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April Fools' Quiz #10

Can you guess the 100% factual answers to these questions?
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What Australian coral site has shrunk by 90% and is scheduled to disappear
entirely by 2030 due to "bleaching"?
Great Barrier
Reef
What was banned by the U.S. Surpreme Court in 2022?
Abortion
Who wrote the songs "Hound Dog" and "Blue Suede Shoes"?
Elvis Presley
What tasty desert did Marie Antoinette tell people to eat if they had no bread?
Cake
What female scientist won a Noble Prize for her work on radiation while her husband
stayed home and raised the children?
Marie Curie
What three letter word do bullfighters say when they dodge a bull?
Olé
According to the Bible, which angel was cast out of heaven for the sin of pride?
Lucifer
What country hacked into U.S. election computers in 2016?
Russia
What ancient Indian "text" consists entirely of sex position drawings?
The Karma Sutra
Which U.S. state was, for seven years, an independent country known as "The Bear Republic"?
California
What European capital is named for the person who shot Achilles in the heel?
Paris
What was the name of Mahatma Gandhi's daughter who served as Prime Minister of India?
Indira Gandhi
What study showed that beginners think they know more than experts?
Dunning-Kruger
In what Massachusetts town were witches burned at the stake in the late 16th century?
Salem
What country's tallest mountain was formerly known as Ayer's Rock but is now called Uhuru?
Australia
Who killed herself with a poisonous asp?
Cleopatra
What food product gets its name because it is aged in Balsam wood barrels?
Balsamic vinegar
What traditional holiday do people in Africa celebrate instead of Christmas?
Kwanzaa
What Nebraska-born investor became one of the world's richest people despite being,
in his own words, "a bit of a dunce"?
Warren Buffet
What trivia board game released its original "Genius Edition" in 1937?
Trivial Pursuit
93 Comments
+28
Level 93
Feb 1, 2023
Excellent quiz, as always. Can't wait to read all the comments :D
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Level 75
Apr 1, 2023
Totally agree. The comments are the best bit
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Level 78
Feb 1, 2023
Very nice! As always, this quiz contained at least one sentence I would have believed as true.
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Level 60
Feb 1, 2023
You spelled Uluru wrong
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Level 75
Feb 1, 2023
Uhuru is a peak on Kilimanjaro, that's what threw me off.
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Level 66
Apr 1, 2023
Everyone knows Uluru is really a character on Star Trek.
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Level 72
Feb 1, 2023
Time for another April Fools' Quiz… by this point so many people are in on the joke half the comments are just satire. Sadly, we have to wait until the first of April to get any genuine comments, it seems.
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Level 72
Feb 1, 2023
A couple suggestions for the next one:

- Which Russian tsar was executed when Soviets stormed the Winter Palace in 1917?

- What was the anthem of the Confederate States?

