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Northern Things

All the answers contain "North" or "Northern". Based on the clues, guess what they are.
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Last updated: December 21, 2019
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First submittedMarch 26, 2012
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Clue
Answer
Where Santa lives
North Pole
Asian country
North Korea
Aurora Borealis
Northern Lights
U.S. state
North Carolina
North Dakota
Continent
North America
Half of New Zealand
North Island
Body of water between
Britain and Norway
North Sea
Darwin is the capital of this
Australian region
Northern Territory
Clue
Answer
Also known as Polaris
North Star
The NA in NATO
North Atlantic
Where Rommel fought in WWII
Northern Africa
Area north of the equator
Northern Hemisphere
Former country led by Hồ Chí Minh
North Vietnam
Where the Troubles happened
Northern Ireland
Northern side of Mount Everest, or an
American outdoor apparel company
The North Face
Oahu surfing spot
North Shore
Northernmost English county
Northumberland
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Level 74
Sep 23, 2014
Fun quiz. I think 'troubles' should have a capital T.
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Level 56
Sep 23, 2014
OMG Santa lives in North Pole! So America-centric! Nah, jk. It's just that Estonian parents tell their children that Santa lives near Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland in a house between two mountains shaped like ears.

It's a good quiz anyway.

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Level 63
Aug 19, 2017
I used to want the world to be America-centric, but it's nice just being something the rest of the world can aspire to
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Level 75
Nov 2, 2018
Wow. I hope that was not meant to be taken seriously
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Level 79
Dec 23, 2020
Why not? 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🦅🦅🦅
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Level 58
Nov 7, 2022
Not Japan.

Maybe the Japanese economy but not their norms.

Japan is old fashioned, Japan has extremely high suicide rates among young adults and is arguably more racist than the USA.

As a Dutch person I would like to add that the Netherlands isn't as perfect as a lot of people see it as.

(And if there is any country we should aspire to be like is Iceland)

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Level 75
Aug 19, 2017
When you're Canadian and you're with a Norwegian, this is about 40% of what you talk about throughout your relationship.
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Level 59
Nov 25, 2018
How does one even live at the North Pole?
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Level 57
Jan 2, 2019
Central heating.
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Level 49
Nov 25, 2020
move there i guess
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Level 77
Aug 9, 2021
well insulated house boat
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Level 59
Nov 3, 2022
The North Pole often changes places relative to land and icebergs around it, so Santa might be underwater.
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Level 23
Sep 23, 2014
I said North of the Wall, for "where the trouble started." Too much TV for me.
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Level 63
Jun 29, 2016
The North never forgets.
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Level 40
Sep 24, 2014
"Where the troubles happened" is a little VAGUE as a clue.
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Level ∞
Sep 24, 2014
Not really. That conflict was the called "The Troubles".
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Level 77
Mar 17, 2016
Maybe it should be capitalised? It looks very general without a capital and it's hard to notice it's a name for a specific conflict.
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2018
Okay
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Level 40
Sep 25, 2014
The Irish are masters of understatement. A decades long conflict between Nationalists and Unionists in the North of Ireland (a civil war in reality), which got so vicious the British army had to be deployed, is officially known and taught in schools as The Troubles. Though I do think it should have a capital as it is a title.
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Level 72
Sep 18, 2018
Not sure it's even taught in schools. I was never taught anything about it, but I lived through it so possibly little need.
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Level 79
Nov 3, 2022
Can verify that it is indeed taught in at least one school here
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Level 61
Nov 8, 2022
For another example, the Irish refer to World War 2 as "the Emergency". It makes more sense than it appears to on first sight, as the ROI was in a state of emergency but neutral during the war. So it's less a term for the war, and more a term for the state of emergency. But it's a small distinction given how much they overlapped, and I've seen people call both things "the Emergency". And while a state of emergency is serious business, I think that also using that term for a global war is weird, because that is even more serious than the term would suggest.
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Level 52
Sep 25, 2014
Santa lives in Korvatunturi Lapland, Finland. There is no reindeers in North Pole.
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Level 40
Jul 7, 2015
Actually, I've seen reindeer in North Pole...Alaska, that is. :)
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Level 71
Jul 7, 2015
Santa only lives at the North Pole at Christmas time, the rest of the time he is on holiday on a sunny beach of South Australia (I know that for I saw him taking part in a fun-run once)
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Level 57
Nov 25, 2020
So he gets to see both winter seasons?
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Level ∞
Oct 11, 2022
Other than that, though, totally realistic?
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Level 47
Sep 20, 2015
I still wonder why Northern Lights have an 's'.
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Level 82
Feb 19, 2017
There are many different types and colours.
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Level 17
Feb 21, 2016
Good quiz!
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Level 71
Jun 1, 2016
Almost got the Australian one, but typed "territories" rather than "territory". Oh well.
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2018
Territories will work now
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Level 43
Jan 2, 2019
No such place as Northern Territories...from an Aussie.

Like saying Grand Canyons.

