General Knowledge Quiz #132

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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What is the world's most popular beverage other than water?
Tea
What were Pangaea and Gondwana?
Continents
What drinking vessel supposedly confers eternal life on those who drink from it?
Holy Grail
What beings come from the planet Cybertron?
Transformers
To the nearest whole number, what is the fatality rate of rabies upon the onset of symptoms?
100%
What Christian holiday comes the day after Halloween?
All Saints' Day
In what Caribbean country is Vodou commonly practiced?
Haiti
What is Rogaine meant to treat?
Baldness
What does the ¥ symbol stand for?
Yen
What vegetable has eyes?
Potatoes
In what country is the musical "Evita" set?
Argentina
What is the capital of Canada?
Ottawa
What is the most commonly spoken first language in Singapore?
Mandarin Chinese
In 1727, Janet Horne became the last British person to be executed for what crime?
Witchcraft
What rapper had 12 studio albums - 6 of them posthumous?
Tupac Shakur
What band's members included Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson?
The Beach Boys
What condition can be described as "cloudiness" of the eye lens?
Cataracts
What European country had a "Golden Age" in the later half of the 1600s?
Netherlands
What theorem is often expressed as a2+ b2= c2 ?
Pythagorean Theorem
What does the M stand for in a MRI machine?
Magnetic
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Level 82
Jun 29, 2015
Wow. Never seen that spelling "vodou". I guess that's what makes the question more interesting.
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Level 68
Nov 1, 2015
English is the most commonly spoken language in Singapore
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Level ∞
Nov 2, 2015
Changed "language" to "first language". A majority of Singaporeans speak Chinese at home.
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Level 83
Oct 22, 2020
Yeah, but I don't think it's Mandarin they speak at home, but Hokkien. Maybe you should just leave it as "Chinese".
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Level ∞
Oct 22, 2020
That might have been true in the past @mf3. Today, a plurality speak Mandarin at home, although English is catching up and will probably surpass it in a couple decades.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Singapore#Chinese_language

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Level 45
Nov 1, 2015
I guessed peas for veg with eyes...black eyed peas?
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Level ∞
Oct 22, 2020
Black eyed peas will work now.
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Level 49
Nov 3, 2015
My maths teacher would continually point out that the a2 +b2 = c2 was at best an incomplete expression of the theorem, as it is only correct if c is the hypotenuse. Just in case you were wondering.
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Level 72
Oct 12, 2018
your math teacher should have told you that C is always the hypotenuse.
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Level 20
Jan 11, 2021
C needn't be the hypotenuse always. The names of straights may be arbitrarily chosen theoretically, but there is the obligation to name them in anticlockwise rotation. As you can turn around a triangle in the way you want, the start point is up to you. That's why HighFidelity's comment is right.
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Level 34
Nov 3, 2015
Pangaea is not a continent. It was actually a large land mass. It contained all of the continents merged together,
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Level 70
Feb 24, 2016
Pangaea was a 'Supercontinent' ...... it's still a continent
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Level 59
Oct 16, 2020
"That's not a forest, it's a large collection of trees!"
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Level 74
Nov 9, 2015
You should also accept "all souls day" for 1 November
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Level 72
Jul 10, 2016
Except that All Souls' Day is on November 2nd.
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Level 78
Jan 15, 2021
All Hallow's Day is the other name, which is why the day before is All Hallow's Eve or Evening, which eventually gets shortened to Halloween. (All Hallow's Day is accepted.)
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Level 80
Mar 29, 2018
Benin, Togo, or Ghana for Haiti?
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Level 78
Apr 10, 2018
I believe those places are correct for the African belief elements, but I don't think that the Vodou religion really came together until the Roman Catholic influences were adopted from the missionaries in Haiti. I'm no expert on religions, but I think that's the way it is.
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Level 43
Jan 12, 2021
Maybe it was changed in the last 3 years, but it specifies Caribbean country in the question.
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Level 58
Jun 9, 2019
i tried glaucoma. doesn't it also apply?
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Level 62
Oct 29, 2020
Nope, it's nerve damage, not lens damage.
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Level 58
May 26, 2020
Although de jure Malay is the national language, Singapore English is regarded de facto as the main language in Singapore, and is officially the main language of instruction in all school subjects except for Mother Tongue lessons in Singapore's education system
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Level 68
Sep 16, 2020
Could 'yuan' (the Chinese currency that uses the same symbol) be accepted for ¥?
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Level 68
Jan 11, 2021
That would be nice
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Level 59
Oct 16, 2020
Tea is just flavoured water, TBH.
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Level 80
Oct 22, 2020
Isn't that the case for nearly everything humankind regards as a beverage?
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Level 83
Oct 22, 2020
Except for Tide Pods.
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Level 68
Jan 11, 2021
But Tide Pods aren't edible
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Level 64
Jan 11, 2021
That's what you think :)
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Level 79
Oct 22, 2020
All drinks are flavoured water. Don't drink anything that doesn't have water in it.
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2021
Well you could in theory argue about natural fruit juices. Though they contain water it is not made of/with it, since it isn't produced/manufactured.
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Level 72
Oct 22, 2020
#209 in the series is not featured
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Level ∞
Oct 22, 2020
Fixed.
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Level 71
Oct 22, 2020
Nitpick alert: There's a question mark missing after the theorem question.
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Level ∞
Oct 22, 2020
Fixed.
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Level 83
Oct 22, 2020
Additional trivia: Rogaine (minoxidil) is also used to treat hypertension.
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2021
Never heard of rogaine, is it a herb or a brand. No idea what it was even supposed to be when I read it, a person a color a training exercise a religion. Obviously assumed probably some sort of medicine, ow wait no did consider food cause in my language the word looks like what would be rye in English.

don't mind me , just rambling here... now doubting wether to get some more sleep or look up rogain

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Level 60
Oct 24, 2020
Yen and Yuan have the same symbol, so Yuan should be acceptable
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Level 36
Nov 5, 2020
Came here to say the same thing
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Level 27
Jan 12, 2021
All Hallow's eve is Catholic, not Christian. and there is a diference
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Level 78
Jan 15, 2021
There's another reason why eye lens get cloudy. It's called posterior capsule opacification and occurs when the lens capsule thickens behind the new lens that is replaced during cataract surgery. I only know about it because I've just been diagnosed with it and will have to have a laser procedure to clear it up.