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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"?
The Statue of Liberty
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?
King Charles I
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?
King Henry VIII
On what ship did English sailors mutiny against Captain Bligh?
What drug did Sigmund Freud recommend as a pain reliever, stimulant,
and nasal decongestant?
Jan 9, 2015
I think the question about the stick-thin model should read "Swinging Sixties" not "Swinging Sixies"
Jan 10, 2015
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.
Jun 11, 2015
I tried about twenty different spellings for Marie Antoinette... :(
Nov 8, 2017
Didn't work for mary antoinette.
Dec 16, 2017
Because her name was Marie, not Mary.
Jun 15, 2015
Can you accept Madeenah for Medina.
Dec 15, 2017
Or even Yathrib... the name of the city. Medina/Madinah is just short for "Madinah an Nabi": city of the prophet.
Jan 16, 2017
If only I knew east from west. D'oh!
Oct 13, 2017
Charles was a King of England, but he wasn't an English king. He was Scottish.
Nov 4, 2017
If he was king of England he was an English king. Nobody asked for his lineage
Dec 15, 2017
You're not really that familiar with how royal succession works are you?
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.
Oct 21, 2017
Dec 15, 2017
No, no, no. We need more kings.
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.
Jun 7, 2018
Someone want to save me a trip to Google, the abolitionist and Harper's Ferry.....?
Oct 7, 2018
only reason i guessed was because of the song, John Brown's body
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