Best of Jonathan's General Knowledge #1

Can you answer these random trivia questions selected from the General Knowledge quizzes of user Jonathan.
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Last updated: March 19, 2015
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What is the name for a group of whales?
a Pod
What micronation can be found along the French Riviera?
Monaco
What type of animal has adult males known as "silverbacks"?
Gorillas
What is the chemical formula of Sodium Chloride?
NaCl
What NHL hockey team was originally named after a Disney movie?
Anaheim Ducks
What philosopher is credited with the phrase "I think therefore I am"?
René Descartes
What is the largest lake in the Alps?
Lake Geneva
What 17 year old Brazilian scored twice in the 1958 World Cup final?
Pelé
Matthew McConaughey won an Oscar in 2014 for his role in what movie?
Dallas Buyers Club
What is the mean of the following values: 60, 140, 400?
200
What real-life person was the inspiration for the character Napoleon
in the book "Animal Farm"?
Joseph Stalin
Who painted "The Night Watch" in 1642?
Rembrandt
What weapons are known as "poor man's grenades"?
Molotov Cocktails
Which country has the world's only non-quadrilateral national flag?
Nepal
A crash is the name for a group of what endangered African animal?
Rhinoceros
Who played the role of Indiana Jones's estranged father in "The Last Crusade"?
Sean Connery
What famous bluesman has a guitar named Lucille?
B.B. King
What relation are TV characters Phineas and Ferb to each other?
Stepbrothers
Which country contains the cities of Bacolod, Cebu, and Davao?
Philippines
In which sea would you find the Gulf of Bothnia?
Baltic Sea
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Level 77
Mar 20, 2015
I'm an idiot. I read the "mean of these numbers" question as "What's the meaning of these numbers..." and spent the entire time trying to find a pattern. At one point I tried 'light bulb wattage'. Face palmed when I saw the answer.
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Level 72
Mar 20, 2015
I did the exact same thing. Glad i'm not the only one.
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Level 74
Mar 22, 2015
I know what you mean.
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Level 58
Apr 27, 2015
....or do you?
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Level 70
Apr 27, 2015
I did exactly the same thing, and was trying all sorts of things related to lenses and focal lengths.
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Level 74
Apr 27, 2015
Common theme...I was absolutely baffled as to the "meaning".
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Level 80
Sep 10, 2016
yeah i try to read the questions fast but sometimes i go too fast
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Level 67
Sep 15, 2017
SAME!
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Level 65
Feb 7, 2018
lol, ditto here
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Level 82
Aug 4, 2018
That's the average reaction.
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Level 62
Apr 27, 2015
I knew Molotov Cocktail, but I didn't know how to spell it, and I almost googled it... but then I remembered I'm at work and maybe you shouldn't google something like that on a work computer. LOL
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Level 81
Jan 7, 2019
You're probably fine as long as you don't google "How to make . . ." ;)
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Level 46
Apr 27, 2015
Good knowledge quiz -- there are no questions with either >90 or <10 percent correct.
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Level 75
Apr 28, 2015
Really should accept 'gam' for whales.
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Level 89
Oct 8, 2018
Monaco is not a micronation, but a microstate. The difference is that micronations can't have any international recognition a, while microstates are fully sovereing countries.

That question leads to some confusion, as the micronation of Seborga it's actually very close to the French riviera too.

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Level 74
Dec 18, 2019
I've seen the "I think therefore I am" in a longer sentence by an earlier philosopher. Might have been St Augustine of Hippo, but cannot be 100% sure. Not to say this geezer didn't come to the same conclusion on his own.