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April Fools' Quiz #11

Can you guess the 100% factual answers to these questions?
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What popular board game's mascot wears a top hat and monocle?
Monopoly
In which U.S. state is the tallest mountain known as "Pike's Peak"?
Colorado
What group of Spanish islands got their name from the little yellow birds that live there?
Canary Islands
What concrete dome in Rome was built as a temple dedicated to the god Pan?
The Pantheon
What method of transportation do 94% of Frenchmen use to commute to work?
Trains
What group of Mesoamerican people mysteriously disappeared forever around 1000 BC?
Mayans
What was the name of the North Vietnamese army during the Vietnam War?
Viet Cong
Which Egyptian ruler was known in her time as one of the most beautiful women in the world?
Cleopatra
What Roman wall, built in 122 BC, still defines the official border
between England and Scotland?
Haydrian's Wall
Who was Queen of England during the life of author Jane Austen?
Queen Victoria
What disease killed 9 of the 10 oldest people in the world in 2020 and 2021?
Covid-19
What rock band was formed in 1987 by two brothers with the last name Rose and
two with the last name Gunn?
Guns and Roses
What country does the "Sandscript" language come from?
India
What award-winning movie from 2002 is based on the true story of a Roman
general who became a slave?
Gladiator
What number did the state of Indiana define, legally, as 3.2 because of uneducated
state legislators who refused to listen to science?
Pi
What tycoon calls himself a "self-made man" despite his father being a
blood emereld billionaire?
Elon Musk
What condiment did Ronald Reagan seek to legally reclassify as a vegetable?
Ketchup
What country does the chinchilla dog breed come from?
Mexico
What spice blend was originally concocted when a cook mixed all their spices together?
Allspice
What movie villain wears a hockey mask and kills his victims with a chainsaw?
Jason
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Level 81
Oct 24, 2023
It’s that time of the year again! Funny and fun quiz. Just one typo: Hadrian’s Wall is misspelled as Haydrian’s Wall.
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Level ∞
Oct 24, 2023
The quiz is 100% factual and correct.
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Level 88
Oct 24, 2023
I made a similar comment in one of the earlier quizzes, but later realized it is a part of these quizzes to have a misspelling or two ;)
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Level 81
Oct 25, 2023
Ahh, now that makes more sense. Thought it was just a regular typo. That's a good one!
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Level 73
Oct 24, 2023
Can't wait for the onslaught of nitpickers.
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Level 84
Oct 24, 2023
What's the story behind Pike's Peak?
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Level 79
Oct 24, 2023
Mt. Elbert is the highest mountain in Colorado
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Level 84
Oct 25, 2023
But what's the story about people thinking the correct answer is "Pike's Peak" (which I've never heard of)?
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Level 85
Mar 6, 2024
I had a teacher in high school who insisted Pike's Pike was the tallest mountain in the lower 48. Even as a 15 year old I knew that was nonsense. #publicschools
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Level 73
Mar 19, 2024
Pikes peak is more famous and I think there's a national park or something.
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2024
I grew up thinking it was the highest mountain not only in Colorado, but in the whole Rocky Mountain range (and possibly the whole lower 48 states). Don't know why, or if anyone officially told me that. But I definitely remember people making a big deal about it. I guess it's really prominent or has really good views or something.
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Level 79
Oct 26, 2023
No clue. A lot of these seem to lack clear stories behind them. Pike's Peak is relatively famous though, probably the most well known CO mountain.
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Level 51
Apr 1, 2024
There's an annual hill climb where people from all over the world try to drive up the entire 12.4 miles
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Level 60
Oct 24, 2023
This is indeed a factual and correct quiz. 5 stars
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Level 91
Oct 24, 2023
I love the topics that come up in these with which I'm not familiar. Now I get to decide how the clue about a jewel baron is false. I could look it up, but that's less fun.
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Level 83
Oct 24, 2023
Daddy Musk only owned "a stake" that later went under. But Musk also said a report saying his dad was pig rich from owning half a Zambian emerald mine was "accurate". It's actually hard to know what's true and not when dealing with two generations of pathological liars.
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Level 79
Oct 24, 2023
*emereld
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Level ∞
Oct 29, 2023
Yes, that is the correct spelling.
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2024
Emrled
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Level 80
Oct 24, 2023
I hate these quizzes. Either I know the answer is wrong so it pains me to type it, or, worse, I thought it was right and I'm upset to find it isn't. Happy April, though.
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Level 75
Oct 24, 2023
Tried 2CV, bicycle and Peugeot before guessing trains - didn't realise that was a such a stereotype/misconception! Fun quiz as always :)
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Level 83
Oct 25, 2023
I tried bicycle first. In the UK the stereotypical Frenchman is riding a bicycle, wearing a blue and white striped top and a beret and with a string of garlic and/or onions round his neck :)
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Level 79
Oct 25, 2023
Also tried bicycle, that's the first stereotype for French transport that came to me.
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Level 68
Apr 1, 2024
Fun fact - those actually existed! They were the "Onion Johnnies" - young men from Brittany, around Roscoff, who would go to England and Wales to sell their pink onions.

