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Crowd-Sourced General Knowledge #21

Can you answer these questions inspired by our many user-submitted general knowledge quizzes?
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Last updated: May 24, 2023
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On what holiday are people most likely to sing Auld Lang Syne?
New Year
Which two countries lie nearest to Japan, geographically?
Russia
South Korea
Who was granted the title Duke of Cambridge prior to his 2011 marriage?
Prince William
What is the only type of bird that can fly backwards for more than a few seconds?
Hummingbird
Minsk is the capital of which European country?
Belarus
In what sport do international teams try to win the Davis Cup?
Tennis
In what modern-day country did the Anglo-Zulu war take place?
South Africa
In the film "Cast Away", what company does Tom Hanks work for?
FedEx
Who owns Springfield's local tavern in "The Simpsons"?
Moe Szyslak
What real-life leader was the inspiration for the character Napoleon in the
book "Animal Farm"?
Joseph Stalin
Smörgåsbord is a compound word which combines "sandwich" and "table".
Which language does it come from?
Swedish
What building did King Kong scale in the original 1933 movie?
Empire State
Building
What movie villain tried to irradiate all the gold at Fort Knox in order to increase the value
of his own holdings?
Auric Goldfinger
In what small Middle East town would you find the Church of the Nativity?
Bethlehem
Complete the song lyric : "I am a rock, I am an ______".
Island
A "crash" is the name for a group of what endangered African animal?
Rhinoceros
Where does the Muffin Man live?
Drury Lane
In what activity does Magnus Carlsen have the highest peak rating of all-time (2882)?
Chess
What prize was awarded to Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai in 2014,
who became the youngest person to win it?
Nobel Peace Prize
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Level 77
May 25, 2023
Drury? I’ve never heard that before. We always sang Mulberry Lane.
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Level 86
May 26, 2023
Same here. Tried that and a few other berry varieties before moving on. Learn something new every day!
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Level 88
Jun 9, 2023
That's weird...I immediately tried Mulberry, but didn't know why. Was that maybe a US or regional version?
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Level 88
Jul 7, 2023
I've always heard it as Drury Lane.
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Level 43
Feb 29, 2024
Drury doesn't fit with the candy bakery theme. It would sound better if it were bakery. And mulberry is a great substitute. But I think you are getting confused with Mulberry Hill.
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Level 43
Feb 29, 2024
Mulberry fits the song better.
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Level 86
May 29, 2023
I had Jewellery Lane
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Level 43
Feb 29, 2024
I tried bakery, candy. I don't know the song.
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Level 64
Jun 4, 2023
Aaargh! Please, this auld cailleach sez youz so have to accept Hogmanay as an answer for the question about Auld Lang Syne!!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🧐🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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Level 66
Feb 18, 2024
NYE should be accepted too
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Level 88
Jul 7, 2023
I tried bandicoot for the "crash" question, but to no avail. Didn't take me long to get the right answer, but I've never heard anyone use it in that sense before. Who comes up with these animal group names?
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Level 43
Feb 29, 2024
I think it's appropriate. They are massive.
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Level 70
Aug 6, 2023
Great quiz. Thanks for the mention.
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Level 80
Oct 27, 2023
Thank you Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom for teaching me what a crash is
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Level 66
Feb 18, 2024
I had to Google those lyrics cos I have never heard of this. Turns out it reached #3 in the USA charts and #17 in the UK and is currently the 92nd most-played song (!!) for Paul Simon on Spotify and doesn't appear on either of Paul Simon's retrospective compilation albums.

Seems like this must just be one of Quizmaster's favourites; can we have a song that actually has some relevance please? Kodachrome will do, thanks.

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Level 43
Feb 29, 2024
I really like that lyric. It shows how strong the will of some are
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Level 71
Feb 29, 2024
I was a fan of Simon & Garfunkel (in my defense--I was 12 years old) until one day, as my father was driving me to school, this song came on the radio and my father said "Rocks don't sing." I gave it a moment's thought, realized that this lyric was nonsense, and never fell for any of his pseudo poetry again.

For those who are still fans of Paul Simon, go check out the story of how Little Stevie [van Zandt] helped save Paul Simon's life. For me the highlight is Simon telling van Zandt "“What are you doing defending this guy Mandela?! He’s obviously a communist. My friend Henry Kissinger . . ." https://africasacountry.com/2014/01/when-steven-van-zandt-convinced-azapo-to-take-paul-simon-off-a-hit-list-and-what-paul-simon-really-thought-of-nelson-mandela/

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Level 43
Feb 29, 2024
How sad. Rocks do sing. All things in Nature sing.
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Level 43
Feb 29, 2024
Do you ever have an image of the type of person who gets all 100 percent on these quizzes. My image is a late 70s English man. Lol! I was just wondering what other people's image was in their minds. I normally get between 90 to 100 percent but I wonder about those who always get 100 percent and that's my image. Also in addition to the 75 year old English man, a handful of supertrivia people like the big guy on the Chase. I'm sure I 'm not the only one who wonders.