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General Knowledge Quiz #96

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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What country built a 1,000 mile fence to prevent the spread of rabbits? (it didn't work)
Australia
What is the only U.S. state whose name starts with the letter F?
Florida
What type of parasite can grow to over 30 feet in length in a human body?
Tapeworm
What type of meat is used to make Wiener schnitzel?
Veal
Which element is usually used to make nuclear weapon cores?
Plutonium
What city's film industry is called "Bollywood"?
Mumbai
What country's film industry is called "Nollywood"?
Nigeria
What movie character has killed 597 people over the course of 25 films?
James Bond
What world leader's exploits include shooting a tiger with a tranquilizer gun and
stealing a Super Bowl ring from the owner of the New England Patriots?
Vladimir Putin
In what game can you get 50 extra points for using all of your tiles?
Scrabble
Which phase of the moon comes after "waning crescent"?
New Moon
In Greek mythology, what is the name of the island that sank into the ocean?
Atlantis
After corn, what is the most-planted crop in the United States?
Soybeans
What type of plant is molasses usually made from?
Sugarcane
What disease is characterized by the body's inability to produce or respond to insulin?
Diabetes
What musical duo is featured on the soundtrack to the movie "The Graduate"?
Simon & Garfunkel
Who wrote "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and
"Around the World in Eighty Days"?
Jules Verne
Which one of Dorothy's companions needed a brain?
Scarecrow
What Pacific island was visited by the HMS Bounty and Paul Gauguin?
Tahiti
What is nacre also known as?
Mother of Pearl
63 Comments
+3
Level 73
May 14, 2014
Can you please accept "taenia" for tapeworm? Thanks!
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Level 46
May 20, 2014
Why should that be accepted? The question is about the large tapeworm. If anything, it would be the tapeworms of the genus Diphyllobothrium.
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Level 50
May 20, 2014
What about helminth?
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Level 84
Sep 14, 2016
Can you please accept long, gross thingy?
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Level 64
Dec 2, 2020
Stop it. You people are showing off.
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Level 70
Jun 23, 2024
could you please accept linguine?
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Level 48
May 19, 2014
I bingo a LOT.
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Level 84
Sep 14, 2016
I've played Scrabble for more than 35 years and I never knew that using all of your tiles was known as a "bingo." Most I ever got in one game was six.
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Level 61
Jul 14, 2017
Same here. Never referred to as a Bingo. It was just "Hey, I used all my letters, give me 50 extra points," whenever we played. Bingo is shorter. I think I'll use it moving forward, except now, I'll never get one again, since I know what it is called.
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Level 82
Aug 16, 2017
You've played Scrabble for more than 35 years and the best you've done is six letters? I'd say you've had an incredible run of bad letters.......lol
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Level 82
May 20, 2014
It's definitely a good idea to tranquilize a tiger before you try to take any of its jewelry.
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Level 73
May 20, 2014
^ Ha!
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Level 60
Nov 14, 2016
And yet the Tigers have never won a Super Bowl
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Level 90
Nov 14, 2016
I didn't even know the Tigers could play in the NFL.
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Level 58
Nov 14, 2016
Never heard of that being called a bingo.
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Level 61
Jul 14, 2017
Neither have the Lions. That's one thing those two have in common.
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Level 69
Aug 11, 2017
The Tigers winning the Super Bowl is called a bingo?
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Level 90
Jan 10, 2020
It'd be the ultimate bingo since they currently don't exist.
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Level 73
Jan 10, 2020
if the MLB Detroit Tigers played football, do you think they would do better than the Detroit Lions?
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Level 43
Jan 11, 2020
@tom88 they'd do better than the Bengals too (but watch out for Burrow)
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Level 45
May 7, 2020
The MLB Detroit Tigers would probably do better at football than baseball with their current roster
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Level 56
Jun 16, 2020
coro I think you're in the wrong thread...
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Level 64
Dec 2, 2020
That's how I always do it.
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Level 73
May 20, 2014
May I compliment the quizmaster for a General Knowledge quiz that did not include any fantasy characters.
