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First submittedMay 16, 2014
Last updatedJanuary 20, 2019
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What movie featured the song "Under the Sea"?
The Little Mermaid
Who was shot at Ford's Theatre?
Abraham Lincoln
What country do Legos come from?
Denmark
What periodic table element is represented by the letter K?
Potassium
What country did Ingólfr Arnarson become the first person to settle in the year 874?
Iceland
On what island would you find the Giant's Causeway?
Ireland
What disease is also known as "consumption"?
Tuberculosis
What is the most commonly-spoken language that uses the Cyrillic alphabet?
Russian
What religion is associated with wearing dreadlocks?
Rastafari
Who urged San Diegans to "stay classy"?
Ron Burgundy
What U.S. territory lies about 1,600 miles south of Japan?
Guam
What modern garment was the cravat a predecessor of?
Necktie
What is the only country in Central America that has English as its official language?
Belize
What German military tactic means "lightning war"?
Blitzkrieg
What vestigial organ caused the death of Harry Houdini?
Appendix
What word, starting with R, means "bird of prey"?
Raptor
What baseball player died of ALS disease in 1941?
Lou Gehrig
Forwards I'm heavy but backwards I'm not. What am I?
Ton
What type of animal is a macaque?
Monkey
What well-known horror novel was written by Mary Shelley?
Frankenstein
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level 80
Jun 18, 2014
"Legos" is not the correct terminology.
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level 72
Dec 15, 2018
Pedant of that month award.
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level 49
Jun 18, 2014
Great quiz, but a little more flexibility in spelling would be appreciated. Also, I think it's lou gahrig not gherig.
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level 45
Jun 18, 2014
As mwierenga mentioned, it's "Gehrig". Thanks for a fun quiz!
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level 64
Jun 19, 2014
The appendix isn't vestigial. It harbors gut flora, so if an illness flushes out the intestines, the beneficial bacteria from the appendix can then repopulate the intestines.
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level ∞
Jun 19, 2014
That is speculative at best.
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level 64
Dec 23, 2016
I got mine out, and I haven't noticed a lack of gut flora.
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level 71
May 3, 2019
An accelerating amount of research (published in real journals and thus peer-reviewed) that supports the appendix having some real, actual functions in modern humans has been coming out since these comments were posted. The body of evidence is now large enough that while still not universally accepted as a cold, hard fact, it looks like most human anatomists and biologists at least realize it's in question and a viable area for further research. One thing it definitely isn't anymore (and actually wasn't even in 2014), is mere "speculation".
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level ∞
May 3, 2019
Please post it, I'm intrigued. In general I am skeptical. Current research in peer-reviewed journals is far from the last word (especially in the wake of the replication crisis) and as @YantheMan pointed out there are millions of people without an appendix who seem to be no worse for wear. But I'm willing to keep an open mind if I see the actual research.
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level 76
Apr 4, 2015
How about Primate for macaque?
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level 69
Sep 1, 2016
The little ton riddle stumped me. Too tired for anything requiring creative thinking, but fine if I just know the answer.
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level 45
Dec 27, 2016
The ton clue was very smart!
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level 61
Jan 8, 2017
At first, I thought it might be "heavy," because forwards it's "heavy" but backwards it's not heavy, it's "yvaeh." Then I noticed the "not."
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level 65
Apr 29, 2019
"Heavy" should also be accepted though, as it is also a correct answer.
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level 38
Aug 30, 2017
i had absolutely no idea that rastafari was a religion!
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level 31
Jan 25, 2018
Only 16% got 'ton' ???? Really ???
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level 41
Feb 8, 2018
Legos is incorrect. I don't care if it's common and colloquial, it's wrong and stupid and this site should not encourage ignorance. It's "does LEGO", not "do Legos." Legos isn't a word and never will be.
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level 72
Dec 15, 2018
Never mind you outpedant the first pedant hard. I'm not even gonna get into "Leggo my Eggo" with you.
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level 86
Nov 7, 2018
Thanks for the quiz. One minor suggestion, in addition to the 'Lego' suggestions above: perhaps change the Ford's Theatre question to 'Who was shot at Ford's Theatre?' as Lincoln died at Peterson House.
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level ∞
Jan 20, 2019
I'm not changing the Lego clue because it is not not wrong. But I did change the Lincoln clue.
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level 61
Apr 28, 2019
I suppose it depends on who owns the word. The Lego company is quite touchy about it: https://theweek.com/articles/452271/11-brand-names-plural-problems
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level 62
Apr 28, 2019
"If the LEGO trademark is used at all, it should always be used as an adjective, not as a noun. For example, say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGO BRICKS". Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs"." lego.com legal section (I personally use legos)
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level 61
Apr 29, 2019
Surely "Lego" in "Lego brick" is an attributive noun rather than an adjective. Man, I'm boring.
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level 66
Nov 24, 2018
Can you accept "Danmark"? Denmark is merely an English "translation" of the real name.
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level 65
Jan 20, 2019
Except for the fact that this is an English language site. Should we accept Nippon-koku for Japan or Shqipëria for Albania? Better to be consistent, I think, and accept the common English names for all countries.
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level 76
Apr 28, 2019
Never heard of you, Ron Burgundy, but you cost me a perfect score.
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level 55
Apr 30, 2019
Will Ferrells character in Anchorman
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level 15
Apr 28, 2019
I put Finding Nemo, instead of Little Mermaid. :P Tough life.
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level 62
Apr 28, 2019
It appears to me that in British and Irish English the word " Lego" is an uncountable noun, whilst in American English it is countable. What I call "a piece of Lego", or a "Lego brick", an American speaker calls "a Lego".
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level 61
Jun 2, 2019
I appreciate your non-combative stance on this!