What country is the world’s fifth largest producer of garlic?

Question :

What country is the world’s fifth largest producer of garlic?

Options:

  1. China
  2. India
  3. Russia
  4. Egypt

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Answer:

Russia

  • Russia is the fifth largest producer of the world’s garlic supply, with an average annual production of 0.26 million tons. It ranks behind Egypt, South Korea and India, and all trail far behind China. China’s production gives the world an average of 20 million tons of garlic each year. In the United States, most garlic production is in Gilroy, California, which proudly proclaims itself the "garlic capital of the world." Source: WorldAtlas.com

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”Think!” is the name of the familiar theme music heard during the final round of what game show?

Question :”Think!” is the name of the familiar theme music heard during the final round of what game show?

Options:

  1. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
  2. Family Feud
  3. Card Sharks
  4. Jeopardy!

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Answer:
Jeopardy!

"Think!" is the title of the Think Music played on the game show Jeopardy while contestants write their questions in its final round, "Final Jeopardy." Merv Griffin, the creator of Jeopardy composed the well-known "Think!" music. He self-plagiarized it from "A Time for Tony", which he wrote as a lullaby for his son. The version of "Think!" in Final Jeopardy, including the "bum-bum" at the end is exactly 30 seconds long. This is one reason it’s used on Jeopardy, as it’s good for timing the round while sounding slightly more relaxing than a bare ticking clock.

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Hurricane Harvey Shifts Political Winds in Washington – The New York Times

Hurricane Harvey Shifts Political Winds in Washington – The New York Times

Friday, September 1, 2017

9:07 PM

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Cleaning out a damaged home on Wednesday in Houston. Recovery aid will be a key project for Washington. Credit Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In swamping large swaths of Texas and Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey also forged a new reality for President Trump and the Republicans governing Washington.

Gone are the confrontational talk of a government shutdown and the brinkmanship over the debt limit. Instead, both Mr. Trump and his putative allies in Congress — many of them professed fiscal hawks — are promising an outpouring of federal aid to begin a recovery and rebuilding effort that will last for years and require tens of billions of dollars, if not substantially more, from Washington.

The storm has utterly transformed the federal fiscal picture.

“This is going to change the whole dynamic for September and, quite frankly, for the Republican establishment for the remainder of the 115th Congress,” said G. William Hoagland, a longtime chief budget adviser to Senate Republicans who is now a senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center. “The truth of the matter is, they don’t need money to build a wall in Texas, but to rebuild the shoreline in Texas.”

Facing a difficult September, deeply divided over spending and what to do about the debt limit, Mr. Trump and congressional leaders may find that a devastating storm has provided them the common cause that has proved so elusive after their failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Mr. Trump is eager to be seen as a competent manager in his first big test in a natural disaster, and a shutdown could shatter that image. Lawmakers want to deliver for the Texas and Louisiana communities pounded by Harvey, a region that is not only a driver of the national economy but a center of Republican strength.

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At the same time, a huge relief program tacked on to the federal deficit could undermine the claim by the president and his party that they are stewards of a leaner, more efficient federal bureaucracy.

The magnitude of the storm threatens to overwhelm that agenda as well as relegate to the background Mr. Trump’s demands for a border wall. Representative Mark Meadows, Republican of North Carolina and the chairman of the hard-right Freedom Caucus, has already said that members of his group will not insist, for now, on funding it.

And it may make it more difficult for Mr. Trump to follow through on his promises of a broad crackdown on illegal immigration.

The altered landscape is going to force conservative lawmakers who have balked at tabs for past storm relief to swallow hard and rally behind a long-term recovery program. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, two Texas Republicans who opposed a spending package after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Northeast in 2012, now find that the boot is on the other foot, leaving them responsible for delivering dollars to their state.

“This is going to be costly,” Mr. Hoagland said, “and the Cruzes of the world are going to have to belly up to the bar in a way they are not familiar with.”

Republicans who had been bracing for a September showdown over how to fund the government are rapidly changing course. While they await potentially staggering damage assessments, they are pledging to do whatever it takes to help those flooded out along the Gulf Coast.

As Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma, a senior Republican member of the House Appropriations Committee, put it, “There will be members who will have to eat a little crow, but the bottom line is the votes are there” because “Congress wants to look functional.”

Part of looking functional, he said, is ending discussion of shuttering the government in a dispute over whether to provide money for a wall border on the southern border.

