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The Takla Makan desert is in which country?
China, and I believe it translates to something like "he who goes in doesn't come out"?
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Correct!
Bugger!

I'm gonna have to stop answering, if I can't come up with a new question quickly.

Stay tuned.
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Bugger!

I'm gonna have to stop answering, if I can't come up with a new question quickly.

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That is the downside of being right.
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A picture I took of Manneken Pis in Brussels a few years ago popped up in my Facebook "memories" today, which has prompted this question:

Name one of the other more recent statues/fountains in Brussels that have been created with a similar theme.
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