Wikipedia Descriptions #1 by Luke

Champion(s):

RautY
The machines are winning


Runner(s)-Up:

IvixorB


Quiz Description

I give you a random excerpt from a Wikipedia article and you tell me what article I am reading. Simple, right? ;)

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Money Value (% Incorrect): 28 06 33 36 11 06 65 92 09 60 25 22 41 30 95 49 65 06 33 36
1 RautY 554 98 15
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2 IvixorB 479 95 00
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3 SokolM 476 93 15
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4 McClintockJ 474 90 15
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5 GoodmanDL 456 87 15
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6 BringMoreLegos 437 85 15
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7 CoenM 434 82 15
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8 imogen 412 78 15
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8 rouquinne 412 78 15
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10 TWright17 400 74 15
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11 petkunm 397 70 15
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11 Michalle 397 70 00
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13 Steve 365 66 15
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14 FauxD 364 63 15
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15 Svoyager-11 356 60 15
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16 ArunH 354 58 00
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17 casketromance 351 55 00
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18 colleenw 349 52 00
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19 KlionskyG 320 50 15
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20 LakeMA 318 47 15
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21 LynchT 312 44 15
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22 RaskTM 311 41 15
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23 LesterD 301 39 15
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24 Jon 299 36 15
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25 JCEurovision 297 33 00
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26 jrwofuga 292 31 15
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27 ecpekkle 278 28 15
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Questions:

It is a small hollow organ where bile is stored and concentrated before it is released into the small intestine.

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Gallbladder

The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957, orbiting for three weeks before its batteries died, then silently for two more months before falling back into the atmosphere.

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Sputnik 1

Annette Bening stars as Lester's materialistic wife, Carolyn, and Thora Birch plays their insecure daughter, Jane. Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper, and Allison Janney also feature.

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American Beauty

It is traditionally written with embossed paper. ____ users can read computer screens and other electronic supports using refreshable ___ displays.

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Braille

She is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

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Maya Angelou

It assembled from earlier continental units approximately 335 million years ago, and it began to break apart about 175 million years ago. In contrast to the present Earth and its distribution of continental mass, it was centred on the Equator and surrounded by the superocean Panthalassa.

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Pangaea

The most famous version of the dish today appeared in the 1920s with the publishing of Nikolaos Tselementes' culinary book in Greece. Many versions have a top layer made of milk-based sauce thickened with egg (custard) or flour (b├ęchamel sauce).

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Moussaka

He originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack.

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Michael Bolton

It is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise in North America, and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) considers it to be one of the "most important championships available to the sport".

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Stanley Cup

In science, computing, and engineering, it is a device, system or object which can be viewed in terms of its inputs and outputs (or transfer characteristics), without any knowledge of its internal workings.

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Black box

She's usually shown in art wearing a helmet and holding a spear. Her major symbols include owls, olive trees, snakes, and the Gorgoneion.

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Athena

It is a form of solid precipitation. It is distinct from ice pellets (American English "sleet"), though the two are often confused.

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Hail

It is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar.

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Thailand

The lyrics were written by Plant in 1973 immediately after Led Zeppelin's 1973 US tour. Although named after ____, a region of the northern Indian subcontinent, none of the group members had visited the area.

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Kashmir

On April 24, 2008, this company announced a merger with Triarc Companies Inc., a publicly traded company and the parent company of Arby's. Following the merger, Triarc became known as ____/Arby's Group.

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Wendy's

It became the most-watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons, and it was the first to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings (an accomplishment later matched only by The Andy Griffith Show in 1968 and Seinfeld in 1998).

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I Love Lucy

Known in scientific terms as Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis, it is the largest citrus fruit from the family Rutaceae and the principal ancestor of the grapefruit.

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Pomelo

A Xhosa, he was born to the Thembu royal family in Mvezo, British South Africa. He studied law at the University of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand before working as a lawyer in Johannesburg.

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Nelson Mandela

He went on to star in several commercially unsuccessful films, including Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) and Alfie (2004). He then starred in romantic comedies Closer (2004) and The Holiday (2006) which were well-received.

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Jude Law

Its four strings are usually tuned in perfect fifths: from low to high, C2, G2, D3 and A3, an octave lower than the viola.

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Cello