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General Knowledge Quiz #79

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedJune 4, 2013
Last updatedJuly 3, 2019
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What does the L stand for in LED?
Light
What utensil is a combination of a fork and a spoon?
Spork
Under what plant is it customary to kiss during the Christmas season?
Mistletoe
What singer had two hit songs that started with "Like a"?
Madonna
What country does the band ABBA hail from?
Sweden
Who has the phone number 867-5309?
Jenny
What is the common name for animals in the taxonomical class "Aves"?
Birds
What city is famously 5,280 feet above sea level?
Denver
What is the main ingredient in guacamole?
Avocados
What religious text gives its name to a Tony award-winning musical from 2011?
The Book of Mormon
On what TV show would you see a van called the Mystery Machine?
Scooby Doo
What type of animal does mohair come from?
Angora Goat
What holiday do many British Commonwealth countries celebrate on December 26th?
Boxing Day
What 1978 horror film introduced Jamie Lee Curtis to the big screen?
Halloween
What fictional character visited Lilliput and Brobdingnag?
Lemuel Gulliver
In what country did the movie "The Last King of Scotland" take place?
Uganda
What is the most common surname in Korea?
Kim
What does a tanner make?
Leather
What iconic American species saw its population reduced from 60 million to
less than 1,000 during the 19th century?
American Bison
If ultimate means last, what word means second-to-last?
Penultimate
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level 43
Aug 24, 2013
Got 16 out of 20. Enjoyed the quiz.
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level 44
Aug 24, 2013
Juuuust waiting for the younger visitors to ask about Jenny and the phone number...
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level 67
Aug 24, 2013
Jenny who?
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level 48
Sep 11, 2013
I'm not a younger visitor, but I am British. That may be why I have no idea who Jenny is.
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level 61
Feb 28, 2016
Jenny is not a real person, but the subject of a 1981 pop hit by Tommy Tutone.
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level 72
Jul 3, 2019
Because you're English doesn't mean you haven't heard tons of American music....
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level 66
Sep 13, 2019
I'm also British and old and I just assumed that Jenny must be the quizmaster's girlfriend.
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level 40
Sep 13, 2019
Lol, I'm young-ish and British and never heard of the song or the group that did it :P
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level 50
Sep 13, 2019
Who's Tommy Tutone?
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level 61
Sep 15, 2019
tons yes, everything no. And not always in the same order of popularity (thing that were extremely popular there might have hardly gotten exposure here, and other stuff might have gotten a decent amount of exposure, but was hardly noticed there)
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level 66
Sep 3, 2014
Love me some Tommy Tutone. :D
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level 70
Jul 6, 2015
In the U.S. a lot of people have registered (area code plus) 867-5309 as their "phone number" for all of those so-called drugstore and grocery store discounts that you get for being in some kind of club. I often use that number instead of the old phone number I used to use.
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level 50
Feb 29, 2016
I have to try that one now. I've always used the White House (202) 456-1414 or information (area code) 555-1212
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level 71
Jun 4, 2017
I'm really old, and I have no clue about Jenny.
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level 54
Sep 18, 2019
My first thought was Jenny from Forrest Gump (I'm English)
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level 15
Aug 24, 2013
Enjoyed your quiz even though I missed the 'easy' guacamole question. :)
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level 72
Aug 26, 2013
Hooray sporks!
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level 72
Jul 3, 2019
The fork that works on nothing. Hip hip hooray.
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level 77
Jul 19, 2019
If you get a decent one and not one of the flimsy disposables they actually work fairly well.
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level 62
Sep 13, 2019
I tried runcible spoon.
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level 43
Jun 25, 2014
Everyone knew Kim was the answer they were just scared to look racist.
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level 61
Sep 15, 2019
I thought I didnt know how to spell Nguyen, is that racist?
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level 74
Oct 12, 2014
I give up... who is Jenny and why do I want her phone number?
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level 44
Oct 23, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/867-5309/Jenny A popular song from 1982.
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level 58
Mar 29, 2015
"Eight six seven five, three oh ni-ay-ay-iineee....." (repeat til memorized).
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level 71
Feb 28, 2016
Boxing Day is a holiday observed in the Commonwealth of Nations (formerly known as the British Commonwealth) not in "British countries", as you wrote it. I suspect that Indians, Kenyans, Canadians, etc. would all object to being called British, but they all celebrate Boxing Day! Now I am not sure if every single last Commonwealth country clebrates it or just "most" of them, but to make it even more confusing, Hong Kong, for instance, observes Boxing Day, but is not a member of the Commonwealth! It would take some more research to make sure the wording is perfectly accurate, but it's clear it cannot stay the way it is. May I suggest the following very broad phrasing: "What holiday is celebrated on December 26th in the UK and many former British colonies?" ...or something. :-)
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level 46
Feb 29, 2016
Yes agreed.
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level 67
Sep 5, 2017
Write your own quizzes 'samiamco', I can't wait to nitpick on them.
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level 71
Jul 5, 2019
I’ll still ignore you just as much as I do now, Mal.
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level 71
Jul 3, 2019
Quite right. The Commonwealth hasn't been called the British Commonwealth since the 1940s.
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level 76
Feb 28, 2016
Anyone else think of runcible spoon instead of spork?
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level 60
Nov 19, 2016
There's also the Australian invention that includes a cutting edge (ie: works as a knife, spoon and fork) called a splayd.
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level 62
Sep 13, 2019
Yes. From "The Owl and the Pussycat".
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level 43
Oct 21, 2017
Wrong units, could not compete Denver.
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level 83
Jul 5, 2019
Ah yes, the 1.609 kilometers high city...
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level 68
Sep 13, 2019
Damn! Now that would be REALLY high!
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level 61
Jan 2, 2019
When i make guacamole, garlic is the main ingredient...
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level 59
Feb 3, 2019
Same as Pesto.
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level ∞
Jul 3, 2019
How strange. Here's a typical recipe. It calls for 3 whole avocados and just 1 teaspoon of garlic. Not the ideal recipe for repelling vampires, but probably has a better taste overall.
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level 75
Jul 3, 2019
Sure you're not thinking of aioli?
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level 61
Sep 15, 2019
I just meant, I use a lottt of garlic. Volumewise, avocados obviously are the bigger ingredient. Whereas my previous comment was meant as a joke eventhough by volume there is more avocado, I still consider the garlic to be main, it makes the dish.

