April Fools' Quiz #7

Can you guess the 100% factual answers to these questions?
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What Asian animal is inaccurately called a bear, despite actually being large
member of the raccoon family?
Giant Panda
What religious figure, born around 500 B.C., was morbidly obese?
Buddha
Women have 12 of this type of bone, but men only have 11. What is it?
Rib
What former city has been a nuclear wasteland since 1945 when the U.S. dropped
an atomic bomb on it?
Hiroshima
(or Nagasaki)
What are 80% of U.S. prisoners in prison for?
Drugs
Most Middle Eastern countries are Muslim. But one country in the Middle East bans
Muslims entirely. What is it?
Israel
In what building would you find a red-colored telephone that connects directly
with the Kremlin in Moscow?
White House
What type of insect got its name because of its habit of crawling into human ear canals?
Earwig
Which U.S. President had the most well-attended inauguration parade of all-time?
Donald Trump
What Old English word, used famously in "Romeo and Juliet", is a longer version
of the word "where"?
Wherefore
Who said "golf is a good walk spoiled"?
Winston Churchill
What is the smallest, and furthest away, planet of the solar system?
Pluto
What country, founded in 1922, didn't have any need for money since it was Communist?
Soviet Union
What U.S. state's capital city is Anchorage?
Alaska
What is the largest dessert in Asia?
Gobi
What country has the world's lowest fertility rate since all the women
who live there are nuns?
Vatican City
What country has by far the world's highest rate of gun violence?
United States
What was the last year of the 20th century?
1999
Who was the Serbian-American inventor that ACTUALLY invented the lightbulb?
Nikola Tesla
What famous Polish astrologist was the first person to realize that the Earth
revolves around the sun?
Nicolaus Copernicus
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Level 68
Mar 5, 2020
Great quiz! I got 100%. I didn't know some of the answers, but it was a lot of fun trying to guess them. Btw when typing "white" for "White house" I automatically get "blonde" filled in.
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Level ∞
Mar 5, 2020
Shoot. Replaced that question.
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Level 47
Mar 5, 2020
Wait, was the original question?
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Level ∞
Mar 5, 2020
You'll have to wait until next year!
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Level 76
Mar 5, 2020
The comments on the April Fools quizzes are usually folks that got worked up over these "facts". I will be making some popcorn and will come back to watch the fun. Hey, did you know that if you aim 4 cell phones at a popcorn kernel, you can get it to pop?
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Level 80
Mar 5, 2020
They're really trolling us with true or false is April Fool's actually on March 5th.
Actually, the best joke would be to award 0 points because some people care and then send all comments marked as suggestions to the trash bin.
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Level 76
Mar 5, 2020
It will be featured on 1 April I guess.
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Level 83
Mar 5, 2020
You really mean to ask for the largest dessert? Like whipped cream and strawberries and chocolate sauce sort of dessert? (I am aware it's April's fools.. but not sure if the typo is part of it or not.)
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Level ∞
Mar 5, 2020
The quiz is 100% factual and accurate.
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Level 64
Mar 5, 2020
Yum, love eating me some delicious Gobi after dinner.
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Level 78
Mar 8, 2020
I prefer Sonorran dessert. Add a sprinkle of hot pepper on top to really jazz up the flavor.
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Level 63
Apr 1, 2020
Actually Juneau is the capital of Alaska
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2020
@cpabs22 r/wooosh
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Level 72
Apr 1, 2020
cpabs22 posted his/her correction as an answer to a comment which mentions that the quiz is a joke. That's a whole new level.
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Level 79
Mar 6, 2020
The only problem with that question is the second s so yeah, I guess it's not a typo ;).
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Level 72
Mar 7, 2020
Haven’t you ever had a Gobi? It’s like a huge ice cream sundae, but instead of chocolate syrup, they use jam, and instead of sprinkles, they use gummy bears. There are still usually bananas, but whipped cream is optional, I think because the gummy bears can get lost in it, and you could choke.
