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¡dn ʇǝƃ ʇ,uɐɔ ı puɐ uǝllɐɟ ǝʌ,ı
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How many U.S. states are there?

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46, technically. Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are all Commonwealths, officially.

Or maybe I'm misinformed.
It makes for good trivia if it's correct, though.
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They are just official state titles. They are still classified as states of the United States of America. Still could be a good trivia question.
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How many U.S. states (and Commonwealths) have counties in them?

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48. Louisiana has parishes while Alaska has boroughs, as their equivalent term and function to a county
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There's also:

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Rhode Island and Providence Plantation.


Not sure if that's the same as your first four examples.
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How many provinces does Canada have?

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10. There are also three territories.


Can you name those?

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The three territories are Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavat
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Which country has more Time Zones: Canada or the USA?

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The US has seven, Canada has six.
Canada has one unique time zone while the US has two unique* time zones (*compared to each other, only. Obviously the time zones go south into other countries).
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Eastern most US state?

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Alaska. It's the only one partly in the Eastern hemisphere.

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Only state name to have no letters in common with its capital?

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South Dakota (Pierre)
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MABBY wrote:
How many provinces does Canada have?

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10. There are also three territories.


Can you name those?

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minus 10 pts. if you answered "yes" or "No" to this!
The three territories are Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavat


Is it true that the President of Canada is really named Cretin?
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Without looking at a globe, if you fly due south from Jacksonville, Florida (USA), how many South American countries will you have crossed by the time you reach the south pole?

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Zero. All of South America is east of the longitude you would be following.
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Dearlove wrote:
Eastern most US state?

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Alaska. It's the only one partly in the Eastern hemisphere.



I thought I heard someone say that Alaska was the most Eastern, Western and Northern State, but I could be wrong as my Geography is diabolical.
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How many lakes are there in the English Lake District?

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One, Bassenthwaite Lake. The rest are all Mere's, Water's or Tarn's.
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What colour are Airplane Black boxes?

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Black boxes are orange. They were black until 1955, when people realised that they were never able to find them in a wreckage.

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Do any words rhyme with Purple?


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Two, Hirple: To walk with a limp, Curple: the hind-quarters or rump of a horse

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How many times can you fold a piece of paper in half?

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No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
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Do all the planets in the Solar System rotate the same way?

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Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
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What was the shortest war ever?

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The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes .
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JohnBandettini wrote:
Do any words rhyme with Purple?


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Two, Hirple: To walk with a limp, Curple: the hind-quarters or rump of a horse



What is Light Urple?

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Who was the first African American to play Major League Baseball?

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Moses Fleetwood Walker, he made his debut for the Toledo Blue Stocking of the American Association on May 1st 1884.
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Missouri is now as old as Virginia was when the union was founded.

Oh wait, wrong trivia thread. whistle
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JohnBandettini wrote:
How many times can you fold a piece of paper in half?

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No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.


Demonstrably false

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JohnBandettini wrote:
How many times can you fold a piece of paper in half?

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No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.


Demonstrably false


Show me then
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Name the only US state that is completely surrounded by six other states, yet is still north of at least part of them.

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Arkansas.
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JohnBandettini wrote:
Do all the planets in the Solar System rotate the same way?

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Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.


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Uranus' axial tilt is 97.77 degrees, so it rolls like a ball, instead of spinning like a top.
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JohnBandettini wrote:
Do all the planets in the Solar System rotate the same way?

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Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.


Not quite so. Uranus is inclined almost at right angles to its plane of rotation round the sun. But (starting from the usual direction of rotation) actually by slightly more than a right angle, so if you divide simply by direction of rotation, Uranus joins the exceptional group too.
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