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3541. post - 2013.01.27. 16:50:27
Hi,

Q. Which animal from the list is a mammal?

A.:
Eagle
Kangaroo
Shark
Whale

It can be different for an Aussi; but in EU we were told a Kangaroo is a mammal too...
I don't want to spoil the question; but 1 mammal should be removed; isn't it?

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3542. post - 2013.01.31. 16:27:56
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In which war did the Bloody Sunday happen?

Answer given, The Irish war of Independence.

The Irish war of independence was 1919-1921.

Bloody Sunday took place in 1972. Only 50 years out.

Obviously getting confused with "The Troubles"
But lets not rewrite history.

On a side note, why do the page numbers for this thread run past the borders and to the edge of the screen?
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3543. post - 2013.01.31. 21:30:41 (Reply to post #3542 of Dancer.)
Bloody Sunday (1920) in the Irish War of Independence: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_%281920%29

Although the list of Bloody_Sunday_(disambiguation): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_%28disambiguation%29
(15 different events)
means that the question is a bit...ambigious?
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3544. post - 2013.02.22. 14:23:41
Which statement is true about a cell phone in direct contact with your ears?
- There is no data collected by cell phone companies suggesting there is a danger, only a possibility
- According to warnings on cell phone manuals radiation lvls decrease when held 2-4cm from ear
- Radiation can pass through your brain disrupting MDNA (messenger DNA) production
- All answers are correct


The first answer is an unclear sentence: there is no data collected, only a possibility? What does that mean?
"lvls" is not a word (yes, I know it means "levels").
And finally, can somebody explain to me what messenger DNA is? Is it articficially synthesised DNA that is used as some kind of text message? Is it a kind of T-DNA? Is it viral DNA that is transferred to a host and therefore works as a kind of message? I have never heard of this term "MDNA", the only information I can find about it is this scientific paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cbf.1074/pdf
The only way I can think of to answer this question correctly is to put your bets on the "all of the answers" option, because this option is often not included for nothing.
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3545. post - 2013.02.22. 15:46:24 (Reply to post #3544 of Wtfakkeltje.)
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_messenger_DNA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messenger_RNA

In short: It should be mRNA not MDNA.

My personal opinion is that question should be removed from the database since it is badly written on several points. MDNA is one and the "There is no data collected"-statement is the other. Besides, questions with "All answers are correct" should in general be removed.
In my opinion.
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3546. post - 2013.03.01. 16:21:05
The various colors of fireworks depend on what?

The temperature of the burning fuse
Artificial dyes added to the fireworks
The chemicals used in making them
The hight they explode in the atmosphere

"height" is misspelled
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3547. post - 2013.03.02. 13:18:02
'Michael Moore's film, that probes the culture of guns and violence in the United States.'

This is not even a question!
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3548. post - 2013.03.02. 15:39:28
Approximately how many species of Rattlesnake are there?

10
20
30....marked correct
40

www.azgfd.gov/rattlesnakes


Scientists have identified 36 rattlesnake species.

So surely 40 is correct?
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3549. post - 2013.03.06. 21:02:44
Where was born Ferenc Puskas?

s/b: Where was Ferenc Puskas born?

Also,

Which band song the song "American Idiot"?

s/b: "sung the song"
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3550. post - 2013.03.06. 22:02:35
Which team in the NFL has played in 8 Super Bowls?

Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
Green Bay Packers
Dallas Cowboys

Two correct answers!!! Cowboys and Steelers have played in 8 SB's - so even if you guess right you have a 50% chance of it being marked wrong. Perhaps this is an older question in which case a date should have been included (Steelers had 7 appearances prior to SB XLV played in 2/2011). So this question has been wrong for about two years.
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3551. post - 2013.03.12. 19:20:02
What is the Navy ship LST stand for?

Landing ship tracked
Leading Ship taskforcs
Landing ship tank
Landing ship Truck

Rephrase the question for better grammar: perhaps simply ask "For a navy ship, LST is an abbreviation of?

