General Knowledge Quiz #126

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Last updated: July 29, 2020
First submittedMarch 13, 2015
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What would a person turn into if they gazed into Medusa's eyes?
Stone
What brothers compiled fairy tales including "Cinderella" and "Rumpelstiltskin"?
Brothers Grimm
What occupation puts one at risk for black lung?
Coal Mining
What type of creature might leave a trail of ectoplasm behind it?
a Ghost
What sport takes place in a velodrome?
Track Cycling
What company made Pentiums?
Intel
What school of art was invented by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque?
Cubism
What animal is known in German as as Schildkröte, literally a "shield toad"?
Tortoise
What is a nosegay made of?
Flowers
Who wrote the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky"?
Lewis Carroll
Who has been credited with inventing 1,700 common words including assassination,
bedazzled, and eyeball?
William Shakespeare
Who rules in a plutocracy?
The Wealthy
What industry employs best boys and key grips?
The Film Industry
What country was British PM Neville Chamberlain visiting in 1938 when he declared
"I believe it is peace in our time"?
Germany
In Spanish it's "Cruz". In French, it's "Croix". What is it in English?
Cross
What part of the body produces Vitamin D?
Skin
In what country would you find the world's largest stadium:
Rungrado 1st of May Stadium?
North Korea
What soccer player has bitten three others, most recently at the 2014 World Cup?
Luis Suárez
What country is more than 90% male?
Vatican City
What is caused by a rhinovirus?
The Common Cold
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Level 87
Mar 16, 2015
I always thought a plutocracy should be ruled by the devil. Sadly, the word comes from the Greek, not the Latin.
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Level 59
Jul 27, 2015
Ha, ha.
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Level 58
Aug 10, 2015
This one was kind of tough! Usually there's not as many that I don't know. Great quiz, though; thanks. :)
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Level ∞
Jul 29, 2020
2020 revision: I've removed the 4 hardest questions and replaced them with easier ones.
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Level 77
Jul 30, 2020
I crashed & burned in the middle part of this quiz. I think a few of those will stick, though. Hopefully.
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Level 78
Aug 11, 2015
Can't believe I missed Vatican City. It should have been so obvious. I was trying to think of Arctic regions where it's mainly men who do mining, fishing, etc.
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Level 73
Jan 19, 2018
Feels like "cinema" should be accepted for the best boy/key grip clue...
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Level ∞
Jul 29, 2020
Okay
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Level 68
Jun 23, 2019
Tried several differnt spellngs of Pyongyang until I reread question - ugh
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Level 80
Jul 29, 2020
The crediting of all those words to Shakespeare seems to have taken a hit recently. See, e.g., "https://www.pri.org/stories/2013-08-19/did-william-shakespeare-really-invent-all-those-words". For a more light-hearted discrediting, watch "Upstart Crow".
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Level 77
Jul 30, 2020
Should accept kidney for the vitamin D question
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Level 72
Aug 3, 2020
I feel like the rhinovirus question is confusing. I spent a while listing symptoms. Perhaps "What illness is most commonly caused by a rhinovirus?" would be clearer. I dunno, perhaps I'm just being dense.