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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: March 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 22
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 74
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 72
Apr 12, 2019
lol
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level 71
Mar 20, 2019
What a wonderful idea!
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level 72
Mar 20, 2019
Too fact-centric
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level 72
Mar 20, 2019
Good idea! I would suggest the yellow box treatment for the answers, though.
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level 75
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 58
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 69
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 51
Mar 21, 2019
I SPELLED 'COCAIN' WRONG
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level 60
Mar 21, 2019
Interesting quiz. I like it.
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level 66
Mar 22, 2019
Was Monica Lewinsky ever seen with Castro?
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level 45
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.