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General Knowledge Quiz #68

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedJanuary 28, 2013
Last updatedApril 30, 2019
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What is a female deer called?
a Doe
What measurement is half the diameter of a circle?
Radius
Who is Austin Power's nemesis?
Dr. Evil
What ingredient gives pesto its green color?
Basil
Who invented the lightning rod?
Benjamin Franklin
What beverage did the British Navy stop giving out with rations in 1970?
Rum
What country was formerly called the Dutch East Indies?
Indonesia
What are Hatha, Bikram, and Iyengar?
Types of Yoga
In addition to New York, London and Paris, what city is considered a "fashion capital"?
Milan
Who was the voice of Woody in "Toy Story"?
Tom Hanks
What port city was connected to Manchester by the world's first
exclusively steam powered railroad?
Liverpool
In what modern-day country did the Battle of Gallipoli take place?
Turkey
What is the world's southernmost national capital?
Wellington
What singer was called "The Chairman of the Board" and "Ol' Blue Eyes"?
Frank Sinatra
What event was the song "Waka Waka" written for?
2010 FIFA World Cup
In what country would you find the cities of Espoo, Tampere, and Vantaa?
Finland
What is Hinduism's holiest river?
Ganges
Who ate porridge that was too hot, too cold, and just right?
Goldilocks
Which chess piece is usually represented by a horse's head and neck?
Knight
What are the next four letters following OTTFFSSENT?
ETTF
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level 72
Mar 28, 2013
I grew up making pesto with parsley. Found out that basil is 'standard' a couple years ago, so I got this right.
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level 76
Jul 23, 2015
Basil's the correct answer but my favorite pesto is made with garlic scapes. I can't wait for my hardneck garlic plants to send up their curled scapes in spring. It is really good roasted on salmon or chicken breasts.
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level 67
Aug 25, 2015
Mmmmm....
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level 82
Sep 13, 2015
Sounds interesting. Garlic scapes are pretty, but quite wooden.
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level 76
Sep 27, 2015
I cut them when they first curl and they are still tender then. Occasionally one of the smaller ones is fibrous, but I mix the pesto in the food processor which takes care of that. They are also good stir-fried and pickled.
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level 75
May 2, 2019
Agreed. If your scapes are wooden, cut them earlier, or buy them at the grocery store. So delicious! I add them to stir fry. Also great for pickling.
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level 70
Apr 30, 2019
Another great type of pesto is made from spring ramps. YUM.
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level 13
Mar 28, 2013
Thank you mom for obsessing over Bikram yoga.... I would've never gotten that question if she hadn't lol
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level 40
Mar 28, 2013
Waka Waka? Are you sure it wasn't written for the return of Fozzie Bear. heehee
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level 20
Apr 1, 2013
Thats what i thought!
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level 56
Jun 28, 2019
I remember the song from the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
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level 20
Apr 1, 2013
Dr. Evil. How very basic and to the point.
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level 38
Jun 28, 2019
It's a satirical movie making fun of superhero/villain movies
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level 55
Jun 22, 2014
Why is all the rum gone???
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level 58
Sep 27, 2015
I'm surprised by the railway question. I looked it up and many references quote Trevitihck's as running from Merthyr Tydfil to Abercynon in Wales. But at school we were taught it was from Stockton to Darlington, in North east England.
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level 66
Oct 28, 2018
Surely you were taught right at school? Stockton-Darlington it is.
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level ∞
Apr 30, 2019
Tweaked the question slightly...
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level 33
Sep 30, 2015
southernmost capital...happy to accept Wellington, but is the Falkland Islands counted as a state? Or is it a bit of another State? As a British Overseas Territory, it is completely self-governing, has its own currency, laws and tax system, like Gibraltar, and Bermuda, only having the Queen as their Sovereign... but Britain looks after their foreign affairs, and Falkland Islanders are British citizens... Would Port Stanley then be the furthest south... I dont know the answer, the average guy in the street would say Gibraltar and Bermuda were seperate states, only asking as I write quiz for a couple of local pubs and that has been bandied around
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level 69
Aug 3, 2016
The Falklands are definitely not a nation, a nation-state a sovereign state or independent state by any measure. As you point out, they have a lot of the trappings of a nation, but so do Hong Kong and Macau, and they are definitively not nations. I think the places included in the 'Countries of the World' quiz on this site is a pretty comprehensive listing, and amongst those countries Wellington is indisputably the world's southernmost national capital. And besides, if we do wish to count British Overseas Territories, King Edward Point in South Georgia is more southerly than Stanley.
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level 38
Jul 14, 2018
When your relatives (some still) live in Finland, its pretty east to know cities and towns there.
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level 61
Jan 8, 2019
Never heard of any of them, but finland was my first guess, because i know they have a lot of words with double vowels.
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level 56
Jun 28, 2019
I guessed it from the double a.
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level 72
Apr 30, 2019
So for 6 years less than 1/2 got OTTFFSSENTETTF, but no one's curious what it is?
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level 73
Apr 30, 2019
Or they can google
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level ∞
Apr 30, 2019
I just added that question today. I gradually replace unpopular questions.
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level 72
May 1, 2019
Ah, I thought I had vuja de from cracking it before.
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level 67
May 2, 2019
I knew you were going to make that comment
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level 80
May 2, 2019
I thought it was an excellent question, and somehow saw right away what it was referring to.
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level 56
Jun 28, 2019
@someone2018 You mean déjà vu?
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level 56
Jun 28, 2019
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven etc...
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level 56
Jun 28, 2019
Doe, a deer, a female deer...
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level 51
Jun 28, 2019
But actually Hind would be equally acceptable I feel
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level 56
Jun 29, 2019
Oh yeah: Hind; a female deer, especially a red deer or sika in and after the third year.