Crowd-Sourced General Knowledge #2

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Last updated: December 12, 2019
First submittedMay 16, 2014
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What element of the periodic table are diamonds made of?
Carbon
What tropical island chain was famously visited by Charles Darwin?
Galápagos Islands
Who portrays the character Mr. Bean?
Rowan Atkinson
Whose twelve labors included slaying a hydra and cleaning stables?
Hercules
What city's tallest building is known as the "Shard"?
London
How do you say "Merry Christmas" in Spanish?
Feliz Navidad
What animal represents the Republican Party of the United States?
Elephant
What is the national anthem of the U.K.?
God Save the Queen
In what city can you find the Petronas Towers?
Kuala Lumpur
What language was invented in 1887 and has over 100,000 fluent speakers?
Esperanto
In what game show must contestants answer with a question?
Jeopardy
What building is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
White House
Who wrote "Das Kapital"?
Karl Marx
Towards what city do Muslims face when they pray?
Mecca
What is the the only U.S. state whose name has only one syllable?
Maine
What is the colloquial name for a myocardial infarction?
Heart Attack
British people call it a "full stop". What do Americans call it?
a Period
What country used the Drachma as its currency, before switching to the Euro in 2001?
Greece
What brand has been called "Swiss cheese clog-footwear"?
Crocs
Who sang "Achy Breaky Heart"?
Billy Ray Cyrus
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Level 67
May 28, 2014
Got them all except Billy Ray Cyrus . . . Somehow that does not concern me.
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Level 80
May 28, 2014
How are we going to break this to his achy breaky heart? It's already been through so much.
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Level 68
Jan 8, 2018
I just don't think he'd understand.
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Level 59
Jun 7, 2014
The ONLY reason why I "like" that song is because the first time my son with Down Syndrome stood up all by himself was to dance to that song.
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Level 41
Jan 25, 2017
That's a pretty good reason. Good to see something so awful has positive applications
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Level 55
Oct 17, 2020
That's certainly a better reason than mine, which is that it features in a South Park episode...
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Level 69
May 28, 2014
Cool quiz. Got 17/20. Btw it should be myocardial infARction not myocardial infRAction. :)
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Level ∞
May 28, 2014
Fixed the spelling.
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Level 80
May 28, 2014
Got everything but tries Kroc, Krock, Krok, Crok, Croc, and Crock before getting Crocs. Also, what Maya said.
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Level 49
May 30, 2014
Agree there should be other answers accepted for crocs.
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Level ∞
Jan 18, 2019
Okay
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Level 58
May 28, 2014
Anyone else type in "What is Jeopardy?"
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Level 45
May 28, 2014
Haha!
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Level 79
May 28, 2014
Yep.
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Level 72
May 5, 2016
Yes! I also thought the clue should read, "The game show in which you must answer with a question."
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Level 55
Oct 17, 2020
I hope that works!
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Level 55
May 28, 2014
I'd like to see a death match between the people who love crocs and the people who love Uggs. Also thank you Doctor Who for teaching me about the Shard!
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Level 70
May 29, 2014
The show is "Jeopardy!" with an exclamation point.
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Level 74
Aug 28, 2014
Exactly!
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Level 44
May 23, 2015
Never heard of Jeopardy.
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Level 81
Jun 29, 2018
Alex Trebek will bring your native accent to pompous life, wherever you're from.
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Level 44
Jun 9, 2014
I kept typing "crocks" and wondering why it wasn't right.
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Level 75
Nov 23, 2015
I put Esperanza -- instead of Esperanto. Doh!
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Level 81
Jul 13, 2018
My brain went first to "escargot," and I was like, "No, man, come on now, don't be stupid."
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Level 79
Mar 4, 2016
For some reason I can always answer when the question is, "Who is the Rowan Atkinson character," but I never remember his name when the question is asked, "Who plays Mr. Bean?"
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Level 40
Jan 17, 2018
Rowan Atkinson is also well known for playing Blackadder, so that version of the question doesn't work.
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Level 41
May 13, 2019
Huh. I never really thought Billy Ray Cyrus did any other music than Old Town Road.
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Level 68
Oct 29, 2020
I'm gonna guess you were not alive or were very young in the early '90s in the US, because Achy Breaky Heart was EVERYWHERE.
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Level 55
Jan 28, 2020
Note to self Feliz not Felice

Never heard of a period