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In what English county is the Cooper's Hill, famous for its annual rolling cheese pursuit?


It is believed that this rolling cheese pursuit down the Cooper’s Hill is based on a tradition with more than 600 years, consisting of separate races for men and women and.

Despite the fact that every year there is a significant number of injured contestants, many of these are still willing to participate in the next edition in order to fight for the competition prize – the rolling cheese itself

What scientific subject is studied by ethology?

Animal behavior.

Ethology is the scientific study of animal behavior in loco, with special focus on not interfering with the natural conditions.

The term should not be confused with Behaviorism, which is still focused on the study of animal behavior but based on mechanisms of action and response, and also training animals in laboratory conditions.

In the image one can observe the picture of Jane Goodall, PhD in Ethology, who dedicated her life to studying the natural behavior of chimpanzees.


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What is the name of Union of the countries highlighted in green, created in 1397?

Kalmar Union.

In order to gain more economic competitivity against the Hanseatic League, the countries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway decided to join their territories under a single monarch.

The Kalmar Union also comprised the present day territories of Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Orkney Island and Shetland Islands (as Norway’s colonies) and part of present day territory of Finland (part of Swedish territory at the time).

On the image below one can see the flag used by the Union.

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What renaissance inventor was responsible for one of the worlds first helicopter sketch?

Leonardo da Vinci.

This flying machine, also known as the aerial screw, was designed by da Vinci during the 15 Century and although the inventor never actually tried building it, according to his sketch and plans, it would have been constructed by using linen, wire and reed.

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What embassy in London granted Julian Assange asylum for seven years?


After losing a legal battle against Sweden that would result in his extradition, the founder of Wikileaks took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Assange would remain almost 7 years in asylum but after, allegedly, starting to misconduct and having disputed with the embassy staff and government, the Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno put a term on his asylum, resulting in Julian Assange to be expelled from the embassy and consequently arrested.


What literary movement is associated with Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs?

Beat Generation.

This post-war movement longed for the acceptance of values like non-conformity, psychedelic drugs, sexual liberation and the rejection of materialism. In the 1960’s, some of these ideas would be incorporated in other counterculture groups, like the hippie movement.

Howl (1956) by Allen Ginsberg, On the Road (1957) by Jack Kerouac and Naked Lunch (1959) by William S. Burroughs are considered the most important literary works on the movement.

In the image one can observe Allen Ginsberg, in 1979.

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What is celebrated in the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr?

The end of Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that celebrates the end of the fasting period of Ramadan. Traditionally, the celebrations start at the sunset of the night of the first sighting of a crescent moon, and can last from one to three days, depending on the country.

What is the name of the post-WWll conference which regulated international monetary and economical order?

Bretton Woods Conference.

Held from the 1st of July to the 22nd, 1944, this conference gathered representatives from 44 Allied nations and established numerous organisations and funds to promote economic stabilization, cooperation and prosperity like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, which would later be part of the World Bank Group).

The basis of this conference was the idea of open markets to end economic nationalisation – although countries would always keep their national interests, international economic cooperation, lower trade barriers and free movement of capital was key.


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What is the name of this de-facto region in northeastern Syria?


The region obtained its de-facto status in 2012 following the Rojava conflict and Syrian civil war. It is only recognized as autonomous by Catalunia.

This region is deeply connected with the Kurd ethnic gorup, since it is one of the 4 parts of the Greater Kurdistan, the territory in Western Asia (Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syira) where the Kurds have historically been located and claim sovereignty over.

In which movie can you find this iconic quote?

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"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Jaws (1975)
This movie directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss shows us the impact of the appearance of a killer shark on the beaches of Long Island.
The movie was so impactful that, in the following summer, many beaches in the USA saw a much smaller influx of people than in previous years.

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