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Level 38
Apr 1, 2020
I've had the Atacama it's ice cream made from a variety of camel caled the ataturk camel's milk topped off with buterscotch and peanut butter syrups.
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Level 22
Apr 2, 2020
Actually, gobi means cauliflower in Hindi, spelt gobbi and pronounced the same way lmao
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Level 71
Mar 5, 2020
I love, how you just casually dropped in one true answer.
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Level 79
Mar 6, 2020
Which one? ^^ Vatican maybe?
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Level 72
Mar 7, 2020
I am awaiting the answer to this with bated breath.
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Level 69
Apr 1, 2020
I love, how you use your commas.
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Level 55
Apr 1, 2020
Tesla?
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Level 68
Apr 2, 2020
I think it's the Gobi "Dessert"
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Level 69
Mar 5, 2020
I am so angry, at least one of these answers is wrong. WRONG! On Jetpunk! How dare you do this to my Jetpunk. (etc)
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Level 31
Apr 1, 2020
That's the point.
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Level 48
Apr 2, 2020
r/wooosh
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Level 57
Mar 5, 2020
wherefor means WHY not where! Juliet asks WHY Romeo is called Romeo since he belongs to a rival family
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Level 71
Mar 5, 2020
And there's what we've been waiting for. folks.
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Level 68
Mar 6, 2020
Of course, there's always the question, if people like elllllls are serious or do they just the bring the trolling up to the next level.
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Level 64
Mar 6, 2020
The best way to find your answer online is to state the wrong one :P
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Level 74
Mar 7, 2020
^ Indeed - Cunningham's Law
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Level 79
Mar 6, 2020
That's the only answer I didn't get. Thanks for explaining to me what "wherefore" really means :p.
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Level 78
Mar 6, 2020
These quizzes can be irritating when you know the correct answer and you have to try and figure out what others incorrectly believe.
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Level 80
Mar 6, 2020
Dang, now I really want to know the *real* answer to "What is the largest dessert in Asia?" Made me hungry . . .
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Level 71
Mar 6, 2020
Miscellaneous Dessert Pudding apparently http://www.tourismnewslive.com/2019/01/26/uds-to-create-the-biggest-miscellaneous-dessert-pudding-on-valentines-day/
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Level 72
Mar 6, 2020
2000 was the last year of the 20th century - not 1999 as posted as the correct answer in this quiz.
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Level 72
Mar 6, 2020
Congratulations! You are the one millionth user to correct a mistake in this quiz series, please click on this link to see your prize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ&t
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Level 80
Mar 7, 2020
The video starts with a 15-second ad so it Rick rolls you right back.
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Level 72
Mar 7, 2020
How are you level 71 exactly?
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Level 82
Mar 17, 2020
Not by doing all the April Fools quizzes, apparently.
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Level 71
Mar 6, 2020
I don't know whether to feel really smart that I got 100% with plenty of time to spare OR whether I'm really dumb because I knew all the "right" answers.
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Level 78
Mar 6, 2020
Did you misspell it as "dessert" as part of the April Fool's joke, or is that an accident?
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Level 63
Apr 1, 2020
Also, the Gobi Desert is the largest desert in Asia by area (provided one spells 'desert' correctly).
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Level 67
Mar 7, 2020
Hah this is the first one of these where during the quiz I forgot the quiz theme for a few questions haha. Was because I had no idea of the answer anyway, the prison and muslim question. And actually sort of the opposite of some others here, the Shakespeare question was what snapped me back into reality. (though with the few before I was like, really?? but shrugged it off and continued.)

