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Easy General Knowledge #3

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First submittedMarch 3, 2017
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What are the two biggest countries in the world by area?
Russia
Canada
What is H2O better known as?
Water
What Microsoft co-founder has often topped the list of world's richest people?
Bill Gates
What first name was used by at least 18 different French kings?
Louis
What city hosted the Summer Olympics in 2016?
Rio de Janeiro
And what country is that city located in?
Brazil
What TV character had pointy ears, was extremely logical, and said "live long and prosper"?
Spock
What movie did Timon and Pumbaa appear in?
The Lion King
What is the most populous city in Turkey?
Istanbul
Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
Neil Armstrong
What vegetable is big, purple, and used to make baba ghanoush?
Eggplant
What musical instrument did Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie play?
Trumpet
Who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee?
Muhammad Ali
What political party controlled Germany during World War II?
Nazi Party
What comic book company owns the right to Spiderman, The Avengers, and the X-Men?
Marvel
What major city is served by Heathrow airport?
London
What household object do witches use to fly?
Broom
What is the official language of the Netherlands?
Dutch
What was the name of the egg who sat on a wall and had a great fall?
Humpty Dumpty
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level 62
Mar 3, 2017
Nowhere in the Humpty Dumpty story is it implied that he is an egg.
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level 73
Mar 3, 2017
oh man...you're THAT guy...
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level 77
Mar 3, 2017
This kinda blew my mind when I found this out recently
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level 47
Mar 3, 2017
imagine a person instead of an egg for the poem
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level 73
Mar 3, 2017
The rhyme does not explicitly state that the subject is an egg, possibly because it may have been originally posed as a riddle.
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level 59
Mar 3, 2017
Nowhere in the Humpty Dumpty story is it implied that Humpty is a HE!
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level 55
May 19, 2017
nor does it state she. 50/50 chance to get it right and 50/50 chance to piss someone off.
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level 46
Feb 16, 2018
More like 100 percent chance to piss someone off
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level 71
Mar 3, 2017
A popular story is that Humpty Dumpty was a cannon but there's no real evidence of that.
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level 75
Mar 4, 2017
It's a cannon at colchester cathedral
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level 67
Mar 4, 2017
The historical events that have been linked to “Humpty Dumpty” provide excellent stories, but are based on pure speculation. Given the actual evidence at hand, it is far more likely that Humpty Dumpty was not intended to be a story, but rather just a riddle posed to children for their amusement. The answer to the riddle, as stated, is “an egg”, which is why Humpty Dumpty today is nearly always depicted as such. http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/04/the-origin-of-humpty-dumpty/
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level 54
May 19, 2017
Very often, children's stories have a theme, like a special country or novel discoveries. Alice in Wonderland depicts the English societal forms of the time, while a Greek song tells about tram, electric scales, elevator. Humpty Dumpty may very well refer to that experiment that showed how strong atmospheric pressure is.
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level 65
May 19, 2017
And yet 84% of the people taking this quiz guessed Humpty was an egg.
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level 44
May 19, 2017
Humpty Dumpty is the name of a cannon. When it was fired it usually fell off the wall it was on and cracked it. Then they couldn't fix it because you can't just super glue a cannon back together.
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level 47
May 19, 2017
That is actually speculation and not fact.
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level 67
Sep 3, 2017
Crock
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level 43
Jun 14, 2017
I love it... Spot on man... He could be an octopus for all the details given. I mean, how many eggs do you know with names? And how does the 'riddle' even allude to him being an egg?
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level 47
Aug 1, 2017
And if he was an egg, how did he get on the wall?! Also was it a gender fluid egg? What religion was it? These are the details we need to know!!
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level 39
Jul 4, 2018
He's not an egg, he's an elf.
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level 37
Feb 20, 2019
Humpty Dumpty was a cannon which fell off the old roman wall in Colchester
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level 73
Mar 3, 2017
Easy? It's just less "science" and more popular culture.
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level 74
Mar 3, 2017
Frisian is also an official language of the Netherlands.
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level 62
Mar 3, 2017
Frisian is official in Friesland. A number of other languages do have regional status.
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level 71
Mar 4, 2017
I tried "NSDAP" for the political party controlling Germany during World War II. It didn't work, but it would be the most correct answer. (Okay, the second most correct answer after "National-Sozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei", but no one would type that in, I guess).
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level 41
May 19, 2017
Same here. This IS the correct answer so that really should be accepted
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level 53
May 23, 2017
Why would you type in 5 letters when you can type in 4? Sure, it's more correct, and should be accepted, but seriously, why type more when you know that less will definitely be accepted?
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level 47
Oct 29, 2017
I typed in "National Socialist", and the quiz typed in "Nazi", so it's somewhat accurate.
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level 71
Mar 4, 2017
I lost much time by reading 'vegetarian' instead of 'vegetable'. My thoughts wandered to big purple people.
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level 76
May 19, 2017
They are now extinct thanks to the purple-people eater.
