General Knowledge Quiz #171

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Last updated: November 14, 2018
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Who shot an apple that was placed atop his son's head?
William Tell
What is the largest company in Japan by revenue?
Toyota
What does the symbol represent?
Infinity
What country has 2.3 popes per square kilometer?
Vatican City
What was discovered by Crick and Watson?
Structure of DNA
What slippery synthetic material is often used as a coating on non-stick cookware?
Teflon
Who is the most famous person that Selena Gomez has dated?
Justin Bieber
What bird's famous pink feathers are caused by the beta-Carotene in their
diet of brine shrimp and algae?
Flamingo
What organism is also known as a "toadstool"?
Mushroom
What Medieval profession involved entertaining the king?
Jester
If flora are plants, what are animals?
Fauna
What is the specific gravity of water at 4° Celsius?
1
What is the term for cargo that has been thrown overboard from a ship? (hint: not flotsam)
Jetsam
What group of treaties give rights to prisoners of war, injured soldiers,
and civilian non-combatants?
Geneva Conventions
What Germanic tribe founded the country that became France?
The Franks
What does a flatulent person do?
Fart
Squids and octopuses are cephalopods. Name one of the other two kinds of cephalopods.
Cuttlefish or
Nautiluses
What has between 19 and 24 frets?
a Guitar
What prefix can come before brow, cycle, and sex?
Uni
What medical condition occurs when a part of the body freezes?
Frostbite
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Level 72
May 24, 2017
Cuttlefish... Why the hell did I think they were called Skuttlefish??
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Level 75
May 24, 2017
In my head they were called crayfish for some reason
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Level 83
Mar 1, 2020
haha... for some reason that's what I typed in first, too, before realizing that was wrong.
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Level 61
Dec 10, 2021
I was very very peeved when I kept typing "cuddlefish," which I knew to be a correct answer, and it didn't work.
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Level 71
May 24, 2017
Good quiz, great mix of questions. Most famous person called Bieber?....... fame must come cheap these days.
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Level 86
Aug 13, 2018
Then you should buy him out.
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Level 75
Dec 6, 2021
I doubt any of the other people Selena Gomez has dated is more famous than he. Hence he is the most famous
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Level 83
May 25, 2017
Nautilus should be accepted. Also, there are fretless guitars.
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Level ∞
May 25, 2017
Fixed the Nautilus type-in.
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Level 81
May 25, 2017
Slightly disappointed that "kraken" wasn't accepted as an answer to the cephalopod question.
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Level 75
Jun 4, 2017
Or Cthulhu for that matter :'(
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Level 64
Sep 27, 2017
This is so confusing as a German. In German an "Octopus" is a type of "Krake". But if you translate "Krake/n" to English it becomes "Octopus".
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Level 67
May 28, 2017
Jester should be also accepted for Justin Beaber answer. Thankfully they are one next to one
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Level 67
Jul 10, 2017
Or how about "fool" for either answer?
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Level 75
Dec 6, 2021
It's Bieber*, and how is he being equated to a jester?
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Level 70
Jun 5, 2017
Who is Selena Gomez and why should I know her? Resisting making a comment about who she has apparently been dating.

Good quiz though, nice range if fairly unusual questions.

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Level 67
Jul 10, 2017
I think she was one of Disney's teen idols who has morphed into a pop star/actress. She's basically a less notorious version of Miley Cyrus from what I gather. That might not be exactly right, but it's in the ballpark.
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Level 67
Jul 10, 2017
She was in the Walker Texas Ranger movie.
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Level 86
Jul 10, 2017
She was in more than that. But I think she's more famous as a pop singer than an actress.
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Level 59
Jul 10, 2017
I wish Trivia Crack's people were as attentive as our quizmasters on Jetpunk.
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Level 62
Jul 10, 2017
Rosalind Franklin was the chemist and x-ray crystallographer who discovered the structure of DNA (also RNA, viruses, graphite etc) with these other dudes. Her name is not on the Nobel prize because she happened to die before recieving the prize and Nobel isn't awarded posthumously.
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Level 50
Jul 10, 2017
Came to say this. Also because Watson and Crick were...not terribly fond of the idea of a woman making a groundbreaking discovery.
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Level 59
Feb 18, 2019
Same.
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Level 31
Dec 6, 2021
Came here to comment this
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Level 57
Dec 7, 2021
so did I
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Level 74
Jul 10, 2017
I thought the question for "Frostbite" meant freezes, like stops moving, so I guessed "Paralysis". Whoops.
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Level 61
Dec 22, 2017
I put hypothermia, which also can be correct
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Level 71
Oct 30, 2018
No body parts need to freeze for you to have hypothermia, nor do you necessarily have hypothermia when one of your extremities freezes.
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Level 83
Jul 11, 2017
Typed in "Francs" about 20 times wondering why it didn't work. Oops.
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Level 79
Apr 4, 2018
All but the Bieber one.
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Level 77
May 11, 2018
Is Bieber a person?
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Level 71
Oct 30, 2018
Not exactly.
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Level 91
Aug 2, 2018
Can someone please explain what the 'specific gravity of water' question means? I didn't even know what it was asking for? I have Googled it and can't find an explanation?
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Level 63
Nov 8, 2021
Relative density. For liquids, water, at 4 degrees C (when it is densest), is the reference, so water at 4 degrees C has a relative density or specific gravity of 1. At any other temperature it will be less than 1 because it is less dense.
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Level 85
Sep 23, 2018
In what universe does knowing which celebrity is dating some other celebrity count as ‘knowledge’, general or otherwise?

