Daily Quiz: Tuesday 22nd September 2020

What was the First Single to Sell 2 Million Copies In Great Britain?

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In 1963, the Beatles' song "She Loves You" became the best-selling single of all time in the UK.[16] This record was broken in 1977 when Paul McCartney's subsequent band Wings surpassed it with "Mull of Kintyre", which also became the first song to sell 2 million copies in the UK.

What is the Māori word for ancestor ?

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U.S. President, John Quincy ________.

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Adams had a pet alligator, which was gifted to him by the Marquis de Lafayette. He kept it in a tub in the East Room of the White House for a few months, supposedly claiming that he enjoyed watching “the spectacle of guests fleeing from the room in terror.

In ballet, a rising with a spring movement to point or demi-point.

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Relevé is a classical ballet term meaning “raised.” It describes the action when a dancer rises up and seemingly is standing “on their toes” in a demi-pointe or a fully en pointe. When a relevé is described going to full pointe, or en pointe, it is usually done by a female dancer in pointe shoes. This is because it is unsafe and unpractical to rise on to the tips of the toes if not properly supported by pointe shoes

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

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Manganese is a very hard, brittle, gray-white transition metal that is naturally found in a variety of minerals, but never on its own. Manganese is one of the most common elements in Earth's crust and is widely distributed across the planet's surface. Manganese is vital to human and animal life in metabolic functions. Many alloys containing manganese are used in steel production, glass making, and even to make the aluminum in soda cans thinner and stronger.

Which kind of flower has the most species?

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Popular around the globe for their beauty and variety, orchids are the largest family of plants in the entire world. There are 25,000 - 30,000 different species of orchid, at least 10,000 of which can be found in the tropics. Orchid species can differ greatly from one another, with extreme variations in size, weight and color. While some orchids may only be the size of a nickel when in bloom, others may weigh up to one ton with petals as long as 30 inches, and sprays of small flowers 12 - 14 feet long.

What is the capital of Azerbaijan?

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Azerbaijan is referred to as The Land of Fire for etymological and symbolical reasons.Etymologically, the region in which modern day Iranian Azerbaijan stands was originally called Atropatene and was ruled by the Atropates. The word Atropates comes from the Greek, or possibly Median, for The Land of the Holy Fire or The Protector of the Holy Fire or the Treasurer of the Holy Fire to indicate that the area was home to the Holy Fire and those who inhabited it were protecting it. The symbolical origin could have been the reason why the area was called Atropatene in the first place and it refers to the many fire-related oddities and natural phenomenon that fill Azerbaijan, like the burning mountain of Yanar Dag or the Fire Temple of Ateshgah.

In which city did Led Zeppelin play "Stairway To Heaven" live for the very first time?

led zeppelin
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The burning Hindenburg on the cover of the band's first album caused a lot of trouble with a descendant of the aviation pioneer Ferdinand von Zeppelin. She tried in vain to prevent a TV appearance of the band. Nevertheless, she did win a small battle. During their Scandinavian tour in 1970, the band briefly changed their name to "The Nobs." They never played under this name again.

What is the approximate population of Matamata?

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What nationality was tennis player Michael Chang?

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He was the youngest-ever male winner of a Grand Slam singles title. Michael Chang did this when he won the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17

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