Best of Mal's General Knowledge #3

Can you answer these random trivia questions from JetPunk user Malbaby?
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Last updated: April 9, 2020
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What's the capital of Malaysia?
Kuala Lumpur
What is located at 90 degrees South?
South Pole
What is the only animal beginning with Q mentioned in both the Bible and the Quran?
Quail
Only 12 people have ever done it. The last to do so was Gene Cernan in 1972. What is it?
Walk on the moon
What animal's scientific name is Panthera leo?
Lion
What is the fear of open spaces?
Agoraphobia
What blunt object is used by judges and auctioneers?
Gavel
What singer's eighteenth and final #1 hit was "Suspicious Minds" in 1969?
Elvis Presley
What blood type, which less than 1% of people have, is known as the universal recipient?
AB+
The 100th element of the periodic table has the symbol Fm. Who is it named after?
Enrico Fermi
What language does the greeting "namaste" come from?
Hindi
What fictional character drinks martinis in the movies, but prefers whisky
in the original books?
James Bond
What star is approximately 150 million kilometers from the Earth?
The Sun
Ellesmere Island is the world's tenth largest island. What country is it part of?
Canada
Who is the leading goal scorer in Real Madrid history?
Cristiano Ronaldo
What Russian volcano is generally considered to be the tallest mountain in Europe?
Mount Elbrus
Who was assassinated by Nathuram Vinayak Godse in 1948?
Mohandas Gandhi
What country, known for Pilsner, produces the most beer per capita?
Czech Republic
What is the nearest national capital to Reykjavík?
Dublin
What type of animal, found in South and Central America, is divided into
groups having two toes or three?
Sloth
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Level 71
Nov 30, 2019
The one of us who make this site great. Congratulations :)
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Level 69
Nov 30, 2019
Great quizzes!
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Level 67
Dec 1, 2019
The universal recipient is actually rather AB+
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Level 70
Dec 1, 2019
Thanks Nicco.....Yes I agree (I'm actually AB+) ........ the answer column has stopped me putting +, so I've entered (pos) for positive.... this is now waiting to be edited.
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Level 71
Dec 1, 2019
I tried "land on the moon", "moon landing", "flew to the moon", "went to the moon" before I decided it must be something else. I think at least one of them should work...
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Level ∞
Dec 1, 2019
Added those
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Level 86
Dec 1, 2019
There is a big difference between landing on the moon and actually walking on it.
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Level 69
Apr 9, 2020
I tried "walked on the moon." Then got it with "moon landing."
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Level 54
Apr 9, 2020
@Sean -- doesn't the clue apply just the same to both?
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Level 71
Apr 9, 2020
Indeed. Whoever landed on the moon also walked on it. There is a difference between flying to and walking on the moon, though. Just ask Jim Lovell.
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Level 82
Dec 2, 2019
6 moon landings, 2 men walked on each. Pretty sure there were 12 men to walk on the moon, not 11.
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Level ∞
Dec 2, 2019
The question has been rewritten, thanks. I blame Wikipedia for the original error.
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Level 70
Dec 2, 2019
Hi Joey, featured in my 'Mal's General Knowledge 23'....... the original question was " 1) How many men have walked on the Moon?" ....... ....... and the answer was '12'
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Level ∞
Dec 4, 2019
You can see why I changed it though, right? You could just type 1,2,3,4... until you get it.
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Level 70
Dec 4, 2019
You are correct, I did not think of that :o)
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Level 73
Dec 4, 2019
This quiz doesn't share the same series tag as #1 and #2
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Level 73
Dec 5, 2019
Would be nice is sol were an accepted answer for the sun.
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Level 63
Apr 9, 2020
Yeah I tried sol and then moved on =(
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Level 66
Feb 10, 2020
Interesting to see all of the questions were answered successfully by ≥50% of people.
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Level 65
Apr 9, 2020
Judges don't use gavels, at least not in America. They may have at one point, but I have practiced law in many different jurisdictions, both state and federal, and I have never once seen a judge with a gavel.
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Level 70
Apr 9, 2020
Wikipedia:.......The gavel is used in courts of law in the United States and, by metonymy, is used there to represent the entire judiciary system, especially of judgeship. On the other hand, in the Commonwealth of Nations, gavels have never been used by judges, despite many American-influenced TV programmes depicting them.
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Level 41
Apr 27, 2020
They don't use gavels in Germany, either (to my knowledge, this extends to continental Europe, but I admit I have not been in too many court rooms outside of Germany). I did think of that answer, though. My translation failes, as we only use one word for both "gavel" and "hammer". Incidentally, that word is "Hammer" :-)
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Level 55
Apr 9, 2020
To hundreds of millions of people Kuala Lumpur is known as KL.
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Level 71
Apr 9, 2020
I hope you weren't expecting this as a type-in. To hundreds of millions of people, Los Angeles is known as LA. That would still never be an acceptable answer though (except in the two-letter word quiz), because "la" is just a regular word in many languages.
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Level 67
Apr 9, 2020
Too little time, didnt get around to the last 3. No need for the time to be tight, it is not like it is a countries in europe quiz, where you can just try untill you reach the right answer, for most of these mindless guessing would not get you anywhere.
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Level 70
Apr 9, 2020
True enough, I'll give another minute.
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Level 71
Apr 9, 2020
Accept Malett for the auctioneer one?
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Level 70
Apr 9, 2020
A 'Gavel' for a tough Judge.
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Level 53
Apr 9, 2020
Wow, fewer people knew Elbrus than Fermium?
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Level 60
Apr 9, 2020
"Namaste" originates/derived from the language 'Sanskrit'. Not Hindi.
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Level 70
Apr 9, 2020
The 'origin' of the word 'namaste' was not required in this question........ e.g. if you were asked "What language uses the word 'Telephone' the answer would be 'English' not ......' comes from the Greek words for sound (phon) and far away (tele)".
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Level 60
Apr 10, 2020
Fair enough. I guess I shouldn't have said 'originates/derived', but said: "used in Sanskrit, prior to being used in Hindi". Ignore my 'originates' argument. Why the answer HINDI doesn't hold good here is because: English uses "Telephone". Greek uses "τηλέφωνο (tiléfono)". Whereas, Sanskrit uses "नमस्ते (Namaste)". Hindi and Nepali use the exact same word (and script) "नमस्ते (Namaste)" millenniums AFTER it was used in Sanskrit. So, when you ask where does the word Namaste "Come From", the answer is SANSKRIT. And was later used in Hindi and Nepali.
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Level 58
Apr 10, 2020
Where is the footage of all of these lunar pedestrians? Why does it look like it was filmed with a potato? Why is not a single star or constellation visible when the moon has basically no atmosphere?
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Level 51
Apr 10, 2020
It was 1969! Cameras weren't great. More facts, the entire computing power of Mission Control was the same as two laptops during all the moon missions, and the onboard computer of the lunar landers was as strong as one cellphone these days. Seems pretty rude to ask for star pictures from the moon, when they had actually got there with such low technology.
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Level 58
Apr 11, 2020
1972 was last claimed moonwalk. Cameras were great, and certainly good enough to detect stars in the sky. Giant computers were not necessary to expose light to film. Have you ever seen the Wizard of Oz? Filmed in 1938-39 my friend. Plain reality is that constellations were too hard to fake, because had to perfect.
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Level 70
Apr 11, 2020
Stop watching 'Capricorn 1'.
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Level 65
Apr 12, 2020
People are still on this? At least go with a more contemporary conspiracy theory.
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Level 56
Apr 10, 2020
Kinda lame but could we get more type-ins for Elbrus? I remembered it as "Elbris" for whatever reason.