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Level 57
Jan 3, 2019
Carlos So what you're saying is that it's perfectly comprehendable and doesn't matter at all?
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Level 79
Dec 9, 2019
@Olober The word is 'comprehensible'.
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Level 60
Aug 10, 2023
I can't tell whether Olober misspelled it on purpose like a genius or made an honest mistake.
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Level 76
Nov 3, 2022
@JackintheBox r/wooosh
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Level 84
Mar 28, 2017
Got the English county to hit 100% with...wait for it...0:07 left! Dah-nunt dah-naaaah duh-nah-nah... (James Bond theme)
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Level 63
Aug 19, 2017
There could have been a question about the great Johnny Horton hit, "North to Alaska."
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Level 75
Jan 3, 2019
Or the John Wayne movie of the same name.
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Level 37
Feb 19, 2018
I am sitting here at 3:03 a.m.laughing my tush off at the hilarious arguments on this quiz concerning the fictional abode of a

fictional character. (Yes, I know that Saint Nicholas/Sint Nicolaas/Sinterklaas/Pere Noel/Father Christmas, or whatever else

you wish to call him probably existed, but he is dead and his many reincarnations are fictional)

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Level 75
Jan 3, 2019
Somebody's getting coal in their stocking this year. :)
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Level 81
Sep 9, 2018
I don't know if this only applies on mobile devices, but three questions are missing, some answers aren't appearing, and others are appearing in the wrong places.
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Level 43
Jan 2, 2019
Santa is in Lapland
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Level 37
Jan 2, 2019
I only got northern ireland because I guessed it for the uk northern county one
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Level 37
Jan 2, 2019
oh shoot it was specific to english counties
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Level 52
Jul 14, 2021
northern ireland isn't a county anyway
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Level 53
Jan 2, 2019
Santa lives in Lapland, not the north pole
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Level 70
Jan 3, 2019
I only got Northumberland because the Northumbrian pipes

.

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Level 34
Jan 4, 2019
Santa does not live in the north pole. Santa lives in Lapland
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Level 64
Mar 28, 2019
North Macedonia should be added!
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Level 82
Dec 9, 2019
I'm surprised more people don't get North Shore. Not because I'd expect they'd know it - I didn't - but because the answer is super easy to guess. Beach was gonna be my second attempt, and I never needed it.
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Level 66
Dec 9, 2019
Santa lives somewhere in Finnish Lapland not on the North Pole
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Level 59
Dec 9, 2019
You can write to Santa (or a facsimile thereof) from anywhere in the world. Address is:

Santa Claus

North Pole

H0H 0H0

Canada. You will get a response.

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Level 71
Nov 3, 2022
Santa also has a working post office in Lapland (near Rovaniemi). He's a multinational, multilingual operation!
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Level 18
Aug 12, 2020
14 / 18
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Level 21
Jun 25, 2021
Good quiz. Always thought The North Face referred to the Eiger. Everyday's a schoolday.
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Level 72
Oct 11, 2021
Please could Northumbria (new name for Northumberland, though it’s not as big) be an acceptable answer?
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Level 82
Nov 3, 2022
Northumbria isn’t the ‘new name for Northumberland’. The county is still called Northumberland. Northumbria was the name of the ancient kingdom in the area and is still sometimes used to describe the general area of Northumberland/County Durham.
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Level 71
Sep 28, 2023
We seem to have slipped into an alternative reality: I definitely remember Northumberland (the county) being renamed "Northumbria" decades ago (probably at the same time that Cumberland got changed to Cumbria). But now it seems that this never happened!
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Level 51
Nov 3, 2021
NO SANTA LIVES IN ROVANIEMI
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Level 60
Nov 3, 2021
Huh? I thought Santa lives in jungle with a baboon colony…
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Level 77
Jan 6, 2022
Just wanted to let you know that according to the official North Face webpage, their name was based off of the north face of any mountain in the Northern hemisphere being the hardest to climb up. I realize that perhaps you used Mt. Everest as an example, but it seems some people have understood the aforementioned mountain's face as the origin of the company name, and I just wanted to clarify. Sorry if this just gave you no help but trouble instead, and thank you for the amazing quiz!
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Level 66
Nov 4, 2022
The North face logo is modelled off the Half dome in Yosemite
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Level 51
Jul 5, 2022
who is rommel?
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Level 62
Nov 3, 2022
edwin rommel, a major german general during ww2
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Level 25
Nov 3, 2022
Santa lives in Korvatunturi, Finland.
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Level 60
Nov 3, 2022
'North Face' is ANY mountain's .... north face! Nothing to do with Everest.
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Level 78
Nov 3, 2022
But Everest's is an incredibly notable example.
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Level 28
Nov 3, 2022
finland should be accepted for where santa lives
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Level 50
Nov 3, 2022
Yes, because Finland has North in its name
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Level 59
Nov 3, 2022
There are two countries starting with North. Also, can DPRK be accepted for North Korea?
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Level 56
Nov 3, 2022
the front page description says one country starts with north, but two do! north korea and north macedonia
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Level 61
Nov 3, 2022
I tried Finland for the first question...
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Level 66
Nov 4, 2022
The North Face apparel company is modelled after the Half Dome mountain in Yosemite.

So the inclusion of Mt Everest is slightly confusing

Maybe use the north side of a mountain as a clue instead, or something along those lines

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Level 39
Nov 28, 2022
1 star, SANTA LIVES IN FINNISH LAPLAND
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Level 60
Aug 10, 2023
DPRK should be accepted as usual.