General Knowledge #44

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Objectivist author of Atlas Shrugged.
Ayn Rand
Mosquito-borne infectious illness highly prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia.
This doctor, nicknamed Dr. Death, has become synonomous with euthenasia.
Dr. Jacob Kevorkian
"Eating ____" is a colloquial idiom to imply humiliation by admittance of wrongness.
Surrealist artist. Painted the Persistence of Memory.
Salvador Dali
The modern Necktie, specifically the "Cravat," dates back to which country?
The Octopus and the Horseshoe Crab both have this color blood.
Languages like Bulgarian and Serbian are based on this alphabetic script.
Mythical King with the ability to turn everything he touched to gold.
King Midas
Modern logarithmic measurement of the magnitude of an earthquake.
Richter Scale
Amanita phalloides, more commonly known as the Death Cap, is a poisonous kind of what?
With over six million copies sold, which band holds the record for best-selling album in Britain's history?
The outdated and discredited pseudoscience based on making measurements of the skull as evidence of behavior and personality.
Term given to someone who is an avid gardener or very skilled at botany.
Green Thumb
Which classic comedian and satirist was arrested for vulgarity at least 4 times?
Lenny Bruce
Colorful design pattern, popular in the mid-1960's, printed onto fabric by crumpling up, folding and tying with rubber bands.
Term given to a kind of gift exchange, where useful but burdensome possessions are traded between people, often at a party. Also sometimes called a Yankee Swap.
White Elephant
The set of numbers intimately connected with the golden ratio.
Fibonacci Sequence
In cannibalism, what name is given to human flesh?
What bird, once considered a delicacy, is now illegal to eat, in the EU as well as many other countries?
Ortolan Bunting
Level 57
May 20, 2014
It's spelled "Kevorkian". Also, "Cyrillic".
Level 65
Feb 19, 2016
"Humble pie" and "Green fingers" this side of the pond.
Level 41
May 2, 2017
Man excellent quiz, a good level of challenge and broad in the subject matter. Nice work
Level 30
Jun 17, 2017
Thank you!
Level 58
Feb 2, 2019
I'm hungry now.