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2121. post - 2010.11.26. 09:50:27
When did Chuck Berry write "Johnny B Goode"?
1968
1958 <-- Marked as correct
1948
1978

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_B._Goode the song was written in 1955 and recorded in 1958. So the answer should be 1955 or the question should be when was it recorded.
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2122. post - 2010.11.26. 17:12:12 (Reply to post #2119 of Viridel.)
Quote: Viridel - 2010.11.25. 21:20:20
Who is the primary enemy to DC's Green Lantern Corps?
Sinestro
Abin Sur
The Guardians
Galactus


Little specific, don't you think? It's not even a movie.

And it's obviously wrong as well, must be the CD's Red Lantern Corps

More seriously though, not only is it to specific, there is no context. What is DC's Green Lantern Corps? does it have something to do with Washington DC?

Edit: Fixed a typo
This post was modified by MartinBV at 2010.11.26. 17:45:13
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2123. post - 2010.11.26. 17:44:35
What was the tank mostly used by Germany in WWII?
Bear
Wolverine
Tiger <- marked as correct
Wolf
The correct answer to what I think the question means is Panzerkampfwagen IV, that was the most numerous German tank during WWII, Tiger was merely the heaviest/strongest. Or did I completely misunderstand the question.

Which European country has land borders with only one other country?
Italy
Portugal <- marked as correct
Spain
Greece
Not wrong per se, but not the only one, Denmark also have land borders with only one other country. To be correct the question should be "Which of these European countries ..."


You'll find the Mojave Desert in what U.S. state?
Kentucky
Texas
California <- Marked as correct
Arizona <- but also here
"The Mojave Desert spreads across eastern California, southern Nevada, southwest Utah and northwest Arizona"
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2124. post - 2010.11.27. 23:06:16
What divide Baring Strait? <-- BAD SPELLING: Bering Strait
United Kingdom and France
Africa and Asia
Russia and Alaska
Sweden and Denmark
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2125. post - 2010.11.27. 23:33:41 (Reply to post #2124 of HempImp.)
Quote: HempImp - 2010.11.27. 23:06:16
What divide Baring Strait? <-- BAD SPELLING: Bering Strait
United Kingdom and France
Africa and Asia
Russia and Alaska
Sweden and Denmark


Also, there is no consistency in the answers - you have Country / Country, Continent / Continent and Country / State.
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2126. post - 2010.11.28. 01:06:42
How long is a chameleon's tongue in relation to it's body?
About the same length
twice as long <-- right
half as long
5 times as long

the tongue can reach up to 1 ½ times the lizard's body length.

A chameleon's tongue can extend the length of its entire body, or even longer.

twice the length of the chameleon's own body.

A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.

Because a chameleon's tongue is usually twice as long as its body length,

The tongue, often as long as the body and head of the lizard,

These are all quotes from different websites and as you can see, there is a little inconsistency.


Which of the following is NOT cold blooded?
Octopus
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna <-- right
Giant Squid
Moray Eel

It's a pain to have to google each one and then read for something that isn't normally mentioned. If it had broadened the answers, it would be better, but Moray Eels, Atlantic Bluefin?

Some larger tuna species, such as bluefin tuna, display some warm-blooded adaptations.
To me, that doesn't sound like they're warm blooded anyway, but they do have some similar adaptions.
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2127. post - 2010.11.28. 13:28:56
If you walk DUE south pole and take a LEFT once you arrive which direction will you be facing?

Terrible grammatically. Requires rewording.
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2128. post - 2010.11.29. 02:58:45
Where is Chile?

In America
In Asia
In Africa
In Europe

more accurately it is in south america...
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2129. post - 2010.11.29. 20:59:29
With which animal is the domestic dog unable to breed?
Fox <- marked as correct
Coyote
Wolf
Dingo
Some claim to have cross breed fox and dogs, but there is no scientific proof, and from what I have been able to find, no scientific proof to the contrary either.

What does HMAC stand for?
Hot Mix Asphatic Concrete <- marked as correct
Heavy Metal and Country
Heavy Metal Atomic Crater
Hot Metal Atomic Crystals
Misspelled, should be "Hot mix asphalt concrete" or "Hot mix asphaltic concrete" and some questions have a wrong answer being a misspelled possible correct. Besides it's an acronym for other things as well, most notably: Hash-based Message Authentication Code. Which is what shows up when you google HMAC.
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2130. post - 2010.11.29. 23:07:23
Recent DNA test have suggested the Hippopotamus is more closely related to which of these?
Whales and Dolphins <------------
Elephants
Artiodactyl (even-toed hoofed mammals)
Cows

More closely than what?
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2131. post - 2010.11.30. 06:24:16
What day is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Given answer is January 18, which it was in 2010... However:


It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15.

