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2741. post - 2011.04.29. 23:46:24
What are meteor showers?
Dust and debris from comets <- correct
Shooting stars <- another name for the visible path of a meteor
Hail Storms
Falling stars

"Shooting star is a common name for the visible path of a meteoroid as it enters the atmosphere to become a meteor."

This makes the question ambiguous, as by that definition a meteor shower is a lot of shooting stars.
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2742. post - 2011.04.30. 09:13:18
The "Toni" Awards got their name from which early 1900's American theatre performer ?
Antoinette Perry <---
Katharine Cornell
Maurice Evans
Terri "duckbutter" Smith

Spelling error that makes this question wrong:

The "Toni" award is given by a private college in Minesota and named after Antoinette "Toni" Sostek.
The "Tony" award is the slang for the broadway theatre award, Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre
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2743. post - 2011.05.01. 20:55:33
Which civilization did not have a 7-day week?
Ancient Maya <---
Ancient Assyria
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Babylon

This question seemed odd to me, so I starting poking around the web. Here's what I have found so far that makes this question ambiguous:
Ancient Egypt had a 10 day week
ancient Maya used twelve days
For accounting, the Assyrians used a kind of week of five days
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2744. post - 2011.05.03. 08:01:31
Which one isn't a zodiac sign?
Gemini
Virgo
Tiger <- marked as correct
Aquarius

The Tiger is on the Chinese zodiac!


The largest mountain in North America is?
Mt. McKinley <- marked as correct
Mt. Baker
Mt Bachelor
Mt. Stevens

That might be, but who knows, never ever seen a list of largest mountains, so I have not been able to verify it, and how do you determine largest? What is listed is that it's the highest mountain, but that one is already in the database.
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2745. post - 2011.05.03. 11:19:22
How many venues are contained in the Sydney Opera House?
1
3
6 <---- given as correct
4

"The Sydney Opera House has a Concert Hall for music events with seating for 2679 patrons and several theatres of various sizes. The Opera Theatre (1547 seats) is mainly used for opera and ballet productions. Plays and other performance events are staged at the Drama Theatre (544 seats), the Playhouse (398 seats), and the Studio (flexible seating for around 280).

In addition to these five venues, other spaces such as the Reception Hall and the northern foyers of the Concert Hall and Opera Theatre are suitable for various events. " http://goaustralia.about.com/cs/sydneyoperahouse/f/operahouse7.htm

Looks like a great guessing question!
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2746. post - 2011.05.03. 11:24:02
If you scream in space, nobody will be able hear you scream. Why is this true?

Ohm's Law states that sound can not travel in space.
The intensity of the sound is too low for humans to hear in space.
It isn't true.
Sound requires a medium to propagate through.

This is a silly question. If, as the question suggests, you are able to scream then you can not be totally in space but must be in some sort of space suit or ship. If not, you would die before you had the chance to scream. If you were not dead, then your scream could be heard by anyone inside the same ship or, if radios were in operation, on the same wavelength.
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2747. post - 2011.05.04. 17:34:46
How many American -in active duty- Presidents were killed by assasination?

spelling: assassination
We also don't say a president is "in active duty" we would say "while in office"
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2748. post - 2011.05.05. 04:20:41
Who is the king of nascar raceing?
Richard petty
Jeff Gordan
Dale earheart
Kyle Bush


Spelling and subjective. Even google lists several names.
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2749. post - 2011.05.05. 07:04:23
What language did England's King George I speak almost exclusively?
German <---
French
English
Spanish

(he spoke both fluent German and French.)
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2750. post - 2011.05.05. 10:14:16
What kind of question is this that somehow got through?

"Leading the movement is placed to bring Pol Pot to power in 1966 the Communist Party ?"
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2751. post - 2011.05.05. 14:05:17
Who wrote Vanity Fair?
William Shakespeare
William Makepeace Thackeray
William the fourth
William Fair

What Vanity Fair? There are three movies, three TV-series, four songs, and one novel.
The question is about the novel, but should state so. As it stands the question is ambiguous, and I can not understand how it slipped past the evaluation process.
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2752. post - 2011.05.05. 16:12:14
If you devide something by a half, you get _____ .
Half the original number.
Twice the original number.
Four times the original number.
The number stays the same.

Devide is not spelled correctly: Divide
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2753. post - 2011.05.05. 18:31:15
Who is "Stellar Romanian Poetry" ?
Mihai Eminescu (Mihail Eminivici)
Nichita Stanescu
Emil Palade
Vasile Alecsandri

this question is already in the database in a different, but more grammatically correct form.
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2754. post - 2011.05.06. 01:03:22
Who was the first British £1 million footballer (transfer fee)?
Trevor Brooking
Trevor Francis
Bryan Robson
Jimmy Greaves

Don't know and don't care about football, but found this while trying to find the answer. . .
While Trevor Francis is often recognised as the first million pound player, the actual transfer fee for the player was £999,999 - £1 short of the million mark
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2755. post - 2011.05.06. 03:43:58
In Quantum Mechanics , Is Schrödinger's Cat Alive or Dead?
Neither
Dead
Alive
Both

This is a very knowledge specific question. As a matter of fact, I was able to google the answer, but I confess I didn't really understand it... lol

Cruel.
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2756. post - 2011.05.07. 11:41:05
Very angry at not getting 50/50 in the Quiz Olympics due to a stupid specific knowledge question that could not be googled!


What is the meaning of "True Blood" in the TV series of that name?


First you have to live somewhere where that TV series has been aired and then you have to care enough to watch it!

This is a specialist question. Remove it please.

While I am ranting, please could you have the decency to actually answer what we write here? I don't mind even if all you say is "yes" or "no" but at least acknowledge that there are players who care about the game and are trying to help make it less frustrating for others. Thank you.
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2757. post - 2011.05.08. 11:39:11
Way too many errors came up in the olympics. I can't remember them all since I was trying not to let it bother me. The last one I had asked what country the Romans called Lusitania. I clicked the first correct answer I saw: Spain. Then was told, wrong, correct answer Portugal. Both are correct.
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2758. post - 2011.05.08. 12:10:02
Which language is not tonal?
Vietnamese
Thai
Korean <---
Mandarin Chinese

Wrong, all are tonal. Korean is a simpler form. Non-tonal languages include Swahili, Mongolian and Malay.
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2759. post - 2011.05.09. 08:04:12
What country did "Fidel Castro" organize his 26th of July Movement in?

This question has the answer 'Cuba' but it was actually organised in Mexico, which was one of the 4 answers.
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2760. post - 2011.05.09. 08:19:37 (Reply to post #2759 of Stromboli.)
Quote: Stromboli - 2011.05.09. 08:04:12
What country did "Fidel Castro" organize his 26th of July Movement in?

This question has the answer 'Cuba' but it was actually organised in Mexico, which was one of the 4 answers.


The 26th of July Movement's name originated from the failed attack on the Moncada Barracks by revolutionaries in Cuba on July 26, 1953. A group of 82 exiled revolutionaries reorganized in Mexico in 1955
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