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What is the name of this device?


This device can be configured to produce a click sound at a regular interval and is mostly used by musicians in order to practice the rhythm of playing instruments.

The concept used by the device was firstly developed by Abbas ibn Firnas in the IX Century and the metronome was later patented by Johann Maelzel, in 1815.

In what country can you visit the Dolomites?


The Dolomites are a mountain range located in the Northeast of Italy. The highest peak is called Marmolada (3343 meters high) and lies between the borders of the Italian regions Trentino and Veneto.

The region is very appreciated by tourists looking for radical activities like skiing, hiking and climbing.


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phantom of the opera

Who wrote the novel "The Phantom of the Opera"?

Gaston Leroux.

The French author firstly released his novel as a series in a newspaper from 1909 to 1910, and then as a book.

Leroux’s Magnus Opus would later be adapted to cinema multiple times and in 1986, with a major success, to a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber.


What does Jingoism mean?

Jingoism is an extreme type of nationalism or chauvinism and disproportionate pride in one´s country

Usually associated with aggressive foreign policy to defend a country´s best interests, the term first arose in England during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, when the English fought alongside Turkey to prevent the Russians from invading the country to guarantee their access to India, a british colony at the time.

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tourist trophy motorbike

In what island is the Tourist Trophy annually held?

Isle of Man.

Firstly held in 1907, the Tourist Trophy is considered to be one of the most dangerous and deadly races in the world, with 265 total casualties to date.

The race is disputed in public roads in the island and served as inspiration for a PlayStation 2 video game with the same name in 2006.

What are Veblen Goods?

Veblen Goods are products which do not follow the natural or common relation between supply and demand. In fact, the demand for these products increases as their price increase due to their exclusive appeal. Similarly, as price drops, the demand follows suit since their exclusive nature disappears.

They are generally high-quality products, perceived as status symbols, like jewelry or high-end cars.

Veblen Goods
Parmigianino painting

What artistic style was prominent in the 16th century, between the Renaissance and the Baroque?


The artistic movement originated in Italy, focused on overly expressing human qualities like proportion and beauty, resulting in notably artificial paintings and intellectually advanced literature and music.

On the side, one can see the Madonna with the Long Neck, by Parmigianino, 1534-40

What is the name of this actress?
Bonus: Where was she born?

Isla Fisher. Oman.

Daughter of Scottish parents, Isla Fisher was born in 1976 in Muscat, Oman.

As an actress, Fisher became better known for her roles in Wedding Crashers (2005) and Now You See Me (2013).

Before marrying the British comedian Sasha Baron Cohen in 2002, the actress converted to Judaism.

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What band released the album "The New Abnormal" in 2019 ?

The Strokes.

The sixth studio album by the band became the first and only to date to be awarded with a Grammy Prize for Best Rock Album.

The album cover features a 1981 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat called Bird on Money.

In which movie can you find this iconic quote?

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"I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
This movie, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, tells us the story of a police detective which resorts to the help of a cannibal serial killer to catch a murderer on the loose.

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