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3181. post - 2011.08.24. 12:02:59
In the UFC 113 main event, who won the match via knockout in the first round?
Brock Lesnar
Lyoto Machida
Shane Carwin
Mauricio Rua

Surely rather specialised?
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3182. post - 2011.08.24. 15:55:52
Who is the next heir to the British throne?
Prince William
Prince Henry
Prince Charles
Princess Beatrice

Please remove the word 'next' from the question as it is misleading.

The heir to the throne is Charles, the next heir is William.
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3183. post - 2011.08.26. 05:15:51
Who won the original series of "Britain's Got Talent"?

from wikipedia: "The first series of Britain's Got Talent began on 9 June 2007 and ended on 17 June 2007. It was won by opera singer Paul Potts."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain%27s_Got_Talent_(series_1)

but George Sampson, who won the second series, is marked as correct.
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3184. post - 2011.08.28. 07:04:14
Ford Q fixed

Union Jack: The reason i did not fix it is because when i search for this specifis question, the quiz database freezes and i cannot access it for a period of time. Unfortunately i forgot it and so i am stuck again
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3185. post - 2011.08.28. 14:27:22
Which is not a European nation?
Flemish
Breton
Catalan
Yoruba

This is a beauty!! NONE of the answers is a European Nation. All 4 are wrong! 3 are contained within Europe but none of them are nations.


About how large is the population of Earth?
7.8 billion
5.3 billion
4 billion
6.9 billion

When I looked on http://www.ibiblio.org/lunarbin/worldpop it was 7.1 billion.


What was the old name of the largest city in Turkey?
Calcutta
Constantinople
Istanbul
Troy

I know what they mean but it should say 'previous' rather than 'old' as "Byzantium" is the old name!


Who was the first explorer to reach the North Pole?
Richard Byrd
Floyd Bennett
William R. Anderson
Robert E. Perry

Controversial question but made more controversial by mis-spelling Robert E. Peary ! (cf. Cook or Hudson)




Regarding the British flag:

http://www.know-britain.com/general/union_jack.html Talks about the name at the end of the article.
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3186. post - 2011.08.29. 14:00:10
What is Avogadro's Number?
The number of moles in a molecule
The number of sides on a icosahedron
The number of ordered chaos
The number of times the earth has experienced global warming

It is the number of molecules in a mole!!!

In what city did the first outbreak of 'Legionnaires Disease' take place?
New York
Houston
Philadelphia
Detroit

Using wiki is not always good! http://www.open-access-biology.com/legionella/edelstein.html
Austin, Minnesota predates Philidelphia by many years
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3187. post - 2011.08.30. 12:17:57
What are the four oceans on this planet from largest to smallest?
Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic
Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, Indian
Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic

There are five oceans. Missing the Southern Ocean.
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3188. post - 2011.08.31. 12:22:17
Dream team q fixed as suggested

Earthquake q spelling fixed

Spell point gauge is the green bar showing how many spell points you have

I know nothing about UFC but the question is asking the final result of an event. It is not specilized just because the event is not as popular as most sports, any question not going into specific details is ok.

Heir q fixed

Britain got talent answer fixed

European nation q now changed to: Which is not a European ethnic group?

Earth population q removed since it changes all the time

Instabul q: replaced old with previous

North pole q removed

I cannot fix the Union Flag q, it freezes the whole DB when i try toi access it

Avogadro's Number q answer now is correctly phrased

Legionaires disease correct answer is now Austin, replacing Philladelphia

Ocean q now reads: Which is the correct answer, from largest to smallest ocean?
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3189. post - 2011.09.01. 19:38:05
what was the longest running tv cartoon series before the simpsons?

the correct answer, Sazae-san, is not listed. this Japanese cartoon has not been outdone by the simpsons. it started in 1969 and is still running. a simple solution would be to specify US or english-language in the quiz question.
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3190. post - 2011.09.02. 16:37:45
ty stekkos, you are a star, despite your constant attacks on my character in-game! lol
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3191. post - 2011.09.03. 07:43:15
who invented a new word like plobnrg?
olsen sisters
bono
one of teh jonas brothers
michael jackson

Who the hell let this s#@t in? Too special and too idiotic question. Please delete.

