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Crowd-Sourced General Knowledge #14

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Which sea borders Egypt and Saudi Arabia?
Red Sea
What is the nearest country to the island nation of Malta?
Italy
What is the lightest noble gas?
Helium
What are the 1920s known as in the United States and other western countries?
The Roaring Twenties
Not including continental landmasses, what is the world's largest island?
Greenland
What country was the D. R. Congo a colony of?
Belgium
What is the capital of Kenya?
Nairobi
What part of the body is afflicted by hepatitis?
Liver
What movie does the word "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" come from?
Mary Poppins
What kind of "belt" can be found between Mars and Jupiter?
The Asteroid Belt
What is the first book of the gospels?
Matthew
What celebration was outlawed by Puritans in the English Parliament in 1647?
Christmas
What term refers to the Vikings who settled in northern France before leaving
to conquer other places?
Normans
What was the name of the 1773 event where protestors dumped tea
into Boston harbor?
The Boston Tea Party
What is Karl Benz credited with inventing?
The automobile
What North African city has the same name as an Oscar-winning movie?
Casablanca
What does the French phrase "je ne sais pas" mean?
I don't know
What name is shared by a video game princess and the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald?
Zelda
From which country did the U.S. buy the state of Alaska in 1867?
Russia
What is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way?
Andromeda
26 Comments
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Level 83
Feb 5, 2019
Please accept red for red sea. Thank you !
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Level 83
Feb 5, 2019
Also just "tea party" for the Boston one?
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Level ∞
Feb 5, 2019
Yes to both. Thanks.
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Level 89
Feb 11, 2019
Idk for je ne sais pas
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Level 77
Aug 21, 2019
Teacher: What is the most frequent answer to a question given by pupils in school?

Pupil: I don't know.

Teacher: Correct!

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Level 47
May 5, 2019
Normans were Vikings?
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Level 56
Aug 21, 2019
The first sentence from "Normans" on Wikipedia: "The Normans were an ethnic group that arose in Normandy from contact between indigenous Franks, Gallo-Romans, and Norse Viking settlers."
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2019
Normans means "men from the north"
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Level 60
Aug 21, 2019
Sometimes it pays to be honest when you answer e.g. je ne sais pas!
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Level 60
Aug 21, 2019
This sentence is false.
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Level 77
Aug 21, 2019
*Carl Benz
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Level 62
Nov 22, 2019
*Henry Ford
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Level 69
Nov 3, 2020
I looked into that: he was born Karl Vaillant (mistakenly recorded as Weilland), because his parents weren't married at the time. When they eventually did get married, he took his father's last name, and became Karl Benz. Although he himself preferred to spell it "Carl Benz", there's no evidence he ever had it legally changed. So I really think both should be accepted, and either would make a good answer.
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Level 65
Mar 14, 2024
I read it 'Karl Marx; for some reason and tried every possible variation of 'communism' before realizing
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Level 23
Nov 18, 2019
For the first book of the gospels. Marks was actually written first and used as a source for other gospels :)
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Level 76
Jan 25, 2021
Lol the only reason I knew the answer to that last question is because I watch “The Big Bang Theory”
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Level 69
Nov 5, 2021
this is the third time casablanca has been an answer to a question in this series
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Level ∞
May 22, 2023
I removed one of the other instances. Now there are only two.
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Level 71
Jan 21, 2023
A relatively easy one. Thank you.
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Level 68
Jun 4, 2023
19, just missed I Don't Know. Ironic.
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Level 71
Jan 11, 2024
Same. Very ironic, indeed.
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Level 77
Jan 11, 2024
"Peach Fitzgerald" sounds nicer, anyway.
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Level 61
Jan 12, 2024
That would make a great indie band name
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Level 65
Jan 11, 2024
The movie takes its name from the city not the other way around

What North African city has the same name as an Oscar-winning movie?

Casablanca

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Level 77
Jan 11, 2024
I'd be willing to wager that having the same name is a symmetric relation.
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Level 56
Jan 12, 2024
*smacking forehead* I misspelled Asteroid...repeatedly...I kept leaving out the e and just thinking I was wrong.