General Knowledge Quiz #151

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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What country has the highest percentage of redheads?
Ireland
Who is often called the first person to circumnavigate the globe, even though
he died before completing his journey?
Ferdinand Magellan
What is the best-selling arcade game of all-time?
Pac-Man
What prefix is the opposite of hypo?
Hyper
What is the preferred food of polar bears?
Seals
What four megacities start with the letter M?
(metro population over 10 million)
Manila
Mexico City
Moscow
Mumbai
What is the the best-selling song by the Eagles?
Hotel California
According to Christian lore, what city was visited by Balthazar, Caspar, and Melchior?
Bethlehem
What word originally meant "destroy 10% of" but now often means
"destroy a large portion of"?
Decimate
What sport has "test matches" that can last several days?
Cricket
The Dreadnought was first introduced by the United Kingdom in 1906. What was it?
a Battleship
What type of "tiger" roamed the Americas before going extinct around 8,000 B.C.?
Saber-toothed Cat
What Justin Bieber song was the most disliked music video on Youtube
until being surpassed by "Baby Shark Dance"?
Baby
Who was the son of Anakin and Padmé?
Luke Skywalker
What machine did the Germans use to code their messages during WWII?
Enigma Machine
What Jewish rite is performed by a mohel?
Bris
What type of animals are sometimes called pachyderms?
Elephants
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Level 81
Mar 31, 2016
Took me a while to try to think about a song by the Eagles that started with 'M'.
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Level 69
Aug 29, 2016
so I was not alone!
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Level 67
Aug 29, 2016
'Motel California' - a cheaper version that just wasn't as classy.
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Level 59
Aug 29, 2016
You could check out anytime you like, and then leave quite easily, as your car was right there.
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Level 45
Sep 13, 2016
I sincerely wish there was a "like" button on here.
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Level 82
Jul 19, 2018
Mirrors on the ceiling, Keystone Light on ice . . .
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Level 71
Sep 10, 2016
Same here!
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Level 73
Mar 31, 2016
Can you also accept "bris" for the mohel led rite. The bris is the full ceremony that accompanies the circumcision.
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Level ∞
Apr 1, 2016
Changed the answer to that
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Level 75
Apr 5, 2016
Good God - assault on a helpless infant's genitals is awful in itself, but here it also gets dressed up as a ceremony? Good to see that a cut-free brit shalom alternative is gaining traction.
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Level 48
Sep 20, 2017
Good lord! it's a tradition that goes back thousands of years and there is literally nothing wrong with it. If you can find me a single man who remembers it being done to him (as it is done in the first 8 days of life), I will give you every penny I own. Conversely women in Africa in particular are having FGM done to them as teens because their "overlords" don't want them to feel stimulation through sex...completely different and is assault.
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Level 63
Oct 17, 2020
Also, it's estimated that around 120 infants die from circumcision each year in the US alone - but even if they didn't, removing a part of the body without consent to please a deity is barbaric.
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Level 64
Jul 19, 2021
Is there anything you couldn't justify doing to an 8-day-old baby on the grounds that they will not remember it?
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Level 82
Aug 29, 2016
Adult males are undergoing voluntary circumcision in Africa now because it reduces the risk of contracting HIV through intercourse.

Also makes your wee-wee less gross-looking but I must admit I'm not a fan of them in any condition, so...

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Level 62
Aug 29, 2016
Actually as a woman I prefer them in their natural form.
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Level 64
Jul 19, 2021
There are other, more effective methods for reducing HIV transmission. And making a subjective judgement about what you find more sexually attractive in relation to a procedure that is carried out on infants probably isn't the look you're going for.
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Level 81
Apr 1, 2016
I will wear my lack of knowledge of Justin Bieber as a badge of honor.
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Level 70
Aug 29, 2016
You and me both!
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Level 59
Aug 29, 2016
Ahaha! As for me, I read the question and then literally took a wild guess at the dumbest, most cliche word in pop music. Bingo!
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Level 74
Nov 3, 2017
I found it helped to be daft enough to try Babylon instead of Bethlehem for the wise men...
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Level 52
Sep 19, 2018
not sure if i would class bethlehem as a city
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Level 82
Jul 19, 2018
The question technically tests your knowledge of Bieber hate.
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Level 59
Apr 15, 2016
The pachyderm question is tricky, really. As I understand it, the term pachydermata referred to rhinos and hippos as well as elephants. Also, kudos to cpgatbyu, you wear that badge!!
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Level 82
Aug 29, 2016
After typing in the M cities I got it stuck in my head that answers must begin with M.

Just to inform everyone, Motel California was not a big hit for the Eagles.

Also, pachyderms can also refer to hippos and rhinos, as already pointed out.

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Level 82
Aug 29, 2016
After glancing through all the comments I see that everything I said was redundant. :P Should read first.
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Level 70
Aug 29, 2016
Would you please accept the Portugese name Magalhães as well?
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Level 71
Aug 29, 2016
bris is a shortened/slang version of brit milah but people shouldn't be expected to know that I guess
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Level 82
Dec 23, 2016
Isn't it widely accepted now that there was no such animal as a sabre toothed tiger? I believe they were more like bears..
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Level 60
Jan 16, 2017
Not by me.
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Level 53
Dec 17, 2017
The category is now called "saber-toothed cats"...stockier than usually pictured, but still more like cats than bears.
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Level 60
Jan 16, 2017
Apparently Metropolis has less than 10 million people.
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Level 71
Jul 1, 2017
If you want some more General Knowledge quizzes type in 'Mals' in the search box and choose one.
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Level 63
Jul 1, 2017
Thank you Seinfeld for giving me the answer to bris. Otherwise I would never have got it. The mohel('Shaky the mohel') was one of those unforgettable Seinfeld characters.
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Level 44
Apr 21, 2018
sure, make the goyim type out 'circumcision' before you slyly slide in 'bris' for the answer. ☺
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Level 58
Sep 21, 2017
the 3 wise kings in the Christian mythology: it's Gaspar (with a G), not Caspar.

Fun and interesting as always. Thanks Quizmaster

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Level 79
Dec 5, 2017
"Caspar (also Gaspar, Jaspar, Jaspas, Gathaspa, and other variations," says Wikipedia
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Level 47
Oct 5, 2020
You mean coca-cola isn't the preferred food of polar bears!?
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Level 52
Jul 19, 2021
Point of clarification for the enigma question. Could you also accept "Lorenz" cipher? Lorenz was actually a more complicated cipher for the most important strategic messages. Enigma was actually the lower security level. Both were cracked by the British :-)
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Level 71
Jul 19, 2021
Should consider Jerusalem for the "city" question. The Magi first visited Harod in Jerusalem (population 1AD about 50,000) before going to Behtlehem a small village with a population of about 300 at the time.