Groups of Two #1

Can you name the members of these twosomes?
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Last updated: April 27, 2022
First submittedFebruary 11, 2014
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Category
Answer
Particles in an atomic nucleus
Neutron
Proton
Houses of English Parliament
House of Commons
House of Lords
Countries that border the U.S.
Canada
Mexico
Main stars of "Titanic"
Leonardo DiCaprio
Kate Winslet
Major U.S. comic book companies
DC
Marvel
Major cities of Scotland
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Founders of Apple named Steve
Steve Jobs
Steve Wozniak
Countries on Hispaniola
Haiti
Dominican Republic
Major Mesopotamian Rivers
Euphrates
Tigris
Mountain ranges dividing
Europe and Asia
Caucasus
Urals
Palestinian territories
West Bank
Gaza Strip
Tropics
Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Cancer
Category
Answer
First people in the Bible
Adam
Eve
Egg-laying mammals
Echidna
Platypus
Loves of Bella Swan
Edward Cullen
Jacob Black
Types of camel
Bactrian
Dromedary
Cities struck by an atomic bomb
Hiroshima
Nagasaki
Discoverers of DNA structure
James Watson
Francis Crick
Colonies returned to China
in the late 1990s
Hong Kong
Macau
Major passenger jet
manufacturers
Airbus
Boeing
Longest Chinese rivers
Yangtze River
Yellow River
Empires conquered by
the Conquistadors
Aztec
Inca
Sons of Princess Diana
William
Harry
National sports of Canada
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
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Level 70
Feb 13, 2014
Why isn't Huang He accepted for Yellow River?
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Level 73
Feb 13, 2014
I tried that, but assumed I was wrong and didn't bother trying it in English.
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Level 44
Feb 14, 2014
I agree, also Chang Jiang should be accepted for Yangtze
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Level 82
Sep 4, 2016
In fairness, on an English language quiz your first mistake was not trying an answer in English.
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Level 81
May 9, 2014
I thought Yellow river and Yangtze were the same. Live and learn :)
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Level 61
Sep 15, 2021
Yangtze is sometimes called Blue river.
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Level ∞
Feb 27, 2016
Huang He will work now
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Level 73
May 25, 2016
Certainly could be wrong, but I think Huang is "Yellow." Does that make He "River"? If so, maybe just Huang should work.
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Level ∞
Mar 25, 2018
Just type Yellow and be done with it.
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Level 73
May 19, 2022
Just type Big River for the Rio Grande and be done with it?
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Level 79
Feb 13, 2014
This is the first time I ever started typing Dominican Republic without being waylaid by Dominica!
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Level 67
May 19, 2022
Psst: just "DR" works for Dominican Republic. Knowing this will save you time on the fast-typing quizzes! (And avoid the "Dominica" issue.)
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Level 22
Sep 19, 2022
Great to know! Thanks.
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Level 67
Feb 13, 2014
Watson and Crick get all the credit, but there are a handful of other people associated with the discovery of DNA's structure.
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Level 56
Feb 14, 2014
All of those other people weren't having lunch with them at The Eagle pub when they figured it out
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Level 50
Jul 20, 2014
Yeah. They actually stole the X-rays of Rosemary Elsie Franklin, which she had done all the hard work for, that showed the double helix structure of DNA. They received a Nobel Prize for work that wasn't theirs to claim. She never received a Nobel Prize because she died too soon, and because they stole her work. Better that they never received a prize.
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Level 36
Dec 12, 2014
Rosalind
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Level 85
May 24, 2016
A very simplistic view of the whole argument. 1. Crick and Watson did not steal the x-rays, as they were publicly available. Where they went wrong was in not formally asking Franklin for permission to freely interpret her work. (Watkins being a dick didn't help either.) 2. Crick and Watson built a (later confirmed to be correct) model of the structure of DNA. This goes far beyond the observation that it takes the form of a double helix. The Nobel prize was certainly theirs to claim. 3. Crick and Watson showed the model to Wilkins and Franklin before publishing. The latter both agreed it was probably correct. Franklin was subsequently invited to publish alongside Crick and Watson, and Wilkins in the issue of Nature (vol 171, no 4356).
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Level 73
May 26, 2016
Of course they're has to be a conspiracy ofwhich only the enlightened such as yourself are wise enough to see through. Why? Because there is always a conspiracy.
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Level 55
May 19, 2022
Or maybe—and here me out here—they actually did take credit for her work and history isn’t always accurate.