And I knew earwigs don't go anywhere near ears (have had em in my pants though, it hurts like hell when they get you, and are rather trigger happy, they only slightly need to be in a pinch, haha (that one wasnt planned, wonder if the term is related) Have had that happen several times! I think most of the times was when I was sitting on a loungebed or outside couch, they were hiding in the nooks and crannies, the folds of fabric or metal hollow joints.They are assholes haha. I sort of read that one as where people think it comes from.

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Level 67
Mar 7, 2020
And I always wonder about the stats on these quizes. Are percentages higher on some questions because people are good at knowing the wrong answers, or bad at knowing the right ones.. You cant see in the stats who were fooled or not ! Unfortunately. (per question, some might be fooled by all, others perhaps float in and out of reality? haha)
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Level 72
Mar 7, 2020
I didn't know the insect- and the Shakespeare-question, because I'm not that good in English. I'm Austrian (hint: no Kangaroos, but Sound of Music!), and therefore I didn't know the prison-answer either. All of them are quite low - probably for the same reason.
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Level 76
Mar 9, 2020
Imagine how much more of an awesome place Austria would be if they had just left all the kangaroos alone.
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Level 86
Mar 9, 2020
@Don, the sport of ski-jumping would certainly be different.
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Level 59
Apr 1, 2020
Well at least you are not from New Mexico which we all know is NOT in the United States of America.
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Level 86
Mar 9, 2020
I wonder if it would be beneficial to include an explanation of wrong answers like the multiple choice quizzes often do, or if that would only prevent the fun comments...
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Level 79
Mar 11, 2020
I surely would like to have the quizmaster's explanation for each of those, though most are obvious.
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Level 56
Mar 9, 2020
April fools came early this year!
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Level 70
Mar 14, 2020
Are the 80% of prisoners supposedly in jail for drug possession or do they just go there to get the drugs? ;-)
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Level 76
Mar 17, 2020
Instrument used for measuring the spiciness of Mexican food:
Tacometer <-- drag mouse over to show answer
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Level 80
Mar 19, 2020
Taste bud revs
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Level 82
Apr 1, 2020
I made a multiple choice quiz for April Fool's Day. You can check it out over here.
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Level 40
Apr 1, 2020
Best Quiz Everrr
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Level 63
Apr 1, 2020
Dessert is, according to the Oxford Dictionary of English, the sweet course eaten at the end of a meal, whereas desert is a waterless, desolate area of land with little or no vegetation, typically one covered with sand.
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Level 72
Apr 1, 2020
You looked that up very well. However, most deserts are not very sandy at all.
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Level 63
Apr 1, 2020
Perhaps, as Antarctica (the largest continent) is technically a desert due to very low precipitation. But when a 'desert' is usually mentioned, it usually refers to an area covered with sand.
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Level 48
Apr 1, 2020
Nikola Tesla representation finally
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Level 64
Apr 2, 2020
Actually no one person invented the light bulb - many people around the world were working on it and they all learned from one another.
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Level 54
Apr 1, 2020
Junea is the capital of Alaska, isn't it? Not Anchorage.
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Level 70
Apr 1, 2020
You may be onto something. I think you should report it to the Quizmaster immediately.
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Level 55
Apr 1, 2020
It's actually Washington, D.C.
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Level 44
Apr 1, 2020
I looks forward to these every single year. Mostly for the comments. ;)
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Level 58
Apr 1, 2020
1999 was the last year of the 20th century. If you think that it's 2000, this is discounting the year '0'. We don't Start counting at '1', we start counting at '0'. We say '1' when we've completed one - whether that one is having just completed naming a number, a month, a year or a century. Everything from 0 - 1 is the first year, 1-2 the second year and so on. 1999 - the time between the start of 1999 and midnight 1999/2000 is the 2000th year, the last year of the 20th century. To labor the point if I ask you for One million dollars and you only give me $900,000 you haven't given me nothing!
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Level 72
Apr 1, 2020
April is strong in you.
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Level 58
Apr 1, 2020
Yes I know I'm a dork, but this has been annoying me (not non-stop admittedly) since 1999 when people suddenly stopped knowing how to count!
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Level 64
Apr 1, 2020
I really can't tell if you're being serious here or still playing along with the April 1st theme.
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Level 74
Apr 1, 2020
Was April 1, 0000, the first April Fool's Day? And was year zero BC or AD?
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Level 58
Apr 2, 2020
Wasn't an April 1st thing. I was raised that all April Fool's day jokes have to stop before midday anyway. I genuinely didn't know that there was no year zero. I'd never heard this before, just the pronouncement that we had to add an extra year with no explanation. Happy to be corrected and learn :)
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Level 76
Apr 1, 2020
There was no Year 0. To state it simply, December 31, 1 B.C. (or B.C.E.) turned into January 1, 1 A.D. (or C.E.).

January thru December of 1 A.D. was the entirety of the Year 1, A.D. and was the first year of the new millennium. The Year 2, A.D. was the 2nd year of the millennium. To complete a millennium, you need 1,000 years, so December 31 of the Year 1000 A.D. completed the first millennium.

January 1, 1001 A.D. began the 2nd millenium. December 31, 2000 A.D. completed the second millennium.

January 1, 2001 was the first day of the third millennium.

