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According to PanCanal, it is possible that upwards of 22,000 people died building the Panama Canal. According to hospital records, 5,609 died of diseases and accidents and of these, 4,500 were West Indian workers.

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    • Where does the Nile River begin and end?

      Q: Where does the Nile River begin and end?

      A: The Nile River begins at the equator and ends at the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile flows through Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zaire, the Sahara Desert, Kenya, Tanzania, Eritrea, Burundi and Rwanda. The Nile River is the longest river in the world.
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    • Is Cape Verde part of Africa?

      Q: Is Cape Verde part of Africa?

      A: Cape Verde is an independent island country comprised of 10 islands; it is part of the continent of Africa. Cape Verde is located approximately 350 miles off the coast of Western Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Verde comprises a total area of 1,557 square miles.
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    • What are some of Africa's most endangered animals?

      Q: What are some of Africa's most endangered animals?

      A: There are many different species of endangered African animals, with some, such as the addax, facing a more dire threat than others. Many of the endangered or vulnerable species in Africa are threatened by human activities such as hunting, harassment and pastoralization of wild habitat. Some of these animals, such as the addax, are hunted for sport, while others, such as the elephant and the rhino, are poached.
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    • What are some mountain ranges in Africa?

      Q: What are some mountain ranges in Africa?

      A: The Ruwenzori Range, Atlas Mountains, Virunga Mountains and Aïr Massif are mountain ranges in Africa. The Ruwenzori Range stretches roughly 80 miles along the north-south border of Uganda and Congo. Small lakes, river valleys and glaciers have formed between the towering snow peaks, carrying water to the Semliki River. The tallest section is Mount Stanley, which peaks at 5,119 meters.
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    • Is an ostrich faster than a cheetah?

      Q: Is an ostrich faster than a cheetah?

      A: Over short distances, cheetahs are significantly faster than ostriches, which have a top speed of slightly more than 40 miles per hour. While ostriches are better distance runners, cheetahs have been clocked at 59 miles per hour.
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    • In which country did apartheid take place?

      Q: In which country did apartheid take place?

      A: Apartheid took place in the Republic of South Africa. The apartheid laws were associated with racial discrimination and supremacy of whites. These laws lasted from 1948 to 1991 in South Africa.
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    • What is the temperature on Mount Everest?

      Q: What is the temperature on Mount Everest?

      A: According to CNN Travel, the temperature range on Mount Everest is between -31 degrees Fahrenheit and -4 degrees Fahrenheit. May is the most common time for hikers to visit the tallest mountain in the world because it is the month when there is less wind.
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    • What is the climate in Asia?

      Q: What is the climate in Asia?

      A: Asia has a wide variety of climates because of its huge size. Asia has some of the coldest places in the world as well as some of the hottest, driest and wettest places.
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    • What countries border Afghanistan?

      Q: What countries border Afghanistan?

      A: Afghanistan is bordered by Iran on the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan on the north, China on the northeast, and Pakistan on the east and south. A landlocked country, Afghanistan is located in central Asia in an area known as the Greater Middle East. Its geographic coordinates are 33 00 N, 65 00 E.
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    • How does the Komodo dragon kill its prey?

      Q: How does the Komodo dragon kill its prey?

      A: The Komodo dragon is the largest lizard in the world, and it has a lethal bite that creates festering wounds in its prey. It took scientists a long time to find out what makes the Komodo dragon's bite so deadly, and for years experts claimed that it had specialized bacteria in its mouth. In 2009, a study contradicted that theory, claiming that Komodos release a powerful venom that inhibits blood clotting in its prey.
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    • What country has the best school system in the world?

      Q: What country has the best school system in the world?

      A: South Korea has the best public education system in the world, as of 2014, according to the international education company Pearson. The South Korean education system improved dramatically over the latter half of the 20th century, and the central component in that success is the country's focus on academic quality and rigor.
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    • What is the smallest country in Asia?

      Q: What is the smallest country in Asia?

      A: The smallest country in Asia is the Republic of Maldives, a country which lies in the Indian ocean region made up of over 1,192 coral islands spread over 90,000 square kilometers. The Maldives total land area is 298 square kilometers and is populated by 324,000 people as of 2012.
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