It’s time for the 18th annual Thanksgiving quiz.
- Which is the only one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” that’s still standing?
- Earlier this month, this artist became the first person to occupy all top ten slots of the Billboard top 100 at once.
- According to historian Stuart Laycock, this country has invaded 90% of the other countries in the world.
- A 1966 New York Times article claimed that the Japanese translation of the title of this classic novel was “The Angry Raisins.”
- This world-famous toy company’s four-letter name comes from combining the Danish words for “play well.”
- This unusual mammal is egg-laying, lactating, toothless, stomach-less and venomous.
- This man is the highest-grossing leading actor of all time, (measured by cumulative U.S. domestic box office revenue). He has starred in the Marvel, Star Wars, and Jurassic Park franchises, as well as most Tarantino movies.
- From its peak in June 2021 at $1.88 trillion to earlier this month, this e-commerce company is the first stock to lose over $1 trillion in market capitalization.
- Scientist Vaclav Smil believes four billion people would not currently be alive were it not for the Haber-Bosch synthesis of this compound used in agriculture.
- What links: a term describing an investment strategy’s ability to beat the market, a U.S. airline, the most intense source of electromagnetic radiation known to man and the current President of China?
- The unfortunate Private Wilhelm from a 1951 Western gave his name to this legendary stock movie sound effect. What kind of sound is it?
- This World Cup soccer team has squad players named Ederson, Everton, and Weverton.
- The code names of the five beaches in Normandy invaded by the Allies on D-Day were: Omaha, Juno, Gold, Sword, and:
- At a likely cost over $1 billion, this fantasy TV show released in September is reportedly the most expensive series ever made.
- Trisodium Citrate is a food additive used in processed cheeses. The 5 letters in its chemical formula coincidentally spell out the word for a liquid yellow cheese.
- Who managed to fit Napoleon, Billy the Kid, Socrates, Freud, Beethoven, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, and Lincoln into a magic phone booth?
- According to The 100 Greatest Advertisements, who (allegedly) posted the following in London newspapers in the early 1900s? “‘Men wanted for hazardous journey to the South Pole. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.’.”
- In which martial art and MMA staple would you find the omoplata, Americana, De La Riva, and mata leao?
- At the time of her death, Queen Elizabeth II was the second longest reigning monarch ever, after Louis XIV of France. The third longest reigning monarch was Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in 2016, passing the crown to his son Maha Vajiralongkorn. What country was he king of?
- Complete the sequence: ANH (4), TESB (5), ROTJ (6), TPM (1), AOTC (2), ROTS (3), TFA (7), TLJ (8) and:
You can see the answers here.* If you'd like to send me your scores as an individual or group, I'll announce the winners next week.
*All my answers are absolutely final, however contentious and factually incorrect they eventually prove to me.