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Which One Doesn't Belong #1

You are given four items. Choose the one that does not belong with the others.
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Last updated: January 15, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 12, 2019
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1. Animals
Duck
Horse
Pig
Sheep
Ducks are not mammals
2. Countries
Bolivia
Mongolia
Turkey
Vietnam
Bolivia is not in Asia
3. Queens
Anne Boleyn
Catherine of Aragon
Jane Seymour
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette was not married to Henry VIII
4. European Cities
Athens
Brussels
Madrid
Zürich
Zürich is not a national capital
5. Songs
Help
Hey Jude
Let It Be
Paint It Black
"Paint it Black" was by the Rolling Stones, not the Beatles
6. Astronomy
Neptune
Pluto
Saturn
Uranus
Pluto is not a planet
7. Chemistry
Brass
Iron
Lead
Tin
Brass is not an element
8. Movies
Forrest Gump
Saving Private Ryan
Sleepless In Seattle
Titanic
"Titanic" doesn't star Tom Hanks
9. Chemistry
Calcium
Oxygen
Neon
Nitrogen
Calcium is not a gas
10. Mountains
Mt. Etna
Mt. Fuji
Krakatoa
The Matterhorn
The Matterhorn is not a volcano
11. Rivers
Amazon
Nile
Thames
Yangtze
The Thames is not the longest river on its continent
12. People
Abraham Lincoln
Benjamin Franklin
Ronald Reagan
Theodore Roosevelt
Benjamin Franklin was not a U.S. President
13. Geography
Arkansas
Florida
Manitoba
Wyoming
Manitoba is not a U.S. state
14. Astronomy
Ceres
Polaris
Rigel
Sirius
Ceres is an asteroid, not a star
15. Clothing
Bowler
Cravat
Fedora
Tricorne
Cravats are worn on the neck, not on the head
16. Movie characters
Frodo
Gandalf
Gollum
Hagrid
Hagrid was not in "The Lord of the Rings"
17. Ancient structures
Colossus of Rhodes
Great Pyramid of Giza
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Stonehenge
Stonehenge was not an Ancient Wonder of the World
18. Movies
Beethoven
Best in Show
Marley & Me
The Muppets Take Manhattan
"The Muppets Take Manhattan" wasn't about dogs
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Level 77
Jan 17, 2019
Boom! Crushed it. 100%. Although I can see a quiz of this type being RIPE with arguments in the comments.
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Level 65
Feb 15, 2019
You got that right, too!
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2019
Picked Ben Franklin because he was the only one not shot while in office. Forgot that he was never in office.
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Level 89
Mar 5, 2019
Roosevelt wasn't shot in office either. He was shot while running for a third term after he already left.
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Level 58
May 4, 2019
I went for that logic as well.
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Level 40
Jan 17, 2019
Neon is the only noble gas?
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Level 66
Jan 29, 2019
And the only inert element among the choices.
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2019
And the only ine with 4 letters..
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Level 64
Oct 5, 2021
Odd one outs require the other 3 answers to have something in common (negatives like "not noble gases" doesn't count), otherwise you could make an argument for any of them being the answer.
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Level 65
Jan 17, 2019
>>Ducks are not mammals

Not a common farm animal either

>>Marie Antoinette was not married to Henry VIII

She was also the only one from France, not England.

Got them all right, but for the wrong reasons.