it definitely is not 3 avocados vs 1 teaspoon for me (wth, a teaspoon of garlic?? that is the weirdest thing I have ever heard haha, I get all sorts of weird images now, melted garic etc) I use more like 2 cloves per avocado. (depending on sizes, if it is a small avocado and a big clove, could be 1) For 3 avocados, you would get half a bulb atleast. I estimate a teaspoon is half a clove. you would need a microscope for that haha. Or a scentdog to find the garlic in the guacamole :P

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level 61
Sep 15, 2019
Sometimes making guacamole takes too much time, so i just put 1 avocado and 1 garlic clove on my bread, with some salt (and pepper). sometimes just half an avocado (and sometimes a little cheese added) yum
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level 77
Jul 19, 2019
Fun mix of questions, thanks!
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level 77
Sep 13, 2019
Only missed mohair. I guessed Stooge.
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level 63
Sep 13, 2019
I've just listened to the Jenny song on Youtube. Never heard it before in my life. Nor had I heard of Tommy Tutone before today. According to Wikipedia nothing he ever released made it into the British charts...
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level 47
Sep 13, 2019
17/20, and the phone number? Jenny’s, right that explains everything
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level 37
Sep 14, 2019
13. I got bird when I was tryna to guess something for endangered species lol
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level 54
Sep 18, 2019
Boxing Day is the best: its like a day to recover from the stress of Christmas Day and everyone is too full and lazy to come over and bother you, leaving you to enjoy your selection boxes, left over turkey and special Christmas cheeses in peace.