Interesting Facts Quiz #1

Have you been paying attention to JetPunk's interesting facts? Prove your knowledge by filling in the blanks.
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Last updated: July 8, 2019
First submittedMarch 19, 2019
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Only 7 prisoners were inside the Bastille when it was stormed during the French Revolution
People from Moscow are known as Muscovites
Jimi Hendrix was rated the #1 guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine
The colossal squid has the largest eyes of any animal
Lake Baikal is both the deepest and the oldest lake in the world
The Greek island of Santorini was devastated by a huge volcanic eruption around 1600 BC.
Some people think that this event inspired the myth of Atlantis
Mark Twain was born two weeks after the appearance of Halley's Comet in 1835 and died
one day after it returned 75 years later
The only U.S. presidents to run unopposed were George Washington and James Monroe
Angelina Jolie is the daughter of actor Jon Voight
Moore's Law states that number of transistors on a microchip doubles every 12-24 months
John D. Rockefeller was the first person to have a net worth in excess of $1 billion U.S. dollars.
His company, Standard Oil, had a monopoly on the U.S. oil industry.
Ceres is the largest asteroid in the solar system. For fifty years, it was considered to be the eighth planet.
According to some people, Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" was written as an alternate
soundtrack to the movie "The Wizard of Oz". The band denies it.
Of all the people in the Bible, Methuselah had the longest life span: 969 years
In the story "The Sign of Four", Sherlock Holmes was a frequent drug user who injected a
seven percent solution of cocaine
The official name of Bangkok is Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Technically speaking, Alaska is both the westernmost and the easternmost U.S. state.
Some of the Aleutian Islands are so far west that they extend into the Eastern Hemisphere.
Some people have claimed that the CIA plotted to assassinate Fidel Castro using an exploding cigar.
However, there is no evidence that this was ever seriously proposed.
All people of European or Asian descent have some Neanderthal DNA
In Vietnam, the Vietnam War is known as the American War
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Level 23
Mar 19, 2019
Wow! It's so cool that my idea got turned into an actual quiz that can give points! You also improved my original quiz by a lot!
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Level 75
Mar 19, 2019
Nice one iPenguin! Fun stuff.
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Level 71
Mar 19, 2019
Too interesting. Dull facts quiz next time please.
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Level 82
Apr 12, 2019
lol
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Level 74
Mar 20, 2019
What a wonderful idea!
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Level 77
Mar 20, 2019
Too fact-centric
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Level 79
Mar 20, 2019
Good idea! I would suggest the yellow box treatment for the answers, though.
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Level 80
Mar 20, 2019
Why do people say George Washington ran unopposed when other people were running and received electoral votes?
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Level 65
Mar 20, 2019
Because Washington received an electoral vote from EVERY elector in both 1788 and 1792, so he was clearly the consensus choice for president and I think it's fair to say that he was effectively unopposed. Prior to the twelfth amendment, electors cast two votes and the person with the second highest total became vice president. Yes, there were other candidates, but I think the intended meaning is clear.
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Level 68
Apr 12, 2019
But remember that it was Trump who had the most fantastic, stupendous, incredibly overwhelming victory not only in U.S. history but since the beginning of humankind!
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Level 80
Jul 8, 2019
Being elected unanimously is not the same thing as being unopposed. There would have to have been no other candidates to vote for to accurately say he ran unopposed.
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Level 80
Jul 8, 2019
Not incidentally John Quincy Adams ran against James Monroe in 1820. He received 1 electoral vote to Monroe's 231. In the election of 1789 Washington received 69 electoral votes. John Adams got 34. But that was because each elector was allowed to vote twice. Still, Adams was in the running against Washington, as were several other candidates who received fewer votes.
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Level 65
Aug 5, 2020
John Quincy Adams did not run in 1820. The Federalists did not nominate any candidate, and there was no organized opposition to Monroe and no campaign. Every elector was either pledged to or ultimately voted for Monroe, even the Federalist slate that won the popular vote in Massachusetts. Democratic-Republican electors pledged to Monroe won 80% of the popular vote. Adams was serving as secretary of state in Monroe's administration; it's not true that he ran against Monroe just because he received one electoral vote. Monroe absolutely was unopposed.
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Level 63
Mar 21, 2019
Interesting quiz. I like it.
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Level 81
Mar 22, 2019
Was Monica Lewinsky ever seen with Castro?
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Level 47
Mar 31, 2019
I’m surprised at how many of these I knew, and I’m especially surprised at how many of these where I just immediately knew the answer. Probably because I had seen them so many times before and just had them subconsciously memorized.
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Level 54
Jul 8, 2019
An interesting fact that i would like to see in the interesting facts list is that NONE of the presidents on mt rushmore had middle names! Really, I checked, none of them do.
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Level ∞
Jul 8, 2019
I'll check it out and maybe add it to the list. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Level 54
Jul 8, 2019
Thanks!
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Level 76
Jul 10, 2019
Tis' true.
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Level 66
Jul 8, 2019
''Krung Thep'' works as an answer for the Bangkok question, might want to change that for this quiz! :v
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Level ∞
Jul 8, 2019
The perils of automatic type-ins. Now fixed.
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Level 55
Jul 9, 2019
i would never have got wizard of oz or Monroe, N.E.V.E.R.

Only got Rockefeller coz it autopopulated

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Level 76
Jul 10, 2019
I thought the Vietnam War in Vietnam was called "The Resistance War Against America"