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3081. post - 2011.07.13. 13:02:21
The Statue Of Liberty is the largest statue in the world (as of 1/2011) made of what material?
hammered copper
antiqued brass
bronze
brushed nickel

The basic answer is correct, but (by any means I can think of the word "largest") it is certainly not the largest statue in the world
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3082. post - 2011.07.13. 13:18:50
Antipodean describes what sort of person?
Someone who will not eat pasta
Someone from the Southern Hemisphere<<<
Someone from the Northern Hemisphere
Someone who does not like walking


It's correct only from the point of view of those who live in the Northern Hemisphere.
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3083. post - 2011.07.13. 17:19:41 (Reply to post #3080 of eukar.)
Quote: eukar - 2011.07.13. 11:57:16
How many amendments are in the "Bill of Rights" of the United States ?
10
5
15
20


Well, maybe for Americans this question makes some sense... But the first google link shows 10+27 amendments: http://www.ushistory.org/documents/amendments.htm

So probably "original amendments" should be in the question?


It specified "Bill of Rights" in the question. If you google the entire question, the first link is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Bill_of_Rights and the first line of that says "The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, "
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3084. post - 2011.07.13. 17:23:17 (Reply to post #3081 of Gemini.)
Quote: Gemini - 2011.07.13. 13:02:21
The Statue Of Liberty is the largest statue in the world (as of 1/2011) made of what material?

The basic answer is correct, but (by any means I can think of the word "largest") it is certainly not the largest statue in the world


The question isn't stating that the SoL is the largest statue in the world. It is stating that the SoL is the largest statue in the world made of that material.
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3085. post - 2011.07.13. 18:32:05
How was Hammurabi's Code published?
on a stone monument <- marked as correct
on papyrus scrolls
on parchment scrolls
on clay tablets <- and also on clay tablets.

The Code of Hammurabi was published on a stone monument and on clay tablets, it is unknown which is the oldest some of the clay tablets or the stone monument.
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3086. post - 2011.07.13. 18:37:36 (Reply to post #3083 of ImLittleJon.)
Quote: ImLittleJon - 2011.07.13. 17:19:41
Quote: eukar - 2011.07.13. 11:57:16
How many amendments are in the "Bill of Rights" of the United States ?
10
5
15
20


Well, maybe for Americans this question makes some sense... But the first google link shows 10+27 amendments: http://www.ushistory.org/documents/amendments.htm

So probably "original amendments" should be in the question?


It specified "Bill of Rights" in the question. If you google the entire question, the first link is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Bill_of_Rights and the first line of that says "The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, "


Ok. If anyone familiar with the topic states it is fine, I do not insist any more - because I know nothing about it.
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3087. post - 2011.07.13. 19:12:34
Let's try this one again:

What are the only two organisms on Earth that have sex for pleasure?
dolphins and humans
tigers and humans
dogs and humans
cats and dogs

This is simply an urban legend, or simple misinformation, most organisms on earth have sex for pleasure. In fact we only know for sure that humans have sex solely in order to have offspring. Males of many species will rape an unwillling female, outside of mating season, and engage in homosexual activity, neither of which will result in offspring.
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3088. post - 2011.07.13. 20:23:16
Which country has won the maximum gold medals in Asian Games 2010?
Japan
China
South Korea
India


So China won gold in all disciplines in which it had competing athletes? no, but they won the most gold medals.

How do we call "a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services in an economy over a period of time"?
inflation
impudence
infiltration
infraction
How, you could try a phone, but that wont work, "What do you..." would yield the answer stated as correct.
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3089. post - 2011.07.13. 22:48:10
Which country has extended its cultural sphere across East Asia as a whole, with religion, customs, and writing systems?
Japan
Mongo
India
China


I can't understand the story at all (although answered correctly). At least 3 of that countries are very original and distinctive - and I believe 99.99999...% of their population do not feel they are under some other culture influence... Maybe I am totally wrong thinking of this question trivia - please explain?
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3090. post - 2011.07.14. 10:36:22
Which race sentenced the Blood Elf race to death in Warcraft?
Humans
Orcs
Nightelfs
Trolls

Surely very specialised!


G-20 stands for?
The name of a chemical element
The name of a spacecraft
The Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
The name of a highway

None of these! G-20 stands for Group of 20. If the question asked 'who attends meetings of the G-20?' the answer above would be correct.
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3091. post - 2011.07.14. 16:33:14
Who is the physicist responsible for the 'Big Bang Theory'?
Michael Skube
Albert Einstein
Roger Penrose
George Gamow


Reading through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang, it seems like the correct answer should be Georges LemaƮtre or maybe Fred Hoyle. Gamow only published a paper which "lent theoretical support to the Big Bang theory".
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3092. post - 2011.07.15. 09:25:57
What is the name of AC/DC's first vocalist?
Brian Johnson
Bon Scott<------- marked as correct
Malcolm Young
Angus Young


Everything says Dave Evans, who was replaced by Bon Scott.
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3093. post - 2011.07.15. 13:01:05
I am sorry for not posting anything about these questions, we have a big power problem and i get power cuts randomly. I hope on Saturday i will answer your posts
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3094. post - 2011.07.16. 07:49:57
Tarantula correct answer changed to: Minor or no side effects. Is true some can have severe reaction but the question asks MOST humans. But is true that the effects are wider than just a bee sting.

