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3141. post - 2011.08.02. 07:04:59
Which one of these men was NOT signer of the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
John Hancock
Benjamin Franklin
Patrick Henry <- marked as correct

Which declaration of independence, don't think any of them signed the any of the ones in the 20th or 21st century.
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3142. post - 2011.08.02. 12:20:07
Who perfected GENETIC ENGINEERING?
Hunt & Davids
Cohen & Boyer
Jaysson & Simons
Sinclair & Roberts

Please remove this! Genetic Engineering has not been perfected!!

Cohen and Boyer perfected certain elements in the field according to what we know now. That is all.
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3143. post - 2011.08.03. 16:19:44
In snooker, the maximum continuous break is?
100
125
139
147

Whilst there is some truth here, the rules allow that the opponent may have played a foul shot resulting in the player being given a 'free ball' to start the break. This way the highest possible continuous break becomes 155.
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3144. post - 2011.08.07. 07:05:29
Sawbones q fixed to:If your Grandfather was described as "the best sawbones in town", what was his occupation?

Pets q: Removed primates as an answer option. Other than that the q seems ok

Mom raths q deleted. Too special, on top of FriendlyCheese good point

Declaration of Ind. q is ok. Historically when referring to THE declaration of Independence, it means only the US.

Genetic engineering q: Changed it to Who invented DNA cloning?

Since i know nothing of snooker rules, i would like a link or another player to verify this
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3145. post - 2011.08.07. 23:41:31 (Reply to post #3136 of Wtfakkeltje.)
Quote: Wtfakkeltje - 2011.07.30. 19:27:11
Stalin is the russian word for...
Steel
Wolf
Evil
Ice

My Russian is not that good, but I've heard Stalin means "Steel man" or "Man of steel" rather than just "steel". Can anybody help me on this one?


Maybe a bit late - I am just back from vacation.
"Steel" in Russian is Сталь (phonetically "Stal'"), not "Stalin". Thus, to be completely correct, the question should be changed to "'Stalin' name is derived from the Russian word for...". But to tell the truth, I see no complications in answering the question as it is - all other options in Russian are way far from "Stalin".
On the other hand, I hate all the questions that need TRANSLATIONS to/from rather than INFORMATION or KNOWLEDGE about languages at the international (English-speaking) server. Even though online dictionaries are better each year, these questions are in general too specialized (just IMHO).
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3146. post - 2011.08.08. 07:18:48
located in chile, how long is the world's largest swimming pool (2011)?

1km is marked as the correct answer. google searches suggest it's over 1000 yards which is closer to another answer.
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3147. post - 2011.08.08. 07:32:04
typographical errors aside (including spelling spider-man wrong), isn't this question another one that's explicitly prohibited as it's only known to a special group? the villain in the answer is not from a movie; it's solely from the comic.

who is the son of Venom(from Spiderman)?
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3148. post - 2011.08.08. 07:45:49
What is the highest inhabited village in Europe?

does Georgia even count as Europe? Eurasia? regardless, i get conflicting results when i search for answers to the question. at best, it's ambiguous.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/Home/Archive/Village_visit_is_elevating_experience.html?cid=125796
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Andalucia/Trevelez-252183/General_Tips-Trevelez-TG-C-1.html
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3149. post - 2011.08.08. 08:39:14
Pool q: I found these:
Wikipedia---> San Alfonso's pool is 1,000 meters (3/5 mile) long.
http://blog.hotelclub.com/san-alfonso-del-mar-the-ultimate-swimming-pool/----> But then Chilean biochemist, Fernando Fischemann used his revolutionary pool-building techniques to build something the world had never seen before, a 1,000 meters-long swimming pool.
It seems it is 1000m, where did you see 1000 yards?

Spider-man: True, but comics are accepted also. Now if you feel that the specific info is too hard to answer for someone without reading the comics, that is different.

Highest village: Georgia is part of Europe, no debate here. From the links you provided, only the first i could use (the second gives HTTP error). The first one points to Juf and says: The bus climbed steeply on a narrow road past several tidy settlements and wound atop the treeline as it took me to Juf – 2,126 metres above sea level.

Ushguli, the answer marked as correct in the q, is at 2200m. And most of the links you get if you just search highest village in Europe, point to this as answer.
One more thing just in: I confirmed Ushguli as the highest inhabited village in Europe from much more reliable sources outside the Internet
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3150. post - 2011.08.08. 15:40:05
Who has published "The Silmarillion"?
Christopher Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Peter Conrad
Kiril Yeskov

The answer is none of them.

JRR Tolkein wrote the bulk of the material used.
Christopher Tolkein compiled it after JRR's death and edited it.
The publishers Allen & Unwin published it.
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3151. post - 2011.08.08. 15:42:22
how many stargate SG 1 season's is there ?
10
11
9
8


Grammar: "How many Stargate SG 1 seasons are there?" or, more accurately, "As of 2011, how many Stargate SG 1 seasons have there been?"
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3152. post - 2011.08.08. 19:31:43
How did this sneak through???

Which of these ones is NOT one of the new Seven Wonders of the World?
Alhambra of Granada
Roman Colosseum
Petra
Great Chinese Wall

Who says what the new 7 wonders of the world are? The answers above are from a wiki and are only 1 of several lists there! And there are others eg:

List 1: (http://geography.about.com/od/lists/a/sevenwonders.htm)

Channel Tunnel
CN Tower
Empire State Building
Golden Gate Bridge
Itaipu Dam
Netherlands North Sea Protection Works
Panama Canal

etc etc
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3153. post - 2011.08.08. 19:32:58
What color has a flavor?
Red
Green
Indigo
Orange

Clever question but substantially wrong. The colour orange has no flavour. AN orange has a flavour but it is not due to the colour.
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3154. post - 2011.08.08. 19:58:09
Stekkos, i imagine that because i'm in the US, google is directing me to yards over meters links, but here's one:

http://www.victory-cruises.com/pool.html

however now that i realize i flipped the math around in my head (3.1 miles is 5 km not the other way around), i'm satisfied with 1 km.
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3155. post - 2011.08.08. 21:49:03
i think i saw someone else post about this, but 'what is the name of robert cummings?" isn't a good question when there is a bob cummings who is also a well known tv personality.
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3156. post - 2011.08.09. 22:31:11
In which city is the European Parliament based?
Paris
Strasbourg <- marked as correct
Bruxelles <- also correct
London

This question is ambiguous:
The European Parliament has two seats Strasbourg and Brussels/Bruxelles, and two secretariats Luxembourg & Brussels/Bruxelles, so where is it based? The answer is a typical compromise of European politics: put it in two, or in this case, three cities, in as many countries.
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3157. post - 2011.08.10. 15:11:57
In the Dark-Ages, who was blamed and burned for the Black Plague?
Faeries
Dragons
Witches <-------- given as correct
Jews

Google this and both Jews and Witches are given as correct with Jews being predominant!
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3158. post - 2011.08.11. 07:19:10
Who or what is He-Man?

A thin membrane found only in women????

I believe online games which are accessible to all ages should not contain such a question.
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3159. post - 2011.08.11. 19:14:58
hymen, i get it. by the power of greyskull.

which country created the modern santa claus?

ambiguous. define modern. while the correct answer is marked as USA, there are direct roots to the 'modern' santa claus from several european countries.
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3160. post - 2011.08.11. 20:41:02
"Yiddish is the common name for the language of which religious group?"

Hebrew is the language of the Jewish people if you can say that the Jewish people have a language. Yiddish is a mix of German and Hebrew and a few other languages. it is spoken only by some Ashkenazi Jews.
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