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Mal's General Knowledge 29

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1) What is the Capital City of Lithuania?
Vilnius
2) Neptune's largest moon is?
Triton
3) What is the 'Fear of Snakes' called?
Ophidiophobia / Herpetophobia
4) Which was the first Symphony to include Trombones?
Beethoven's Fifth
5) In Fleming's 'Bond' books, Bond's most common drink was?
Whisky
6) In which battle were 10,000 horses killed in a day?
Waterloo
7) Johnny Cash was left with an addiction to painkillers after being attacked by what animal?
Ostrich
8) In which Country was Champagne invented?
UK
9) When seasonal rivers cease to flow they leave ponds that in Australia are called what?
Billabongs
10) What Country borders the North West corner of Gabon?
Equatorial Guinea
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11) Which 'Movie Star' used to work as a 'hairdresser / make up artist' for 'corpses'?
Danny Devito / Whoopi Goldberg
12) Who wrote 'Gulliver's Travels'?
Jonathan Swift
13) A 'Diamond' is composed of which Element?
Carbon
14) Who was the only World Champion Heavyweight Boxer to retire undefeated?
Rocky Marciano
15) Mount Elbrus (highest in Europe) is in which Mountain Range?
The Caucasus
16) Within 3 meters what is the height of the 'Christ the Redeemer' statue in Rio?
38m
17) APOLLON (Apollo) The God of Music, Prophecy and Healing was the son of ?
Zeus & Leto
18) What is a group of Kittens called?
Kindle / Litter
19) Which is the only USA State to share a border with Kansas and Kentucky?
Missouri
20) What is the name of the hard, white, outer, visible layer of a tooth?
Enamel
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Level 58
Oct 2, 2017
I'm from Australia, and I love how you had billabong as one of the answers! I'm not surprised not many people got it. Great quiz!
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Level 24
Oct 2, 2017
i really liked this quiz too a friend suggested it to me and im glad he did. super difficult... wonder where my friend is... probably dead... oh well
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Level 51
Oct 5, 2017
Haha, I'm from Australia too, isn't that kinda craaazzzyyy?
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Level 29
Jan 25, 2018
I'm from NZ so got it. Tough quiz and good old Danny Devito !!!
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Level 75
Apr 27, 2021
Billabong appears in Waltzing Matilda if I'm not mistaken.
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Level 71
Apr 27, 2021
Yes the Swagman ( a transient labourer) camped by a billabong and a (jumbuck) young male sheep, comes to drink and the Swagman grabs the sheep, puts it in his (tuckerbag) foodbag and says you will come (waltzing) walking with my (matilda) swagbag. He gets caught by the (Squatter) landowner and (Troopers) policemen, and rather than get arrested the Swagman jumps into the billabong, commits suicide and his ghost now haunts the Billabong.
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Level 75
Apr 28, 2021
Fantastic, thanks Mal
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Level 62
Oct 2, 2017
I've always been a fan of a "cuddle" of kittens :)
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Level 71
Oct 2, 2017
Yes, That would be good also.
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Level 35
Nov 23, 2017
Could you please accept Beethoven V for the symphony, typing 'fifth' seems a bit laborious. Great quiz though :)
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Level 73
Jan 1, 2018
Surely 10,000 horses were killed in more than just one battle.... I'm not sure how to find statistics about that though. Maybe I'm wrong, but it would seem to me that 10,000 horses might have died during the Battle of Stalingrad, from starvation, bombings, being shot, or being eaten, although maybe there weren't that many.
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Level 73
Jan 1, 2018
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horses_in_World_War_I: "Equine casualties were especially high during battles of attrition, such as the 1916 Battle of Verdun between French and German forces. In one day in March, 7,000 horses were killed by long-range shelling on both sides, including 97 killed by a single shot from a French naval gun." If 7000 were killed in one day, more than 10000 certainly died over the course of the battle.
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Level 71
Jan 1, 2018
I think the difference being a single day's battle, compared to more drawn-out affairs.
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Level 76
Jan 30, 2018
A litter of kittens? Or is that only when they are newborn?
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Level 71
Jan 30, 2018
I agree, I am going to allow Litter (although it can be associated with other animals besides cats) I found this interesting couple of paragraphs written by Jeff Catz in an article 'The Nest': ,,,,,Litter In truth, the most common collective noun for a group of newborn kittens is "litter"! This term began as a reference to the many offspring produced by certain animals, such as pigs and cats, in a single birthing -- "littering" the bed with babies. The term also derived from the bedding prepared for animals about to give birth -- straw strewn on the floor of a barn was the "litter." Eventually, "litter" became the collective noun for piglets and kittens! Kindle Another collective term used for newborn kittens is "kindle." Today, the word "kindle" is associated most often with the electronic book reader produced by Amazon. However, for many years, particularly in the United Kingdom, "kindle" was used to describe a group of kittens.
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Level 76
Nov 30, 2018
To kindle is also to use small combustible items (usually wood) to start a fire. I always assumed that was why the next generation was called the Kindle Fire
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Level 57
Jan 30, 2018
Kept spelling his name as Danny Davito! Had no concept of meters so wasn't getting that one! And Billabongs is more than just surf attire!? Thanks this was enlightening!
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Level 42
Nov 17, 2020
Good quiz.
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Level 60
Jun 24, 2021
I like the Missouri question, maybe I'll use something similar in my quizzes, if that's OK with you?
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Level 71
Jun 24, 2021
Yes, fine, the more the merrier :o)
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Level 60
Jun 26, 2021
The A question in my new quiz #21 is now based on your US state question. Thanks!
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Level 66
Jan 31, 2022
Whoopi Goldberg also used to work as a mortuary aesthetician, can you accept her as an answer?
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Level 71
Feb 1, 2022
Yes i've added 'Whoopie'