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1461. post - 2010.07.03. 11:55:12
What is the first name of Mr. Broson , the main actor of the Death Wish movies?
Edward
James
Victor
Charles

The answer is none of them as Mr. Broson did not act in any of the film. Charles BroNson, on the other hand...
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1462. post - 2010.07.03. 13:40:25 (Reply to post #1461 of FriendlyCheese.)
Actually...it's Charles Buchinsky, but Bronson will do.
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1463. post - 2010.07.04. 06:46:41
As of June 1010 which country has the most world cups?
England
Germany
Brazil
Spain

year is only off by 1k

also nothing else is mentioned. assuming the author meant football
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1464. post - 2010.07.04. 07:20:31
In which province, in Canada, are the Hopewell Rocks found?
Newfoundland
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia


Ok, I live in Canada, and I don't think this should have passed. Special Knowledge, Lexical, and Google-lookup-necessary...

Which makes me wonder why this would be approved, yet my question about the name of the top hockey league in Finland is rejected (especially considering the same question about Sweden & Russia passed).

The standards continue to be shit.
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1465. post - 2010.07.04. 13:13:28
Which country follows the United States and China in total number of Internet users?
France
Japan
United Kingdom
Germany

As the difference between number 3 and 4 on the list is not all that large this one needs a date, it may well change in the near future

# * Country * Population, 2009 Est * Users Latest Data * % Population (Penetration) * Growth 2000-2009
3 * Japan * 127,078,679 * 95,979,000 * 75,5 % * 103.9 %
4 * India * 1,156,897,766 * 81,000,000 * 7.0 % * 1,520.0 %


Who does Napoleon refer to in the novel 'animal farm', written by George Orwell?
Vladimir Lenin
Leon Trotski
Karl Marx
Jozef Stalin

Isn't this one a bit on the specialist side, I never read the book, I had to google it, so I don't know if it's apparent to the average reader.


Where are Panama hats made?
Panama
Bolivia
Ecuador
Peru

Most likely some are made in all of those countries, but they originate in Ecuador, and Ecuador is the main producer.
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1466. post - 2010.07.04. 14:21:23
Which drive letter is no longer used in computers?
A:\
D:\
C:\
B:\

Very few modern computers use the A:\ drive any more. But the drive lettering is OS/UI specific not computer specific. On some linux based systems no drive letters are used at all.

Which is not made from crude oil?
rubber <- marked as correct
glue
plastic
petrol

Actually all 4 can be made from crude oil. And 3 (and possibly all 4) of them can be made from other substances as well.

Rubber can be made from plant sap or crude oil, but as the current price of crude oil is rising latex based or natural rubber is gaining a higher share of the market.
Glue was made long before crude oil was known to the glue makers.
Plastic can be made both from crude oil, corn husks, bamboo, and other plants. Try looking up bioplastic.
Petrol: In a few years commercial viable means of producing bio-petrol might be available, bio-diesel is available now.
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1467. post - 2010.07.04. 23:53:13 (Reply to post #1460 of ImLittleJon.)
I would have to agree with viridel here. While I have heard of the character, I have never read any of the novels nor seen any of the movies. Yet I am pretty sure that most school children could tell you who sherlock holmes is. I would have to agree that asking what nationality a character in a book is is a bit on the special side of questions. But then again that is my opinion.
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1468. post - 2010.07.05. 02:34:15
Which two countries does the Khyber Pass link?


The Khyber Pass is a 53-kilometer (33-miles) passage through the Hindu Kush mountain range. It connects the northern frontier of Pakistan with Afghanistan. At its narrowest point, the pass is only 3 meters wide. On the north side of the Khyber Pass rise the towering, snow-covered mountains of the Hindu Kush. The Khyber Pass is one of the most famous mountain passes in the World. It is one of the most important passes between Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is the best land route between India and Pakistan and has had a long and often violent history. Conquering armies have used the Khyber as an entry point for their invasions. It was also been a major trade route for centuries.

Somewhat ambiguous, don't you think?
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1469. post - 2010.07.05. 04:35:07 (Reply to post #1467 of Spin.)
Quote: Spin - 2010.07.04. 23:53:13
I would have to agree with viridel here. While I have heard of the character, I have never read any of the novels nor seen any of the movies. Yet I am pretty sure that most school children could tell you who sherlock holmes is. I would have to agree that asking what nationality a character in a book is is a bit on the special side of questions. But then again that is my opinion.


The craziest thing is that I'm not even suggesting the question be pulled - I just want "Agatha Christie's fictional detective" added to the question so that I can FIND the answer more efficiently!
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1470. post - 2010.07.05. 06:27:57 (Reply to post #1469 of Viridel.)
When someone asks about Harry Potter, Moriarty, James Bond, etc they do not state that they are fictional or movie characters. Because they are well known. Not by everyone but most of the world has heard of them. Same goes for Poirot. And if you feel that not knowing something a lot others know makes you an idiot, its your issue not anyone elses. Its very insulting to jump to that conclusion without the slidest hint of such a personal attack. So you havent heard of him, BIG DEAL! Not your sphere of interest. I dont know almost anything about Potter, keep searching the internet everytime a question about him pops up, never felt an idiot. If you really want to learn for yourself just google the guy, you will see how famous he is.
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1471. post - 2010.07.05. 08:52:22
Approximately how large is a newborn kangaroo?
1 meter
1 inch
1 foot
1 centimeter

I think that the answers should be in the same unit
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1472. post - 2010.07.05. 12:52:19
"As of June 1010 which country has the most world cups?"
Answer: Brazil.

