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2081. post - 2010.11.15. 06:45:29 (Reply to post #2080 of dark22.)
Indded, thank you Dark. We should really root the few remaining out and either change or delete them. Keep them coming
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2082. post - 2010.11.16. 09:24:54
Thank you for your help; questions here are mostly corrected or deleted.

Quote: LeWatcher - 2010.11.12. 21:55:54
I just got the question "Who sells sea shells by the seashore?"

2 ambiguous possible answers. Suzie or Sally could be used to answer this (which are two possible choices in the quiz). I have heard it both ways.

The question has Sally listed as correct (I answered Suzie as that's what I always thought it was).

Google search "Susie sells seashells by the seashore" 3,130,000 results

Google search "Sally sells seashells by the seashore" 2,830 results

From these answers I (and most of the players) feel Sally better, however I read it in my daughter’s English book as „She sells seashells by the seashore.” It’s an even better tongue twister like that.
So you are right, there were more than one possible answers.
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2083. post - 2010.11.16. 10:39:52
How about this one?

What is Belgium?

a) A state
b) ?
c) A city
d) A country.

Surely it is both a state and a country?
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2084. post - 2010.11.16. 16:11:24
What is an angel's mental gender, according to scriptures?
Female
Male
Hermaphrodyte
Androgyne <- marked as correct

From what I have been able to find, and from what I know of the Danish translation of the Bible angels are mostly referred to as male, but not always. Some claim that Jesus said angels has no gender, but all really did was infer that they do not get married.
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2085. post - 2010.11.16. 18:09:34
How is dry ice made?
By freezing oxygen gas to a soiid form
By compressing carbon dioxide gas to a solid form <- marked as correct
By importing glacial ice from the poles
By drying frozen water

The only thing correct about this answer is that dry ice is solid carbon dioxide. Compressing carbon dioxide to solid form at room temperature require extreme pressure, and the resulting solid will revert back to a gas as soon as the pressure is removed, so this would not be viable method of producing dry ice.
A common method of making dry ice is by rapid decompression of compressed carbon dioxide, this causes the temperature of the carbon dioxide to drop to where it freezes.
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2086. post - 2010.11.16. 22:58:42
What university did Shakespeare attend?
Cambridge
None <------
Oxford
Glasgow

another self explenatory
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2087. post - 2010.11.17. 06:19:30
What was the Allies' password on D-Day ?

The correct answer in this quiz question being: mickey mouse

Yet as researched in the below article, it counters that although mickey mouse may have been used in a smaller scale, it was NOT the allies password:

[url]http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Home%20Page/WhatsNewArchivesMay10.htm#mickey%20mouseanddday[/url]

Link keeps breaking...article is the top one on the page it takes you to...may 31, 2010 "Mickey Mouse" and D-Day
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2088. post - 2010.11.17. 15:47:29
8 of the 10 tallest mountains in the world lie in or on the border of which country?
China
Peru
USA
Nepal <-- right

It's referring to the Himalayas, which is on the border of both Nepal and China so there are multiple answers I think.
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2089. post - 2010.11.18. 07:17:55
What percent of brain we use?
30%
6%
17%
10% <- marked right


It's been long since proven that we use far more than 10%. The way the question is written, I think the asker is using far less.
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2090. post - 2010.11.18. 14:41:14 (Reply to post #2082 of Hatsepsut.)
Taking this one step further, I would draw your attention to the origin of the tongue-twister.

It is about Mary Anning, hence 'she' being the original word in the poser and not any name at all.

I would suggest, therefore, that Sally, Sandy or any name must be incorrect!

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1453430/the_story_of_mary_anning_shell_seller.html
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2091. post - 2010.11.18. 17:59:52
What is the name of the Egyptian moon god?

