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General Knowledge Quiz #98

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updatedSeptember 19, 2019
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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 73
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 45
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 50
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 73
Dec 13, 2016
But he didn't know it before, so he did indeed discovered it
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level 71
Jun 30, 2014
Loved the Monty Python question! More of those please!
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level 63
Jun 30, 2014
I thought the TV shooting & weird sandwiches eater was a cartoon. Definitely sounds like one
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level 61
Jan 6, 2019
I tried beavis and butthead...
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level 77
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 48
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 62
Dec 13, 2016
Correct. Mary I of England is Bloody Mary.
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level 80
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 77
Jun 28, 2019
The strength of our democratic institutions you mean?
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level 69
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 44
Dec 12, 2016
Surprised how few know about Kylie minogue being in neighbours.
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level 80
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 76
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 49
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 56
Dec 12, 2016
Could you also accept "Roman colosseum"?
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level 67
Jan 20, 2017
Hands up all those people that call the "Colosseum" the "Roman Colosseum"
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level 72
Jan 1, 2019
Sometimes, yes.
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level 44
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 61
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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