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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.

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What number comes next: 1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, ...?

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Answer: 312211
More information: John Conway's "look and say" sequence has no digits other than 1, 2, and 3 in it, unless the seed number contains such a digit or a run of more than three of the same digit. A degenerate sequence appears with the seed of 22.

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Why are flamingos pink?

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Answer: From eating shrimp

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What was the first planet to be discovered using the telescope?

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Answer: Uranus
More information: Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. One day on Uranus last about 17 hours and 14 minutes.

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Is 36 a perfect number?

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Answer: No, it's not!
More information: Adding up the divisors of 36: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 9 + 12 + 18 = 55

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What is a meteor called when it reaches Earth's surface?

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Answer: Meteorite
More information: Millions of materials from space enter Earths atmosphere everyday, but most is burned up before it reaches Earth's surface. The heat caused by friction is what causes Meteorite's to glow in the sky.

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How long is an eon in geology?

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Answer: A billion years
More information: Generally, an eon actually often refers to an indefinite amount of time



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