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April Fools' Quiz #3

Can you guess the 100% factual answers to these questions?
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
First submittedSeptember 30, 2013
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Question
Answer
What is the Japanese word for "raw fish"?
Sushi
What is the term for food that is grown without the use of pesticides?
Organic
Who had trouble funding his naval voyages, because people thought the world was flat?
Christopher Columbus
What disease can be caused by cracking one's knuckles?
Arthritis
What is the largest dessert on Earth?
Sahara
What is the only bear native to Australia?
Koala Bear
What country's national anthem is "Edelweiss"?
Austria
What chemical, commonly found in Chinese food, causes
headaches, sweating, and nausea?
MSG
What type of breast implant causes cancer?
Silicon
What common household object will double in weight after 8 years?
(Due to dead skin and dust mites)
Mattress
What food, often associated with weddings, will cause birds to explode if they eat it?
Rice
What grammatical error is the phrase "to boldly go" an example of?
Split Infinitive
Who said "let them eat cake"?
Marie Antoinette
According to the Quran, how many virgins will be given to Islamic martyrs?
72
Who fiddled while Rome burned?
Nero
What major country has never won a war without the help of military allies?
France
On what day of the year does Mexico celebrate its independence?
May 5th
Who invented the automobile and the assembly line?
Henry Ford
What rock band refers to themselves as "Knights in Satan's Service"?
KISS
What U.S. government agency invented velcro?
NASA
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level 54
Nov 11, 2013
I'm fairly sure "to boldly go" IS a split infinitive.
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level 52
Apr 1, 2014
It is, but split infinitives aren't grammatical errors.
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level 80
Apr 1, 2018
i'd like to completely agree
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level 82
May 12, 2014
It's not ungrammatical, but some consider it poor style.
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level 63
Nov 28, 2019
It is ingrammarly.
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level 62
Apr 1, 2016
Correct. I dislike that question because it doesn't fit with the style of the rest of the questions.
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level 37
Feb 25, 2014
September 16 is Mexico's Independence Day, not May 5. Cinco de Mayo is an American celebration, not a Mexican one.
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level 77
Apr 1, 2014
So the first 16 answers look all right to you?
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level 50
Apr 1, 2014
^^^ This
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level 38
Nov 18, 2018
Singletary: Mexicans celebrate "Cinco de Mayo" as a date marking victory in their war against France in the late 1800's. Though more is made of the celebration stateside than in Mexico because it has morphed into a celebration of Mexican heritage.
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level 73
Apr 1, 2019
I thought it was an excuse for people to drink lots of corona and dos equis on a random day/night.
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level 49
Apr 1, 2019
It's a great time to celebrate the bravery of our Mexican sisters and brothers here in Arizona.
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level 28
Apr 3, 2019
Still not quite right. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of a battle, not a war. You are correct that it did not occur during the war for independence.
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level 53
Apr 6, 2019
Heh...wrong because you missed the point of the quiz. Funny because you didn't notice all the "wrong" answers preceding this one. And wrong again because Mexicans do celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
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level 31
Apr 1, 2014
Antarctica is actually the worlds largest desert
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level 84
Apr 1, 2014
Is it sweet, delicious, and served after meals?
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level 68
Apr 1, 2019
you may be thinking of Baked Alaska
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level 52
Apr 1, 2019
I swear to God I guessed that like 5 times I was so confused because of the spelling.
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level 53
Apr 1, 2014
We tend to get drop bear infestations in the UK when on Cub and Scout camps!
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level 77
Apr 1, 2014
Love these quizzes. They are very similar to my Are You Too Dumb To Live quizzes, though the way these are formatted and executed generate more humorous comments.
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level 45
Apr 1, 2014
Omg these comments *facepalm*
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level 58
Apr 2, 2014
Laughs Out Loud. For real.
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level 78
Apr 1, 2014
I still wonder what's false about Columbus but everyone has misconceptions ^^.
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level 78
Apr 1, 2014
After a little check, I realize that I should have known that. So, nobody believed that the earth was flat (of course, the Ptolemy model), and Colombus had difficulties mainly because he was too ambitious.
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level 76
Jun 12, 2014
Surely you don't mean my second grade teacher was wrong???
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level 68
Apr 1, 2019
My understanding is that some people who weren't well-educated or involved in sailing imagined the earth was flat, but that the roundness of the earth was well-known among all the people who would have mattered for organising a voyage like his.
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level 77
Apr 1, 2014
The misconception is that Columbus was some visionary that thought the Earth was round when everyone else believed it to be flat and that's why he kept getting turned down for funds to make his voyage. In truth every educated person already knew the Earth was spherical at that point, and Columbus' calculations were waaay off so his plan to sail West to Asia was actually doomed to failure and he did in fact fail. He just lucked out that he ran into land in the Caribbean before his crew all died.
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level 49
Apr 1, 2019
Colombus was a hero and an ambassador for God.
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level 67
Apr 1, 2019
@Cooldrive - April Fools!
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level 77
Apr 2, 2019
He wasn't nearly as bad as some people recently have made him out to be, but I don't know how that makes him a hero.
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level 53
Apr 6, 2019
And he was much worse than some others make him out to be.
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level 77
Oct 21, 2019
yes, that's also true
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level 84
Apr 1, 2014
Gah, almost missed the implant question because I stopped at silicon. Stupid polymers.
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level 71
Sep 17, 2016
That would make 4 of us. (I did it twice :-P)
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level 49
Apr 1, 2019
Got breast implants?
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level ∞
Mar 15, 2017
Sorry about that. Changed the answer to silicon. Thanks!
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level 71
Mar 22, 2017
I'm thinking that if if you actually did have *silicon* breast implants, you might actually die of cancer, or some horrific infection, or possibly a gunshot wound to the head.
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level 74
Mar 5, 2019
This was the comment I was looking for. SiliCONE is a polymer. Silicon is a metalloid element on the periodic table. Thus, why it's April Fool's.
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
Yes, I'm all caught up with that. I was amusing myself with the concept of having metal boobs.
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level 73
Nov 26, 2019
And a silly cone breast is one worn by Madonna sometimes, though you couldn't really call them implants
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level 73
Apr 1, 2014
I love love love these quizzes. But I love love love more the commenters who just don't get it. Makes my day.
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level 71
Apr 1, 2014
These are the best, great job. But some of the comments...good grief. They're almost as good as some of the answers.
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level 37
Apr 1, 2014
God, I love the comment sections on these quizzes, seeing people not know that this entire quiz is based off of common misconceptions is hilarious.
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level 76
Jun 12, 2014
I'm guessing some non-Americans and non-Europeans aren't familiar with April Fool's Day and don't realize the entire quiz is a hoax.
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level 49
Apr 1, 2019
That's another one, right?
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level 71
Sep 17, 2016
They're like the guy in the office or the kid in the class walking around with the "Kick Me Hard" sign taped to his back.
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level 29
Apr 1, 2014
Quiz was funny, but the comments are hilarious... Thanks everybody!
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level ∞
Apr 1, 2014
Too many people are in on the joke this year! You should really check out #1, and #2. Also because I'm proud of my photoshopping on the thumbnail for #1.
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level 29
Apr 1, 2014
Will do. Thanks much!
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level 29
Apr 1, 2014
I just did. You're right about the thumbnail. My favorite question was how to 'spell' the capital of Kentucky. Comments were even better.
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level 53
Jan 6, 2018
Wow, didn't even notice that until you mentioned it. Nice.
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level 58
Apr 2, 2014
Grrrrr. I didn't get "mattress" because I answered "bed." Phooey.
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level 82
May 12, 2014
And I went with "pillow", then "duvet". And bed, sofa, carpet... forgot there's a mattress too :)
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level 63
Nov 28, 2019
I tried cover, bed spread, pillow, then finally remembered the proper english term for what you put on your bed, duvet, then tried cushion. Finally thought of mattress (maybe one or 2 answers earlier). But apparently there is an e in it! What?!? Tried mattrass matrass mattras, then plurals then gave up. Thought of couch etc but moved on
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level 71
Sep 17, 2016
I tried bath towel. ewwww
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level 68
Apr 1, 2019
So you never wash your towels, then?
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level 49
Apr 2, 2014
I read "beer" instead of "bear" and kept trying to type Foster's.
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level 58
Apr 3, 2014
What's wrong with the Organic question? Isn't that organic?
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level 76
Jun 12, 2014
I'm assuming it's because there are many organic pesticides which are approved for use.
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level 52
Apr 1, 2019
Organic includes many more things than just no pesticides.
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
It doesn't even include "no pesticides".
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level 63
Nov 28, 2019
You buy organic to make sure you dont bite into plastic or wax apples..
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level 15
Apr 13, 2014
The Japanese word for raw fish is not sushi, it's sashimi. Very incorrect!
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level 77
Apr 21, 2014
What's Japanese for "April Fool!"?
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level 50
Nov 18, 2014
エイプリルフール
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level 17
Apr 23, 2014
Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16th you idiot
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level 71
Sep 17, 2016
bwaaahahahaha!!!
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level 35
Dec 3, 2016
I haven't smiled in months, but this finally did it.
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level 52
Apr 1, 2019
Smiling can actually trick your brain into being happy.
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level 25
Apr 28, 2014
Haha awesome quiz even though i only got like half of them. I guess i need to go read up on my "facts"! The comments are just too funny.
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level 22
Jun 2, 2014
Can you accept 'sillicone', didn't work for me!
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level 71
Sep 17, 2016
And while we're at it, could you also accept Silly Cone too?
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level 56
Jun 12, 2014
PLEASE change it from 'dessert' to 'desert! And Nero did not 'fiddle', he played a lute.
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level 80
Nov 18, 2014
Oh boy....
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level 76
Dec 28, 2015
He probably didn't play a lute either, he probably just sang, but that's beside the point.
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level 71
Sep 17, 2016
Nero played the banjo. Look it up.
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level 68
Apr 1, 2019
I don't usually like using the acronym 'lol' - but this time it so fits! XD
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level 77
Apr 2, 2019
Hard to pull off with his lucky fin.
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level 35
Dec 3, 2016
Quoting others: "So the other 18 answers are right?"
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level 52
Apr 1, 2019
And he didn't play any instruments, he actually wasn't in Rome at the time and had to rush there to help with the rescue effort. (which is why this answer is in the April Fools quiz.)
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level 40
Apr 1, 2019
Um no everyone knows that he was in an acapella group sis look it up :)
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
Oh geez, I never even noticed the "dessert" part! But even if desert was spelled correctly, the answer still works (for this quiz, anyway). I guess I'm looking for a way to give LadyQuizling some sort of benefit of the doubt.
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level 52
Jun 12, 2014
This is like the TV show QI. Every answer would be accompanied by flashing lights and klaxons and Alan Davies losing 10 points. Very good quiz by the way!
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level 77
Dec 15, 2014
The schizophrenia question was already on AFQ #2. One of Quizmaster's other personalities must have made that one.
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level 52
Apr 1, 2019
That's not... how schizophrenia works.
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level 77
Apr 1, 2019
cool. Let us know when you figure out how these quizzes work.
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
Ha! Kal! That was meta af.
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level 63
Nov 28, 2019
Clearly he does, if you have read the comments you would see he is explaining stuff to others. If he was one of the people claiming a certain answer was wrong, not getting the concept of the quiz, then you would have a valid joke (still not funny to my taste, but perhaps to others). Kind of takes the punchline out of things if you aim it at someone that clearly does get how the quiz works.
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level 28
Mar 29, 2015
antartica is the largest dessert in the world not sahara
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level 45
May 2, 2015
Read the comments above...
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level 35
Dec 3, 2016
I haven't found Antartica anywhere on the map. Maybe you were talking about Antarctica?
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level 72
Mar 17, 2017
To be fair, Antartica does sound more like a dessert.
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level 63
Nov 28, 2019
I think you all are thinking of Tartica, obviously the biggest dessert.
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level 82
Mar 15, 2017
Dessert? It doesn't fit on a plate of any kind. It's a desert. (Desserts is stressed spelled backwards, that's how I learned which is which.)
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level 71
Oct 4, 2017
The way I learned it involved how many s's are in each word. You would only want to have to cross the deSert once, but wouldn't mind eating deSSert twice.
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level 73
Apr 1, 2019
the double S in dessert stands for "Strawberry Shortcake".
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level 21
May 28, 2015
This quiz is awful. Marie Antoinette never said 'let them eat cake', cracking knuckles does not cause arthritis and koalas are not a type of bear.
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level 35
Dec 3, 2016
People like you are killing my brain cells, like alcohol does.
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level 62
Jan 15, 2017
Which makes this quiz brilliant!
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
I'm sad we never hear from these people ever again. One has to assume they delete their accounts and start over with new ones due to the overwhelming shame.
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level 51
Apr 3, 2019
And midgeman02 never got the joke
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level 34
Aug 18, 2015
Its an APRIL FOOLS QUIZ!
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level 40
Aug 27, 2015
Can we accept bed as mattress please
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level 78
Jan 27, 2016
only missed mattress! i tried "bed"! anyway, i feel like i'm pretty good at fake knowledge!
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level 58
Feb 20, 2016
OK, so I get that this is an April Fools quiz. So I know I am being really stupid here, but surely food grown without the use of pesticides is organic. What am I missing?
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level 80
Apr 1, 2019
The fact that it's not organic?
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
Organic produce is *not* (necessarily) grown without pesticides. There are over 20 approved pesticides US farmers can use and still keep their "Organic" certification. No pesticides at all is pretty rare.
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level 45
Apr 1, 2016
World's largest dessert? Guinness World Records Awards Friendly's Ice Cream Record for the World's Largest Dessert Party. WILBRAHAM, MA (July 18, 2013) – Friendly's Ice Cream, LLC, today announced it has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the “World's Largest Dessert Party.”Jul 18, 2013
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level 71
Jun 10, 2016
This quiz is awesome, and the comments are even better.
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level 71
Sep 17, 2016
I have to say, I am really torn about the comments section. It is hilarious messing with everyone who takes this quiz seriously. Like shooting fish in a barrel. On the other hand, it almost feels like making fun of handicapped children. But man, it is soooo funny!
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level 30
Oct 14, 2016
guys its an aprils fool quiz he put some wrong stuff on purpose.
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level 77
Mar 14, 2017
Some?
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level 63
Nov 28, 2019
Yea not all the wrong stuff in existence, just some of it. Otherwise he will have nothing left for the following years.
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level 80
Mar 15, 2017
Thank you for accepting drop bear! :-)
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level 62
Mar 16, 2017
Ugh, 'sushi' is not the Japanese word for raw fish. Check out what Wikipedia says if you don't believe me.
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level 62
Mar 17, 2017
You're absolutely right. That Wikipedia article is so clear about it.
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level 71
Mar 22, 2017
That actually might be my favorite Wikipedia article of all time.
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level 58
Aug 17, 2018
Well it was very clear. Almost comically so. But it's got a few signs on saying it needs updating, so I'm not sure how much it can be trusted... :(
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level 58
Aug 17, 2018
If you're having trouble accessing the page, try pressing the refresh button. Took about 11618091206151512 tries, but it worked.
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level 80
Apr 1, 2019
I almost didn't get that question right, but I was never gonna give you up or let you down.
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level 59
Apr 1, 2017
Is "desert" misspelled or is it part of the joke?
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level 69
Jun 4, 2017
I actually have arthritis from cracking my joints all my life. and what's wrong with the split infinitive answer!
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level 73
Jun 14, 2017
Wandering Walrus
1. No, you haven't. You have arthritis because that's what happens to a lot of people as they get older.
2. A split infinitive is not an error
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level 69
Jun 9, 2017
I'm glad there was enough time in the quiz to guess every integer until I hit the virginal jackpot
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level 51
Apr 3, 2019
That was a great sentence. Thank you
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level 48
Dec 21, 2017
I had never heard of a drop bear before...that's funny.
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level 47
Feb 16, 2018
Put "bed" instead of "mattress"
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level 35
Mar 26, 2018
Who else thinks that everybody posting dumb comments on this quiz should have their JetPunk levels reset to zero?
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level 55
Aug 22, 2018
conservatopia, the dumb comments are all part of the fun. Can someone explain the drop bear for me please?
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level 65
Jan 21, 2019
You can look it up on Wikipedia! But the "drop bear" became famous from an ad for Bundaberg Rum where the mascot, a huge polar bear, fell from a tree and scared some girls from overseas. Aussie boys came to the rescue, and they all drank Bundy Rum happily ever after. There was a series of ads where the bear would help out the guys. (You can see them on Youtube) Aussies can correct me if I am wrong. However, there have been some recorded sightings in different parts of Australia - and these aren't the mascot!