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Level 24
Jan 18, 2019
Ducks are pretty common farm animals, actually. Not as common as the others, but not exactly rare.
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2019
Yea they would definitely be in my top 5 when you d ask me for farm animals. (Something like cow, sheep, pig, horse duck. Then goat then i d have to think hard and will come up with exotic stuff like alpaca and ostrich)
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Level 66
Nov 10, 2022
I agree, but this comment is missing chicken, which is sorta like a duck...
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Level 82
Mar 4, 2019
Wasn't Marie Antoinette from Austria?
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Level 28
Mar 5, 2019
Yes but she was queen of France
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Level 82
Mar 4, 2019
And Catherine of Aragon was from Spain.
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Level 72
Sep 27, 2021
You'd think her name would have given that detail away. LOL
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Level 60
Dec 23, 2022
And if you want to get REALLY into the weeds, Aragon wasn't a part of Spain at the time, as Spain as we know it wasn't unified yet.
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Level 76
Jan 31, 2024
If you take the unification to have occurred in 1492 with the Reconquista of Granada, then Catherine of Aragon was indeed Spanish.
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Level 89
Jan 18, 2019
Anyone else feel like Pluto was in your face to your planetary memories?
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Level 28
Mar 5, 2019
Yes, I knew I had to pick it but it made me sad
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Level 20
Sep 24, 2021
I was crying as I picked it :(
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Level 65
Feb 15, 2019
Why is there a picture of a swan at the top of the quiz?
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Level ∞
Feb 15, 2019
Once upon a time there was a duckling who didn't look like the other ducklings.
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Level 37
Feb 28, 2019
Great quiz idea! - Thank you.
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Level 69
Mar 4, 2019
Sleepless in Seattle didn't win an OSCAR
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Level 71
Sep 24, 2021
My choice for choosing this answer too
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Level 70
Mar 4, 2019
I picked Reagan because I believed (incorrectly) that he was the only one not featured on any US currency. Lincoln, Franklin and Roosevelt are all on some form of US currency.

It seems that the Roosevelt on the dime is Franklin, not Theodore Roosevelt. Bah, humbug.

Update: All four have been on currency. Curses, foiled again.