I also think "taskforcs" probably should be "taskforce"?
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3552. post - 2013.03.14. 20:40:36
I may have read the question wrong but I swear it said:

On a dartboard, what is the lowest score you can get with one dart?

four numbers in the twenties are listed with 21 being the lowest and 23 being marked correct. So unless I did read it wrong, the 21 should be correct since a single dart in the triple 7 ring scores 21 points.

I don't even know how you score 23 with a single dart? So maybe I read it wrong...
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3553. post - 2013.03.15. 12:13:16 (Reply to post #3552 of TheLion.)
Quote: TheLion - 2013.03.14. 20:40:36
I may have read the question wrong but I swear it said:

On a dartboard, what is the lowest score you can get with one dart?

four numbers in the twenties are listed with 21 being the lowest and 23 being marked correct. So unless I did read it wrong, the 21 should be correct since a single dart in the triple 7 ring scores 21 points.

I don't even know how you score 23 with a single dart? So maybe I read it wrong...


I think you will find that the question asks "What is the lowest number you can not score with one dart?" The answer to that question is indeed 23.
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3554. post - 2013.03.15. 20:32:02
OH, so I missed the "NOT", that would make sense then. Although since it asked specifically "YOU" doesn't that mean the lowest score I couldn't score which would still be 21 because if I can't even see the NOT in the question there's no way in h_ll I'm hitting a triple 7!
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3555. post - 2013.03.19. 05:09:07
A few I have picked up of late:

What does ANZNC day stand for?
An New Zealand Bank
Australia and New Zealand Army Corps <=
An Australian Bank
US Army Corps

1) it is ANZAC.
2) ANZAC Day is the equivalent of Memorial Day in US or Remembrance Day in UK, so given answers are incorrect for the question.

Change the question to "What does 'ANZAC' mean?", keep same answers and result.

How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?

2
3 <=
4
5

Top answer: In America and Canada: 3 (5 ml) teaspoons = 1 tablespoon (15 ml). In Australia and the UK: 4 (5 ml) teaspoons = 1 tablespoon (20ml)

So change question by Including "in North America" Actually just realised that it may have been the answer '4' in which case it should include the detail "in Australia and the UK'" sorry bout that, Chief.
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3556. post - 2013.03.19. 09:25:13 (Reply to post #3553 of Johannes Buckbeak.)
Quote: Johannes Buckbeak - 2013.03.15. 12:13:16
Quote: TheLion - 2013.03.14. 20:40:36
I may have read the question wrong but I swear it said:

On a dartboard, what is the lowest score you can get with one dart?

four numbers in the twenties are listed with 21 being the lowest and 23 being marked correct. So unless I did read it wrong, the 21 should be correct since a single dart in the triple 7 ring scores 21 points.

I don't even know how you score 23 with a single dart? So maybe I read it wrong...


I think you will find that the question asks "What is the lowest number you can not score with one dart?" The answer to that question is indeed 23.


Actually, the question was: "On a standard dartboard, what is the lowest number that can't be scored with a single dart?"

I corrected the other questions, too.
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3557. post - 2013.03.25. 22:05:36
This might be a bit picky but...

People first ate popcorn . . .

more than 5,000 years ago
more than 100 years ago
last night at the movies
more than 1,000 years ago

Technically by including "more than" in three of the answers would make all 3 of those answers correct. For instance, lets say the EXACT number of years was 5,001 - well that's more than 5,000 years ago and it's more than 1,000 years ago and it is also more than 100 years ago - so all 3 are correct.
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3558. post - 2013.04.04. 22:48:45
Just another one to be picky about

In binary, what is 10+10?

Technically, shouldn't it be 0010 + 0010 as not to be confused with the decimal equivalent of "10+10"? As it is written, the question seems to be asking what is 1010 + 1010 which would be 0001 0100 or the decimal equivalent of 20. Therefore this is ambiguous at best.
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3559. post - 2013.04.05. 21:46:55
Which movie did this quote come from, "If you build it, he will come."?

should be they not he.

edit: whoops, nevermind.
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3560. post - 2013.04.07. 14:25:08
What is the fictional pseudonym of Sir Peter Blakeney?

Answer given- the Scarlet Pimpernel

Who checks these questions?
The title character of the Scarlet Pimpernel's name was Sir Percy Blakeney.
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