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The strait of Istanbul and England's oldest university have etymologically synonymous names, suggesting cattle traveling across water. Name both.
From 2009 to 2012, four Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor went to three men with similar but slightly different first names, all beginning with what five letters?
What two positions, which serve a similar function in two different sports, share their names with a container for liquid and type of hat?
What country, with a long history of astronomical research, has an observatory that in the 1930s relocated to a neighboring country and since 1993 operates a telescope in Arizona?
Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, antagonists in the 'Bone Wars' of 1877-1892, were rivals in what scientific field?
The 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature went to what Swiss author? His surname is the same as a German state which in the 18th century provided military forces to Britain's George III.
Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame come in five categories: film, TV, radio, recorded music, and live shows. What country (and Christmas) singer is the only person with all five?
In 1844, who became the first U.S. presidential candidate to be assassinated, murdered by a mob at a jail in Carthage, Illinois, where he was awaiting trial for treason?
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