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General Knowledge Quiz #29

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: September 12, 2018
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What human organ is composed of atriums and ventricles?
Heart
In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion does what?
Sleeps Tonight
Which part of a rabbit is considered lucky?
Its Foot
What animal has the scientific name "canis lupus familiaris"?
Dog
What is someone doing if they are perspiring?
Sweating
What country is also known as Burma?
Myanmar
What is the average human body temperature (in Celsius)?
37°
What famous document starts: "When in the Course of human events,
it becomes necessary..."
U.S. Declaration of
Independence
What canal connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea?
Suez Canal
Who trained dogs to salivate at the ring of a bell?
Ivan Pavlov
What cartoon villain is an enthusiast customer of Acme Products?
Wile E. Coyote
Who said "Thank you. Thank you very much"?
Elvis Presley
What is the capital of Wales?
Cardiff
What was the first Arab country to recognize Israel?
Egypt
What is the most prominent Mormon university?
Brigham Young
University
Peter Pan lived in Neverland. Who lived at Neverland Ranch in California?
Michael Jackson
Who is the father of Zeus?
Cronus
In Canada, what holiday happens on the second Monday of October?
Thanksgiving
What country is composed of 26 cantons?
Switzerland
What is sold at Lloyd's of London?
Insurance
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level 35
Mar 4, 2014
i dont know, when i red it at first, i was a bit confused, and then i red it again outloud, and it feel familiar, and then it struck me - elvis!
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level 68
Nov 3, 2017
I got it and I never really liked Elvis.
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level 77
Oct 16, 2018
It's one of his iconic sayings kept alive by thousands of Elvis impersonators. I loved Elvis when I was young and I still do. (We recently went to the funeral of my husband's 94 y/o aunt, and after all the religious songs and the eulogy, the family gave her final send off to one of her favorite Elvis songs. I loved it.)
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level 60
Dec 3, 2019
red??
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level 44
Mar 6, 2014
I realized it was Elvis pretty quickly, but I also heard Han Solo in my head in Empire Strikes Back when C-3PO walked in on Han kissing Leia and tells Han he's isolated the reverse powerflux cuplink. As Leia slips away Han says "Thank you...thank you very much!" In a sarcastic voice. I put Han Solo as a joke, but then put Elvis...however I can understand why people are upset at the vagueness of that question.
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level 62
Oct 16, 2018
I thought of Latka/Andy Kaufman first, but then I remembered he doesn't repeat "thank you."
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level 18
Apr 30, 2014
Thanks to stargate sg1, i remembered who the father of Zeus is.
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level 44
Jan 20, 2015
BYU!
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level 75
Dec 26, 2016
Paw should be accepted, and please also Independence Declaration.
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level 29
Jan 4, 2017
literally nobody calls it the Independence Declaration
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level 75
Jun 27, 2018
Just me translating it back to English apparently ...
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level 61
Oct 16, 2018
I second for "paw"
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level 56
Apr 14, 2017
Only accepting celsius is not fair. I know that it is 98.6 F!
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level 76
Jun 27, 2018
The US needs to catch up with the rest of the world.
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level 85
Jun 27, 2018
Yeah, it's so embarrassing that we cling to the old imperial system. It's stopped us from doing all the great things we could've done, like putting a man on the moon, or an SUV-size scientific rover on Mars, or...
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level 75
Jun 27, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Climate_Orbiter
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level 78
Jun 27, 2018
NASA has adopted the metric system. Though... that was after 1969.
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level 77
Oct 16, 2018
I'm with you, Brandybuck. In the US we have our own system that's neither imperial nor metric. Our US Customary System is based on the British system which was in use before they overhauled theirs to the imperial system, and now we have a crazy mix. For example, nurses take patients weights in pounds, then the weight must be converted to metric to calculate medication dosages - one more step in which errors can occur. Auto mechanics must keep two sets of wrenches. As Djilas referenced, the Mars Climate Orbiter was a famous example of the problems this mix can cause. It crashed in 1999 because the manufacturer wrote the thruster performance in USCS units, while the navigation team assumed it was written in metric and made the wrong calculations. I'm in favor of a conversion of the whole US to the metric system (as long as it's done gradually to prevent financial burdens from the changeover.) It's so much easier to calculate and I don't know why we keep resisting the change.
