Google What's the Difference? #1

Fill the blanks in these Google autocompletes that start with "What's the difference between".
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Last updated: February 20, 2016
First submittedApril 25, 2014
Times taken39,623
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What's the difference between ...
a Boat and a Ship
Cologne and Perfume
Cement and Concrete
Climate and Weather
Supper and Dinner
Dusk and Twilight
Ethics and Morals
Shia and Sunni
a Freckle and a Mole
What's the difference between ...
a Sofa and a Couch
a Simile and a Metaphor
a Rhombus and a Square
a Warlock and a Wizard
a Tiara and a Crown
Manga and Anime
a Visa and a Passport
a Kilt and a Skirt
TNT and Dynamite
What's the difference between ...
an Acid and a Base
an Asteroid and a Meteor
a Rainforest and a Jungle
an Ox and a Cow
HIV and AIDS
a Levee and a Dam
a Hatchet and an Axe
a Ninja and a Samurai
a Quiz and a Test
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Level 52
Apr 26, 2014
Watch your spelling of "simile".
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Level ∞
May 23, 2014
Fixed!
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Level 59
Apr 4, 2016
Eyes are getting worse... Looked like smile.
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Level 40
Jan 2, 2017
Same with me, I got confused when grin wasn't being accepted
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Level 36
Mar 31, 2019
Yeah same here. I wrote grin and just realized now it said simile
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Level 66
Apr 28, 2014
I probably did so well because I've googled so many of these myself...
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Level 23
Apr 28, 2014
i finished with 1:10 left
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Level 68
Apr 28, 2014
4:10 left, not too shabby
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Level 33
Jul 24, 2016
Same here! :-)
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Level 58
Apr 28, 2014
I was thinking Visa as in credit card. Couldn't think of anything but Mastercard or CapitalOne. I thought I missed some American credit card. Maybe you can replace it with a more straight forward question like what's the difference between a donkey and a mule, or a pig and a boar.
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Level 52
Apr 28, 2014
That was my first thought, too. I think it's because Visa is capitalized, which makes it look like a proper noun. (Similarly, I first thought "Cologne" was referring to the city in Germany.) No idea why this test has all the common nouns capitalized.
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Level 50
Apr 3, 2020
I tried typing Köln for a while lol
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Level 70
Apr 28, 2014
Visa and Passport was fairly straightforward to me. I don't think there is any need to make it even easier.
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Level 65
Apr 29, 2014
Agreed. I thought in Visa as a credit card or Cologne as the German city, but you realize the correct words.
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Level 42
Jul 24, 2016
61% of people got it right, I can see how there'd be confusion but it doesn't need to be changed.
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Level 67
Dec 23, 2019
I got it right aswell (thought went do they mean mastercard? No, ah, passsport then.) I agree there is no need to replace the question, but also agree that there is no need for random capitalisation even if most people got it correct.

if there was a question like in which country lies Moskow, most people would get the answer, that doesnt mean the question is correct

