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Things Named For People Quiz

Fill the blanks in these things that are named after people (eponyms).
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First submittedOctober 19, 2010
Last updatedNovember 13, 2018
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Eponym
Rubik's Cube
Morse Code
Adam's Apple
Achilles' Heel
Achilles' Tendon
Halley's Comet
Avogadro's Number
Cobb Salad
Eponym
Lou Gehrig's Disease
Occam's Razor
Murphy's Law
Monroe Doctrine
Earl Grey Tea
Hadrian's Wall
Lorenzo's Oil
Möbius Strip
Eponym
Zeno's Paradox
General Tso's Chicken
St. Elmo's Fire
Ponzi Scheme
Atkins Diet
Dewey Decimal System
Coriolis Effect
Pulitzer Prize
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level 49
Jul 31, 2013
Ok, General Tso's chicken made me laugh
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level 67
May 7, 2016
I used to go for a Chinese lunch special that featured "vegetarian General Tso's chicken." Probably should've gotten it one time just to see.
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level 29
Aug 1, 2013
Awesome quiz!
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level 67
Oct 29, 2013
Coriolis force should be accepted as well.
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level 55
May 11, 2014
How about accepting Zeno's arrow as well?
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level 67
May 7, 2016
Poor Italo Svevo: I was stuck on Zeno's Conscience.
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level 47
Aug 6, 2014
I totally tried Cobb web and failed :D
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level 21
May 4, 2016
Cobb loaf?
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level 66
Dec 17, 2014
I've walked along Hadrien's wall many times, a beautiful part of the world.
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level 49
May 4, 2016
Though you occasionally have to dodge cabers. Damn Scots hurling trees around all willy nilly.
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level 59
Jun 3, 2015
Zeno's paradox is a classic philosophical problem that has been known and discussed for ages. I realize he's less well-known than Socrates, etc., of course, but his writings are still important. (I'm also a philosophy student, so...). But, regardless: if you don't know about Zeno's paradox, go look it up, it's really interesting. :)
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level 59
Jun 3, 2015
And Occam's razor, if you don't know that as well. Fabulous rule to know and be able to apply.
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level 76
Jun 8, 2019
Occam was working for the Illuminati and the CIA, just trying to confuse you sheeple into staying blind to the truth!
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level 37
May 4, 2016
Really suprised about the low score for Zeno's paradox too. Everyone should know it, it proves that turtles are the fastest creatures on earth.
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level 59
May 4, 2016
Well...depends on what you mean by "proves." Haha.
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level 57
Mar 15, 2018
I have a B.A. in Philosophy and couldn't come up with it, sadly.
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level 66
Aug 13, 2015
Accept Mobius Inversion please
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level 69
May 4, 2016
And Mobius Loop
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level 69
Oct 15, 2018
And Mobius Dick?
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level 28
Sep 15, 2015
Only reason I remember Avogadro's number was because my whole chemistry class would call him Avocado.
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level 73
Nov 16, 2015
Ha. Our chemistry class made up songs about him and performed them on Mol day (10/23)
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level 72
Apr 22, 2016
Surely that would only work at 6:02?
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level 75
Jan 22, 2016
Got a 100%, but had to think for a while to get the 2nd Achilles clue. I admit I guessed "sock" :D
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level 77
Jan 29, 2016
Ponzi Pyramid? Moebius Loop/Ring?
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level 49
May 4, 2016
What about a Monroe Piercing?
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level 71
May 4, 2016
I thought Monroe shock absorbers
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level 59
May 4, 2016
I thought Monroe moment...apparently that wasn't it. And then it wouldn't get out of my head, so I couldn't think of any other Monroes besides Marilyn.
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level 77
May 4, 2016
fun and easy with 3:18 remaining
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level 63
May 4, 2016
Please also accept Dewey Decimal Classification.
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level 75
May 4, 2016
Great quiz idea. Never heard of the number, effect, or paradox but will be looking them up now.
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level 67
May 4, 2016
shouldn't it be Dewey, Cheat'em, and How?
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level 59
May 4, 2016
Preferably spelled "Howe", so it's just slightly less obvious. :)
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level 61
May 4, 2016
This is a great quiz, although I think it would make more sense if you had to name the person.
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level 54
Jun 8, 2019
Yes my thought exactly, one where you would have to think of the name please quizmaster?
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level 59
May 4, 2016
Guessed 'loop' for Möbius. Another valid answer for that one
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level 59
May 4, 2016
Agree, that is pretty well-known also.
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level 78
May 4, 2016
No Ocean's Eleven?
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level 31
May 5, 2016
Monroe Piercing should be accepted also
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level 51
May 8, 2016
Thank you Call of Duty for the Coriolis effect
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level 40
May 29, 2016
I put Cobb pipe -_-
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level 68
Jun 3, 2016
How about Achilles' heel?
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level 67
Dec 21, 2016
Never heard of Cobb Salad ..
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level 59
Feb 15, 2017
Please accept Mobius Loop as well as Mobius Strip
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level 67
Jan 22, 2018
I kept getting close to Zeno's Paradox, but could never quite get there...
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level 44
Oct 22, 2018
Mobius loop and wheel should be answers.
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