General Knowledge Quiz #120

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Where would you find a stalagmite?
In a Cave
What cruel sport was outlawed in the Spanish region of Catalonia in 2010?
Bullfighting
What type of underwear did Sisqó write a song about?
Thongs
In music, what is the opposite of legato?
Staccato
What shape is often used to represent Islam, and appears on 19 different flags?
Crescent
What country's past leaders include Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak?
Egypt
Whose famous "last theorem" was proposed in 1637 and finally proved in 1995?
Pierre de Fermat
Whose castle is located at the center of Walt Disney World?
Cinderella's
In what movie did Jack freeze to death while Rose floated safely nearby?
Titanic
The U.S. has 13. Malaysia has 14. France has 3. What are they?
Stripes
Fill in the blank of the Shakespeare play title.
The Merry Wives of
Windsor
What spends part of its life cycle inside a chrysalis?
Butterfly
What is the word "deli" short for?
Delicatessen
What is the name of male bees, whose only function is to breed?
Drones
What actor has portrayed Sherlock Holmes, Alan Turing, and Khan?
Benedict Cumberbatch
What type of storm could cause the power grid to fail and also damage satellites?
Solar Storm
What store's cafeterias famously served meatballs containing horse meat?
IKEA
What did the Winklevoss twins try to take credit for creating?
Facebook
Which of Jesus's apostles doubted his resurrection, demanding to touch his wounds?
Thomas
What country has the highest number of active military personnel per capita?
North Korea
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Level 83
Mar 10, 2015
While horse is maybe not the first meat to be put in meatballs, it's common to eat horsemeat in at least both Sweden and Finland and most probably other European countries as well. So having it in them isn't wrong at all. Not listing it as ingredients on the other hand is very wrong. - I am not familiar with the story, so I don't know what caused outrage.
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Level 28
May 20, 2015
It's more the fact that they were not advertised as containing horse, and a lot of people in the UK object to eating horse (just because they're not really seen as an animal many people eat here.) Personally I wouldn't mind eating horse, but if they're sneaking it in it's unlikely to be decent quality horsemeat, which is what worried me more - it's likely to be poor meat they're using to make their product cheaper.
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Level 75
Nov 12, 2019
I heard that when the abattoir providing it was accused of slaughtering horses for meat the spokesman was very bemused and replied something along the lines of 'yes of course we are, that's what we sell'
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Level 78
Sep 1, 2016
North Americans generally don't eat horsemeat. I don't know why -- it does taste good. The horrified looks my coworkers give me when I say this is amusing.
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Level 63
Dec 5, 2018
Why not eat your dog or grandma too? Don't they taste good if prepared well? The reason you're confounded is because you're being willfully obtuse. It's not some grand mystery that vast the majority of people are horrified at the idea of eating something they have an emotional connection with.
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Level 59
Feb 24, 2019
mmmm Grandma. (Homer)
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Level 75
Nov 12, 2019
martay - I don't think hwes is being obtuse, it really doesn't make sense as to why some people think it's fine to eat a cow or a sheep but not a dog or a horse, it's really baffling to me
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Level 79
Jul 27, 2020
I only had it once when a girl I was seeing in Moscow ordered take-out from a Kazakh restaurant. It was gross. At least the stuff I had. Like extra hard, extra oily salami.
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Level 65
Jul 29, 2020
@roleybob Maybe because people tend to have a closer (emotional) connection with dogs and horses than cows and sheep, which are more often kept and bred for their meat and milk. The former two animals are much more often domesticated as pets/companion animals and not for human consumption (although horses may be considered livestock).
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Level 60
Jul 30, 2020
Agreed. If you're gonna slaughter and eat pigs, cows, sheep, goats, bison, deer — and pretty much every single other hooved animal under the sun — it seems rather arbitrary and irrational to have some sudden moral panic about consuming horse meat.
