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General Knowledge Quiz #97

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: September 19, 2019
First submittedMay 12, 2014
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What is the most populous city in Quebec?
Montreal
Who famously shook hands with both Chairman Mao and Elvis Presley?
Richard Nixon
Which British overseas territory borders Spain?
Gibraltar
What peninsula is divided between two countries at the 38th parallel?
Korea
Who has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated a record 50 times?
Michael Jordan
What is a percolator used to make?
Coffee
What potent greenhouse gas is produced by the digestive systems of cattle?
Methane
Who does a regicide kill?
a King
What is the main ingredient in miso?
Soybeans
Who narrated "March of the Penguins" and "The Shawshank Redemption"?
Morgan Freeman
What country famously bans chewing gum?
Singapore
What day comes after Maundy Thursday?
Good Friday
What is the fruit of the ficus tree?
Figs
Besides Spanish, what language is commonly spoken in Barcelona?
Catalan
What American car company is named after a Serbian inventor?
Tesla Motors
What type of vegetable was commonly purple, until Dutch growers created
the modern variety in the 17th century?
Carrot
What woman is often blamed for breaking up the Beatles?
Yoko Ono
If someone is eating "longpig" what type of flesh are they eating?
Human
What band recorded the song "Where the Streets Have No Name"?
U2
What internal organ produces insulin?
Pancreas
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level 55
May 19, 2014
Should I be disturbed that so many knew about "longpig?"
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level 76
Jun 3, 2014
No accident, I read a book about cargo cults of the South Pacific. They ate Long Pig quite regularly. Also mentioned in Sex Lives of Cannibals, one of the funniest books ever written.
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level 53
Nov 28, 2016
What book would that be?
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level 83
Jul 19, 2016
I am glad there's still a many who don't. (It's at 52% right now)
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level 47
Nov 30, 2016
27% now (12:30 AM EST 11/30/2016)
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level 65
Jan 19, 2020
I would argue it is worse people not knowing.
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level 75
Aug 4, 2016
It's finger-lickin' good. Apparently...
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level 64
Jan 17, 2020
You mean licking finger good
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level 70
Aug 11, 2016
I'm assuming people just watch Archer. Woodhouse: When I served in the King's African Rifles, the local Zambezi tribesmen called human flesh "long pig". Never much cared for it.
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level 43
Nov 28, 2016
Archer
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level 55
May 11, 2017
It was on supernatural
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level 72
Aug 24, 2017
Lemme guess: tastes like chicken?
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level 79
Jan 17, 2020
Sure, but chicken tastes like people.
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level 65
Jan 2, 2019
Really I was surprised how awfully low it was, I would ve guessed it would bebe atleast 60% (it is 24% now, I guess the ones that knew got eaten ;) )
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level 66
Feb 14, 2019
In Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare refers to it as "strange flesh." ("On the Alps, It is reported thou didst eat strange flesh, Which some did die to look on.")
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level 62
Jan 17, 2020
I got it because I was typing "Manning" for the Sports Illustrated question, and the longpig question accepts "man" as an answer.
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level 62
Jan 17, 2020
I was trying to type manatee and it accepted man. It was probably the 20th animal I typed in.
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level 63
Jan 19, 2020
Manatee, hahaha
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level 77
Jan 17, 2020
I saw an episode of a Josh Gates show - don't remember if it was Expedition Unknown or Destination Truth where they toured a long pig slaughter room in Fiji that still had the utensils hanging on the wall. They had special utensils for both butchering and eating. Pretty creepy.
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level 75
Jan 17, 2020
If Robinson Crusoe had a taste for "longpig", then the term "good Friday" might take on a whole different meaning. ;-)
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level 35
Jun 3, 2014
I smell a vegetarian :)
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level 68
Jun 3, 2014
Is "regicide" not used for the killing of all monarchs, not just kings?
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level 49
Jun 3, 2014
It would be reginacide if it were a queen, it's all just latin names for things followed by 'cide'.
