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2581. post - 2011.03.05. 16:34:04
Who was the first hockey goalie to put on a mask to play in the NHL?
Jacques Plante <- marked as correct.
Georges Vézina
Patrick Roy
Bert Gardinier

According to the wikipedia the correct answer is Clint Benedict.
"The first goaltender to wear a mask in the National Hockey League was Clint Benedict in 1930 who wore a crude form made of leather.[1] In November 1959, Jacques Plante, wore a self-made fiberglass mask after taking a New York Rangers shot to the face."
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2582. post - 2011.03.06. 07:53:58
What is the name for the Wii like attachment for the Xbox 360 which is said to come out late 2010?
Project Movement
Project Natal
Project Xbox Sensor
Project Freehand


This should be simply "Kinect" or "Kinect for Xbox 360" Project Natal was it's development code name, but that is not what the question is asking.
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2583. post - 2011.03.06. 08:31:05 (Reply to post #2582 of ChaoticGemini.)
Not to mention hugely specific in a specialist area!
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2584. post - 2011.03.06. 12:19:30
Before being domesticated, what kind of plant was tobacco?
vegetable
herb <- was used by the American Indian tribes for spiritual purposes
weed <- marked as correct
flowering <- tobacco is a flowering plant

"An herb is a plant that is valued for flavor, scent, medicinal or other qualities. Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines, and for spiritual purposes."

"A weed in a general sense is a plant that is considered by the user of the term to be a nuisance." "Generally, a weed is a plant in an undesired place." Weed might also mean cannabis but that's irrelevant to this question.

So the answer marked as correct might or might not be correct, while two of the "wrong" answers are correct.
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2585. post - 2011.03.07. 19:13:09
which music artist claims the most sales? beatles is marked as the correct answer, but several sources also rank elvis first or both the beatles and elvis tied.
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2586. post - 2011.03.07. 19:26:31
in what location is TCS headquarters? TCS is ambiguous - the acronym could stand lots of different companies/organizations in lots of different locations.
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2587. post - 2011.03.07. 19:29:52
posted this one awhile ago:(

why is it still in the system
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2588. post - 2011.03.07. 20:21:36
In 'Alien' whose body did an alien first come out of?
Ash
Dallas
Kane
Parker


Way too specific
Inter urinas et faeces homo nascitur
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2589. post - 2011.03.08. 14:25:49
Which of these were not in the theme song to the tv sitcom Gilligan's Island?
The Movie Star
The Millionaire
The Priest
The Professor

Far too specific. This show has never been aired on UK TV and I doubt in many other countries either.
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2590. post - 2011.03.08. 17:19:16
Yet another case of 'why do we bother with this forum?'

How many Books are there in the Protestant Bible?
66
75
39
27

Anyone care to send me this mythical, invented 'Protestant' Bible?

The same bible is used by Protestants and Roman Catholics. Some of these Bibles include the books of the Apocrypha and others do not. There is no such thing as a 'Protestant Bible'. PLEASE remove this question.
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2591. post - 2011.03.08. 17:22:33
Which 60s rock group recorded "Lighter Shade of Pale"?
Rolling Stones
Free
Cream
Procul Harem

Aaaaaargh!!!!!!!!!!! NONE OF THEM DID!!

Procul Harem did record "Whiter Shade of Pale". Please change the question to reflect the truth!
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2592. post - 2011.03.08. 19:05:38
Which piece of equipment is not used by archaeologists at underwater sites?
camera
sieve <- marked as correct
airlift
liftbag

I simply do not believe that no underwater archaeologist has used a sieve to sift through sediments for small items. Admittedly that will most likely occur well away from the actual "dig" as he/she would not want the sediment clouding the water more than absolutely necessary. But I would regard such a location as being part of the site.

P.s. Searching via google did not produce any result to support the claim that sieves are not used.
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2593. post - 2011.03.09. 15:26:02
How many members does a handball team have?
7+1 goalkeeper
6+1 goalkeeper
8+1 goalkeeper
5+1 goalkeeper


I find none of the above. Most common seems to be 14 players to a team; 7 Players play the game , 7 substitute
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2594. post - 2011.03.09. 15:49:32
Sporting upset, dubbed by Sports Illustrated as the greatest sporting moment of the 20th century?
Miracle on Ice (Ice Hockey)
Super Bowl III (NFL)
George St. Pierre defeats Josh Koscheck (UFC)
Buster Douglas KO of Mike Tyson (Boxing)


Another USA specialism question that should not be here. The opinion of one of a single nation's sports publications is far from a global piece of knowledge.

Having guessed the answer correctly it simply reinforces the point. Anyone thinking the greatest sporting moment of the 20th century could be anything to do with Ice Hockey needs their head examined! That incident in a minor sport hardly beats things like the breaking of the 4 minute mile, Brazil winning the World Cup 3, then 4 then 5 times, Usain Bolts stunning speed, Many other amazing Olympic feats, etc etc
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2595. post - 2011.03.10. 17:10:47
what is the weight requirement for heavyweight boxers? correct answer marked as over 205 lbs. but my understanding is that boxers are not _required_ to weigh over 205 in order to box in the heavyweight division. weighing over 205 simply means that they may not box in the division below heavyweight, light heavyweight. of note, most sources list the beginning of the heavyweight division at 200, not 205.
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2596. post - 2011.03.10. 17:22:15
What woodpecker was the largest of the woodpeckers but is now most likely extinct? correct answer is marked as Ivory-billed Woodpecker, but the actual answer, not listed, should be Imperial Woodpecker.

D00mLord, it's surprising to me that that TCS question ever made it through initial evaluation. :|
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2597. post - 2011.03.10. 17:36:10
How many colors are in a rainbow? correct answer is marked as 7, but a rainbow spans a continuous spectrum of colours—there are no intrinsic "bands."
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2598. post - 2011.03.10. 18:17:42 (Reply to post #2597 of manunkind.)
Quote: manunkind - 2011.03.10. 17:36:10
How many colors are in a rainbow? correct answer is marked as 7, but a rainbow spans a continuous spectrum of colours—there are no intrinsic "bands."
I have reported this one before, but popular culture and urban legends tend to weigh higher than scientific fact.
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2599. post - 2011.03.10. 20:26:49
What 's a Greek Urn ?
About 20% less that last week
A storage vessel

If you google that it makes you think it's one of those questions which are literary puns so even though there is only one right answer by definition, the question is misleading.
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2600. post - 2011.03.11. 12:08:54
What country star got his nickname Bocephus from a puppet in a Rod Brasfield routine?
Kinky Friedman
Kelly Willis
Mark Chesnutt
Hank Williams Jr.

Yay for specialism! Never heard of any of them, the nickname or Rod and his routine! Country music is one of many genres of music and pretty US oriented tbh. I have nothing against the USA except the endless stream of USA-centred questions appearing here!
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