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What is the world's most famous sled dog race?
What country is Justin Bieber from?
Who sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy?
What volcano destroyed the city of Pompeii?
Who requested sharks with frickin' laser beams?
What is also referred to as a horn of plenty?
What TV show featured the Holodeck?
What is 12345 + 12345?
Who built a wall to separate Scotland and England?
What nut is a typical ingredient in pesto?
What does a cobbler make and repair?
What is a word that means "island chain"?
What part of animal is suet?
What major fault line runs through California?
What King was beheaded during the English Civil War?
Who wrote the musicals the "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Evita"?
What title does someone gain when they are knighted?
Which borough of New York City starts with Q?
In what movie did the main character bend over backwards, dodging bullets
as if they were moving in slow motion?
U2 is a band. What is a U-2?
Answer Stats
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level 39
Oct 8, 2013
Only 41 percent of the test takers know about the Iditarod! Sad. Maybe they just couldn't spell it.
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level 64
Oct 8, 2013
That would be my guess. I tried about ten different ways before Googling it. Which is not cheating (see: The Shia LaBeouf Rule)
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level 79
Jun 18, 2018
I don't think Iditarod qualifies. It is spelt exactly as it sounds.
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level 57
Nov 29, 2013
I tried about a dozen ways of spelling it and couldn't get it right.
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level 15
Dec 16, 2013
word.
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level 32
May 12, 2016
No I just haven't ever heard of it.
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level 43
Jul 13, 2018
I knew it right off. Not knowing it is not sad. You are sad, Sir Pompous.
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level 9
Oct 8, 2013
Is it weird that I only know Andrew Lloyd Weber because of The Nanny?
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level 33
Jul 1, 2014
Same here!
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level 74
Dec 7, 2015
Do all Americans refer to him as Weber, or is it just a common spelling mistake? It's Webber.
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level 73
Sep 21, 2017
The spelling with one 'b' is quite a bit more common in the US.
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level 74
Feb 10, 2018
^ But it isn't, however, how ALW spells it.
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level 70
Jun 18, 2018
It isn't, but it explains why people tend to write Weber
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level 18
Oct 8, 2013
I tried husky, but no luck. Now I feel like a Idiatrod...I mean: Idiot!
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level 78
Sep 25, 2015
Had to read it 5 times before I figured out that race actually meant one of those "who gets there first" things and not type of dog. I think even the picture leads to think about "type of dog".
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level 57
Jan 19, 2016
The question is misleading because Husky is a dog race (breed). At least where I come from.
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level 68
Sep 6, 2016
Wher do you people come from that you refer to "races" of dogs? I have only ever heard them referred to as breeds.
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level 65
Mar 7, 2018
Samiamco, people often use wrong words in foreign language. For example in Finnish same word means both race and breed, and you just can't always remember which to use when. Sorry for the mistakes.
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level 68
Jun 30, 2018
Oh, no, that makes perfect sense. My apologies. But you non-native English speakers here keep us fooled, because in general, your English is better than the average American's!!
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level 14
Feb 26, 2014
The picture for this quiz is frightening... Dogs with blue eyes always look possessed!
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level 78
May 16, 2014
Damn you Spanish! I tried Saint Andreas and St Andreas and even Sint Andreas. Of course it's San Andreas. Bwah.
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level 56
Jun 5, 2014
I weep that Justin Bieber is the most frequent correct answer.
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level 33
Jul 1, 2014
Why? It's an extremely easy question.
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level 43
Aug 11, 2014
Probably because it's sad that so many people have heard of him. The kid shouldn't even be famous, in my opinion.
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level 48
Feb 13, 2016
More people know him than can do simple mental math.
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level 70
Jul 17, 2018
It may be because many who take these quizzes are from the USA and when he is being discussed we are very quick to point out that he is Canadian...not from the US. Sorry Canada, most of you are wonderful people.
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level 56
Sep 19, 2015
Unsurprising that the English history question is the least-guessed answer in an American-dominated quiz website. Which is sad considering British history is American history for most Americans.
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level 48
Feb 13, 2016
Not all of it.
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level 68
Jan 16, 2017
Cheer up. It's not sad at all
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level 73
Sep 21, 2017
Being from Maryland, that was an easy question for me!
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level 69
Jun 18, 2018
Not sure what the "most Americans" part of that comment is supposed to mean, but in 2009 only about 13% of Americans were of British ancestry Source
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level 70
Jun 18, 2018
From your link:
However, this figure is likely a serious undercount, as a large proportion of Americans of British descent have a tendency (since the introduction of a new 'American' category in the 2000 census) to identify as simply Americans or if of mixed European ancestry, identify with a more recent and differentiated ethnic group. Eight out of the ten most common surnames in the United States are of British origin.

Plus you have to add Irish Americans for the purposes of the discussion above.
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level 70
Jul 17, 2018
It is surprising to me, but as an admitted/committed Anglophile, I may know almost as much history of the UK as most Britons. For some reason I find the history, culture, and almost everything about the country very interesting - may have lived there in a former life. I think it all started when I read "Green Darkness" as a child. My mother bought the book and left it out. Probably the only "romance" novel I have ever read, but I was interested in a country that was so much older than my own. Been reading about it ever since.
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level 65
Jan 1, 2016
I am surprised that so few got the 'Suet' question right, I'd love to know what part of an animal most thought suet was!
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level 48
Feb 13, 2016
I had no idea what it was.
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level 69
Jun 18, 2018
I guessed pretty much every internal organ.
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level 65
Feb 26, 2016
I find the pesto question a bit odd. I guess it's fairly common to put pine nuts in it. but if a typical topping for ice cream is sprinkles, it could also be chocolate sauce or a cherry. so why does pine nuts get special treatment?
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level 65
Apr 21, 2016
Because pine nuts are not "fairly common" in pesto, they're a required ingredient. Pesto consists of basil, pine nuts, salt, garlic, Parmiggiano Reggiano, pecorino and olive oil. I'm sure that some people have their very own recipe with whatever else they want to put in there, and that's absolutely fine, but if they call it "pesto" they're lying to you.
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level 78
Jun 18, 2018
The pesto alla genovese (green) is not the only pesto out there. Red pesto (Sicilian pesto or Pesto Trapanese) is also a pesto and it doesn't use pine nuts. It's still pesto though.
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level 68
Sep 6, 2016
Yeah, tom88, your anology of sprinkles is to ice cream as pine nuts is to pesto is not valid here. The appropriate one is CREAM is to ice cream as pine nuts is to pesto – as dunkinggandalf said: a required ingredient.
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level 47
Mar 27, 2016
This one seemed pretty easy. I'm lucky I guess
+2
level 70
Mar 18, 2017
I knew king Charles thanks to Blackadder: The Cavalier Years :D
+1
level 61
May 24, 2017
Musicals are hardly ever written by one person ("Hamilton" is a rare exception). Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the music for Phantom but he and Richard Stilgoe wrote the book and Mr. Stilgoe wrote the lyrics with Charles Hart. You should probably change the question to "who wrote the music to Phantom of the Opera?"
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level 75
Jul 10, 2017
Please consider allowing "shoe" for the cobbler question. I typed it six times and moved on thinking I was crazy.
+2
level 76
Jun 17, 2018
Today's nitpick: New York City consists of 5 boroughs, not buroughs.
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level ∞
Jun 18, 2018
Fixed
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level 69
Jun 20, 2018
15/20
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level 68
Jun 30, 2018
I am distressed to see that in the two years since I last took this quiz, I *still* can't spell "archipelago". Sigh.
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