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What Jewish triangular filled-pocket cookie is most associated with Purim
Classic dragée and comfit, what country name describes almonds that are sugar panned in various pastel colours
Name any movement included in Grand Prix dressage tests other than extended gaits, collected gaits, or flying changes
Name any cyclist who has won the Tour of France five times, the most wins by an individual
Current record holder of the decathalon (as of October 2, 2019)
Highest rank in sumo wrestling
From Hindi for '25', what 'National Game of India' is played on a symmetrical cross, and involves pieces movement and cowrie shell throws
With over 2 million people, it is the largest city in Kazakhstan, and served as its capital from 1929-1997
Mountain range where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together, and where the rivers Irtysh and Ob have their headwaters
The southwestern Malabar Coast and the southeastern Coromandel Coast, along with the Ghats mountains, are found in what country
The Xinjiang and Uyghur independence movements seek a a homeland for the Uyghur people to be named what?
What 1,600-km-long mountain range begins in northwestern Iran, and covers much of southeastern Turkey and northeastern Iraq
The Gilbert Islands form the main part of what Pacific Ocean country, the name of which is the local enunciation of 'Gilberts'
Italian author Dino Segre, who wrote the 1921 novel 'Cocaine' is better know by what pseudonym
American poet, writer, critic and satirist based in New York known for her wit and wisecracks, whose works include the screenplays 1937's 'A Star is Born' and 1938's 'Trade Winds'
This American poet wrote 2,900 poems. He also wrote four plays and is known for his use of lower case spellings
The Royal Opera House in London is in what district, which is also a common name for the Royal Opera House
The opposite of hard money, what type of currency is established as money but has no intrinsic value
What shell is mostly used worldwide as shell money
ILC Dover, best known for making space suits for NASA, was once part of the company now known as what?
Hungarian mathematician who engaged more than 500 collaborators in writing around 1,500 papers during his lifetime, thus prompting the creation of his namesake number
Swiss mathematician (1814-1895) who was key in developing the notion of higher-dimensional spaces and polytopes
First three digits, unrounded, following the 0, of 1/7
a topological space that locally resembles Euclidean space near each point
Second-largest (by volume) Dwarf planet known in the solar system, named after the Greek goddess of strife and discord
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Circumstellar disc extending from Neptune's orbit (30 AU) to approx. 50 AU from the sun
From Latin meaning 'whiteness', this is the measure of the diffuse reflection of solar radiation out of the total solar radiation received by an astronomical body)
100 km above Earth's mean sea level is what line, that serves as the boundary between Earth and outer space
Word that describes fine solid particles or liquid droplets suspended in air or another gas
Similar to hibernation, what process is experienced by reptiles involving a long winter sleep, with semi-frequent water breaks
What intestinal finger-like projections increase the internal surface area of the small intestine for greater absorption
Spanish painter of the 'Black Paintings', and, when exhumed, was found without a skull
Patron saint of artists after whom many early modern artist guilds were named
Group of young French artists active from 1888-1900 who played large part in transition from impressionism to abstract art, symbolism, and modernism
Style of painting using profoundly pronounced chiaroscuro and where darkness becomes a dominating feature of the image
Important British portraitist and landscape painter from second half of 18th century whose works include 'Mr and Mrs Andrews' and 'The Blue Boy'
English painter, printmaker and editorial cartoonist whose works include 'A Harlot's Progress', 'A Rake's Progress', and 'Marriage A-la-Mode'
TV series that ran on ABC from 1977-1986 set on the S. S. Pacific Princess and revolving around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing and its crew
TV series than ran from 1966-1968 following the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as a rock 'n roll band
American film and TV producer whose works include Charlie's Angels (1976-81), Hart to Hart (1979-84), Dynasty (1981-89), Beverly Hills 90210, 7th Heaven, and Charmed
Director of two famous Nazi propaganda films, Triumph of the Wills, and Olympia
Band formed in 1984 with David Steele and Andy Cox (from The Beat) and Roland Gift (from Akrylykz). Their two Billboard number ones are: 'She Drives me Crazy' and 'Good Thing'
Band headed by John Fogerty, known for 'Proud Mary' and 'Bad moon Rising', among other number 2 hits
Late 1960s bubblegum artist with two big hits: 'Sheila' and 'Dizzy'
The Rwanda Genocide is also known as the Genocide against which people
Also called the Treaty of San Lorenzo or the Treaty of Madrid, this 1795 Treay defined the border between the US and Spanish Florida
1978-1979 public sector trade union strikes in the UK following pay caps by the Labour Party government lead by James Callaghan
Often called the 'Architect of modern China', who lead China from 1978-1992
Argentine Libertadore who designed the country's flag. A ship controversially sank during the Falkland War was named after him

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