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Last updated: February 6, 2019
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What sea borders Egypt and Saudi Arabia?
Red Sea
What is the nearest country to the island nation of Malta?
Italy
What is the lightest noble gas?
Helium
What are the 1920s known as in the United States and other western countries?
The Roaring Twenties
What country was the D.R. Congo a colony of?
Belgium
What is the capital of Kenya?
Nairobi
What part of the body is afflicted by hepatitis?
Liver
What kind of "belt" can be found between Mars and Jupiter?
The Asteroid Belt
What is the first book of the gospels?
Matthew
Who described the Three Laws of Motion?
Isaac Newton
Not including continents, what is the world's largest island?
Greenland
What term refers to the Vikings who settled in northern France before leaving
to conquer other places?
Normans
What was the name of the 1773 event where protestors dumped tea into Boston harbor?
Boston Tea Party
What did Karl Benz invent?
The Automobile
What North African city has the same name as a famous movie?
Casablanca
What movie does the word "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" come from?
Mary Poppins
What does the French phrase "je ne sais pas" mean?
I Don't Know
What name is shared by a video game princess and the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald?
Zelda
Which country did the U.S. buy the state of Alaska from in 1867?
Russia
What is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way?
Andromeda
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level 73
Feb 5, 2019
Please accept red for red sea. Thank you !
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level 76
Feb 5, 2019
Also just "tea party" for the Boston one?
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level ∞
Feb 5, 2019
Yes to both. Thanks.
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level 61
Feb 6, 2019
Actually, the cranium consists of multiple bones. I tried several of these (occipital, temporal, frontal, parietal) -- none of which were accepted. If you are looking for "cranium", I suggest you change the clue to something like "What is the scientific name for the conglomerate of bones that encase the brain?" Thanks.
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level 67
Feb 6, 2019
jd2001twizard wins the "Golden Nitpickers Award" for Feb. 2019.......Congratulations:
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level 61
Feb 6, 2019
I am a physician. When asked to name "THE bone", the word "cranium" never even was a consideration for me. Cranium really is not a bone. Similarly, neither is "pelvis" a bone. It is composed of the sacrum, ilium, ischium, and pubic bones.
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level 73
Feb 6, 2019
I think you just got burned Mal
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level ∞
Feb 6, 2019
I changed the question to something completely different. There's a couple good golden nitpick contenders over at Boston Multiple Choice.
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level 71
Feb 8, 2019
Malbaby nitpicks to make a point about nitpicking: 0/10, should not repeat.
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level 73
Feb 11, 2019
Idk for je ne sais pas
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level 68
Aug 21, 2019
Teacher: What is the most frequent answer to a question given by pupils in school? Pupil: I don't know. Teacher: Correct!
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level 53
May 5, 2019
Normans were Vikings?
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level 59
Aug 21, 2019
The first sentence from "Normans" on Wikipedia: "The Normans were an ethnic group that arose in Normandy from contact between indigenous Franks, Gallo-Romans, and Norse Viking settlers."
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level 61
Aug 21, 2019
Normans means "men from the north"
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level 60
Aug 21, 2019
Sometimes it pays to be honest when you answer e.g. je ne sais pas!
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level 55
Aug 21, 2019
This sentence is false.
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level 79
Aug 21, 2019
I would argue that Algiers is a very well known movie as well. It starred Charles Boyer and Hedy Lamarr in her Hollywood debut and it was one of the biggest movies of 1938.
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level 68
Aug 21, 2019
One that most people haven't heard of or don't remember. I certainly haven't, so I'd say it's far from "well-known". It may have been one of the biggest movies in 1938, but it clearly didn't make as big a splash as the other North African city/movie.
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level 79
Aug 21, 2019
I am not saying it should be the only correct answer, just that there was another well known movie of that era that could/should be considered correct as well
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level 61
Aug 21, 2019
*Carl Benz
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level 15
Nov 18, 2019
For the first book of the gospels. Marks was actually written first and used as a source for other gospels :)