This stereotype is, however and therefore, mainly known in England and Wales...

You can read more about them here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion_Johnny

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Level 51
Apr 1, 2024
anti-vampires
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Level 56
Apr 1, 2024
I thought the onions were in case they get tired on the way and need a snack.

(It's obviously bicycle - train - what??)

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Level 84
Oct 25, 2023
Yeah, I don't know how the answer isn't bicycle. One of the ones with the huge front wheel (penny-farthing).
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2024
I think baguette should be accepted.
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Level 77
Oct 25, 2023
I understand the nature of this series, but I'm not picking up on the spelling of Hadrian's Wall.
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Level 59
Oct 25, 2023
Its correct, “Hadrian” is not
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Level 57
Apr 3, 2024
I ...don't think Newcastle is in Scotland. The wall is wholly south of the England-Scotland border

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/28/47/84/28478432fa1de7fb223c8df3dea3c442.png

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Level 72
Apr 4, 2024
Oh hun...
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Level 71
Apr 2, 2024
It was 122 AD not 122 BC as well.
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Level 89
Oct 25, 2023
Gladiator was filmed in 2000.
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Level 89
Apr 1, 2024
It was released in 2000, but it was filmed in 2002.
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Level 77
Apr 3, 2024
Back in those days we had to sit in the theater and wait until each scene was filmed before we could watch it.
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Level 67
Apr 4, 2024
It was groundbreaking. The first movie to be time travelled back for its release.
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Level 74
Oct 25, 2023
Only 15/20 this time. I feel so stupid. On all the others I've got 100%.
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Level 31
Apr 1, 2024
its ok you are not stupid
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Level 64
Oct 25, 2023
I don't get the one about Frenchmen. Surely it's a bicycle (wearing a beret and with a string of onions round the neck. - The Frenchman, that is, not the bike wearing a beret etc)
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Level 68
Apr 1, 2024
Fun fact - those actually existed! They were the "Onion Johnnies" - young men from Brittany, around Roscoff, who would go to England and Wales to sell their pink onions.

This stereotype is, however and therefore, mainly known in England and Wales...

You can read more about them here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion_Johnny

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Level 74
Oct 25, 2023
18/20, had a good chuckle on the Sandscript question
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Level 86
Oct 25, 2023
Apparently all this time I've been conflating Mr. Peanut with the Monopoly man.
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2024
You're not the only one.
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Level 87
Apr 1, 2024
Or even the 2nd. I was today years old upon learning this!
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Level 69
Oct 26, 2023
Okay here the fools that I found:

- The monopoly mascot does not wear a monocle

- The bird was named after the canary islands

- The Pantheon dome was not named after Pan and Pan wasn't worshipped there

- Mayans did not disappear, they're still around as a minority group in Guatemala and Mexico