Gaia
Khonsu < Marked correct
Ea
Inanna




Both Khonsu and Thoth are gods of the moon. So, incomplete question?
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2092. post - 2010.11.18. 22:48:35
Which national team never wins FIFA World Cup?
Uruguay
England
France
Netherlands <- marked as correct

So the Netherlands will have no reason to play? As we cannot know anything about the future this question should not have been accepted, and if the obvious error is corrected, it needs a date.
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2093. post - 2010.11.19. 00:11:25 (Reply to post #2088 of Phalanxii.)
Quote: Phalanxii - 2010.11.17. 15:47:29
8 of the 10 tallest mountains in the world lie in or on the border of which country?
China
Peru
USA
Nepal <-- right

It's referring to the Himalayas, which is on the border of both Nepal and China so there are multiple answers I think.
There is only one answer. The Himalayas are far longer than Nepal, they stretch from Pakistan to east of Bhutan. When it comes to number of top 10 highest peaks China comes in second with 5.

Of the 10 highest peaks 3 lies within Nepal, 4 lie on the border between Nepal and China, 1 on the border between Nepal and India, one on the border between China and Pakistan, and the last lies inside Pakistan.
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2094. post - 2010.11.20. 13:30:24
Who was the Black Adder?
Hugh Laurie
Peter Sellers
Rowan Atkinson <- marked as correct
John Cleese

This one is still here!

No!!! Rowan Atkinson was not the Black Adder, he played the Blackadder. Blackadder is a real surname, in the BBC series of the same name to a fictional family/character.
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2095. post - 2010.11.20. 14:47:51
Which NBA franchise has won the most titles?
Bulls
Knicks
Lakers
Celtics <- marked as correct
This one needs a date, there are only one win between the Celtics' 17 and Lakers' 16 so it might change.


Which of the following is not a colour of the rainbow?
Indigo
Violet
Cyan <- marked as correct
Yellow
Actually the colours of the rainbow is a continuous spectrum of all colours from violet to red (white and black are not colours). Cyan is is light with wavelengths from 487 to 505 nm, and is part of the continuous spectrum of the rainbow.
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2096. post - 2010.11.20. 17:28:31
What is the most used Internet browser?
Firefox <-- right
Opera
IE7
Safari

If there is an Internet Explorer 7, surely the others should be version of a browser too? Like Mozilla 3.2 or something. I think it should just be Internet Explorer. Also, I think this can change to quickly. See: http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

It changes month by month and although Mozilla Firefox seems like it could be the top browser for a few months, there is no certainty.
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2097. post - 2010.11.20. 18:30:51
what type of object is a crystal?
animal
mineral *
rock
plant

Actually a crystal can be both a mineral (rock), a metal and ice (frozen liquid or gas) but most of those would be classed as minerals. Some rocks are also crystals, so rock is not a good possible answer.
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2098. post - 2010.11.20. 19:46:49 (Reply to post #2094 of MartinBV.)
Quote: MartinBV - 2010.11.20. 13:30:24
Who was the Black Adder?
Hugh Laurie
Peter Sellers
Rowan Atkinson <- marked as correct
John Cleese

This one is still here!

No!!! Rowan Atkinson was not the Black Adder, he played the Blackadder. Blackadder is a real surname, in the BBC series of the same name to a fictional family/character.


You are still complaining about this!

I made you look like a tool last time you brought this up - so this would be one to drop.
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2099. post - 2010.11.20. 19:58:37 (Reply to post #2095 of MartinBV.)
Quote: MartinBV - 2010.11.20. 14:47:51
Which NBA franchise has won the most titles?
Bulls
Knicks
Lakers
Celtics <- marked as correct
This one needs a date, there are only one win between the Celtics' 17 and Lakers' 16 so it might change.


Sorry mate but that will never change:)
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2100. post - 2010.11.20. 21:46:32 (Reply to post #2098 of Viridel.)
Quote: Viridel - 2010.11.20. 19:46:49
Quote: MartinBV - 2010.11.20. 13:30:24
Who was the Black Adder?
Hugh Laurie
Peter Sellers
Rowan Atkinson <- marked as correct
John Cleese

This one is still here!

No!!! Rowan Atkinson was not the Black Adder, he played the Blackadder. Blackadder is a real surname, in the BBC series of the same name to a fictional family/character.


You are still complaining about this!

I made you look like a tool last time you brought this up - so this would be one to drop.

Sure, sure. (wondering who's or what tool you made me look like), was that when you started calling me names?
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