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3201. post - 2011.09.10. 12:39:10
Which of these vegetables is about 90% water?
Cabbage
Lettuce<--- shown as correct
Carrot
Potato

http://www.ehow.com/list_7427642_fruits-vegetables-contain-water_.html

This shows iceberg lettuce at 96% and cabbage at 92%. Judging by this, cabbage is closer to the 90% asked for!
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3202. post - 2011.09.12. 06:02:49
Who fought achilles?

more than one correct answer. paris is marked as incorrect, but seeing as he killed achilles, they fought (albeit briefly and at a distance).
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3203. post - 2011.09.12. 06:37:58
I made a question and by accident selected the wrong answer. what do I do?
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3204. post - 2011.09.13. 16:53:14
What was the full name of Alexandre Dumas (father)?
Alexandre Atoine Dumas
Alexandre Guillerme Dumas
Alexandre Francois Dumas
Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie

Correct answer should be "Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie"
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3205. post - 2011.09.13. 20:02:19 (Reply to post #3203 of Artimis.)
Quote: Artimis - 2011.09.12. 06:37:58
I made a question and by accident selected the wrong answer. what do I do?


Post the question here, we can fix the answer. Unless it is this one:

Who is responsible for expiration dates dairy products? If thats the case it was rejected for the reason that the answer changes depending on country. Not for the fact that the wrong answer was marked.
This post was modified by stekkos at 2011.09.13. 20:05:49
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3206. post - 2011.09.13. 22:44:35
Who was known as "the sultan of swing"?

==> He is called "Sultan of swat" here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth
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3207. post - 2011.09.14. 01:03:53
^
i don't know the answers given to the question, but...

in cricket...
Wasim Akram- The sultan of swing
http://www.sify.com/sports/wasim-akram-the-sultan-of-swing-news-cricket-lcpqEcdaiai.html

in music...
Hossam Ramzy
http://www.soundunwound.com/music/hossam-ramzy/40342
(also dire straits album and Adolph Hofner)
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3208. post - 2011.09.15. 09:51:53
What is the men to women ratio in Qatar (2009)?
1:1
3.5:1
1:2
2:1

Answer should be 3:1

http://data.un.org/CountryProfile.aspx?crName=QATAR
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3209. post - 2011.09.15. 13:33:15
Which of the following are DoD information classifications?
Secret and Confidential
None of the above
Outspoken and Veridict
Open and Free

Spelling - Veridict? Should it be Verdict??

Apart from that, there is no correct answer here or a confusing set of answers. The answer "Secret and Confidential" is not correct unless it is altered to 'Secret' and 'Confidential'. As it stands it appears to be a specific classification.

http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/pdf/customer/STINFOdata/DoD5200_1ph.pdf

"There are three levels of classification, “TOP SECRET”, “SECRET” and
“CONFIDENTIAL.” Do not use other terms, such as “Official Use Only,” or
“Administratively Confidential,” to identify classified national security information."
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3210. post - 2011.09.15. 21:59:13
"Which of the following has a bite that could cause an allergic reaction in a person, sending them into anaphylactic shock?"

hornets sting; they don't bite.
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3211. post - 2011.09.16. 16:22:55
Longest tv show: Any question regarding movies, comics, books etc is restricted already to English language only. So the question does not need to specify

Plongrb or whatever it is removed

Most common name: Muhhamad seems to be a valid answer according to various sites.

Underwater ladder q removed

Redwood house q: The use of there are no stairs here is ok since it is actually the trick to the question, not just a way to avoid putting a 4th answer

Dog years: This is a common way to compare animal, usually cats and dogs, lifespan to humans. It is derived from the avg life expectancy of dog vs human. So it is a valid question

Vegetable water % : I think since most vegetables are close to 90% water anw, it is a bit difficult q to keep. Any other opinions?

I cannot find a q about who fought Achilles, only who killed Achilles. If that is the one, then Paris is correct

Alexander Dumas q: The answer is correct, as far as i could search, his birth name was the aswer given

Sultan of swing q fixed

Qatar q fixed

DoD q deleted

Hornet q changed to sting/bite
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3212. post - 2011.09.16. 20:25:19
there are two different Achilles questions: who fought Achilles, and who killed Achilles. the who killed Achilles Q is fine. the who fought Achilles Q lists Hector as the correct answer. Hector fought and lost to Achilles, but Paris is also a correct answer.
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3213. post - 2011.09.18. 14:16:53
I came by: Who wrote the opera called 'The Sleeping Beauty'?

I changed opera to ballet, so the question now reads: Who wrote the ballet called 'The Sleeping Beauty'?
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3214. post - 2011.09.18. 21:08:38
What is the national bird of Argentina?

Wikipedia says that it is the Rufous Hornero, and that is not the Latin name. The quiz answer, which I luckily got correct by process of elimination, says something entirely different. Please correct.
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3215. post - 2011.09.19. 03:57:38 (Reply to post #3214 of Phaedrus.)
Quote: Phaedrus - 2011.09.18. 21:08:38
What is the national bird of Argentina?

Wikipedia says that it is the Rufous Hornero, and that is not the Latin name. The quiz answer, which I luckily got correct by process of elimination, says something entirely different. Please correct.


You're correct, it's Spanish. In English, the answer is correct.
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3216. post - 2011.09.19. 09:27:42
Glassblowing is a glass forming technique which was invented at approximately what year?
100 BC
50 BC
50 AD
100 AD

Given it is over 2000 years ago, surely there should be a greater gap between the BC years given. 100BC and 50BC are the same when 'approximately' comes into play!


What is Savate?
singer
food
sport
game

None of these. It is a Martial Art.
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3217. post - 2011.09.19. 19:19:12
When was Australia discovered?

by whom? it was discovered at different times by different cultures.
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3218. post - 2011.09.22. 19:02:40
Which country? "The land of Saunas, Santa Claus and Thousands of lakes,"?
Finland
Usa
China
Sweden

First of all, Santa Claus is fake. It's Sinterklaas. And about Santa, wikipedia says this:
According to a tradition which can be traced to the 1820s, Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, with a large number of magical elves, and nine (originally eight) flying reindeer.

Second, saunas can be anywhere. I just googled "land of saunas" and I get results such as: Slovenia, Minnesota, Estonia, Finland, Belgium.
Only the thing about the lakes seems to be true. Wikipedia says this about the lakes:
Finland is known as The Land of the Thousand Lakes, (actually there are 187888 lakes in Finland, of which 60000 are large)

So I think it would be better to just ask about the lakes and forget about the rest.
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3219. post - 2011.09.22. 22:19:46
Which country is the home of the troll culture?

ambiguous. what is meant by troll culture? mythology? the plastic toys with the poofy hair? critical forum users?
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3220. post - 2011.09.22. 22:21:46 (Reply to post #3218 of Wtfakkeltje.)
Wtfakkeltje, actually minnesota's motto is land of 10,000 lakes.
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