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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 animal has the largest brain?

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Answer: Sperm Whale
The Sperm Whales brain weighs about 17 pounds, which is about five times the size of a human brain.

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What is the tallest tree in the world?

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Answer: The Giant Sequoia
The Giant Sequoia in California's Sequoia National Park 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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Which two elements on the periodic table are liquids at room temperature?

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Answer: Mercury and Bromine
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 an infant whale called?

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Answer: Calf
An infant whale is a calf, his mother is a cow, and his father is a bull. Together, the family is a pod.

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How long is an eon in geology?

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Answer: A billion years
Generally, an eon actually often refers to an indefinite amount of time



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