Don't think too many world cups (which sport?) was played before 1010.
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1473. post - 2010.07.05. 18:59:52 (Reply to post #1470 of stekkos.)
Quote: stekkos - 2010.07.05. 06:27:57
When someone asks about Harry Potter, Moriarty, James Bond, etc they do not state that they are fictional or movie characters. Because they are well known. Not by everyone but most of the world has heard of them. Same goes for Poirot. And if you feel that not knowing something a lot others know makes you an idiot, its your issue not anyone elses. Its very insulting to jump to that conclusion without the slidest hint of such a personal attack. So you havent heard of him, BIG DEAL! Not your sphere of interest. I dont know almost anything about Potter, keep searching the internet everytime a question about him pops up, never felt an idiot. If you really want to learn for yourself just google the guy, you will see how famous he is.


Potter has epic popularity, as does Bond. Moriarty, I would also suggest needs an author (unless Sherlock Holmes is in the question). Even if you know nothing about Potter, nobody should need to be told it's a book or movie character. It's like saying "Inventor Albert Einstein" or "Author Agatha Christie" - the descriptor part is unnecessary. I just don't think Poirot falls into that epic popularity category.

As for the "idiot" part, it's because you said previously "he's the most famous detective, rivaling even sherlock holmes". So because I've never heard of him, you must think I'm an idiot.

And I did Google him, which is why I knew he was an Agatha Christie. So I KNOW the answer. Point is, I don't think I'm wrong in suggesting that Christie's name should be in the question.
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1474. post - 2010.07.05. 19:30:22 (Reply to post #1473 of Viridel.)
Your suggestion is not wrong, but not necessary due to the reasons i stated. And again i NEVER thing someone is an idiot because he does not know something a lot of other people know. And honestly i apologize even for giving you this idea, i take such matters very seriously! As for the epic proporsions of potter, he is epic in the recent years of his fame. Same goes for poirot but a generation back. But really is not an issue. Personally i would accept it as it is if something about him appears again, i just feel he is famous enough to save the player the rejection.
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1475. post - 2010.07.05. 19:43:32
Why does the ocean appear blue?
Your answer as correct is "Is it because it reflects the color of the sky"

but I found: The ocean looks blue because red, orange and yellow (long wavelength light) are absorbed more strongly by water than is blue (short wavelength light). So when white light from the sun enters the ocean, it is mostly the blue that gets returned. Same reason the sky is blue."
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1476. post - 2010.07.05. 20:15:26 (Reply to post #1475 of vajenka.)
Quote: vajenka - 2010.07.05. 19:43:32
Why does the ocean appear blue?
Your answer as correct is "Is it because it reflects the color of the sky"

but I found: The ocean looks blue because red, orange and yellow (long wavelength light) are absorbed more strongly by water than is blue (short wavelength light). So when white light from the sun enters the ocean, it is mostly the blue that gets returned. Same reason the sky is blue."


Yeah, the given answer isn't correct at all... Well, maybe 1%. The other 99% is the technical reason above.
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1477. post - 2010.07.05. 20:16:39
Al Bundy's favourite TV show is called:.
Emergency Room
Friends
Sex and the City
Psycho Dad


Ok, I got this right, because MWC is one of my favorite shows ever... But holy CRAP is this way out there. Having this in the quiz makes a mockery of having any standards at all.
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1478. post - 2010.07.05. 20:17:34
Which of these rivers does not flow through Portugal?
Guadiana
Douro
Tagus
Guadalquivir

Come on - "NOT" questions like this just suck.
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1479. post - 2010.07.05. 20:37:53 (Reply to post #1477 of Viridel.)
Quote: Viridel - 2010.07.05. 20:16:39
Al Bundy's favourite TV show is called:.
Emergency Room
Friends
Sex and the City
Psycho Dad


Ok, I got this right, because MWC is one of my favorite shows ever... But holy CRAP is this way out there. Having this in the quiz makes a mockery of having any standards at all.


This has been in the quiz since i can remember so it was waaaay before any of the quiz evaluation changes were made. If the admin things its good to go, i woul agree also
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1480. post - 2010.07.05. 20:39:53 (Reply to post #1478 of Viridel.)
Quote: Viridel - 2010.07.05. 20:17:34
Which of these rivers does not flow through Portugal?
Guadiana
Douro
Tagus
Guadalquivir

Come on - "NOT" questions like this just suck.


Well, we do not accept the "none of the above" questions because they deny the actual question with their answer. But under what reason would i deny this, it is a form of telling you 3 rivers of Portugal after all.....
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