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General Knowledge Quiz #24

Answer these random trivia questions.
Last updated: September 06, 2018
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Who was married to Guinevere?
King Arthur
What movie featured the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man?
Ghostbusters
What is the common name of the mandible?
Jawbone
What sport, similar to billiards, is played with one white ball, 15 red balls,
and 6 balls of different colors?
Snooker
On what island would you find Kīlauea, perhaps the world's most active volcano?
Hawaii
What disease was eradicated in 1979?
Smallpox
In what city was Muhammad born?
Mecca
What country was formed by the union of Aragon and Castile?
Spain
What civilization, based around the Yucatán Peninsula, were the only Native American
group to independently develop a written language?
Maya Civilization
What beverage is 7 parts tequila, 4 parts triple sec, and 3 parts lime juice?
Margarita
What shape are stop signs in most countries?
Octagon
Who wrote "The Lord of the Rings"?
J.R.R. Tolkien
What is Dihydrogen Monoxide better known as?
Water
How long will you have bad luck if you break a mirror? (according to superstition)
Seven Years
What word, starting with T, refers to the patterns worn by Scottish clans?
Tartan
What trendy diet suggests that people should only eat what their
pre-agricultural ancestors ate?
Paleo
What vegetable is named after a European capital city?
Brussels Sprouts
What does the harp represent on the coat of arms of Queen Elizabeth II?
Ireland
What British lord is the namesake of hockey's most famous trophy
and Vancouver's most famous park?
Lord Stanley
What number system uses only zeros and ones?
Binary
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level 24
Jan 26, 2015
why could guess that whatever that term was was just another name for water, good ole H2O??? definitely not me.
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level 49
Feb 5, 2015
you do realize that water is dihydrogen oxide right? it means 2 hydrogens and one oxygen.. FFS
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level 69
Aug 18, 2016
The dihydrogen monoxide thing was an experiment to see exactly how guillible people (by which I mean Americans) are, specifically about hazards and dangers in food, cleaning products, etc. They created a petition to BAN WATER, by calling it dihydrogen monoxide and listing TOTALLY TRUE facts about it (http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html; see the awesome whole site!). They took it to some earthy-crunchy, love-the-environment festival (not that there is anything wrong with earthy-crunchy, love-the-environment festivals) and practically everyone signed it with suitable moral outrage. The moral of the story was that information can be presented in a way to get people to discard their common sense and critical thinking. The joke sort of lives on; if you ever get someone spouting conspiracy theories about chemtrails or fluoride or whatever, show them the site, let them get all worked up, and then explain that it's only water. If we're lucky, they will have a small epiphany.
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level 69
Aug 18, 2016
P.S. Please, Americans – don't be offended. I'm one too! P.P.S. I also don't mean to start a debate about chemtrails or fluoride; I just wanted to give a couple of examples of conspiracy theories that are, shall we say, not widely considered to be of much merit.
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level 64
Oct 21, 2016
I prefer hydrogen hydroxide. Its even more dangerous
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level 65
Jun 28, 2018
This is funny. Most of the conspiracy theorists give me headaches, especially the anti-vaxxers.
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level 74
Sep 12, 2018
Europeans fall for that crap just as readily as Americans do. Look at the EU's policies toward GMOs, for example. I also met quite a few people over there who would talk endlessly about dangerous "chemicals." It's this irrational fear that leads to people wanting to ban water (which is a chemical, after all) when it is given a "chemically"-sounding name. Unsurprisingly all of these people afraid of unnamed chemicals in diet soda and loaves of bread were heavy smokers, too.
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level 27
Jun 4, 2015
As Jack Black once said 'Octagon'!
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level 59
Feb 13, 2017
For what city was Muhammad born in, my first try was Louisville.
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level 71
Jun 26, 2018
That was Casius.
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level 65
Jun 26, 2018
Someone once asked me "What's in a margarita?", and I misheard it as "what cinema are we going to?". Brits don't speak clearly.
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level 45
Aug 4, 2018
My grandparents were from England, born in the 19th Century. Grampa, especially, ran all his syllables to gether. He pronouned Birmingham, "Bruminjem." "
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level 69
Jul 1, 2018
What about Roma tomatoes?
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level 74
Jul 16, 2018
That's the first one that I thought of also, but then remembered that Jetpunk always wants the English spelling of things.
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level 45
Aug 4, 2018
And rightfully so. But if that annoys people, it could be all Chinese in d20 years.
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level 59
Sep 11, 2018
Also a tomato is a fruit ;)
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level 74
Sep 11, 2018
What about romaine lettuce, then?
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level 25
Sep 11, 2018
Yeah, I instantly thought of romaine lettuce
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level 74
Sep 11, 2018
The name of the veggie is what is asked for, not a variety. If varieties of vegetables were included the list would be too long. In addition to Roma I've also grown San Marzano and Thessaloniki tomatoes, Yellow of Parma onions, and Musselburgh leeks. I can't think of any other veggie whose basic name is also a city unless there is some obscure city in Europe named Green Bean or Turnip.
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level 69
Aug 19, 2018
Damn it, Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville! Mecca? Oh, Muhammad. Nevermind.
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level 44
Sep 11, 2018
You should accept 7 for seven years. It shouldn't have to be spelled out.
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level ∞
Sep 11, 2018
7 years would have worked.
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level 61
Sep 11, 2018
I put roma tomato haha
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level 48
Sep 11, 2018
I wish I had gotten Paleo since it's the only diet that I can name off the top of my head. I can no longer that the Paleo diet is the only diet that I can name off the top of my head.
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level 74
Sep 12, 2018
This has me in stitches every time I watch it.
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