- Viet Cong was a western nickname. They called themselves Viet Minh and also were largely South Vietnamese

- It's called Hadrian's Wall and it is much further south than the scottish-english border

- Only one member of Guns and Roses had Rose as his last name, none had Gunn

- It's called Sanskrit not Sandscript

- Gladiator is based on the story of a slave who became a general

- Elon Musks father did own an emerald mine, but Elon did not inherit a lot of money from it. Elon got his initial wealth because his small startup was bought by Paypal

- Reagan classified everything as a vegetable that had a certain percentage of vegetable components, not specifically ketchup

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Level 69
Oct 26, 2023
- Chihuahuas come from Mexico, chinchillas are rodents

- Jason kills his victims with a machete, not a chainsaw

The other ones I don't know about, so feel free to add those if you do

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Level 72
Oct 28, 2023
Gladiator (though a fantastic film) is not based on a true story
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Level 86
Nov 18, 2023
Pikes Peak (no apostrophe)
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Level 76
Apr 1, 2024
Also it's Mayas or Maya, not Mayans
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2024
Emerald is spelled as Emereld.
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Level 76
Oct 26, 2023
can you accept 'Voorhees'?
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Level 68
Oct 27, 2023
Erm... there's actually one wrong answer in this! I'm not going to say which, but that's pretty embarrassing for Quizmaster...
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Level 84
Oct 28, 2023
Well, I guess we'll never know which one.
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Level 88
Oct 29, 2023
I reckon the tycoon is donald trump
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2023
As an Aussie, please accept tomato sauce for ketchup
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Level 77
Nov 27, 2023
Wait...Jason didn't wear a mask and wield a chainsaw? I would have totally believed it.
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2024
He did have a hockey goalie mask from the third film on, but not in the first two, and never had a chainsaw. His signature weapon was always a machete. People often conflate Jason in Friday the 13th with Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, who of course did use a chainsaw. The latter directly influenced numerous other slasher films including Friday the 13th. However, none of the most successful ones outside the TCM franchise tend to feature a chainsaw. (No, John Kramer "Jigsaw" from the Saw films doesn't use one either. That's not how he got his nickame).
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Level 66
Apr 1, 2024
I was thinking that Leatherface is equally correct. People are just as likely to believe that his face covering is a mask.
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Level 69
Apr 4, 2024
I thought it was a Captain Kirk mask painted white, not a hockey mask.
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Level 55
Nov 30, 2023
not in the series yet
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Level 67
Mar 20, 2024
Surprised at the low score for allspice! (or maybe people thought that was true so they deliberately didn't type it and were looking for something else?)

I was clueless about sandscript, never heard of it so was guessing deserty places. Only when the answer came I got the joke. I guess that one works better when told and not written, hmm wait maybe not haha (cause then it is hard to hear which of the words they actually spoke). I guess the other way around doesn't work either (that india is in the question and sandscript the answer)

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Level 88
Apr 11, 2024
There was a question about allspice on Jeopardy today, otherwise I might have gotten that one "wrong".
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Level 77
Apr 1, 2024
Some much-needed corrections for this quiz:

-The top-hat-and-monocle-wearing board game mascot is actually Lord Chess.

-Pike's Peak is actually a market in Seattle.

-The islands were actually named after the large number of food packaging plants there, and are properly known as the Cannery Islands.

-The Pantheon is actually a temple on a hill in Athens.

-Frenchman do not actually work.

-Cleopatra did not actually exist, but was Marc Antony's "girlfriend who lives in Egypt."

-Hadrian's Wall was actually built in 2002 by Oscar-winning actor Hadrian Brody.

-The Gunn brothers and the Rose brothers actually formed the band The Doobie Brothers.

-Sandscript is actually from the country of Sandorra.

-Scientists actually supported the redefinition of pi. Well, the engineers did.

-The billionaire's name is properly spelled "Xelon Xusx."

