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Which turn-of-the-century player left the NBA, had a kidney transplant and then returned to win a championship?

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Answer: Alonzo Mourning
Few players have displayed the resiliency of center Alonzo Mourning who retired from the NBA in 2003 due to kidney disease, had a transplant in 2004 and then returned to play for the Miami Heat in 2005, helping them win a championship in 2006.

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Had this particular actor not had another film he was working on, he would have played the role of Andy Dufresne, instead of Tim Robbins in the film "The Shawshank Redemption".

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Answer: Tom Hanks
Tim Robbins got the role after Tom Hanks was unable to accept it due to conflicting schedules with the 1994 Forrest Gump.

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In 2007, a major-motion picture based on which television show was released?

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Answer: The Simpsons
"The Simpsons Movie", released in July of 2007 by 20th Century Fox, had a box office of over $500 million.

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In the United States, which breed of dog is known as a "firehouse dog"?

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Answer: Dalmatian
Dalmatians were used as "firehouse dogs" because they use to run ahead of the wagon and warn people that the firehouse wagons would be roaring by.

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Where is the headquarters of Nintendo?

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Answer: Kyoto
Nintendo's first headquarters in 1889 was in Kyoto, Japan, and the company is still stationed there at this present time.

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Which "Rocky" actor once played in the NFL?

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Answer: Carl Weathers
Carl Weathers, who played the role of Apollo Creed in the "Rocky" franchise, actually was an undrafted played in the NFL from 1971 to 1974.

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Who wrote the famous Harry Potter series of books?

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Answer: J.K. Rowling
British novelist, J.K. Rowling gained international fame after writing and publishing the Harry Potter series of fantasy novels.

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In which continent of the world is the Sahara Desert located?

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Answer: Africa
The Sahara Desert renowned for being the world's largest hot desert. It is located in the northern part of Africa.

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Saint Patrick's Day has a very famous traditional symbol? What is this symbol?

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Answer: The Shamrock
St. Patrick's Day is widely represented by the Shamrock. This is a three-leafed plant that according to legend was used by Saint Patrick in explaining the concept of the Christian Holy Trinity to pagans from Ireland.

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Which former dictator's son was known as an infamous prankster?

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Answer: Saddam Hussein
Uday Hussein (1964 - 2003), the eldest child of Saddam, perpetrated a couple of tasteless jokes on the people of Iraq in 1998 and 1998, respectively concerning US sanctions and food rations.



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