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Interesting Facts Quiz #2

Have you been paying attention to JetPunk's interesting facts? Prove your knowledge by filling in the blanks.
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First submittedMarch 20, 2019
Last updatedMarch 22, 2019
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White smoke coming from the Sistine Chapel announces the election of a new pope
Gandhi never won a Nobel Peace Prize
New Zealand was once home to the giant moa, a flightless bird that could rise to a height
of 12 feet and could weigh up to 600 pounds
Fortune cookies were invented in the United States by a person who was born in Japan
There are exactly zero documented cases of a child being poisoned by
Halloween candy from trick-or-treating.
Between 1996 and 2016, solar energy production in the U.S. increased by more than 36% per year,
a total increase of over 50,000%
The Hughes H-4 Hercules, nicknamed the Spruce Goose, is the largest aircraft ever to fly
Frederick the Great, king of Prussia, was an example of an "enlightened despot", a non-democratic leader
who nevertheless works on behalf of the people
Old Jonathan is the oldest known living animal. He is a Seychelles giant tortoise who is at least 186 years old
Coal mining and coal pollution have caused far more deaths than nuclear energy - even accounting for
the people who died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Nearly 25% of women living in England in the year 1800 were named Mary
38% of people in Vietnam have the family name Nguyễn
Charleston is not the capital of South Carolina. It is, however, the capital of West Virginia
Martin Van Buren was the only U.S. President whose first language was not English.
He grew up speaking Dutch
Hanlon's razor states: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"
Tigers in the Sundarbans region of India and Bangladesh have been known to hunt and kill humans
The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666
The catacombs of Paris hold the remains of over 6 million people
Kowloon Walled City, a former settlement in Hong Kong, once housed 50,000 people in an area of
less than 0.03 square kilometers
CBGB, in New York City, is a music club whose name stands for "country, bluegrass, and blues".
Ironically, it was punk music that made the club famous.
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level 72
Mar 20, 2019
Accept a single "coal" for that response? It was only by happenstance that I decided to type it twice just to see what would happen.
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level ∞
Mar 20, 2019
Sorry about that, fixed.
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level 80
Mar 20, 2019
The Bible question is repetead from the first quiz.
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level ∞
Mar 20, 2019
Okay, swapped that one out.
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level 54
Mar 20, 2019
Gandhi, me and several billion other people...
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level 61
Mar 21, 2019
The difference is you'd think Gandhi would have won a Nobel Peace Prize.
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level 49
Oct 6, 2019
That is plain stupid, how am I going to think of Gandhi necessarily for that answer?
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level 61
Oct 6, 2019
All the questions on this quiz are taken directly from the "Interesting Facts" included at the bottom of each quiz. So it's not just testing your knowledge, but also whether you've been taking note of those facts. One of the Interesting Facts specifically mentions that Gandhi didn't win a Nobel Prize. Aside from that, Gandhi is the most snub among Nobel Peace Prize candidates. I've heard that fact referenced in like ten different contexts. He's the most logical first guess.
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level 61
Oct 6, 2019
"Most notorious snub," that is.
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level 58
Oct 9, 2019
Maybe Gandhi never won a _________ would be a better question. Although I suppose people who guess things like beauty pagent or olympic medal in diving would still have grounds for complaint.
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level 82
Mar 20, 2019
It confuses me that "wind" is accepted as an answer too to the energy question.
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level 72
Mar 20, 2019
Maybe both answers are true? I'd be interested to know the 1996 and 2016 figures for each; I haven't been able to find the 1996 figures on google.
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level ∞
Mar 21, 2019
I wasn't sure about wind ... Seems possible that it has increased by a lot.
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level 56
Mar 21, 2019
I've never won a Nobel Peace Price. Why can't I put my name in there?
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level 73
Mar 27, 2019
Because your name doesn't appear on the Jetpunk Interesting Fact list
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level 69
Apr 2, 2019
Maybe a typo, my name works fine.
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level 65
Oct 6, 2019
Just change your name to Gandhi, problem solved.