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level 72
Jul 12, 2019
True, but it really is not fair for people who grew up only knowing fahrenheit.
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level 79
Jun 27, 2018
I got bogged down in trying to come up with a specific dog breed. Forest, what forest? All I see is a tree.
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level 73
Jun 27, 2018
Also accept feet?
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level ∞
Jun 27, 2018
Okay
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level 84
Jun 28, 2018
19/20 great quiz
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level 55
Aug 3, 2018
Second time doing this quiz, still can't remember that Lloyd's sells insurance. I don't know if I will ever remember that.
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level 77
Oct 16, 2018
People of my generation probably remember them because of all the publicity surrounding celebrities insuring various parts of their bodies with the company - Jimmy Durante's nose, Betty Grable's legs, Keith Richards' hands, Dolly Parton's...you get the picture. It became the rage for publicists to claim that their clients "notable features" were insured by Lloyds of London.
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level 66
May 17, 2019
You have the most interesting stories, ander. I've never heard of people insuring their body parts.
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level 75
Nov 8, 2019
I owe my awareness of Lloyd's of London to political satirist Tom Lehrer. In his song "We Will All Go Together When We Go" (lauding the wonders of mutual nuclear annihilation), one stanza goes...

We will all go together when we go
All suffused with an incandescent glow
No one will have the endurance
To collect on their insurance
Lloyd's of London will be loaded when they go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frAEmhqdLFs
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level 57
Oct 16, 2018
Typed Wylie Coyote a few times.... Never realised it was Wile E. Coyote.
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level 32
Oct 16, 2018
Even I said Thank you, thank you very much. Probably everybody has. Why single out Presley, and can you prove that he said so?
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level 77
Oct 16, 2018
I grew up watching him live on TV and he nearly always said "Thank you very much". I saw at least one performance where he said, "Thank you, thank you very much." You can find it on Youtube. As I stated previously, it was one of his iconic sayings said in his own unique way, now often repeated by Elvis impersonators.
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level 76
Oct 16, 2018
Tried wolf, werewolf, and various breeds of dog before trying 'dog'
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level 64
Oct 16, 2018
I found the Elvis one too generic. Maybe ask which musician said it. Or who famously always said it. Otherwise, the answer can be almost anyone and everyone.
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level 59
Oct 16, 2018
"In Canada, what holiday happens on the second Monday of October?" My birthday. Which explains how often my bday dinner was turkey (whether I wanted it or not).
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level 67
Dec 21, 2018
How is your birthday always on a Monday? Most people peg their birthday to a specific date instead of a day of the week.
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level 76
Oct 16, 2018
I thought of Andy Kaufman on the Thank you very much question.
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level 72
Oct 16, 2018
It should be 'Canis lupus familiaris,' since the genus name is capitalized when naming a species.
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level 65
Dec 25, 2018
I read famous documentary, instead of famous document and typed Attenborough.. (as i read the words i, could totally hear his voice. "In the course of human events..." "there comes a time.."
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level 46
Jun 22, 2019
Typed decleration of independence and was dumbfounded when it was wrong...finally gave up to see what it was and I had spelled "declaration" wrong...
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level 72
Jul 12, 2019
You need to accept the body temperature question in fahrenheit as well.
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level 72
Oct 4, 2019
Just 'sweat' should be accepted
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level 60
Dec 3, 2019
I tried leg, limb and paw for foot, but they were not accepted...
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level 21
Feb 11, 2020
Everyone: "the lion sleeps tonight" France: "the lion dies tonight"
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