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Level 85
Feb 2, 2023
I've never heard anyone talk about the CSA's national anthem. What would be the (incorrect) answer? "Oh! Susanna"?
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Level 78
Apr 1, 2023
Probably Dixieland
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Level 70
Apr 2, 2023
Dueling Banjos.
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Level 56
Apr 3, 2023
Born in the USA
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Level 72
Feb 2, 2023
Well... uh... I wish I was in the land of cotton.
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Level 89
Feb 1, 2023
Wait...is desert a typo (dessert), or is that part of the joke? Hard to tell on these quizzes! ;)
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Level 86
Feb 1, 2023
Ditto "Uhuru."
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Level 71
Feb 1, 2023
Also, "Noble Prize."
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Level 60
Feb 1, 2023
Dessert is misspelled on all of these quizzes - its a running joke.
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Level 87
Feb 1, 2023
So, often, is "it's".
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Level 72
Feb 1, 2023
I assume you mean to put an em dash—even still, you haven't used it properly.
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Level 75
Apr 2, 2023
In a world where you have to choose your battles, how and when to use an em dash is never a good choice.
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Level 76
Apr 18, 2023
XD
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Level 85
Feb 1, 2023
Ditto "Karma".
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Level 89
Feb 1, 2023
Never mind...I just looked back through some of the older April Fools' quizzes and remember now desert/dessert is a running joke! ;) Even this question is somewhat of a repeat from #3...
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Level 82
Feb 1, 2023
Ditto "surpreme court".
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Level 53
Apr 1, 2023
Lol
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Level 27
Feb 1, 2023
Someone please explain to me why this is an “April Fool’s” quiz. I don’t get it.
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Level 76
Feb 1, 2023
All the answers are common misconceptions. None of them are actually true.
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Level 27
Feb 1, 2023
Ok, thank you!
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Level 85
Feb 1, 2023
It's cruel to make people think, even if only momentarily, that it's April 1st rather than February 1st!
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Level 85
Feb 1, 2023
Googling 1937 and "Trivial Pursuit" has been unhelpful in revealing what the joke is there. Little help?
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Level 95
Feb 1, 2023
The Trivial Pursuit editions are labeled "Genus" and the quiz uses "Genius" in its place.
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Level 75
Feb 5, 2023
True, but I'm pretty sure neither edition ("Genus" or "Genius") were released in 1937. Seems like there are two falsehoods in the clue. Isn't that a bit extreme?
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Level 77
Apr 1, 2023
Yeah, I totally get the Genus/Genius thing, but is there a common misconception that Trivial Pursuit was released in 1937?
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Level 69
Apr 1, 2023
Yeah, it was first made in 1979 and popularized in the 80s
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Level 72
Jun 16, 2023
If I had to guess, it's probably banking on people thinking the game is much older than it really is. I'm not sure why 1937 was chosen specifically, but it works just as well as, say, 1934.
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Level 72
Jun 16, 2023
I'll admit I thought the game was from the earlier half of the century. The cards at my local barbecue certainly look it, but perhaps that's more a testament to my skills than anything.
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Level 90
Feb 1, 2023
It'd be cool to have a blurb after the quiz for each answer showing why it's a misconception similar to the way multiple choice quizzes sometimes clarify the answer.
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Level 81
Feb 1, 2023
Wait a minute. Some of these aren’t right… :P
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Level 64
Feb 1, 2023
Would have been nice if Sonia Gandhi had been a type-in too!
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Level 89
Feb 2, 2023
Ivanka Gandhi has a nice ring to it.
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Level 59
Feb 1, 2023
I love these quizzes! I was a bit confused why it was published so early. Also maybe the title should be changed, to confuse more people.
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Level 77
Apr 1, 2023
It's always astonishing how many people are confused even with the title.
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Level 78
Feb 1, 2023
I think the most fun part of the quiz is trying to hurry through the quiz so we can get to the comments. Well done, as always
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Level 78
Feb 2, 2023
I know these are all commonly believed to be true, but did you mean to include two ruses with the Trivial Pursuit question (edition name and release date)? I believe the former would have been enough to suffice, based on the parameters of this quiz.
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Level 77
Apr 1, 2023
Yeah, and as far as I can tell there's no common misconception that Trivial Pursuit was released in 1937.
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Level 51
Feb 4, 2023
Roe v Wade was overturned by the US Supreme Court meaning abortion rights were returned to the states. Abortion was not categorically banned in the US with this ruling. The media and bad actors mischaracterized this court decision for political purposes.
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Level 73
Feb 4, 2023
Looks like someone missed the theme...
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Level 72
Apr 1, 2023
No, we’re all just bad actors…
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Level 66
Apr 1, 2023
April Fool's.
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2023
yeah it’s a giant media conspiracy to report on what state governments have chosen to do, you really nailed it
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Level 75
Feb 5, 2023
For the election hacking question, you could also include Venezuela and Italy as possible wrong answers.
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Level 72
Mar 9, 2023
They are currently wrong answers
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Level 65
Feb 14, 2023
I am writing this to remove all doubt.
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Level 15
Feb 15, 2023
Hound Dog was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; and Blue Suede Shoes was written and first recorded by Carl Perkins.
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Level 78
Apr 3, 2023
The "Elvis Presley" answer is as correct as all the others in this quiz.
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Level 70
May 8, 2024
He/she was likely just explaining, I for one didn't know who DID write these songs
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Level 79
Mar 20, 2023
The abortion question is simply not in good taste. It comes across as saying, "Don't whine so much, it's not like they ACTUALLY outlawed it," when it of course has caused a huge amount of suffering with the restrictions it allows states to impose.
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Level 69
Apr 1, 2023
Agreed.
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Level 69
Apr 1, 2023
I agree. Most of the other questions concern popular misconceptions. This one just seems pedantic and mean-spirited.

