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What modern-day capital is located near the ancient city of Babylon?
What type of light is emitted by a blacklight?
Which of the seven dwarfs has a name that means "shy"?
What British landmark is guarded by the Yeoman Warders, also known as "beefeaters"?
What two world capitals start with the letters BEI?
What type of fish would you be most likely to find on a pizza or a Caesar salad?
What island's population reached a high of 8 million in the 1840s and is still lower today?
What is the term for a person whose body has been enhanced with robotic or mechanical parts?
What is the common term for a person who is prejudiced against Jewish people?
What series of uprisings rocked the Middle East in 2011?
Arab Spring
What 1985 blockbuster is sometimes abbreviated BTTF?
What is the superhero alter-ego of Barbara Gordon?
What record company was founded in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan by Berry Gordy Jr.?
What is the official language of Iran?
What region is known in its own language as Bayern?
What European soccer club has won the most Champions League titles?
What bebop saxophone player was nicknamed "Bird"?
What type of videocassette lost the "format wars" to VHS in the 1980s?
What is the most populous city on the Atlantic coast of Canada?
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(74)
Could "antisemitist" also be accepted? With all the other bad spelling that goes around..
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Jan 17, 2017
(64)
But that's not a misspelling of antisemite; it's a whole different word, and as far as I know, is only the name of a record company.
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Jan 17, 2017
(57)
But surely antisemitic should be accepted?
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Feb 13, 2017
(50)
+1 anti-semitic
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Feb 13, 2017
(69)
Antisemitic is what I tried and when it wasn't accepted I gave up.
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Feb 13, 2017
Antisemitic will work now
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Feb 13, 2017
(35)
What about anti semitism?
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Feb 13, 2017
(63)
The six-million-dollar man was not a cyborg. How about also accepting bionic?
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Jan 17, 2017
(48)
I thought bionic.
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Jan 26, 2017
(71)
Also tried bionic. Does that show my age?
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Jan 30, 2017
(28)
The Arab Spring rocked north Africa more than the ME, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt all had massive changes. Only really Syria did in the ME.
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Jan 31, 2017
(56)
Iraq, and Yemen are both having a civil war as well. Lebanon is dealing with the spillover of the Syrian Civil War. Several other countries have had major governmental changes. The Arab Spring most certainly affected the Asian part of the Arab world.
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Feb 13, 2017
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Between uprisings or protests in Beirut, Oman, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia (all put down, Bahrain's still somewhat ongoing), democratic stirrings in Iran, outright civil war in Yemen, outright civil war and near disintegration of the state in Syria and Iraq, constant fighting in Kurdistan, increased terrorism/political upheavals in Turkey, the formation of Islamic State, and the massive refugee crisis... I'd say that it affected the Middle East *more* than North Africa. Also Egypt is almost always included in the Middle East in addition to being part of North Africa.
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Feb 13, 2017
(31)
i typed Munich in a flurry of desperation for Bavaria close enough ? negative only miss
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Feb 13, 2017
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As the question asks for a region, Munich isn't close enough! You can't get an question right with an answer that doesn't answer the question.
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Feb 13, 2017
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*Babylon
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Feb 13, 2017
(51)
Yep it even pops up on the homepage
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Feb 13, 2017
Fixed the typo
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Feb 13, 2017
(28)
Anyone else only get Arab Spring because they thought the official language of Iran was Arabic?
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Feb 13, 2017
(35)
Yeah, I was trying arabic just in case and got arab spring. Glad there was a Charlie Parker question though, jazz for life!
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Feb 13, 2017
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Would you accept London Tower for Tower of London?
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Feb 13, 2017
(55)
It's called the Tower of London. Nowhere is it called London Tower. I'm all for flexibility on spelling and allowing names that are commonly used to refer to the same thing, the Netherlands and Holland for instance, but London Tower is just wrong. Sorry.
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Feb 13, 2017
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