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2521. post - 2011.02.08. 22:59:07
Which orders these elements from lightest to heaviest: Au, He, O, Pb?
I got this question but there just false answers
it should be He, O, Pb, Au
but I got told that He, O, Au, Pb should be right answer
can anyone correct or delete this quiz?
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2522. post - 2011.02.08. 23:19:16 (Reply to post #2521 of Svante64.)
Quote: Svante64 - 2011.02.08. 22:59:07
Which orders these elements from lightest to heaviest: Au, He, O, Pb?
I got this question but there just false answers
it should be He, O, Pb, Au
but I got told that He, O, Au, Pb should be right answer
can anyone correct or delete this quiz?


In order of atomic weight: He (4.0), O (16.0), Au (gold, 196.97), Pb (lead, 207.2).
So it looks like the answer is correct, if we use atomic weight.
If we use density at room temperature, it becomes helium (0.17 g/l), Oxygen (1.4 g/l), Lead (11.34 g/cm3), Gold (19.3 g/cm3).
Which makes the question a bit ambiguous.
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2523. post - 2011.02.09. 08:59:58
Which Computer Company No Longer Makes Computers?
Compaq
Gateway
Hewlett Packard
IBM <- marked as correct
IBM no longer produce PC's, but computers? absolutely! They make main-frame computers, and integrated computers.
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2524. post - 2011.02.09. 14:35:06
Who made the first mechanical computer? (More pieces were built.)
John von Neumann
Wolfgang von Kempelen
Gotfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Blaise Pascal

It might just be me but I couldn't find this in 5 minutes. The first mechanical computer seems to be (unquestionably) the antikythera mechanism, possibly designed by Archimedes. I still don't understand what the 'more pieces were built' part means. It looks like the most likely answer is Gotfried Wilhelm Leibniz, but it took far too much effort to get there, and I can't say that with much evidence behind it.
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2525. post - 2011.02.09. 23:47:59
How many books are the Watch series of Sergey Lukyanenko?
4 <- marked as correct
3
5
2

Well there are 4 books in the original series, but the wikipedia indicates there is a fifth book in the series, the source listed for this fifth book is in Russian, so I can't confirm it, but to me that indicates there might be more or more comming. Maybe some Russian speaker can confirm if this is just rumours, fan-fiction, or true?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Lukyanenko

P.s. I have not read the books, and prior to getting this question I had not even heard of the writer.
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2526. post - 2011.02.10. 06:25:57
I thought I would post this one here to spare you all the wrong answer I had:

Where is Belize?
?some other continent?
South America
North America
Central America <--

For those that don't know why that is an error, Central America is a subcontinent. So, yes Belize is in Central America on the continent of South America.
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2527. post - 2011.02.10. 19:25:08
Which state is not next to Arizona?
Nevada
Colorado <- marked as correct
New Mexico
California
What is considered as being next to?
Arizona borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, touches Colorado......


What does LOL mean?
Laugh Out Loud <- marked as correct
Lots of Love
Laughs OnLine
Look Out, Loser
There are many uses of the acronym LOL, the Wikipedia disambiguation page for LOL starts with the following:
"LOL is an acronym or abbreviation of "laughing out loud", "lots of luck", or "lots of love"."

In addition several sources list Little Old Lady, Log out Looser, Looser On Line, and a few more.
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2528. post - 2011.02.11. 12:32:22
In which mountain is the world's highest peak?
Himalayas
Andes
Pamirs
Kilimanjaro

Missing the word 'range' in the question.
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2529. post - 2011.02.11. 22:03:44
Which song was featured in "Miss Doubtfire" (1994) and was sung by Aerosmith?
Walk This Way
Dream On
Dude Looks Like A Lady *
Sweet Emotion

It's "Mrs. Doubtfire"



Which island is not a standalone country?
Greenland <- marked as correct
Iceland
Cyprus
Madagascar

What is a standalone country? Independent? or one that covers an entire island? Both sound plausible, though the only place I found the term used was on some market assessment index, and you have to subscribe to their service to search for any specific country on that list, so I guess that's not it.

