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General Knowledge Quiz #76

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedMay 1, 2013
Last updatedAugust 23, 2019
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What arthropod's name literally means "hundred feet"?
Centipede
What unit of distance is approximately equal to 0.62 miles?
Kilometer
Who portrayed the Joker in "The Dark Knight"?
Heath Ledger
In what part of the world would you be most likely to see the sport of caber tossing?
Scotland
What is the main ingredient in marinara sauce?
Tomatoes
What is another name for a woodchuck?
Groundhog
What comes in handlebar, toothbrush, and fu manchu varieties?
Mustaches
What country is the Sinai Peninsula a part of?
Egypt
What "Beat Generation" novel featured the character Dean Moriarty?
On The Road
What are Criminis and Portobellos?
Mushrooms
What country lies on Egypt's southern border?
Sudan
What type of triangle has sides of three different lengths?
Scalene
In poker, what hand do you have if all your cards are the same suit?
Flush
What is the process of splitting atoms called?
Fission
In what battle did Napoleon meet his final defeat?
Battle of Waterloo
In 2013, Rolling Stone conducted a poll to find the worst rock band of the 1990s.
Name one of the three worst bands.
Creed / Nickelback /
Limp Bizkit
In what country would you find the city of Kalamata, famous for its olives?
Greece
What body part is the Norse god Odin missing?
an Eye
What animal's Latin name is "Ursa"?
Bear
What South American country has the world's largest proven oil reserves,
even more than Saudi Arabia?
Venezuela
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level 55
Jul 13, 2013
Pwetty pwease can you accept Nuclear Fission for Fission, since fission is just splitting anything into two parts?
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level ∞
Jul 13, 2013
Nuclear fission will work now.
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level 61
Jun 13, 2017
Maybe I'm asking for too much, but how about accepting "fision"? I know I am spelling it incorrectly, but as I knew "fusion" is only spelled with one "s", I never even thought of spelling "fission" with two "S"s. Stupid English language !!
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level 82
Jun 29, 2019
Syllables can be divided into open and closed syllables. Fusion has an open syllable at the start and the vocal, the sound represented by u is thus pronounced long. The i sound at the start of Fission however is pronounced short, so it takes a closed syllable. To close a syllable in writing you need an extra consonant. Not sure it works fully in English, though it works that way in other Germanic languages. So anyway, for once in English the spelling and pronounciation are linked.
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level 72
Jun 29, 2019
Vision.
Visor.
Stupid English language "rules".
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level 71
Jul 13, 2013
"In what part of the world..."? Could you be more vague?
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level 76
Jul 13, 2013
Yes, you can't tell if they're looking for a continent, hemisphere, country, region....
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level ∞
Jul 13, 2013
If caber-tossing doesn't make you instantly think of Scotland, then you don't know caber tossing!
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level 76
Mar 10, 2015
He probably didn't want to ask which country and then get into another "discussion" over whether or not Scotland is a country.
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level 53
Aug 11, 2017
Quizmaster - Spot on! If that isn't your first thought, you're just guessing, because you don't know what the heck caber tossing is!
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level 55
Aug 25, 2019
Yeah! I put "Earth" because I thought you meant what part of the solar system!
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level 58
Apr 19, 2018
I, for example, wasn't just guessing, my first thought was that it was UK related (not necessarily with Scotland), typed in UK and then concluded it wasn't since my answer wasn't accepted.
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level ∞
Jun 27, 2019
Dae ye ken caber tossing? Nae, nae ye dornt.
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level 45
Dec 25, 2013
whistling pig could also be used to replace woodchuck
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level 76
Mar 10, 2015
I've also heard people call them whistlepigs.
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level ∞
Aug 3, 2015
Whistlepig would have worked.
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level 66
Aug 23, 2019
Never heard this but I'm using it from now on
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level 55
Aug 25, 2019
How much wood could a whistlepig chuck!
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level 45
Oct 31, 2014
Almost quit this quiz right off the bat because of the photo *shivers*
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level 72
Jan 17, 2016
I thought it was an eyelash first
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level 73
Jul 3, 2019
Wow, are you a modern day Medusa or something?
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level 67
Jan 17, 2016
It turns out that the green, singing fictional character wasn't Hulk after all. I'm disappointed.