The most common name in the world is? (all spelling variations)
Bill
Chi
Oslo
Mohammed

Unconfirmed data, not even sure the answer is correct!


What is candle made of?
wax
jelly
ice cream
jello

OK, I understand, children plays here as well as adults. But why are their for-two-years-olds questions here? And those options... Damn, what a joke is this quiz sometimes...
This post was modified by Boar at 2011.09.03. 07:48:22
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3192. post - 2011.09.03. 12:19:36 (Reply to post #3190 of FriendlyCheese.)
Quote: FriendlyCheese - 2011.09.02. 16:37:45
ty stekkos, you are a star, despite your constant attacks on my character in-game! lol


Thank you for the appreciation, who are you in game though?
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3193. post - 2011.09.03. 12:22:15 (Reply to post #3191 of Boar.)
Quote: Boar - 2011.09.03. 07:43:15


What is candle made of?
wax
jelly
ice cream
jello

OK, I understand, children plays here as well as adults. But why are their for-two-years-olds questions here? And those options... Damn, what a joke is this quiz sometimes...


This quiz does not attempt to be up to a level of difficulty, if a question is good it does not matter if it is very easy. Although jelly and jello is a bit too much, will fix that
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3194. post - 2011.09.05. 11:25:03
There are 2 steps of a ladder underwater on a boat. If the water rises 1 step per 30 minutes, how many steps will be underwater after 1.5 hours?
4
2<----------marked as correct
6
5

This is annoying. Either there is not enough information in the question or the answer is wrong. The answer '2' would only be correct if the first sentence read "There are both steps..." which would indicate it was a 2 step ladder. As this is not the case the assumption must be that there are more steps than 2. The answer '2' is supposing that the boat rises along with the ater. However, the question states categorically that the water rises at 1 step per 30 minutes. This means that the boat must get lower in the water. If it said "at the rate of" then the boat would remain floating as normal. The grammar of the question is incorrect.

stekkos - I am Felnor on w2!
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3195. post - 2011.09.06. 04:17:14
"If you lived in a one story house made "entirely of redwood" what color would the stairs be?"

aren't 'none of the above' questions frowned upon?
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3196. post - 2011.09.06. 05:37:57
"Who is Kermit the frog?"

multiple correct answers. "A disney cartoon" is marked as incorrect, but disney purchased the rights to the muppets which have at times been drawn as a cartoon.

http://disney.go.com/muppets/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeeter_(cartoon_character)
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3197. post - 2011.09.06. 11:36:42 (Reply to post #3195 of manunkind.)
Quote: manunkind - 2011.09.06. 04:17:14
"If you lived in a one story house made "entirely of redwood" what color would the stairs be?"

aren't 'none of the above' questions frowned upon?


I didn't think it had 'none of the above' as an answer. personally, I like this gentle lateral thinking style of question!
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3198. post - 2011.09.07. 07:44:15
I can get to the Union Jack question, but I don't get what is wrong with it. From everything I read to confirm an answer, it seems both Union Flag and Union Jack are acceptable.

The steps of the ladder question, I found just as annoying. It is already close to max characters, so any idea how to re-write it?

Kermit the frog: changed the disney choice to something else.
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3199. post - 2011.09.07. 09:40:00 (Reply to post #3198 of ChaoticGemini.)
Quote: ChaoticGemini - 2011.09.07. 07:44:15
The steps of the ladder question, I found just as annoying. It is already close to max characters, so any idea how to re-write it?


Just delete it. Why keep a question, for which one should remember incorrect answer to pass through?
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3200. post - 2011.09.09. 15:46:43
One dog year equals how many human years?
7
5
6
8

For crying out loud, why is this still here? It is 2011. If I was born in 2000 I would be 11 years old. If my dog was born in 2000 it would also be 11 years old. SHOW ME A CALENDAR MADE BY DOGS THAT SAYS DIFFERENT!!
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