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What natural phenomena are measured by the Richter scale?

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Answer: Earthquakes
More information: The Richter scale measures the size of Earthquakes. The formula, mb = log10(A/T) + Q(D,h), is used. The Richter scale ranges from 1-10. The highest recorded Earthquake was on May 22, 1960 in Southern Chile. The richter scale of this Earthquake was a 9.5.

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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 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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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.

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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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What is the median Erdős number of Fields Medalists?

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Answer: 3
More information: Of course, as time passes, the smallest Erdős number that can still be achieved will necessarily increase, as mathematicians with low Erdős numbers die and become unavailable for collaboration.



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