General Knowledge Quiz #155

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What is the only country in the world where some highways have no speed limit?
Germany
Whose image supposedly appears on the Shroud of Turin?
Jesus's
What is the most famous movie starring Judy Garland?
The Wizard of Oz
Who was the father of Hercules?
Jupiter
What German word means "to take pleasure from the misfortune of others"?
Schadenfreude
In what country did the sport of hurling originate?
Ireland
What rail line connects the cities of Moscow and Vladivostok?
Trans-Siberian Railway
What can come in Basmati, Arborio, and Jasmine varieties?
Rice
What illness is sometimes referred to as H5N1?
Bird Flu
What band takes its name from an American spy plane used during the Cold War?
U2
What Olympic sport combines fencing, swimming, horse jumping,
shooting, and running?
Modern Pentathlon
What movie is about a streetwise but inexperienced lawyer named Vincent Gambini?
My Cousin Vinny
What breed of dog is most commonly used by police to track
wanted criminals or missing persons?
Bloodhound
What word comes next in this series: Solo, Duet, Trio?
Quartet
What country, other than China and Taiwan, has a majority of
Chinese-speaking citizens?
Singapore
What is either a common first name or something a litigious person might do?
Sue
What would you add to a Croque Monsieur sandwich to make it a Croque Madame?
Fried Egg
What country is personified by the goddess Helvetia?
Switzerland
In terms of video games, what does the term VR stand for?
Virtual Reality
By area, what is the largest country that is entirely within Europe?
Ukraine
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Level 67
Jul 15, 2016
Avian flu should also be accepted
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Level 76
Jul 17, 2016
Yes, please accept avian flu. That is also the other name!
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Level ∞
Jul 17, 2016
That was supposed to work. It will now.
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Level 79
Jul 15, 2016
"The spy plane was obviously not the idea." (_U2: An Irish Phenomenon_, p. 17)
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Level 59
Nov 21, 2016
I've always thought the name came from the phrase "you too".
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Level 76
Jul 17, 2016
What is your source for the police dog breed? Poking around on the internet seems to show that it is the German Shepherd. Which police force are you talking about?
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Level 54
Sep 29, 2016
I was also frustrated by the lack of acceptance of German Shepherd; however, from Wikipedia: "Its extraordinarily keen sense of smell is combined with a strong and tenacious tracking instinct, producing the ideal scent hound, and it is used by police and law enforcement all over the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, lost children and lost pets." And Wikipedia never lies!
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Level 65
Nov 21, 2016
I think German shepards are used for enforcement and drug-sniffing, but bloodhounds are used for tracking, which is what the question asked.
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Level 48
Mar 15, 2018
Agreed, I'd like to see a source too. I've worked with four police departments in my career, all only used German Shepherds or Belgian Malanois for the most part, sometimes other breeds for cadaver search dogs, but never a bloodhound.
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Level 71
Jul 18, 2016
I learned about schadenfreude from Boston Legal. You do occasionally learn things from TV shows. My brain wouldn't get off B-52s in order to remember any other type of plane.
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Level 69
Nov 21, 2016
In 1960 Central Intelligence Agency pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down over Russia (USSR) flying a U2 spy plane. USA denied it and it was really big news drawn out over weeks and weeks. Never forget it if you were around at that time.
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Level 50
Nov 24, 2016
I was the same, I remembered hearing at some point there was a band called the B-52s and couldn't think of anything else.
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Level 73
Nov 21, 2016
An accidental freebie for me today. I read curling in stead of hurling, tried Switzerland, and voilà.
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2018
Except curling was (probably) invented in Scotland.
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Level 67
Jan 8, 2019
My guess would ve been canada for curling
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Level 74
Nov 21, 2016
I believe that India also has no speed limit on some of its highways
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Level 76
Nov 21, 2016
I could only come up with the B-52s for the band named after a bomber. Probably wrong era though :/
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Level 65
Nov 21, 2016
Why do you accept "schadenfreud" without the final "e"? It's not event silent so someone who knows the word knows that it must end with "e"
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Level 65
Nov 21, 2016
Croque madames are delicious. Try one sometime when you're in Quebec.
