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General Knowledge Quiz #171

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedMay 23, 2017
Last updatedNovember 14, 2018
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Who shot an apple that was placed atop his son's head?
William Tell
What is the largest company in Japan by revenue?
Toyota
What does the symbol represent?
Infinity
What country has 2.3 popes per square kilometer?
Vatican City
What was discovered by Crick and Watson?
Structure of DNA
What slippery synthetic material is often used as a coating on non-stick cookware?
Teflon
Who is the most famous person that Selena Gomez has dated?
Justin Bieber
What bird's famous pink feathers are caused by the beta-Carotene in their
diet of brine shrimp and algae?
Flamingo
What organism is also known as a "toadstool"?
Mushroom
What Medieval profession involved entertaining the king?
Jester
If flora are plants, what are animals?
Fauna
What is the specific gravity of water at 4° Celsius?
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What is the term for cargo that has been thrown overboard from a ship? (hint: not flotsam)
Jetsam
What group of treaties give rights to prisoners of war, injured soldiers,
and civilian non-combatants?
Geneva Conventions
What Germanic tribe founded the country that became France?
The Franks
What does a flatulent person do?
Fart
Squids and octopuses are cephalopods. Name one of the other two kinds of cephalopods.
Cuttlefish or
Nautiluses
What has between 19 and 24 frets?
a Guitar
What prefix can come before brow, cycle, and sex?
Uni
What medical condition occurs when a part of the body freezes?
Frostbite
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level 73
May 23, 2017
Which part of Portugal lies in the Eastern Hemisphere???
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level 80
May 23, 2017
Seconding this. And also, is the "(hint: not flotsam)" thing really needed? People don't want answers spoon-fed to them.
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level 84
May 24, 2017
Thirding this.
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level 42
Jul 11, 2017
It's not spoon-feeding for non-native speakers. I'm one and had no idea that flotsam and jetsam were words. (And I kinda have a hard time convincing myself they are, because they sound sort of silly :P)
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level 52
Sep 19, 2018
jetsam is stuff that has been jettisoned, ie thrown overboard... flotsam is the other stuff floats, after a shipwreck for example
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level 73
Jul 8, 2019
There's also lagan and derelict - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flotsam,_jetsam,_lagan,_and_derelict
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level 73
May 23, 2017
Maybe they are counting overseas territories? Does Portugal have any overseas territories anymore?
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level 72
May 24, 2017
Nope, so I think Portugal qualifies as a second answer. Would make an interesting two-answer question, actually.
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level 73
May 24, 2017
Nope, only Azores and Madeira off the mainland.
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level ∞
May 24, 2017
Replaced that question. Thanks!
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level 69
May 24, 2017
Cuttlefish... Why the hell did I think they were called Skuttlefish??
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level 73
May 24, 2017
In my head they were called crayfish for some reason
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level 67
May 24, 2017
Good quiz, great mix of questions. Most famous person called Bieber?....... fame must come cheap these days.
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level 72
Aug 13, 2018
Then you should buy him out.
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level 77
May 25, 2017
Nautilus should be accepted. Also, there are fretless guitars.
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level ∞
May 25, 2017
Fixed the Nautilus type-in.
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level 83
May 25, 2017
Slightly disappointed that "kraken" wasn't accepted as an answer to the cephalopod question.
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level 75
Jun 4, 2017
Or Cthulhu for that matter :'(
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level 61
Sep 27, 2017
This is so confusing as a German. In German an "Octopus" is a type of "Krake". But if you translate "Krake/n" to English it becomes "Octopus".
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level 63
May 28, 2017
Jester should be also accepted for Justin Beaber answer. Thankfully they are one next to one
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level 68
Jul 10, 2017
Or how about "fool" for either answer?
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level 67
Jun 5, 2017
Who is Selena Gomez and why should I know her? Resisting making a comment about who she has apparently been dating. Good quiz though, nice range if fairly unusual questions.
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level 61
Jul 10, 2017
I think she was one of Disney's teen idols who has morphed into a pop star/actress. She's basically a less notorious version of Miley Cyrus from what I gather. That might not be exactly right, but it's in the ballpark.
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level 67
Jul 10, 2017
She was in the Walker Texas Ranger movie.
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level 79
Jul 10, 2017
She was in more than that. But I think she's more famous as a pop singer than an actress.
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level 49
Jul 10, 2017
I wish Trivia Crack's people were as attentive as our quizmasters on Jetpunk.
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level 63
Jul 10, 2017
Rosalind Franklin was the chemist and x-ray crystallographer who discovered the structure of DNA (also RNA, viruses, graphite etc) with these other dudes. Her name is not on the Nobel prize because she happened to die before recieving the prize and Nobel isn't awarded posthumously.
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level 51
Jul 10, 2017
Came to say this. Also because Watson and Crick were...not terribly fond of the idea of a woman making a groundbreaking discovery.
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level 58
Feb 18, 2019
Same.
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level 66
Jul 10, 2017
I thought the question for "Frostbite" meant freezes, like stops moving, so I guessed "Paralysis". Whoops.
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level 60
Dec 22, 2017
I put hypothermia, which also can be correct
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level 71
Oct 30, 2018
No body parts need to freeze for you to have hypothermia, nor do you necessarily have hypothermia when one of your extremities freezes.
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level 78
Jul 11, 2017
Typed in "Francs" about 20 times wondering why it didn't work. Oops.
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level 69
Apr 4, 2018
All but the Bieber one.
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level 71
May 11, 2018
Is Bieber a person?
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level 71
Oct 30, 2018
Not exactly.
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level 85
Aug 2, 2018
Can someone please explain what the 'specific gravity of water' question means? I didn't even know what it was asking for? I have Googled it and can't find an explanation?
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level 78
Sep 23, 2018
In what universe does knowing which celebrity is dating some other celebrity count as ‘knowledge’, general or otherwise? Isn’t that sort of thing best left to quizzes found in the kind of tacky magazines that are on sale at supermarket check-outs?
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level 67
Oct 25, 2018
I actually tried fungus first, because I was thinking that a toadstool is poisonous and a mushroom is edible, so it can't be that.
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level 55
Nov 8, 2018
Can you consider accepting jettison for jetsam? https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/flotsam-jetsam.html