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3021. post - 2011.07.02. 06:54:33
In which present-day country was the centre of Attila's Hun Empire?
Russia
Italy
Turkey
Hungary <---

I can't find any info to substantiate this claim. Looking at maps of the empire it appears Hungary is west of the center.
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3022. post - 2011.07.03. 06:09:51
"At one time Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck had a band together, what was their name?"

beck replaced clapton. they were not in the band together.
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3023. post - 2011.07.03. 06:24:34 (Reply to post #3020 of Gemini.)
"blind as Anne Frank (a famous blind person)"

psst, Gemini, i think you mean Helen Keller. Anne Frank was an adolescent killed in the holocaust who kept a diary that survived. Anne Frank could see.
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3024. post - 2011.07.03. 09:05:07
"What is the capital of Bolivia?"

Bolivia actually has two capitals. The main constitutional capital is Sucre and the secondary administrative capital is La Paz.
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3025. post - 2011.07.03. 09:20:06
"All matter is composed of molecules which can further be divided into what?"

Atoms is marked as correct, but particles and elements are also correct.
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3026. post - 2011.07.03. 09:21:28
Who is Britain's most successful olympian?

define successful. gold medals? total medals? records? longevity? dominance? career after athletic competition?
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3027. post - 2011.07.03. 11:09:54
What the meaning of the word "absinthe", which comes from the Greek "apsinthion" ?

1.Wormwood.............NO CORRECT
2.Green monster
3.Absent
4.Undrinkable
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Undrinkable .............Correct
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3028. post - 2011.07.03. 12:19:31 (Reply to post #3027 of Denna.)
Quote: Denna - 2011.07.03. 11:09:54
What the meaning of the word "absinthe", which comes from the Greek "apsinthion" ?

1.Wormwood.............NO CORRECT
2.Green monster
3.Absent
4.Undrinkable
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Undrinkable .............Correct


That is a matter of debate, absinthe means wormwood (the plant), some claim that the greek word apsinthion means undrinkable. Here is what the Wikipedia says:

Some claim that the word means "undrinkable" in Greek, but it may instead be linked to the Persian root spand or aspand, or the variant esfand, which meant Peganum harmala, also called Syrian Rue—although it is not actually a variety of rue, another famously bitter herb. That Artemisia absinthium was commonly burned as a protective offering may suggest that its origins lie in the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European root *spend, meaning "to perform a ritual" or "make an offering". Whether the word was a borrowing from Persian into Greek, or from a common ancestor of both, is unclear. Variant spellings of absinthe are absinth, absynthe, and absenta. In English it is pronounced /ˈæbsɪnθ/ ( listen); in French, [absɛ̃t]. Absinth (without the final e) is a spelling variant used by central European distillers. It is the usual name for absinthe produced in the Czech Republic and in Germany, and has become associated with Bohemian style absinthes.


But as the question is phrased the correct answer must me Wormwood, as it's the meaninig of the word "absinthe" that is asked for, not the meaning of the greek root of the word.
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3029. post - 2011.07.04. 08:20:51
Blind as a... : Replaced mouse with Rat. The rest of the options are not confusing.

Operation market q changed to: In which of these countries did Operation Market garden take place in WWII? So it does not sound as if it was the only country, just pick from the list provided.

Beach football: I checked the official FIFA rules, no offside found

Earth in sun q: From NASA site found this: As it turns out, we can stretch the marbles across the fish bowl in three directions, up/down, in/out and left/right, and everywhere in between. So,to fill the bowl we would need 100x100x100 = 1,000,000 marbles. Or, about 1,000,000 Earths would fit inside the sun. Volume/mass is not an issue since it says FIT IN. You do not fit in when comparing mass, only volume.

Rivers q changed to: Which of these rivers flows south to north?

Judaism replaced Hebrew as correct answer

Berserkers q: Correct answer is now Scandinavia. Also fixed spelling

Attila question is ok, center of empire does not mean the geographic center (equal distance from all borders). It means the administrative center, which was in Hungary.

Clapton/page q changed to: In which band did Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck belong at some point?

When asking capitals (Bolivia q) the administrative one is always the one implied.

Molecules: Particles replaced by electrons. Elements is not an issue since you divide the molecule of an element into the atoms of an element. So the element is not the result of breaking down the molecule.