Just because history painted the wrong picture doesn’t mean it’s a conspiracy theory though man

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Level 58
May 24, 2016
Agreed. Franklin definitely deserves a mention. To save the question, I would rephrase it to 'people who received the nobel prize for...', then it should indeed be Crick and Watson alone.
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Level 85
May 24, 2016
Three people received that Nobel prize: Crick, Watson and Wilkins.
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Level 58
May 24, 2016
Agree. Rosalind Franklin already gets overlooked so frequently. Story of her life, I suppose.
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Level 82
May 5, 2014
You had to go and wreck a perfectly good quiz with a Twilight question?
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Level 35
May 25, 2014
My thoughts exactly
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Level 50
Jul 20, 2014
ALWAYS a better love story than Twilight.
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Level 73
Jul 1, 2015
Hahahaha...I was like, who the f*** is Bella Swann, until I read your comment. Now I don't feel so stupid for not knowing.
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Level 62
May 20, 2022
I agree. I was sailing along until that one. I should get 5 points for getting all the rest!
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Level 52
May 29, 2014
Tried so many spellings of "bear wrestling" on the last question, but no luck.
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Level 34
May 24, 2016
That's the national sport of Russia. The Canadians would just go "Eh? Sorry" then walk away apologising
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Level 67
May 19, 2022
"Competitive Apologizing"
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Level 87
Nov 16, 2018
Anyone else sure it would be curling?
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Level 56
Nov 16, 2018
Yes!
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Level 59
Nov 16, 2018
I tried it.
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Level 65
May 4, 2022
Absolutely. It was the first answer that came to my mind, even before Hockey. Curling is Canada. Canada is curling.
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Level 46
Jul 26, 2014
Ah, Francis Crick! Here I was, combining his first and last name into "Frick", thinking it sounded pretty silly but wondering why it didn't work.
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Level 49
Aug 8, 2014
Smartcookie 17 right on!
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Level 87
Nov 18, 2014
Spiny anteater is another term for echidna. Could add that as an alternative.
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Level 69
Jun 3, 2015
Yes, please accept spiny anteater.
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Level ∞
Feb 27, 2016
Spiny anteater will work now
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Level 64
May 8, 2015
No love for "Huang He"?
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Level ∞
Feb 27, 2016
Now there is
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Level 48
May 24, 2016
was trying to guess the other Canadian sport than Hockey, tried Cricket, and got the answer for the DNA discoverer. Ha!
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Level 44
May 24, 2016
Ha, me too!
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2017
Can't say Canada is renowned for cricket...
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Level 47
May 19, 2022
I live in Canada and I've literally never seen anyone play cricket.
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Level 78
Sep 14, 2022
If you live near Toronto there are cricket grounds around here
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Level 92
Jul 12, 2017
Funny thing is, Hockey isn't officially our national sport; it's only lacrosse. We all just like to say hockey too. I mean, for a while, it was even on our money!
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Level 59
May 24, 2016
"Loves of Bella Swan" Uh... Harry Potter? Hey, I guessed a son of princess Diana!
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Level ∞
Apr 27, 2022
"Use the force Harry"