Having said that, I don't love what I perceive to be the implications of the questions 1 and 8, as well, namely:

The Great Barrier Reef is fine (it absolutely is not, it's just not expected to disappear by 2030)

And that Russia doesn't interfere in foreign elections (they do, just didn't hack voting machines)

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Level 69
Apr 1, 2023
Agreed - this one does seem to have a political bent to it unbecoming of a good fooling.
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Level 76
Apr 18, 2023
I agree.
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Level 69
Apr 1, 2023
*Kama* Sutra and *Supreme* Court are misspelled, not sure if that’s part of the bit or not.
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Level 81
Apr 1, 2023
It's obviously part of the bit.
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Level 83
Apr 1, 2023
not sure if I should be happy or sad that I got 100% of the answers right -_-"
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Level 66
Apr 1, 2023
Australia's tallest mountain is mount Kosciuszko in the NSW snowy mountains at 2283m on the mainland. The highest on Australian territory is Mawson's peak on Heard Island.

Indira Gandhi was the daughter of Nehru .

I assume we are all April fools

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Level 75
Apr 2, 2023
Some more than others.
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Level 50
Apr 1, 2023
Carl Perkins wrote Blue Suede shoes. Leiber and Stoller wrote Hound Dog
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Level 70
Apr 1, 2023
Not so clever now are you Mike?
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Level 38
Apr 1, 2023
Indira Gandhi was not Mahatma Gandhi's daughter. Indira Gandhi was Nehu's daughter.
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Level 71
Apr 1, 2023
But all of the others are completely correct, right?
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Level 78
Apr 1, 2023
It's also India, not Indira and Nero, not Nehru.
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2023
I appreciate that "brioche" is accepted for "let them eat cake". It's indeed brioche in french, "gâteau" (cake) being a much more general term.
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Level 76
Mar 1, 2024
This is confusing, brioche is very very different from cake.

Edit: Just googled it. The french original is brioche. So "cake" is a really bad translation.

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Level 67
Apr 1, 2023
Very impressive quizmaster, it always amuses me that there's a misconception about people misconceiving. It's like disinformation about disinformation, very meta.
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Level 70
Apr 1, 2023
Trivial Pursuit wasn't invented until 1979. And it's the Genus edition, not genius. Yeah, I don't get it either.
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Level 77
Apr 1, 2023
Thank you for correcting that one individual question that was inaccurate on this quiz.
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Level 64
Apr 1, 2023
Accept Sammael as a type-in for Lucifer, please? That is the name of the arch-angel that people confuse Lucifer with, of course.
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Level 93
Apr 1, 2023
That's not the point of the quiz though.
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Level 79
Apr 1, 2023
I'm assuming Ayers Rock is intentionally misspelt with an apostrophe :)
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Level 40
Apr 1, 2023
Damn Surpreme Court
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Level 69
Apr 1, 2023
Can someone tell me why the Dunning-Kruger one is wrong? That's exactly what I thought that meant.
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Level 67
Apr 1, 2023
Maybe because i doesn't show that all of the time? Not sure.
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Level 76
Apr 1, 2023
Dunning and Kruger found that unskilled people overestimated their skill and skilled people slightly underestimated their skill. However, the unskilled people's self-ranking was still lower than the skilled people's self-ranking.
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Level 35
Apr 1, 2023
Why did it take me reading the comments to figure out that this Quiz is not supposed to be accurate. I was so upset about the 3rd last question of Kwanzaa being celebrated in Africa >.
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Level 34
Apr 1, 2023
nice quiz!
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Level 42
Apr 1, 2023
Abortion was not banned. It was taken away federally and giving back to the States.
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Level 93
Apr 1, 2023
I appreciate you correcting the lone flaw with this quiz's logic.
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Level 60
Apr 2, 2023
oh
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Level 73
Apr 2, 2023
the U.S. **Surpreme** Court
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Level 49
Apr 2, 2023
You spelled "dessert" wrong.

Fun quiz, though.

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Level 56
Apr 3, 2023
Disappointed that "Donald Trump" wasn't the answer to any of the questions this year. I just typed it in hoping that he'd made the cut.

Took his job.

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Level 37
Apr 3, 2023
You spelled 'Supreme' wrong.
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Level 62
Apr 4, 2023
I appreciate the touches like "Karma" Sutra, which I didn't notice at first. Really wasn't sure what were typos and what were deliberate quizmaster mistakes - but I guess they were all deliberate.