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McEnroe... or Mac ‘n’ Cheese?

Do these facts relate to tennis legend John McEnroe or the classic comfort food Macaroni and Cheese?
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Last updated: December 10, 2022
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First submittedDecember 1, 2022
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1. Has been the world number one in both singles and doubles tennis
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Both
Neither
McEnroe is the only male player to achieve both positions simultaneously. Mac 'n' Cheese has never even broken into the top fifty in singles or doubles.
2. Made with milk
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Both
Neither
Milk is used in making the cheese sauce in Mac 'n' Cheese. Milk is also used in the growth of mammals, of which John McEnroe is an example.
3. Was enjoyed by Thomas Jefferson
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Both
Neither
He encountered the dish in Paris, brought it back to the US and served it at Monticello. Jefferson died before John McEnroe had become famous.
4. Thinks some people cannot be serious
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
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Neither
John McEnroe famously disagreed with umpire calls with the line "you cannot be serious!" Mac 'n' Cheese isn't known to have opinions about umpires or anyone else.
5. Served in England
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Both
Neither
Macaroni Cheese has a long history in England, with variants dating back to a 14th century cookbook, and Mac 'n' Cheese has increased in popularity since the 2010s. John McEnroe served many times at Wimbledon and other tournaments in England.
6. Has the higher percentage carb content
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Mac 'n' Cheese = about 20-25% carbohydrate by weight. John McEnroe = much less than that. Average for a healthy adult male is less than 1% carbohydrate.
7. First seen in Germany
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Both
Neither
John McEnroe was born in Wiesbaden, West Germany, though according to his father was made in Belgium.
8. Has been to space
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
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Rehydrated Mac 'n' Cheese has been eaten by many astronauts in space. Here is an example returned uneaten from an Atlantis shuttle mission. John McEnroe has not yet been to space.
9. Holds the men's record for the best single-season win rate of the Open Era
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Both
Neither
In 1984 McEnroe had a singles match season of 83 wins to only 3 losses. Mac 'n' Cheese did not compete.
10. Sold by Kraft Foods in boxes since 1937
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Both
Neither
The brand is popular with Canadians, who consume 55% more boxes per capita than Americans. John McEnroe has never been sold in boxes.
11. Commonly eaten in Italy
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Both
Neither
As with other pasta dishes like spaghetti bolognese, mac 'n' cheese may have Italian heritage, but is not a typical Italian dish. John McEnroe is not popularly eaten there either.
12. Inspired the name of a Crayola color
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Both
Neither
Macaroni and Cheese has been a Crayola color since 1993. John McEnroe is yet to be introduced as a color. But it'd probably be a shade of beet.
13. Is celebrated on July 14th
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Both
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July 14th is Macaroni and Cheese day, apparently. John McEnroe celebrates his birthday on February 16th because that's the date he was born on.
14. Had a rivalry with Björn Borg
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Both
Neither
McEnroe also had a rivalry with Jimmy Connors. As far as I'm aware Mac 'n' Cheese got on fine with both.
15. Has been used to plug leaks in submarine doors
McEnroe
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Both
Neither
No, that cannot be serious.
88 Comments
+69
Level 54
Dec 1, 2022
Good quiz! I very much enjoyed reading the explanations after I finished.
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Level 85
Dec 1, 2022
Thanks, nice to hear :)
+8
Level 66
Dec 1, 2022
I love this
+36
Level 37
Dec 1, 2022
Oh man I love your sense of humour
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Level 56
Dec 1, 2022
this is a very fun quiz :)
+26
Level 78
Dec 1, 2022
Apparently, I need to study more on the differences between processed pastas and tennis players. This reminds me of my silly Guppies or Puppies quiz--two unlike things compared based on sounding similar!
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Level 75
Dec 1, 2022
My score was embarrassingly low. I guess I just can't tell the difference between the two.
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Level 81
Dec 2, 2022
Same. I chose not to follow common sense for these questions, and I paid for it.
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Level 82
Dec 9, 2022
Somehow, my brain completely blanked on the fact that there was a "Neither" option sitting right there! and insisted on choosing one or the other of them for all questions.

This... may have cost me a few really obvious answers.

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Level 80
Dec 2, 2022
Ha ha! Love it. (And that wasn't a tennis pun, though maybe it should've been ;-) )
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Level 46
Dec 12, 2022
Why do tennis players make terrible romantic partners?

Because love means nothing to them.

