Interesting Facts Quiz #4

Have you been paying attention to JetPunk's interesting facts? Prove your knowledge by filling in the blanks.
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Last updated: April 29, 2020
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Earth has nearly 10 times the mass of Mars
The Parliament of the United Kingdom spent 700 hours debating whether to ban fox hunting,
but only 7 hours debating whether to invade Iraq
Mongolia has more horses than people
The Lake of Menteith is the only "lake" in Scotland. All the other lakes in Scotland
are generally referred to as "lochs".
The world's tallest uninterrupted waterfall is Angel Falls in Venezuela
Nowhere in the nursery rhyme does it ever say that Humpty Dumpty was an egg
The name Gary saw a huge surge in popularity starting the in mid-1920s when actor Frank Cooper
changed his screen name to Gary Cooper in honor of his agent's hometown of Gary, Indiana
Nocent is an archaic word that means guilty, the opposite of innocent
The world's oldest, tallest, and heaviest trees can all be found in the U.S. state of California
The President of Nintendo of America is named Doug Bowser
Of all the legal tender coins made by the U.S. mint, every one is made mostly of copper
except the penny which is 97.5% zinc
The word "soccer" was invented in England as a shortening of "association football"
The tiny suburb of Medina, Washington has a population of 2,969 but is home to the two richest people
in the world: Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates
In 1932, the government of Australia fought a war against emus but lost
In 1929, 78% of the world's automobiles were located in the United States.
In 2019, a Japanese restaurateur paid $3.1 million dollars for a single Pacific bluefin tuna,
more than $5000 a pound
Don't eat bats. Ebola, SARS, Marburg virus, and Coronavirus are all thought to have originally come from bats.
In 1969, the height of the "hippie" movement, only 4% of Americans had ever tried marijuana
An adult human's brain accounts for 2% of body weight, but uses 20% of the body's caloric budget
Moose are excellent swimmers who will sometimes dive to eat tasty vegetation under the surface of the water.
Occasionally, they are eaten by killer whales.
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Level 74
Apr 29, 2020
typing in bat or bats doesn't work :)
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Level ∞
Apr 29, 2020
Fixed, sorry about that.
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Level 75
Apr 29, 2020
I guess I've been paying more attention to the trivia on each page than I thought. I liked the whole idea of this quiz. Bats bats!
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Level 83
Apr 29, 2020
I kept trying UK for the soccer thing, not England. Rats rats!
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Level 72
Apr 29, 2020
No, bats bats
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Level 69
Apr 30, 2020
He was just extending the context.
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Level 72
Apr 30, 2020
Please accept "cannabis" for "marijuana".
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Level 23
Apr 30, 2020
^ They mean the same thing
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Level ∞
Apr 30, 2020
Cannabis will work now.
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Level 65
May 1, 2020
Could "orcas" be accepted for killer whales? I know "orcas" isn't two words, but they are synonyms. Or I might just be mad at the fact that I could remember a synonym for orca, who knows!
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Level 57
May 26, 2020
i wrote orca whales. that didn't work either :/
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Level 74
May 3, 2020
Ozzy Osbourne disagrees.
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Level 83
May 25, 2020
He's the one exception.
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Level 72
May 12, 2020
I am so happy that all of my years of defending and singing the praises of bats around here has finally paid off. Don’t eat bats, indeed!
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Level 65
May 25, 2020
https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus-bat-soup
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Level ∞
May 25, 2020
@mightythor. That article is engaging in sophistry. The claim appears to be "people didn't get Coronavirus from eating bats, they got it from viruses mixing in places where bats were being sold for human consumption". If people never ate bats, there's a good chance we wouldn't be in this mess.
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Level 66
May 25, 2020
Orcas should be accepted for killer whales.
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Level 61
May 26, 2020
"orcas" is not two words as the question requests
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Level 45
May 25, 2020
Culpable for guilty?
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Level 82
May 25, 2020
Culpable is not archaic.
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Level 45
May 25, 2020
it's not? Quick google and Merriam-Webster says:

culpable adjective

cul·​pa·​ble | \ ˈkəl-pə-bəl \

Definition of culpable

1 meriting condemnation or blame especially as wrong or harmful

culpable negligence

The defendant is culpable for her actions.

2 archaic : GUILTY, CRIMINAL

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Level 79
May 25, 2020
So, are moose swimming in salt water, or are orcas swimming in fresh water? I never realized their ranges could overlap.
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Level 68
May 25, 2020
It's salt water. The moose's range includes lots of coastal areas in Alaska, Canada, Russia, Scandinavia, and the Baltic states.
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Level 68
May 25, 2020
Dangit, really thought it was gonna be "unnocent."
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Level 57
May 26, 2020
why is it not in series like other quizzes?
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Level 76
May 27, 2020
Tried UK instead of England. Soccer ...err... Football rules, okay.
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Level 18
May 28, 2020
COVID-19 came from bats. I think not. I think COVID-19 came from the pangolins. One group studied tissues and blood samples from these 18 specimens preserved since 2017. The results of their study, published in the journal Nature, indicate that 6 of the 43 samples contained coronavirus with high genetic similarity between this RNA and SARS-CoV-2.
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Level 45
May 29, 2020
I saw Bowser and I'm just like "ooh Nintendo" but then I thought it was just me being childish and I didn't guess it