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Level 65
May 19, 2015
I never knew dwarves were tasty
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Level 83
Nov 2, 2017
They're great with soy sauce, oddly enough.
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Level 49
May 19, 2015
Aren't all bees not queens called drones? I nearly didn't get it because I was trying to think of some special name just for male bees.
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Level 58
May 19, 2015
No, I'm afraid it's true, drones are those few male bees who mate with the queen. The others are worker bees. "Drones" meaning zombie-like "worker bees" in the work place is a misapplied idiom.
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Level 78
Nov 2, 2017
Worker bees only put up with lazy drones until cool weather, in case something happens to the queen and they are needed for a replacement. When the weather turns cold worker bees literally drag them out of the hive. Any drone "lucky" enough to mate with a queen during her maiden flight also dies, because her anatomy causes his organ to be ripped out of his body and he falls to the ground dead.
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Level 77
Jun 8, 2020
Fatal Attraction.
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2020
Don, you always make me smile. I forgot to add that worker bees are all infertile females - they come from fertilized eggs that are fed worker jelly and the queen secretes a substance that keeps them infertile. Male drones come from unfertilized eggs, and queen bees come from fertilized eggs that are fed a special royal jelly. After the first queen hatches, she stings all other royal eggs. A master beekeeper maintains many hives on our property and he artificially inseminates the queens in each hive and collects the royal eggs before they hatch and ships them all over. Each queen cell - it looks like a peanut shell hanging from the special frame - earns him about $20 each and he will collect about twenty from each hive. He is trying to produce bees that can survive many of the things that are threatening bee populations worldwide, and there's a shortage of queens. We get all the free honey we want in return, plus pollination for our plants. Win-win for us, the beekeeper, and the bees.
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2020
Sorry, I get carried away about honey bees. They are so fascinating.
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Level 61
May 19, 2015
Could you accept 'moon' for crescent?
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Level 46
Jan 10, 2016
Please do, I thought there was some kind of special name for the crescent and star design, and I couldn't think of it.
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Level ∞
Aug 24, 2017
Okay
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Level 63
May 19, 2015
Wouldn't an electromagnetic storm or EMP storm also work for Solar storm?
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Level 67
May 19, 2015
emp is not a storm...it is a pulse of electromagnetic energy. Quite different than a solar storm that erupts from the sun and can last days
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Level 70
Aug 31, 2017
Or how about accepting sun-storm?
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Level 75
Jun 11, 2020
I thought GEOSTORM should work since it's both a bad movie and a bad car
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Level 44
May 19, 2015
I thought it was Prince Charming's castle. I guess when she moved in she started claiming everything. Poor guy doesn't even have a proper name...
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Level 28
May 20, 2015
Probably Prince Charming's father's castle (or potentially his mother's.) Following their divorce Cinderella will probably end up getting it though...
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Level 75
Sep 13, 2017
I'm sure she doesn't still live there - they're from completely different socio-economic backgrounds, they would run out of things to talk about almost immediately.

And he is incredibly impulsive and probably mentally handicapped - supposedly falls in love with her at first site but can only find her by her shoe size (which fell off her foot so obviously isn't the best fit anyway), because god forbid he remember what her face looks like.

Nah, there's no way they'd last past the first weekend.
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Level 75
Oct 14, 2019
*sight
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Level 32
Jul 28, 2020
@roleybob the prince actually has a personality, in the sequels to cinderella (yes i know these movies are garbage but hear me out) he talks? at least in the third cinderella movie he jumps out a window. It's pretty great
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Level 28
Aug 2, 2020
actually it should say Ludwig II ;) since it was his castle before Disney used it as Cinderella's castle.
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Level 77
May 19, 2015
I think you should probably accept Caterpillar for Butterfly
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Level 66
May 19, 2015
seconded
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Level 59
May 22, 2015
Or add moth?
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Level 65
Aug 25, 2017
Moth would be a cocoon
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Level ∞
Aug 24, 2017
Caterpillar sure. Moth is incorrect.
