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What's the largest desert in the world?
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Antarctica. A desert is a land that receives less than 254 mm of precipitation per year
What's the largest lake in the world?
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The Caspian Sea
What is the tallest mountain in the world?
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Mauna Kea. Mt. Everest is the highest peak, at 29,029 feet, and Mauna Kea only reaches an elevation of 13,803 feet. However, 20,000 more feet of Mauna Kea lies underwater, making it the tallest mountain
What animal are the Canary Islands named after?
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Canariae Insulae means Isle of the Dogs. The bird is named after the island, not vice-versa
Which independent candidate for president of the United States received the most electoral votes?
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Teddy Roosevelt, who got 88 electoral votes in his unsuccessful 1912 bid as a Bull Moose candidate
What are the first names of the Beatles?
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John, James, George, and Richard. Paul is McCartney's middle name, and Ringo is a nickname
What company distributes the most toys?
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McDonald's
What is the name of the officially bilingual Canadian province?
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New Brunswick. Quebec is not officially bilingual -- the official language is French
What EU country is closest to Brazil?
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France is adjacent to Brazil. French Guiana is French soil, not a territory
What same word appears on the US penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half-dollar and dollar coin?
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"Liberty"
Who was the first mainstream African-American comic book superhero?
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Although Black Panther appeared in an issue of Fantastic Four in 1966, he is African, not African-American. Falcon, an American soldier who has mastered a futuristic set of jet-powered wings, appeared in an issue of Capt. America in 1969
What top 10 American fast food chain, other than McDonald's, is named after its founder?
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Taco Bell was founded by Californian Glen Bell. Carl's Jr. is a good guess and is named after its founder, but is not top 10
If a man named "Adolph Marx" wrote a book, what would it be about?
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Adolph "Harpo" Marx of the Marx Bros. wrote exactly one book: his memoirs, titled "Harpo Speaks," a turnabout on the fact that Harpo did not speak in their films
Of all the No. 1 songs on the Billboard chart, which had the oldest lyrics?
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Turn! Turn! Turn! by the Byrds. The lyrics are from the Book of Ecclesiastes
This is a three-part question -- the first two parts are not trick questions. How many U.S. territories are there?
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Five

What are they?
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Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands

What is the name of the southernmost Mariana island?
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Guam
Which U.S. state is closest to Africa?
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Maine
When did the Soviets celebrate the 1917 October Revolution each year?
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November 7th. The revolution happened in October by the Julian Calendar at the time, but the Soviets (as we did) switched to the Gregorian calendar and calculated that Nov. 7 now would be the corresponding day
People from Virginia are Virginians. People from Arizona are Arizonans. What are people from Indiana?
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Hoosiers
What is the top-grossing U.S. film about World War I?
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Wonder Woman
The children's classic "Green Eggs and Ham" features only two multisyllable words, "Anywhere" and what other?
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"Dr."
Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold?
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They do not weigh the same. A pound of feathers weighs 453.59 grams, while a pound of gold weighs 373.24 grams. It takes 16 ounces to have a pound of feathers, but precious metals like gold, silver, or platinum use the troy system under which it only takes 12 ounces to be called a pound
This is a two-part question -- the first part is not a trick. Who is the only president to be awarded the Medal of Honor?
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Teddy Roosevelt

Roosevelt was awarded the medal posthumously in 2001. Which president presented the award?
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Bill Clinton. You would think that it would be George Bush who would award a Medal of Honor in 2001, but it was Jan. 16, and Bush hadn't quite been inaugurated yet
Which writer has the most film credits?
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William Shakespeare, with 410. Charles Dickens is second, with 340. These numbers go up constantly and may be out of date by the time you read this

Not a trick question -- which living writer has the most film credits?
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Stephen King
What does the D in D-Day stand for?
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Nothing -- it's merely designed to be alliterative with the word "day." The military parlance "D-Day" and "H-Hour" have long been used to represent significant upcoming operations. The Normandy invasion was so pivotal that the term "D-Day" has since become associated with that particular operation, but this is a retcon
What country initially banned circulation of the Declaration of Independence?
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Spain. Meanwhile, in Britain the declaration was widely published in newspapers
What date was the Declaration of Independence signed?
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August 2, 1776. The more famous date of July 4 is when the Declaration was ratified (approved) by Congress
What is the name of the Columbia Pictures torch-bearing woman?
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Columbia. Before there was an "Uncle Sam," "Columbia" was the personification of the United States. The movie company began using her image (not the same image as today's, though) in 1924. The model's name is Jenny Joseph
What movie features both Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, and Kane Hodder, who played Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series?
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Hodder does not play Jason in the seemingly obvious answer Freddy vs. Jason, and was replaced by Ken Kirzinger. The correct answers are Wes Craven's Wishmaster, where Englund plays a dock supervisor, and Hodder has a cameo as a guard; or Hatchet, where Hodder plays Victor (and Thomas) Crowley, and Englund plays a hunter. Tony Todd (Candyman) also appears in the latter film
Why is it impossible to achieve a geosynchronous orbit over Mars?
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Because "geo-" means "Earth." The corresponding Mars orbit is called "areosynchronous," after Ares. Such an orbit around the sun would be called "heliosynchronous"
What country has the highest number of persons who can speak English?
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The United States, with more than 280 million. India is a distant second with only 125 million despite the perception that English is widely spoken there
Why didn't the colonels-in-chief of Britain's 1st royal dragoons and Britain's 1st king's dragoon guards report for duty when Britain mobilized for WWI?
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Because those two individuals were Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Kaiser Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary, respectively
What sort of language test do you have to pass to join the French Foreign Legion?
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If you attempt to join, you will be interrogated in the language you claim as your native language. If you're unable to answer questions coherently in this language, you can't join. You do not have to pass a French language test right away. (Although you will be taught and then grilled on French throughout boot camp)
How many horsepower is a horse?
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A horse is capable of around 24 horsepower for a brief burst, and 15 horsepower for a sustained amount of time


