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Crowd-Sourced General Knowledge #18

Can you answer these questions inspired by our many user-submitted general knowledge quizzes?
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What language do most of the people living near the Red Sea speak?
Arabic
What movie was about a deer whose mother was shot by a hunter?
Bambi
What is the official language in Liechtenstein?
German
What animal are the Canary Islands named after?
Dog
What tiny island in the Caribbean is the only country named after a woman?
Saint Lucia
Who led Libya from 1969 until he was shot in 2011?
Muammar Gaddafi
What number are people afraid of if they suffer from hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia?
666
What are thought to come from the Kuiper Belt or Oort Cloud, but sometimes
make trips to the inner solar system?
Comets
What is both a Greek letter and an American airline?
Delta
Which country’s flag features 27 white stars representing its 27 states?
Brazil
What started in 1929 and didn't end until the start of WWII?
The Great Depression
The first Rome was Rome. The second Rome was Constantinople.
Which European capital has been called the "Third Rome"?
Moscow
What is "tin" foil typically made from?
Aluminum
Which Shakespeare play has a name which means "The Storm"?
The Tempest
In what category did Winston Churchill win his Nobel Prize in 1953?
Literature
What is the name of Monaco's famous casino?
Casino de Monte-Carlo
What Irish fighter was identified by Forbes as the world's highest-paid athlete in 2021?
Conor McGregor
What does the symbol € represent?
Euro
Carolina Reapers have been measured at up to 2.2 million on the Scoville scale.
What are they?
Chili peppers
What were Fat Man and Little Boy?
Atomic bombs
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Level 79
Jul 10, 2021
I know the picture is the Red Sea, but this particular cropping makes it look a little risqué. Or I just have a dirty mind.
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Level 82
Jul 10, 2021
You have a dirty mind.
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Level 43
Jul 31, 2021
Most men can't find the sinai peninsula
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Level 82
Mar 12, 2022
Underrated comment.
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Level 50
Feb 14, 2024
lmaaaaaooooooo

(i don't know why this comment keeps getting deleted)

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Level 78
Jul 10, 2021
Please accept British spelling of Aluminium
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Level 82
Jul 10, 2021
It works
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Level 78
Jul 10, 2021
So it does. Sorry. Must have mistyped
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Level 89
Jul 11, 2021
Oddly, 'aluminum' is also a British word - according to wikipedia, it was coined by Thomas Young in 1812 and only became popular in the US after Noah Webster used it in his dictionary.

Apart from aluminum and soccer, I wonder what other 'Americanisations' are actually British in origin? Or, for that matter, vice versa?

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Level 75
Jul 12, 2021
A lot of Americanisms are just what the British used to use when they went over. America has stayed much more consistent than the UK.
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Level 83
Nov 16, 2023
that's pretty much a myth at this point, both are an unholy mixture of old and modern. like, americans say 'gotten' but are more likely to say 'i forgot', whereas british people say 'got' but are more likely to say 'i've forgotten'
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Level 76
Feb 10, 2024
Both forms are correct: 'I forgot' is simple past, 'I've forgotten' is present perfect. Nothing to do with British or American English, just different tenses.
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Level 46
Feb 10, 2024
This is true but it's very noticeable that US English speakers use the simple past where the rest of the English speaking world would use the present perfect.
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Level 50
Feb 8, 2024
aluminiumisum
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Level 27
Jul 11, 2021
Could you accept 'writing' for the Nobel prize category?
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Level 76
Jul 22, 2021
Please no. What's next, "counting" for mathematics, "counting money" for economy, "lab stuff" for chemistry?
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Level 79
Jul 31, 2021
😆
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Level 50
Feb 8, 2024
damn
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Level 64
Jul 31, 2021
Could you accept asteroids for comets?
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Level 82
Jul 31, 2021
not the same thing.
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Level 20
Feb 8, 2024
i tried astroids, meteors, and shooting stars, but not comets. fail
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Level 52
Jul 31, 2021
Can you accept Depression for The Great Depression?
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Level 61
Jul 31, 2021
Can you accept Circus Circus for Casino de Monte Carlo?
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Level 71
Jul 31, 2021
I really had no clue on the Canary Island question. I was convinced it was asking for the name of a specific kind of canary and not a completely different animal :')
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Level 67
Jul 31, 2021
I knew that one cuz I remember on the first day of 8th Grade History that was the first question for the joke pop quiz
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Level 78
May 18, 2023
I guessed 'bird'. Then 'canary'. Then I tried 'bird' again.
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Level 50
Feb 8, 2024
"canary"

"yellow canary"

"bird"

"small canary"

"spanish canary"

"canaria"

uhhhhhh

*copy and pastes question into google*

"dog"

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Level 67
Jul 31, 2021
Missed Brazil, Moscow, Literature
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Level 60
Jul 31, 2021
What is both a Greek letter and an American airline... and a variant?
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Level 75
Jul 31, 2021
I don't understand the Rome question. Please explain.
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Level 88
Aug 10, 2021
Per Wikipedia, it refers to "a theological and political concept asserting that [answer] is the successor of the Roman Empire, representing a "third Rome" in succession to the first Rome (Rome itself, capital of Ancient Rome) and the second Rome (Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire)."
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Level 65
Aug 2, 2021
Woohoo! One of these is from me! From my series of animal general knowledge quizzes: https://www.jetpunk.com/series/227350/general-knowledge-answers-are-animals This is the closest I've had to a feaure.
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Level 59
Feb 8, 2024
just did all three! I scored terribly but learned a lot and had a great time :)
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Level 72
Aug 3, 2021
I really have to learn to spell "Literature" with one T... My French roots always make me spell the word "Litterature" and miss precious points.
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Level 79
Nov 5, 2021
Moscow is the "third rome"?? Um...okay.
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Level 76
Oct 10, 2023
The Eastern Orthodoxy understander has logged on, folks.
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Level 78
May 18, 2023
Had no idea about the Canary Islands but that's a cool fact I will take with me!
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Level 71
Feb 8, 2024
What about "spicy" for the second to last one?
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Level 35
Feb 8, 2024
isnt Dominica (country) named after a woman too?
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Level 65
Feb 8, 2024
Nope, just the Spanish word for Sunday.
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Level 59
Feb 8, 2024
in latin, sunday in spanish is domingo
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Level 74
Feb 8, 2024
Per Wikipedia:

"Christopher Columbus, sailing for Spain, named the island as Dominica, after the Latin term 'dies Dominica' for Sunday, the day on which the Spanish first saw it in November 1493."

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Level 66
Feb 15, 2024
Any reason why "bombs" isn't accepted for Little Boy? I tried missiles cos I thought I might have been wrong about the delivery method, but it seems I was correct