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Level 73
Jun 19, 2018
Why? A croque-madame (and croque-monsieur, for that matter) isn't a Québec thing. It's not even close to being a staple of French Canadian Cuisine, nor has it ever been.
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Level 49
Nov 21, 2016
SR-71 is also a band named after a spy plane used during the Cold War
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Level 63
Nov 28, 2016
This was what I tried first, as well. The SR-71 was used during the Cold War, too.
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2018
I'm no music expert, but I think U2 might be slightly more famous than SR-71.
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Level 37
Nov 21, 2016
Schadenfroh also means to take pleasure of others misfortune. Why is this not accepted?
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Level 57
Nov 21, 2016
Thanks for the hurling question, so few people know about such a brilliant sport
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Level 45
Nov 21, 2016
Ooh, pleased I got the least guessed answer! Seems, despite it sometimes coming up on quizzes, people don't know what it is. Not that I know many details of some obscure countries I now know exist.
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Level 79
Nov 21, 2016
Aren't there a couple highways in Wyoming or somewhere where, at certain times of day, there is also no speed limit? I thought I read that before.
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Level 46
Nov 23, 2016
either lots of germans took the quiz, or people cheated
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2018
Because of the autobahn and schadenfreude? They're both pretty widely known outside of Germany. Schadenfreude is the name of a song--maybe the best song--in the musical Avenue Q, and it was also mentioned on an episode of the Simpsons.
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Level 67
Jan 8, 2019
Schadenfreude is one of those words in the english language for which they dont have a word of their own. There are others but I cant remember them. There are some fun lists on the internet for words from all over the world. A single word describing something which other countries use several words for or dont even see it as a specefic thing. (Like how someone looks when eveninglight shines on their, for instance)
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Level 67
Jan 8, 2019
I guess you arent english/american? Cause I believe it is pretty common. Even I know it and it is not my language. (Maybe not common in sentences, but it definitely comes up a Lot as a subject, and how people think it is an interesting word etc
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Level 78
Nov 25, 2016
In NT (Aus) some highways also don't have speed limits.
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Level 72
Feb 11, 2017
That has been the subject of several changes over the last few years. I think at present there is a speed limit again
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Level 24
Apr 17, 2017
Hercules is the Greek name and Jupiter is the Roman name for Zeus. Zeus is the correct answer.
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Level 67
Mar 15, 2018
Nope, Hercules is the Roman name. The Greek name is Heracles.
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Level 61
Oct 10, 2017
I could only come up with the B52's for the U2 question
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Level 71
Oct 14, 2017
I read, "the goddess Helvetica," and started to wonder where the font had originated and whether it was named after a god... sigh
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Level 71
Nov 17, 2017
I really enjoyed the fact that so many people didn't get schadenfreude.
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Level 55
Feb 24, 2018
Please also accept SR-71 as a recon aircraft-inspired band name. Thanks!
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Level 68
Feb 24, 2018
Well today I learnt what a Croque Madame is and now I want one!
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2018
Sad (but not terribly surprised) that My Cousin Vinny is the least-guessed answer. One of my all-time favorite comedies. And, according to my lawyer parents, surprisingly realistic in its depictions of courtroom scenes.
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Level 69
May 17, 2019
I assumed that you needed to add a sausage to change a Croque Monsieur into a Croque Madame...
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Level 43
Mar 11, 2020
Good afternoon QM. Schadenfreude means "joy or pleasure in the misfortune of others". It is a noun, not a verb. Therefore it can't mean "to take pleasure from the misfortune of others" as this is a verb phrase. If you're looking for a verb, try "gloat" as its definition could be "contemplate or dwell on one's own success or another's misfortune with malignant pleasure".
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Level 31
Apr 12, 2020
Never heard before that Helvetia is a goddess...and I am Swiss...It is a symbolic figure or an allegory. Where did you get the info from?