+38
Level 93
Dec 2, 2022
This is the most ridiculous, outrageous and absurd quiz to ever be featured on this website, and I am one-hundred percent glad that I am here for it.
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Level 71
Dec 2, 2022
Mac & cheese is not a UK food: we eat Macaroni Cheese, and do not need to be turned into the 51st state just yet.
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Level 85
Dec 2, 2022
I'm British, and I've eaten plenty of Mac 'n' Cheese here :P
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Level 78
Dec 3, 2022
They even sell a Mac 'n' Cheese Pie in Scotland!
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Level 47
Feb 22, 2023
Food of the gods
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2022
It's called a Macaroni Pie, and anyone calling it a Mac 'n' Cheese Pie deserves to be forced to eat them until they repent.
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Level 82
Dec 9, 2022
Let's ask Algernon. If it hasn't been in his own private pantry, then it's officially not "international" and it's impossible for anyone outside of the US to know about it.
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Level 78
Mar 24, 2024
I agree with KentishWoman: in the UK, it's 'Macaroni cheese'.
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Level 70
May 24, 2024
I put macaroni on my cheese (along with a pasta sauce, which basically consists of tomatoes a bit of added salt garlic and basil I believe), and used to think that that was what americans meant by mac and cheese, but if I am not mistaken it is something completely ( well, nearly..) different.
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Level 95
Dec 2, 2022
I thought it was April Fools there for a second.
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Level 85
Dec 2, 2022
"Milk is also used in the growth of mammals, of which John McEnroe is an example." - But what if he's lactose intolerant?
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Level 93
Dec 3, 2022
Even lactose intolerant people tend to consume milk in the first year of their life.
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Level 35
Dec 12, 2022
Also a different use of the word milk would be related to making John McEnroe
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Level 90
Dec 2, 2022
Please fix the spelling of Connors' surname.
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Level 85
Dec 2, 2022
Done, thanks.
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Level 95
Dec 2, 2022
Needs award for the funniest English language quiz on the site ... and I have taken all of them. Well done.
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Level 70
May 24, 2024
lvl 95 wow, ok I believe you.
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Level 87
Dec 2, 2022
How do you know what McEnroe does when he's in Italy?
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Level 78
Dec 2, 2022
what about cacio e pepe?

https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cacio-e-pepe

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Level 85
Dec 3, 2022
Not the same thing.
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Level 86
Dec 3, 2022
"July 14th is Macaroni and Cheese day, apparently."

So I guess the next quiz is going to be "The Bastille . . . or Mac 'n' Cheese?"

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Level 84
Dec 3, 2022
You cannot be serious!!!!
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Level 76
Dec 3, 2022
Probably the weirdest quiz I've taken on this site. I have no idea who McEnroe even is, but I still beat 82.2% of test takers somehow.
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2022
Best quiz on Jetpunk by a country mile. I was surprised to get most of it wrong.
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Level 85
Dec 3, 2022
Fun quiz. In retrospect, I'm just glad I got the one about submarine doors right.

McEnroe is great as a commentator, but as a player...I rooted for Bjorn Borg every single time. McEnroe was extraordinarily talented, but he was an insufferable, obnoxious brat.

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Level 77
Dec 3, 2022
Funny :)
+1
Level 79
Dec 3, 2022
Fantastic job, probably the funniest quiz on this site.
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Level 85
Dec 3, 2022
Does the "Canadians" comment really apply to Mac 'n' Cheese?

I thought they always referred to it as "Kraft Dinner."

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Level 85
Dec 3, 2022
Sure, the product is called Kraft Dinner there. It's still Macaroni and Cheese.
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Level 79
Dec 4, 2022
Great idea. More please! How about meatloaf food and Meatloaf singer or Guinness and Alec Guinness or M&Ms or Emenem?
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Level 60
Apr 28, 2024
M&Ms or Eminem would be amazing
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Level 68
Dec 5, 2022
Love this! Especially the explanations on completion
+1
Level 85
Dec 5, 2022
This was a great quiz - but it worries me that I did not get 100%!
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Level 70
May 24, 2024
The average score is 10! Very fun quiz, not as easy as people think apparently
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Level 78
Dec 5, 2022
I forgot that there was a "neither" option so i confidently chose that mac and cheese was used to plug leaks in submarines. HAHA
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Level 89
Dec 5, 2022
What color would McEnroe's Crayola be?

Racket Throwin' Raspberry?

Mortal Moron Maroon?

Temper Tantrum Tomato?

Violent Violet?

Grumbling Umber?

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Level 66
Dec 7, 2022
Chardeuce
+1
Level 74
Dec 5, 2022
Somebody is taking advantage of the relaxed weed laws.

