General Knowledge Quiz #117

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What does a funnel cloud become when it touches the ground?
a Tornado
What does the average person have 206 of?
Bones
What TV host has popularized the pseudoscience of Deepak Chopra and Dr. Oz?
Oprah Winfrey
What chemical element makes the surface of Mars appear red?
Iron
Of the 196 countries of the world, 3 are "principalities". Name any of the three.
Andorra,
Liechtenstein,
Monaco
What crime is defined, in the United States, as the theft of something worth at least $400?
Grand Larceny
What African snake is considered to have possibly the world's deadliest bite?
Black Mamba
What city's "Hanging Gardens" were a Wonder of the World?
(although they may have never existed)
Babylon
What South American city didn't exist until 1960, but now has a population
of over 3 million?
Brasília
What notable person was born in Honolulu and lived in Jakarta for part of his childhood?
Barack Obama
What accent is said to be spoken by people who were born within earshot of
Bow Bells in London?
Cockney
What is the term for a poet who is officially appointed by a government?
Poet Laureate
What country has a name that ends in q?
Iraq
What is the biggest cat native to the Americas?
Jaguar
Complete the analogy: Superman is to Daily Planet as Spider-Man is to ....
Daily Bugle
According to the song, what killed the radio star?
Video
Who did Claus von Stauffenberg plot to kill?
Adolf Hitler
What animals are such reluctant breeders that zookeepers made pornography videos
to help them get in the mood?
Giant Pandas
What waterfalls, the world's tallest, were unknown to science until 1933?
Angel Falls
What was the world's best-selling model of car in the first half of the 20th century?
Ford Model T
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Level 54
Jan 27, 2015
Would you be willing to accept just "Oprah"?
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Level 74
Jan 27, 2015
Would you be willing to drop "pseudo"? (Cue ferocious debate :) )
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Level 73
Feb 6, 2015
When Deepak Chopra says that HIV doesn't cause AIDS, it's a bad attitude that causes it, he is a complete and total fraud scientifically.
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Level 79
Apr 7, 2015
If he dropped the pseudo and just left it as "science"... this would be much worse.
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Level 73
Apr 27, 2015
There sure are a lot of folks coming out of the woodworks nowadays trying (finally) to prove that Oz is an absolute fraud. They guy is a complete joke.
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Level 60
Feb 4, 2017
No. Pseudo is the correct term. It is time to stand up against "alternative truths".
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Level 78
Jan 29, 2015
No need for ferociosity, pseudo works for me. Look up the definition of science, and even if you believe in Dr. Oz and Deepak Choprah as your own personal deities, pseudoscience still fits.
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Level 81
Jan 15, 2019
what is an Oprah?
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Level 81
Jul 5, 2019
Xram Ohcuorg's brother
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Level 63
Jun 17, 2020
A self-important, bipedal land mammal of the Homo sapiens sapiens subspecies that is indigenous to central Mississippi as well as the shores of Lake Michigan. Its many - far, far too many - vocalizations hold large influence over other females. It's best to pay it no attention but Oprah can be frustratingly hard to ignore given how much it insists upon itself.
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Level 64
Jun 20, 2020
@martay Indigenous? It? Itself?
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Level ∞
Apr 19, 2020
Oprah has always been accepted.
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Level 78
Jun 17, 2020
Just curious if you would accept the name on her birth certificate, Orpah.
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Level 83
Jan 27, 2015
Ford T Model. T Model Ford. Ford T!!! Is it absolutely crucial to have all those words in the right order there?
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Level 83
Jan 27, 2015
I think I tried "Model T Ford" as well. Must've.
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Level 71
Jan 28, 2015
all you needed was "Model T"
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Level 73
Apr 27, 2015
It's only been known as Model T...ever...always.
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Level 43
Jan 31, 2017
Whereas i know it as T Model Ford...should accept variations in my humble opinion
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Level ∞
Apr 19, 2020
This has come up on other quizzes. I think it's an English as as second language issue. In any case, we accept some different variations now.
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Level 70
Jun 17, 2020
Why would anyone call it Model T Ford? I should think that the car make (in this case Ford) would always come first, the specification second. At least, I've never heard of other car makes referred to as, e.g., Fiesta Ford, Beetle VW, or Quattro Audi.
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Level 78
Jun 17, 2020
Ford Model T is the official name but when I was young we still on rare occasions saw Model A Fords on the road, and everyone called them by that name with Ford coming last in the name. No idea why.
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Level 81
Apr 19, 2020
For that matter it was only around 19 years, not the whole first half of the century.
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Level 78
Jan 28, 2015
Darn it, couldn't figure out how to spell laureate. Kept entering laureat without the e.
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Level 59
Feb 24, 2019
After Laureat didn't work, I added an e. :D
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Level 59
Jan 20, 2016
Quite a hard quiz. Only got 15 :(
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Level 75
Nov 11, 2018
Beg to differ. Found it just right. (I got 20/20, with 2 minutes to spare, and wild monkeys flipping the breaker the whole time!)
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Level 59
Mar 18, 2016
And simply "pandas"? Red pandas presumably don't need porn...
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Level ∞
Apr 19, 2020
Panda would have worked.
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Level 82
Aug 18, 2017
I think you mean "reluctant breeders", not "reticent" which means unwilling to talk much about it.
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Level 71
Aug 23, 2017
Have you ever heard a panda talk about his sex life? Because I sure haven't...
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Level 72
Aug 23, 2017
Yeah, but does watching porn suddenly make the pandas real chatty about it?
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Level 79
Sep 21, 2017
No, but that's why breeding programs so often fail. Can't fault them for trying, though.
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Level 72
Sep 21, 2017
Maybe they should try couples counseling?
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Level 43
Jun 18, 2020
That's because he doesn't have one.
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Level ∞
Apr 19, 2020
Changed to reluctant :)
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Level 49
Sep 22, 2017
Love the third question ... just saying.
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Level 73
Sep 22, 2017
20/20, hadn't had that for a while on a GK quiz!





Yay!!
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Level 58
Sep 14, 2019
Accept Salto Angel for Angel Falls?
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Level 79
Apr 19, 2020
Grand larceny is not a federal offense, so its definition varies from state to state. In New York, for example it's $1000 or more.
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Level 74
Apr 19, 2020
For the first question I tried typhoon, whirlwind, cyclone and hurricane. Are they wrong somehow?
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Level 82
Apr 20, 2020
Maybe cyclone or whirlwind are ok, but not typhoon and hurricane. Those are circular storms, but don't touch the ground with a funnel.
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Level 69
Apr 22, 2020
Hurricane develops over water and is a completely different kind of storm.
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Level 74
Jun 17, 2020
+ for whirlwind,
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Level 51
Jun 17, 2020
The average person has less than 206 bones. If just one person on earth had a single missing bone, that would bring the average to 205.9999999... Perhaps "most people" is better phrasing.
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Level 58
Jun 17, 2020
Ah, but what about people with polydactyly (more than ten fingers/toes)? Surely they must bring the average up by a similar amount...
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Level 66
Jun 17, 2020
I agree. Probably "typical" is better than "average" in this situation.
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Level 74
Jun 26, 2020
The question doesn't specify mean average - I think it is safe to take the modal average for a question like that
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Level 72
Jun 17, 2020
Oof. Had a tough time spelling larceny.
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Level 16
Jun 26, 2020
Hardly knew anything because most of the questions are meant for Americans and I'm Aussie