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Level 92
May 20, 2014
Yeah, the presence of make believe characters like James Bond really would've ruined the quiz.
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2018
Or scarecrow
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Level 69
May 20, 2014
I do hope you're joking.
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Level 59
May 20, 2014
So using all 7 tiles on a single word in Scrabble is called a "bingo"? Never knew that!
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Level 44
May 23, 2014
Me neither!
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Level 80
Jan 1, 2016
Me neither, and I've been playing Scrabble for 50 years.
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Level 84
Sep 14, 2016
Now I don't feel so bad.
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Level 91
May 20, 2014
T.A.H.I.T.I. - a magical place.
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Level 34
May 3, 2015
you wonderful creature
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Level 31
May 22, 2023
That was the only thing I could think of when I saw that!
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Level 46
May 20, 2014
I got a laugh when I typed "diabeetus" and it worked.
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Level 58
May 20, 2014
Ha. I did the same thing :)
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Level 62
May 20, 2014
Molasses is often made from sorghum.
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Level 50
May 24, 2014
My first thought, too.
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Level 75
Feb 12, 2015
It's sorghum cane. I typed in cane and it was accepted.
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Level ∞
Jan 27, 2024
That would seem to be an atypical preparation:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molasses

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Level 65
Nov 14, 2016
I typed "diabeetus" the way Wilford Brimley pronounces it.
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Level 43
Nov 14, 2016
Wow....the comments for this quiz are great! I never knew about the rabbit fence....nifty little factoid - even more hilarious learning it didn't work!
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Level 58
Nov 14, 2016
There is a great little movie called "The Rabbit Proof Fence" based on a true story where some stolen aboriginal kids used it to find their way back home.
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Level 73
Feb 9, 2017
No vermin control method is 100% effective but rabbit fences do work, as do wild dog/dingo fences
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2018
They didn't build it fast enough. The rabbits had got beyond it before it was finished.
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Level 75
Nov 14, 2016
I've had weiner schnitzel in Germany multiple times and it wasn't made with veal, but with boneless pork.
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Level 65
Feb 9, 2019
I've had spaghetti in italy and it wasn't made with noodles and tomato sauce. Egg noodles and Ketchup.
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Level 61
Jan 10, 2020
Now you gotta live the rest of your life like a schnook.
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Level 61
Jan 10, 2020
If it was made from pork then you didn't have weiner schnitzel.
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Level 47
Oct 22, 2021
If they had it in Germany then it wasn't Wiener Schnitzel. Vienna (Wien) is in Austria.
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Level 25
Jan 12, 2023
You can obvioulsy eat a wiener schnitzel in germany. But only the veal one is a wiener schnitzel. Everything other than that is a Schnitzer Wiener Art.
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Level 19
Jun 13, 2017
Perhaps include calf for veal.
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Level 93
Dec 6, 2018
with the rabbit picture up top, i kept thinking of carrots for the crop question
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Level 74
Jan 10, 2020
tried OJ for the actor who killed 394 ppl lmfao, just in case he might have gotten his illegal tendencies from the movies he was in
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Level 48
Jan 10, 2020
molasse can also be made from sugar beets.
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Level 75
Jun 24, 2024
Which is why the question is phrased the way it is.
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Level 68
Aug 23, 2021
Had half a second left to type Nigeria and just missed it
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Level 59
Oct 2, 2021
Hey QM, is New Delhi accidentally accepted for new moon? Was guessing it for Bollywood question and somehow got new moon answer
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Level 73
Apr 4, 2024
I know it probably isn't relevant to you anymore, but the new moon answer accepts "new", which is why typing new delhi would get you that answer.
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Level 81
Sep 8, 2022
I'm sad so many people are missing out on Jules Verne. Journey to the Centre of the Earth was my favorite book growing up
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Level 83
Jun 25, 2024
I'm honestly astounded it's that low. I thought that most Francophones and Anglophones would at least have heard of him, even if they hadn't read him.
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Level 68
May 17, 2023
Couldn't come up with James Bond. I even tried Yosemite Sam.
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Level 66
Jun 23, 2024
It looks like my interest in rum does help sometimes.