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Crowd-Sourced General Knowledge #10

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Questions from users AdumOnline, Ace2alf, TheGovernor, rupedog, and Salz
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First submittedSeptember 18, 2017
Last updatedJanuary 23, 2019
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What is the Spanish word for father?
Padre
Which city's nicknames include "Crossroads of the Pacific" and "The Big Pineapple"?
Honolulu
Who shouted "Iā€™m the king of the world!" after accepting his Academy Award for Best Director?
James Cameron
How many months are there in a decade?
120
Which U.S. state is named on the label of a Jack Daniels bottle?
Tennessee
On which Jewish holiday did Egypt and Syria attack Israel on 6th October 1973?
Yom Kippur
L. Ron Hubbard once said "If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way
to do it would be start his own religion." What religion was founded by L. Ron Hubbard?
Scientology
What does the G stand for in the GMT time zone?
Greenwich
Which city's NBA team is known as the "Heat"?
Miami
What sportswear company was named after its founder, Adolf Dassler?
Adidas
What does the white symbolise in the Indian flag?
Peace and Truth
What winged horse was ridden by the Greek hero Bellerophon?
Pegasus
What sport has been referred to as "chess on ice"?
Curling
What icon of American masculinity was born in 1907 as Marion Mitchell Morrison?
John Wayne
What is the capital of Sudan?
Khartoum
What name is shared by a terrorist group, a river in England, and an
ancient Egyptian Goddess?
Isis
On what island would you find the city of Nuuk?
Greenland
What 10th century Danish king is the namesake of the technology used in wireless headphones?
Harald Bluetooth
In what country was paper money invented?
China
In what form of marching do soldiers raise their legs unusually high off the ground?
Goose-step
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level 64
Sep 19, 2017
Tough. Won't tell you my score!
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level 52
Sep 19, 2017
Very good!
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level 71
Sep 21, 2017
I was laughing at myself for coming up with the nonsense answer of "King Bluetooth!" ā€¦ don't I feel stupid.
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level 67
Sep 22, 2017
Yeah, I laughed at the wife when she suggested it. Not gonna hear the end if that one for a LONG LONG time
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level 69
Dec 30, 2017
Even the Bluetooth icon is made up of two ancient runes
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level 59
Jan 4, 2018
To anyone who ever encounters the acronym GMT: the M does NOT stand for meridian, it stands for MEAN. That means GMT is not a synonym for UTC, but a synonym for British time (with daylight saving time). So whoever made up the acronym GMT really is mean. It's safer and less confusing to use time offsets with UTC.
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level 71
Jan 4, 2018
British Summer Time (BST) changes, GMT remains the same as UTC and never includes daylight saving.
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level 67
Jan 4, 2018
Ignorance always shines through where intelligence is hidden.
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level 49
Jan 4, 2018
1. For a few seconds while struggling to come up with Marion Morrison I tried 'The Duke', hoping I would be thanking you for the bonus. 2. I thought of Bluetooth; why didn't I just enter it!
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level 75
Jan 4, 2018
"padre" means "father" in Italian too.
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level 74
Jan 4, 2018
Yeah, who would think Spanish and Italian to be similar? Oh well, it is all Greek to me.
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level 68
Jan 4, 2018
I wrote Adida--no "s" on the end. Waah
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level 68
Jan 4, 2018
One shoe Adida, two shoes Adidas? Guess not.
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level 56
Jan 4, 2018
i wrote "adidas" without capitalizing and didn't get credit. that's messed up.
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level 62
Jan 4, 2018
adidas works fine. In general this site doesn't care about upper/lowercase.
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level āˆž
Jan 23, 2019
This site NEVER cares about capitalization or punctuation.
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level 57
Jan 4, 2018
45% John Wayne: very surprised so low.
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level 78
Jan 4, 2018
Would be much higher if the clue contained the word "cowboy" or "western," I'd wager.
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level 55
Jul 7, 2019
I was more thrown by "masculinity" to be honest. Then again, if masculinity equals being unable to convey emotion, then he's the man for the job.
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level 59
Jul 8, 2019
Yeah, I was fixated on boxers and bodybuilders for a bit. Thought my first instinct of Jack Lalanne would definitely be right. I got there eventually, only because somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind I remembered that John Wayne is a stage name.
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level 78
Jan 4, 2018
The Crossroads of the Pacific?! I've never heard that one before. And I hate to be the one to break it to you, Hawaii, but no roads cross the Pacific! ;)
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level 49
Jan 4, 2018
Could you accept Jom Kippur for Yom Kippur?
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level 72
Jul 8, 2019
Also: John Carpenter
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level 67
Jan 4, 2018
John Wayne as "the icon of American masculinity" always makes me smile...... Wayne managed to get a deferment out of service in WWII because he was married with 4 children..... then left his wife and kids. Other film stars such as Jimmy Stewart (flying combat missions over Germany) Paul Newman (gunner on torpedo boats) Kirk Douglas (anti-submarine warfare - wounded) Clark Gable (combat missions flown from England) ........... these men should be the true 'Icons', but Wayne made sure he was always the hero in the many 'War Films' he made.
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level 75
Jul 7, 2019
John Wayne applied to the Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1925 but was first alternate. By WWII he had health problems, including injuries from performing his own stunts. His 3-A deferment was what every man with children received - married or not, he had dependent children. He tried to enter the Marines in 1943 as a commissioned officer but the billets were frozen. He then requested to join the OSS (forerunner of the CIA) under the Army Field Photographic Unit. His request was approved but the letter went to his wife's address and she never told him about it. By 1944 more manpower was needed and he was reclassified as 1-A, but he was contracted to Republic Studio who requested he be reclassified as 2-A even though he again wrote letters asking to join the service. It is thought that John Ford blocked his request. He did a Pacific USO tour in 1944 and did some OSS work for which they issued a plaque but he refused to accept it. Hero? No, but there is proof he tried. (see JWayne.com)
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level 63
Jan 4, 2018
I'm stunned that 50% of people know what the white in the Indian flag stands for. Is it common knowledge to know what the colors in a flag stand for? Or was it just a lot of lucky guesses for "peace"?
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level 67
Jan 16, 2018
White=Peace. Had it been something else, I'd have not gotten it either.
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level 39
Jan 31, 2018
White generally stands for peace. My next guess would have been rice ;-)
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level 48
Jun 7, 2019
just go down the list of things a country might want to symbolize with their flag: unity, love, peace, brotherhood, war, hegemony, state-controlled media, nepotism, etc.
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level 72
Jul 8, 2019
Exactly - I tried democracy, Hinduism, then peace
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level 72
Jul 7, 2019
to be honest, i tried ganges first, but peace was my second choice
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level 50
Jul 7, 2019
Ganges is not even blue anymore šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚ It's black now
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level 71
Jul 7, 2019
Yes, many guesses ultimately led to peace and truth.
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level 59
Jul 8, 2019
I have Irish ancestry and know that the middle white stripe on the Irish flag is for peace between Catholics (represented by green on the left) and Protestants (represented by orange on the right), so I guessed "peace" based on that because the white stripe on the Indian flag is also in the middle.
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level 46
Jan 15, 2018
Got 'em all with 19 seconds left! Yay! This never happens!!!