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Level 79
Mar 4, 2019
Can you please fix question 6? PLUTO IS A PLANET and Saturn ISN'T because it has RINGS and planets don't have rings. Also fix question 12 - Ben Frankling is a Precedent because he was the Founding Father of America!
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Level 79
Mar 4, 2019
Joking of course
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2019
That would be a precedent
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Level 60
Sep 19, 2021
Uranus and Jupiter have rings
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Level 72
Sep 27, 2021
Chose Pluto because it was the only one without rings. Chose Franklin because he was the only one not born in the USA (Massachusetts was part of Great Britain when he was born).
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Level 73
Mar 4, 2019
There's an even easier solution to the queens question: Marie Antoinette was the queen of France, not England.
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Level 76
Mar 4, 2019
Perhaps, but you could put, say, Eleanor of Aquitane in there instead of Marie and she'd still be the odd one out. "Wives of Henry VIII" is a much more exclusive group than "Female royal consorts of England," despite Henry's best efforts.
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Level 58
Sep 26, 2021
catherine of aragon was the only one not executed which is why i picked her. Didnt even consider who they were married to or where they came from
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Level 55
Jul 27, 2022
Jane Seymour was not executed - she died as a result of childbirth
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Level 65
Mar 4, 2019
I can't believe so many people got the Astronomy one incorrect.
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Level 89
Mar 4, 2019
Regarding the Geography question -- 3 of the 4 are landlocked, so the answer could have been Florida. Change Manitoba to British Columbia or Nova Scotia?
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Level 68
Mar 4, 2019
I thought the criteria was landlocked also, until I looked at a map and saw Manitoba borders Hudson Bay.
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Level 48
Mar 4, 2019
Tbh, the Ceres one was a lucky guess. I had no idea.
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Level 54
Mar 4, 2019
same, but my guess was a miss!
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Level 78
Mar 4, 2019
Great quiz- you might want to switch "Titanic" for some other film - because there are three films nominated for Best Picture in your group leaving "Sleepless" out... I realize that 2 won and 1 was only nominated, but there's still three films nominated for Best Picture and one not... since Tom Hanks is your tie together, perhaps a non-nominated for Best Picture film that doesn't star Tom Hanks?
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Level 65
Mar 4, 2019
I picked Calcium because Nitrogen, Oxygen, and Neon all appear on the same row of the periodic table; not for the reason cited.
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Level 77
Sep 26, 2019
That's the one I got right for that same reason, albeit the wrong one.
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Level 71
Jul 19, 2020
My reason was because all of the other elements were nonmetals. I guess there are multiple explanations for that one :)
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Level 56
Mar 4, 2019
I got them all. And for the right reasons and not dumb luck.
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Level 25
Mar 4, 2019
be more specific
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Level 54
Mar 4, 2019
On 16, I chose Gollum since he was the only antagonist. :
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Level 60
Dec 23, 2022
That's a MUCH less obvious answer to everyone else...
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Level 76
Mar 4, 2019
Here's a helpful strategy: try for find the most-exclusive group that any three of the options can fit into, then choose the option that is left over. This helps avoid wrong answers like:"Neon, because it's the only noble gas"Avoided because that would mean the other three's group is "things that are not noble gases," which is not very exclusive at all."Sleepless in Seattle, because the other three were nominated for Best Picture"Avoided because "Tom Hanks movies" is more exclusive than "Best Picture nominees" (~50 vs ~560)This takes care of the vast majority of alternative answers being offered here.
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2020
I could say this should be stickied on top, but people that complain usually don't read the comments (though there are some professional nitpickers that read everything, and like to argue about everything. Why give give up the chance to overanalyze all those comments and argue about every minor detail ;) like hawks they watch and wait till someone makes a tiny mistake and then pounces to pick it apart)
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Level 75
Apr 19, 2020
You wrote the word 'give' twice by mistake.
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Level 20
Mar 4, 2019
Good quiz miss number 4
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Level 58
Mar 4, 2019
I picked the Amazon because it's the only one that doesn't have a major world city at its mouth
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Level 60
Dec 23, 2022
London is near, but not at, the mouth of the Thames, and I wouldn't call Southend-on-Sea a major world city.
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Level 62
Mar 5, 2019
Athens is the only one in eastern Europe
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Level 84
Sep 24, 2021
That's why I picked Athens, too.
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Level 72
Mar 5, 2019
I'm so dumb, I had to Google Jane Seymore to see why Apollo's girlfriend from Battlestar Galactica was a queen. Had she married a king that I didn't know about? Dr. Quinn, Queen of Monaco, or something like that?
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Level 52
Mar 6, 2019
awful quiz, you heard it here from the best folks
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Level 52
Mar 6, 2019
agreed
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Level 82
Mar 7, 2019
How often do you disagree with yourself?
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2020
On the same day haha. I've seen some people agree with themselves before on this site but never on the same day..
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2019
Got all but the bottom two. Those were the only two i guessed. Though the astronomy one with slightly more insight than the history. I just couldnt reme ber what ceres was, so had to base my guess on the features/ facts if the other 3
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Level 72
May 6, 2019
Mmh, I went for Athens as it's the only one on the coast...
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Level 55
Aug 25, 2019
6. Astronomy

I was right by technicality, but because I didn't select Pluto marked it as incorrect. I chose Uranus because it is the only planet listed that was not named after a Roman god.

I was right, Quiz said I was wrong.

Suggestion, replace Uranus with another planet name or mark Uranus as a correct answer.