-Captain Picard

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Level 52
May 24, 2016
I couldn't remember the names of the houses of the English parliament, so I tried "folks" and "important folks"... Didn't work, though
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Level 64
May 24, 2016
So I knew what a bactrian camel was and missed ice hockey...
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Level 86
May 24, 2016
I couldn't believe that Curling wasn't the second national sport of Canada. Also, I couldn't remember the names of the discoverers of DNA structure, so I actually tried Double and Helix! *FACE PALM* ...it's been one of those days!
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Level 49
May 25, 2016
Dromedarian should be accepted
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Level 76
Jul 23, 2018
Why? The camel is called a Dromedary.
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Level 49
May 25, 2016
the first question should be rephrased as nucleons in an atomic nucleus. Particles in a nucleus best refer to quarks and gluons
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Level 71
May 27, 2016
couldn't remember how to spell this bloody Platypus... knowing that in French its name is Ornithorynque...
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Level 71
Jun 22, 2016
The scientific name for a platypus is 'Ornithorhynchus anatinus' , Ornithorhychus literally means 'Bird Nosed' so it is a peculiar name to have in French when 'Platypus' is just as easy.
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Level 67
May 19, 2022
Wait, you're saying that French is somehow "peculiar" for using a term that follows naturally from the formal scientific name and is part of the same language family (Latin), instead of using the Greek-derived term that has nothing to do with the French language or the scientific name? Ethnocentric much?
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Level 67
Aug 18, 2019
In dutch it is vogelbekdier, meanig birdmouthanimal.

Btw what is easy and not peculiar about platypus? The french one describes what it is, which is not unusual for animal names. (Especially insects and birds)

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Level 66
Jan 29, 2021
In German it's Schnabeltier, which means "beaked animal".
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Level 47
May 19, 2022
In Arabic it's خلد الماء
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Level 64
Nov 3, 2016
I typed Henry and it accepted it as Harry... Why?
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Level 71
Nov 4, 2016
In the old days, Harry was the English short form for Henry. The name Henry came from French and German similar names and the English oft used Harry instead. Most of the English Kings called Henry were known as 'Harry' to the population in general. Like Ted is use for Edward and Jim for James ....... and Tom, Dick & Harry.
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Level 69
Nov 16, 2018
Still is used for Henry. Prince Harry's name is Henry.
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2018
allways thought it so weird that william becomes bill and there are a few even stranger ones (jack for john? not sure)

Things like tom for thomas are understandable, but some seem so farfetched. I have allways wondered how they came into existence.

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Level 74
Apr 29, 2022
Peggy for Margaret!!
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Level 72
May 19, 2022
@Sifhraven - A lot of them came about because some names were just so common that ever-evolving alternative nicknames had to be created. Oh, you're named William? Well, we've already got a William, a Willy, and a Will, so you're gonna be "Bill."

This is also how we went from Robert to Rob to Bob, from Edward to Ed to Ned and Ted, Margaret to Maggie to Meg to Peg, Mary to Molly to Polly, etc.

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Level 72
Nov 18, 2018
Because his name is Henry, for which Harry is a nickname.
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Level 39
Feb 4, 2018
There's four types of camels: male and female dromedary, and male and female bactrian
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Level 66
Nov 16, 2018
yeah, and there are two types of people on jetpunk - those with stupid comments and those with normal comments
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Level 67
Nov 16, 2018
Sure. And awake and sleeping, hungry and sated, alive and dead, etc., etc., etc...........
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Level 83
Nov 16, 2018
There are also female bactrian camels who enjoy smooth jazz and female bactrian camels who do not.
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Level 78
Nov 16, 2018
The smooth jazz lovers are on the cover of Camel cigarettes.
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2018
I'm the jazz type, not the cameltype though...

Imagine this datingprofile: Jazz type, camel type, female type, looking for rock type, dromedary type, male type. haha