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Level 80
Nov 2, 2017
Anyway, the chrysalis is the nymph, not the cocoon, the question seems wrong to me.
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Level 55
May 19, 2015
Accept Benedict Cumberbhagflaganhandmagonflaggon as an answer!
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Level 65
Jul 29, 2020
Cumberbatch is very easy to spell, if you are not terrible at spelling, @hagy888.
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Level 50
May 20, 2015
I always thought his name was "Cumberpatch".
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Level 76
Nov 12, 2015
What, like cucumber-patch?
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Level 79
Jul 27, 2020
Or Cabbage Patch?
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Level 32
Jul 28, 2020
I always call him benedict cucumberpatch for fun
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Level 28
Aug 2, 2020
Cumberbenny could work as well. :D
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Level 23
May 21, 2015
legato is a musical expression note for a whole entire part, while staccato is a type of accent for a particular and individual note, therefore making them not polar opposites. The *exact* opposite of staccato is tenuto, because both refer to individual notes. Otherwise, great quiz!
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Level 27
Jul 28, 2020
They are still generally considered to be opposites, however you are correct.
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Level 34
Dec 2, 2015
I only have The Social Network to thank for the Winklevoss question
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Level 70
Oct 10, 2016
I tried Sun-spot storm but didn't get it :o(
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Level 54
Nov 22, 2016
please accept beehive combobutters for benedict cumberbatch
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Level 79
Jul 27, 2020
That's not nice. His name is Bramblepatch Crustydiq.
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Level 62
Mar 9, 2017
It accepts "Cumberband" for "Cumberbatch". That's amusing.
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Level 82
Aug 25, 2017
I believe "sunstorm" should be accepted.
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Level 77
Aug 27, 2017
When it comes to bullfighting, I always pull for the bull.
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Level 60
Oct 2, 2017
it depends which Disney world. Some have Sleeping beauty castle. Could not figure out which one you meant
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Level 54
Nov 3, 2017
Sleeping Beauty's castle is at Disneyland. Not Disney World.
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Level 79
Jul 27, 2020
would it take that long to guess both?
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Level 80
Nov 2, 2017
Please accept corrida for bullfighting.
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Level 30
Apr 1, 2019
Yes! and/or tauromachy
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Level 44
Dec 5, 2017
Could you add Wimbledon Tennismatch as a type in for Beneficial Cucumber?
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Level 65
Jul 29, 2020
Benedict Cumberbatch is his name, and therefore should be the sole acceptable answer.
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Level 78
Jun 7, 2020
The Disney castle is originally modeled after King Ludwig II of Bavaria's castle.
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Level 80
Jun 8, 2020
Yes, but he had several, the one you talk about is the Neuschwanstein.
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Level 53
Jun 13, 2020
The question about the type of underwear in a song by Sisqo, answer being "thongs"..being unfamiliar with the gentleman's music, I started guessing a few different types of underwear, one of which was "g-string" which is the commonly used term for that style of underwear where I live. Would be good if you considered accepting this alternative too. (Thongs are things you wear on your feet! :))
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Level 79
Jul 27, 2020
If you'd ever heard the song, it's hard to get it out of your head he says it over and over again. Let me see that thoooong... thong thong thong thong thong.

I guess he could have been talking about flip-flops
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Level 35
Jul 29, 2020
Yeah I put in G-Strings too and am upset it didn't count it
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Level 56
Jul 27, 2020
Can you please accept Karst for the first question please please
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Level 79
Jul 27, 2020
Never heard of the least-guessed answer. Will have to look that up.
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Level 59
Aug 8, 2020
when you say "the U.S. has 13" you should be specific that you're referring to its flag. otherwise, it could be anything. as phrased, it's highly misleading.
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Level 73
Aug 8, 2020
The legato question made me think of (tv show) Chernobyl's main character Legasov. Now, I really wanna see a remake with a character called Staccatov.