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The Big Fat Quiz Throughout the Year 2022


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Question 325: Napoleon Bonaparte also dabbled in writing what genre of literature?

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Romance. Clisson et Eugénie is a romantic novella written in 1795 that tells the tragic story of a French soldier (Clisson) and his lover (Eugénie).

 

 

Question 326: A free radical is an atom or molecule that has an odd number of what?

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Electrons. Electrons like to be in pairs, and this causes the radical to be extremely reactive with other molecules, stealing or giving up an electron to make a pair, at the expense of the other molecule's paired electrons, which then propagates the cycle until it can find another radical.

 

 

Question 327: In which city can you find the largest bazaar in the world?

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Istanbul. The Grand Bazaar, built in the 15th century, is the oldest and largest covered market in the world.

 

 

Question 328: From what language did English borrow the word "yacht"?

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Dutch. From the Dutch "jacht" (hunt), it referred to the light, fast naval vessels the Dutch Republic used to pursue pirates in shallow waters.

 

 

Question 329: Which fictional serial killer made his debut in the penny dreadful serial The String of Pearls?

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Sweeney Todd. The murderous barber of Fleet Street who kills his customers with a straight razor, and has the bodies disposed of by Mrs. Lovett, who bakes them into meat pies for her shop.

 

 

Question 330: Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe had a metal prosthesis as a replacement for which body part?

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His nose. He lost part of his nose in a sword duel with another student over who was the better mathematician. He wore a prosthetic nose originally claimed to be made of gold and silver, though researchers chemically analyzed a sample of his nose bone in 2010-2012 and found brass to be the more likely metal.

 

 

Question 331: What is the name of the tallest tree in the world?

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Hyperion. Hyperion is a coast redwood in California that is considered the world's tallest known living tree, measuring 380.3 ft (115.92 m). While its exact location is supposedly secret, enough visitors have found their way to it enough to "devastate the habitat surrounding" it, according to the Redwood Park superintendent. The entire area around the tree has been closed off as of July 2022.

 

 

Seven more questions, seven more questions, and seven more possible points. Our total possible points is now up to 339.

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