From the correct answer I can deduct that the question was which of the four islands is not an independent country, but then Cyprus is de-facto two countries, so not an independent country either, but two.
This post was modified by MartinBV at 2011.02.11. 22:49:36
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2530. post - 2011.02.11. 22:37:11
came across this question..

What city did the first atomic bomb level

the answer they said is correct was Nagasaki

that is wrong..the correct answer should be Hiroshima

Hiroshima was bombed first..Nagasaki was bombed 3 days later.
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2531. post - 2011.02.11. 22:50:52 (Reply to post #2530 of Thucydides.)
Quote: Thucydides - 2011.02.11. 22:37:11
came across this question..

What city did the first atomic bomb level

the answer they said is correct was Nagasaki

that is wrong..the correct answer should be Hiroshima

Hiroshima was bombed first..Nagasaki was bombed 3 days later.
Besides, that was not the 1st atomic bomb, the 1st one was detonated in a dessert in the US, and did not level any cities.
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2532. post - 2011.02.12. 08:29:44
purpose of barbs on a cat's tongue. correct answer is listed as cleaning meat off bone, but the barbs are also critically important for grooming which is another answer listed.
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2533. post - 2011.02.12. 15:34:33
Who held Rapunzel captive until she guessed his name?
Rumplestiltskin <- marked as correct
Bartholemew Cubbins
Ichabod Crane
Rip Van Winkle

This is a mix-up of two fairytales from the Brothers Grimm. One is about Rapunzel who was held captive by a witch/enchantress, the other is about Rumplestiltskin saving a millers daughters life, she then marries the king, but she had promised Rumplestiltskin her first borne child, when she refuses to give it to him, he offers her an alternative: if she within three days can guess his name she can keep her child.
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2534. post - 2011.02.12. 21:15:05
Which race sentenced the Blood Elf race to death in Warcraft?

Trolls
Nightelfs
Orcs
Humans***

Isnt it for a special group of people ?
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2535. post - 2011.02.12. 21:27:49
"In 1982 the United Kingdom declared war with what country over the invasion of the Falkland Islands ?"

Neither state officially declared war.
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2536. post - 2011.02.14. 20:01:05
what is the 3rd rock from the sun? correct answer is marked as a show on television, but it was canceled back in 2001 and i haven't seen it in syndication in quite some time.
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2537. post - 2011.02.14. 20:20:08
Who headed the American team that won the 1908 New York to Paris automobile race. (The Germans having been given a 30 day time penalty)?
Hans Koeppen
Harold Shipman
Alfred D Hunter III
George Schuster

The realms of specialism have sunk even further.
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2538. post - 2011.02.14. 20:23:58
Which is the highest military rating?
Staff Sergeant
Sergeant
Sergeant First Class
Private

FFS!!! At least have the decency to accept that there are non-Americans playing this game (other than Hungarians, of course).

Change or remove this question. As someone who understands the British order of ranks (which existed long before the US did), I know there is no such thing as a "Sergeant First Class" so the answer must be Staff Sergeant. Change it please!
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2539. post - 2011.02.14. 21:08:24 (Reply to post #2536 of manunkind.)
Quote: manunkind - 2011.02.14. 20:01:05
what is the 3rd rock from the sun? correct answer is marked as a show on television, but it was canceled back in 2001 and i haven't seen it in syndication in quite some time.


thats a fantastic question

the guy that submiited it should have got 10 times the SE for such a magnificent question i reacon

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2540. post - 2011.02.15. 03:31:15 (Reply to post #2538 of FriendlyCheese.)
Quote: FriendlyCheese - 2011.02.14. 20:23:58
Which is the highest military rating?
Staff Sergeant
Sergeant
Sergeant First Class
Private

FFS!!! At least have the decency to accept that there are non-Americans playing this game (other than Hungarians, of course).

Change or remove this question. As someone who understands the British order of ranks (which existed long before the US did), I know there is no such thing as a "Sergeant First Class" so the answer must be Staff Sergeant. Change it please!


That's not even correct for the US.
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