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level 30
May 22, 2017
:)
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level 57
May 23, 2017
the one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater? ;-)
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level 71
Mar 4, 2017
Very nice quiz
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level 77
Mar 4, 2017
Humpty Dumpty is only easy for the English speakers, but it's fortunately the only one that I missed ;).
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level 78
Mar 6, 2017
Muhammad Ali's quote is "float like a butterfly" not "dance like a butterfly"
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level 59
Mar 7, 2017
But did he float in the air?
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level 63
May 19, 2017
Are you implying he ACTUALLY stung like a bee?
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level 76
May 19, 2017
Fluffhead is correct. Ali's quote was "float like a butterfly". (He was still known as Cassius Clay Jr. at the time.)
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level 76
May 19, 2017
Anyone else remember the song where background singers sang "Muhammed, Muhammed, Muhammed Ali," and then a man spoke the lyrics, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, Muhammed, Muhammed, Muhammed Ali." I tried googling it but it didn't come up. If memory serves, the song came out in the mid-1960s.
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level ∞
May 19, 2017
Fixed
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level 13
May 3, 2017
I did it with 5 seconds left
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level 63
May 19, 2017
85% :-(
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level 58
May 19, 2017
At the moment the SECOND LEAST KNOWN answer is the pointy eared alien! I'm flabbergasted. 76%!
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level 58
May 19, 2017
Too easy, but thanks anyway
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level 23
May 19, 2017
Eggplant is called as Brinjal in India and nearby countries. So accept Brinjal also.
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level 67
Jun 14, 2017
You want the Hindi language quiz.
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level 48
May 19, 2017
Oops accidently deleted my comment instead of replying, anyways, if you look it up you will need to scroll to you see the land area table in which case China is second. If you take away all the water in Canada it ranks 4th. Since the quiz says land area the answer is China. If you even check the wikiepedia page about area it shows its land area as higher than Canada's.
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level 48
May 19, 2017
9,093,507 square kilometers is Canada's land area and China's is 9,326,410 square kilometers.
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level ∞
May 19, 2017
Changed "land area" to "area". Thanks.
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level 64
May 19, 2017
Exactly 90%
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level 47
May 19, 2017
Eggplant is not a vegetable it is a fruit.
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level 67
Jun 14, 2017
The 'Golden Nitpick' award for May 2017 goes to Nick16...... Congratulations.
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level 76
Sep 2, 2017
Another nitpicker here - I immediately knew the answer but eggplants can be several colors besides purple - white, pink, orange, yellow, or green. The commercial ones in the US are usually the honking big purple ones but their name originated from the smaller white ones that look like eggs.
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level 70
May 19, 2017
So just let me introduce myself My name is Humpty, pronounced with a "umpty" Yo ladies, oh how I like to hump thee And all the rappers in the top ten--please allow me to bump thee I'm steppin' tall, y'all, and just like Humpty Dumpty You're gonna fall when the stereos pump me I like to rhyme, I like my beats funky I'm spunky, I like my oatmeal lumpy I'm sick wit dis, straight gangsta mack
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level 49
May 23, 2017
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level 53
May 23, 2017
I look like MC Hammer on Crack!
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level 50
May 19, 2017
can you accept Spok for Spock
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level 14
May 19, 2017
Oh god I just now realized that Humpty could have very well been a person. RIGHT IN THE CHILDHOOD!
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level 70
May 20, 2017
Humpty is such a rugged, manly name.
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level 62
May 20, 2017
Well, for me, the hardest one was the comic. But I eventually recalled it.
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level 42
May 20, 2017
For the kings of France one, I tried William, Henry, and Alexander. Eventually, I gave up afterwards. I suppose "French" was the clue there but honestly never thought of Louis.
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level 56
Jun 5, 2017
Humpty Dumpty wasn't all he was cracked up to be anyway.
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level 67
Jun 14, 2017
That's because people kept egging him on.
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level 31
Jul 17, 2018
That egg-splains everything!
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level 16
Jul 8, 2017
I had got everything except Istanbul and Dutch because I spelled them wrong.
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level 32
Jul 21, 2017
You should also accept "Mr. Spock"
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level 28
Sep 2, 2017
I literally had no idea that something called an "Eggplant" existed. In Britain I've only ever heard it referred to as an aubergine.
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level 46
Aug 7, 2018
yeah it's like courgettes are zucchini in the US
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level 37
Sep 2, 2017
Super easy.
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level 67
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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level 59
Jun 23, 2018
I like how much of the comment section is occupied by discussion of Humpty Dumpty
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level 63
Sep 11, 2018
< sarcasm > Here and surrounding counties he is known has Bertrand the Ovoid who is somewhat of a dandy and falls off a ladder after having his cravat is caught in a hanging candelabra. Everyone then enjoys a scrumptious custard made of his decadent innards and wipe their mouths with his embroidered lace shirt cuffs. Please accept that too < / sarcasm >
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level 45
Dec 19, 2018
I recognize Humpty Dumpty from somewhere, but for us non-americans that's not basic knowledge at all...
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level 41
Jan 3, 2019
humpty dumpty is the English king who fell after he got too strong
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level 36
Jun 6, 2019
humpty dumpty is a cannon,not an egg