General Knowledge Quiz #98

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What country grows the most coffee beans?
Brazil
What "magic words" did Ali Baba use to enter the den of the forty thieves?
Open Sesame
What instant messaging service did Facebook purchase for $19 billion in 2014?
WhatsApp
What organization has been led by Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Kofi Annan?
United Nations
What island did Captain Cook discover, before being killed by the people
who already lived there?
Hawaii
What was famously built in 1961 and demolished in 1989?
The Berlin Wall
What is either a popular cocktail or the nickname of an English queen?
Bloody Mary
Who was known for shooting his TV and eating peanut butter, bacon, and banana sandwiches?
Elvis Presley
What country's flag was 100% green until it was replaced following the revolution of 2011?
Libya
What is another name for Rome's "Flavian Amphitheatre"?
Colosseum
What Australian soap opera has aired since 1985 and once starred Kylie Minogue?
Neighbours
What aquatic animal can live to be 100 years old in the wild, but usually
dies before age 30 in captivity?
Orca
According to Monty Python, what type of animal weighs the same as a witch?
Duck
In what city did Charles Lindbergh land on his famous flight across the Atlantic in 1927?
Paris
If something is simian, what type of animal does it resemble?
Ape
What U.S. state is most strongly associated with Bourbon whiskey?
Kentucky
What insecticide caused a major reduction in bald eagle populations until 1972?
DDT
Who commanded the Millennium Falcon?
Han Solo
Who famously designed the "little black dress"?
Coco Chanel
What is the term for a person whose body doesn't produce melanin?
Albino
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Level 72
Jun 24, 2014
Would you consider accepting Sandwich Islands for Hawaii? That's what it was in Cook's time.
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Level 77
Jun 24, 2014
Mmmmm.... sandwich
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Level 59
Dec 12, 2016
Maybe I should tell you about the South Sandwich islands, because they're still called just that.
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Level 46
Dec 18, 2016
YES!
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Level 58
Jun 30, 2014
Well the clue says what island (singular)...not what group of islands. He was killed on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
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Level 56
Dec 12, 2016
the clue also says "discovered", although considering there were people already there that killed him, it was clearly discovered before he came along
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Level 77
Dec 13, 2016
But he didn't know it before, so he did indeed discovered it
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Level 36
Jul 7, 2020
@triviawayne, things aren't discovered until white people find them
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Level 65
Jun 30, 2014
I thought the TV shooting & weird sandwiches eater was a cartoon. Definitely sounds like one
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Level 67
Jan 6, 2019
I tried beavis and butthead...
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Level 65
Jan 24, 2020
I actually only knew that answer because the Simpsons depicts Elvis shooting his TV after being displeased with an episode of Itchy & Scratchy. So in my world, it *is* a cartoon.
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Level 78
Jan 24, 2020
One story is that while Elvis was serving overseas in the Army his girlfriend was a singer doing shows with Robert Goulet. Elvis would get frequent letters and postcards from his girlfriend, and one day a postcard arrived with a snide remark added by Goulet to the effect of, "While you're away I'm taking really good care of her." Years later Elvis was in his hotel room in 'Vegas and saw Goulet on TV. He took out his gun and shot Goulet on the TV.
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Level 80
Jul 1, 2014
I didn't know Elvis put bacon on those sandwiches. Now they sound much better.
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Level ∞
Sep 19, 2019
They are extremely tasty, in my opinion.
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Level 46
Jul 7, 2014
Bloody Mary is the nickname of the Scottish Queen, the sister of Queen Elizabeth who had Queen Mary beheaded.
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Level 40
Jul 13, 2014
You're confusing 'Bloody Mary' (Elizabeth's older sister) who reigned as queen of England with Mary Queen of Scots (who Elizabeth eventually had executed.)
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Level 64
Dec 13, 2016
Correct. Mary I of England is Bloody Mary.
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Level 73
Jan 26, 2020
and isn't it a long drink, not a cocktail?
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Level 82
Jun 16, 2015
the DDT thing has been debunked
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Level ∞
Jun 17, 2015
No, it hasn't:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/145496