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level 76
Jun 3, 2014
No, reginacide is not a word. Regis is Latin for 'king' (by FractalDoom's logic the word for king would be would be 'regi'); the Latin has been clipped to give us the word regicide. Regicide is the correct term for killing a monarch of any gender. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regicide The quizmaster is incorrect here -- please fix :D
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level 81
Nov 28, 2016
Reginacide is the technical term for murder in the capital of Saskatchewan too.
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level 73
Sep 29, 2014
Can we also allow "Monarch" as an answer here? I agree with redsplat that Regicide is the killing of a monarch,.not just kings.
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level ∞
Jul 15, 2016
Okay
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level 65
Jan 2, 2019
But rex (reges) means king. Though admittedly, in my speed I tried ruler first
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level 71
Sep 20, 2019
that answer just doesnt measure up
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level 48
Jun 3, 2014
I thought miso was made with tofu so I was going to ask for an exception when I saw the answer was "soybeans", but I looked it up and you're right. I guess I'm just thinking of the tofu pieces that have been at the bottom of every cup of miso I ever drank. Oh well, at least I was thinking in the right direction, right?
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level 76
Sep 21, 2019
I thought just soy would work.
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level 56
Jun 3, 2014
Never heard of Maudy Thursday...goes by Holy Thursday in many places here in the States
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level 57
Jun 3, 2014
Just depends on the church. I've actually never heard it called Holy Thursday. I was raised in the Episcopal church, and it was always Maundy Thursday.
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level 77
Dec 9, 2015
Maundy Thursday is the name in the Methodist and Presbyterian churches around here, too.
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level 76
Jul 16, 2016
I'd only heard of it because of the Queen's Maundy Thursday presentations.
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level 69
Jun 3, 2014
Technically, shouldn't "Friday" be accepted for the Maudy Thursday question?
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level 70
Jun 3, 2014
I thought Maudy Thursday was how Appolonia said the days of the week in the Godfather
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level 64
Jun 3, 2014
Good one Fabrizio.
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level 58
Feb 20, 2015
So I guess I'm the only one who spent ages thinking up and typing in the names of all the most famous supermodels for the Sports Illustrated question? Seriously, the swimsuit edition is world famous, and kind of makes one forget that it's actually just a regular American sports magazine.
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level 81
Nov 28, 2016
Well, since it comes out only once a year, being featured 50 times would be quite a feat! Sofia Loren could maybe pull it off. :-)
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level 25
May 6, 2015
Interesting to think that an island can have a border
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level 25
May 6, 2015
(with another country)
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level 68
Jun 6, 2016
Do you mean Gibraltar? Not an island.
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level 43
Sep 19, 2015
Hey, I noticed you wrote that Nikola Tesla is Serbian, please change that to Croatian, he's born in Smiljevo and that's the village in Croatia.
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level 68
Feb 14, 2016
Smiljevo is in Macedonia.
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level ∞
Jul 15, 2016
His ethnicity was Serbian, it doesn't really matter what country the village he was born in is now a part of.
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level 68
Jan 10, 2017
Quizmaster I don't think that statement is quite correct. Ethnicity is totally different to Nationality. Otherwise Washington was English as was Abraham Lincoln etc. etc.
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level ∞
Sep 19, 2019
@Malbaby, American standards of ethnicity/nationality differ from those in Tesla's situation. Tesla was born in modern-day Croatia, at the time part of the Austrian Empire. His ethnicity was Serbian, as was his nationality. The question is correctly written, and in no case would Tesla ever be considered Croatian.
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level 75
Sep 28, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian_Military_Frontier
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level 78
Jan 17, 2020
Tesla's country of citizenship at birth was the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was born to parents that were ethnic Serbs living in what is now Croatia. As a young man, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Not long after, the Austro-Hungarian Empire ceased to exist, and his citizenship became American and nothing else.
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level 79
Jul 16, 2016
I realize English grammar isn't important to people recently, but it should be "whom does a regicide kill?"
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level ∞
Sep 19, 2019
You're technically correct. But, to my ear, "whom" sticks out like a sore thumb in modern writing. It should probably be retired.
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level 65
Dec 5, 2019
It's painful to your ear because you don't hear people use it. Self fulfilling prophecy.
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level 78
Jan 17, 2020
Whom sounds fine to my ear, except when it is used incorrectly.
