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Daily Quiz: Thursday 15th October 2020

Who founded the Church of Scientology?

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Scientology was founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, a science fiction writer who holds the Guinness World Record for Most Published Works By One Author. The word Scientology is taken from the Latin word scio, which means “knowing in the fullest meaning of the word,” and the Greek word logos, meaning “study of.” It literally means “knowing how to know.” The Church of Scientology maintains a wide variety of beliefs and practices. The core belief holds that a human is an immortal, spiritual being (thetan) that is resident in a physical body. The thetan has had innumerable past lives, some of which, preceding the thetan's arrival on Earth, were lived in extraterrestrial cultures. Tom Cruise, John Travolta are few of the celebrities affiliated with this church.

Small cooking pot used while camping?

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A billy, also called a billypot, or billycan, is considered by some to be the most important camping equipment that a camper can own. Boiling water and making food are necessary for survival, and the billy will do both. The handle is on the top, which allows easy hanging over the campfire. It is widely accepted that the term "billycan" is derived from the large cans used for transporting bouilli or bully beef on Australia-bound ships or during exploration of the outback, which after use were modified for boiling water over a fire.

What is the Hindi word for hello?

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Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest. In the contemporary era, namaḥ means 'bow', 'obeisance', 'reverential salutation' or 'adoration' and te means 'to you'. Therefore, namaste literally means "bowing to you". In Hinduism, it also has a spiritual import reflecting the belief that "the divine and self (atman, soul) is same in you and me", and connotes "I bow to the divine in you".

What is the symbol for Polonium on the periodic table of elements?

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Polonium is a chemical element with the symbol Po and atomic number 84. In commercial applications, polonium is occasionally used to remove static electricity in machinery or dust from photographic film. It can also be used as a lightweight heat source for thermoelectric power in space satellites.

Princess Victoria, Duchess of Vastergotland, is the heir to the throne of which European country

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Victoria Ingrid Alice Desiree, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Vastergotland, was born on July 14, 1977 at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm. The firstborn child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, she became a crown princess as a baby, after the 1979 Act of Succession enabled the eldest child, male or female, to succeed the throne.

Camping in undeveloped sites, without electrical power or a water connection, is commonly referred to as which term?

camping
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Also called “freedom camping”, boondocking describes RV camping in campsites without any electric, water or sewer hookups. Boondocking allows RVers to camp in remote locations by relying on the self-contained facilities in their RV. What is your favourite camping spot?

What creature is the most poisonous in the world? 

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The terms poison and venom are often used interchangeably, but they actually have very different meanings. It is the delivery method that distinguishes one from the other. Poison is absorbed or ingested Venom, on the other hand, is always injected. The top prize for “The World Most Venomous Animal,” would go to the Box Jelly. It has caused at least 5,567 recorded deaths since 1954. It’s toxins attack the heart, nervous system, and skin cells. And the worst part of it is that box jelly venom is so overpoweringly painful, that human victims go straight into shock, and drown or die of heart failure before even reaching shore

What is the capital of Afghanistan?

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Kabul is located in the eastern parts of Afghanistan. It is nestled high up in a narrow valley between the lofty mountains of the Hindu Kush range. Kabul has an average elevation of 5,876 feet above sea level, making it one of the world’s highest capital cities. Kabul is believed to be at least 3,500 years old. The city was located strategically along the ancient Silk Road. It was under the control of several major powers since the ancient times. The city is even described in the ancient Hindu Rigveda, one of the world’s oldest religious texts. The Rigveda describes the city as an ‘ideal city’ which was close to people’s vision of a paradise. Art, commerce, and education flourished in Kabul during its Golden Age.

Camping with luxury is a new trend on the rise around the world?

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Glamping is a portmanteau of "glamorous" and "camping", and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with "traditional" camping. Glamping has become particularly popular with 21st-century tourists seeking the luxuries of hotel accommodation alongside "the escapism and adventure recreation of camping". New Zealand is filled with some of the most amazing glamping spots in the world.

This place in south island was designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012 ?

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The Aoraki National Park is home to a 4,300 sq km chunk of land that was designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012. It’s the world’s largest IDSR and the first to be awarded ‘gold’ status (which basically means there is no light pollution at all). This is without a doubt one of the best places in the Southern Hemisphere to stargaze and a place where you could stay all night, looking up at the never-ending stars in the night sky.

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