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General Knowledge Quiz #166

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Who was the lead singer of the Police?
What mountain range do buildings known as "chalets" come from?
What event is known in France as "la Coupe du monde”?
What country do most Coptic Christians come from?
What major European city is named after the goddess of wisdom?
What are helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon known as?
Noble Gasses
What is 53?
In what English county would you find Sherwood Forest?
What country has the most people named Dmitry?
What does the German word "Bitte" mean?
What critically-panned, but highly profitable movie series starred Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf?
What soft drink, invented in Texas, claims to have 23 flavors?
Who, according to legend, gave Robert Johnson and Niccolò Paganini their musical powers?
What river do the Ruhr, Main, and Moselle rivers flow into?
What was the last year that was divisible by four that wasn't a leap year?
Three men in a tub sailed out to sea. One was a baker. One was a butcher. Who was the other?
Candlestick Maker
Hawaiians call it Pahoehoe and Aa. What do most people call it?
What is made in your lacrimal ducts?
What type of wood rhymes with "chic"?
What is another name for the country of Cote d'Ivoire?
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I've never heard sheikh pronounced that way. Only as "shake".
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Apr 18, 2017
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Pronouncing "sheik" to rhyme with "teak" is the 2nd British pronunciation listed by the OED and is the 1st American pronunciation listed by the OED.
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Apr 18, 2017
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Spike Jones' rendition of 'The Sheikh of Araby' backs you up on this one! :)
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Apr 18, 2017
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I spent many years living in the U.S., but then I don't remember the word ever coming up in conversation, so that would explain it. Might chic be a more universal rhyme?
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Apr 18, 2017
@CalmDown.. Thanks! Perfect suggestion. Changed the question to that.
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Apr 18, 2017
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Sheik Yerbouti
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Apr 20, 2017
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+1
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May 1, 2017
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It's also worth noting that Cote d'Ivoire does not recognize the translation of their country's name, and, in diplomatic matters at least, insists that it's name be in French, regardless of the contextual language in which it's being used.
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Apr 18, 2017
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I get almost 30000 hits when I Google "'Ivory Coast" site:.gouv.ci". (That's the government's official website.)
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Apr 18, 2017
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There's always one.
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Apr 19, 2017
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I got stuck on thinking that Sofia, Bulgaria was named after Sophiam, the goddess of wisdom. Turns out it was named after St. Sofia church, which is named after an Eastern Orthodox Saint, who was presumably not named for the pagan goddess of wisdom. Overthinking again!
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Apr 20, 2017
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There's a statue of Sophia in the middle of Sofia which adds to the confusion, but yes it's named for the holy spirit (Hagia Sophia).
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May 1, 2017
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I don't understand the candlestick maker question. Is it a riddle?
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May 1, 2017
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I was confused also, but after 2 seconds of using Google I found it's from an old English nursery song called "Rub-a-dub-dub".
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May 1, 2017
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I put God, but it was the devil.
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May 1, 2017
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God can't sing the blues
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Jun 8, 2017
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The Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie is an international, invitational artisan baking competition held in Paris, France,
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May 1, 2017
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presumably also known elsewhere as The World Cup ... of baking?
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May 4, 2017
(50)
Could Satan possibly be made an acceptable answer for The Devil?
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May 1, 2017
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Tears are made in the lacrimal glands & carried away from the eye via the lacrimal ducts.
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May 1, 2017
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Though I knew better I was cheeky and put Gordon Sumner -- thanks for accepting that answer, too.
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May 1, 2017
(68)
Great (not to say pedantic) minds...
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May 4, 2017
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Got Pahoehoe/Aa on my second guess. Tried pineapple first. Hawaii's 2 biggest exports. Pineapples & Lava. :-)
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May 1, 2017
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If this is General Knowledge Quiz #166, that would seem to imply that there is a General Knowledge Quiz #165.

I guess that's exactly what they want us to think! (said in my best Maxwell Smart voice)
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May 1, 2017
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There is a General Knowledge Quiz #165
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May 3, 2017
(53)
Pretty sure the famous violinist is "Paganini", not "Paganani"...
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May 4, 2017
Fixed
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May 5, 2017
(68)
Wahey! Finally a Jetpunk quiz which accepts Ivory Coast as a valid answer
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May 4, 2017
Every single featured quiz accepts that type in.
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May 5, 2017
(44)
Roasted by Quizmaster himself (or herself???)
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May 19, 2017
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