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2000s General Knowledge #2

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions from the years 2000-2009?
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First submittedFebruary 2, 2015
Last updatedFebruary 3, 2015
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Who won 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics?
Michael Phelps
What internet service introduced #hashtags?
What brand of SUV was based on a military vehicle?
What technology defeated its rival HD-DVD?
What fashion brand was famous for plaid and was popular among lower-class British people?
What was a hanging chad attached to?
a Ballot
What Houston energy company went bankrupt due to massive accounting fraud?
What group was led by Mullah Mohammad Omar?
The Taliban
What person became the most muscular governor in California history?
What lifestyle expert was convicted of insider trading?
Martha Stewart
What region of Russia was the site of a bloody war?
What primitive mapping website was popular before the introduction of Google Maps?
Who died from a sting ray attack in 2006?
Steve Irwin
What beverage "gave you wings"?
Red Bull
What was the name of the yellow anti-cancer bracelets?
What version of poker was played at the "World Series of Poker"?
Texas Hold'Em
What British company made vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, and bladeless fans?
On what website could you sell your couch, find an apartment, or have a "casual encounter"?
Who was confused about the difference between chicken and tuna?
Jessica Simpson
What was the first social networking site to have 1 million members?
level 83
Feb 3, 2015
"Chechnya" is not accepted… I'm guessing it should be.
level 77
Feb 3, 2015
Yep. I got it accidentally by spelling it "Checnya".
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Feb 3, 2015
level 81
Feb 5, 2015
We spell it "Tsetsenia", it's pretty hard to make all those changes. I hope "Chechenya" is accepted?
level 58
May 22, 2015
A lot of these questions are in past tense even though the product is still around. Red Bull still "gives you wings". Dyson still makes fans & vacuums. WSP is still played and they still use Hold 'Em. Craigslist is still a thing. Hummer is still based on a military vehicle.
level 61
May 22, 2015
"among 'lower class' British people?" Really?
level 72
May 22, 2015
i was thinking the same thing...first thing that came to my mind was burberry, but didn't bother going with it since it said lower class...seing that it is an uber expensive brand
level 65
May 22, 2015
I agree. Lower class is definitely misleading - not a brand for the less wealthy among us!
level 46
May 22, 2015
It's couture, exactly! I suppose a more accurate clue would be 'rip offs of this brand became popular' but the lower class is weird..
level 72
Sep 14, 2018
The question is fine - maybe it was more up-market previously, and is again now, but in the early 2000s Burberry was fashionable with chavs
level 33
Oct 3, 2016
Burberry is/was often associated with "chavs".
level 67
Nov 23, 2017
News to me. I have NEVER heard it associated with chavs. Burberry is defined (or defines itself) as a LUXURY fashion house.
level 63
May 3, 2018
Regardless of how a brand defines itself, it can't always define who their customers will be. Luxury brands are used as status symbols even by those who shouldn't normally be able to afford them. When these individuals are living in government estates/projects where one's address isn't going to set them apart, one of the things left to show off are fashion brands. Sporting brand new luxury clothes, watches, hats, etc are going to get you noticed.
level 72
May 22, 2015
there is more than 1 version of poker that is played at the world series of poker...perhaps you might want to change it to the main event rather than just say the world series of poker..the world series of poker is a series of events that has omaha, omaha hi lo, stud, stud hi low, raz, horse, etc..the main event is the last tournament held at the world series of poker and that event is exclusively texas holdem...without changing that, any poker game that is played at the world series of poker should be accepted
level 37
May 22, 2015
Seconded. Omaha, razz, and stud are all acceptable answers.
level 39
May 22, 2015
Burberry was a luxury brand but their checked items began to be worn by Football hooligans and D list celebs, in particular Daniella Westbrook. She was pictured with her toddler and both were dressed in check and even had a checked buggy to match and was widely mocked for this. They brought in an American to help save the brand from its chav image and is now considered a premium fashion range again and charge the earth for their clothes.
level 58
May 23, 2015
Thank you for having Friendster on here!! I loved that site, first of its kind. Facebook completely ripped the idea off and I can't figure out why people thought FB was so innovative!?
level 76
May 23, 2015
Facebook had a clean and somewhat innovative interface but it's two main selling points in the mid-2000s, when it overtook MySpace and Friendster in popularity, were 1) exclusivity and 2) privacy controls. Many people were upset with MySpace at the time for not having adequate privacy controls. People were being "cyber stalked" and there was no way to hide your profile, blog posts, or pictures from people you didn't want to see them, even if you were underage. Facebook made it so only your friends could see your stuff and then you could even select which pics and posts you would share with which friends... and to even see your profile and add you as a friend or message you you had to be in someone's network (at first this meant going to the same college as they did), or have friends in common. The exclusivity made FB cool and the privacy addressed a problem with MySpace that MySpace failed to address.
level 76
May 23, 2015
Friendster just never caught on in the US or anywhere that I'm aware of except for the Philippines, and so it never gained the critical mass necessary for such a site to work. People sign on to social networking sites to keep in touch with their friends and see what they're doing. For a while every young person had a MySpace account, when Facebook came around pretty much everyone in college had an account, and now basically everybody, even your grandma and your ex-girlfriend's goldfish has a facebook page. If you signed on to Friendster and nobody you knew was there of course you wouldn't stick around long.
level 58
Dec 30, 2015
I tried Humvee, which I thought was the proper name. Oh well!
level 66
Mar 9, 2016
Blu-ray technically won the battle between the two formats, but I certainly don't know many people that used blu-ray all that much. it was a short term place holder before we all switched over to downloaded or streamed content
level 66
May 12, 2019
Thank you for making an exception and accepting the Guvanotor's 1st name.