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level 69
Jan 17, 2016
I spent a good 15 seconds on the woodchuck question thinking to myself "what type of animal was the animal in Groundhog Day...?". I may be retarded.
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level 67
Jan 26, 2017
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level 47
Jan 20, 2016
The best I could come up with for the Joker was "the dead Aussie". SMH.
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level 68
Nov 14, 2018
Caber-toss could also be another name for a woodchuck?
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level 62
Aug 23, 2019
Maybe there's a woodchuck named "Bear", so that animal's Latin name is "Ursa".
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level 66
Mar 6, 2019
The thumbnail that almost looks like a question mark would be soooo perfect...… if it wasn't a millipede!
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level 80
Jun 28, 2019
You misspelled "Nickelback". (Although oddly, you spelled "Limp Bizkit" correctly.)
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level 61
Jul 1, 2019
Also odd... Nickelback works.
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level 76
Jun 29, 2019
So THAT'S what a groundhog is... I thought it was a type of pig for some reason.
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level 75
Jul 9, 2019
Can you accept marmot for groundhog?
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level 66
Aug 23, 2019
Seems like groundhogs are a type of marmot. "The Groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as the Woodchuck, or the Whistlepig (particularly in the Southern United States), is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots"
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level 61
Aug 23, 2019
Nickelback is bad, but they are far from the worst band from the 90's. They get overhated because the combination of their mediocrity *and* immense popularity makes people especially resentful. Their music is just...lame. Creed is a run-of-the-mill bad alt-rock knockoff, but their preachiness and Scott Stapp's toxic personality earn them a lot of extra hatred. Limp Bizkit, on the other hand, is just awful from top to bottom. I'd probably rate them as the worst band of the 90's. Fred Durst is not only an insufferable egomaniac, but he is tone-deaf, and he can't rap either. Sugar Ray should be near the top (or bottom?) of the list of terrible 90's bands. There were also a lot of really terrible bands that struck gold with one song, but had pretty much no special talent otherwise: Lit, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Seven Mary Three, Fastball, Deep Blue Something, and so on. They're all probably worse than Nickelback and Creed, but they didn't have the popularity to earn hatred.
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level 66
Aug 23, 2019
Being popular is kind of a prerequisite to be considered in this category. As you mention, a big part of the reason Nickelback is so hated is because they were popular. There were definitely worse bands playing in random bars all over the place. But for a rolling stones magazine poll they won't be considered because no one knows who they are. Hence the bands that were chosen.
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level 61
Aug 23, 2019
I get that. I am not talking about the band down the block. I'm talking about bands noteworthy enough to be in Rolling Stone in the first place. That's why I mentioned bands like Lit and Sugar Ray. They were famous, and they're both worse Nickelback.
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level 73
Oct 17, 2019
i wouldn't even classify them as a 90s band...yeah they formed in the 90s but didn't become known til the early 2000s....would be like saying green day and no doubt are 80s bands because they formed in the 80s
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level 59
Aug 23, 2019
Portobello reminded me of Nigahiga's old video, so I jokingly started typing "mushroom burgers". I was absolutely astonished when I got the right answer.
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level 69
Aug 23, 2019
Isn't that a millipede in the picture?
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level 66
Aug 23, 2019
I think you're right
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level 46
Aug 23, 2019
The picture is a millipede, not centipede. Centipedes are creepy looking, millipedes are low key cute
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level ∞
Aug 23, 2019
You are right. But I am going to leave the picture as is because I just Googled some pictures of centipedes and they gave me the creepy crawlies.
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level 56
Aug 23, 2019
Nickelback is still misspelled...
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level ∞
Aug 23, 2019
Okay, fixed
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level 19
Aug 23, 2019
Apparently I'm not general because I didn't get Waterloo (I'm not a history buff at all) or Heath Ledger (I care more about the characters in the movie, not who's portraying them) or mustaches (I have had absolutely no reason to learn mustache types ever) Still great quiz
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level 73
Oct 17, 2019
you need to work on your retention skills...waterloo is trivia 101 and has been featured in many quizzes
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level 46
Aug 23, 2019
So wait, a ten story building could technically be called a centipede tall?