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Trivia Thursday: 20 Q’s about the internet

Welcome to Trivia Thursday, Expat Living’s weekly 20-question quiz where you get the chance to test out your grey matter! Or how about challenging a friend or family member to see who gets the most questions right? Each week, we’ll put together a new quiz, covering trivia topics relating to pop culture, geography, history, language and more.

This week’s topic: THE INTERNET

Once you’ve tackled the 20 questions, scroll down to see the answers and find out how you scored. Good luck!

#1 In 2013, the most commonly searched “What is” question on the internet was “What is…”: “twerking”, “a selfie” or “Vine”?

#2 Which browser is the oldest, Safari or Chrome?

#3 Name the movie based on the story of the founding of Facebook.

#4 Emojis started in which country?

#5 What’s the three-letter acronym that refers to the process of increasing the quality and quantity of traffic to a website from search results?

#6 Who “bit my finger”?

#7 According to the theory of one physicist, the internet “weighs” as much as: a car, a strawberry, or the complete set of the Oxford English Dictionary?

#8 Instagram is owned by which company?

#9 “aq” is the two-letter internet code for which place that sees very little internet activity? 

#10 What does the “L” stand for in HTML? 

#11 Which YouTube video was the first to reach a billion views?

#12 JumpStation was the name of an early internet search engine: true or false?

#13 Which continent has the most internet users?

#14 Tardar Sauce, the pet known to internet users as Grumpy Cat, was born in which country? 

#15 What was the maximum character count of a tweet when Twitter first launched?

#16 What did Larry and Sergey create?

#17 What was the most downloaded app in 2019, WhatsApp, TikTok or Instagram?

#18 What has happened to you if you’ve been “rick-rolled”?

#19 In what year was the avocado emoji created: 2001, 2012 or 2016?

#20 Ghostface Chillah is the name given to the ghostly logo of which popular app?

All the answers (no cheating!)

#1 Twerking
#2 Safari
#3 The Social Network
#4 Japan
#5 SEO
#6 Charlie
#7 Strawberry
#8 Facebook
#9 Antarctica
#10 “Language” (Hypertext Markup Language)
#11 The music video of “Gangnam Style” by Korean rapper Psy
#12 True; it launched in 1993
#13 Asia
#14 USA
#15 140 characters
#16 Google
#17 WhatsApp
#18 Somebody has made you unexpectedly click on or receive the music video of the Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up”
#19 2016
#20 Snapchat


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