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Crowd-Sourced General Knowledge #23

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Last updated: May 26, 2023
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Which two countries share the longest international border?
Canada
United States
In biology, what is known as "the powerhouse of the cell"?
Mitochondria
What comes next after "Keep Calm" in the famous 1939 British war poster?
and Carry On
Who goes first in chess?
White
What TV show hired 200-kilo Iceland strongman Hafþór Björnsson to portray
a character known as "The Mountain"?
Game of Thrones
What grocery chain was founded by German brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht in 1946?
Aldi
What website was launched from a 1996 research project with the
unfortunate nickname "BackRub"?
Google
What comic book company owns the rights to Superman and Batman?
DC Comics
What "unsportsmanlike" shot was banned in NCAA college basketball games
between 1967–1976?
Slam dunk
Who said, in a 1991 song, "it doesn't matter if you're black or white"?
Michael Jackson
In what ocean trench would you find Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the ocean?
Mariana Trench
What globally well-known company has a clown as its mascot?
McDonald's
What Eminem song about a obsessive fan is now a verb which means
"to be an obsessive fan"?
Stan
Which Stephen King novel takes place mostly in the fictional Overlook Hotel?
The Shining
What item of furniture can go after foot, toad, and bar?
Stool
In which sport do players use either the "shakehand" or "penhold" grip?
Table tennis
What component of the atom has no electric charge?
Neutron
Which country has the most islands (12) with a population of a least one million?
Indonesia
The hallux is quite a bit larger, but not always longer, than its four neighbors.
You probably have two of them. What is a hallux?
Big toe
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Level 81
May 27, 2023
Fun quiz! Just one thing: it should be "1991 song" instead of "1991 soon".

By the way, for all you '90s music fans in the comment section, here's the music video of the song being referenced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2AitTPI5U0

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Level 79
May 27, 2023
I was so confused as to what a soon was lol
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Level ∞
May 27, 2023
Fixed, thanks!
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Level 60
Mar 14, 2024
You missed a rickroll opportunity.
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Level 77
May 27, 2023
Man, the food product was frustrating. I tried salt and sugar because they have preservative properties. So then I guessed McDonald’s and that worked elsewhere. Then I guessed whatever I could think of that was overly sweet or salty because they’d naturally preserve themselves. Jerky, cured meats, salted nuts, etc. etc. before finally getting the obvious correct answer!
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Level 67
May 27, 2023
Yeah, I think the clue should be more specific. Maybe “common sweetener” would work? Salt and vinegar both come to mind and fit the clue.
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Level 68
May 27, 2023
I think "au" is a common French word that does sound a lot like the letter o. I'm not French, but I'm learning it, and Google Translate seems to agree with me. Google Translate pronounces "eau" and "au" almost identically.
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Level ∞
May 27, 2023
Aux as well. This question has been completely replaced. Thank you.
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Level 83
May 27, 2023
Could "mitochondrion" be accepted? The question certainly sounds like it is asking for a singular answer.
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Level ∞
May 27, 2023
Yes, mitochondrion was meant to be accepted and will be now.
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Level 79
May 27, 2023
What Eminem song about an obsessive fan
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Level 59
Mar 14, 2024
Well someone is clearly not an Eminem stan
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Level 86
May 27, 2023
I've apparently seen so many variations on "Keep Calm and BLANK On" that I completely forgot the original . . .
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Level 28
Feb 29, 2024
i tried chive on before remembering the original lol
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Level 81
May 29, 2023
The "honey in the pyramids" one is most likely a myth. https://irna.fr/Honey-in-the-pyramids.html
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Level ∞
May 29, 2023
With this and the discussion above, I've now replaced that question entirely.
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Level 71
Jun 4, 2023
Isn't Google a search engine not a webpage? Or, did Google start out as a webpage?
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Level 64
Jun 4, 2023
Yeah, that threw me too. Plus it seems kind of unbalanced to have two questions about cells on the same quiz...
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Level 39
Sep 22, 2023
Please accept "gluon" or "strong force boson" and such for neutrally charged atom components, they are what makes the nucleus stick together, and the quarks that make up protons and neutrons.
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Level 66
Feb 22, 2024
McDonald's don't use Ronald McDonald anymore. While the question was easy for me, pretty soon people won't remember him as he's not been around for years. They don't really use mascots anymore and focus on a clean, everyone branding.

He's not on their website or shown in their restaurants so I think it looks like the guy is gone. Although I think his Foundation is still going.

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Level 67
Mar 14, 2024
He was very creepy, certainly kept me away for good from that 'restaurant'.
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Level 71
Mar 14, 2024
Suggestion: accept "great toe" for "big toe".
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Level 75
Mar 14, 2024
The way the clue is worded, it should accept just "toe".

What is a hallux? It's a toe.

- What is the common name for the hallux? Big toe.

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Level 79
Mar 14, 2024
I tried the names of all the fingers, plus 'toe', but not 'big toe' 🤦‍♂️
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Level 47
Mar 14, 2024
What Eminem song about an* obsessive fan
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Level 71
Apr 7, 2024
Grammar/typo: Should be "What Eminem song about AN obsessive fan ..."