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First submittedSeptember 18, 2017
Last updatedJanuary 23, 2019
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What "Tangled Up in Blue" singer was the first musician ever to be awarded the
Nobel Prize in Literature?
Bob Dylan
What creature, despite its name, has at most 750 legs?
Millipede
Take off my skin - I won't cry, but you will! What am I?
an Onion
What Belgian city hosted the Summer Olympics in 1920?
Antwerp
Mohammed was born in Mecca. Where did he die?
Medina
What 39 year old became, in 2017, the youngest person ever to be elected
President of France?
Emmanuel Macron
Where would you find the medulla oblongata?
In the Brain Stem
Who wrote the "Goldberg Variations" and the "Brandenburg Concertos"?
J.S. Bach
What company's mascot is a man who is made of tires?
Michelin
What is the only state in New England that doesn't border the ocean?
Vermont
What disease is abbreviated as TB?
Tuberculosis
What was the name of the American plan to rebuild Europe following WWII?
Marshall Plan
What city in France gives its name to a style of mustard?
Dijon
What country does feta cheese come from?
Greece
Who was the POTUS in the year 1999?
Bill Clinton
Who won Academy Awards for portraying a disabled Irishman, a violent
oil baron, and an American President?
Daniel Day-Lewis
What Orwellian reality show has aired over 300 seasons in more than
50 different countries?
Big Brother
What country is sometimes referred to as a "province of China" by the United Nations?
Taiwan
What has a head and a tail, but no body?
a Coin
What animal's German name, Nacktschnecke, means literally "naked snail"?
Slug
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level 82
Sep 18, 2017
Head and tail? That's a tadpole, right?
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level 72
Sep 18, 2017
I tried a linked list.
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level 65
Sep 19, 2017
I entered sperm cell.
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level 70
Apr 15, 2018
I did too. But apparently a sperm cell has a "midpiece."
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level 53
May 27, 2019
same xd
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level 71
Sep 21, 2017
Zooty, fellow geek, FTW.
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level 60
Feb 1, 2018
I tried literally all 3 of those lmao
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level 69
Feb 1, 2018
Sperm, comet.
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level 41
Aug 4, 2019
I tried bed and wind. no joy.
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level 66
Aug 6, 2019
I also tried table. same idea as bed, but I guess in both cases the end would more commonly be referred to as the "foot" instead of the "tail"
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level 75
Sep 20, 2017
I tried snake, eel, then got desperate and tried ghost :P
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level 56
Sep 20, 2017
Is there a typo in the China question?
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level ∞
Sep 21, 2017
Yes, fixed
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level 46
Feb 1, 2018
Aced it with 2:24 remaining. A fun quiz.
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level 51
Feb 1, 2018
Big Brother aires as Bigg boss in India.
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level 63
Feb 1, 2018
Too easy
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level 57
Feb 1, 2018
Rabindranath Tagore. 1913. Dylan was 2nd.
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level 66
Aug 6, 2019
Cool! I had never heard of him but just read the wikipedia article on him. He's definitely a musician who won the nobel prize in literature, he also wrote stories though, so I wonder if the prize was given to him because of his literary writing and not because of his musical writing. The article didn't seem to say either way, but that could be a reason why he wouldn't count for this question.
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level 44
Feb 2, 2018
Liked this
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level 45
Aug 4, 2019
Accept hindbrain for the medulla question??
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level 38
Aug 4, 2019
Funky cold medina
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level 59
Aug 4, 2019
Macron has stepchildren older than himself. Just thought I might add this here.
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level 35
Aug 4, 2019
extremely french
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level 77
Aug 4, 2019
Saw an interesting documentary recently suggesting that Muhammad may have been born in Petra, not Mecca. Made a pretty good case, IMO.
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level 77
Aug 4, 2019
"What has a head and a tail, but no body?" Me: Snake? Eel? Comet? Oh, duh, it's definitely wind. Wait, what?? Headwind and tailwind! #$^$#@
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level 61
Aug 5, 2019
I think those are two different winds though, not two different parts of the same wind. Or it's the same wind, but we say "headwind" or "tailwind" depending on where it is relative to where we're standing, but they're not really different parts. Can a wind have parts? I have no idea what I'm talking about. Is anyone around here a windologist?
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level 66
Aug 6, 2019
I'm not a windologist but I play one on TV
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level 57
Aug 4, 2019
No Robert Zimmerman for the Poet Laureate?