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On what island did the term "Mafia" originate?
What did James Naismith invent in 1891?
Capellini and pappardelle are types of what?
In which Dutch city would you find the International Court of Justice?
Other than Puerto Rico, what is the most populous U.S. territory?
What age came after the Bronze Age?
What British comedian partnered with Stephen Fry before starring as Dr. House?
What country defeated Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup?
What did the Normans conquer in 1066?
In terms for waves, what is the opposite of crest?
What country is made up mostly of Jutland and Zealand?
What does the German word "Danke" mean in English?
What genre of music was played by Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters?
What is the name of the geographical line that runs through the
Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London?
Who is the leader of the Decepticons (usually)?
What is NaCl better known as?
What is the missing word in the French phrases "___ d'etat" and "___ de grace"?
What is the profession of Alfred Pennyworth and Jeeves?
What word can refer either to trash or a type of Chinese ship?
Who did Ringo Starr replace as drummer for The Beatles?
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level 67
Sep 16, 2014
It's Alfred Pennyworth, not Albert Pennyworth
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Sep 17, 2014
Fixed
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level 45
Nov 5, 2014
Also, fun fact: even though Jeeves is now regarded as the iconic butler-type, he wasn't a butler but a valet. They're different things.
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level 48
Nov 6, 2014
Jeeves referred to himself as a 'gentleman's gentleman', that is, a valet. He strenuously objected to being described as a butler and on those occasions when Bertie Wooster asked him to 'butte' he made sure he extracted a suitable concession from Bertie, typically agreement from Bertie not to wear an article of clothing that Jeeves found to be particularly egregious.
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level 50
Apr 17, 2017
Everything I learned about valets, I learned from Downton Abbey.
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level 48
Nov 5, 2014
I somehow kept reading "Decepticons" as decapitations. No wonder I couldn't think of the answer.
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level 64
Nov 5, 2014
Same here
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level 70
Nov 5, 2014
Was on my way to acing this (even with the football question which I surprised myself by getting in a single guess), but then the Beatles question stumped me.
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level 76
Nov 5, 2014
I inherited a copy of a record he released entitled "Best, formerly of the Beatles." On the cover, the 'formerly' is so small as not to be noticed. I hear it sold a lot of copies.
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level 77
Nov 5, 2014
I did some searching, because I really wanted to see that album cover. It's pretty funny - it has a picture of all 5 Beatles (Stuart Sutcliffe was the other that didn't make it), with a small circle around Pete's face. Oh, and the official title is actually just "Best of the Beatles". It was released by Savage Records in 1965.
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level 60
Jan 1, 2017
I have that album. Yep, I was duped back then, too. Best of the Beatles indeed!
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level 39
Nov 5, 2014
Could you accept Britain for England?
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level 51
Nov 5, 2014
They didn't conquere Britain, so that woundn't make any sense.
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level 35
Apr 3, 2017
Great Britain would not be a country for another 641 years after the Normans ascended to power in 1066.
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level 32
Apr 17, 2017
Britain is the name of the island, the country is the united kingdom
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level 34
Nov 5, 2014
Please accept Sodium Chloride for NaCl
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level 30
Nov 5, 2014
That's what NaCl is. It's "better known" as salt. We don't say please pass the sodium chloride.
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level 61
Nov 5, 2014
In the medical field, NaCl is Sodium Chloride... I agree with Sadmin, it should be accepted
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level 45
Nov 5, 2014
"Better known" means he's asking for common name. "Sodium chloride" is what's written in the question, albeit in symbolic form.
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level 25
May 7, 2015
Let's be honest here. If you know it's sodium chloride, you know it's salt. Stop being a pedant.
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level 50
Apr 17, 2017
And regardless, if you know "sodium chloride," then you probably also know "NaCl," so it is equally known, not even better known.
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level 52
Nov 5, 2014
should accept Peter Best
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level 68
Nov 5, 2014
just put the last name...like is done in jeopardy most of the time...watched an episode recently and someone got the question wrong because they gave the wrong first name but the correct last name...why make things more difficult than they have to be?
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level 48
Nov 5, 2014
I tried 0 longitude, unsuccessfully. Hmmmm . . .
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level 71
Apr 17, 2017
I tried 0 meridian and it was accepted.
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level 73
Nov 5, 2014
Why don't you accept Calvin Johnson as an answer for the leader of the Decepticons?
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level 60
Nov 5, 2014
Awesome comment
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level 67
Nov 8, 2014
I'm a Bears fan and I still agree. Calvin Johnson is the man
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level 58
Nov 6, 2014
OK so I kept putting Peter Best instead of Pete Best. Can you just accept Peter Best as well?
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level 46
May 23, 2015
Nitpicking, but Jeeves wasn't a butler, he was "a gentleman's gentlemen" ie a valet.
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level 56
Apr 17, 2017
Agreed upon by many here, should be fixed by now
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level 67
Aug 14, 2016
Poor Pete Best. Myself and the vast majority of people taking this quiz couldn't remember him.
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level 60
Jan 1, 2017
I remembered him, but then I've been a Beatle fan since 1964 and have read an s-load of articles and books about them.
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level 69
Apr 17, 2017
Only 1/3 know the Prime Meridian? Wow.
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level 45
Apr 17, 2017
Can't you accept sodium chloride as well as salt?
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level 46
Apr 17, 2017
please accept natrium cloride for salt
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level 42
Apr 17, 2017
I was thinking raison d'tat. Don't know if it still means anything as raison de grace
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level 40
Apr 17, 2017
Were you thinking of raison d'etre perhaps? (reason for being)
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level 60
Apr 17, 2017
I'm still stuck on Hugh Laurie being a comedian. Maybe he is, but I only know him from House.
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level 71
Apr 17, 2017
Same here, I had no idea he was a comedic partner of Stephen Fry. Guess I need to catch up on some stuff.
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level 67
Apr 18, 2017
I think his appearance in Black Adder series is even more famous, a classic of British comedy. It was super weird seeing the utterly stupid Prince Regent as House ...
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level 53
Apr 19, 2017
Check out the series "Jeeves and Wooster". It's hysterical. And then there was Blackadder....
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level 59
Apr 20, 2017
I knew him originally from "Jeeves and Wooster". The first time I tried watching "House" I couldn't get Bertie Wooster out of my head, so I gave up. Later on I did watch it though. And as ColoHarpare says - the series is hysterical.
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level 50
Jun 29, 2017
Back in the '80s, they did a comedy sketch programme called "A Bit of Fry and Laurie". That was about the same time as Blackadder, and then they did Jeeves and Wooster. Most definitely a comedic background before they both branched out into other (more serious) stuff.
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level 44
Apr 17, 2017
Pete was the Best Beatle.
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