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Can You Tell Which Historical Event Happened First?

Nintendo has been around for way longer than you think.

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  1. Audrey Hepburn
    Jurow-Shephard
    Audrey Hepburn
    Jurow-Shephard
    Queen Elizabeth II
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    Queen Elizabeth II
    Pool / Reuters
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth was born in 1926, only three years before Audrey Hepburn.

  2. The U.S. American Civil War
    Library of Congress
    The U.S. American Civil War
    Library of Congress
    The existence of samurai in Japan
    janusmuseum.org
    The existence of samurai in Japan
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the U.S. American Civil War!

    The U.S. Civil War ended at the Appomattox, Virginia Courthouse in 1865, but the samurai class was not formally dissolved until the Meiji Restoration, which started in 1868.

  3. The filing cabinet
    deyangeorgiev/ Thinkstock
    The filing cabinet
    deyangeorgiev/ Thinkstock
    The fax machine
    Nerthuz/Thinkstock
    The fax machine
    Nerthuz/Thinkstock
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the fax machine!

    The first patent for a fax machine was issued in 1843. The filing cabinet wasn't invented until 1886.

  4. The Statue of Liberty
    FrozenShutter/ Thinkstock
    The Statue of Liberty
    FrozenShutter/ Thinkstock
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's The Statue of Liberty, but not by much!

    The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in 1886, but Nintendo is only THREE years younger, as it was founded in 1889 as a playing card company!

  5. George Newnes Publishers
    "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
    George Newnes Publishers
    George M. Hill Company
    "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
    George M. Hill Company
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"

    "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was published in 1900, one year before "The Hound of the Baskervilles" was serialized in The Strand magazine. The story was not completely published until 1902.

  6. Women's Suffrage in Switzerland
    Via crwflags.com
    Women's Suffrage in Switzerland
    Disney / Via tenrandomfacts.com
    "Mary Poppins" the movie
    Disney / Via tenrandomfacts.com
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "Mary Poppins" the movie!

    Mary Poppins the film was released in 1964. Swiss women didn't get the right to vote at a federal level until 1971.

  7. Trekkies
    Desilu Productions
    Trekkies
    Desilu Productions
    Beatlemaniacs
    Apple Records
    Beatlemaniacs
    Apple Records
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Beatlemaniacs!

    The phenomenon known as "Beatlemania" got started with the commercial success of "She Loves You" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in 1964. "Star Trek" didn't even air until 1966.

  8. Ariana Grande
    Danny Moloshok / Reuters
    Ariana Grande
    Danny Moloshok / Reuters
    amazon.com
    "RENT" on Broadway
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Ariana Grande!

    While "RENT" had staged readings and off-Broadway performances dating back to 1993, it did not premiere on Broadway at the Nederlander Theater until 1996. Ariana Grande was born in 1993.

  9. Mary, Queen of Scots
    femstory.com
    Mary, Queen of Scots
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Galileo!

    The Taj Mahal was built from 1632 to 1653. Mary, Queen of Scots was executed in 1587, so she wasn't around to even have potentially seen it. Galileo, however, lived until 1642, so even though the Taj Mahal wasn't finished, it would have technically been -possible- for him to have seen it halfway completed.

  10. Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's DC Comics!

    The original incarnation of DC Comics was "National Allied Publications," which was founded in 1934. Marvel Comics was founded five years later in 1939.

  11. Milky Way Bars
    Via milkywaybar.com
    Milky Way Bars
    Oreo Cookies
    Via snackworks.com
    Oreo Cookies
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Oreo cookies!

    Oreo cookies launched as a product in 1912, but Milky Way bars were not on the market until more than ten years later in 1923.

  12. Dungeons and Dragons
    Via geekout.blogs.cnn.com
    Dungeons and Dragons
    Star Wars
    Via starwars.com
    Star Wars
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Dungeons and Dragons!

    The first D&D set was published in 1974 by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. "Star Wars" came out in 1977.

  13. Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Dr Pepper!

    The patent for Dr Pepper was licensed in 1885; Coca-Cola was not registered until 1886.

Can You Tell Which Historical Event Happened First?

Better luck next time.

You didn't study for this, so no one is blaming you for not getting a lot of them right. Look on the bright side, now you know so much more than you did before! Knowledge is power!

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That's OK!

You didn't get too many right but you didn't get too many wrong either. You're just about par for the course, which is a victory in its own right.

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Pretty Good!

Not a bad score there, buddy. There were some tricky ones in there, so all things considered you got quite a few right.

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Nice Job!

You got a whole bunch of these right. You're pretty darn good at this game.

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You're Amazing!

You must know when everything in the world happened, ever! Your brain reads like a timeline of the universe.

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