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3361. post - 2012.05.14. 10:32:18
About "Twinkle...." so I want my correct answer back!!
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3362. post - 2012.05.14. 16:57:40
First time :

"Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder...?
Where you are?
Who you are?
Why you are?
[u]What you are?[/u]

Wrong answer! The correct answer is: Where you are?. "

Second time, a few hours after the first time :

"Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder...?
[u]Where you are?[/u]
Who you are?
Why you are?
What you are?

Wrong answer! The correct answer is: What you are?. "

..... o.o'

You've got to be kiddin me
This post was modified by Kaen at 2012.05.14. 17:10:32
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3363. post - 2012.05.15. 18:19:32
Always worked right for me..
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3364. post - 2012.05.18. 21:52:56
Moved to spelling errors.
This post was modified by Dancer at 2012.05.18. 22:38:51
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3365. post - 2012.05.24. 13:59:37
Question- What was the first capital of ancient Egypt?

Answer given as Memphis.

According to Wikipedia and a couple of other sites Thinis (or This) was the first capital.
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3366. post - 2012.06.01. 10:16:40
What is fire in normal conditions?
Plasma <- Marked as correct
Organic matter
Hydrogen-Chloride
Gas

I found this question a bit odd, so I looked it up.
"For the most part, fire is a mixture of hot gases. Flames are the result of a chemical reaction, primarily between oxygen in air and a fuel, such as wood or propane. In addition to other products, the reaction produces carbon dioxide, steam, light, and heat. If the flame is hot enough, the gases are ionized and become yet another state of matter: plasma. "
(http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistryfaqs/f/firechemistry.htm)

So, under normal conditions (or for the most part) fire is actually burning gases. Only if the flame gets hot enough it goes into a plasma. So the question is ambiguous at best, and looks to be the result of poor research on both the writer and evaluator.
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3367. post - 2012.06.01. 22:18:19
What color is the Muppet, "Kermit", on Sesame Street?
Orange
Blue
Green
Red

This question just made me...laugh. Sure Kermit is green, but he is from the Muppet Show, not Sesame Street.

My misstake, nothing to see here...
This post was modified by Sbart at 2012.06.06. 15:28:01
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3368. post - 2012.06.02. 00:19:26
Rewrote question as: What is fire burning at extreme heat?

Kermit may have originated on The Muppet Show, but he also regularly appeared on Sesame Street, so as the question is written, I don't see a problem.

As far as I know, Memphis is the commonly accepted answer to the first capital of Egypt. If others want to weigh in on the issue, I would be happy to re-examine it.
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3369. post - 2012.06.03. 16:43:52
In physics, which of these is not a unit of force?
Dyne
Erg
Pound
Newton

The correct answer is marked as erg, but it should be pound.
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3370. post - 2012.06.03. 20:58:30 (Reply to post #3369 of mas0.)
erg is a unit of energy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erg
Dyne is a unit of force http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyne
Newton is a unit of force http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_%28unit%29
Pound is a unit of force http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_%28force%29

....but the question is an "odd one out" question and should not be allowed according to the guidelines of the quiz (even though Beholder does not care about that).
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3371. post - 2012.06.05. 22:48:02
Barack Obama previously served as ?
Senator of United States
President of UN
teacher of Columbia University
President of United States

grammar aside, the 4th answer will inevitably make this a bad question.
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3372. post - 2012.06.05. 22:50:24
Kermit the Frog did not originate on the muppet show. he appeared regularly on sesame street (1969-) years before there was a muppet show (1976-1981).
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3373. post - 2012.06.06. 06:26:39
One of these song is not from Madonna.

song-->songs
the bigger issue is "from"
while madonna sings a version of american pie, i wouldn't say it's "from" her.
poor don mclean gets no respect.
how about changing it to "recorded by"?
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3374. post - 2012.06.06. 15:06:35
I just removed the Obama and Madonna questions because there are similar questions in the database written better.

Also, thanks for the info about Kermit. I learned something today.
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3375. post - 2012.06.08. 07:02:53
I'm very sorry, but I can't remember the exact question, but it went a little something like this. "Which of Jupiter's moons may support life?"

My answer was: Europa [yoo-roh-puh, yuh-]  Europa , in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of Jupiter. Magnetic-field data collected by the space probe Galileo in 2002 strongly indicates a liquid-water ocean—similar to oceans found on Earth and possibly capable of supporting simple life forms—beneath Europa's frozen surface.

The answer which is suppose to be correct is: Io [ee-oh]  Io , in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of Jupiter. Io is subject to Jupiter's enormous tidal forces and is, as a result, the most volcanically active body in the solar system.

I received a bad question just because it was similar to someone else.
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3376. post - 2012.06.08. 11:46:17 (Reply to post #3375 of Phatboi.)
I think I found the question: Which of Jupiter's moons are most likely to have life on them?

Io is marked as correct, but from what I read, it has the heat and energy, but lacks water for life.

Europa, was long thought to be a possibility, but I found recent reports claiming that the ocean may be too acidic to support life.

I changed the answer to Europa, for now, but would love to hear from someone more versed in the subject to know if the question is valid at all.
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3377. post - 2012.06.19. 23:02:34
Question "How long is river Amur?" and answers are:
- 5258 km
- 4444 km (marked as correct)
- 3899 km
- 2154 km

None of these answers are correct. As Wikipedia says it's 2824 km (and other refferences have same figure). Even if you add Shilka river (as some people do) then it's 4510 km.
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3378. post - 2012.06.20. 04:35:58
"Who wrote The Origin of Species?"

the book is titled, "On the Origin of Species".
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3379. post - 2012.06.22. 21:05:03
The famous heavyweight boxing match dubbed the 'Thriller in Manila' was fought between which two boxing legends?

'Thriller in Manila' --> 'Thrilla in Manila'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrilla_in_Manila
http://cultureboxe.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/ali_frazier.png
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3380. post - 2012.06.23. 21:20:49 (Reply to post #3378 of manunkind.)
Quote: manunkind - 2012.06.20. 04:35:58
"Who wrote The Origin of Species?"

the book is titled, "On the Origin of Species".


Originally it had an even longer title than that, but in the last third of the 1800's it was actually shortened to The Origin of Species. I don't have time to look up the details right now, but I'm sure you can find it.
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