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3421. post - 2012.08.07. 20:34:29
Question- Who or what is Barca?

Answer given is a football team.

One of the answers marked as incorrect is a city.
But, according to wikipedia.............................Barca can refer to the following:

Geography,
Barca a Greek, later Roman and Byzantine city in North Africa, occupying the coastal area of what is modern Libya.
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3422. post - 2012.08.09. 13:12:17
Just had this question...................
What is the most endangered species on the planet?

By the nature of the question, the correct answer this week, month or year, probably wont be the same in the future.
Prefixing with "As of ????" solves this.
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3423. post - 2012.08.10. 11:26:22
Just had this one..................
Question....How many years can a bat live ?

With not to much digging i found answers ranging from 2,5 to 30+ years. And with over 900 species.
So maybe a little vague?
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3424. post - 2012.08.11. 18:15:00
"Which of the following is not another name for Halloween?"

The answer "All Saints Day" was marked wrong, meaning that this is the same as Halloween. But it's not - Halloween is the night before All Saints Day, that's what the name means (It is a contraction of All Hallows Eve). Saying they are the same is like saying Christmas Eve is the same as Christmas Day.
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3425. post - 2012.08.11. 23:39:49 (Reply to post #3424 of Johannes Buckbeak.)
Picking up where it appears another moderator left off....

Quote: Dancer - 2012.08.09. 13:12:17
What is the most endangered species on the planet?

I think this is one of those that have different answers depending on the source. Over half are getting it correct, so I appended "According to the WWF in 2012" to the question because the answer stays the same.

Quote: Dancer - 2012.08.10. 11:26:22
Just had this one..................
Question....How many years can a bat live ?

Good point. Changed it to "Vampire Bat" since that is what it appears the questioner was looking at.

Quote: Johannes Buckbeak - 2012.08.11. 18:15:00
"Which of the following is not another name for Halloween?"

Hmm, I see no saving this one. Love the spelling "Samhaine" too. Just removed it for far too many reasons.
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3426. post - 2012.08.11. 23:41:30
question: Use of royal decree

Sorry, it was in the middle of the Olympics; so I didn't take note but the right answer still indicates "2"; where now it is "3"... and yes; "3" is a possible choice too.... . (So I answered wrong, ...ahum...right... but wrong ! Right?) rofl ... you know!

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3427. post - 2012.08.12. 20:50:50
This came up in the Quiz olympics so sorry if wording is not correct..............
Question: In the great pyramids, where is Chicken Itza located?

Should be Chichen Itza (I've been there and it is stunning!) also not sure that is is classed in with the great pyramids?
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3428. post - 2012.08.13. 02:42:24
Just found this one....................
Where do planktons live?

Plankton is the collective name, but i did find out that individual plankton are referred to as plankters (spell check hates this!!)
That might be a good question...............
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3429. post - 2012.08.13. 03:19:48
Did I read that "None of the above answers" are now rejected?

If so then this one needs correcting although the answer did make me smile...................

Question: On average, how often does a peacock lay eggs?

Cant remember the other wrong answers, but correct is none of the above as it is the Peahen that lays the eggs.
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3430. post - 2012.08.13. 17:50:52
This one may open a can of worms, and would love to know what Chaotic was taught (You are from the U.S, right?)
Question: Which of the following is NOT a continent?

Among the answers are Austria. Marked as correct.
But the next answer was America, not N/S America, simply America.
Now I have never heard America being called a continent.

But according to wikipedia(!!?) The number of continents depends on the Country you were taught in.
Either way I think this question needs addressing.
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3431. post - 2012.08.13. 18:03:05
How about this one.....................Which bear is least likely to maul a hiker? Brown, grizzly, Polar, Teddy.

Now as I live in the U.K so the odds of getting mauled by any of them are very slim.
And i tried researching online to find the numbers of hikers that are mauled by polar bears each year, but again not much luck..............And indeed in the U.K there are more accidents/hospital visits due to teddy bears each year than the other 3 combined !!!!!
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3432. post - 2012.08.13. 20:54:04 (Reply to post #3431 of Dancer.)
I corrected most of the problems.
However a hiker-mauling Teddy-bear could be only the star of a horror movie, so it's an easy tick.
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3433. post - 2012.08.13. 21:08:42
Sorry I didn't copy the question because I didn't realise it would be a problem. But it was something like "What colour do you get if you add together all the colours of the rainbow?". The answer marked correct was Black, White was marked wrong. This is a classic error, confusing additive and subtractive colour mixing. If you mix up paints of all colours you do indeed get black. But if you mix up light of all colours (as in a rainbow) then you get white. So if any answer is going to be marked correct, given the wording, it ought to be white. But in practice as written the question is genuinely ambiguous - you could very well argue that if you take pigments of red, orange etc and add them together you get black. So this question needs to be retired or rewritten.
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3434. post - 2012.08.15. 15:56:57
Bad spelling in the answer to this.........
What does the green colour of the Nigerian Flag stand for?

one of the answers is ...........deligence, instead of diligence.
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3435. post - 2012.08.15. 17:12:41
Who were the first Europeans to colonize Alaska?

Russians is marked as correct, but i'd wager it's the Asian eastern Russians rather than the European western Russians who traveled eastward. a solution may be to change European to Caucasian.
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3436. post - 2012.08.15. 20:24:27 (Reply to post #3435 of manunkind.)
Quote: manunkind - 2012.08.15. 17:12:41
Who were the first Europeans to colonize Alaska?

Russians is marked as correct, but i'd wager it's the Asian eastern Russians rather than the European western Russians who traveled eastward. a solution may be to change European to Caucasian.


... or "What was the first european nation to colonize Alaska?"
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3437. post - 2012.08.15. 23:04:59
Did I read that questions along the "what is the second largest?" vein are not allowed?
If so then this one needs addressing......................The Corryvreckan, the third largest whirlpool in the world, is found where?
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3438. post - 2012.08.16. 14:39:42
Question,

Which president is on the us 5 dollar bill?

Grammar, change us to U.S.
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3439. post - 2012.08.16. 21:27:59
Question...
What is Stevie Wonders real name?
Correct answer marked as Steveland Judkins

Correct answer is.............
Stevland Hardaway Judkins


The 62-year-old musician cites irreconcilable differences in papers filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. He filed the documents under his real name, Stevland Morris. (Changed from Judkins to his mothers maiden name of Morris)
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3440. post - 2012.08.17. 22:56:38
Whit is actor Michael J Fox's middle name?

This one got through? What's up WHIT that? How can you not see what is wrong WHIT this one?

Just joking, I'm okay WHIT it, but probably should change the first word to "Which" or even reword it to "Which of the following ..."
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