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|What is the second longest river in the world?|
Amazon. The Nile is the longest river. The Amazon comes in second followed by the Mississippi-Missouri-Red Rock. The Murray-Darling in Australia doesn't come close though its still pretty darn long.
|Who won the silver medal at the Rome Olympics for the Light-Heavyweight division of Boxing behind one Cassius Clay?|
Pietrzykowski. Zbigniew Pietrzykowski of Poland, three times European champion and bronze medalist in Melbourne.
|What is the second element on the periodic table?|
|The highest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls; what is the second highest?|
Tugela. Angel Falls- Venezuela 3212ft. Tugela- S.Africa 3110ft. Sutherland- New Zealand 1904ft. Yosemite- USA 2425ft.
|What is the second largest lake in the world by area?|
Lake Superior. The Caspian Sea is considered a lake and is the largest in the world.
|What is the second largest island in the world?|
New Guinea. Australia is considered a continent, leaving Greenland as the largest island.
|What is the second most common word in the English WRITTEN language?|
|What is the second largest country in Europe?|
Ukraine. Ukraine's former Soviet partner Russia is the largest.
|What was the second of the plagues inflicted upon Egypt in the Old Testament?|
|Which is the second largest of Jupiter's satellites?|
Callisto. Titan would be except it's orbiting Saturn.
|What is the second highest volcano in the world?|
Llullaillaco. Aconcagua is the highest at 22834ft, Llullaillaco 22057ft, Kilimanjaro 19344ft and Elbrus 18480ft.
|Which European monarch reigned longer than all but one other?|
John II. John II ruled Liechtenstein for 71 years from 1858-1929 one year less than Louis XIV of France 1643-1715. Wilhelmina of the Netherlands ruled for 58 years from 1890-1948 and Victoria of Britain ruled for 64 years from 1837 to 1901.
|Which famous general graduated second in his class from West Point?|
Lee. Lee graduated 2nd of 46, Custer was last of 35, MacArthur 1st of 93 and Pershing 30th of 77.
|Who was second only to the Red Baron as a flying ace in World War One?|
Capitaine Rene Fonck. Fonck claimed 75 kills five behind the baron.
|Who is regarded as having been the second victim of Jack the Ripper?|
Annie Chapman. While the Whitechapel Murders investigation included eleven separate murders, not all are considered the work of Jack the Ripper. Five murders known as the Canonical Five, however, are generally regarded as being the work of the Ripper. The victims were Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly. There murders took place between August 31 and November 9th 1888.
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