General Knowledge Quiz #173

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: August 26, 2017
First submittedAugust 10, 2017
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Besides English, what language are U.S. astronauts required to know?
Whose enemies include Destoroyah and Mothra?
What was the first book printed by Johannes Gutenberg?
The Bible
What do the letters HRH stand for in the titles of the British royal family?
His/Her Royal Highness
What substance could Rumpelstiltskin spin into gold?
What synonym of "nerd" originally referred to a carnival performer who bit
the head off a live chicken?
In what country can one find Gooloogong, Wonglepong, and Mount Buggery?
What cities are the top 3 financial centers in Asia, according to the
Global Financial Centres Index?
Hong Kong
Which constellation is represented by a crab?
What three letters do all gerunds end with?
What is the spice name of Victoria Beckham?
Posh Spice
What word, starting with g, is the opposite of "name brand"?
Who wrote "The Canterbury Tales"?
Geoffrey Chaucer
What is the first name of former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi?
Who is the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Hermes?
Who is the CEO of Tesla Motors and Space X?
Elon Musk
What suffix can follow fire, horse, and gad?
What is the word for a knight's armored glove?
Level 76
Aug 10, 2017
Props to the Aussies for wonglepong and mount buggery. Those antipodeans sure know how to name things.
Level 51
Aug 26, 2017
Not to mention their tennis players. Evonne Goolagong with 14 Grand Slam Titles.
Level 63
Aug 26, 2017
I only got that one from watching the Simpsons, in which an Aussie sees a frog, and says "that's a funny name. I'd have called them 'chazwuzzers.'" Now whenever I hear a ridiculous name like that, I just think "Australian."
Level 46
Aug 31, 2017
They also have a city called iron knob
Level 34
Feb 14, 2019
dont think 200 people counts as a city, but it does exist
Level 23
Oct 18, 2017
I've climbed Mt Buggery. It's a small mountain in the Victorian Alps, 1608m/5275ft tall, nothing special at all. It usually takes 2 days to get to it.
Level 72
Dec 7, 2017
They seem normal if you grew up with them - I find names like Mississippi, Albuquerque and Chattanooga just as funny
Level 78
May 7, 2019
Those are tame. Try: Hog-Eye Bend, AR, Cooter, MO, French Lick and Floyds Knobs, IN, Gobbler's Knob, KY, Bucksnort, TN, Boody, IL and Hot Coffee, MS. Proud to say, I've been to all of these charming garden spots.
Level 32
Jan 28, 2018 I think the fact that we have 'Titwobble Lane' clearly defines us as the most superiour and responsible location-namers in the world.
Level 59
Aug 26, 2017
"What WAS IS the spice name of Victoria Beckham?" That's a rather unique construction of a sentence!
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Aug 26, 2017
Level 65
Aug 26, 2017
Wouldn't have known the nerd synonym if I hadn't watched the film Nightmare Alley (1947).
Level 71
Aug 26, 2017
Good movie. Great ending.
Level 51
Jul 22, 2018
Geeks watch films like that.
Level 7
Aug 26, 2017
50% missed the Rumpelstiltskin one. Maybe we all typed 'flax.'
Level 68
Aug 26, 2017
Level 82
Aug 26, 2017
I kept trying alternatives like string, hair, silk, etc.
Level 55
Dec 10, 2017
I did hay. Sigh.
Level 72
Mar 27, 2018
Also did hay. Took a while to get to straw.
Level 81
Aug 26, 2017
I really wanted the astronaut language question to be "Klingon" ;)
Level 45
Aug 29, 2017
Nice :)
Level 12
Aug 29, 2017
This quiz isn't right, i put " Martian " for the astronauts language and its not working, pretty sure NASA agrees
Level 49
Aug 30, 2017
Does it really have to be 'his/her royal highness'? Surely can just one or the other.
Level 57
Aug 30, 2017
Not sure what exactly you asking, but HRH is either His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness, depending on who's on the throne.
Level 39
Aug 31, 2017
The person on the throne is called Your Majesty. His/Her Royal Highness applies to Princes and Princesses.
Level 70
Aug 30, 2017
fireman, horseman, and gadman are all correct.
Level 64
Sep 6, 2017
Gojira for Godzilla?
Level 66
Oct 14, 2018
Fly isn't a suffix as it is a word in its own right. Also, please allow Mercurius.