For the next 10 questions, what is the precise name of the song that each of these lyrics is from?

Teenage wasteland -- it's all a teenage wasteland
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Baba O'Riley
In the name of love, what more in the name of love
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Pride (In the Name of Love)
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
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Karn Evil 9
Despite all my rage, I'm still just a rat in a cage
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Bullet With Butterfly Wings
If you like pina coladas
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Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Sugar pie honey bunch
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I Can't Help Myself
Ground Control to Major Tom
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A Space Oddity
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right. I hope you had the time of your life
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Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Glory, glory hallelujah! His truth is marching on
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Battle Hymn of the Republic
But I would not feel so all alone -- everybody must get stoned
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Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

Bonus obscure songs:

Did you stand by me -- no not at all. Did you stand by me -- no way
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Train in Vain
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch
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Hair of the Dog
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Post by Fry Guy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:45 pm

I knew the first one

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Post by Crunchums » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:43 pm

1
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siberian?
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i think it's that one in africa that's huge
3
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probably depends how you define independent. i would say TR, but i think i saw you pose this elsewhere and the "correct" answer is George Washington
4) no idea
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Post by Juri » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:44 pm

Doug wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:44 pm
What's the largest lake in the world?
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The Caspian Sea
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Post by Juri » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:44 pm

i also knew the first one

the third one is cool!
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Post by Doug » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:40 pm

New one

What is the tallest mountain in the world?
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Mauna Kea. Mt. Everest is the highest peak, at 29,029 feet, and Mauna Kea only reaches an elevation of 13,803 feet. However, 20,000 more feet of Mauna Kea lies underwater, making it the tallest mountain.
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Post by Crunchums » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:41 pm

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everest is the duh-but-wrong answer; iirc the real answer is something in the ocean
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Post by 人造 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:51 pm

good guess

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Post by 人造 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:52 pm

i'm gonna say the tallest mountain in the world is earth itself

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Post by RawMeat » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:26 pm

What if i took a piece of a really small mountain and put it on the moon? What then?

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Post by Khaos » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:43 pm

the mountain under the ocean isn't even above sea level, therefore, i am taller than it

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Post by seathesee » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:47 pm

what is the tallest basketball team in the nba?
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the denver nuggets
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Post by Rylinks » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:49 pm

a ball and bat together cost $1.10. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

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Post by seathesee » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:51 pm

59 cents. you have to purchase them together to get that deal.
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Post by 人造 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:54 pm

Rylinks wrote:a ball and bat together cost $1.10. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
...five

...five cents?

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Post by Crunchums » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:42 am

Rylinks wrote:a ball and bat together cost $1.10. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
not trivia :colbert:
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Post by Rylinks » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:43 am

does this question count as trivia?

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Post by Crunchums » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:51 am

Rylinks wrote:does this question count as trivia?
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Post by Rylinks » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:13 am

what is the point group of Rh(H2O)6 2+ (hexaaquarhodium(II))?

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Post by Wumpy » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:19 am

tied at the half

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Post by Juri » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:04 am

Crunchums wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:51 am
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Post by Pershore » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:25 pm

what animal are the Canary Islands named after?
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Dogs (Canus in Latin)
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Post by Doug » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:42 pm

Pershore wrote:
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what animal are the Canary Islands named after?
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Dogs (Canus in Latin)
That's amazing, I'm adding that one
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Post by catonkeyboard » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:37 pm

Who is the only songwriter to have written the number 1 and number 2 songs on the billboard charts at the same time, sung by different artists.

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Post by Doug » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:45 pm

William Board?
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Post by Juri » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:28 pm

That feels like a regular trivia question more than a trick one
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Post by Juri » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:28 pm

Juri wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:44 pm
Doug wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:44 pm
What's the largest lake in the world?
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The Caspian Sea
wtf >:(
This is still total bs
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Post by Doug » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:31 pm

hahaha
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Post by 人造 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:57 pm

catonkeyboard wrote:Who is the only songwriter to have written the number 1 and number 2 songs on the billboard charts at the same time, sung by different artists.

Note: when I say only, I may mean "only one I care about"
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Post by catonkeyboard » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:39 am

Oh, they’re trick questions.....

I mean, it’s in the fucking thread title and everything.
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