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General Knowledge Quiz #162

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedJanuary 23, 2017
Last updatedFebruary 27, 2017
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What legendary creature of Norse mythology resembles a giant squid?
Kraken
What is the Spanish word for water?
Agua
What well-known movie was inspired by the real-life Von Trapp family?
The Sound of Music
What are the two most populous cities on the Nile river?
Cairo
Khartoum
What type of printers use "toner"?
Laser Printers
What conqueror killed or displaced up to 90% of the population of Persia in the 1200s?
Genghis Khan
What is the world's largest Arabic language news network?
Al Jazeera
What is the name for a plant that lives longer than an annual or biennial?
Perennial
In 1493 Pope Alexander VI divided the New World, giving half of it to Spain.
Which country received the other half?
Portugal
What type of corporal punishment is used in Singapore?
Caning
What car part has largely been made obsolete by fuel injection?
Carburetor
What actor's name did the Washington Post misspell as Bandersnatch Cummerbund?
Benedict Cumberbatch
In what part of the body would you find a hammer, anvil, and stirrup?
Inner Ear
What country has de-facto control over most of the disputed territory Western Sahara?
Morocco
What movie is about a British boy who wanted to be a ballet dancer?
Billy Elliot
What movie series featured a messy poltergeist named Slimer?
Ghostbusters
What monarch was known as the "Sun King"?
Louis XIV
On what part of your clothing would you be most likely to find an aglet?
Shoelace
What jazzy Broadway songwriter wrote the songs "Anything Goes",
"You're the Top", and "Begin the Beguine"?
Cole Porter
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level 75
Jan 24, 2017
So... finally Phineas and Ferb proved their point to the Quizmaster, and he won't forget it?
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level 72
Jan 24, 2017
What on earth does this mean????
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level 75
Jan 24, 2017
Yeah, it was that reference...
Guess I gotta work on my writing and reference skills for the next comment.
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level 75
Feb 27, 2017
Ah, I thought to same thing. I saw the question and started to sing the song. One of the best cartoons ever
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level 62
Feb 27, 2017
I want to see it!
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level 76
Feb 27, 2017
I eventually got the answer, but it would have been easier for me if the clue had simply said, "On what would you be most likely to find an aglet?" I think of shoes as accessories rather than clothing, and I was mentally going through all the articles of clothing trying to see what else might have an aglet. (Apparently Wikipedia agrees with me. It says footwear and hats are accessories rather than clothing.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clothing
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level 66
Mar 18, 2018
I learned about aglets from Terry Pratchett's book 'The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents' :)
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level 77
Jan 24, 2017
feels great to get 100%
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level 78
Jan 24, 2017
Carburettor is UK way of spelling that engine part. Please add.
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level ∞
Jan 24, 2017
Done
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level 77
Jan 24, 2017
I tried Al Jezira and Al Djezira to no avail...
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level 47
Mar 2, 2017
ha
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level 25
Jan 24, 2017
I tried both 'shoe' and 'laces' for aglet to no avail. Perhaps they could be added, particularly insofar as most people would not think of their shoelace as 'clothing.' Thanks.
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level 65
Jan 24, 2017
Seconded, at least for "shoe." I didn't think to get that specific in the answer, I just thought I was getting it wrong.
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level ∞
Jan 24, 2017
I'll accept lace but shoe doesn't feel correct to me, more like just guessing random pieces of attire.
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level 51
Jan 24, 2017
A shoelace is not an article of clothing it is part of one.
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level 51
Jan 24, 2017
If I asked you what article of clothing would you put a cufflink you wouldn't say shirtsleeve.
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level 59
Feb 27, 2017
Agree with the above. "Shoelace" isn't an article of clothing, shoes are.
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level 59
Feb 27, 2017
Also conversely, the Sun King question should require Louis XIV not just "Louis." The opposite logic applies - half the French kings were called Louis so you can just guess by that instead of actually knowing the answer.
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level 56
Feb 27, 2017
Totally agree with everyone requesting "shoe" be deemed correct. The shoelace is part of the shoe which is the article of clothing.
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level 85
Apr 13, 2018
Shoe was my first thought. Took a bit for me to realize that I needed to be more specific
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level 58
Aug 14, 2018
I also vote for shoe.
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level 83
Jan 24, 2017
Could you please accept just Khan? I tried it, and moved on when it wasn't accepted.
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level 70
Jan 24, 2017
Khan is a title, not a name. This would be like accepting "King" for the sun king.
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level ∞
Jan 24, 2017
@onite is right. Khan is not a correct answer. But we'll accept it anyway. Maybe some people will read the comments and learn.
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level 71
Jan 24, 2017
I would like to thank Fallout for the Cole Porter one.
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level 79
Feb 27, 2017
Bandersnatch Cummerbund wasn't a misprint- a former TV critic for the Washington Post, Lisa de Moraes, used the alternative name as a joke. She would also call Ryan Seacrest 'Seabiscuit'. Fantastic snarky writer. I miss her on the Post.
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level ∞
Feb 27, 2017
Changed misprint to misspell. Thanks!
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level 58
Feb 27, 2017
13% Cole Porter: bunch of philistines!
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level 79
Jul 26, 2018
This is the internet. Anything goes!
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level 61
Feb 28, 2017
Is Slimer really a Poltergeist rather than "just a regular" ghost?
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level 67
Feb 28, 2017
Slimer was pretty clearly a class-5 free roaming vapor.
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level 44
Mar 7, 2017
why on earth is shoe lace not accepted for shoelace but draw string is
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level ∞
Mar 7, 2017
Punctuation and spacing never matters on JetPunk. You must have misspelled shoelace.
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level 49
Sep 6, 2018
Surely the shoelace is part of the shoe?
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level 51
Jan 8, 2019
the three bones are located in the middle ear not the inner ear The inner ear is the cochlea