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3621. post - 2015.04.14. 05:48:26
Q. According to the proverb 'Loose lips...............'?
A. Sink ships

This is not a proverb but is an American English idiom meaning "beware of unguarded talk".
The phrase originated on propaganda posters during World War II. The phrase was created by the War Advertising Council and used on posters by the United States Office of War Information.
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3622. post - 2015.04.25. 18:23:09
Q What is the minimum body weight to qualify in a heavy weight class boxing match?
A No limitations
The minimum weight is 200 lbs... 91 kg.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavyweight
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3623. post - 2015.05.22. 06:30:37
What famous cartoon has two mice trying to take over the world?

the correct answer should be 'Pinky and the Brain' not 'the Pinky and the Brain'
a second correct answer is also listed amongst the answers:
pinky and the brain got their start on the animaniacs,
so this answer should be removed to avoid confusion.
the show is 'Animaniacs' not 'the Animaniacs', anyway.
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3624. post - 2015.07.08. 21:04:12
How many known moons does Jupiter have?

wikipedia says 67 which is between 2 of the answers provided.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moons_of_Jupiter

nasa says 50+17. 50 is also not among the answers provided.

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Jupiter
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3625. post - 2015.07.16. 17:50:21
Q: "When historical records indicate that first Ancient Olympic games began?"
--> When do historical records indicate that the first Ancient Olympic games began?
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3626. post - 2015.07.17. 04:50:07
Quiz in adventure Mage Trials: Although India qualified for the football world cup in 1950, they refused to take part. Why ?
The accepted answer is: They wanted to play their matches barefoot

However, on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_India_national_football_team) it says: "... the popular belief that the Indian team refused to play because they were not allowed to play barefoot is not entirely true ...... it was just a story to cover up the disastrous decision of the AIFF"
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3627. post - 2015.07.21. 02:54:30
Q: What gets bigger, the more you take out of it?
A: A hole

I got it right, but technically it is wrong, the hole gets bigger because you remove stuff surrounding the hole
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3628. post - 2015.07.28. 23:11:26
What is the name of the largest known star (2015)?

VY Canis Majoris is not the largest known star, but it is among the largest.
wikipedia currently has it ranked 8th.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_known_stars

suggested solution:

What is the name of one of the largest known stars?
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3629. post - 2015.07.28. 23:16:13
Dentists recommend dental flossing in order to reduce the development of...

the listed answer is correct, but so is a second answer that is marked incorrect: bad breath.

bad breath can be reduced through flossing. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/dont-let-bad-breath-trouble-your-pretty-smile?page=2 this answer should be replaced.
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3630. post - 2015.07.29. 15:46:29
Q: What are the human nails primarily made of ?

- calcium
- cartilage
- keratin
- protein

The accepted answer is "keratin" but "protein" is also correct since keratin is a protein

--> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nail_(anatomy) :"... made of a tough protective protein called keratin."
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3631. post - 2015.07.31. 02:14:55
Q: What is the name of the earliest known bird?

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/birds/archaeopteryx.html : "It has long been accepted that Archaeopteryx was a transitional form between birds and reptiles, and that it is the earliest known bird"

"Archaeopteryx" is not in the list of possible answers for this question

It might be, that some will argue that one of birds in the list is actually the first bird and not the "Archaeopteryx". But then the question must reflect this by asking something like this: "According to blablabla, what is ...."
This post was modified by Fatmonk at 2015.07.31. 02:20:48
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3632. post - 2015.07.31. 04:55:09
@ Fatmonk..........
Archaeopteryx was one of the original answers, but was changed after I made a post last December..............


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3603. post - 2014.12.25. 10:02:06

What is the name of the earliest known bird?
Answer given as correct is ' Archaeopteryx ', however at more than 10 million years older is Aurornis xui.
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/may/29/early-bird-dawn-archaeopteryx-aurornis-xui
http://news.discovery.com/animals/dinosaurs/worlds-oldest-known-bird-130529.htm
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3633. post - 2015.08.03. 03:04:41
Q: How many golf balls are there on the moon.

According to this website http://www.matthewweathers.com/year2007/golf_balls_moon.html there are 2 golf balls on the moon and not 3 as several other websites claim.

Btw the question should end with a question mark (minor detail)
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3634. post - 2015.09.25. 08:51:45
what is the main ingredient of shepherd's pie?

the answer marked as correct is lamb, but most online recipes seem to say beef.
http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Main-Dishes/Shepherds-Pie?utm_source=google-bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=how_to_beef_pies_recipes&utm_con tent=Shepherd_Pie_Recipe_recipelp&utm_campaign=RM_EG
while lamb may be a correct answer, it seems that so is beef.
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3635. post - 2015.10.16. 15:23:24
Adventure question: What is thought to be Tutankhamun's likely cause of the death?

How can a question like this be accepted? "Thought" by whom? There are obviously different opinions on the subject
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3636. post - 2015.11.23. 11:30:56 (Reply to post #3635 of Fatmonk.)
According to one of the greatest authorities of the issue, the well-known Egyptian archeologist, Zahi Hawass after making some examinations on the mummy. (He was the only one who could do them, because no other scientist received the necessary permissions - by the way he was Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs at the time.)

Anyway you are right, there are other opinions, however none of those can be found among the answers, so it's not so hard to find out.
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3637. post - 2015.11.26. 15:34:27
Which company makes the G Shock watches?

Sony
Seiko
Casio
Samsung

The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!
According to evaluators the answer is an uninteresting lexical knowledge.

Seriously???
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3638. post - 2015.11.27. 03:49:46 (Reply to post #3637 of Gcen.)
I agree with you, some questions are rejected with reasons like this one and yet you find a lot of similar questions accepted.
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3639. post - 2015.12.04. 08:11:52
"What is the longest river in the United States?"

the answer marked correct is Mississippi, which is the second longest in the U.S.
the correct answer is Missouri, which is not provided as an option.
solution: either add Missouri or change the question to "Which river is longest?"
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3640. post - 2016.02.04. 01:55:42
"From which country comes kiwi?"

Kiwi has at least 3 meanings:

1) a bird
2) a fruit
3) a nickname for people from New Zealand

As New Zealand is not among the answer options (and the bird is also from New Zealand) one can conclude, that the question refers to the fruit.
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