British olympian: He is compared to Phelps so the reason is gold medals won. Does not need to be specified.
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3030. post - 2011.07.04. 11:38:51
Who wrote the book "Gomorra"?
Michelangelo Merisi
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Joanne Rowling
Roberto Saviano

The book is titled "Gomorrah".
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3031. post - 2011.07.04. 13:05:22 (Reply to post #3030 of Sbart.)
Fixed
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3032. post - 2011.07.04. 14:50:52
What is the name of the clockwork device used by musicians to measure time?
Big Ben
Watch
Metronome <- marked as correct
Clock

Musicians use a watch or clock, just like anyone else, a metronome is used to keep the rythm or beat.

How did a lot of people used to jump from the Niagra Falls?
In a boat
In a wooden box
In a barrel
In a bathtub

Used to? Well most just jump in and get carried over, it's a not so uncomon form of suicied, 14 people have so far taken the trip in a barrel, or other device.

Which of these large volcanoes does NOT reside on an island?
Mount Vesuvius
Mount Loa
Mount Fuji <- Honshu is still an island.
Mount Krakatau
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3033. post - 2011.07.04. 23:54:41
"Who was the wife of Menelaus of SPARTA????"

Be at least half-awake when writing questions..
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3034. post - 2011.07.05. 06:01:10 (Reply to post #3023 of manunkind.)
LOL. I guess that is what I get for talking to a friend named Ann on the phone while typing. Sorry about that.


This question really bugs me. First it's long and I feel bad for the person reading it for the first time during the quiz olympics. Second, it claims wisdom for an old wives tale. It is complete bologna that you get sick from staying in the rain.

Which answer best describes the difference between wisdom and knowledge in this scenario?
wisdom tells you its raining, knowledge tells you to seek shelter
wisdom explains why your immune system failed, knowledge reminds you of the last time you were sick
wisdom is found in books explaining cold symptoms, knowledge is knowing what to do from experience
wisdom tells you if you stay outside in rain you'll get sick, knowledge explains your immune system <---
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3035. post - 2011.07.05. 06:26:00
Which of the following is NOT a fairy tale by the Grimm brothers?
Cinderella
Thumbelina <--
Snow White
Rapunzel

True, Thumbelina is by Hans Christian Andersen, but many versions of Cinderella exist and the one most re-told today came from Charles Perrault. Can we at least change Cinderella to a less ambiguous title?
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3036. post - 2011.07.05. 07:35:12
nevermind
This post was modified by Gemini at 2011.07.05. 07:37:16
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3037. post - 2011.07.05. 11:33:09 (Reply to post #3035 of Gemini.)
Quote: Gemini - 2011.07.05. 06:26:00
Which of the following is NOT a fairy tale by the Grimm brothers?
Cinderella
Thumbelina <--
Snow White
Rapunzel

True, Thumbelina is by Hans Christian Andersen, but many versions of Cinderella exist and the one most re-told today came from Charles Perrault. Can we at least change Cinderella to a less ambiguous title?


Totally agree! Grimms did not create Cinderella at all!
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3038. post - 2011.07.05. 11:35:02
what was the nickname given to Operation: Overlord in 1944?
VJ-Day
VE-Day
X-Day
D-Day <----- marked as correct

Whilst D-Day is now often used to recall this operation, the use of "D-Day" and "H-Hour" were commonplace during operations in WWII and so this was never a nickname given to the operation but merely operational protocol. It's use as the phrase remebering the landings came later.
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3039. post - 2011.07.05. 15:29:42
Metronome q changed to: ... use to keep the rythm?

Niagara q changed to: How do lot of people jump form....

Honsu is an island but the correct answer is Vesuvius. So no issue there

What is the problem with Menelaus q??

Wisdom q needs at least another to comment on it.

Grimm q: Replaced Cinderella with Frog Prince

D day q changed to: What is Operation: Overlord in 1944 also known as?
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3040. post - 2011.07.05. 19:40:32 (Reply to post #3039 of stekkos.)
Whether there is any connection between being outside in the rain and getting sick is at best debatable. Most, but not all, reports say that there is no connection. Personally, I think any attempt to distinguish between wisdom and knowledge is bound to be somewhat ambiguous as well.

Different question:
What type of soldier was used in Persia before anyone else?
Archer Cavalry
War Elephant
Chariots
Phalanx


War Elephants were used first in India, not Persia. Besides which, I'm not sure you can call an elephant a soldier.
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