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Who is said to have committed suicide via an asp bite?
Who was Louis XVI's wife?
In what city did Muhammad die?
What paper-like writing material was used by the ancient Egyptians?
On what famous statue is it written "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses"?
In what country is chess thought to have originated?
What city marked the easternmost point of Napoleon's conquests?
What "stick-thin" model became a symbol of Swingin' Sixties London?
What ancient language was the first to develop a sound-based alphabet?
What Russian princess, murdered in 1918, did many imposters claim to be?
What name is given to the Japanese suicide pilots of WWII?
What was the last name of power couple Eva and Juan?
What abolitionist raided Harpers Ferry in 1859?
What African-American athlete defied Hitler's theories of racial superiority by winning
four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics?
Which English king was beheaded?
In what city did Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier have a "thrilling" fight?
What became the 50th U.S. state in 1959?
Whose advisors included Sir Thomas More, Cardinal Wolsey, and Thomas Cromwell?
On what ship did English sailors mutiny against Captain Bligh?
What drug did Sigmund Freud recommend as a pain reliever, stimulant,
and nasal decongestant?
Answer Stats
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+1
level 43
Jan 9, 2015
Could you possibly accept "Lawson" and "Leslie Lawson"?
+1
level ∞
Jan 10, 2015
Okay
+1
level 70
Jun 11, 2015
She was Lesley Hornby in the 1960's
+3
level 63
Jan 9, 2015
I think the question about the stick-thin model should read "Swinging Sixties" not "Swinging Sixies"
+1
level ∞
Jan 10, 2015
Okay fixed.
+4
level 73
Jun 11, 2015
oh... Moscow... duh.... somehow I misread that clue as Alexander, not Napoleon, and spent two minutes guessing cities in India and Pakistan.
+1
level 65
Jun 11, 2015
I tried about twenty different spellings for Marie Antoinette... :(
+2
level 60
Jun 11, 2015
It gave it to me on Marie... how many spellings of that are there??
+1
level 27
Nov 8, 2017
Didn't work for mary antoinette.
+1
level 63
Dec 16, 2017
Because her name was Marie, not Mary.
+1
level 34
Jun 11, 2015
It wasn't the best answer but I was proud of getting John Brown not coming from the US, that said I probably should have got HMS Bounty and King Charles...
+1
level 25
Jun 15, 2015
Can you accept Madeenah for Medina.
+1
level 73
Dec 15, 2017
Or even Yathrib... the name of the city. Medina/Madinah is just short for "Madinah an Nabi": city of the prophet.
+1
level 41
Nov 4, 2015
If I could spell Phoenician, I'd be somebody!
+1
level 61
Jan 16, 2017
If only I knew east from west. D'oh!
+1
level 63
Oct 13, 2017
Charles was a King of England, but he wasn't an English king. He was Scottish.
+2
level 39
Nov 4, 2017
If he was king of England he was an English king. Nobody asked for his lineage
+2
level 63
Dec 15, 2017
You're not really that familiar with how royal succession works are you?
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level 31
Jan 12, 2018
It doesn't matter if his lineage was English or not, because his father was the king of England. It seems you are the one who is not familiar with how royal succession works. And divantilya is correct in saying that a king of England is the same thing as an English king.
+1
level 74
Oct 21, 2017
Too monarch-centric...
+1
level 44
Dec 15, 2017
No, no, no. We need more kings.
+1
level 58
Dec 15, 2017
Is that really still written on the statue?
+2
level 49
Dec 15, 2017
Yes it is. No one has yet defaced the historic landmark.
+1
level 73
Dec 17, 2017
Technically they aren't written on the statue. They are on a plaque displayed in the pedestal. In 1883 a then-popular poet, Emma Lazarus, wrote a sonnet, "The New Colossus" to be part of an auction to raise money for a pedestal for the statue. The poem was forgotten until after her death. In 1901 the plaque was placed in the museum in the pedestal. The last five lines are, "With silent lips give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the tempest-tossed, homeless to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
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level 39
Dec 17, 2017
to Ruftytufty: You mean "know" Like that few of them actually come from England, and that the current crop are German? - I know at least as much as you do, I'm sure.
+1
level 66
Jun 7, 2018
Someone want to save me a trip to Google, the abolitionist and Harper's Ferry.....?
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