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2861. post - 2011.06.07. 11:56:27
Just to say a big thank you for the excellent feedback we are now getting here. Frustration levels are significantly lower!
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2862. post - 2011.06.07. 15:22:00 (Reply to post #2859 of MartinBV.)
Quote: MartinBV - 2011.06.06. 23:09:10
Which is the 3rd colour of the rainbow?
orange
red
yellow <- marked as correct
green

We have been through this before, the rainbow is a continuous spectrum of colors from red to violet (it actually goes further in both directions, but that's invisible) so there is no 3rd colour.


I am puzzled though because if you ask the colors of the rainbow, you will get an answer of 7 colors although in fact is a spectrum as you say. So the question is not wrong but neither right. It depends on the detail you examine it with. Like we say the sun rises, although in reality it does not move.
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2863. post - 2011.06.07. 15:41:37 (Reply to post #2862 of stekkos.)
Quote: stekkos - 2011.06.07. 15:22:00
I am puzzled though because if you ask the colors of the rainbow, you will get an answer of 7 colors although in fact is a spectrum as you say. So the question is not wrong but neither right. It depends on the detail you examine it with. Like we say the sun rises, although in reality it does not move.


Maybe you could add "According to tradition" or some such to distinguish it from the scientific context.
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2864. post - 2011.06.07. 19:51:41 (Reply to post #2863 of ImLittleJon.)
or "In a traditional seven-color rainbow, what is the third color?"
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2865. post - 2011.06.08. 05:48:51 (Reply to post #2864 of manunkind.)
In a basic 7 color rainbow, which is the 3rd colour?

Is this ok?
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2866. post - 2011.06.08. 05:49:43 (Reply to post #2861 of FriendlyCheese.)
Quote: FriendlyCheese - 2011.06.07. 11:56:27
Just to say a big thank you for the excellent feedback we are now getting here. Frustration levels are significantly lower!


You are welcome, i hope we can keep them low for a long time. Or eternity, whichever comes first
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2867. post - 2011.06.08. 07:06:56
which of these is not orange? kiwi is listed correctly as correct, but cantaloupe is another possible correct answer if we are judging by the fruit's exterior. i'd suggest replacing it with another less confusing option.
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2868. post - 2011.06.08. 08:15:39
what color is lobster blood? most sources indicate clear, which is not an option.
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2869. post - 2011.06.08. 14:21:10
How does this sound for fruit question:

Which fruit and/or vegetable contains no orange color whatsoever?

Lobster blood is clear with a blue tint. So instead of replacing blue, i changed all answers as follows:

Clear with (blue, green, yellow, red) tint.
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2870. post - 2011.06.08. 19:49:08
those sound reasonable.

...i suppose an argument could be made than an unripe orange is green, but that may be getting a little absurd.
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2871. post - 2011.06.09. 06:16:41 (Reply to post #2870 of manunkind.)
As Worf said in First Contact: " Little? "
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2872. post - 2011.06.09. 06:16:52 (Reply to post #2870 of manunkind.)
*double post
This post was modified by stekkos at 2011.06.09. 06:17:14
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2873. post - 2011.06.09. 12:37:52
Who won the Football World Cup in Italy 1990?

West Germany
Brasil
Argentina
Italy

Please change "West Germany" to "Germany" as the country was reunited by this time and played under that name only.

Regarding the rainbow question. Even if you accept the 7 colour system, surealy it depends from which end you start counting? So the third colour could be either yellow or Blue!
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2874. post - 2011.06.09. 12:55:33
Who was Nicolaus Copernicus?
astronomer
doctor
football player
writer

There are 3 correct answers here! The only one of these we have no record of is Copernicus' ability at football. He was a physician, a scholar and an astronomer amongst many other things.
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2875. post - 2011.06.09. 13:41:12
In what tv show is housewife Mary Jenkins president of the tenant's association of an apartment house in Washington?
The Munsters
The Single G
227
How are you

Another specialised USA TV question. This is far too parochial. I am sure that you would not accept questions about characters from Romanian or Egyptian TV!
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2876. post - 2011.06.09. 17:57:34
Who was not in Quentin Tarantino's movie 'True Romance'

Question is slighty wrong - script is written by Tarantino, but movie was directed by Tony Scott.
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2877. post - 2011.06.09. 18:50:55
To be clear - it is Tarantino's movie, like Natural Born Killers or From dusk till down. They are all his movies, but none has been directed by him.
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2878. post - 2011.06.09. 19:39:06
what is the national game of India? cricket is marked as correct, but the answer is field hockey. hockey is marked as incorrect. cricket may be more popular, but field hockey is the national sport.
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2879. post - 2011.06.10. 02:51:45
I usually don't complain (anymore) about wrong answers, but this one is misleading and "misformulated" on purpose. It should not accepted.

What is the coldest place in the universe?
Any normal person would think the question refers to naturally cold places.

Cruel.
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2880. post - 2011.06.11. 07:04:21
West Germany question: It was named as such until 3 October 1990. World cup ended and were crowned champions on 8 July 1990. So they were still called West Germany

Copernicus question: Changed to "What is Nicolaus Copernicus mainly known as?"

Mary Jenkins question: Under discussion with evaluator who accepted it

Quentin Tarantino question: It can be called his movie since writing the script IS the movie. It is the directors movie at the same time because he MADE the script come to life. So question is ok

India national game question: Changed correct answer to hockey

Coldest place question: Are you referring to the one about guiness world records? Or the one with a nebula as the correct answer?
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