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Groups of Two #2

Name the members of these famous twosomes.
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First submittedFebruary 11, 2014
Last updatedSeptember 20, 2018
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Answer
Oldest English universities
Oxford
Cambridge
Major U.S. political parties
Republican
Democratic
Most common Chinese dialects
Mandarin
Yue (Cantonese)
Highest mountains in Africa
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kenya
Founders of Microsoft
Bill Gates
Paul Allen
Good Will Hunting writers
Matt Damon
Ben Affleck
Species of elephant
African
Asian
Types of trees
Deciduous
Evergreen
Authors of the Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
Members of Wham!
George Michael
Andrew Ridgeley
Williams sisters of tennis
Venus
Serena
First American Revolution battles
Lexington
Concord
Category
Answer
Largest Italian islands
Sicily
Sardinia
Twin-Cities of Minnesota
Minneapolis
St. Paul
Bones of the forearm
Ulna
Radius
First people to climb Everest
Edmund Hillary
Tenzing Norgay
Asteroid movies of 1998
Armageddon
Deep Impact
Largest branches of Islam
Sunni
Shia
Warring families of Romeo & Juliet
Montagues
Capulets
National animals of Australia
Emu
Kangaroo
High holidays of Judaism
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
Doubly-landlocked countries
Liechtenstein
Uzbekistan
Husbands of Jacqueline Bouvier
John F. Kennedy
Aristotle Onassis
Louisiana Purchase explorers
Meriwether Lewis
William Clark
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level 58
Mar 4, 2014
What is a "doubly-landlocked" country? How can that work, and why are those 2 different from, say, Switzerland or something?
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level 59
Mar 4, 2014
Doubly landlocked means it is landlocked by countries that are also landlocked. It says Uzbekistan counts, but Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan both touch the Caspian. Lichtenstein, on the other hand, is surrounded by Switzerland and Austria, which touch no major bodies of water.
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level 58
Mar 4, 2014
But the Caspian doesn't have an outlet to the ocean like, for instance, the Black Sea.
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level 82
Mar 4, 2014
Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan aren't doubly landlocked because they both border countries (Russia, Iran) that are not landlocked. Frankly, I find the concept of "doubly landlocked" to be an exercise in triviality - it makes no difference, practically speaking, whether your country is singly or doubly landlocked. It's not like you get a free pass to use neighboring countries' ports 5 times a year - this isn't a board game.
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level 76
Mar 8, 2014
This whole site is about triviality.
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level 15
Apr 20, 2015
@kalbahamut: Triviality has nothing to trivia. It refers to something of unimportance.
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level 54
Oct 19, 2015
Oh
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level 71
Jul 11, 2016
I agree with Kalbahamut: we are proud to know information about doubly landlocked countries precisely knowing it has no intrinsic value.
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level 72
Jul 11, 2016
Being double-landlocked is of some importance re: trading via water shipping routes. Goods coming by way of ship need to go through two countries to get to the destination.
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level 70
Jul 11, 2016
Doubly Landlocked is important. In order for a person or company to ship something large, for instance, overseas, they would have to pay import and export fees in two countries before arriving at a third destination.It's a good reason why warm water (or non-freezing) ports are highly valued.
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level 76
Jul 11, 2016
What do you think trivia means then?
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level 66
Nov 2, 2017
The concept of "double landlocked" is much less trivial information than a lot of other information on jetpunk. It challenges and exercises your geography knowledge and has implications for double taxes/tariffs. Now, those quizzes on jetpunk about which sports team wins the league cup each year from 1900 to 2017... That is truly useless and trivial information that has zero intrinsic value. Getting upset about double landlockedness seems misplaced in comparison.
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level 32
May 22, 2018
I tried Liechtenstein but I couldn't spell it right.
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level 51
Mar 4, 2014
How about accepting "nobody" for Andrew Ridgeley? Really, did anyone even know who he was when Wham! was making hits decades ago?
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level 50
Dec 31, 2018
Yes!
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level 69
Jan 1, 2019
At least accept "other guy". I tried it.
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level 56
Mar 4, 2014
I can't believe the Aussies chose the lame as you-know-what emu as one of its national symbols! How can you be home to such an awesome animal as the platypus and not choose it?!
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level 71
May 26, 2014
Wouldn't look so good on a coat of arms though, especially if drawn to scale alongside a kangaroo
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level 67
Jul 17, 2014
How can you call an emu lame? Have you no decency?!