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Level 72
Nov 16, 2018
Loves of Bella Swan? Yeah, that's really mainstream.
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Level 67
Nov 16, 2018
It's actually *really* mainstream. Twilight is massively popular. It's not any good, but it's very popular. I know those names just from generally being in tune with pop culture.
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Level 78
Nov 18, 2018
Is it *still* that popular? The last one was released in 2012.
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2018
@ddddan Some people have a memory than can remember things longer than 5 years ;)
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Level 78
Sep 14, 2022
Ya, it's the recent stuff we forget 😆
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Level 71
Nov 16, 2018
Got them all except the two from Twilight. Fortunately that was good enough for 5 points.
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Level 48
Nov 16, 2018
Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins are definitely co-discoverers of DNA
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Level 49
Nov 16, 2018
It's sad more people know English princes than the discoverers of DNA. I can talk cause I missed both.
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Level 69
Nov 16, 2018
It makes me sad that more people know the love interests of a character from Twilight than know Watson & Crick, the Tigris & the Euphrates, the Urals and the Caucasus Mountains, or that Andrew Johnson was impeached.
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Level 66
Nov 17, 2018
I should've known the DNA one, mmy school just had a unit on it. >:(
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2018
I typed dromedare, dromedaris. eventually gave up and figured english must have different names for it. Like bihump and monohump..
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Level 48
Jun 11, 2019
Rosalind Franklin did all the work that led to the discovery of DNA, got cancer as a result of the radiation from the x-rays, died and got no credit.
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Level ∞
Dec 19, 2019
I've read "Rosalind Franklin and DNA". But I don't believe that this comment is accurate. She didn't do all the work. Maurice Wilkins did much more in fact. And her cancer was not probably not the result of X-Rays (although it is possible). Finally, she gets a very large amount of credit, much more in fact than other people such as Maurice Wilkins.
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Level 83
Aug 1, 2020
Also try a related quiz I made, The Two Types Of...!!!
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Level 66
Jan 29, 2021
There are actually *three* species of egg-laying mammals: the platypus, the echidna, and the Easter bunny. Please correct the quiz!
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Level 45
Mar 13, 2021
Rosalind Franklin discovered DNA
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Level ∞
Apr 27, 2022
Not even considering Asia, she is closer to mainland Africa than to Europe.
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Level 47
May 19, 2022
For those who don't understand this comment:

Rosalind Franklin = Cyprus

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Level 43
Aug 21, 2021
I'm surprised how few people got Midway, I guess I only know it because I'm from Chicago
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Level 71
Sep 23, 2021
I do like these, but I'd prefer a stronger editorial line with the definition of "groups of x" excluding things like "the first x...", "longest x..." or "major x...". It's much more satisfying when there are only x and that's the group.
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Level 65
Apr 27, 2022
What's this 'English Parliament' you speak of?
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Level 72
Apr 27, 2022
Surely the English parliament which existed until 1706 is meant here ;-)
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Level 74
Apr 27, 2022
the hoses of commons and lords are the british parliament, not english
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Level 90
Apr 28, 2022
But since England doesn't have a separate devolved parliament as the other UK countries do, isn't it still true?
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Level 76
Apr 29, 2022
No, it isn't. The UK parliament remains sovereign over the whole country. It still has the power to abolish all three devolved authorities. In turn that means there is no devolved Parliament for England alone. There've been suggestions over the years to set up an English assembly but no-one cares enough...
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Level 71
Sep 10, 2022
"English Parliament" is still an eyesore.

It's strange how sometimes minor spelling mistakes get corrected immediately with a note of thanks from QM, while glaring errors go uncorrected for years, even after updates to the quiz.

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Level 39
Apr 28, 2022
The UK upper house is the House of Peers
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Level 50
May 19, 2022
Er, no it's not.
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Level 67
May 19, 2022
Note how the question asks for the sons of Princes Diana but not Prince Charles. Those rumours just won't go away
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Level 68
May 19, 2022
Should be accepting Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins
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Level 59
May 20, 2022
Started typing "dromedary" and got a completely different answer after two letters. This is one quiz where a type-in (for Dom Rep) is a pain rather than a help.
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Level 66
May 20, 2022
Accept Cisjordan for the west bank?
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Level 55
May 23, 2022
Types of camel I put hump and toe
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Level 69
May 23, 2022
I am livid... LIVID... that "arabian" is not accepted as an answer for types of camel. The Dromedary is *more* commonly called the Arabian camel. National Geopgraphic has Arabian Camel as the primary entry, with Dromedary listed as a secondary name. Britannica lists "the Arabian camel, or Dromedary[...]" I demand that this be corrected and my account credited with my missing point.
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Level 68
May 23, 2022
Arabian has been added as a type-in, the latter request is not possible for us to do, but you can retake the quiz!
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Level 42
Jul 19, 2022
Hold up. I need to lodge a complaint. Calling it ice hockey specifically in response to a question about Canada is blasphemy. It's just hockey. The only acceptable use of the term 'ice' hockey is to differentiate it from the only other two forms of the sport that exist - floor hockey and street hockey.
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Level 43
Aug 28, 2022
Wanted to type “cricket” as guess answer to Canada national sport, and accidentaly guessed Crick.