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Some more General Knowledge

3.9
(139 votes)
14 questions
English
Hard
A few more questions and teasers about, well, everything!
1

What, in January 2000, did the UK toy industry vote as their "Toy of the 20th Century"?

Lego

Barbie

Play-Doh

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

42% got this right

LEGO blocks originated in the Billund, Denmark workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen. He began making wooden toys in 1932.
2

Who once made a $16,000 flight to Denver for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?

Elvis Presley

John Lennon

Kanye West

Mariah Carey

37% got this right

Elvis took a private jet from Graceland to Denver one night in 1976 because he was craving the 8,000 calorie sandwich.
3

In soccer, the introduction of red and yellow cards was made in which year?

1905
1970
1980

Hard  31% got this right

4

The "DeLorean" car brand is best known for its appearance in the "Back to the Future" films. But where were they built?

Hard  5% got this right

They were built in a suburb of Belfast, NI. They had unusual construction details, like unpainted stainless-steel frames
5
Blur reveal

What nickname is given to California's "Santa Clara County" - still considered the heartland of the US computer industry

Silcon Valley

Silicon Valley

Silicon Vally

Hard  30% got this right

Silicon Valley is generally considered to have been the center of the dot-com bubble in the mid-1990s
6
48 random squares

Which is the largest whale that has teeth?

Sperm whale

Beluga whale

Killer whale (orca)

Pilot whale

Hard  25% got this right

Sperm whales have the largest brain of any living animal, weighing up to 4.2 kg (9.2 lbs.)
7

Along with Benny, Bjorn, and Anni-Frid, who made up "ABBA"?

Agnetha

Anna

Astrid

Freya

Hard  24% got this right

The second most misheard lyric, according to many music websites is ‘Dancing queen, feel the meat on the tangerine'
8

What did the famous American "GI Joe" toy get re-branded as when it was relaunched outside America in 1966?

Action Man

Hard  34% got this right

9

Which painter famously said "I do not seek, I find"?

Pablo Picasso

Claude Monet

Salvador Dalí

Vincent van Gogh

40% got this right

10

What is the main metal in most "tin" cans?

Steel

Aluminium

Nickel

Tin

Hard  12% got this right

"Tin" cans are usually made from tin-coated steel (which is why they are often called 'tin cans'")
11
12 random squares

The spice "saffron" comes from which flower?

Crocus

Daffodil

Orchid

Tulip

Hard  28% got this right

It is believed that saffron originated in Iran, but Greece and Mesopotamia have also been suggested.
12

What is the commonly used American term for 0.45 kilograms?

1 pound

One pound

Pound

A pound

69% got this right

13

Which European country stopped being a monarchy from 1931 to 1975?

Spain

Belgium

Portugal

The Netherlands

Hard  34% got this right

For most of this period, Spain was under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco
14

Which Leonardo DiCaprio film is based on a book by Alex Garland?

The Beach

The Revenant

This Boy's Life

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Hard  15% got this right

In the film, Leo Plays an American, but in the original novel the character of Richard is English.