This, of course, does not take into account time travel or the desert menu at Ruth's Chris Steak House. (I highly recommend the Sahara Sorbet)
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Level 54
Apr 1, 2020
To which I'll submit the argument that, sure, the numerical parity is nice and all, but nobody's really going to care if one century is an eensy bit shorter than the rest. The calendar's already screwed up enough by having no Year Zero.
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Level 75
Apr 1, 2020
Agreed. But it seemed more significant when all the digits in the year changed. And since the chronology was applied retrospectively (Dionysius Exiguus in 216?), it's not worth fussing about.
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Level 58
Apr 2, 2020
Yes you're right. I'm wrong. Thanks for the correction and explanation! Interesting to know. When I had had people tell me this previously they'd never explained why - or likely knew - so I'd just presumed they didn't know how counting worked! Despite this being the internet, I'm happy to be corrected. Cheers
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Level 76
Apr 3, 2020
Your attitude is a credit to you, AH. You're an excellent example of being strong-minded, yet open-minded.
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Level 62
Apr 1, 2020
I tried "drug offenses" and "marijuana" for the 80% of prisoners question. I feel like those should count
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Level 73
Apr 1, 2020
I tried drug use, drug abuse, drug dealing, drug dealer. I'd suggest just accepting "drug".
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Level ∞
Apr 1, 2020
Okay
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Level 57
Apr 1, 2020
Juneau is the capital of Alaska, not Anchorage
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Level 71
Apr 1, 2020
I know, Some of the other answers seem to be wrong, too. If Quizmaster won't fix them then I'm deleting my Jetpunk account in protest.
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Level 55
Apr 1, 2020
Actually, it's Tallahassee, Florida.
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Level 63
Apr 2, 2020
You are correct.
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Level 68
Apr 1, 2020
And there is no definitive way to determine who had the largest inaugural parade. The best indicator of the size of the crowd is Metro ridership numbers. Those numbers indicate that Obama's and GW Bush's crowds were much larger. But I digress.
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Level 72
Apr 1, 2020
For a 100% correct quiz on Germany, click here.
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Level 69
Apr 1, 2020
I thought the answer for 80% of prisoners might be "being black".
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Level 55
Apr 1, 2020
"Got a couple of tips to help you guys stay out of jail. One, try your hardest to not be black or Hispanic."
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Level 76
Apr 1, 2020
5-Star Quiz, as always! Impossible to take this quiz without smiling. And nearly impossible to read the comments without laughing!

Always the best day of the year on JetPunk, the hippest place to go when you can't go anywhere! Happy social-distancing & self-quarantining, everyone!
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Level 44
Apr 1, 2020
16, interesting quiz
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Level 44
Apr 1, 2020
wherefore art thou?
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Level 78
Apr 1, 2020
Thank you, QM. I needed a smile today.
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Level 18
Apr 1, 2020
Wait, the US doesn’t have the highest rate of gun violence? Then who does?
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Level 55
Apr 1, 2020
Vatican City
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Level 38
Apr 1, 2020
It's amazing that so many believe that 1999 was actually the last year of the 20th Century. Ever hear of a year Zero?
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Level 66
Apr 1, 2020
According to Marx/Engels, money is no longer necessary in a communist society. A big misconception is that a country with a "communist party" is communist, but in reality they are actually just working towards communism (which is an end-goal for society). The bridge between a capitalist and communist economy is what is known as socialism, where things like money are still necessary.
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Level 73
Apr 2, 2020
"Socialism" trigger alert
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Level 37
Apr 1, 2020
Israel doesn't ban Muslims
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Level 55
Apr 1, 2020
No they ban jews.
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Level 63
Apr 2, 2020
Is there anything else wrong you can find about this quiz?
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Level 52
Apr 1, 2020
@Quizmaster, would crime be an allowed type in for the prison question?
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Level 55
Apr 1, 2020
Ah, the first April Fools quiz of the new century!
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Level 63
Apr 2, 2020
The new century? What new century?
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Level 63
Apr 1, 2020
Here for the comments. Every year. Thank you, all. You did not disappoint.
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Level 52
Apr 1, 2020
Trump's inauguration was not the best attended, it's factually wrong.
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Level 63
Apr 2, 2020
But U.S. President Donald Trump and Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed it to be so. Also, you wouldn't dispute the fact the pandas are large raccoons, would you?
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Level 44
Apr 1, 2020
Juneau is the capital of Alaska, the panda was inaccurately thought to be a member of the racoon family but it's actually a bear, the earwig is not so called because it crawls into human ears, Pluto is not a planet, and the Soviet union definitely needed money. Wait, is the fact that the answers are wrong the point of this quiz?
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Level 63
Apr 2, 2020
Happy April Fools', McKenzie!
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Level 20
Apr 2, 2020
Juneau is the capital of Alaska
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Level 54
Apr 2, 2020
two problems: 1. Pluto is no longer a planet. 2. The last year of the 20th Century was 2000. Look it up!
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Level 53
Apr 2, 2020
But you were fine with pandas being related to raccoons?
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Level 79
Apr 2, 2020
Good to know all the other questions are accurate. thanks!
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Level 55
Apr 7, 2020
My favourite part of this quiz was typing in Twain, and getting Churchill instead!