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What artist lost an ear?
What statue was given to the United States by France?
What tower, built for the World's Fair, became the tallest man-made structure?
What serial killer killed prostitutes in Whitechapel, London?
What Paris cabaret was famous for the can-can?
In what city was the world's first skycraper built?
What character made his first appearance in the story "A Study in Scarlet"?
What became the last country in the Americas to abolish slavery?
What author wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"?
What U.S. state was opened up to a land rush?
What Apache leader finally surrended after 30 years of fighting?
What Indonesian volcano erupted - killing thousands and lowering temperatures worldwide?
What notorious outlaw was shot in the back by the coward Robert Ford?
What was invented by Karl Benz?
In what U.S. state would you find the city of Tombstone?
In what country did "bushranger" Ned Kelly meet his end?
Who did Friedrich Nietzsche say was dead?
What "nerve tonic" was created by John Pemberton of Atlanta, Georgia?
What was Western showman William Cody better known as?
What Liberal British Prime Minister served two of his four terms?
What city was the Eastern terminus of the Orient Express?
What huge English dictionary, started in 1857, was first published?
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level 76
Feb 23, 2015
Pecos Bill, Wild Bill Cody, Buffalo Bill... never can keep them all straight.
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level 66
Jul 24, 2015
Many of us have trouble with our bills!
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level 71
Feb 23, 2016
^ this comment has not had anywhere enough love.
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level 65
Jul 24, 2015
Don't forget Billy the Kid.
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level 57
Jul 28, 2015
It's Wild Bill Hikock. aka James Butler Hickok.
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level 76
Sep 8, 2015
See, I told you I couldn't keep em straight. 'Cody' belongs to the Buffalo Bill...
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level 57
Jul 28, 2015
Slick Willy
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level 34
Oct 2, 2017
It's written in Cod(Y).
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level 80
Apr 3, 2015
In the 1880's, Tombstone was not found in any U.S. state.
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level 75
Jul 24, 2015
Well played, sir.
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level 50
Oct 2, 2017
Dern tootin' Arizona was a territory back then.
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level 72
Oct 4, 2017
Oklahoma didn't exist then, either. Most of it was called Indian Territory at the time.
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level 75
Jul 24, 2015
Exciting times, the 1880s.
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level 49
Jul 24, 2015
Not accepting Car for Automobile is harsh haha
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level 45
Jul 24, 2015
Well looks like that changed because it accepted car for me
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level 68
Jul 24, 2015
or motor car?
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Jul 25, 2015
Car always would have worked.
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level 39
Oct 11, 2017
Karl Benz didn't really invent the car, more like the modern version of it.
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level 55
Jul 24, 2015
Was really hoping the British Prime Minister would be Lord Palmerston or Pitt the Elder.
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level 29
Jul 24, 2015
Wild Bill should be counted for Buffalo Bill.
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level 57
Jul 25, 2015
They were not the same person.
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level 66
Aug 4, 2016
I mixed up orient express and trans siberian and kept trying various spellings for cities in eastern Russia...
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level 67
Sep 29, 2016
If we're being technical neither Arizona nor Oklahoma were states in the 1880s, nor was Australia a country.
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level 61
Oct 2, 2017
That's annoying. I went to wikipedia to prove the Orient Express answer was wrong, ended up surfing Wikipedia for 10 minutes and missed filling in the last answer, which I know like the back of my hand. And the answer is not wrong, because despite the city not being called Constantinople for 500 years, that was what was written on the destination boards and the advertising posters, at least when the service started.
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level 35
Oct 2, 2017
The city changed name a century ago. Turks themselves (oficially) called it 'Konstantinye'.
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level 70
Oct 2, 2017
Really depends on what standard you use to define skyscraper... but in about 4/5ths of those New York gets the title, not Chicago.
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level 66
Oct 2, 2017
Not really. Stone or masonry construction means that the base of the building must grow almost exponentially with height in order to support additional weight. Just being tall does not a skyscraper make. Steel framework does. This is the architectural distinction, not the presence of elevators or height above a minimum, or a certain number of occupied floors.
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level 70
Oct 2, 2017
sky·scrap·er
ˈskīˌskrāpər/
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1. a very tall building of many stories.
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level 70
Oct 2, 2017
Liverpool, St Louis, and Philadelphia are also in contention for being home to the first skyscraper, depending on what precise definition you use. But I guess pkerr is the expert...
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level 10
Oct 3, 2017
Interested in general knowledge? Try these literature general knowledge quizzes! https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/241390/heart-of-darkness-general-knowledge https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/241390/the-metamorphosis-general-knowledge-shorter
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