General Knowledge Quiz #92

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What is the name of the Japanese art of growing miniature trees?
Bonsai
What game is commonly played to a score of 501?
Darts
Who has a brother named Mycroft?
Sherlock Holmes
What king was forced to agree to the Magna Carta?
King John
What major Asian inland sea has almost entirely dried up?
Aral Sea
What species interbred with humans in Europe and Asia before going extinct
around 30,000 B.C.?
Neanderthal
In what country would you have found Robben Island prison?
South Africa
What singer's 1964 version of "Hello, Dolly!" was the last jazz song
to reach #1 on the U.S. music charts?
Louis Armstrong
According to cliché, what is the mother of invention?
Necessity
Which country fought two wars in order to maintain control of Chechnya?
Russia
What language does the word "algebra" come from?
Arabic
Which U.S. state has the highest average elevation at 6800 feet (2073 meters)?
Colorado
In what sport might you experience a "sticky wicket" or a "wicked googly"?
Cricket
What city is Monte Carlo a part of?
Monaco
Who said "I'm strong to the finish, 'cause I eats me Spinach"?
Popeye
A pair of them typically has 42 dots. What are they?
Dice
Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge in Paris. What does its name mean?
New Bridge
What animal does Angora wool come from?
Angora Rabbit
What musical movie, named for a city, starred Renée Zellweger, Queen Latifah,
and Catherine Zeta-Jones?
Chicago
What is the term for an alteration in DNA caused by a replication error,
or possibly by exposure to radiation or carcinogens?
Mutation
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Level 73
Feb 13, 2014
I'll be...I have walked across the Pont Neuf. I tried every variation of "Bridge Nine" that I could. I always thought it was called Pont Neuf because it had nine arches. I never bothered to count them of course, but it just made sense. New Bridge? My mind has been blown...
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Level 61
Mar 25, 2014
Same here! I never knew "neuf" could mean both "new" and "nine." I just assumed it was nine.
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Level 71
Aug 20, 2019
Glad I'm not the only one
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Level 65
Apr 14, 2021
Same!
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Level 43
Mar 25, 2014
I had no idea anyone was forced to sign a Manga Carta. Although there is the Mango Carta which is a cart I use to push around tropical fruit, but I've never had anyone sign it...
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Level 58
Sep 19, 2016
If you give me some mangos, I'll sign your cart!
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Level 70
Oct 12, 2016
If you give me a pot, I'll fill it.
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Level 79
Mar 25, 2014
That's a tough quiz! Lots of good random trivia here.
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Level 73
Mar 25, 2014
right, normally i get 17 or 18, now just 11. weird.
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Level 73
Mar 25, 2014
Rummy is also played to 501
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Level ∞
Apr 21, 2016
Source? I see a version of rummy played to 500.
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Level 58
Sep 19, 2016
We always played it to 501 too, so that was the first thing I tried, but I can't say I know the source for why we did so.
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Level 83
Aug 12, 2019
And spades and hearts, but generally to 500. Card players are methodical.
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Level 65
Jan 17, 2015
The Ponte Vecchio in Florence(Firenze) is another with houses.

Your question about Monte Carlo?

Monte Carlo is the town in the Principality of Monaco.

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Level 81
Apr 24, 2016
didn't accept Frank Zappa :(
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Level 45
Aug 25, 2016
Hey, why doesn't Sherl work for Myce's brother?
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Level 81
Sep 13, 2016
"Neanderthals" interbreeding with humans 30,000 years ago hardly rises to the level of established fact.
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Level 59
Sep 19, 2016
Why not?
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Level 34
Jan 18, 2019
Because words like "evidence" "may have" and "suggests" are not facts. They are theories.

Why do people buy into any sort of theory scientists suggest?

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Level 83
Dec 13, 2019
@petronomicon Please learn the meaning of 'theory' as used in science.
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Level 74
Sep 19, 2016
It's fairly established.
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Level 60
Dec 13, 2016
I've read that many humans have Neanderthal DNA.
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Level 73
Oct 12, 2018
Modern human DNA contains small components of both Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA.
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Level ∞
Aug 12, 2019
All humans who have some non-African ancestry have Neanderthal DNA. According to 23andme.com, I am about 4% Neanderthal.
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Level 44
Sep 21, 2020
genomes of many people include Neanderthal genes
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Level 74
Sep 19, 2016
Denisova hominins also interbred with modern humans. Could have gone extinct at a similar time.
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Level 45
Apr 26, 2018
It's just Magna Carta not "the" Magna Carta
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Level 52
May 27, 2018
Need is also used as the mother of invention.
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Level 72
Jun 13, 2018
42 - the answer to everything
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Level 67
Jan 5, 2019
Wow surprised the answer is not neandertha.. since this site is adamant on using homo sapien.. everywhere (last letter missing in both cases, and no not as a typo, but as if that is the actual answer)
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Level 74
Aug 12, 2019
Darts is played to a score of zero, from 501.
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Level 64
Aug 16, 2019
I learn Angora wool does not come from kittens.
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Level 67
Dec 13, 2019
Darts is played FROM a score of 501, not to.
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Level 56
Dec 13, 2019
I'll admit i forgot who had a brother called Mycroft and tried Lara.
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Level 44
Dec 13, 2019
Dammit, tried Satchmo cos I couldn't remember his name!
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Level 78
Dec 13, 2019
I got the correct answer but for what it's worth I think Satchmo should work, too.
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Level 41
Dec 13, 2019
Haha! I knew watching Sherlock a hundred times would pay off!
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Level 55
Dec 14, 2019
Only 31 percent know Louis Armstrong....shame
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Level 67
Sep 15, 2020
Dart has to be pluralized?!
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Level 44
Sep 21, 2020
Monaco is a country, not a city
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Level 73
Mar 29, 2021
It's both.