How many years did Sir Alex Ferguson manage the Manchester United?
Sir Alex Ferguson was appointed manager of Manchester United in November 1986. During his 26 years with Manchester United he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two UEFA Champions League titles.
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How many Russian rulers were nicknamed "the Great"?
Only Peter I and Catherine II were nicknamed "the Great" in Russian history.
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What was the largest empire in the history?
At its height, the British Empire held sway over 412 million people, 23% of the world population at the time, and it covered 35,500,000 km2, 24% of the Earth's total land area. As a result, its political, legal, linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread.
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Which company is the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services?
Amazon is the fourth most valuable public company in the world and the largest Internet company by revenue in the world. Its subsidiary company Amazon Web Services (AWS) as of 2017 owns a dominant 34% of all cloud, while the next three competitors Microsoft, Google, and IBM have 11%, 8% and 6% respectively.
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What is that distinct looking dog breed called?
The Affenpinscher, also known as the Monkey Terrier, is a terrier-like toy breed of dog. The name is derived from the German word Affe (ape, monkey) due to its notable monkey-like expression. Its coat is shaggier over the head and shoulders forming a mane, with shorter coat over the back and hind quarters.
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Where is the Roquefort cheese aged?
Roquefort is a sheep milk blue cheese from the south of France. The mold that gives Roquefort its distinctive character (Penicillium roqueforti) is found in the soil of the local caves, hence it is aged and ripened there.
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Where is Andorra located?
in North America
Andorra is a sovereign landlocked microstate located on the Iberian Peninsula, in the eastern Pyrenees, between France and Spain.
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What tree is that?
The Norway spruce is native to Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. It has branchlets that typically hang downwards, and the largest cones of any spruce. It is one of the most widely planted spruces, both in and outside of its native range, used as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens. It is also widely planted for use as a Christmas tree.
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Who is the founder of the Shotokan style of karate?
Shotokan is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi and his son Gigo. Shotokan is regarded as a dynamic martial art as it develops anaerobic, powerful techniques as well as developing speed. Initially strength and power are demonstrated instead of slower, more flowing motions.
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What tree is that?
Mediterranean dwarf palm
Cuban royal palm
giant windowpane palm
Ravenala, commonly known as traveller's tree is a palm resembling tree native to Madagascar. At the top of the tree are banana-like leaves, with pale midribs that give a fanlike appearance. It is named so because the water it accumulates in its leaf bases can be used in emergencies for drinking. However, the water inside the plant is murky, black and smelly and should not be consumed without purification.
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What is the Hugo Award?
an award for outstanding contributions to theoretical physics
the French literary award
an American award for the best science fiction or fantasy works
an award for the lifetime achievement in the field of science fiction scholarship
The Hugo Awards are named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories. They were first given in 1953 and have been awarded every year since 1955. They are among the highest honors in science fiction and fantasy writing.
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Where did Napoleon abdicate?
at the Palace of Versailles
at the Tuileries Palace
at the Château de Malmaison
at the Palace of Fontainebleau
The Palace of Fontainebleau is one of the largest French royal châteaux. It served as a residence for the French monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III. It is now a national museum and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Napoleon spent the last days of his reign at Fontainebleau, before abdicating there on 4 April 1814, under the pressure from his marechals.
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Where is the Bahá'í World Centre located?
The Bahá'í World Centre is the name given to the spiritual and administrative centre of the Bahá'í Faith. It consists of the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh near Acre, Israel, the Shrine of the Báb and its gardens on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel, and various other buildings in the area including the Arc buildings. Many of the locations at the Bahá'í World Centre were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2008.
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What was the job of the barber surgeon during the Middle Ages?
all of the above
The barber surgeon was generally charged with caring for soldiers during and after battle. In Middle Ages, surgery was seldom conducted by physicians, but instead by barbers, who, in having razors indispensable to their trade, were called upon for numerous tasks ranging from cutting hair to amputating limbs.
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What plant is that?
Edithcolea grandis is a succulent plant with leafless richly branched perennial and decumbent stems. Its remarkable flower is at times described as the Persian carpet flower. It is native to Africa and to the Arabian Peninsula, and its stem is eaten as a vegetable in Ethiopia and Somalia.
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Which of the following trees is the largest by canopy coverage?
The giant banyans of India are the largest trees in the world by area of canopy coverage. The largest, known specimen is Thimmamma Marrimanu in India, which covers 19,107 m2. Banyans are considered sacred in India, and temples are often built beneath. Due to the large size of the tree's canopy it provides useful shade in hot climates.
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What is the headband worn by the Japanese kamikaze pilots called?
The hachimaki is a stylized headband in Japanese culture, usually made of red or white cloth, worn as a symbol of perseverance, effort, and/or courage by the wearer. These are worn on many occasions, but perhaps the most well known usage of the hachimaki was by the kamikaze pilots toward the end of WW II.
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Athletic Bilbao is a Spanish football club known for its unique player signing policy: all players must be ...
Since 1912, Athletic has played exclusively with players meeting its own criteria to be deemed as Basque, and has been one of the most successful teams in La Liga. This can be seen as a unique case in European football; it has gained Athletic both admirers and critics.
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Which Greek island was the main filming location of the 2008 film Mamma Mia!?
Most of the outdoor scenes were filmed on location at the small Greek island of Skopelos, and the seaside hamlet of Damouchari in the Pelion area of Greece. Kastani beach on the south west coast was the film's main location site. The producers built a beach bar and jetty along the beach, but removed both set pieces after production wrapped.
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Abdul Ahad Mohmand became the first cosmonaut of...
Abdul Ahad Mohmand is a former Afghan Air Force aviator who became the first Afghan citizen and fourth Muslim to visit outer space. He became one of Soyuz TM-6 crew members and spent nine days aboard the Mir space station in 1988 as an Intercosmos Research Cosmonaut.
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