-It is actually chihuahuas that are from Mexico, and they are a breed of rat.

-Jason is not actually the villain, as those teenagers were annoying as hell.

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Level 59
Apr 1, 2024
these are hilarious, but that last one is factual
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Level 64
Apr 1, 2024
Got a proper chuckle from me on these
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Level 59
Apr 1, 2024
I am so annoyed by the inaccuracy. Removing my jp premium.
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2024
I'm Belgian, the only reason I ever heard of Pike's Peak is because it's in an episode of Dr Quinn, Medicine woman and it takes places in Colorado.
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Level 73
Apr 1, 2024
And I thought no one else had ever watched that show
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Level 78
Apr 1, 2024
Jane Seymour made quite an impression on teenage boys when it was shown in the UK, or was that just me?
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2024
Tried tomato ketchup...not sure about US but quite often referred to as that in the UK
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Level 23
Apr 1, 2024
quizmaster = seething
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2024
Hello! Is it possible to find an explanation to these answers?
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2024
There's one above.
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Level 71
Apr 1, 2024
What's the story behing Reagan and ketchup?
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Level 72
Apr 1, 2024
Wikipedia link.

In 1981 there were proposed changes to USDA regulations that may or may not have allowed ketchup to be classified as a vegetable for the purposes of school lunch nutrition standards. Ketchup wasn't actually mentioned in the regulations. But the popular narrative was that ketchup was being reclassified to save the government money at the expense of kids' nutrition. The change never went into effect and it's probably fair to say Reagan did not personally intend to reclassify ketchup as a vegetable.

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Level 84
Apr 1, 2024
So, I can't call salsa a fruit salad?
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Level 20
Apr 1, 2024
The monopoly guy doesn't wear a monocle
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Level 59
Apr 1, 2024
No, he definitely does...
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Level 84
Apr 1, 2024
Have you ever seen a rich guy with a top hat who didn't wear a monocle? Pic
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Level 63
Apr 1, 2024
Spelling correction: "emerald".
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Level 74
Apr 1, 2024
Nah
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2024
See above.
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Level 69
Apr 1, 2024
Gladiator came out in 2000.
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Level 70
Apr 1, 2024
In fairness Musk hails from a very wealthy family
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Level 75
Apr 1, 2024
True, but I don't know that fairness had anything to do with it.
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Level 76
Apr 15, 2024
Touché.
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Level 71
Apr 1, 2024
I got the ketchup one wrong because I put tomato sauce
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Level 51
Apr 1, 2024
"Gladiator" is from 2000. And it's spelled "emerald."
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Level 48
Apr 1, 2024
Mayans never disappeared. They are still around these days. Around the year 1000 a.D. there was the Classic collapse, which wasn't even a collapse but rather a shift form west to east.
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Level 77
Apr 1, 2024
It's so good that you found the one lone inaccuracy in this April Fools' quiz.
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Level 57
Apr 2, 2024
Gladiator came out in 2000.
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Level 23
Apr 3, 2024
Boy, somebody needs to read a bit more about the etymology of the Canary Islands. It is in fact named after dogs and not birds...
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Level 84
Apr 3, 2024
But then the answer would be right, and we couldn't have that.
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Level 77
Apr 3, 2024
The question is precisely as accurate as every other question on this quiz. Oh, and it's spelled "entomology."
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Level 70
Apr 3, 2024
Jane Austen was dead before Queen Victoria became queen.
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Level 69
Apr 4, 2024
I must admit I believed the Viet Cong one. Thanks for sorting me out.
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Level 61
Apr 4, 2024
My brain is hurting now!!
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Level 53
Apr 5, 2024
Allspice may taste like a mixture of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg but it comes from one tree. it is NOT a mixture of spices.

Should be Sanskrit, not Sandscript

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Level 77
Apr 11, 2024
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools'_Day
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Level 76
Apr 15, 2024
Fewer nitpickers on this one. Maybe by April Fools' n° 20 everyone will have gotten the joke.