C++ q changed as suggested to compiler

AC/DC: Correct answer is now Dave Evans

Scotland is part of the UK of Great Britain. So no offense to them comes from calling their gratest city British.

Tone changed to ton

Phoenix q removed

Ghurkas q now reads: The Gurkhas are from...

Cell phones q now reads: Which statement is ture about a cell phone in direct contact with your ears? Also minor spelling in answers fixed

Diamond q now reads: What is the only way to completely destroy a diamond? Also nuclear bomb is no longer an answer.

CG diamond q: If what you say is true, feel free to change the q. I am not an exclusive database editor

Palmetto q: Removed gun as an option

Cast the first stone q: Actually it seems Jesus never said these words as most ancient manuscripts do not contain the alleged event with the woman. Propably added later to Johns gospel. Q removed

Maize q: True, it is the same word. But is also true that if you plant maize, you can get sweet corn. Q is ok

Wonders q: Another of those q i prefer not to specify all details. When we say exist, it means you can see it mostly in its original form. You cannot say the great temple in Jerusalem still exists because a part of its wall is still standing. Same about Artemis temple.The pyramid on the other hand is pillaged and partly damaged but mostly it stands as it did thousands of years ago.

Cut injuries q: Removed Rapier

Wind caves q now reads: What state is the Wind Cave located? The rest are named Cave of Winds. Wind Cave system is only in Dakota

The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. So any further amendments are not part of it. Even at the link you provide, you can see the first 10 clearly marked under bill of rights, the rest under different column

Liberty q: Is there a larger COPPER statue? If not the q is ok, it asks the largest of that material, not the largest in general

Antipodean q: The term was made up from Northen Hemisphere perspective so the meaning is ok. Like medical terms, medical personell might be the only ones using it, rest of the world does not. But if you get a q asking the meaning of a medical term, correct answer is how those that made the term mean it.

Hammurabi q: Clay tablets removed and it now reads: What was a way Hammurabi's Code was published?

Dolphins sex q: Removed BOTH (yes, 2 identical from the same person) questions

Asian games and economy questions spelling fixed

China influence: I am puzzled also, anyone care to post a link, preferably someone with a bit of East Asia history knowleadge?

Blood Elf q: A few more wrong answers and it will be gone, is curently at 33%. For statistical reasons we prefer to leave hard q go like that if they are close to it.

G-20 is ok, again do not go for details. Ofcourse it means group of 20, but when you ask such a q the correct answer everyone expects is the one given. Any other group of 20 people will not be called G-20

Big bang: Seems you are right but due to Wikipedia unreliability i prefer more data before changing this q
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3095. post - 2011.07.16. 22:59:26
Here was my mistake. For some half a minute
This post was modified by eukar at 2011.07.16. 23:00:19
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3096. post - 2011.07.16. 23:09:27
What TV game show requires contestants to start their responces with "What is..." ?
Jeopardy
The Price is Right
Family Feud
Wheel of Fortune


Maybe it's well known in US (I am sure, it is - according to a long wiki page) - but I believe it is one of the questions "answer to which is known by a small group of people". That is, it is not readily known by audience outside the US.
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3097. post - 2011.07.17. 14:52:25
How many hairs does an average adult have?
5000
15000
120000 <------- given as correct
50000

All I can find says young adult has approx 100,000 hairs. So an average adult would have far less given baldness etc etc.
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3098. post - 2011.07.17. 16:03:59 (Reply to post #3096 of eukar.)
Quote: eukar - 2011.07.16. 23:09:27
What TV game show requires contestants to start their responces with "What is..." ?
Jeopardy
The Price is Right
Family Feud
Wheel of Fortune


Maybe it's well known in US (I am sure, it is - according to a long wiki page) - but I believe it is one of the questions "answer to which is known by a small group of people". That is, it is not readily known by audience outside the US.


Really? The population of the US qualifies as a "small group of people" to you? 99% of the questions in the quiz db now are more specialized than that one. If you're going to complain about it, I would go for the misspelled "responses"...
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3099. post - 2011.07.17. 16:46:26
Well ok, "small group" was wrong expression, my bad and forget it. I mean that it is not a piece of common knowledge, but rather gives advantage to a group of people based on country of residence, but not on their knowledge.
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3100. post - 2011.07.18. 19:58:46
"Who played Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings?"

there's been more than one production. anyone else waiting for part two of the animated film from 1978? picky, i know. but more precision in the question is helpful.
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