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3261. post - 2011.11.28. 04:39:57
Where does the Los Angeles Dodgers play?

well, they PLAY all over the US. the question seems to be about where they are based.
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much likedWtfakkeltjeMale

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3262. post - 2011.11.28. 16:26:39
The country that accounts for nearly one third of the total teak production of the world is?
Brasil
Myanmar
China
Zambia

And here's another double question. I got this one twice on the same series of hunts. Again, an easy way to get correct answers, but it doesn't seem fair.
I don't know exactly how the other version is written, unfortunately.


edit: I found the other one:
Which country produces one third of the total Teak (wood) production of the world?
Ecuador
Thailand
Myanmar
Bolivia
This post was modified by Wtfakkeltje at 2011.11.30. 10:05:56
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public enemyMacSkaMale

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3263. post - 2011.11.30. 07:32:05
"where is there a city within a capital city ?
paris
rome
new york
moscow"

Rome was good, ?
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very popularJohannes Buckbeak

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3264. post - 2011.11.30. 09:14:10
Vatican City is entirely within the city of Rome.
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very populareukar

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3265. post - 2011.11.30. 09:25:20
The length of the Suez canal is?
162,5 km
156,5 km
171,5 km
166,5 km

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suez_Canal

It's either 164 km, or 193.3 km, or I cannot read at all?
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3266. post - 2011.12.01. 10:19:08 (Reply to post #3265 of eukar.)
Quote: eukar - 2011.11.30. 09:25:20
The length of the Suez canal is?
162,5 km
156,5 km
171,5 km
166,5 km

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suez_Canal

It's either 164 km, or 193.3 km, or I cannot read at all?


From the source you quote:
"When first built, the canal was 164 km (102 mi) long and 8 m (26 ft) deep. After multiple enlargements, the canal is 193.30 km (120.11 mi) long, 24 m (79 ft) deep and 205 metres (673 ft) wide as of 2010.[2] It consists of the northern access channel of 22 km/14 mi, the canal itself of 162.25 km/100.82 mi and the southern access channel of 9 km/5.6 mi."

Which still makes the answer wrong (162.5 km>162.25 km).
This post was modified by Sbart at 2011.12.01. 10:20:06
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very populareukar

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3267. post - 2011.12.01. 10:23:41
I see Seems I cannot read well - I will practice!
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much likedTheLion

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3268. post - 2011.12.02. 05:02:11
Who introduced bananas to Europeans?

Which Europeans and what type of banana? too vague and you'll get different answers!

Portugese sailors brought bananas to Europe
Alexander the Great ate them and his men took them back to the Western World (Alaxnder was marked as "right")
coffee and bananas were first introduced to Europe during the Colombian Exchange with Europe
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3269. post - 2011.12.02. 08:04:39 (Reply to post #3263 of MacSka.)
in this question capital letters would fit nice next to capital cities
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averageMosquito665Male

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3270. post - 2011.12.02. 08:12:29 (Reply to post #3266 of Sbart.)
this is a funny question. i checked "The length of the Suez canal" in several languages on the wikipedia. try it, u will be amazed.
hardly find 2 with the same length.
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3271. post - 2011.12.06. 15:33:20
Which Element was discovered by Fredrick Wohler in the year 1798 ?
Carpeteria
Chromium
Beryllium <---Marked as correct
Barium

Some problems with this question. Fredrick Wöhler (31 July 1800 – 23 September 1882) did isolated beryllium in 1828, but beryllium was discovered in 1798 by french chemist Nicolas Louis Vauquelin.
So Fredrick Wöhler wasn't even born when beryllium was discovered, even if he was among the first to isolate it as a single component.

(all data taken from wikipedia)

Shame on the person that let that question through!
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3272. post - 2011.12.06. 17:22:01
Had a question about the number of wins for World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb (by 2011) or something similar and the answer marked as correct was 7. I chose that because everything I found said 8 and that was not available, so assuming this question was written in 2011 before the end of 2011 and that Loeb add another win late this year?
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3273. post - 2011.12.06. 20:39:13 (Reply to post #3272 of TheLion.)
WRCC final result 2011

1. Sébastien Loeb (france) 222 p
2. Mikko Hirvonen (fin) 214 p
3. Sébastien Ogier (france) 196 p

Yes, Loeb got his 8th on 10-13 november, Wales-rali, Cardiff
Doomlord forum moderator at your service.
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popularSbartMale

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3274. post - 2011.12.08. 10:14:22
A victory gained at too geat a cost is called a ' _____ victory'?
Drastic
Doric
Mystic
Pyrrhic

Should be great.
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very popularJohannes Buckbeak

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3275. post - 2011.12.08. 11:45:35
I posted this in the Quiz fixing thread, but I think it probably belongs here - that other thread is for spelling mistakes, I now realise:

Which of these is a colour and also a flower?

Violet
Pink
Red
Blue

How did this get through? A Violet is a flower, of course, but so is a Pink - Dianthus Plumarius.
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popularSbartMale

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3276. post - 2011.12.08. 12:09:25 (Reply to post #3275 of Johannes Buckbeak.)
The Quiz fixing thread is where some people with access to the quiz data base posts quiz questions that has been fixed (or at least used too).
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3277. post - 2011.12.10. 22:05:06
Quiz: What is the highest winning combination in poker?
Wrong answer, the correct answer was: Royal Flush.
Isn´t the highest hand Royal stright flush?
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3278. post - 2011.12.14. 03:16:18 (Reply to post #3277 of Svante64.)
A royal flush and a "royal straight" flush would be the same.
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3279. post - 2011.12.16. 23:14:22
so much for a reasonable span between dates on answer choices, eh?

When did World War II take place?

1939-1945
1938-1944
1939-1944
1938-1945
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very populareukar

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3280. post - 2011.12.17. 10:12:50
How often are the Championships held in doomlord?
Monthly *
Bi-monthly
Daily
Weekly

First, the answer is not correct any more. Second, I thought that common practice is to limit Doomlord questions to those that can be answered by a level 1 player without reading whole forum?
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