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In what round of the NFL draft was quarterback Tom Brady selected in?

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Answer: 6th
Suffice to say Tom Brady has exceeded expectations after being chosen with the 199th pick in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

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Which popular musician's brother served as chief musical director at the Staatstheater Braunschweig in Germany?

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Answer: Billy Joel
Billy Joel's half-brother Alexander Joel, a classical music conductor, served as the chief musical director at the Staatstheater Braunschweig in Germany from 2001 to 2014. It is also noteworthy to mention that Billy himself also trained in classical music. He and his brother apparently got their inclinations from their father Howard, who himself was a classical pianist.

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Which institution is primarily responsible for the formation of standardized musical notation?

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Answer: The Catholic Church
Musical notation has been around for a long time, but most ancient works utilizing such are incomprehensible. It was the Catholic Church in medieval Europe that standardized musical notation so that it can be read uniformly in different venues.

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In 2006, a star from which sitcom was blacklisted due to going on a racist tirade?

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Answer: Seinfeld
Michael Richards, who plays the unforgettable Cosmo Kramer of "Seinfeld" fame, unfortunately couldn't control his emotions during a standup routine in Los Angeles, and that outburst pretty much ended his Hollywood career.

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Which English musician won the 2018 British Composer Award for Inspiration?

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Answer: Sally Beamish
Composer, violist and pianist Sally Beamish took home the British Composer Award for Inspiration in 2018 due to her long, distinguished career which spans back to 1991.

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Jesus' first two apostles were in what professions?

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Answer: Fishing
In the book of Matthew chapter 4 verse 18, the first two apostles of Christ Jesus were fishermen.

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Approximately how much money did Britons spend on Valentine's Day gifts in 2015?

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Answer: £2 Billion
In 2015 Britons spent approximately £2 billion (£1.9 billion, to be exact) on cards, candies, flowers and other Valentine's Day gifts!

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What fictional planet is the superhero, "Superman", from?

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Answer: Krypton
Krypton is a planet in the "DC" Universe and the native world of Superman. It is named after the element krypton, which is abundant in its atmosphere.



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