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2021. post - 2010.10.27. 01:27:32 (Reply to post #2018 of FriendlyCheese.)
Quote: FriendlyCheese - 2010.10.26. 10:45:23
Here we go again! I thought this had been cleared up once and for all but:

The IIHF is the international association for what sport?

Basketball
Baseball
Hockey
Football/Soccer

The correct answer is ICE hockey. The clue is in the title of the federation that runs it!!! What do you think the second 'I' stands for?


Which is why you CAN'T have "Ice" in the answers - it would completely defeat the purpose of the question.
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2022. post - 2010.10.27. 10:36:04 (Reply to post #2021 of Viridel.)
Sorry Viridel, but the purpose of the question is to get the correct answer!

Tell me, what sport is governed by the FIH? (There is an I in there too!)
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2023. post - 2010.10.27. 15:31:17
just had a question what is the colour of a black hole answer was invisable
ok but you cant see invisable (can you) so therefore the question should be void
just my opinion would like other peeps opinions on this
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2024. post - 2010.10.27. 15:58:31 (Reply to post #2020 of Sacrosanct.)
Quote: Sacrosanct - 2010.10.27. 00:23:21
Just got a question that asked

What is the inside of a pencil made out of? (or something along those lines)

few answers included
Aluminum
LEAD (marked correct)

and others.


Who ever passed this question needs to look up what a pencil is made out of... because it is NOT LEAD... that means every pencil in the world would be a little toxic stick and give EVERY child in the world Lead poisoning!!


"lead" pencils are made up out of GRAPHITE!

Discovery of graphite deposit
Some time before 1565 (some sources say as early as 1500), an enormous deposit of graphite was discovered on the approach to Grey Knotts from the hamlet of Seathwaite in Borrowdale parish, Cumbria, England.[1][2][3] The locals found that it was very useful for marking sheep. This particular deposit of graphite was extremely pure and solid, and it could easily be sawn into sticks. This remains the only large scale deposit of graphite ever found in this solid form.[4] Chemistry was in its infancy and the substance was thought to be a form of lead. Consequently, it was called plumbago (Latin for "lead ore").[5][6] The black core of pencils is still referred to as lead, even though it never contained the element lead.

mods strike again /sigh


The black core of pencils is still referred to as lead, even though...

With this sentence, you've answered your own question...
Inter urinas et faeces homo nascitur
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2025. post - 2010.10.27. 16:34:27
How is this NOT a special knowledge question?

Which is a character not in 'The Simpsons' ?
Store Clerk Glen
Bumble Bee Man
Grounds Keeper Willie
Comic Book Guy
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2026. post - 2010.10.27. 17:05:30
The questions are corrected/deleted again.

To the lead pencil: the core is made of graphite not lead, so I corrected the answer.
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2027. post - 2010.10.28. 16:17:53
How much greater is the mass of Jupiter to that of Earth?
358
328
318 *
308

I think the possible answers are way to close and similar.
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2028. post - 2010.10.28. 22:13:55
Which actor below has been in all Pixar movies as of Sep 2010?
John Ratzenberger <-- right
Denis Leary
Michael McShane
Joe Ranft

Specialist knowledge surely?

Which of these cannot swallow a whole adult human?
Orca
Blue whale <--
Great white shark
Whale shark

Why not? Why can't all of them?? It was interesting reading through the info on them:
Blue whales feed on plankton. They dive down to feed for 10 minutes or so an just open their mouths, squeeze out the water, swallow. As a result, squid, fish, crustaceans and more also get eaten. If a human was in the water, would they not get eaten too??

The question about the highest grossing films of all time, Titanic and Avatar, is that really worth deleting because it will get outdated? Titanic was made in 1997 and Avatar in 2010. So it took 13 years for it to be beaten... AND it was beaten by the same director! So basically, the chance of another director beating either of these films is slim, even if you take inflation into account.
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2029. post - 2010.10.28. 23:46:43
The question was about the 3 elven rings of power in LOTR and who did not have one. I'm not 100% sure but it looked like one of the answers was Gandalf - he definitely did not have one. the correct answer was given as Legolas, but if I am right and Gandalf was listed then that means there are two possible correct answers. It may have been Galadriel and I just clicked too quick but I swear it looked like Gandalf!
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2030. post - 2010.10.29. 02:11:11
How long is the river Amur?
4444 km right
2154 km
5258 km
3899 km

Everywhere is saying 2824
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2031. post - 2010.10.29. 06:25:29 (Reply to post #2029 of TheLion.)
Quote: TheLion - 2010.10.28. 23:46:43
The question was about the 3 elven rings of power in LOTR and who did not have one. I'm not 100% sure but it looked like one of the answers was Gandalf - he definitely did not have one. the correct answer was given as Legolas, but if I am right and Gandalf was listed then that means there are two possible correct answers. It may have been Galadriel and I just clicked too quick but I swear it looked like Gandalf!