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Level 80
Apr 28, 2014
Good quiz. I finished all of them except for cement with nearly 4 minutes left though, then gave up because I couldn't think of anything. Two suggestions for type-ins: "morality" and "ax."
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Level 44
Dec 11, 2015
I agree, I tried morality too.
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Level ∞
Feb 20, 2016
That will work now
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Level 28
Apr 28, 2014
this was one of my favorites. Still have no idea what a shia and sunni are.....
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Level 48
Apr 28, 2014
Shi'a and Sunni are the two branches of Islam.
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Level 88
Apr 28, 2014
...two *main* branches of Islam. There's also Sufi, Ibadi, and several others.
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Level 80
May 1, 2014
Ryanni is the best.
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Level 74
Jun 4, 2014
Nah, give me the Assassins any day...
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Level 68
Apr 28, 2014
Cologne/after shave, dusk/sundown, acid/alkali
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Level 81
Nov 23, 2018
It's what google suggests first, not a thesaurus.
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Level 66
Dec 23, 2019
Indeed.
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Level 32
Aug 20, 2020
In the UK it suggests Alkali so you are wrong. Base is the American term ffs.
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Level 67
Dec 23, 2019
I thought it would be Cologne/Köln and dusk/dawn.
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Level 71
Aug 2, 2020
I can see Cologne/Köln, but dusk and dawn are opposites of each other and certainly won't need the question "What's the difference?" You may look for them in a different quiz.
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Level 50
Sep 15, 2020
Doesn't matter if they're opposites, it just matters that people confuse them (cf acid/base).
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Level 17
Apr 28, 2014
fun quiz!
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Level 77
Apr 28, 2014
This was shockingly easy. 27/27 on the first try.
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Level 65
Apr 29, 2014
Didn't knew what Shia meant and I tried with "LaBeouf" just trying. Lol.
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Level 58
Jul 31, 2016
Haha! You should get credit just for spelling his last name correctly.
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Level 81
Nov 23, 2018
He will not divide us.
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Level 64
Apr 30, 2014
I spent way too long trying to understand why Koln, Mastercard and TBS weren't being accepted.
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Level 67
Mar 31, 2019
Yea koln and mastercard were my first tries aswel
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Level 85
Apr 30, 2014
I want to know the difference between a Shia and a Leboeuf.
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Level 58
Jul 31, 2016
Just do it!
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Level 81
Nov 23, 2018
One shuns pork, one was the quest of the old lady in the Wendy's commercials. "Where's le beouf?!"
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Level 28
May 12, 2014
Gee, I put visa and mastercard, and ninja and turtle and neither one worked, I wonder why?
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Level 50
May 23, 2014
Actually, similie is not a word. It's simile.
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Level ∞
May 23, 2014
Fixed!
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Level 43
Jul 9, 2014
I'm relieved to see I'm not the only one who instantly thought of Shia LaBeouf.
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Level 53
Jul 16, 2015
A ninja and a samurai? Do people commonly get those confused? That hurts me.
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Level 59
Jul 24, 2016
Oooooo, get you!
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2016
That's the only one I missed.
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Level 53
Jul 24, 2016
Living in Japan, I was also pained by that one. And the manga/anime one.
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Level 58
Jul 31, 2016
I can understand the manga/anime confusion, because the English "translation" of them has several words, some of which are used here in the US to mean both comics and animated cartoons; i.e., "cartoons." It does seem to vary by region of the US, but still. We don't have a specific, set word that means comic book cartoons OR a specific, set word that means animated cartoon shows. The samurai/ninja thing, however, I don't understand either.
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Level 67
Dec 23, 2019
You were also pained? Glad you agree with yourself ;)
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Level 64
Sep 1, 2020
This person definitely replied to his/herself without realizing, and I think that's hilarious.
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Level 59
Jul 24, 2016
one of the more innovative and interesting seen on here for a while. thanks
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Level 34
Jul 24, 2016
You should accept bull for cow
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Level 89
Jul 8, 2020
That's bull. (took me 4 years to come up with this)
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Level 63
Jul 24, 2016
Cologne and _______: I tried Dusseldorf >_<
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Level 70
Jul 26, 2016
I even tried Remus for Rhombus :o)
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Level 67
Dec 23, 2019
That would be Rhombulus and Rebus ;)
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Level 62
Aug 16, 2016
For "Cologne and ______," I guessed Bonn...
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Level 89
Dec 4, 2017
I both want to and don't want to meet the many people who've asked these questions... this made me sad, so very sad...
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Level 44
Jan 31, 2018
How can anyone not know the difference between a visa and a passport?
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Level 80
Aug 1, 2018
There are probably at least a few billion people in the world who have never had either.
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Level 67
Sep 27, 2019
Yeah, last I read, under 40% of Americans hold a passport. I can't imagine never to have been outside your own country..
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Level 80
Dec 23, 2019
if your country was as huge and diverse as the United States you'd probably have an easier time imagining it. But that oft-cited 40-50% figure also includes Americans who had valid passports at one time in their lives, but whose passports have since expired, just fyi.
Still, that leaves about a hundred million people in the US alone who have never had a passport, with the majority of the rest living in places like India, China, Indonesia and Brazil.
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Level 39
Jun 5, 2020
The USA isn't very diverse though, is it, except in terms of landscape? There's more variation in 300 miles of Europe or Indo-China than in 1000 of the USA. I think the main reason is that most of the USA is so far from anywhere else that's substantially different, so many people can't afford to travel outside the country.
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Level 80
Sep 15, 2020
I know a lot of people who travel for nature and landscapes, and in terms of that, the US can't be beat. It's not really why I travel, but I know so many people who have spent their whole lives traveling and never left the United States because there is so much to see and do there.
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Level 50
Aug 1, 2018
I have had a passport but have only a vague idea what a visa might be. I did get the question right but have never had the need to know.
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Level 80
Nov 23, 2018
yeah there's also another several hundred million or so who have had passports, and traveled, but never had the need to apply for a visa because the places they traveled to didn't require them. Of the 61 countries I've been to I only needed visas for a handful, and some of them grant visas on arrival and you wouldn't even know the difference between it and an entry stamp unless you were paying attention.
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Level 55
Mar 31, 2019
alkali should be accepted for base as an alkali is a soluble base
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Level 65
Mar 31, 2019
No it shouldn't. Answers are based on Google autocompletes.
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Level 32
Aug 20, 2020
In the UK google DOES autocomplete it to alkali, not everyone is American...
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Level 65
Jan 2, 2020
For cologne, I tried Berlin, Hanover, Dresden, Bonn and Frankfurt. Please make it clearer so it is Perfume.
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Level 39
Jun 5, 2020
That's part of the fun though, surely? Some of these words have more than one meaning.
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Level 48
Apr 4, 2020
Its really sad people don't know the difference between a simile and a metaphor, a ox and a cow, and especially the diference between a rhoumbus and a square.
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Level 89
Jul 8, 2020
Or 'a' and 'an'.
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Level 42
Jun 12, 2020
Kept trying Cologne as the Germany city... wondered why Ruhr, Düsseldorf, Essen, Bonn etc. weren’t working
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Level 51
Sep 15, 2020
This is one of the only quizzes that gets easier towards the end. Kinda weird, if you ask me, but that's an opinion. All of it is.