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Which mathematician published more papers during his lifetime that any other mathematician in history?

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Answer: Paul Erdős
More information: Erdős published at least 1,525 mathematical papers during his lifetime. He engaged more than 500 collaborators and devoted most of his time to mathematics up until his death in 1996 at the age of 83 years old.

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Which is the rarest blood type in humans?

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Answer: AB negative, 1% of the population is AB negative

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Which two elements on the periodic table are liquids at room temperature?

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Answer: Mercury and Bromine
More information: Mercury and Bromine are the only two elements on the periodic table that are liquid at room temperature. These elements are liquids because the intermolecular forces are strong enough so that it does not vaporize.

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What is the world's largest active volcano?

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Answer: Mauna Loa
More information: Mauna Loa is located in Hawaii and is one of the five volcanoes that forms the island. The last time Mauna Loa erupted was April 15, 1984.

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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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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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