Juliet.

Romeu and Juliet is of the most famous plays of all time. Written by Shakespeare, it premiered in 1597 and the basis of the plot lies in the feud between the houses of Montagues (Romeo Montague) and Capulets (Juliet Capulet).

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In which city is the Potala Palace located?


Lhasa is one of the most important cities in Tibet, an autonomous region of China. The Potala Palace in Lhasa is known as the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas from 1649 to 1959, when it was converted into a museum. The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhists.

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In which country did the famous dish known as ceviche originate?


Ceviche is a dish of fish, shellfish or seafood marinated in citrus juices like lime or lemon and seasonings.

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Which tech company used to have the slogan "Don't be evil"?


Google’s former slogan used to be “Don’t be evil.” – however, following Google’s corporate restructuring under the conglomerate Alphabet Inc. in October 2015, Alphabet took “Do the right thing” as its motto.
It has been claimed that Google’s original slogan was meant to highlight the importance of doing good things for the world and prioritizing long-term gains over short-term ones.

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In which century was the Rosetta Stone issued?

2nd century BC (196 BC).

The Rosetta Stone was made during the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt, more specifically during the reign of Ptolemy V. The stone contains scrpits in both Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Greek, which allowed the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs.
The stone contains texts which confirm that the priests recognize and support the reign of the then thirteen-year old Ptolemy V.

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Which artist is known for his drip paintings?

Jackson Pollock.

Jackson Pollock was a prominent figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. He became known for his unique technique of dripping and splattering paint onto horizontal canvases, allowing him to see and work from multiple angles, ultimately creating intricate and dynamic compositions.

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Which popular brand is named after this Greek Goddess?


Nike is the Greek Goddess of victory, often portrayed with wings and during flight. It inspired the very famous American brand of athletic footwear and apparel.

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Who is the only boxer to win world titles in eight different weight divisions?

Manny Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao is a retired Filipino boxer, who competed from 1995 to 2021. He is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, being the only boxer in history to win twelve major world titles in eight different weight divisions, ranging from flyweight (50.8kg) to super welterweight (69.85kg).

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Which Egyptian President nationalized the Suez canal in 1956?

Gamal Abdel Nasser.

In the context of the Cold War, Nasser nationalized the Suez canal (which operated under a largely British and French concessionary company) in 1956, as a way to distant itself from Western powers and favouring the Soviet Union. This originated the Suez crisis, when Israel, France and the United Kingdom invaded Egypt in order to regain control over the canal. The invasion was largely unsuccessful, and the invading powers withdrew within less than a month. This event significantly hindered France’s and the United Kingdom’s image in the international scene and reinforced Nasser’s regime.

Who was Ronald Reagan referring to?

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"We know that this mad dog of the Middle East has a goal of a world revolution..."

Moammar Gadhafi

On April 9th, 1986, Reagan dubbed the infamous Libyan dictator as a mad dog due to his autocratic leadership and erratic behavior centered around Arab nationalism and anti-Imperialism.

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