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Level 72
Sep 27, 2019
if you see a list of planets and one that is famously not a planet, and then you don't choose that one, it's your own fault.
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Level 66
Dec 18, 2019
Lol, what? Uranus is named after a Roman God. Or at least the latinization of a greek god
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2020
No it isnt actually, Ouranus is a Greek God, not a Roman one (Mars, venus etc are Roman) He was the personification of the sky/the heavens and partner of Gaia the personification of earth, together they had the titans (amongst others) and Zeus is the son of one of the titans (Kronos which is Saturn). Jupiter is the Roman version of Zeus. So Uranus is basicly Jupiter's granddad.
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Level 60
Sep 7, 2019
I answered Hey Jude because it's the only song title that isn't a command.
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Level 63
Oct 16, 2019
I chose duck because it's the only one with just 2 legs. Well... it worked. :P
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2020
Not that many two legged mammals around :) so the odds were in your favour
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Level 15
Feb 10, 2020
I picked duck because none of the others fly (under normal circumstances, for you nitpickers). I feel like such a simpleton.
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Level 15
Feb 10, 2020
I picked Sleepless in Seattle, because I liked all the others.
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Level 75
Apr 5, 2022
Best reason for a wrong answer so far in the comments.
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Level 71
Feb 10, 2020
Even more fundamentally Calcium is a metal whereas the others are non-metal. Thank you for your cool quiz.
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Level 72
Apr 7, 2020
18/18 somehow guessed 4 of them.
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Level 46
Dec 3, 2020
For "European Cities", you should have specified that you were talking about European capitals, not cities
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Level 84
Sep 24, 2021
Capitals aren't cities?
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Level 53
Dec 23, 2020
Ceres is considered a dwarf planet, not an asteroid.
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Level 40
Apr 21, 2021
Yeah, technically, but it is also an asteroid..in a way.
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Level 84
Sep 24, 2021
It's both.
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Level 94
Apr 7, 2021
Calcium is not a gas* (at room temperature)
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Level 50
Apr 25, 2021
For question 9 I thought you were talking about regular elements versus noble gases, got it wrong.
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Level 55
Aug 25, 2021
Hello there!

I noticed 2 questions with 2 possible and correct questions in this quiz.

First, Athens is the only coast city in the list,

And,

There are 3 best movie academy award winners in the movie question.

All the best!

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Level 67
Sep 24, 2021
Only two of those movies won Best Picture.
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Level 68
Sep 24, 2021
While I knew Ben Franklin was never president, I got the right answer for the wrong reason. The first thing I thought of was he never got shot. Heh.
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Level 85
Sep 24, 2021
I went with Florida on #13. Only nonlandlocked one. Overthought it.
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Level 55
Sep 24, 2021
Very cool quiz.
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Level 54
Sep 25, 2021
The Nile is the only river that flows North.
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Level 78
Nov 23, 2021
Amazon is the only river without an 'e' in it. Yes, you can find other differences but you're looking for the obvious one.
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Level 60
Dec 23, 2022
More appropriately, it's the only one that doesn't flow west to east.
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Level 65
Jan 11, 2022
For the 2nd question (about Bolivia), I marked Mongolia because is the only one of those countries which the national capital is also the biggest city.
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Level 72
Feb 14, 2022
Movies is a trick question.

3 of them won Oscar for best picture; Sleepless in Seattle didn't.

3 of them star Tom Hanks; Titanic doesn't.

Techincally 2 correct answers.

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Level 45
Jun 10, 2022
I thought the first one was, “animals that humans eat” making horse the odd one out.
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Level 60
Dec 23, 2022
But humans do eat horse, just not where you live.
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Level 63
Jul 9, 2022
I think there is a problem with question 13. The answer is clearly Wyoming because it's the only place that doesn't exist, while the other three do.
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Level 52
Jul 9, 2022
I chose Nile because it's the only one that flows north. I think that question should have a more clear answer. Otherwise a great quiz!
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Level 71
Nov 30, 2022
I missed #8 and #15.

I kind of agree with user qcumber. Although Titanic is the only one not starring Tom Hanks, "Saving Private Ryan" is the only one that isn't a Romance of some sort. I was aware of both of these before I answered. I chose the "wrong" uncommonality. Oh well.

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Level 44
Jul 11, 2023
I selected neon as the odd one out in the second chemistry question as it's the only element that is a noble gas, or it's the only element in group 8/0 of the periodic table. But I suppose the actual answer also works too. I enjoyed the quiz, thanks :)
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Level 64
Jan 22, 2024
Brussels can be the correct answer because it has 8 letters and the other cities has 6 letters.

Athens can be the correct answer because it starts with a vowel and the other cities start with consonant.

Zurich can be the correct answer because its not a capital and the other cities is a capital.

Madrid can be the correct answer because its the only city that city proper population is more than 1 million and the other cities is less that 1 million.