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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 is the tallest tree in the world?

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Answer: The Giant Sequoia in California's Sequoia National Park
More information: The tree is about 52,500 cubic feet (1,487 cubic meters) in volume. It has been alive for approximately 2,000 years.

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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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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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The average human body contains how many pints of blood?

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Answer: 10
More information: The average human body contains around 10 pints of blood. Men usually have more blood than women, averaging 10-11 pints of blood.

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What is Natalie Portman's Erdős number?

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Answer: 5
More information: Portman collaborated (using her birth name, Natalie Hershlag) with Abigail A. Baird, who has a collaboration path (Gazzaniga, Michael S. -> Victor, Jonathan D.) leading to Joseph Gillis, who has an Erdős number of 1.

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In the United States, where can alligators and crocodiles be found together in the wild?

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Answer: South Florida
More information: Although crocodiles and alligators look very similar, there is actually a difference. Alligators have wider, rounder shaped snouts, while crocodile snouts are pointed and V-shaped.



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