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Last updated: May 25, 2023
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How many bones do sharks have?
Zero
What was the first U.S. company to have a market valuation of 1 trillion dollars?
Apple
In the Bible, what did God create with Adam's rib?
Eve
What did the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” climb up?
The waterspout
According to the writer Herodotus, what land mass might the ancient Phoenicians
have circumnavigated thousands of years before it was done again?
Africa
What is the largest landlocked country in the world?
Kazakhstan
In what country would you find the city of Plzeň, from which Pilsner beer takes its name?
Czech Republic
What German loan word starts with Z and means "spirit of the age"?
Zeitgeist
What type of "cocktail" was used by Finnish soldiers fighting Soviet invaders
during the Winter War?
Molotov cocktail
What African animal gathers in troops led by an alpha male known as a "silverback"?
Gorilla
What TV sitcom had the theme song "I'll Be There For You"?
Friends
What children's author, born Theodor Geisel, chose his pen name despite dropping
out of his doctorate program at Oxford?
Dr. Seuss
Which Williams sister has won more Grand Slam titles?
Serena
Name one of the two countries which is sandwiched between India and China.
Nepal / Bhutan
What body of water did the ancient Romans call "mare nostrum",
translated into English as "our sea"?
Mediterranean Sea
What cape was reached by Bartolomeu Dias in 1487 AD, who sailed 1000
miles further south than any European had before?
Cape of Good Hope
What are the first three words to "Auld Lang Syne"?
Should old
acquaintance
What university was Mark Zuckerburg attending when he created Facebook?
Harvard
Name one of the two islands where orangutans can be found in the wild.
Borneo / Sumatra
What layer of the Earth makes up 67% of its mass?
The Mantle
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Level 77
May 26, 2023
Maybe "woman" would be fair for the rib one?
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Level 71
May 26, 2023
I tried that too.
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Level 80
May 26, 2023
Likewise, though Eve is obvious when woman doesn't work.
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Level 92
Jun 8, 2023
Agreed, if Eve is the answer, the interrogative should be who.
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Level 76
May 27, 2023
The Bible question asks WHAT did God create with Adam's rib, but "woman" was not accepted as an answer. If "Eve" is the only answer, it should be WHO did God create with Adam's rib.
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Level 44
Feb 3, 2024
oe even 'whom'.
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Level 83
May 28, 2023
Pretty sure I've always heard it as 'climbing up the spout'... but then it was 'Incey Wincey Spider' where I grew up too
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Level 77
May 29, 2023
I agree with brandybuck96. "The spout" should be accepted.
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Level 92
Jun 8, 2023
Up the garden spout is how I learned it.
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Level 75
May 29, 2023
She was Tinker Bell, with two words.
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Level ∞
May 29, 2023
Ah. It turns out we've already used that question as well. I found it once I searched for the correct spelling.

That question has been replaced.

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Level 82
May 30, 2023
The Williams sisters question might as well just be 'name both Williams sisters'.
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Level 64
Jun 4, 2023
Itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout. As far as I know. Not the waterspout.
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Level 88
Jul 7, 2023
Thanks to Jetpunk I've discovered that the lyrics are slightly different across the Atlantic. "Up the waterspout" is what I grew up hearing in the USA. To me, your version sounds wrong, like it needs more syllables. I agree that "spout" should probably be accepted, though, considering the other comments on the topic.
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Level 69
Jun 23, 2023
I thought Auld Lang Syne started "Should all the quaint 'uns..." You live and learn.
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Level 70
Aug 6, 2023
Great quiz. Thanks for the shout out.
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Level 64
Aug 14, 2023
picky scottish person here, but it should be "should auld acquaintance" in the answer, although obviously putting 'old' is the english form of that word so should be accepted as an answer