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In pre-Christian Europe, 1 May was considered the first day of which season?

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Answer: Summer
Old World European cultures considered 1 May the first day of summer and the official end of winter, thus adding more significance to the holiday.

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What is the name of the largest ocean in the world?

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Answer: Pacific Ocean
The Earth's largest ocean is the Pacific Ocean. This ocean is so large that it stretches across over one-third of the surface of the Earth.

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A food product made from rolled oats mixed with nuts and sweeteners is known as what?

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Answer: Granola
Granola is a widespread breakfast food in the Western world and can be enjoyed in a number of ways, including in a bowl with milk or as a bar.

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TGS with Tracy Jordan is a fictional sketch-comedy show that is an integral part of which series?

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Answer: 30 Rock
Tracy Jordan is played by real-life comedian Tracy Morgan on the comedy series "30 Rock" (2006-2013).

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Who was the first foreign-born NBA player to be selected number-one in the NBA Draft?

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Answer: Mychal Thompson
Mychal Thompson, hailing from the Bahamas, was the first foreign-born player to be selected number-one in the NBA Draft, with this occurring in 1978.

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The word "Pokémon" is generally understood to be a translation of which phrase?

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Answer: Pocket Monsters
"Pokémon" is a stylized contraction of "Pocket Monsters", which the series was originally called in Japan.

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"Twinkies" are produced by which famous company?

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Answer: Hostess
"Twinkies" are Hostess Cake most-popular brand, with Hostess itself being a staple of the American snack industry.

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What major global event serves as the background setting for "the Green Mile"?

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Answer: The Great Depression
In "the Green Mile", a senior citizen in 1999 recounts his days as a prison officer in 1935, during the Great Depression.



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