General Knowledge Quiz #144

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Who made cameo appearances in 39 movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock?
Alfred Hitchcock
What was the worst nuclear accident of all time?
Chernobyl
What is the second most populous city in Australia?
Melbourne
What well-known video game was created in Moscow in 1984?
Tetris
What ballet features "The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"?
The Nutcracker
What country is located entirely on an isthmus?
Panama
What is the English translation of the Spanish word "fuego"?
Fire
What style of facial hair was famously worn by U.S. Civil War general Ambrose Burnside?
Sideburns
What disease caused the deaths of Freddie Mercury, Liberace, and Arthur Ashe?
AIDS
What type of musical instrument is used in calypso music and was formerly
made from used oil barrels?
Steelpan
What movie villain once ate a man's liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti?
Hannibal Lecter
If a doctor orders 5 cc's of a medicine, what does cc stand for?
Cubic Centimeter
What city has the greatest number of skyscrapers over 150 meters in height?
Hong Kong
What holiday was first celebrated on April 22, 1970?
Earth Day
Genghis Khan had thousands of grandsons. Which one is the best known?
Kublai Khan
Who directed the movie "Jaws"?
Steven Spielberg
What country do the first names Spiro, Ioannis, and Sophia come from?
Greece
What is black sausage made from?
Blood
During the French Revolution, what committee was ironically responsible for
killing a great number of people?
Committee of Public
Safety
Who has the Twitter handle @pontifex?
Pope Francis
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Level 82
Mar 3, 2016
"Himself" could arguably be accepted for the Hitchcock question.
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Level ∞
Mar 3, 2016
That will work now
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Level 82
Jun 25, 2018
Himself made a cameo appearance?
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Level 70
Apr 18, 2016
What country is located entirely on an isthmus? ....... so is Costa Rica etc (entirely on an isthmus between two larger areas of land)
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Level 62
Apr 18, 2016
Fukushima could also be considered the worst nuclear accident of all time.
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2016
Fukushima: 0 deaths, 130 indirect deaths.

Chernobyl: 31 deaths, 44,000 indirect deaths, 350,000 permanently evacuated.

No way Fukushima can be considered worse.

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Level 48
Apr 18, 2016
Five years later, we have a good idea of how many indirect deaths are going to be by Fukushima and it's not going to be anywhere near 44.000.
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Level 63
Apr 18, 2016
What happened at Fukushima was devastating but was also a result of an earthquake and tsunami (other factors did contribute). Chernobyl was a direct result of multiple human errors and inadequate safety precautions. So from that perspective, Chernobyl was an accident whereas Fukushima was a natural disaster.
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Level 58
Apr 18, 2016
Is Earth Day a holiday? Not where I live!
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Level 85
Apr 18, 2016
There's only, like, 3 or 4 countries that don't celebrate Earth Day.
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Level 71
Apr 19, 2016
It's more of an observance; not really a holiday. Like Halloween, for example.
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Level 62
Apr 18, 2016
When you say grandsons of Genghis Khan, are you including great grandsons or even great-grandsons. Because even though he is known for having a huge amount of desendents, he only had four sons, and I highly doubt that the four of them could produce that many kids.
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Level 60
Jan 2, 2017
So then Madeline Khan is wrong?
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Level ∞
Mar 1, 2021
He had eight children by his first wife, and likely hundreds more from other women.
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Level 57
Apr 18, 2016
Nitpicky as all hell, but "cc" stands for cubic centimeter even if a doctor doesn't order 5 cc's of medication :D
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Level ∞
Mar 1, 2021
CC stands for many things, such as "carbon copy" for example. The doctor part of the question is necessary to contextualize the question.

I hereby rule your nitpick to be invalid.

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Level 58
Apr 20, 2016
I think black sausage contains more than just blood...
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Level 57
Feb 9, 2018
Please accept Kubilai Khan. The "i" is present in Mongolian!
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Level 56
Aug 10, 2018
must admit I always thought it was 'cubic centilitres'
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Level 77
Oct 7, 2019
So did I. It turns out that there are 10 cubic centimeters in each cubic centiliter.
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2020
a centilitre is already a unit of volume it doesn't need the cubic part.
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Level 51
Aug 1, 2020
Kept trying milliliters...
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2021
Can you accept muttonchops for sideburns? See: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/03/why-sideburns-are-named-as-they-are/
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Level 78
Mar 1, 2021
cm3 should be accepted
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Level 69
Mar 2, 2021
Nah. The question asks what cc stands for.
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Level 23
Mar 2, 2021
Could you please accept 'pig's blood' for black sausage?
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Level 75
Mar 2, 2021
Why isn't just "blood" good enough? At least half a dozen different animals' blood is used in blood/black sausage.