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General Knowledge Quiz #96

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: August 28, 2019
First submittedMay 12, 2014
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What country built a 1,000 mile fence to prevent the spread of rabbits? (it didn't work)
Australia
What is the only U.S. state whose name starts with the letter F?
Florida
What type of parasite can grow to over 30 feet in length in a human body?
Tapeworm
What type of meat is used to make wiener schnitzel?
Veal
Which element is usually used to make nuclear weapon cores?
Plutonium
What city's film industry is called "Bollywood"?
Mumbai
What country's film industry is called "Nollywood"?
Nigeria
What movie character has killed 394 people over the course of 24 films?
James Bond
What world leader's exploits include shooting a tiger with a tranquilizer gun and
stealing a Super Bowl ring from the owner of the Patriots?
Vladimir Putin
In what game can you get 50 extra points for using all of your tiles?
Scrabble
Which phase of the moon comes after "waning crescent"?
New Moon
In Greek mythology, what is the name of the island that sank into the ocean?
Atlantis
After corn, what is the most-planted crop in the United States?
Soybeans
What type of plant is molasses usually made from?
Sugarcane
What disease is characterized by the body's inability to produce or respond to insulin?
Diabetes
What musical duo is featured on the soundtrack to the movie "The Graduate"?
Simon & Garfunkel
Who wrote "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and
"Around the World in Eighty Days"?
Jules Verne
Which one of Dorothy's companions needed a brain?
Scarecrow
What Pacific island was visited by the HMS Bounty and Paul Gauguin?
Tahiti
What is nacre also known as?
Mother of Pearl
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level 67
May 14, 2014
Can you please accept "taenia" for tapeworm? Thanks!
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level 49
May 20, 2014
Why should that be accepted? The question is about the large tapeworm. If anything, it would be the tapeworms of the genus Diphyllobothrium.
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level 45
May 20, 2014
What about helminth?
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level 75
Sep 14, 2016
Can you please accept long, gross thingy?
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level 55
May 19, 2014
I bingo a LOT.
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level 75
Sep 14, 2016
I've played Scrabble for more than 35 years and I never knew that using all of your tiles was known as a "bingo." Most I ever got in one game was six.
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level 27
Nov 15, 2016
Yeah, we always called it a Scrabble.
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level 55
Jul 14, 2017
Same here. Never referred to as a Bingo. It was just "Hey, I used all my letters, give me 50 extra points," whenever we played. Bingo is shorter. I think I'll use it moving forward, except now, I'll never get one again, since I know what it is called.
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level 70
Aug 16, 2017
You've played Scrabble for more than 35 years and the best you've done is six letters? I'd say you've had an incredible run of bad letters.......lol
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level 78
May 20, 2014
It's definitely a good idea to tranquilize a tiger before you try to take any of its jewelry.
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level 74
May 20, 2014
^ Ha!
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level 67
Nov 14, 2016
And yet the Tigers have never won a Super Bowl
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level 81
Nov 14, 2016
I didn't even know the Tigers could play in the NFL.
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level 60
Nov 14, 2016
Never heard of that being called a bingo.
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level 55
Jul 14, 2017
Neither have the Lions. That's one thing those two have in common.
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level 72
Aug 11, 2017
The Tigers winning the Super Bowl is called a bingo?
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level 81
Jan 10, 2020
It'd be the ultimate bingo since they currently don't exist.
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level 67
Jan 10, 2020
if the MLB Detroit Tigers played football, do you think they would do better than the Detroit Lions?
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level 41
Jan 11, 2020
@tom88 they'd do better than the Bengals too (but watch out for Burrow)
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level 71
May 20, 2014
May I compliment the quizmaster for a General Knowledge quiz that did not include any fantasy characters.
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level 85
May 20, 2014
Yeah, the presence of make believe characters like James Bond really would've ruined the quiz.
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level 69
Oct 16, 2018
Or scarecrow
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level 73
May 20, 2014
I do hope you're joking.
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level 63
May 20, 2014
So using all 7 tiles on a single word in Scrabble is called a "bingo"? Never knew that!
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level 45
May 23, 2014
Me neither!
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level 75
Jan 1, 2016
Me neither, and I've been playing Scrabble for 50 years.
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level 75
Sep 14, 2016
Now I don't feel so bad.
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level 84
May 20, 2014
T.A.H.I.T.I. - a magical place.
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level 37
May 3, 2015
you wonderful creature
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level 55
May 20, 2014
I got a laugh when I typed "diabeetus" and it worked.
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level 64
May 20, 2014
Ha. I did the same thing :)
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level 58
May 20, 2014
Molasses is often made from sorghum.
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level 53
May 24, 2014
My first thought, too.
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level 77
Feb 12, 2015
It's sorghum cane. I typed in cane and it was accepted.
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level 62
Nov 14, 2016
I typed "diabeetus" the way Wilford Brimley pronounces it.
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level 48
Nov 14, 2016
Wow....the comments for this quiz are great! I never knew about the rabbit fence....nifty little factoid - even more hilarious learning it didn't work!
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level 60
Nov 14, 2016
There is a great little movie called "The Rabbit Proof Fence" based on a true story where some stolen aboriginal kids used it to find their way back home.
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level 71
Feb 9, 2017
No vermin control method is 100% effective but rabbit fences do work, as do wild dog/dingo fences
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level 69
Oct 16, 2018
They didn't build it fast enough. The rabbits had got beyond it before it was finished.
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level 66
Nov 14, 2016
I've had weiner schnitzel in Germany multiple times and it wasn't made with veal, but with boneless pork.
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level 59
Feb 9, 2019
I've had spaghetti in italy and it wasn't made with noodles and tomato sauce. Egg noodles and Ketchup.
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level 54
Jan 10, 2020
Now you gotta live the rest of your life like a schnook.
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level 54
Jan 10, 2020
If it was made from pork then you didn't have weiner schnitzel.
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level 21
Jun 13, 2017
Perhaps include calf for veal.
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level 81
Dec 6, 2018
with the rabbit picture up top, i kept thinking of carrots for the crop question
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level 56
Jan 10, 2020
tried OJ for the actor who killed 394 ppl lmfao, just in case he might have gotten his illegal tendencies from the movies he was in
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level 42
Jan 10, 2020
molasse can also be made from sugar beets.
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level 54
Jan 15, 2020
How tf is scrabble the lowest guessed answer?
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level 73
Jan 16, 2020
Because fewer people answered that question correctly than any of the others...