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Which mathematician published more total pages of mathematics during his lifetime than any other mathematician in history?

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Answer: Leonhard Euler.
More information: Swiss-born Euler is held to be one of the greatest mathematicians in history. He made pioneering contributions to several branches of mathematics and introduced much of the modern mathematical terminology and notation.

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What is the largest internal organ of the human body?

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Answer: Liver
More information: 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.

Hard

What Erdős number does Pierre-Simon Laplace have?

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Answer: Pierre-Simon Laplace has an Erdős number of at most 14!
More information: According to "The Erdös number project" a path to Laplace was found by Leonid Yanushevich giving the famous mathematician an Erdös number of at most 14.

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What is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men?

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Answer: Prostate
More information: There are more than 200,000 cases of prostate cancer in the U.S. alone. It mostly effects men over the age of 60.

Hard

What was the first electronic computer called?

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Answer: ENIAC
More information: ENIAC was the first electronic computer made. It was so large it filled a whole room and was used to solve large numerical equations.

Easy

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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What number comes next: 1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, ...?

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Answer: 312211
More information: John Conway's "look and say" sequence has no digits other than 1, 2, and 3 in it, unless the seed number contains such a digit or a run of more than three of the same digit. A degenerate sequence appears with the seed of 22.



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