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2000s General Knowledge #1

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions from the years 2000-2009?
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What popular video game simulated playing a guitar?
Guitar Hero
What economic downturn started in 2007?
Great Recession
What hurricane struck New Orleans in 2005?
Hurricane Katrina
On what website could you watch lonelygirl15?
YouTube
Whose birth certificate became an obsession for conspiracy theorists?
Barack Obama
What is the 2000s equivalent of a gourmand?
a Foodie
What country suffered the most deaths from the 2004 tsunami?
Indonesia
What was the name of Al Gore's documentary?
An Inconvenient Truth
Who was automatically your first friend on MySpace?
Tom Anderson
What country did Russia invade in 2008?
Georgia
What internet company bought Time Warner in 2001 - at the time the biggest
merger in U.S. history?
AOL
What British graffiti artist gained worldwide fame?
Banksy
What East Asian city had the world's tallest building from 2004 until 2010?
Taipei
What was the nickname of the Guantánamo Bay prison?
Gitmo
Who wrote "The Da Vinci Code"?
Dan Brown
What were Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez known as collectively?
Bennifer
What thin Motorola phone was the best-selling clamshell phone of all time?
RAZR
What type of shirt did Steve Jobs wear?
Turtleneck
What "fake mohawk" hairstyle was worn by David Beckham?
Fauxhawk
What American city was struck by a serial sniper in 2002?
Washington D.C.
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level 77
Feb 5, 2015
Rockband could work as well.
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level 51
Mar 26, 2015
You could play drums on rockband
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level 42
Mar 26, 2015
You can play drums on Guitar Hero as well though. Rock Band should be allowed.
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level 61
Mar 26, 2015
Rockband sucked.
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level 60
Mar 26, 2015
Agreed
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level 35
Mar 27, 2015
I'd say the opposite actually.
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level 54
Apr 9, 2015
So, "Rockband blows."
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level 33
May 10, 2018
Guitar Hero was the popularization of the genre, I think. There was also Guitar Freaks that preceded it, but Hero was THE plastic guitar game. Then yes, Rock Band came out and let you play guitar, drums, and vocals. Then Guitar Hero did it with World Tour. There was also a game called Gitaroo Man, though I guess that doesn't necessarily count.
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level 63
Mar 26, 2015
A turtleneck is not a shirt.
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level 84
Mar 26, 2015
Yes, it's clearly a pair of pants.
If you're going to make such a claim, why not support your position?
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level 63
Mar 26, 2015
I didnt think I had to, but okay; It´s a type of sweater or more in general, a garment.
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level 63
Mar 26, 2015
...then what is it?
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level 71
Jun 27, 2016
We called it a skivvy when I was a kid in the 70s
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level 61
Mar 26, 2015
It's quite literally a shirt. "A long- or short-sleeved garment for the upper part of the body, usually lightweight and having a collar and a front opening." Let's fact check the turtleneck for accuracy: long/short sleeved - CHECK, for the upper part of the body - CHECK, Usually lightweight, has a collar, and a front opening - CHECK CHECK CHECK. Guess you're right - it is pants.
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level 76
Mar 26, 2015
A turtleneck is a high-necked sweater. It has neither a collar, a front opening, nor is it usually lightweight. No, it is not pants, but neither is it a shirt. BTW, a t-shirt isn't a shirt either, it's a casual top. The garment world isn't divided into shirts and pants only.
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level 67
Dec 30, 2017
This is another of those British/American English differences. The only thing the British call a "shirt" is what people in the US would refer to specifically as a "dress shirt": button-down front, cuffs, collar. In the US, "shirt" is much more general and encompasses any primary upper-body garment, so that things like t-shirts, polos, sweaters, sweatshirts, hoodies, halter tops, jerseys, blouses, and pullovers all count as types of shirts.
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level 68
Mar 26, 2015
Foodie is a term used already in the late 80s.
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level 44
Mar 26, 2015
You shoud accept V3 for the Motorola question, because it was basically the most popular model of the RAZR series, and probably the one you are thinking about.
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level 44
Mar 26, 2015
The 'great recession' is better known as the GFC or global financial crisis.
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level 60
Dec 20, 2016
Agree. Always known as the GFC.
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level 76
Feb 8, 2018
Unfortunately, no one saying "global financial crisis" indicates their location. As Jetpunkers know, vocabulary and terminology can vary town-to-town, let alone country to country. The term "Great Recession" was popular in the US (here in the eastern US at least), as a play on the term "Great Depression," which refers to the disastrous US economy of the 1930s.
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level 35
May 25, 2018
Yep. I've never heard it called anything else here in Texas, and global financial crisis usually refers to the Great Depression where I live.
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level 56
Apr 17, 2015
I always think about the shooter in Columbus, OH when I see that serial sniper question. We had someone on the highway who was taking shots at cars while they were driving along. They caught the guy but I remember how scary it was while it was happening.
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level 45
Oct 13, 2015
I thought "gourmet" meant gourmet food, i.e. delicacies... not a person.
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level 69
Aug 29, 2016
Everything but the RAZR. I was all about Nokia.
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level 44
May 25, 2017
When you go around trying random US cities for the last question until you actually get it after like 15 cities xD (by the way I'm a New Zealander, not American)
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level 67
Feb 8, 2018
I think I've been asleep for the last 20 years!
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level 67
May 10, 2018
1. Never heard of the "Great Recession", only the Financial Crisis. 2. Also never heard of a "Foodie". 3. I always get confused whether it's "Taipeh" or "Taipei" in English. Because the other is the german version and I can never remember which is which.^^
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level 63
Jan 3, 2019
With gourmet I tried fondue and barbecue (q). I thought in english it was the same (though vaguely aware of the other meaning). A sort of small grill with little "pans" (like 10x10cm) and everybody gets one or two pans to prepare a variety of food in. (Some people dont seem to get you can "gourmet" just fine while being a vegetarian)
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level 38
Jun 3, 2019
Took me a while to get Georgia. Listed almost every country nearby.
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level 38
Jun 3, 2019
Lol I actually didn't really know about Affleck and Lopez, but I still got it. I just knew about Garner.