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What is Bertrand Russell's Erdős number?

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Answer: 3
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 fastest fish in the Ocean?

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Answer: Sailfish
Out of the 31,500 identified fish, the Sailfish is the fastest. The Sailfish is able to swim at a speed of 68 MPH, 18 MPH faster than the second place fish.

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Rod Serling created what famous science fiction television show?

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Answer: The Twilight Zone
Rod Serling wrote over 80 episodes of the original show's 150-plus episode run. "The Twilight Zone" came out in 1959.

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What is the largest internal organ of the human body?

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Answer: Liver
The Liver isn't only the biggest organ, it is also the heaviest. The Liver weighs about 3.5 pounds on average. This is on average about 1/36 of your total body weight.

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How many time zones are there in the world?

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Answer: 24
There are 24 time zones, maybe more. Some time zones are only 30-45 minutes apart.

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What natural phenomena are measured by the Richter scale?

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Answer: Earthquakes
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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