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In Ireland, what is the Taoiseach?

The Head of Government.

The word Taoiseach (plural Taoisigh) means chief or leader in Irish. This word is specifically related to Irish politics, since it is not used for heads of governments of other countries.
The Taoiseach is appointed by the President of Ireland after the nomination of Dáil Éireann (the lower house, which, together with Seanad Éireann (the upper house) constitute the bicameral parliament of Ireland known as Oireachtas).
The current Taoiseach is Micheál Martin, leader of the center-right political party Fianna Fáil.

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Who founded the Jesuits in 1540?

Ignatius of Loyola.

As part of the Counter-Reformation in the XVI century, the Catholic Church founded the Society of Jesus, better known as Jesuits, aimed at strengthening the role and influence of the Church after its plummet following the Protestant Reformation, set afoot by Martin Luther earlier in the same century.
The figure behind the foundation of this organization was the priest and theologian Ignatius of Loyola, who led the Jesuits in fields like education, health, or cultural and religious persecutions.

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What is the only bird that can fly backwards?

The Hummingbird.

Moreover, this small bird can not only fly backwards but also sideways or even diagonally.

This is only achievable given its unique physical characteristics, by being able to achieve heart rates faster than 1000 beats per minute while weighting only about 30 grams – making it possible to flap its wings up to an impressive 80 beats per second!

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With what Anime series would you associate this logo?

One Piece.

The animated series is based on the Manga by Eiichiro Oda and follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy.

After its premiere release in Japan in 1999, and more than 1000 episodes later, One Piece is indeed one of the most successful animated series of all time.

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In what country can you find Habitat 67?


Located near Montreal, this peculiar looking building was projected by the architect Moshe Safdie, built with the purpose of being one of the icons of the Expo 67.



What is the oldest continuously working brewery?

Weihenstephan Abbey.

Founded in 1040, this abbey located in the Bavarian region of Germany is the oldest brewery still operating today.

Under the label Weihenstephaner, it still produces, among other beer types, some of the best known weissbiers (wheat based beers, typically Bavarian) in the world.

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According to the Greek Mythology, what is the name of the God of Fear?


Due to the Greek influence in multiple languages, this Mythological entity might sound familiar as it is commonly used as a suffix, in the form of phobia, when referring to the fear of a certain condition.

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Who directed the Academy awarded movie Platoon (1986)?

Oliver Stone.

The movie plot is developed in the context of the Vietnam War (1955-1975), emphasizing the brutality of war and the impact of goodness and evilness throughout the chains of command in the military.

The career of the movie director Oliver Stone was deeply influenced by the fact that he actually fought in the Vietnam War in 1967 and 1968. Indeed, this would even become the main topic of some of his other movies like Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Heaven & Earth (1993)

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What organization is associated with this logo?

International Amnesty.

This organization was created in 1961 by Peter Benenson and Eric Baker. It counts with more than 10 million members and supporters across the world and aims to defend human rights across the globe.

The organization was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.

In which movie can you find this iconic quote?

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"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads."

Back to the Future (1985)
This emblematic movie tells us the story of Marty, a teenager who is accidentally sent into the past in a time-traveling car built by his scientist friend Doc Brown.

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