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level 36
Dec 12, 2014
^^^
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level 66
Oct 15, 2014
Ah, the noble platypus. I, too, love playtpi. :D
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level 44
Feb 14, 2019
Re: "Platypi" - not really. This is not a noun with the latin ending of the nominative singular masculine -us (in which case the plural ending in -i would be correct), but a compound whose second sgment is the Greek noun "pous" (here transcribed as pus) meaning foot, whose correct plural should be "podes" if I remember my Greek. I seems to think "platy" would be some version of the Greek for "flat", but I am not quite sure and I did not want to mine Wikipedia just to look informed here (:
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level 35
Nov 18, 2018
It was one of the conditions of surrender when we lost the Great Emu War
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level 23
Mar 6, 2014
great quiz...... HATS OFF!!!! -_-
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level 48
Aug 8, 2014
Paul Allen, Friedrich Engels, Tenzing Norgay, Andrew Ridgeley--four of the most forgotten men in history...
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level 59
Jul 12, 2016
I wrote Tengay. I was sortta close?
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level 58
Jul 15, 2016
I can't believe Paul Allen was guessed so little. RIP co-founder of the company that gave rise to the world's richest man.
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level 78
Dec 31, 2018
RIP indeed.
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level 55
Mar 12, 2019
Did you predict his death 2 years earlier?
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level 44
Sep 23, 2014
Why does not William Gates work for Bill Gates?
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level 68
Dec 18, 2017
A better question is, why would you type William when he's commonly known as Bill and that's easier to type anyway?
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level 59
Oct 27, 2014
Tenzing Norgay was commonly known as Sherpa Tenzing this and Tenzing should be acceptable
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level ∞
Oct 27, 2014
Okay
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level 75
Jul 14, 2016
Any chance "Sherpa guy who got there before Hillary" would work, too? ;)
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level 36
Dec 12, 2014
That's like calling.. say, Haile Selassie 'Ethiopian Selassie'..
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level 55
Dec 14, 2014
I thought that Jacqueline Bouvier was Marge Simpson's mother. I feel stupid, lol.
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level 48
Feb 18, 2016
lol
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level 59
Apr 28, 2015
Hardwood and softwood are two types of trees that perfectly satisfy the question.
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level 22
Nov 17, 2018
False: Softwoods and hardwoods are only applied to trees that are used for their timber. A tree is usually considered one of the two, but it is not a definitive classification, but a relative scale.
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level 43
Jan 31, 2016
there are not 2 elephants species anymore but rather 3 : the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant and the Asian elephant.
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level 70
Jun 13, 2017
4. My mother-in-law.
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level 43
Jul 11, 2016
Please allow some forgiveness on the incorrect spelling of Mt. Killimajaro and as many of the other quizzes if the letters are close, OK. I honestly can never get it right. :)
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level 79
Jul 11, 2016
If you can say it, you can spell it. KilimaNjaro, there's an N there and it's pronounced, that's all you missed.. It really isn't that hard to spell.
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level 42
Jul 11, 2016
BS,,,, kill-a-man-jar-o that's phonetics my friend
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level 66
Jul 12, 2016
Deep Impact was not about an asteroid. It was about a comet.
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level 61
Nov 29, 2016
I hate when I miss an answer because I didn't spell it exactly right (deciduous). If I said it out loud, Alex Trebek would have said "correct!"
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level 58
Dec 19, 2016
Can Engel work for Engels?
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level 54
Mar 22, 2017
Yue more spoken than Wu? Wikipedia says 60mil for Yue, 80mil for Wu, and other sources tend to agree.
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level 34
Oct 28, 2017
Why can't Louis be accepted?
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level 65
Oct 28, 2017
Perhaps he lacks social skills.
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level 53
May 8, 2018
please except Louis
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level 55
Nov 18, 2018
I wrote Lois
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level 40
Jan 31, 2018
Angiosperms and gymnosperms need to be accepted for the two classifications of trees. That is some BS
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level 22
Nov 17, 2018
Those are types of plants, not types of trees. All plants are either angiosperms or gymnosperms. Deciduous and evergreen apply only to trees and not bushes or shrubs or grasses or ferns.
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level 40
Dec 8, 2018
you can argue bushes and other herbaceous plants can be evergreen and deciduous as well, like the broadleaved evergreen genus: Euonymus, the common holly genus: Ilex, amongst others. None of which are trees and all of which receive the classification of evergreen.
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level 64
Dec 31, 2018
This is incorrect. Angiosperms and Gymnosperms only make up a small part of all plants, though they do include, among others, all trees. However, there are lots of basal plants outside these two taxa, for example all mosses and ferns.
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level 70
Dec 31, 2018
Tried Tengay, Tenzay, Tengzay, Tengzi, Tenzi... arghhh
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level 64
Dec 31, 2018
There are three recent species of elephants: African bush elephant, African forest elephant, and Asian elephant. You could however change the word “species” in the question to “genera” and have a correct question without changing the answers. The African elephants form the genus Loxodonta, while the Asian elephant is the only extant member of the genus Elephas.
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level 65
Jan 4, 2019
Kept typing Hannukah even though I knew it was wrong when it didn't get accepted :P still did pretty OK though
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