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level 85
Mar 21, 2019
It is clear enough that the peace prize question is asking us to consider someone who a lot of people would expect to have won one in their lifetime - corroborated by the fact that the question is comfortably around the half-way point in the answer stats at 84% (at the time of writing)
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level 83
Mar 21, 2019
And most importantly, someone with only a single name. When you start thinking to yourself, "Did Elvis ever win the Nobel Peace Prize," that's when you know you need to take a break from Jetpunk.
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level 77
Mar 21, 2019
Bono is at least as qualified as Barack Obama was when he won.
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level 80
Apr 26, 2019
Moreso.
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level 53
May 5, 2019
Obama is pretty qualified since the person before and after him were nightmares.
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level 65
Oct 6, 2019
@GeoDude Not being as bad as the other guys doesn’t make him Nobel Peace Prize material. Drone strikes that kill civilians should not be lauded as something done in the name of “peace.”
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level 79
Oct 6, 2019
According to this, it says he was awarded the prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." Which, to me, sounds like he won for undoing the damage Bush did that lost other nations' trusts.
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level 65
Mar 22, 2019
Well, the clue is about jetpunk facts, and the fact is about Gandhi... However, I agree that the question should be changed. Maybe asking for the name of the prize instead would be better, asking for knowledge of the fact in itself in place of knowledge of what's written on jetpunk.
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level 61
Jun 7, 2019
But em... that is what the whole quiz is about..
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level 71
Mar 27, 2019
I think they were joking, Danny and jeepy :-) And considering nearly 4/5ths of people got the answer right, it feels like a pretty safe question as is.
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level 66
Mar 21, 2019
In both quizzes I missed only 2-3 answers. Apparently the interesting facts remain in my head more reliably than I expected.
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level 77
Mar 21, 2019
Wikipedia: "In a 1974 case, an 8-year-old boy from Deer Park, Texas, died after eating a cyanide-laced package of Pixy Stix. A subsequent police investigation eventually determined that the poisoned candy had been planted in his trick-or-treat pile by the boy's father, Ronald Clark O'Bryan, who also gave out poisoned candy to other children in an attempt to cover up the murder, though no other children consumed the poisoned treats. The murderer, who had wanted to claim life insurance money, was executed in 1984. In this case, the distribution of poisoned candy is true, but no children other than the intended victim were harmed."
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level ∞
Mar 21, 2019
And still no one has been poisoned by Halloween candy FROM trick or treating.
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level 75
Mar 26, 2019
It was a close call. O'Bryan gave poisoned Pixy Stix to other kids who were trick or treating with his son in an attempt to deflect suspicion. One of the other kids was found in bed with the Pixy Stix, having fallen asleep after being unable to open the package. (O'Bryan had removed the top layer of sugar from the straws and replaced it with cyanide.)
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level 79
Mar 21, 2019
Only 48% knew CBGB? Either I'm very old, the average jetpunk user is very young, or both.
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level 73
Mar 21, 2019
Or we're not from NYC/USA, or interested in punk. I got it right only because it had appeared somewhere on JetPunk.
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level 53
May 5, 2019
5/5 boom. How do people not know CBGB?
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level 68
Jul 18, 2019
Not from the US and uninterested in punk music? (that is, about 95% of the world population)
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level 61
Oct 6, 2019
I don't think being from the US makes much of a difference. Being a New Yorker or a music enthusiast is the key.
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level 77
Oct 6, 2019
I didn't know the answer I just randomly guessed genres of music and got it.
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level 45
Oct 6, 2019
18/20 even though I've never read any interesting fact. Nice.
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level 51
Oct 6, 2019
Tiger should be accepted for Tigers and the forest I know which is not that far from my house is Sundarban not Sundarbans.
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level 28
Oct 6, 2019
Question #2 should accept anybody who did not win the Nobel Peace Prize. :-)
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level 37
Oct 7, 2019
I got 0 when typing in "no" for North Carolina cuz I thought that for the capital one for a second. I just kept on guessing genres until I got punk, and for Prussia I literally had no clue but it just made sense for some reason