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He is an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. On the third expedition, in June 1924, he and his climbing partner Andrew “Sandy“ Irvine both disappeared somewhere below the summit during their attempt to make the first ascent of the mountain and his body was finally discovered in 1999. The British author Jeffrey Archer has written a novel called Paths of Glory (published in March 2009) which is based on his life. Who is he?
According to geography a sea is defined as a portion of the ocean that is partly surrounded by land. The Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Adriatic Sea are examples of seas. What is the only sea in the world that has no land boundaries?
This country which gained independence from the British in 1948 has had thirteen prime ministers and seven executive presidents so far. Among the prime ministers there is a father and a son duo, a married couple and their daughter. A mother had worked as the prime minister while her daughter served as the executive president of this country and its current prime minister and the executive president happen to be a pair of brothers. What is this country?
This 19th century novel is notable for its unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-19th century. Its alternative title, The Parish Boy's Progress, alludes to John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim's Progress, as well as William Hogarth, A Rake's Progress and A Harlot's Progress. It has been adapted for various media, including a highly successful musical play, and a multiple Academy Award-winning 1968 motion picture of the same name. In 1988 Walt Disney Feature Animation also adapted this story into an animated musical film. What is the title of this book which is an early example of the social novel?
GLONASS, or "GLObal NAvigation Satellite System", is a space-based satellite navigation system operating as part of a radionavigation-satellite service. It provides an alternative to GPS and it was the second navigational system in the world in operation to reach global coverage and of comparable precision. It is operated by the space agency of which country?
In a normal pregnancy the fertilized egg travels down to the uterus and attaches to the inner lining of the uterine cavity (endometrial cavity) where it will develop until term (40 weeks). However there are instances in which the fertilized egg attaches itself outside the endometrial cavity, either in the fallopian tube, the cervix, the ovary, a cesarean scar (very rare) or the abdominal cavity. These patients are usually hospitalized with abdominal pain, bleeding or with shock during the first trimester and the fetus is - with very rare exceptions - unable to survive. The pregnancy can even lead to the death of the mother. What is the name given to this condition?
The men's 200 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Summer Olympics was billed as “The Race of the Century” or the "greatest swimming race of all-time", as it featured four of the fastest swimmers in Olympic history. Three of them were the defending Olympic champion Pieter van den Hoogenband from The Netherlands, former world record holder of the event Grant Hackett representing Australia and Michael Phelps of the United States who later became the most decorated all-time Olympian, with a total of 28 medals. Which Australian swimmer who was the world record holder in the event at the time became the eventual winner of this race?
Apple Corps Ltd (informally known as Apple) is a multimedia corporation and its chief division is Apple Records. It has had a long history of trademark disputes with Apple Computer (currently known as Apple Inc.). It was founded in London in January 1968 by what group of people?
This American actor has four siblings named River, Rain, Liberty and Summer, all of who have been actors/actresses, and desiring to have a nature-related name like of his siblings he used the name Leaf when he was a child actor in the 1980s. As of 2020 he and his late brother River are the only brothers to be nominated for acting Oscars. What is the name of this actor who has been nominated for four Oscars winning one?
Originating from the Swahili word meaning journey, what name is given to an overland trip, especially to Africa, for a big-game hunt, observe and photograph wildlife, hiking and sightseeing, usually known?
Which Swiss luxury consumer good manufacturer originally founded as Wilsdorf and Davis in London, England in 1905 and currently based in Geneva, Switzerland, has the company slogan "A Crown for Every Achievement"? In 2018, Forbes ranked the company name as the world's 71 most valuable brand.
Taylor Swift recently broke the record for the most weeks at No. 1 by a woman on the Billboard 200 album chart. As of 30th September 2020 her latest album has summited the chart for 7 weeks giving her a total of 47 weeks at the top which is one more than the former record holder, Whitney Houston. What is the name of Swift's 8th and latest studio album which was written and recorded in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic?