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April Fools' Quiz #6

Can you guess the 100% factual answers to these questions?
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What country invented the word "soccer"?
America
What is the correct plural of the word octopus?
Octopi
What creatures do etymologists study?
Insects
In the Bible, they were named Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar.
What are they better known as?
The Three Wise
Men
What company makes chicken nuggets with a disgusting substance known as "pink slime"?
McDonald's
What's the biggest city on the island of Hawaii?
Honolulu
What area is devoid of animal life due to a nuclear disaster that happened there in 1986?
Chernobyl
What American city has the highest levels of lead in its drinking water?
Flint
Just a tiny drop of this can be detected by a shark from over a mile away. What is it?
Blood
What is the biggest country in Central America?
Mexico
What is the southernmost point on the continent of Africa?
Cape Horn
On what British holiday do people punch each other?
Boxing Day
What can humans see that dogs and cats can't?
Colors
What country is the island of Transylvania a part of?
Australia
What type of animal sleeps standing up, but is sometimes tipped over by
thrill-seeking rural teenagers?
Cow
In what country are the citizens known as "Sherpas"?
Nepal
Who ran through the streets of Boston yelling "The British are Coming" and ringing a bell?
Paul Revere
What sport's greatest champion was named Jack Nicholson?
Golf
What species of ape did humans evolve from about 4 million years ago?
Chimpanzees
What article of clothing indicates an expert level of karate skill?
Black Belt
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level 85
Jan 8, 2019
Mexico is totally in Central America because my arbitrary definition of regions is better than your arbitrary definition of regions. Also, Cyprus… Europe…
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level 59
Apr 1, 2019
The funny thing is that in Estonian schools, Mexico is actually taught as part of Central America. It kinda makes sense because culturally, linguistically and historically, Mexico is closer to Central America than Northern America. I've rarely seen any English-language sources include Mexico in Central America, though.
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level 77
Apr 1, 2019
Central America is part of North America, so, if you're in Central America you're also in North America.
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level 40
Apr 16, 2019
Is it bad that I aced this?
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level 77
Jan 8, 2019
I've never heard anyone say that Transylvania is in Australia.
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level 71
Jan 8, 2019
I guess they get it confused with Tasmania? I didn't get it, either.
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level 78
Jan 8, 2019
Pretty sure I got credit when I typed Austria (glossed over the island thing and was just working eastern/central Europe)... which is a little generous.
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level 70
Jan 9, 2019
"Island" was the clue for me.
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level 79
Apr 1, 2019
Yeah, that one seemed a bit of a stretch.
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level 50
Apr 1, 2019
That one got me too, I was guessing European countries, never have I heard of the Australia/Transylvania connection.
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level 68
Apr 1, 2019
I only got it because I've mixed up Transylvania and Tasmania before myself.
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level 50
Apr 1, 2019
I mix it up all the time and even during the quiz, I was like "why is this in the April Fool's Quiz? It's just the normal, correct answer".
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level 50
Apr 5, 2019
Transylvania is in Romania in eastern Europe. Tasmania is an island off Australia. I was super confused then realized it's an April Fool's quiz lol
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level 81
Jan 8, 2019
"Chimpanzee" is not a species. I suggest you accept Pan Troglodyte or Pan Paniscus if you want to keep this question.
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level 66
Jan 8, 2019
Neither did humans evolve from chimpanzees. That it is incorrect is kind of the entire point of the question.
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level 71
Jan 8, 2019
r/woosh?
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level 34
Apr 1, 2019
r/ihavereddit
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level 77
Jan 8, 2019
The current OED lists "octopi" as an acceptable plural.
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level 80
Jan 8, 2019
same pattern as the plural of hippopotamus and wotaclotamus
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level 66
Jan 8, 2019
I think the question counts in this category because it suggest that octopi is the correct plural not just an acceptable plural.
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level 68
Apr 1, 2019
Am I the only one who tried octopussy for that one?
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level 63
Apr 1, 2019
And dictionaries list figuratively as a definition of literally. Language evolves faster than grammar scolds would like.
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
Well, the OED is not just any ol' lame dictionary.
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level 73
Oct 29, 2019
Nah, Octopi is equal to roughly 25.13
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level 81
Jan 8, 2019
Honolulu is on the island of Oahu, not the island of Hawaii. Based upon the way the question is worded I would expect the answer to be Hilo.
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level 77
Jan 8, 2019
I think the goal in these April Fools quizzes is to give a wrong answer that many people think is right.
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level 71
Jan 8, 2019
God, can't you people read? It says the answers are 100% factual right in the instructions.
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level 76
Jan 8, 2019
To be fair, they might just be bad at math.
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level 63
Jan 10, 2019
best comment ever
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level 59
Apr 1, 2019
It's bacon!
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level 77
Jan 8, 2019
It's called the midnight *ride*, not the midnight *run*.
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level 73
Apr 1, 2019
Great movie!
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level 82
Jan 8, 2019
Must force myself not to read the comments on an April Fools quiz.
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level 75
Jan 8, 2019
I can't help myself
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level 66
Jan 8, 2019
I know, right?
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level 70
Jan 9, 2019
It's worth it because of the responses!
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level 67
Apr 1, 2019
Are you kidding? The comments are the best part!
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level 84
Jan 8, 2019
Consider just accepting wise men? Especially as the count of 3 is just as fact-based as the rest of the quiz.
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level 74
Jan 8, 2019
its hard to guess wrong answers.
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level 52
Apr 1, 2019
Yeah what was wrong with that question?
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level 67
Apr 1, 2019
The wise men are never named (or, for that matter, numbered) in the Bible.
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level 76
Jan 8, 2019
Everything looks good, except the punching holiday question. It's not just a British holiday. Traditionally, people punch each other in all Commonwealth countries on that day.
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level 71
Jan 8, 2019
I have to confess, until I was like 28, I thought that Boxing Day was actually to celebrate and honor the sport of pugilism. Then I spent my first Christmas in Canada and felt deeply, deeply stupid.
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level 77
Jan 9, 2019
Haha! samiamco! I am Canadian and I missed this answer because it has never occurred to me to associate boxing day with the sport of boxing. Facepalm when I saw it.
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level 62
Feb 13, 2019
I didn't know the answer. Apparently it's not Slapsgiving.
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level 68
Apr 1, 2019
we start by drinking a drink called punch until we are punch-drunk
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level 73
Jul 4, 2019
I see where you're getting confused - the trick with the Boxing Day one is that we actually punch each other all year round
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level 70
Jan 9, 2019
I love this quizzes. The questions/answers are fun and then the comments are even more fun. Kudos, Quizmaster. The April Fools quizzes must be very hard to compose.
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level 69
Jan 11, 2019
Happy... Janurary fools?
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level 76
Jan 13, 2019
Boxing Day made me laugh, but I got it right away. I've never heard of anyone saying "Cape Horn" before, though. Is that really a thing?
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level 75
Jan 13, 2019
Cape Horn is the name for the southern tip of South America.
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level 72
Jan 16, 2019
Now that's another April Fools answer! The southernmost tip of South America is not Cape Horn! See the Cape Horn Wikipedia entry which states Although [Cape Horn is] not the most southerly point of South America (which are the Diego Ramírez Islands)…
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level 77
Apr 1, 2019
I never heard anyone make this mistake, either, but I guess people might confuse Cape Horn, Cape Town, and the Cape of Good Hope. Why not? I don't think it's a common misconception, though. Several of these questions fall into the same category... plausible mistake... but not a common misconception. Which doesn't match with the first 5 installments.
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
I think the mistake is probably helped by confusing it with the Horn of Africa?
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level 27
Feb 1, 2019
America is not a country but a continent. USA apparently is not a valid answer tho...
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level 73
Feb 6, 2019
*rolls eyes* here we go....
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level 62
Feb 13, 2019
USA worked fine for me as a type-in.
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level 77
Apr 1, 2019
He's as good at typing as he is at geography.
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level 77
Apr 1, 2019
Please put "what is the name of the continent where you would find both New York City and Buenos Aires?" on April Fools Quiz 7
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level 58
Mar 8, 2019
As a Brit, the first thing I tried that came to mind was "first of the month" haha. It took me ages to figure out it meant boxing day- I didn't realise that was specific to us
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level 61
Apr 1, 2019
It's not, it is observed here in Canada and in other Commonwealth countries too. We used to joke about this as kids but I had no idea anyone could be dumb enough to believe it...
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
Hey! I represent that remark! But in my defense, and all Americans, we don't generally put away our Christmas decorations that fast. People will go till New Year's Day at least; traditionalists will go through till Epiphany on the 6th. As for me, I take my decorations down by the end of February, whether the tree is dead or not! :-P
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level 68
Apr 1, 2019
It's as specific to Britain is it is to pugilism
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level 62
Apr 1, 2019
We have Boxing Day here in NZ, but I couldn't think of the answer as I don't associate it with boxing! I was thinking of "A pinch and a punch for the first of the month"!
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level ∞
Apr 1, 2019
Disturbing also how the media distorts the safety of water in Flint. Water in Flint has improved a lot and is actually safe. People believe what they want to believe though. In fact, I would hazard to guess that most people who read this comment won't click the link or read the article, and instead will continue to see Flint as a place with uniquely unsafe water.
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level 59
Apr 1, 2019
I drink the stuff and wrong is nothing with me.
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level 76
Apr 3, 2019
What's really sad is that there are many towns and cities in the US with much higher lead levels than Flint, but they aren't getting the attention (or the bucks to fix it.)
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level ∞
Apr 4, 2019
The more I learn about this the more it makes me angry. Here is a study about lead concentration in children in Flint. Despite a slight uptick in recent years, the lead concentration of tested children in Flint has fallen by huge amounts and is almost exactly at the national level. Here is the money chart from the study. Media coverage on this issue is deeply irresponsible.
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level 45
Apr 1, 2019
Octopus is derived from the Latin language. Therefore, the plural of octopus would not be octopi but octopuses. Also, evolution has never been proven, so the question about what apes humans evolve from is arbitrary.
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level 61
Apr 1, 2019
It's a joke quiz for April Fool's Day, you're meant to guess the common misconception for each!
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level 68
Apr 1, 2019
Funny, I thought octopi as a plural would make sense just because it is derived from Latin - that is, when you look at it superficially. Then, of course, you realize that -pus is a separate suffix, the plural of which is not pi - otherwise, people might start complaining how pi is actually Greek...
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level 68
Apr 1, 2019
The obliviousness of the first point nicely dovetails with the ignorance of the second.
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
Yeah, I'm not why sure the previous commenters missed the hidden lede about evolution. I'm wondering how he got to level 45.
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level 63
Apr 1, 2019
I just looked up the entomology of the word "soccer".
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level 58
Apr 1, 2019
etymology :)
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level 62
Apr 1, 2019
idiotology
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
Great! Thanks for the laughs! I'll send you some of our national anthems from Austria (see "April fools quiz 3")!
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level 63
Apr 1, 2019
Entoms?
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level 58
Apr 1, 2019
I never do well on April Fools' quizzes.
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level 65
Apr 1, 2019
Etymologist: an expert in etymology, the history of a linguistic form (such as a word) shown by tracing its development since its earliest recorded occurrence in the language where it is found, by tracing its transmission from one language to another, by analyzing it into its component parts, by identifying its cognates in other languages, or by tracing it and its cognates to a common ancestral form in an ancestral. an expert of insects is an entomologist
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level 62
Apr 1, 2019
Idiotologist: someone who explains the definitions of etymologist and entomologist on an April Fools Quiz comments section
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level 77
Apr 1, 2019
Did you make some of these up? I never knew anyone to confuse etymology and entomology, or, worse, Transylvania and Tasmania (I assume that's what you were going for?)... I was totally lost for both of those.

And what's with the Mexico question? Is the reason it's on here supposed to be that Mexico is not a part of Central America? Because if you just google Central America map about 20-25% of the results include it. I don't think there's a canonical Central America that specifically and authoritatively excludes Mexico any more than there's a canonical Middle East that includes or excludes Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, or Armenia. It's a bit open to interpretation.
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level 58
Apr 1, 2019
I think you should accept Cape of Good Hope for the southern tip of Africa.
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level 48
Apr 1, 2019
oof
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level 58
Apr 1, 2019
Oof?
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level 76
Apr 16, 2019
I know what you're doing here... Another good April's Fool swerveball
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level 54
Apr 1, 2019
jack nicholson in golf?? I assume you are considering jack nicklaus instead. At least there are 5 or 6 questions which are totally wrong!! Transylvania instead of Tasmania??? Americas a country??
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level 67
Apr 1, 2019
Yes, at least!
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level 80
Apr 1, 2019
I'm shocked, SHOCKED, that incorrect answers are on this quiz!!
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level 77
Apr 1, 2019
5 or 6?? I only managed to find a couple. Which others do you think might not be accurate?
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level 58
Apr 1, 2019
Quite a few inaccuracies unfortunately. Here are the correct answers:

1. Serbia, as Nikola Tesla invented everything.
2. If there are two of them, hexadecapus. If there are more than that it depends.
3. Crocodiles
4. Foolish men
5. Cambridge Analytica
6. Hanoi
7. Hiroshima and Nagasaki
8. One study I saw lead me to believe it was Loafers Glory, North Carolina.
9. Dynamite
10. Kansas
11. Cape Town
12. Valentine's Day
13. The Andromeda Galaxy
14. Sealand
15. The flamingo
16. Any country where people are supposed to be wurpers but can't be bothered
17. Donald Trump
18. Synchronised diving
19. God
20. A shoe which has been split in half just by you putting your foot into it.
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level 47
Apr 1, 2019
Cape Horn is NOT in Africa. It's South America. Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point of Africa.
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level 77
Apr 1, 2019
Where is Cape Canuck located? If I had to guess I'd say it's somewhere deep inside Uranus.
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level 67
Apr 1, 2019
I LOVE how many people just don't understand the point of these quizzes. it's hilarious!
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level 52
Apr 2, 2019
As of yesterday, Mexico is actually three countries according to a Fox "news" chyron.
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level 51
Apr 2, 2019
Wow! Where to start? The Bible doesn't name the wise men and it certainly doesn't give them names. Story is found in Matthew chapter 2. Also, Honolulu is on the island of Oahu--Try Hilo for the island of Hawaii. Mexico is generally NOT considered part of Central America. And finally, humans, like other creatures, never evolved from anything else. We were created by God!
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level 51
Apr 3, 2019
Given your comment, it's clear to me that some people never evolved.
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level 44
Apr 2, 2019
Mexico in not located in central America
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level 51
Apr 3, 2019
And your title reading skills aren't located anywhere about a kindergarten reading comprehension level.
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level 61
Apr 2, 2019
Transylvania is part of Romania, not Australia. You might want to correct that. Tasmania belongs to Australia. Mexico is technically North America - not Central. (NAFTA might be a hint) People believe this stuff -- Let's not misinform children who take these quizzes.
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level 51
Apr 3, 2019
but... but... the whole point of the quiz is that they are all wrong. Glad you didn't have a problem with any of the other answers...
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level 73
Jul 6, 2019
Please direct all complaints to Jenny on 867-5309
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level 62
Apr 4, 2019
Should accept the planet Transexual for location of the galaxy of Transylvania
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level 77
Jul 6, 2019
I met a sweet transvestite from there once.
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level 69
Jul 30, 2019
To me it sounds more like that people would answer Cape of Good Hope/Cape Town for the southernmost African point instead of Cape Horn.