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1. XI JIN­PING, GEN­ERAL SEC­RE­TARY OF THE COM­MU­NIST PARTY OF CHINA. JUST IN CASE YOU ARE WON­DER­ING, DON­ALD TRUMP WAS DE­CLARED 3RD AF­TER VLADIMIR PUTIN OF RUS­SIA

2. BLOOD. THE OR­GAN, PRESENT IN MAM­MALS, IS BE­LIEVED TO PRO­DUCE MORE THAN 10 MIL­LION PLATELETS (TINY BLOOD CELLS) PER HOUR

3. THE COMPLEAT AN­GLER. FIRST PUB­LISHED IN 1653, IT IS A “DIS­COURSE ON FISH AND FISH­ING” IN PROSE AS WELL AS IN VERSE

4. IN FRANCE (AND MANY OTHER EURO­PEAN COUN­TRIES) THE GOV­ERN­MENT REG­U­LATES A DES­IG­NATED GROW­ING AREA. THE NAME OF THE GROW­ING AREA IS CALLED AN AP­PEL­LA­TION

5. THE OLYMPIC TORCH IS LIT THE OLD-FASH­IONED WAY IN AN AN­CIENT CER­E­MONY AT THE TEM­PLE OF HERA, IN GREECE: AC­TRESSES, WEAR­ING COS­TUMES OF GREEK PRIEST­ESSES, USE A PARABOLIC MIR­ROR AND SUN RAYS TO KIN­DLE THE TORCH

6. MOCHA. THE WORD “MOCHA” AS A COF­FEE SPE­CIALTY IS AC­TU­ALLY DE­RIVED FROM MOCHA, A PORT IN YE­MEN ON THE RED SEA

7. IT IS A PART OF THE 10TH-CEN­TURY PER­SIAN EPIC SHAHNAMEH BY THE PER­SIAN POET FERDOWSI. IT TELLS THE TRAGIC STORY OF ROSTAM AND HIS SON, SOHRAB. THEY END UP FIGHT­ING EACH OTHER, NOT RE­AL­IS­ING THAT THEY ARE RE­LATED AS FA­THER AND SON. ON BE­ING FA­TALLY STABBED, SOHRAB SAYS THAT HIS FA­THER, ROSTAM, WILL AVENGE HIS SON’S DEATH - AND ONLY THEN ROSTAM RE­ALISES THAT HE HAS UN­KNOW­INGLY KILLED HIS OWN SON

8. PIROUETTE. THE PIROUETTE IS OF­TEN DONE IN SPEC­TAC­U­LAR SE­RIES, WHICH WOMEN USU­ALLY PER­FORM ON TOE (POINTE) AND MEN ON THE BALL OF THE FOOT (DEMI-POINTE)

9. AFRICA

10. SE­BAS­TIAN KURZ, CHAN­CEL­LOR OF AUS­TRIA (SINCE 2017). AT THE AGE OF 32 YEARS, HE IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S YOUNGEST LEAD­ERS

XI JIN­PING

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