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History by Picture - C

Can you identify these historic people, places, and things that begin with the letter "C"?
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Last updated: April 11, 2018
First submittedApril 11, 2018
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explorer
political system
building
scientist
Mesoamerican city
person
Chichen Itza
system of writing
city - former name
movie
person
"war"
great king
Cold War
garment
passenger jet (1976-2003)
ethnic group - 3rd century B.C.
scandalous dance of the 1800s
exploded in 1986
Scottish highlands kin group
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level 72
Apr 11, 2018
The shuttle one was 1986, not 1987.
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level 51
Apr 12, 2018
Maria SKĊODOWSKA-Curie
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level 77
Apr 13, 2018
nobody cares
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level 57
Apr 13, 2018
No one cares for your ridiculous (and frankly boring) comments either
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level 60
Apr 18, 2018
Just saying,i think its actually intresting because i didnt knew about her having a second name.And i dont think my name is nobody ^^
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level 77
Apr 18, 2018
Shade: then why do so many people see fit to scan every comments section for them, read them, and obsessively comment back themselves? As I say (over and over and over again because so many people apparently do care intensely what I have to say): if you don't like my comments I invite you to stop reading them.

Difluzi: if you'd never heard this before fair enough, but if you've been reading comments here long enough you start to see it brought up over and over again, as if it really matters that she's identified simply as "Marie Curie" or as if there's something wrong with the quiz for not including her Polish name.
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level 73
Apr 18, 2018
Shade: Replying to a harsh comment with an even harsher one is kind of pointless. And to Kal's defense, even though I do find that his comments can sometimes be ridiculous, they are rarely boring. :)
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level 68
Apr 13, 2018
Thanks, I care.
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level 77
Apr 18, 2018
Maybe I should rephrase: nobody should care about your tribalist concerns. and very few people do.
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level 14
Apr 18, 2018
I care and wanted to point out her maiden name myself. I don't know why, though. :)
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level 38
Aug 12, 2018
If Curie lived today perhaps her maiden name would be relevant as so many women hyphenate their maiden and married names, or simply keep their maiden names after marrying. However, in her day, women mostly assumed their husbands last names and dropped their own, so it would be irrelevant to include it here. As for a previous comment about Kalbahamut; his comments are sometimes controversial, and I have often disagreed with him, but I would never refer to them as boring.
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level 44
Apr 18, 2018
It doesn't begin with C.
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level 78
Apr 14, 2018
I just don't think the clan question fits because the picture is not a clan and this is a picture quiz.
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level 67
Apr 18, 2018
I actually thought the question was asking for one particular clan and had just opened my "Clans & Tartans" guide (yes, I actually have one) when the time was up.^^
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level 69
Apr 18, 2018
Tartans are a modern invention that have little to do with the clans of the past or the "history" implied by all the other picture clues in this quiz. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartanry
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level 53
Apr 14, 2018
64% of quiz takers didn't know about Cuneiform. Clearly their school education failed them.
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level 66
Apr 16, 2018
Because knowing Cuneiform is the best way to judge the school education... In a matter of fact I did know the answer... in my mother tongue... from a game in a Mickey Mouse magazine more than 15 years ago. It still didn't help to get it here since I've never heard the English word before and I wasn't quick enough to google it.
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level 55
Apr 18, 2018
I study historical linguistics at degree level and Cuneiform comes up... rarely at best. What part of school education did you learn it in exactly?
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level 63
May 23, 2019
ow we definitely learned it as well, elementary/primary school even I believe (though I knew it even before, like when I was 8 or something allways found that kind of stuff interesting). I do think it is something that people should be educated about, more important than who was minister when etc. But yea doesnt remotely come close in my mother tongue, and other might have forgotten the specific name. Not knowing anything about it is a bad thing in my opinion aswell, forgetting the exact name... meh, names are made up anyway.
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level 63
May 23, 2019
or not everybody is english, eventhough I know many english terms that have never been taught to me, they are things that come up in books or movies etc, cuneiform would only come up if you read a book specifically about the subjects. The term isnt widely spread like runes that pop up everywhere these days.
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level 63
Apr 18, 2018
I thought the kilt picture wanted a particular clan, and kept trying different ones. On the other hand, I didn't know the king picture, put various kings (including Charles) so I got a freebie there.
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level 67
Apr 18, 2018
me too (not that I know very many clans).
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level 63
May 23, 2019
that was my initial thought aswell, but before I could form a real clan in my head, the word clan popped up. I think it sort of went Mac.. Ca.. Cl.. cloud clan. something like that haha too fast to register.
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level 49
Apr 18, 2018
100% with 7 seconds to spare! Got stumped on Celts for a bit.
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level 72
Apr 18, 2018
Ditto on Celts being the problem, but only 6 seconds to spare for me. Getting desperate, tried Christians and Croats.Getting really desperate, tried 'Curds'.
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level 76
Apr 18, 2018
Is it arrogance or stupidity (or both) on my part that when I have absolutely no idea about an answer (Mesoamerican city) I am surprised that over half the people here know it?
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level 77
Apr 18, 2018
Even if you are well-educated and well-read you're not going to have encountered every bit of trivia out there. Even some things that a lot of other people have.
I'm pretty sure the first time I saw that answer it was playing the computer game Civilization IV. I've since seen it pop up many times on this site, and maybe some other places as well.
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level 73
Apr 18, 2018
I went for Chechen and gave up when it didn't pop up as the correct answer. So close!
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level 38
Apr 23, 2018
I would bet that the majority who got the Chichen answer vacationed there. It's probably not a place that one commits to memory otherwise.
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level 63
May 23, 2019
I think it is, it is similar like hearing about the pyramids, you hear slightly less about them, but quite a lot still. I can understand though if the name doesnt stick or you are not sure how to spell it. I guess a good comparison is machhu pichu, but maybe some people have never heard about that either.
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level 63
May 23, 2019
I have never been there and there are many reason to remember it. You wouldnt say the say about the pyramids would you? that everyone that knows it must have been there.
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level 72
Apr 23, 2018
You need to play more Civilization games!