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Daily Quiz: Thursday 29th October 2020

Name the largest freshwater lake in the world?

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Lake Baikal is the world's largest freshwater lake in terms of volume. It contains about 5,521 cubic miles of water (23,013 cubic kilometers), or approximately 20% of Earth's fresh surface water. This is a volume of water approximately equivalent to all five of the North American Great Lakes combined.

The noun 'toxophilite', means a lover or devotee of which pastime?

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A student or lover of archery.

Name the world's biggest island?

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Greenland, 2,130,800 square kilometres. The largest island in the world, Greenland, is sandwiched between the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. This autonomous constituent country within the Danish realm has an arctic to sub-arctic climate, with cool summers and very cold winters. The island is the least densely populated territory in the world, as more than 80 per cent of the land is covered by ice caps and glaciers

Which two pieces are used in Castling in chess?

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Castling consists of moving the king two squares towards a rook on the player's first rank, then moving the rook to the square over which the king crossed. Castling may only be done if the king has never moved, the rook involved has never moved, the squares between the king and the rook involved are unoccupied, the king is not in check, and the king does not cross over or end on a square attacked by an enemy piece. Castling is one of the rules of chess and is technically a king move

Which sewing pastime uses X-shaped stitches to form a picture?

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Cross-stitch is a form of sewing and a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. The stitcher counts the threads on a piece of evenweave fabric (such as linen) in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance.

What Was the First Movie Ever Made?

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The world’s earliest surviving motion-picture film, showing actual consecutive action is called Roundhay Garden Scene. It’s a short film directed by French inventor Louis Le Prince. While it’s just 2.11 seconds long, it is technically a movie. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it is the oldest surviving film in existence.

What do Numismatists collect?

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Coin collecting, also called numismatics, the systematic accumulation and study of coins, tokens, paper money, and objects of similar form and purpose. The collecting of coins is one of the oldest hobbies in the world. With the exception of China and Japan, the introduction of paper money is for the most part a recent development (meaning since the 18th century). Hence, while paper money and other types of notes are collectible, the history of that form of collecting is distinct from coins and largely a modern phenomenon.

What is the most commonly owned breed of cat?

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Persian cats are not only the most popular breed of cats, they’ve also been around the longest. In fact, hieroglyphics reference their origination as far back a 1684 B.C. Thought to have originated in Persia (now Iran), the cats were named after their believed “country of origin.” Although the breed has evolved over time in color and body type, one thing has remained the same: its thick and full fur.

Oh no, your bread didn't rise! Which of these ingredients did you likely forget to add?

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Yeast is an essential element for fermentation, which is the process that leads to a well-risen loaf of bread. Yeast consumes sugar and produces carbon dioxide as a byproduct, which causes the dough to rise.

The word 'photography' comes from the Greek 'photos' and 'graphé', which literally means what?

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The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots phōs "light" and graphé "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light". The first permanent photoetching was an image produced in 1822 by the French inventor Nicéphore Niépce, but it was destroyed in a later attempt to make prints from it.[28] Niépce was successful again in 1825. In 1826 or 1827, he made the View from the Window at Le Gras, the earliest surviving photograph from nature (i.e., of the image of a real-world scene, as formed in a camera obscura by a lens)

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