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Which video in 2017 over­took Gang­nam Style as the most viewed on YouTube?

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1 Which video in 2017 over­took Gang­nam Style as the most viewed on YouTube? 2 A ‘Copy­right Li­brary’ or ‘Na­tional Li­brary’ is typ­i­cally (US, Canada, UK, Aus­tralia and much of Europe) en­abled by long-stand­ing statute to have a free copy of what? 3 To pro­mote Fin­land’s im­age abroad, the Fin­nish govt. has in­tro­duced a set of emo­jis. The set, in­clud­ing ones on metal mu­sic and sauna bath, also in­clude an ob­ject of na­tional pride, re­garded as ‘the Un­break­able’. What gad­get is be­ing rep­re­sented through that emoji? 4 What is the ori­gin of the phrase “Clock­wise Di­rec­tion”? 5 Re­leased as a 2018 Steven Spiel­berg film, and au­thored by Ernest Cline, which film is a tribute to the vir­tual re­al­ity genre? 6 Mark Twain de­scribed which mem­ber of the genus Annona as “the most de­li­cious fruit known to men”? 7 Pre­sented to Queen Vic­to­ria in 1850, which di­a­mond is set in the plat­inum crown made for the late Queen Mother for the 1937 coro­na­tion? 8 The name of which dish means ‘fried rice’ in In­done­sian and Malay, and has been called the na­tional dish of In­done­sia? 9 Car com­pa­nies have to be care­ful while nam­ing cars for their in­ter­na­tional mar­kets. Which Ja­panese com­pany’s Fiera car model caused con­tro­versy in Puerto Rico, where fiera means ‘ugly old woman’? 10 Who is the au­thor of this fa­mous quote: “I’m sure the uni­verse is full of in­tel­li­gent life. It’s just been too in­tel­li­gent to come here.” 25

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1. DESPACITO. SONG LUIS OF FONSI’S ALL TIME, “DESPACITO IT ALSO IS FT. THE DADDY MOST-WATCHED YAN­KEE” IS YOUTUBE NOT ONLY VIDEO THE EVER, MOSTSTREAMED SUR­PASS­ING MORE THAN 3 BIL­LION VIEWS 2. A FREE COPY OF EV­ERY BOOK PUB­LISHED IN ITS COUN­TRY 3. NOKIA 3310 PHONE 3 (THE COM­PANY WAS FOUNDED ON 12 MAY 1865 AS A PA­PER MILL ON THE BANKS OF RIVER NOKIA IN FIN­LAND) 4. IT ALL STARTED WITH THE SUN­DIAL. WITH THE MOVE­MENT OF SUN IN THE SKY, THE SHADOW CAST ON THE OP­PO­SITE SIDE OF THE SUN­DIAL MOVES WITH THE SAME SENSE OF RO­TA­TION. CLOCKS WITH HANDS WERE FIRST BUILT IN THE NORTH­ERN HEMI­SPHERE AND THEY WERE MADE TO WORK LIKE SUNDIALS 5. READY PLAYER ONE 6. IT IS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES. IN ENGLISH, IT IS MOST WIDELY KNOWN AS A SUGAR AP­PLE OR SWEETSOP AS WELL AS A CUS­TARD AP­PLE, ES­PE­CIALLY IN IN­DIA AND AUS­TRALIA (CUS­TARD AP­PLE ALSO REFERS TO ANNONA RETICULATA, A CLOSELY RE­LATED SPECIES) 7. KOH-I-NOOR, ( MOUN­TAIN OF LIGHT). THE KOH-I-NOOR IS ONE OF THE LARGEST CUT DI­A­MONDS IN THE WORLD, WEIGH­ING 105.6 CARATS, AND PART OF THE BRI­TISH CROWN JEW­ELS 8. NASI GORENG. IT IS TRA­DI­TION­ALLY SERVED AT HOME FOR BREAK­FAST AND MADE OUT OF LEFT­OVER RICE FROM THE NIGHT BE­FORE 9. TOY­OTA 10. ARTHUR C CLARKE. HE SHOULD KNOW, AS HE IS ONE OF THE MOST IN­FLU­EN­TIAL FUTURIST AND SCIENCE FIC­TION WRIT­ERS OF THE 20TH CEN­TURY

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