Having seen the movies several times and read the books more than once, I would most likely be able to answer it within a few seconds, but it is still a specialist answer, as you need to have either read the books, seen the movies, or do more than cursory research to answer it.
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2032. post - 2010.10.30. 03:12:47
Which writer is related to 'stream of consciousness' or ' interior monologue' ?
James Joyce <--
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
William Shakespeare
Emily Bronte

OK, it seems like James Joyce does have some kind of connection to consciousness' or ' interior monologue's, but I think it's a specialist question and also with multiple answers.

Shakespeare's soliloquies seem to match the same descriptions of consciousness' or ' interior monologue's so I think it needs a delete.
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2033. post - 2010.10.31. 16:43:39
Which of the following does not appear in 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' by Douglas Adams?
Zaphod Beeblebrox
Marvin the Paranoid Android
Ford Prefect
Sparhawk <-
Isn't that a bit to specialised?

The Japanese "mainland" consists of how many primary or main islands?
6
8
10
4 <-
Duplicate question. There is also a question:
How many are the main islands of Japan?
3
4 <-
6
5
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2034. post - 2010.11.01. 18:25:11
I submitted a question with an error in grammar
The question is
"Which novel is not written by Jules Verne?"
It should be
"Which novel [u]was[/u] not written by Jules Verne?"

If it is within your ability please correct it.
Thank you in advance
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2035. post - 2010.11.02. 00:44:25
FIFA world cup is held every 4 years, what other event is held every 4 years?

Olympics <-----
Euro Cup
...
...

Thenicly Olympics are held every 2 years (summer and winter are both Olympics if not specified in question) while Euro Cup is held every 4 years, same as FIFA WC.
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2036. post - 2010.11.02. 17:53:16
Which film did not feature German actor Bruno Ganz?
Wings of Desire, 1987
Stroszek, 1977
Eternity and a Day, 1998
Downfall, 2004


Really? This is a good question?
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2037. post - 2010.11.02. 20:55:42
Aeon Xandana: Corrected.

Which film did not feature German actor Bruno Ganz?
...
Really? This is a good question?

Not really, especially, because he is Swiss.
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2038. post - 2010.11.02. 22:37:49
How do you calculate the area of a Sphere?
3.14 x Radius squared
4 x 3.14 x Radius
Height x Width x Length
4 x 3.14 x Radius squared


There is no such thing as the area of a sphere. What is meant is the surface area.

What is the largest island on Earth?
Australia
Greenland
2 others that I don't remember


In U.S. schools, we are taught that Australia is both an island and a continent, which would make Australia the correct answer, but Greenland is marked correct. Please delete.
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2039. post - 2010.11.03. 12:23:12
It travels over land and water. Who invented the HOVERCRAFT?
O. Stricheg
T. Henman
C. Cockerell <---Marked as correct
S. Sperrow

Some quick information found on the internet about the history of Hovercrafts:
"In 1915 Austrian Dagobert Müller built the world's first air-cushion vehicle."
"The theoretical grounds for motion over an air layer were constructed by Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovskii in 1926 and 1927."
"The first design that would be recognized as a true hovercraft was designed by Finnish aero engineer Toivo J. Kaario in 1931.[1] Kaario's design included the modern features of a lift engine blowing air into a flexible envelop for lift. He built his first prototype, Finnish: Pintaliitäjä (Surface Soarer), in 1937."
"Kaario never received funding to build his design, however.[citation needed] Kaario's efforts were followed closely by Vladimir Levkov in the Soviet Union."
"The idea of the modern hovercraft is most often associated with Sir Christopher Cockerell." "Cockerell built several models of his hovercraft design in the early 1950s"

So it took me maybe 2 minutes to find at least 4 people who could be said to be the inventor of the Hovercraft, but the person who wrote the question wanted the person most closely associated with the modern hovercraft. How does these things go through the quiz evaluation?
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2040. post - 2010.11.03. 13:37:10
Just saw this one...
Where do the Greek gods live?
In the Heaven
In the Hell
On the Neptunus
On the Olympus *

Now it may seem a small thing, but, there is no reason for this one to get past the evaluators.
'on the olympus', what is an olympus??? the correct answer is Mt. Olympus, which is, as the name implies, a mountain, ans they live at the top of it to be exact. Anything less, in my opinion, is totally unaceptable and should have never made it past the evaluators.
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