Just guessing.

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Level 85
Dec 5, 2022
An unlimited fine and up to five years in prison for possession in my country.
+4
Level 66
Dec 8, 2022
Hey, hey. You don't know if McEnroe also gets commonly eaten in Italy.
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Level 83
Dec 9, 2022
OMG, hahahahaha, this is the funniest quiz I've yet taken on jetpunk

LOL

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Level 70
Dec 9, 2022
+1

The title alone makes this the best quiz on the entire Jetpunk Site :)

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Level 68
Dec 9, 2022
I went into this quiz thinking "How is this a featured quiz?" Then I took the quiz and realized it's the best quiz on the site.
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Level 73
Dec 9, 2022
Awesome.
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Level 71
Dec 9, 2022
What a fun and different quiz, based on a great idea. Thank you.
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Level 26
Dec 9, 2022
My sister and I cried of laughter while doing this quiz. Absolutely brilliant!
+6
Level 75
Dec 9, 2022
Well, no point taking any other quizzes on Jetpunk now. Peak has been reached and there's no going back.
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Level 65
Dec 9, 2022
awesome quiz. i was always confusing these two.
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Level 68
Dec 9, 2022
This quiz made my day.
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Level 74
Dec 9, 2022
Awesome quiz, thoroughly enjoyed it :)
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Level 46
Dec 9, 2022
Great quiz and very unique, this got me to level 43!
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Level 64
Dec 9, 2022
This is the most wonderful quiz I've ever seen on Jetpunk
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Level 33
Dec 9, 2022
I am quite confused on how you serve a person.
+6
Level 78
Dec 9, 2022
A person might serve if they're playing tennis.
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Level 75
Dec 9, 2022
Mac 'n' Roe - lowbrow caviar dish
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Level 77
Dec 9, 2022
this is officially the best Featured Quiz to ever exist. Thank you for brightening my morning
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Level 71
Dec 9, 2022
This might be the greatest quiz to grace JetPunk.
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Level 56
Dec 9, 2022
This is the best quiz ever, change my mind
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Level 66
Dec 9, 2022
So funny, well done quiz creator, more like this please!
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Level 65
Dec 9, 2022
Whoa! Hold on with this "42% fat content" nonsense. That may be the percent of *calories* from fat, but no way that could be reasonably interpreted as "percentage fat content" in the same way we talk about body fat percentage, which is by weight.

The actual percent of fat *by weight* of prepared Kraft Mac n Cheese is around 6% (varies slightly by variety and how it's prepared, of course). And it's very plausible (maybe even likely) that McEnroe had a higher body fat percentage than that.

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Level 85
Dec 9, 2022
Great point, read the stats wrongly, sorry. Will change it to carb content. Funny that most people went with McEnroe anyway.
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Level 63
Dec 9, 2022
This is the best quiz on this site. We need more of this.
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Level 22
Dec 9, 2022
I'll have you know that I frequently eat John McEnroe in Italy.
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Level 43
Dec 10, 2022
being in the 8% of takers who got the milk question right really fired up my superiority complex! too bad I thought it was referring to a different kind of milk..
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Level 78
Dec 10, 2022
Great, now I want mac and cheese!!
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Level 79
Dec 10, 2022
I scored 7/15; beat or equalled 8% of test takers ://///////
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Level 73
Dec 10, 2022
Which one is Patty Smyth married to?
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Level 60
Dec 10, 2022
I think question 9 is wrong. Martina Navratilova? It seems her win loss record was 86-1 in 1983.
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Level 85
Dec 10, 2022
Thanks, have updated. His wiki page didn't specify men's.
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Level 50
Dec 10, 2022
Absolutely amazing quiz, first few had me a bit bored but ended up laughing at almost everyone after that. Perfection! Did awfully of course but I don't care, which in itself is another sign of topnotchetness
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Level 60
Dec 10, 2022
This is not a quiz I thought I would be taking...
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Level 72
Dec 11, 2022
Congratulations on this hilarious quiz! Loved the explanations closing with the last one. Not every quiz need to be taken too seriously :)
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Level 75
Dec 11, 2022
I will assault the umpire for failing this quizz
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Level 51
Jun 25, 2023
"John McEnroe is not popularly eaten there either." I'm pretty sure there are Italians who would dine on McEnroe iykwim.
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Level 55
Aug 8, 2023
8% correct for the second question is hilarious. Great quiz.
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Level 36
Apr 19, 2024
In my head I thought to say both on the second one but I thought "No way right?"
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Level 53
Jun 6, 2024
hilarious