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Legendary Deeds

Name the people, real and fictional, who are credited with these legendary deeds.
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Last updated: August 10, 2019
First submittedOctober 10, 2013
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Deed
Doer
Slew Goliath
David
Cut the Gordian Knot
Alexander the Great
Killed Grendel
Beowulf
Crossed the Rubicon
Julius Caesar
Bested a steam hammer in a
steel-driving contest
John Henry
Outwrestled a bear at age 3
Davy Crockett
Threw a silver dollar across
the Potomac River
George Washington
Slew the Hydra
Hercules
Shot 38 under par -
the first time he played golf
Kim Jong-Il
Rode naked through the
streets of Coventry
Lady Godiva
Deed
Doer
Slew the Minotaur
Theseus
Turned water into wine
Jesus
Pulled the sword from the stone
King Arthur
Counted to infinity - twice!
Chuck Norris
Slew an army with a donkey's jawbone
- all thanks to fabulous hair
Samson
This wrestler drank 119 beers
in six hours
Andre the Giant
Slew the dragon with his lance
St. George
Traveled across America, planting
apple trees wherever he went
Johnny Appleseed
Chopped down an entire forest
with one swing of his ax
Paul Bunyan
Slew Medusa
Perseus
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level 73
Oct 10, 2013
I enjoyed this one. Very fun. Especially liked the Chuck Norris one...and the fact that I got it right :-)
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level 80
Feb 5, 2014
Chuck Norris got this quiz right twice -- on his first try.
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level 24
Nov 21, 2019
Yea right
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level 45
Feb 5, 2014
Love the Kim Jong Il clue as well
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level 50
Feb 5, 2014
I really thought Bunyan was spelled Bunyon and I was really confused when I didn't get it. Ah, well. Good quiz.
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level 46
Feb 5, 2014
Yeah I tried Bunyon and Bunion
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level ∞
Feb 5, 2014
That made me laugh. Bunyon and Bunion will work now. :)
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level 66
Aug 19, 2014
Isn't a bunyon a growth on one's foot? Or is that bunion? :D
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level 77
Dec 3, 2016
A bunion is a bread roll with a net electric charge.
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level 73
Nov 21, 2019
Or an electrifying way to wear your hair
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level 10
Dec 19, 2017
arent those the things that stick out of your feet?
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level 71
Feb 6, 2014
It was the Rappahannock, not the Potomac. Get your apocryphhal details right!
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level 73
Dec 2, 2016
I tried this the other day, I guess a dollar just doesn't go as far as it used to.
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level 71
Dec 2, 2016
I believe that's part of the "legend." It's possible, though reasonably unlikely, that he could throw a coin across the Rappahannock. But the Potomac is so much of a more "legendary" river in American history.
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level 64
Dec 2, 2016
Up in Fauquier county it would be relatively easy to throw a coin across the Rappahannock.
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level 64
Nov 21, 2019
Yeah, that's what I was just thinking. It ends very rapidly. Up in west Virginia it wouldn't be so hard to throw across the Potomac either.
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level 49
Nov 22, 2018
And it was a piece of slate, not a dollar.
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level 65
Nov 22, 2018
I have never heard this story in my life. Learned a new legend today!
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level 47
Feb 7, 2014
2 things: 1) Johnny Appleseed was indeed a real person named John Chapman, so Chapman should work http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Appleseed and 2) Please make George correct without the affixation of "St" I knew George slew the dragon, but when that didn't work, I just gave up on it.
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level 49
Nov 22, 2018
You would be correct. George was not canonized at the time of the dragon slaying.
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level 48
Mar 4, 2014
Love the Chuck Norris one! His tears cure cancer. Too bad he never cries
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level 80
Jun 27, 2014
Did you hear Chuck Norris died yesterday? .....Yeah, but he's ok today! ;)
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level 73
Dec 2, 2016
Chuck Norris can hear faster than the speed of sound.
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level 72
May 16, 2017
Some people like to eat frog legs. Chuck Norris likes to eat lizard legs. Hence, snakes.
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level 65
Dec 2, 2016
Thank YOU, Chuck Norris
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level 41
Nov 22, 2019
chuck norris has nothing on charles nelson riley. C.N.R made love to a manatee has his own line at the dmv and trained a rattlesnake to do his laundry. He also eats coal and excretes diamonds every day. Ran a 4 minute mile blind folded with an engine block strapped to his back and won the tour de france with two flat tires and a missing chain. Once he fell of the crysler building and barely scratched his toe. He figured out cold fusion and never told anyone and his toe nail clippings make a potent aphrodesiac.
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level 44
May 31, 2014
119 beers... six hours... wow. 'Course a standard beer can to him was the size of a thimble.
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level 62
Aug 2, 2014
Billllll Brasky!
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level 73
Dec 2, 2016
I thought for sure we'd see "invented the internet" on this quiz. You'll probably have to update the quiz in a few years to add "Built the Great American-Mexican Wall."
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level 62
Nov 21, 2019
You jest, but if you look up a list of things Trump has actually claimed, it's probably absurd. Only a step below the Chuck Norris stuff.
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level 67
Dec 2, 2016
I only got the St. George one because Iron Maiden references it in their song "Flash of the Blade." Thanks Maiden!
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level 75
Dec 6, 2016
They could have helped with Alexander too. Who says Metal isn't educational?
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level 56
Dec 2, 2016
Someone else tried 'Vladimir Putin' at 'Outwrestled a bear at age 3'? :D
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level 63
Nov 22, 2019
Yes. First thing I thought of.
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level 67
Dec 2, 2016
Guessed Tiger Woods, Bagger Vance, and St. Andrew before just giving up on the golf question. Can't believe I didn't think of Kim.
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level 53
Dec 2, 2016
Missed quite a few but can't quite believe that Chuck Norris was one of them- Oh the shame!!
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level 10
Dec 19, 2017
Try typing in "Where is Chuck Norris?" into google it may or may not creep you out and make you laugh
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level 10
Dec 19, 2017
click on the first link
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level 26
Dec 2, 2016
Hey, I don't mean to nitpick... but you are aware that the hair is not what actually gave Samson his strength, right? Otherwise a really great quiz!! :)
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level 61
Jan 29, 2018
How did I type Julius AND Caesar and still not get it right?
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level 61
Jan 29, 2018
Says I earned five points yet my score didn't change at all.
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level 57
Jan 30, 2018
Chuck Norris can do ALL of these things. Please allow Chuck Norris as a valid answer for all questions.
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level 79
Jul 7, 2018
Chuck Norris rode naked through the streets of Coventry?
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level 67
Sep 2, 2018
Maybe he CAN, but DID he?
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level 69
Nov 21, 2019
I heard Chuck Norris rode naked through the streets of Coventry fully clothed.
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level 66
May 15, 2019
Thought of Crockett in time, but I was stuck on Grizzly Adams or Vladimir Putin for a long time.
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level 71
May 30, 2019
Somehow, I'm surprised that it wasn't Theodore Roosevelt who wrestled a bear. Or did all the other stuff, to be honest.
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level 62
Nov 22, 2019
He was a sickly child, and the family worried he would grow up weak and frail. Guess he made sure to eat his Wheaties in high school.
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level 44
Nov 21, 2019
Didn't Khabib also wrestle a bear at a very young age?
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level 46
Nov 22, 2019
Pretty sure St Michael slayed a dragon too. Not sure whether he used a lance, sword or spear - might depend on the translation.
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level 63
Nov 22, 2019
I take it you mean legendary as in great, not as in "from legend" (i.e. fiction)? Cause crossing the Rubicon, that happened. And the Gordian Knot probably too.