Making January 15th the far more accurate day.
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2132. post - 2010.11.30. 07:39:33
Which country is not a part of Great Britain?
Scotland
Ireland <--- Marked as Correct
England
Wales

This is not correct, as Northern Ireland is part of Great Britan, only Southern Ireland is independant of Great Britan.
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2133. post - 2010.11.30. 09:17:52
This is getting tiresome...

When was Australia discovered?
in 1852
in 1540
in 1893
in 1638


After discovery by Dutch explorers in 1606, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales, formally founded on 7 February 1788[11] (although formal possession of the land had occurred on 26 January 1788). The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the continent was explored and an additional five self-governing Crown Colonies were established.

So how about e) None of the Above.
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2134. post - 2010.11.30. 09:24:33
How many American Carriers were sunk at Pearl Harbor?
none
1
2
3

Correct answer - none. Isn't this a question that nullifies itself? And therefore should be removed (in addition to being lexical and specific knowledge).
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2135. post - 2010.11.30. 13:37:24
What is NOT a color of a diamond?
Yellow
Red <-- right
Black
Blue

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond#Color
In order of rarity, colorless diamond, by far the most common, is followed by yellow and brown, by far the most common colors, then by blue, green, black, translucent white, pink, violet, orange, purple, and the rarest, red.

Which of these is not a programming language?
Turing <-- right
Basic
Java
C#

I think there is already a similar question in the database, but if you look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_programming_languages then you'll see quite clearly that turing, basic, java and C# are under this list of programming languages.
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2136. post - 2010.11.30. 20:19:27
Where was the round brimless red hat called a "Fez" created?
Alexandria in northern Egypt.
In the Moroccan city of the same name.
In Bombay India as part of a military uniform.
In the Turkish city of Bursa.


The fez was adopted in 1826 as the universal male headgear in the Ottoman Empire as part of the modernizing reforms of Sultan Mahmud II. Prior to this date, it was worn sporadically in the Maghreb (Northwest Africa) by some units of the Ottoman navy, and by the inhabitants of some Greek islands.
Initially a symbol of Ottoman modernity, the fez soon came to be seen as part of an "Oriental" cultural identity. In Turkey, wearing the fez was legally banned in 1925 as part of the modernizing reforms of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The origin of the name is controversial. Some scholars have argued that it originates from Ancient[2] or Byzantine Greece. However, the derivation of the name from Byzantine Greek iskefe (meaning cool) [3] does not hold water. The Turkish word "fes" may refer to the city of Fez in Morocco, or to the name of the crimson berry, which was imported from that country and was used to dye the felt.[2]

How do any of the answers given match the information commonly available?
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2137. post - 2010.11.30. 21:06:06
The world's largest diamond producing country is…
Russia
China
Peru
South Africa (Marked correct)


There are several conflicting reports... Botswana, Congo, South Africa and Russia are all mentioned (raw diamonds, processed diamonds, economy, etc) as "largest". This is also changing rapidly as African infrastructure is developing.
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2138. post - 2010.11.30. 21:09:13
What is the only capital in Europe that is not stationed on a river?
Madrid marked correct


The city is located on the river Manzanares
The most ancient recorded name of the city Magerit (for *Materit or *Mageterit ?) comes from the name of a fortress built on the Manzanares River in the 9th century A.D., and means "Place of abundant water."


"place of abundant water"... Could that be because it's build on a freakin' RIVER!?!?! Bloody hell.
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2139. post - 2010.11.30. 22:01:42
dont think this question is appropriate consideri g age groups playing game

Which country is NOT a primary producer of heroin?
Colombia
Vietnam
Russia
Afghanistan

other than that those countries are not prmary producers of heroin they maybe of poppy plants which produces the opium that is refined to make heroin.
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2140. post - 2010.11.30. 22:33:51
I wholeheartedly agree with D00ml0rd!

Here's mine:

Whick country soccer team is Debreceni VSC?

Where is the quality control? Who approves these and other monstrosities? Seriously, at least correct misspellings and flat grammatical errors..not to mention questions about drug refining awareness when any 7 year old can sign up and join this game!!
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