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level 73
Nov 26, 2019
Drop bears prey on humans by spending their time up in trees waiting. When they spot someone below, they drop out of the tree onto whoever is walking beneath them.

Honest.
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level 27
Jan 16, 2019
When did America win a war on its own???
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level 50
Apr 1, 2019
Is that a serious question?
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level 50
Apr 1, 2019
The war of 1812, the Mexican American war, the Civil War of course, the Gulf War, Desert Storm, the Iraq War, Afghanistan...
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level 60
Apr 1, 2019
For the last 5 wars the USA had a lot of help from other nations (sadly).
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level 46
Apr 2, 2019
Can't tell if you're joking. BUT, I'll bite - 1812 - USA tries to nick bits of Canada, gets its capital burnt down (and had tonnes of help from the French), Civil War - winning a war by fighting yourselves seems a touch desperate (and you also lost), Desert Storm and the Gulf war is the same war, and there were 5 other major nations, same with Iraq again and Afghanistan. I might give you Mexico. 1/7's not a great score though!
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level 43
Feb 16, 2019
Can you accept "bed" for mattress?
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level 44
Mar 25, 2019
Mexico's independence is September 16. Not may 5th. On May 5th Mexico celebrates winning a very important battle, but won its independence on September.
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
So you're good with all the other answers?
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level 58
Apr 1, 2019
Is desert spelt 'dessert' intentionally?
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level 72
Apr 1, 2019
Is "spelled" spelled "spelt" intentionally?
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
Yes, it is. The British use past tense verb forms like spelt, burnt, spilt, etc. And yes, it's correct.
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level 58
Apr 6, 2019
Yes; I tend to use 'spelled, burned, spilled' etc. for simple past, but 'spelt, burnt, spilt' etc. for past participle. I'm from Malaysia
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level 58
Apr 6, 2019
But is desert spelt 'dessert' intentionally in the quiz??
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level 58
Apr 28, 2019
Someone please tell me :)
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level 29
Apr 1, 2019
The Austrian National anthem is Land der Berge, Land am Strome...
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
Er no, it's actually "Down Under" by Men at Work.
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level 64
Apr 1, 2019
oh very well done ::wild applause::
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level 62
Apr 2, 2019
Don't be so reckless!
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level 66
Apr 1, 2019
Aww, sodium glutamate wasn't accepted.
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level 30
Apr 1, 2019
Great April's Fools quiz! Could you accept "glutamate" for MSG? I wasn't aware of this abbreviation
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level 48
Apr 1, 2019
Koalas are not bears – they are marsupials and their correct name is ‘Koalas’
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level 73
Apr 1, 2019
You're right, the correct answer should be Drop Bear.
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level 26
Apr 1, 2019
Aren't drop bears just a myth?
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level 80
Apr 1, 2019
That's just what they want you to think. Until......
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
But you didn't have any issues with any of the other questions?
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level 75
Apr 1, 2019
People's inability to grasp the concept of these quizzes is the best thing about these quizzes.
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level 55
Apr 1, 2019
Can you accept "bed" as a write-in for "mattress"
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level 70
Apr 1, 2019
If there's a vote I'd get behind this motion!
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level 65
Apr 1, 2019
This is my favorite one so far. The breast implant one and the dessert one made me LOL.
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level 63
Apr 1, 2019
Columbus did not wear a horned helmet
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level 57
Apr 2, 2019
Antarctica is not a desert by the way. Categories should not be redefined out from under the concept they were originally meant to describe. The Sahara is the largest desert. A tomato is a vegetable. Pluto is a planet.
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level 43
Apr 2, 2019
So is the world's largest dessert pie, cake, or what?
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level 77
Apr 2, 2019
The Ziggy Pig. The single greatest ice cream spectacle known to man.
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level 61
Apr 2, 2019
4/20
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level 39
May 9, 2019
Can u add bed for matress
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level 69
Jun 11, 2019
I just took this quiz for the comments.
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level 63
Nov 28, 2019
You can read them without taking the quiz ;)