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goodreads Quotation (mis)Attribution Quiz

The folks at goodreads love to pollute the Internet with dubiously-sourced quotes from various people. I looked into 21 of their top quotes to see if the person the quote is ascribed to actually said it or was the first to say it. Click below to see if you know who said what and when.

Lincoln

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Adaptations and Misinformations

Wikipedia tells me that my dial tone is two overlapping tones:

One tone sounds at

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The other tone sounds at

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Together they sound like

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Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper, acting, claimed (implicitly) that the dial tone was

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However, after careful research, I discovered that, while Chris Cooper is humming a note around 350 Hz, Meryl Streep is humming a note closer to

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That’s about 276 Hz or about a C#/Db!¹

Movies, I’m through believing everything you do!