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3241. post - 2011.11.01. 04:34:27
(aw, that's sad to hear about Stekkos. he's a good man. )

"There are 78 Crows sitting on a tree , You Shoot one of them down, How many will be left?"

wouldn't the one you shot still be left? the question doesn't specify left in the tree or in the general area (like on the ground).
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3242. post - 2011.11.01. 04:58:26 (Reply to post #3241 of manunkind.)
The crows is a classical lateral thinking question. The problem is the context it come up with in the quiz. For over a year there have been reported problems with it, but the decision was made that (currently) 77.61% get it correct, so it must be okay.
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3243. post - 2011.11.03. 15:25:51
What is Neptune god of?

It states "Underworld", when it's in fact god of Sea
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3244. post - 2011.11.03. 17:26:44
^ Valkyrie, isn't there a "not" in that question?

ChaoticGemini, ironic that a brain teaser promoting lateral thinking is denying another possible right answer, no? in any event, how about simply removing the 'incorrect' answer of 1? then there's no confusion.
This post was modified by manunkind at 2011.11.03. 17:29:37
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3245. post - 2011.11.03. 20:48:26
What sort of weapon is a Japanese Shuriken?
A throwing star
A knife
A noose
A sword

I don't agree on this one. I'll quote wikipedia to explain why.
A shuriken (Japanese 手裏剣; literally: "sword hidden in the hand") is a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was generally used for throwing, and sometimes stabbing or slashing. They are sharpened hand-held blades made from a variety of everyday items such as needles, nails, and knives, as well as coins, washers, and other flat plates of metal.

Shuriken are commonly known in the West as "throwing stars", "ninja stars" or inaccurately as "Chinese stars", though they took many different shapes and designs during the time they were used.

So it means "sword" and it is not always star-shaped.
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3246. post - 2011.11.04. 09:30:02
manunkind, if 1 was removed as a choice than it would be an obvious question rather than a thinking question. I suggested that these type of questions should be labeled for out-of-the box thinking so one can tell the difference between these and the actual math questions, but again, I was told with so many people getting it correct that it didn't matter.

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changed "A throwing star" to "A thrown weapon"
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3247. post - 2011.11.04. 11:14:12 (Reply to post #3244 of manunkind.)
Quote: manunkind - 2011.11.03. 17:26:44
^ Valkyrie, isn't there a "not" in that question?

ChaoticGemini, ironic that a brain teaser promoting lateral thinking is denying another possible right answer, no? in any event, how about simply removing the 'incorrect' answer of 1? then there's no confusion.


If it was, I didn't notice it. Will check next time it comes around...
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3248. post - 2011.11.04. 15:07:03
A Samurai's 'Soul' is said to be inside his.. ?
Mind
Horse
Heart
Sword

And here's another one that is not true. Well, it has been said (also by the writer of this question), but I still disagree.
This time I'll quote http://www.samurai-archives.com/sts.html .

Tokugawa Ieyasu's famous remark that the sword was the 'soul of the samurai' should not be taken at face value.
(...) the sword during these times was definitely not the 'soul of the samurai' as put by Ieyasu, but a back-up weapon of comparatively little battlefield or civilian importance

I don't have time to read the full article and find a good correction for this question, but I just don't agree with it.
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3249. post - 2011.11.05. 14:06:01
the next year that February will have 29 days is?
2014
2011
2012 <--
2013

While this is correct right now, it will soon change.
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3250. post - 2011.11.06. 17:19:46
I've got two questions this time.

How many petals are on a lucky clover?
2
7
4
5

With clovers, you do not look at the petals. Petals are the "leaves" of flowers. Have you ever seen flowers on a lucky clover? (Yes, clovers do have flowers, but you probably don't notice them unless you know they are there.) I suggest you change "petals" to "leaflets" (one group of leaflets is a leaf).


What do the French Appellation d'Origin Controlee laws regulate ?
Bread
Beer
Spices
Wine

First, there's a typo/spelling error. It should be "Appellation d’origine contrôlée". And second, it regulates not only wine, but also cheese, lavender, honey, mustard and more.
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3251. post - 2011.11.08. 13:48:44
This question is not wrong, but it is double:

What color do you get when you mix yellow and blue paints?
green
purple
orange
brown

I get it quite often and there's 2 different variations. There's also another one that's double, but I forgot to copy it when I came across it. (I've gotten that question twice in a row, it was kind of odd to answer the (more or less) exact same question twice.)
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3252. post - 2011.11.09. 01:11:41
^ i think the other one is the same except without the word 'paints'.
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3253. post - 2011.11.09. 19:18:53
"How did the Milky Way get its name?"

the answer marked correct is a mythology explaining *why* it looks as it does. it is not an explanation of how it got its name.
This post was modified by manunkind at 2011.11.09. 19:31:25
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3254. post - 2011.11.11. 08:02:47
sorry, i didn't get the exact phrase because it was during the quiz olympics, but the question that asks for Demi Moore's character's name in "The Ghost" has the movie title wrong. it's just "Ghost".
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3255. post - 2011.11.11. 10:31:47
The above mentioned questions are corrected.
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3256. post - 2011.11.12. 15:19:23 (Reply to post #3252 of manunkind.)
And here is the 3. version:
"If you mix 50 ml of blue dyes and 50 ml of yellow dyes,what color u will get?
red
purple
brown
green"

It can be someone's favorite activity to ask the same thing:)
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3257. post - 2011.11.15. 05:06:02
When was Julius Caesar murdered?
54BC
44BC
45BC
34BC

pretty tight range of dates (just 20 years across all four answers) for an event that occurred more than 2000 years ago.
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3258. post - 2011.11.24. 09:55:38
Which is a NOT a caliber of a handgun?
.45
9 mm
12 gauge <--Marked correct
.44 magnum

First off, this is an odd-one out question and should have been filtered.
Secondly, there are several examples of historical 12-gauge handguns, and also some modern variates (some home made, some industrial) (http://www.westerncanoekayak.com/product_spec.php?item_description_id=5397, http://www.westerncanoekayak.com/product_spec.php?item_description_id=5397, http://www.westerncanoekayak.com/product_spec.php?item_description_id=5397).
This post was modified by Sbart at 2011.11.24. 10:02:18
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3259. post - 2011.11.27. 15:51:16
First flown on 30 September 1975, the AH-64 has a front-mounted sensor for target acquisition and night vision systems. What is AH-64?
combat helicopter
combat fihter jet <---Spelling!
howizer
combat ship

Anaphlyactic shock is can be a result of what? <--- GRammar of the question!
Extraordinarily bad news.
Toxic bites from insects, mammals, and or fishes.
Touching live electric cables during a thunderstorm.
Being exposed to extreme cold for too long.
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3260. post - 2011.11.27. 23:12:46
I think fixed everything! Also fixed "howitzer"
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