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Oncology focuses on what disease?

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Answer: Cancer
More information: Oncology is the study and treatment of tumors. Every year, 12.4 million people discover they have cancer.

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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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What is the fastest land snake in the world?

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Answer: Black Mamba
More information: The Black Mamba can reach up to 12 miles per hour. Don't be too afraid though, the Black Mamba uses its speed to escape danger, not catch prey.

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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.

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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 the chemical symbol for table salt?

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Answer: NaCl
More information: Sodium chloride (also known as salt or halite), is an ionic compound representing a 1:1 ratio of sodium and chloride ions.



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