“You certainly can’t have the government shut down in the middle of a national crisis,” Mr. Cole said.

The storm’s ramifications for the conservative agenda beyond fiscal issues have yet to play out.

Under pressure from the right to end a special Obama-era residency program for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, Mr. Trump has for months appeared torn over what to do. Eliminating the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, could seem especially punitive now because Texas is home to one of the largest populations of so-called dreamers, though the president could move forward on that as early as Friday.

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Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, opposed a spending package after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Northeast in 2012. Credit Al Drago for The New York Times

The debate over migrant labor could also be influenced because repairing or replacing huge numbers of homes and restoring damaged infrastructure will require thousands of construction workers, who were already in short supply around the country. Immigrant labor, both documented and undocumented, proved critical in the rebuilding effort that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The storm-driven congressional budget reassessment is already underway. Before Hurricane Harvey, House Republicans were planning to vote next week on a spending bill that would have shifted nearly $876 million away from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. That plan is now out the window, and lawmakers are instead focused on funneling more money toward FEMA.

“Budgetary circumstances have changed significantly since the bill was drafted earlier this summer,” said Jennifer Hing, a spokeswoman for the Appropriations Committee. “Given the current situation, the committee is reassessing the issue and is actively involved in communication with the administration on the needs and the timing of those needs.”

The specifics of how the spending package will come together have yet to be determined. Hurricane relief will be part of a messy confluence of issues that include the debt-limit hike, a still-emerging tax-cut proposal that could also add to the deficit and a Republican push for more Pentagon spending.

At a minimum, Republican leaders seem ready to act quickly to make sure sufficient money is available to respond to Harvey while passing a stopgap measure to keep the government open past the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. Under that framework, the toughest spending decisions would be pushed off until as late as December.

While supporting the storm aid, some House conservatives are warning that they will not look kindly on any effort to link the debt-limit hike to hurricane relief. And conservative advocacy groups, warily eying hurricane spending, are worried it could quickly get out of hand.

Mr. Cornyn sought to provide reassurance that Congress was not going to go overboard on disaster spending, saying that “this is not just money that’s doled out for any purpose.”

“This has to be targeted for disaster relief and recovery from Hurricane Harvey,” he said.

But it is clear that Republicans — already struggling, despite their control of the White House and both houses of Congress — are entering a changed political and fiscal environment.

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World War II began on this day in 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded which country?

World War II began on this day in 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded which country?

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· Austria

· Poland

· Denmark

· France

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Answer: The start of World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. To Adolf Hitler, the conquest of Poland would bring Lebensraum, or “living space,” for the German people. Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were not convinced. On September 3, they declared war on Germany, initiating World War II. The Polish army was defeated within weeks of the invasion. After heavy shelling and bombing, Warsaw surrendered to the Germans on September 27, 1939.

Answer: Poland

What is the coldest continuously inhabited area on Earth?

What is the coldest continuously inhabited area on Earth?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

6:13 PM

What is the coldest continuously inhabited area on Earth?

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· Vladivostok, Russia

· Oymyakon, Russia

The average winter temperatures in Oymyakon, Russia hover around minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Ironically, the name of this remote village means "unfrozen water." It got its name from a thermal spring located nearby. The location was traditionally used as the watering hole for local reindeer herders. The locals, when asked how they deal with the cold, generally credit their tolerance of the low temperatures to "Russki chai," which means vodka. Source: SmithsonianMag.com

· Brønlundhus, Greenland

· Pyramiden, Norway

Which U.S. President appeared on the television show Laugh-In?

Which U.S. President appeared on the television show Laugh-In?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

5:48 PM

Which U.S. President appeared on the television show Laugh-In?

· Jimmy Carter

· Richard Nixon

· Lyndon B. Johnson

· George H. W. Bush

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Answer: Laugh-In was a sketch comedy television program hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin. During the September 16, 1968, episode, Richard Nixon, running for president, appeared with a disbelieving vocal inflection, asking "Sock it to me?" An invitation was extended to Nixon’s opponent, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, but he declined. According to the show’s creator, "Humphrey later said that not doing it may have cost him the election", and "Nixon said the rest of his life that appearing on Laugh-In is what got him elected. And I believe that.”

Richard Nixon

Amir Khan’s estranged wife Faryal ‘to raise child alone’ | Daily Mail Online

Amir Khan’s estranged wife Faryal ‘to raise child alone’ | Daily Mail Online

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

10:17 AM

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The businesswoman, 26, has told pals she plans to raise the kid without the boxer’s support while divorce proceedings get underway after their very public spat.

