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What planet from our Solar System has the shortest day?


Although this planet is the largest in our Solar System, it is also the one that has the shortest day (lasting 10 hours approximately). Moreover, having short days is a characteristic of the Gas Planets – Saturn (11 hours), Uranus (17 hours), Neptune (16 hours).

On the other hand, the planet that has the longest day in our Solar System is Venus, lasting more than 5800 hours.

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By what other name are the Yeomen Warders of the Tower of London known?


The Yeomen Warders are the traditional guardians of the Tower of London since the 15th-Century. 

The term Beefeaters dates back to 17th-Century and its origin is probably related with an ancient agreement that allowed these guardians to be served an unlimited amount of meat under certain circumstances.

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By what name is this region in the Iranian Plateau known as?

Greater Khorasan.

This historical region was first established in the 6th century by the Sasanian Empire. The Muslim conquest of the region saw the transformation and growth of the Greater Khorasan, nowadays spanning several countries like Iran, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.

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Who was the first player to be awarded with Ballon d'Or?

Stanley Matthews.

Matthews played most of his career for Stoke City and Blackpool and, on the latter, was distinguished with the newly created Ballon d’Or Award, in 1956.

The player was particularly strong in dribbling due to his great technique and played as a right forward until the age of 50, also becoming the oldest player to represent the England National Team (up until he was 42 years old).

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Under what other name can you find a Burger King restaurant in Australia?

Hungry Jack’s.

When the Burger King corporation attempted to expand to Australia, the company realized that a trademark with the same name had already been registered in the country. Therefore, it had to find an alternative way to establish their franchise in Australia.


What is the name of the Japanese technique of fixing broken objects with gold?


This technique revolves around the philosophy of embracing ones flaws instead of hiding or disguising them and the idea that by mending flaws, one can become stronger altogether. It promotes the acceptance and taking advantage of change as well as the vicissitudes of life.


With what ancient Republic can you associate the acronym "SPQR"?

Roman Republic.

The acronym stands for “Senatus PopulusQue Romanus” which can be translated as “The Roman Senate and People”. It is most commonly found in Roman currency, important buildings and even in documents.

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Who played George Costanza in the TV Show Seinfeld?

Jason Alexander.

Jason Alexander is an actor, director, presenter and comedian born in 1959 in New Jersey, USA. He is mostly famous for his role in the TV show Seinfeld (1989-1998), in which he played the iconic role of George Costanza. He took part in other movies and TV shows like Pretty Woman (1990), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) and even Friends (1994-2004).  

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In what cell component does the protein synthesis happen?


The process of protein synthesis, also known as translation, consists of the assembly of amino acids into protein chains.

In terms of cell structure, the ribosomes can be usually found surrounding the nucleus, and can be observed in the image as the black dots identified with the number 3, located along the blue structure with the number 5 (which is the endoplasmic reticulum).

To which philosopher is this quote attributed?

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Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.

Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Camus was an French philosopher (born in Algeria) and one of the most famous proponents of Absurdist philosophical branch. His most famous works include The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), The Stranger (1942) and The Plague (1947).
He was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957.

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