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General Knowledge Quiz #117

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: August 18, 2017
First submittedJanuary 27, 2015
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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 is the biggest cat native to the Americas?
Jaguar
What country has a name that ends in q?
Iraq
What chemical element makes the surface of Mars appear red?
Iron
Whose embalmed body has been viewed millions of times since his death in 1924?
V.I. Lenin
Who broke baseball's "color barrier" in 1947?
Jackie Robinson
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 almost 3 million?
Brasília
What notable person was born in Honolulu and lived in Jakarta for part of his childhood?
Barack Obama
Who married Tommy Lee and Kid Rock?
Pamela Anderson
What is the term for a poet who is officially appointed by a government?
Poet Laureate
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 reticent 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 55
Jan 27, 2015
Would you be willing to accept just "Oprah"?
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level 72
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 77
Apr 7, 2015
If he dropped the pseudo and just left it as "science"... this would be much worse.
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level 71
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 76
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 79
Jan 15, 2019
what is an Oprah?
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level 73
Jul 5, 2019
Xram Ohcuorg's brother
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level 82
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 82
Jan 27, 2015
I think I tried "Model T Ford" as well. Must've.
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level 73
Jan 28, 2015
all you needed was "Model T"
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level 71
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 77
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 73
Jul 5, 2019
Don't bother check the mailbox for your government appointment.
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level 67
Apr 7, 2015
Funny, "a very progressive Protestant minister" didn't work for the person who married Tommy Lee and Kid Rock. ;-)
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level 37
Apr 7, 2015
Nice one
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level 58
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 80
Aug 18, 2017
I think you mean "reluctant breeders", not "reticent" which means unwilling to talk much about it.
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level 73
Aug 23, 2017
Have you ever heard a panda talk about his sex life? Because I sure haven't...
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level 71
Aug 23, 2017
Yeah, but does watching porn suddenly make the pandas real chatty about it?
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level 77
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 71
Sep 21, 2017
Maybe they should try couples counseling?
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level 73
Jul 5, 2019
Maybe they should show new exciting positions.
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level 34
Sep 21, 2017
I just want to express my appreciation for the Daily Bugle being the answer before the question about The Buggles song. I hope QM did that on purpose
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level 55
Sep 21, 2017
I'd just like to say I think it's ridiculous that the second-least known answer was Jackie Robinson. Less than 50% of you? Really?
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level 51
Sep 22, 2017
I've never heard of him - but then I have never seen a base ball game.
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level 62
Sep 24, 2017
The only baseball player I have ever heard of is Babe Ruth. It's just not a big thing here. However softball is another story. NZ mens softball team Black Sox won the World Champs this year for the 7th time.
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level 67
Mar 11, 2018
I too have only heard of Babe Ruth although then only through signed baseballs being sold on TV Pawn shop programmes.
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level 67
Mar 11, 2018
I just remembered 'Di Maggio' who married Ms Monroe.
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level 73
Jul 5, 2019
42% by chance?
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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 67
Mar 11, 2018
Good quiz apart from .......Who's Pamela Anderson (famous for what?) and who is Tommy Lee and Kid Rock?......
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level 79
Jun 6, 2018
Pamela Anderson was famous for her . . . err . . . how to put this delicately? So, there was this TV show she was on called "Baywatch," and it featured a lot of scenes of women in swimsuits running in slow motion.

Catch my drift?
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level 58
Sep 19, 2018
Next time just say Model/Actress
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level 67
Jun 25, 2018
To answer the rest, Tommy Lee is the drummer for the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, and Kid Rock is an American singer.
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level 54
Sep 14, 2019
Accept Salto Angel for Angel Falls?
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