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In what year was Valentine's Day removed from the Roman calendar?

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Answer: 1969
Pope Paul VI removed the Valentine's Day feast from the General Roman Calendar in 1969 due to lack of verifiable information about Saint Valentine.

Easy

Which country’s entire team was barred from competing at the Paralympics in Sydney?

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Answer: Spain. Spain was caught entering non-handicapped athletes into the games.

VeryHard

Who is the grandfather of Scorpius Malfoy?

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Answer: Lucius Malfoy
Scorpius's grandfather was the pure-blood wizard Lucius Malfoy.

Easy

Renowned contemporary cellist Yo-Yo Ma traces his ancestry to which country?

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Answer: China
Though born in France and raised in the United States, Yo-Yo Ma was actually born to Chinese parents, with both his mother and father having professional music backgrounds.

Easy

The last two words of the film "The Shawshank Redemption" were?

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Answer: I hope
The last words said in the film were I hope.

Easy

Mario originated as a character in which classic videogame?

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Answer: Donkey Kong
Though originally called by other names, Mario was the protagonist in the legendary videogame "Donkey Kong", which was released in 1981.

Medium

Which of the following 20th century classical pianists spent most of his notable career with only one arm?

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Answer: Paul Wittgenstein
Paul Wittgenstein (188-1961) compensated for the loss of his right arm, which had to be amputated during World War I, by developing techniques which allowed him to play the piano in a fashion that was previously thought impossible with only one hand.

Medium

Entertainment icon Elvis Presley passed away in which year?

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Answer: 1977
Mr. Presley passed away at the premature age of 42 from a heart attack on 16 August 1977, with his death having such a profound impact that he was even memorialized by the US President Jimmy Carter.

Medium

What name is given to a female elephant?

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Answer: Cow
A female elephant is a cow. Female elephants tend to be smaller than their male counterparts.

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What happens if you put a rotten egg in water?

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Answer: It'll float.
Whereas fresh eggs sink in water, rotten eggs do the opposite and float.



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