Isn’t that sort of thing best left to quizzes found in the kind of tacky magazines that are on sale at supermarket check-outs?

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Level 83
Mar 1, 2020
In what universe does KNOWing stuff not count as KNOWledge?
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Level 68
Oct 25, 2018
I actually tried fungus first, because I was thinking that a toadstool is poisonous and a mushroom is edible, so it can't be that.
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Level 73
Oct 31, 2019
Aye. I was always taught that mushrooms and toadstools are different, not synonyms.
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Level 55
Sep 21, 2021
"Toadstool" is a non-scientific name for a mushroom that's poisonous.
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Level 58
Oct 23, 2020
Fungus should really be added as an answer..
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Level 53
Dec 6, 2021
I typed in "Mushroom" first but as I was typing it I thought 'This is going to be wrong, its obviously going to be Fungus/Fungi"
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Level 56
Nov 8, 2018
Can you consider accepting jettison for jetsam?

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/flotsam-jetsam.html

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Level 83
Mar 1, 2020
I have no idea what a fret is but somehow got that on my 2nd guess.
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Level 55
Dec 6, 2021
It’s the columns on a guitar’s playboard, running perpendicular to the strings.
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Level 75
Sep 21, 2020
I misunderstood the 'part of the body freezes' question; I thought 'freezes' meant 'stop moving', so I guessed paralysis.
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Level 75
Dec 6, 2021
I did the same again!
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Level 20
Oct 25, 2021
Structure of DNA was discovered by Rosalind Franklin, Watson and Crick stole her research and took the credit for it.
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Level 75
Dec 6, 2021
The structure of DNA was indeed discovered by Watson and Crick. One of Franklin's colleagues had shown them an X-ray diffraction image she made, which convinced them their theory was correct.
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Level 53
Dec 6, 2021
This was a good quiz except for a random pop-culture question about a girl I've never heard of dating a boy I've never heard of either.
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Level 38
Dec 6, 2021
Nice quiz! Maybe add Tell's names in Swiss languages (Wilhelm Tell, Guillaume Tell, Guglielmo Tell, Guglielm Tell), since jetpunk usually accepts both english and local names (far as I know).
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Level 66
Dec 6, 2021
Lots of instruments have frets: Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, Clavinet, Electric Bass, Sitar, Zither, etc. Guitars can be built with no frets, or with virtually any number of frets. I personally own several with more than 24 frets, as well as mandolins that have 19 or more frets. Sitars have removable frets, so the performer can have as many or as few as they wish. I think this question ought to be worded more clearly, or else the answer should allow "neck" as a valid answer, considering that the fretted part of most of these instruments is called just that, and the exceptions (zithers and clavinets) typically have fewer than 19 frets.
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Level 67
Dec 6, 2021
The convention on this site is to use the common-sense answer. The guitar is far more popular than any of those instrument, and its most common version has between 19 and 24 frets.
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2021
To me, the "common sense" answer is "a neck." If you play a musical instrument, and someone asked you, not "what musical instrument has between 19 and 24 frets," but rather "what has between 19 and 24 frets," the common sense answer is either "a fretboard" or "a neck." Either of those answers could be followed by "duh!" The fretboard/neck is far more popular than the guitar, since all guitars have a neck (it's a defining characteristic), as well as sitars prevalent in Indian culture (which adds a billion more people), the pipa in Chinese culture (which adds billions more), the oud in the Arabic sphere of influence, the Persian Vina, etc, etc, etc. I mean, if we are judging by popularity, it's no contest.
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Level 24
Dec 6, 2021
kept putting autism and metis for the infinity symbol becuase i thought that was too obvious lol
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Level 73
Dec 6, 2021
I found a nit to pick. The specific gravity depends on the pressure. So we need 'at 1 atm', or 'at normal atmospheric pressure' for that question
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Level 66
Dec 6, 2021
The best phrasing might be standard temperature and pressure.
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Level 70
Dec 6, 2021
I kinda feel like The Weeknd should also be accepted for the question about Selena Gomez. I did get Bieber but only after trying the Weeknd, I feel as if fame-wise they're comparable
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Level 66
Dec 6, 2021
Yeah, the Weeknd actually has one of the biggest hit songs of all time. Bieber is certainly more famous for his infamously stupid antics, but there's an argument to be made. Weeknd type-in makes sense.
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Level 66
Dec 6, 2021
Agreed. "Most famous" as a qualifier should be used when the answer is unambiguous because one option is so much more famous than the others. The Weeknd and Bieber are both very well-known, now.
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Level ∞
Dec 6, 2021
The Weeknd will work now.