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT

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Level 72
Dec 13, 2016
Just ask trump. Everything has been debunked.
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Level 80
Jun 28, 2019
The strength of our democratic institutions you mean?
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Level 71
Dec 12, 2016
Woo, 20/20! I've gotten 18 and 19/20 a ton of times on these general knowledge quizzes, but I think this is the first time I've ever gotten 100% on one.
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Level 45
Dec 12, 2016
Surprised how few know about Kylie minogue being in neighbours.
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Level 82
Dec 12, 2016
I'm guessing that most people simply don't have much of a knowledge of Australian soap operas. I know about Kylie Minogue and have heard she was on a soap, but ask me to actually name it? If you're Australian, how many American or Canadian soap operas can you name?
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Level 78
Dec 12, 2016
True. The only Australian show I've ever seen is Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
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Level 45
Dec 15, 2016
The hint that Kylie was in there is fair enough. In Germany we don't know about Australian soaps either, but certainly there are people who know that one one in which one Kylie played. Wasn't Jason Donovan in there, too?
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Level 78
Jan 24, 2020
Still wouldn't help me. I've never heard of Donovan, either. I've heard the Minogue name, but no idea who she is - I'm assuming she's a singer? At least I've seen a few more Australian shows since my earlier comment, but still no soaps.
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Level 50
Jan 7, 2017
As an Australian who has never watched Neighbours, I have been astounded on more than one occasion when someone makes a reference to it on a British TV show. Some people apparently watch it.
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2020
Only reason I got this was because I lived in Australia for a while and my roommate loved that show.
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Level 57
Dec 12, 2016
Could you also accept "Roman colosseum"?
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Level 70
Jan 20, 2017
Hands up all those people that call the "Colosseum" the "Roman Colosseum"
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Level 81
Jan 1, 2019
Sometimes, yes.
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Level 58
Jan 24, 2020
Can you accept big, old, round building also known as the colosseum?
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Level 45
Dec 13, 2016
"Silent Spring" has since been lambasted by respected scientists as fraudulent and did not in fact cause a dramatic reduction in bald eagles.
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Level 67
Apr 3, 2018
You have a source for that? Because every respectable source I can find says that DDT was a major factor in declining bald eagle populations. [Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
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Level 38
Apr 14, 2018
wait the south sandwich islands are actually sandwiches? TAKE ME THERE I HUNGRY
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Level 67
Jan 6, 2019
I put star fox for the han solo one... (and beavis and butthead for the shooting/tv/gross sandwich one)
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Level 83
Jan 24, 2020
Can Lando be an acceptable type-in for the Millenium Falcon question? He had the ship before Han and also flew it a couple times after Han got it.
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Level 58
Jan 24, 2020
Nerd
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Level 83
Jan 24, 2020
I’ll take that as a compliment
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Level 65
Jan 24, 2020
I thought of Lando too, but surely if you knew Lando flew it, you know the ship is Han's. Ask anyone to whom the Millennium Falcon belongs, and unless they're intentionally being obtuse, they'll tell you it's Han's ship.
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Level 83
Jan 24, 2020
Yes, but Lando also owned it at one point. I’m just saying that maybe he should be accepted as well. And I thought of Han first, by the way.
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Level 51
Jan 24, 2020
At this point in the movies, Lando, Han, Rey and Poe have all been pilots of the Falcon. Lando, Han, Rey and (arguably) the Resistance have all owned the Falcon. Please reword the question to better specify Han as the answer.
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Level 83
Jan 24, 2020
They don't have to change the question. I was just being nitpicky.
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Level ∞
Jan 25, 2020
All our quizzes assume common sense. Also the new movies aren't nearly as good.
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Level 57
Jan 24, 2020
Could you accept Le Bourget for Lindbergh's landing place ? As a former Parisian I didn't think of Paris (it's a good 10 km from the landing spot) at first.
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Level 58
Jan 25, 2020
Isn't it technically part of Paris though and not a city in it's own right?
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Level 82
Jan 24, 2020
You should accept Tennessee for the bourbon question. It's at least as much associated with bourbon as Kentucky, if not more. It's the home of Jack Daniels (a straight bourbon) and featured in the song "Tennessee Whiskey."
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Level 65
Jan 24, 2020
Jack Daniel's is not bourbon. It's Tennessee whiskey (and yes, that song is great), which is similar but is prepared slightly differently. Most people can't taste the difference between bourbon and Tennessee whiskey, but there is a difference. Bourbons mostly come from Kentucky.
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Level 58
Jan 25, 2020
I sure can't tell the difference between the two or a dozen other types of whiskey. They are all poison to me. I do find the distilling process fascinating & have toured a few distilleries. The only difference between the two that I remember though is that Tennessee whiskey is supposed to be sweeter than bourbon. FYI, I'm such a lightweight these days that I recently had one sip of that nasty snake-in the-bottle Vietnamese whiskey & was sick for the rest of the day.