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level 33
Nov 28, 2016
Only 47% got the U2 clue :(
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level 72
Aug 24, 2017
That *definitely* makes me feel old.
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level 81
Sep 20, 2019
66% now. The other 34% still haven't found what they're looking for.
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level 76
Sep 21, 2019
I still haven't heard their song Thursday Maundy Thursday.
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level 50
Nov 29, 2016
I'm British, 53 years old, and this is the first time I have noticed the R on the end of Gibraltar!
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level 68
Jan 10, 2017
You didn't collect Postage Stamps when little did you?
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level 37
Mar 3, 2017
the cattle greenhouse gas question is a bit dodgy. The wording of the question would suggest only one, greenhouse gas is created, but if I'm not mistaken, they also produce carbon dioxide.
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level ∞
Sep 19, 2019
If I asked you what Lee Harvey Oswald did on November 22, 1963 the correct answer would be "shot JFK", although he also did many other things that day such as ate breakfast and put his pants on. Methane is, unlike CO2, a notable output of cow's digestion. Understanding what is notable and what is not is an important part of answering trivia questions correctly.
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level 76
Sep 21, 2019
This answer should be stored to a special copy and paste key and mass delivered to pedants site wide.
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level 77
Jan 17, 2020
I always think it's worth mentioning that Oswald also murdered a Dallas police officer that day - J.D. Tippit. Regarding cattle and methane, we are farmers who raise a few acres of row crop and also raise a few cows. The issue is complicated. Yes, cows produce methane. But our cows graze on pastureland which isn't tilled or irrigated and drink rainwater held in ponds. Grain and vegetables are grown on soil that is usually turned over which isn't good for the carbon footprint, and often times requires a lot of irrigation and many producers use petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides. Rice and wheat use more fresh water for production than all other commercial plant products combined. It takes around 700 gallons of water to make a pound of lentils but only 120 gallons of water to produce a pound of milk. Using figures for amount of water consumed per gram of protein, it comes out better for lentils at 5 gallons, while eggs and milk come in at around 8. As I said, it's complicated.
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level 33
Oct 18, 2017
For the question about the body organ that produces insulin, I put liver instead of pancreas. smh
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level 67
Feb 15, 2019
FYI the 'kanpai' question is also in General Knowledge #57
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level ∞
Sep 19, 2019
Thanks, replaced that one.
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level 56
Aug 30, 2019
Allow CH4 for methane?
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level ∞
Sep 19, 2019
Okay.
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level 83
Sep 19, 2019
So it wasn't Forrest Gump who shook hands with both Mao and Elvis. Damn.
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level 76
Sep 21, 2019
In all honesty his meeting the two is now far, far more famous than Nixon's.
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level 80
Sep 20, 2019
Purple carrots are awesome. Stupid Dutch.
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level 62
Jan 17, 2020
Yeah, I feel a little cheated now. I want to see one.
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level 77
Jan 17, 2020
I grow orange, purple, red, yellow, and white carrots. My favorite is Amarillo Yellow. My problem with all the purple and red ones I've grown is that they are only purple or red on the outside, and once they are peeled they are ordinary orange. Yellow carrots are yellow all the way through.
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level 67
Sep 23, 2019
Please make "fig" acceptable for "figs"
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level 59
Dec 17, 2019
Seriously. I tried "fig" then thought, "Oh, I guess I'm wrong."
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level ∞
Dec 17, 2019
I'm trying to figure out how you guys misspelled "fig" because it is definitely accepted.
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level 67
Jan 17, 2020
Shouldn’t the main ingredient (by quantity) in Miso Soup be Water?
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level 29
Jan 17, 2020
Can you accept Great Friday for Good Friday?
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level 53
Jan 20, 2020
Who calls it that?
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level 53
Jan 20, 2020
I missed the highest guessed and got the most guessed both by mistake. I was typing in "Manning" for the Sports Illustrated question and got "Man" for the longpig question. I missed Yoko Ono cause I skipped it by accident lmao!
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level 58
Feb 20, 2020
I don't know how I feel about cannibalism having a slang word. Things have to be pretty common to get a slang.
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