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First submittedMay 16, 2014
Last updatedJanuary 18, 2019
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What kind of fish was Nemo?
Clownfish
On which British holiday did the 2004 tsunami occur?
Boxing Day
What city was the site of the John F. Kennedy assassination?
Dallas
According to song, what are a "girl's best friend"?
Diamonds
What weapon is used in Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture"?
Cannon
What city-state did Rome battle during the Punic Wars?
Carthage
In what book would you find the quote "some animals are more equal than others"?
Animal Farm
What happens in chess when a player is not in check but also can't make a legal move?
Stalemate
In what country did Osama bin Laden meet his end?
Pakistan
What is the only country in the world whose name in English begins with the letter O?
Oman
What make of car did James Bond drive in the movie "Goldfinger"?
Aston Martin
In 2013, who became the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936?
Andy Murray
What is the biggest city in central Australia?
Alice Springs
What did Mary Poppins use to fly?
Umbrella
What is ascorbic acid commonly known as?
Vitamin C
What breed of dog was famously owned by Queen Elizabeth?
Welsh Corgi
What single word refers to a period of time lasting 14 days?
Fortnight
Who is Bolivia named after?
Simón Bolívar
What Italian dessert literally means "pick me up"?
Tiramisu
What is the most populous island in the United States?
Long Island
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level 58
Jun 4, 2014
Boxing Day is not only a British holiday.
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level 76
Jun 4, 2014
They don't celebrate Boxing Day in Britain?
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level 58
Jun 4, 2014
It's not only celebraetd in Britain. Specifying British in this case is just a way to say "a holiday not celebrated by the USA". There's no reason the question can't say "On what holiday did the..."
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level 71
Jul 21, 2015
If the question was "On what holiday...", they would have to accept St. Stephen's Day, as well. That's the holiday we celebrate in Finland and many other countries.
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level 76
Apr 2, 2019
^right. It does not say "what holiday celebrated only in Britain"
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level 75
Jun 4, 2014
Agreed. At the very least the question should be "On what Commonwealth holiday..." or some such.
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level 35
Jun 4, 2014
I don't even know what boxing day is. I am pretty sure it is about boxing, but I am not certain
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level 67
Jan 7, 2015
Boxing Day is the day after Christmas and it used to be when presents (boxes) were given to the poorer people or staff etc.
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level 61
Dec 29, 2016
When the question is "what day..." and you type "boxing," you expect it to be accepted. When it wasn't, I tried Guy Fawkes and then moved on. Unfair to require a word that is in the question.
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level 32
Mar 31, 2019
it's 3 letters...
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level 68
Mar 31, 2019
I gave up after I tried "Boxer".
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level 58
Jun 4, 2014
Also, if you're just looking for the make, there's really no reason to specify "Goldfinger" for the Bond movie. He drives an Aston in pretty much every movie.
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level 39
Jun 4, 2014
Pretty much the only reason I got that one.
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level 61
Jun 5, 2014
But then that would be inaccurate. He drives a BMW in at least one of the movies.
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level 39
Jul 9, 2015
He has had other makes, he has also had a Sunbeam Tiger, Lotus Esprit and BMW Z8.
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level ∞
Jan 18, 2019
He drives whichever car is willing to pay the highest price for the product placement.
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level 46
Jun 4, 2014
I'm not sure if I'm missing out on anything here, but I feel like more people should have got fortnight.
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level 61
Jun 5, 2014
Maybe if you're British. That word is not used in common conversation in the US.
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level 46
Mar 31, 2019
If only you knew what would happen...
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level 75
Mar 31, 2019
Maybe it's not used not in common conversation - we're more likely to say biweekly - but anyone who's read English literature should have no trouble with it. A little thinking might point the way - fourteen nights = fortnight. I also know the meaning of sennight, but it's easy to see why it's now archaic. It's much easier to write week.
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level 70
Jun 4, 2014
I'd say "lift me up" is a more correct translation of tiramisu
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level 58
Jun 4, 2014
In English "Lift me up" has the connotation of pushing from below. Tira definitely means "pull", and is used to instruct to pull things like strings, crackers, and Italian aunts out of chairs. "Tira! Tira!"
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level 60
Jan 12, 2019
Weird that is not at all what comes to mind for me with lift. I think pulling from above (you lift something up from the ground)
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level 32
Mar 31, 2019
yOU RAISE ME UUUUUUUP...
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level 60
Jun 4, 2014
Nit-pick time: The answer "Diamond" should be plural in keeping with the wording of the question.
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level ∞
Jan 18, 2019
Nitpick accepted.
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level 45
Jun 6, 2014
Draw should also be accepted for stalemate.
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level 45
Jun 7, 2014
18/20 OK
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level 64
Mar 3, 2019
thank u for accepting fortnite. *dab* *floss* *hype*
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level 59
Mar 31, 2019
CARTHAGO DELENDA EST
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level 75
Mar 31, 2019
Calling Alice Springs a "city" is really stretching the definition.
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level 32
Mar 31, 2019
petition to un-accept fortnite
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level 60
Mar 31, 2019
Seconded
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level 60
Mar 31, 2019
Andrew Murray wasn't accepted but Murray was?
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level 56
Apr 1, 2019
For the 16th question: was?
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level ∞
Apr 1, 2019
As far as I know it's still named after him.
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level 76
Apr 2, 2019
Was and is would both be correct in this sentence.
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level 70
Aug 11, 2019
But you could certainly do a whom.
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level 73
Apr 1, 2019
Maybe accept "Corgy" for "Corgi"? Or would that be another pronounciation (core-djee)?
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level 52
May 27, 2019
second that
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