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Easy

An octopus can fit through any hole larger than its what?

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Answer: Beak
More information: An octopus has two eyes and four pairs of arms... it is bilaterally symmetric. It has a beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms.

Medium

What is the chemical formula for ozone?

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Answer: O3
More information: Ozone, also known as trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule. It is a pale blue gas with a pungent smell.

Medium

What is Bertrand Russell's Erdős number?

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Answer: 3
More information: Russell collaborated very little and no Erdös number can be found using research articles. But, as pointed out by Sachi Sri Kantha at "the Erdös number project" Russell and Albert Einstein did coauthor the Russell-Einstein "Peace" Manifesto of 1955.

Hard

What Erdős number does Pierre-Simon Laplace have?

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Answer: Pierre-Simon Laplace has an Erdős number of at most 14!
More information: According to "The Erdös number project" a path to Laplace was found by Leonid Yanushevich giving the famous mathematician an Erdös number of at most 14.

Easy

How many obvious/trivial factors does a natural number N have?

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Answer: 4 trivial factors.
More information: The positive +1 and +N and the negative -1 and -N.

Medium

What is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men?

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Answer: Prostate
More information: There are more than 200,000 cases of prostate cancer in the U.S. alone. It mostly effects men over the age of 60.

Easy

What does the "N" stand for in NATO?

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Answer: North
More information: NATO stand for North Atlantic Treaty Organization.



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