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How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

Was Rolling Stone magazine named after The Rolling Stones?

Was Rolling Stone magazine named after The Rolling Stones?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

Which came first – the electric car or the gasoline car?

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Why do dump trucks say “do not push” on the back?

Why do dump trucks say “do not push” on the back?

What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

What is a semordnilap?

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

What is the horsepower of one horse?

What is the horsepower of one horse?

What is “eye of newt”?

What is “eye of newt”?

Why is October the 10th month of the year not the 8th?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

Is Sodium Pentothal real and is it actually a truth serum?

Is Sodium Pentothal real and is it actually a truth serum?

What do they call Danish pastries in Denmark?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

Which was named first, Pluto the dog or Pluto the planet?

How much is a butt-load?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

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What do they call turkey in Turkey?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

Why don’t printers use the primary colours, red, blue, and yellow?

Why don’t printers use the primary colours, red, blue, and yellow?

Kramer’s name on Seinfeld wasn’t originally Kramer. What was it?

Kramer’s name on Seinfeld wasn’t originally Kramer. What was it?

What are close encounters of the first and second kind?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

Why isn’t there a cartoon “sailor man” in Popeyes restaurant marketing?

Why isn’t there a cartoon “sailor man” in Popeyes restaurant marketing?

Which came first – chess or checkers?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

Which came first, the word “crap” or Thomas Crapper’s toilet innovations?

Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?

Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

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How far was Willie Mays from home plate when he made “The Catch”?

How far was Willie Mays from home plate when he made “The Catch”?

Why is there no E grade?

Why is there no E grade?

Why do we say “beforehand” but not “afterhand”?

How long is an eon?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What was the last letter added to the alphabet?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

Why did Gene Roddenberry write lyrics to the Star Trek theme then not use them?

Why did Gene Roddenberry write lyrics to the Star Trek theme then not use them?

Where is Old Zealand?

Where is Old Zealand?

What’s the air pressure inside a commercial aircraft?

What’s the air pressure inside a commercial aircraft?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

What do they call French toast in France?

What do they call French toast in France?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

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Why do bullfighters use red capes?

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

If you buy 1 million Lotto Max tickets, what are your odds of winning?

If you buy 1 million Lotto Max tickets, what are your odds of winning?

What connects Stanley Kubrick, JRR Tolkien, and The Beatles?

How long is a “moment”?

What US states are Gotham and Metropolis in?

What US states are Gotham and Metropolis in?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

What colour is neon light?

What colour is neon light?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

What is a quokka?

What is a quokka?

Why is the fall season also called autumn?

Why is the fall season also called autumn?

What is a camelopard?

What is a camelopard?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

Does the medical symbol have one snake or two?

Does the medical symbol have one snake or two?

What is a nibling?

What is a nibling?

What are the Seven Seas?

What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?

What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?

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Why isn’t ATM an acronym?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

Who’s idea was it to put pineapple on pizza?

Who’s idea was it to put pineapple on pizza?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

Why do we say “big brown dog” instead of “brown big dog”?

Which “second” came first, the unit of time or the place following first?

What was the longest war in history?

What was the longest war in history?

What’s the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

What Canadian political party famously vowed to repeal the law of gravity?

What Canadian political party famously vowed to repeal the law of gravity?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

What was the name of The Beatles’ white album?

Which planet was originally known as “George”?

Which is correct, down the pike or down the pipe?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

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Why is the same side of the moon always facing earth?

Why is the same side of the moon always facing earth?

Which came first – the Chicken McNugget or the Egg McMuffin?

Which came first – the Chicken McNugget or the Egg McMuffin?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?

What is brimstone?

What is brimstone?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

Why does February have 28 days?

Why do we say soccer instead of football in North America?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Which came first – American or Canadian Thanksgiving?

How big is a cubit?

How big is a cubit?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

What’s the difference between cream, lotion, and ointment?

What’s the difference between cream, lotion, and ointment?

What is the volume of a “ten gallon” hat?

What is the volume of a “ten gallon” hat?

Why can’t you own a single Guinea Pig in Switzerland?

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What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

What is a single strand of spaghetti called?

If you skydive in the rain, which side of you gets wet?

If you skydive in the rain, which side of you gets wet?

What is Wi-Fi short for?

What is Wi-Fi short for?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

What is a wisdom biscuit?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

What percentage of the human body is made up of other organisms?

What is Yule?

Is a tarantula hawk an arachnid or a bird?

Is a tarantula hawk an arachnid or a bird?

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

Which is correct – “octopuses”, “octopi” or something else?

Which is correct – “octopuses”, “octopi” or something else?

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

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Do non-human animals get cavities?

Who was Chef Boyardee?

Who was Chef Boyardee?

On which film is Airplane! based?

On which film is Airplane! based?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

How many senses do humans have?

How many senses do humans have?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

What is a poop deck?

What is a poop deck?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Who was Jethro Tull?

When was the longest year in history?

When was the longest year in history?

How do viruses jump from animals to humans?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

What is an LA “Dodger”?

What is an LA “Dodger”?

What is zero to the power of zero?

What is zero to the power of zero?

Is there “zero-gravity” in space?

Is there “zero-gravity” in space?

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Why does the CDC want you to hum Happy Birthday – twice?

Why does the CDC want you to hum Happy Birthday – twice?

When to use palate, palette, and pallet?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

What does a blobfish look like?

What does a blobfish look like?

When is a word opposite of itself?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

How deep would the dimples be if the earth was a golf ball?

How deep would the dimples be if the earth was a golf ball?

What’s the difference between obliged and obligated?

Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

When was the first known use of OMG?

When was the first known use of OMG?

Are there any areas of unclaimed land left on earth?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

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Why do we get wisdom teeth?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

Why “polka” dots?

Why “polka” dots?

Where does the word quarantine come from?

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

Is “combobulated” a word?

What is a ‘fatberg’?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is Kansas City located in Missouri?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

What average speed is required in order to go Around the World in 80 Days?

What average speed is required in order to go Around the World in 80 Days?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

How does an exception prove a rule?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

What’s the difference between a possum and an opossum?

What’s the difference between a possum and an opossum?

What’s the difference between a meteor and an asteroid?

What’s the difference between a meteor and an asteroid?

Why drop a ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve?

Why drop a ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve?

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Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

Are redheads going extinct?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Is a scientific theory less certain than a scientific law?

When does “literally” really mean “figuratively”?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

Was Sputnik the first man-made object in space?