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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c76(4/29/2007)

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China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi (260-210 BC) was buried with a life-sized army of 8,000 terra Cotta Warrior statues --- each with an individual look!

A computer capable on 1 trillion operations per second (1 teraflop) required over 2,000 sq ft. of space and 10,000 processors 11 years ago. Today, it can be done by a single chip the size of a finger nail!

"Hooray, I've won!" Adam Goodmann of Newark, N.J. spent nearly 2 years dealing with 3 different courts and 5 judges in a legal dispute over $3.76 --- but eventually won!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) What was China's first emperor buried with?

(2) Today, is a single chip as small as a fingernail capable of 1 trillion operations per second?

(3) What kind of dispute did Adam have for nearly two years?

The cartoon from http://www.comics.com/comics/ripleys/
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