According to The Sun, she defiantly told pals: ‘I don’t need his help!’ – a clear sign that she is not on the ropes about the decision after announcing her shock pregnancy last week.

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A source told the publication: ‘Faryal’s announcement came as a shock to everyone involved but she doesn’t want anything more from Amir now.

‘They’re back on speaking terms, trying to keep everything ­civilised for the sake of their daughter and extended families, but the relationship is finished,’ it was continued.

It was also revealed that she would ‘happily’ bring up her second child without any support from Amir.

‘She’s a strong woman — and the pregnancy isn’t going to change that,’ it was concluded.

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It comes after she reignited her feud with the boxer after she cut him out of a photograph she had posted to Instagram.

Faryal uploaded the picture, which clearly shows her holding onto the arm of Khan, on to her personal account along with a winking face emoji.

It comes a couple of days after she praised MMA star Conor McGregor for his devotion to his long-term partner in a sly dig at her own husband.

Faryal posted a quote from McGregor explaining how he had been with his girlfriend Dee Devlin for eight years, including when they used to live on benefits.

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Above the quote, Faryal wrote: ‘Love this. I really respect men who respect their women despite how famous they get.’

Weeks before, Faryal and Khan had an incredible public spat online when the boxer announced his marriage split on Twitter and both accused the other of cheating.

Khan also accused his American wife of having an affair with heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua.

Khan hit out at his wife, writing: ‘Left my family and friends for this Faryal. I’m not hurt but another fighter. I’m making it public. You getting the divorce #Golddigger.’

But Faryal hit back minutes later, claiming her husband left his family because they had ‘robbed’ him and telling him to ‘stop making false things up’.

Branding him a ’30-year-old baby’, she went on to accuse him of sleeping with prostitutes and being a bad role model.

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Joshua laughed off Khan’s claims, posting the music video from pop star Shaggy’s It Wasn’t Me online, and saying he had never met Faryal.

Khan later apologised to Joshua and said there was ‘no truth’ to his claims.

The couple, who married in 2013, claim Khan was sent screenshots of ‘fake’ messages purportedly sent between Joshua and Faryal which he initially believed to be real.

Khan, who is worth £23million, apologised after receiving a letter from Joshua’s legal team demanding an apology for the allegations.

After Joshua wrote ‘apology accepted’, Khan tweeted him directly saying: ‘Glad all is cleared up and all lies. I got angry like any man would. No truth to it. Good to know. All the best.’

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The very public spat came at the end of a turbulent few months for the couple, who married in a lavish New York ceremony in 2013 and have a three-year-old daughter, Lamaisah, together.

Problems began last year when Khan’s family said his wife, an American model, dressed improperly for a Muslim woman.

She accused them of verbal and physical abuse, but in a TV interview Khan’s parents called his wife an ‘evil woman’, while his sister claimed Faryal had prevented the family from seeing Lamaisah.

The couple were then hit by further drama when a sex tape of Khan performing a sex act on a webcam while chatting with a model was leaked to a US porn site.

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Which of the following men does NOT have a chemical element named after him?

Which of the following men does NOT have a chemical element named after him?

1.Albert Einstein
2.Isaac Newton
3.Alfred Nobel
4.Nicolaus Copernicus

Answer: Of the 118 chemical elements, 19 are connected with the names of 20 people. Einsteinium is a soft silver radioactive metal named in honor of Albert Einstein. Nobelium is named after Alfred Nobel, the man that invented dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize. Copernicium is a chemical element named after the great astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. However, Sir Isaac Newton, who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time, does not have an element on the periodic table named after him.

Ans: Isaac Newton

By what name is a person who studies or collects butterflies and moths known?

By what name is a person who studies or collects butterflies and moths known?

1. Lepidopterist
2. Arctophile
3. Labeorphilist
4. Tegestologist

There are over 20,000 species of butterflies in the world, and knowledge about them is due to the hard work of lepidopterists. Butterflies and moths are a group of insects called Lepidoptera, meaning they share many characteristics, including wings covered with scales. The word “Lepidoptera” means scaly (lepido) winged (ptera.) There are about 725 species of butterflies in North America, including Canada. There are approximately 2,000 species found in Mexico. Source: NABA.org

Ans: Lepidopterist