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Many Sporclers like to absorb useless information on Wikipedia, myself included. All of these things I learned today by clicking "Random Article". Are you truly a master of useless information?
Algernon Percy was the 10th Earl of Northumberland. Which king's life did he try to save?
Prominently supported a constitutional monarchy during the English Civil War
the Longacres Mile Handicap is a Thoroughbred horse race. What country is it held in?
It is held annually in August in Auburn, Washington, part of the Breeders' Cup Series.
The RAAF is an active-duty military branch of what country?
RAAF stands for Royal Australian Air Force.
Asymphorodes dimorpha is a species of what kind of insect?
The insect is found mainly in Hawaii, but has been recorded across other Pacific islands.
The Katonga River has its source in Lake Victoria. What country is it located in?
Katonga Wildlife Reserve is located along the rivers' banks.
the PS comet was a passenger boat that ran from Glasgow to Greenock. How was it powered?
It was run in the first commercially successful steamboat service in Europe.
The CEPEC is an earthquake prediction organization. What state does it serve?
They decide whether earthquake predictions are serious enough to warrant public warnings.
Gilbert McMicken was a member of the Canadian government. What province's land did he lead the distribution of?
Before joining the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, he was commissioner of the Dominion Police (later mounties).
The Westminster Cathedral Choir School is known for its musical prowess. It is also known for having the best school 'what' in London?
WCCS is a Catholic prep school that only enrolls boys. The choir has held performances around the globe.
Lou mei is a Cantonese dish that most Chinese people don't care for, as opposed to siu mei, which is quite popular. How is siu mei cooked?
Unlike siu mei, liu mei is cooked using offal, such as fish intestines and pig's ears.
The 2009 Somali Presidential election could not be held in the country due to security concerns. Where was it held instead?
Sharif Ahed, Somalia's current President, was the victor in the election.
In 1982, the sovereignty of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands was disputed by the UK and Argentina. This contributed to what war?
To this day, both the UK and Argentina still claim sovereignty over these islands.
Anthony 'Fat Tony' Salerno was a New York mobster, and was front boss of what crime family?
He was convicted under the RICO Act and died in 1992, while still in prison.
The NFDC is an Indian film agency, and was a production company for what Oscar-winning movie?
The NFDC's main purpose is to promote Indian filmmaking.
Beautiful Music was a radio format popular 1960-1980, also known as easy listening. What form of transportation is it often associated with?
It has also been referred to as Muzak, and generally does not incorporate vocals.
Song of Arizona is a 1946 Western film starring what famous cowboy?
I hear he also makes some amazing horsey sauce.
The Brooklyn Bridegrooms won the 1889 AA baseball championship. What is the team now known as?
The American Association preceded the American League, and was often ridiculed for being morally inferior to the NL.
La Liga, Segunda Division B, and Tercera Division are Spanish levels of a sporting league. What sport do its members play?
La Liga is ranked the strongest league in europe, according to the UEFA.
Moshi Moshi Records is an indie record label with releases by Hot Chip, Bloc Party, and Mates of State. They celebrated their 10th birthday in what famous venue?
They've also worked with Architecture in Helsinki, Lykke Li, and Florence and the Machine.
John Thadeus Delane, an editor of The Times, made it the first newpaper to publish what form of announcement?
This development caused obituaries to expand from just the facts of birth death, family and cause, to what it is today.
Sporcle is a trivia quiz website formed in 2007. According to its founder, the name is inspired by what word?
Sporcle's mission statement is 'We actively and methodically search out new and innovative ways to prevent our users from getting any work done whatsoever.'
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