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With what country is the stadium "wave" frequently associated?


The Mexican wave got its name given the popularity gained in the FIFA World Cup 1986 hosted in Mexico.

However, the first recorded occurrence of a stadium wave was in an NHL game (Colorado Rockies vs Montréal Canadies in 1979).

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Who is this famous Greek-American Opera singer?

Maria Callas (1923-1977).

Callas is widely regarded as one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century due to her powerful voice and ability to convey deep emotions through her performances. She was particularly known for her interpretations of the works of Verdi and Puccini.
Her career was marked by both critical acclaim and controversy and her voice and performances continue to inspire and captivate audiences today.

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In what countries can you find the Gobi desert?

China and Mongolia.

The Gobi desert is a vast and arid desert known for his harsh climate – extremely hot summers and cold winters. Spanning approximately 1.3 million square kilometers, this desert in East Asia is also historically relevant – it was part of the Silk Road and still contains traces of ancient civilizations and archeological sites to this day, for instance of the Xiongnu or the Uyghur Empires.

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From which language does the word Juggernaut originate?


The word juggernaut is derived from the Sanskrit word Jagannātha, which means “lord of the universe”. Jagannātha is a Hindu deity, usually depicted in a large wooden chariot, which is believed to grant instant salvation to those it crushes, leading to the concept of a powerful and unstoppable force. This Hindu myth led to the term juggernaut being used to describe any powerful or unstoppable force or entity, regardless of its origin or context.
The image shows the Marvel character Juggernaut.

  • Wilhelm Röntgen

  • Sully Prudhomme

  • Emil Adolf von Behring

  • Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff

  • Henri Dunant / Frédéric Passy

What do these Nobel Prize winners have in common?

First Winners of the Nobel Prize (1901).

Following the display order, the list contains the Nobel in Physics, Literature, Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry, and Peace, respectively.


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Which law states that any headline ending in a question mark can be answered with "no"?

Betteridge Law.

The Betteridge’s law of headlines was named after the British journalist Ian Beveridge, who first coined it in 2009. It suggests that headlines ending in question marks are often (if not always) used to create sensationalism without having to commit to the statement – if the publishers had evidence that the answer was yes, they would present it as an assertion. Thus, presenting it as a question connotes lack of confidence and commitment.

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How is this keyboard configuration called?


This alternative keyboard was created by August Dvorak in the 1930’s with the purpose of replacing the Qwerty type (the most common one still nowadays).

Due to the low difference in terms of performance and ergonomics, and to the fact that Qwerty was around for some decades already, the Dvorak keyboard would not persist for long.

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Which country is the largest producer of coffee in the world?


Brazil produces approximately one-third of the world’s coffee supply – approximately 2,68 million metric tons of coffee on average every year. It has been the largest producer of coffee for more than 150 years.

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What is a Youtan Poluo?

A flower.

Due to its rarity, this flower (also referred to as Udumbara), has a deep mystical symbolism and is only believed to bloom every 3000 years.

Further reading and plant pictures here.

Which American figure wrote this quote?

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In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Fraklin was a writer, statesmen and philosopher as well as one of the American Founding Fathers.
Franklin wrote this quote in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789, highlighting the inevitability of death and taxation as constants in life.

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