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Genius Level General Knowledge #1

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Last updated: January 13, 2018
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According to Thomas Edison, what is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration?
Genius
What field of study is called "the dismal science"?
Economics
What country had a "Golden Age" in the later half of the 1600s?
Netherlands
What type of camel has two humps?
Bactrian
In what country would you find the world's largest stadium, Rungrado 1st of May Stadium?
North Korea
Who gets stoned during Hajj?
The Devil
What chemical makes hot peppers hot?
Capsaicin
What is Buckminster Fuller famous for designing?
Geodesic Domes
What unit of power is approximately equal to 746 Watts?
Horsepower
What book featured a boy named Milo who encountered a Spelling Bee,
a Mathemagician, and a Which?
The Phantom Tollbooth
What Chinese dam, completed in 2008, generates more electricity than any other?
Three Gorges Dam
What was the name of both a fictional disabled child and a ukulele player?
Tiny Tim
What is the term for a word, such as frenemy, that is created by merging two other words?
Portmanteau
What is the capital of Saskatchewan?
Regina
What fictional character was diagnosed as an alcoholic by
the British Medical Journal, in 2013?
James Bond
What type of animal has spermaceti in its head?
Sperm Whale
What is the sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel?
666
Through what European city do 84% of the world's diamonds pass?
Antwerp
What book does the phrase "Who is John Galt" come from?
Atlas Shrugged
Who originally recorded the song "Respect", famously covered by Aretha Franklin?
Otis Redding
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level 66
Sep 26, 2017
Does the answer for Spermaceti have to be so specific? Genuine question. I guessed at a less specific answer (I don't want to give it away for people who read the comments first) and obviosuly didn't get it correct.
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level 73
Sep 26, 2017
I would say absolutely. There are lots of varieties of that animal, but only one has spermaceti. There's even a famous book about it.
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level 44
Jan 11, 2018
"Spermaceti (from Greek sperma meaning "seed", and ceti, the genitive form of "whale") is a waxy substance found in the head cavities of the sperm whale (and, in smaller quantities, in the oils of other whales). Spermaceti is created in the spermaceti organ inside the whale's head." per wikipedia
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level 75
Sep 30, 2017
I find that question pretty obvious. Cetus/ceti is latin for whale (thus the cetaceans), so spermaceti = sperm whale...
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level 60
Sep 30, 2017
No one except you speaks Latin any longer.
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level 75
Oct 4, 2017
No need to be offensive. Especially as I never studied any latin, dude. I'm just interested in etymology, which is not only for "geniuses".
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level 26
Jan 12, 2018
r/IAmVerySmart
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level 70
Sep 26, 2017
Great idea!
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level 58
Sep 27, 2017
This really is genius level. I felt better when I at least got the average score.
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level 65
Sep 28, 2017
No :-(
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level 70
Sep 28, 2017
Very pleased with 45%. Excellent quiz.
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level 74
Jan 13, 2018
I was pleased with 35% until I saw so many of the other answers I should have gotten.
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level 54
Jan 11, 2018
Didn't know that about the roulette board, but was able to calculate it on the spot. Cool fact :)
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level 70
Jan 11, 2018
Spelling: ukulele or ukelele
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level ∞
Jan 11, 2018
Fixed
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level 73
Jan 11, 2018
So Trump being the living embodiment of the antithesis of genius... that makes him 1% uninspired, and 99% lazy and entitled?
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level 60
Jan 11, 2018
Oh, didn't you know he's a very stable genius? Anyway, I wouldn't say he's uninspired, it's just that his inspiration comes from the wrong places, same goes for lazy. I would add a big portion of narcissism to the mix though, as well as a lack of common sense.
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level 67
Jan 11, 2018
So an "antithesis of genius" built a 9 billion dollar worldwide empire with global name recognition, won the Presidency of the United States while using half the budget of his opponent, skyrocketed the US GDP to 4% within his first year in office, added over 5,000 points to the Dow, defeated ISIS, repatriated trillions of dollars back to the US, and brought unemployment to its lowest levels in decades?

That seems like an odd definition for "antithesis of genius"
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level 32
Jun 18, 2018
Defeated ISIS-are you delusional?
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level 57
Jun 23, 2018
He "repatriated" trillions of dollars, huh? Where and when in the 51 weeks he had been President when you replied?
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level 55
Jan 11, 2018
Trump derangement syndrome is real
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level 75
Mar 5, 2018
What's the point of bringing up Trump? So you can feel better?
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level 57
Jun 23, 2018
It made me feel worse. Please forget for 2½ more years who's President.
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level 63
Jan 11, 2018
Great Quiz!! Got 50% right!
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level 68
Jan 11, 2018
I think this is the first quiz I've seen where the top answer is lower than 50%
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level 46
Jan 11, 2018
Yeah ! I got 1 point, though I would have got more if I wouldn't have typed Bacterian Camel....
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level 51
Jan 11, 2018
Great quiz, thanks! Nice to be really challenged
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level 40
Jan 12, 2018
Am I the only one who tried 'loads' for the roulette wheel sum?
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level 57
Jan 12, 2018
I put HP for horsepower -_-
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level ∞
Jan 12, 2018
I suppose that will work now. The quiz is hard enough already. :)
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level 53
Jan 12, 2018
Great quiz! Thank you.....Spelling correction needed for the question about what book featured Milo. "Which" should be "witch".
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level 74
Jan 13, 2018
Which is correct.
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level 75
Mar 5, 2018
Love love love that book! Wish I'd had discovered it when I was a kid!
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level 74
Jun 4, 2018
Fortunately, it's never too late to make a discovery like that. Great direction and inspiration at any age.
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level 75
Jan 13, 2018
I'm disappointed I only got 80%
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level 57
Jan 13, 2018
The first question was less than 20%, really?
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level 75
Jan 15, 2018
Couldn't remember how to spell "portmanteau."
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level 46
Jan 17, 2018
I'm just glad/kinda disappointed at the same time to see Phantom Tollbooth on this quiz. I loved that book.
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level 48
Jan 17, 2018
For the question "Who gets stoned during Hajj?" I put "Me." Why is that wrong?
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level 66
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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level 58
Jan 25, 2018
13/20. I did not know the roulette answer but that is just a delicious fact. I'll be sure to mention that in my next argument against gambling. :-)
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level 3
Feb 8, 2018
I find it a bit strange that there is such as specific question on The Phantom Tollbooth. It's a great book, but it seems a bit too specific to be general knowledge.
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level 75
Mar 5, 2018
So which questions on here are NOT specific?
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level 25
Mar 11, 2018
The spelling of rungrado is wrong.Its Rungnado