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Who invented the practical light bulb?
What sound-playing device was invented by the same person?
Who wrote "Anna Karenina"?
What period of history in the American South came to an end?
What became the world's first national park?
What city had a massive fire that was blamed on an Irish cow?
What concert hall, named after Queen Victoria's husband, opened in London?
What city was briefly ruled by a socialist "commune" of the people?
What kingdom, led by Otto von Bismarck, united Germany under its leadership?
How long did it take Phileas Fogg to travel around the world?
Who patented the telephone?
What Jewish-born Prime Minister led the United Kingdom?
What was patented by Levi Strauss?
What art movement was exemplified by Claude Monet?
Who was the most famous Native American warrior at the Battle of the Little Bighorn?
What native kingdom did Britain fight a war against in modern-day South Africa?
What was Susan B. Anthony arrested for doing in 1872?
What Kansas boom town was the ending point for cattle drives?
Who did H.M. Stanley presumably find in the Africa wilderness?
Who was W.S. Gilbert's songwriting partner?
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level 76
Mar 19, 2015
Always thought Sitting Bull was as famous as Crazy Horse.
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level 55
Mar 30, 2015
Same. I also guessed a few other leaders from the same battle (albeit quite possibly incorrectly).
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level 72
Jul 24, 2015
Sitting Bull was my first answer.
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level 76
Jul 30, 2015
I would say at least equally famous. Sitting Bull was my first answer. Either should count.
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level 45
Aug 4, 2015
Me, too.
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level ∞
Mar 18, 2017
Sitting Bull will work now. I didn't see him as a warrior, but I guess he was.
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level 65
Jan 3, 2018
My understanding was that Sitting Bull did not actually fight, but he was one of the leaders of the Lakota forces present at the battle. He is said to have had a vision that predicted a great victory and the killing of many soldiers, and that may have inspired them to fight harder. Either way, it's splitting hairs and I'm glad you accept him as an answer (though I guessed Crazy Horse myself).
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level 79
Mar 26, 2015
Just to be fair to the Irish, that cow was most definitely a Bovinian-American.
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level 72
Jul 24, 2015
LOL. I had the same thought, wondering which Irish breed of cow the O'Leary's had purchased. There were other theories about the origin of the fire, my favorite being that their next door neighbor, Mr. Sullivan, dropped his lantern while sneaking into the barn during the night to get some free milk for his bedtime whiskey drink.
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level 49
Jul 31, 2015
This was an Irish cow...he was sneaking into the barn during the night to get some free whiskey for his bedtime milk drink.
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level 60
Mar 10, 2017
Only Irish because her mother was Mrs. O'Leary.
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level 44
Apr 5, 2015
Nikola Tesla
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level ∞
Mar 18, 2017
http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/april-fools-quiz-4
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level 69
Jun 4, 2015
Would like 'Abiline' to be accepted in addition to Dodge City, or if not, then rephrase the question to include the fact that Dodge sprang to life after in the 1870s, Abiline, which was the original cow town, stopped accepting cattle runs.
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level 72
Jul 24, 2015
Abilene was my first answer. It was still the major end of the Chisholm Trail until the early 1870s when town residents informed the drovers they were no longer welcome in their town. A branch of the trail going to Dodge City then became the main route, causing Dodge City to boom. It seems to me that either town would fit the clue.
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level 39
Apr 22, 2018
This quiz is about the 1870's!
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level 51
Jul 31, 2015
Abilene was my answer as well.
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level 44
Jul 31, 2015
Same here
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level ∞
Mar 18, 2017
I'm surprised that anyone would answer Abilene and not know about Dodge City, but Abilene will work now.
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level 72
Jul 31, 2015
It's impressionism, not expressionism, although I keep writing the latter every time I take this quiz. Seems I never learn.
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level 58
Jul 31, 2015
Maybe you just have the wrong impression.
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level 49
Jul 31, 2015
I know an impressionist that does a dead on Monet...
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level 70
Oct 2, 2016
Nice! *golf clap*
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level 67
Aug 1, 2015
Said, to steal a line from the great Myles na gCopaleen, more in Seurat than in Ingres.
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level 61
Jul 31, 2015
How did I not know that Dodge City was in Kansas?
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level 60
Aug 4, 2015
Because it's in Kansas.
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level 73
Jan 3, 2018
All the more reason to get the hell out of Dodge.
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level 62
Jul 31, 2015
I agree that Abilene Ks should be the correct answer to the cattle trail question for this time period. Also, could "record player" also be accepted for phonograph?
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level 49
Jul 31, 2015
wax cylinders, not records
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level 28
Jul 31, 2015
Question #1 is Nikola Tesla....
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level 49
Aug 1, 2015
I legitimately couldn't get the Phileas Fogg question because I kept typing just "80" and became incredibly frustrated when it wouldn't accept it. Punch me. I got everything else, but I couldn't figure out that I needed to type in "days." Good lord. I went through every nearby number in the hopes that he arrived early or late.
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level 66
Jan 3, 2018
Me as well.
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level 70
Jan 24, 2018
[spoiler alert] He did arrive early actually, though he thought initially he was late ...
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level 64
Aug 2, 2015
Not particularly forgiving on the spelling of Disraeli.
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level 60
Aug 4, 2015
Why do I always think "Livingston" instead of Livingstone?? Damn you, English pronunciation of vowels...
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level 64
Feb 18, 2016
damn I was so close, I put "prince albert hall", instead of "Royal albert hall"
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level 65
Jan 3, 2018
I got it by just typing Albert.
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level 59
Feb 23, 2016
I tried "80" and "eighty" so many times, because I assumed "days" was assumed by the question. D'oh.
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level 58
Apr 27, 2017
Could've been weeks or months.
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level 49
Mar 17, 2017
On this day in History, Battle of Little Bighorn on Jun 25, 1876. ... Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, leaders of the Sioux tribe on the Great Plains, .
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level 55
Jan 3, 2018
But you wrote that on 17th March - how is that the same day as 25th and 26th June?
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level 61
Jul 27, 2017
Joseph Swan should be accepted as an answer as the inventor of the light bulb. He has every right to equal credit with Edison.
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level 67
Nov 20, 2017
Cyprus is in Europe, not Asia
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level 61
Jan 4, 2018
The Cyprus question is geographical semantics. Ignoring Swan's equally valid claim to have invented the light bulb is pig ignorance.
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level 60
Jan 3, 2018
If you wanna get picky about Phileas Fogg, he actually made it around the world and back to London in 79 days. Though if you want to get even pickier, he didn't get back to the official end point, his social club, until the 80th day because he thought he had arrived five minutes late, not realizing that he had gained a whole day due to crossing the International Date Line going east. Since he thought he'd lost the wager, he didn't bother to go to the club until he discovered his mistake the next day.
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level 60
Jan 3, 2018
Let's just keep it at 80, because that's easier to remember.
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level 60
Feb 3, 2018
Oh, I totally agree. I just like the fact that when you get technical the commonly-held answer is wrong, but if you get really technical, it's correct.
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level 72
Jan 5, 2018
No questions about That 70s Show?
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level 57
Apr 13, 2018
I think the quiz should take "Livingston" for "Livingstone." That's a serious nitpick right there.
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