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Name this epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia about a legendary king of Uruk.
Name this Nigerian multi-instrumentalist who pioneered the Afrobeat music genre and wrote the song “Water No Get Enemy”.
In 1849, people flocked to California in search of this element.
In Sharpe, this actor portrays Richard Sharpe, a fictitious soldier in the Napoleonic Wars.
Name this capital of South Holland and seat of government of the Netherlands.
In this opera, a character sings, “I am the very model of a modern major-general”.
The Russian city of Vladivostok is located on the shores of this body of water.
This legendary heroic outlaw of English folklore is often accompanied by his band of Merry Men.
These are chests or wagons used for holding or conveying ammunition, and the subject of the Field Artillery March.
This 19th century British imperialist envisioned a railway from Cape Town to Cairo, colonized Zimbabwe, and once stated, “I would annex the planets if I could”.
In what city might someone find the Rainbow Bridge, the temple to Kannon, Goddess of Mercy, and the discount store Don Quijote?
This is the native word for the Cambodian language, the official language of Camboia, spoken by about 16 million people.
While a non-rigid airship is called a blimp, a rigid or semi-rigid airship is known as what?
The Bombing of Rotterdam in World War II was part of the German invasion of which country?
The city of Rome was founded on the eastern banks of this Italian river.
Fumaiolo, Lochnagar, Godwin-Austen and Olympus are all examples of these landforms.
Kyu Sakamoto's 1961 hit song 'Ue o Muite Arukou' reached #1 on the U.S. charts in 1963 under the name of this Japanese beef dish.
Ferrous sulfate is a compound of this common element that first saw widespread adoption by humans after the Bronze Age.
This geometric relation, attributed to an ancient Greek mathemetician, states that the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the two other sides.
This traditional American breakfast dish consists of two halves of an English muffin topped with a poached egg, bacon, and hollandaise sauce.
Holland rusk and Zwieback are varieties of this food item, the name of which comes from the Latin bis coctus, meaning “twice-cookied”.
An adult female pig is known as this.
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