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Date: 2010.12.25. 23:37:09
I think we have enough questions about which year it is according to the Chinese Calendar/zodiac/horoscope..... found these three so far:
What's the animal for 2010 in the Chinese calendar?
According to the chinese zodiac 2010 is the year of the?
2010 is the year of the _____ in chinese horoscope.

which company introduced the first personal computer ?
Apple
IBM <- marked as correct
Commodore
Microsoft

Both Commodore and Apple launched personal computers before IBM, but IBM invented the term PC for Personal Computer.
The Commodore PET was launched in 1977, while the IBM PC was launched in 1981. The Commodore PET is widely recognized as the 1st true Personal computer. It wasn't a PC though, as that term originally denoted an IBM compatible Personal Computer.

Who created compass?
Americans
Germans
Chinese <- marked as correct
Russians
This question is so badly formulated that it's actually ambiguous, all the mentioned countries has and most likely still do produce compass.
Date: 2010.12.23. 18:11:56
How was Hammurabi's Code published?
on a stone monument <- marked as correct
on papyrus scrolls
on parchment scrolls
on clay tablets
The Hammurabi's Code was published on clay tablets and on a stone monument, anyone else see two possible answers here?

What is the fastest Canine?
Coyote
Greyhound <- marked as correct
Dingo
Wolf
All sources I have found agree that the Greyhound is the fasted breed of domesticated dogs. But no two sources I have found agree on which is the fastest canine, some sources say it's the Maned Wolf, som that it's the African Wild Dog, but the top speeds mentioned are so close that it's hard to tell.
Date: 2010.12.21. 22:06:38
What Colour is water?
Clear <- marked as correct
Blue
Turquoise
Green

Pure water has a slight blue colour, but small quantities of water does seem clear to the human eye.
Date: 2010.12.21. 21:51:40
Quote: Viridel - 2010.12.21. 21:29:09
Quote: TheLion - 2010.12.21. 16:39:03
This has happened more than once to me...

The question had to do with "what was budgie..." I answered correctly "Helicopter" but then received this after clicking submit...

Wrong answer! The correct answer is: Greeks

I'm guessing something is picking up my answer (clicked circle) for the next question. It doesn't happen often but it's annoying!


This issue has been posted a few times by different users, but nobody has posted the reason that it happens... So I'll do that now - and everyone can refer back to this post in the future!!!

It'll often happen if you answer the question too close to the 5:00 time limit. Most of the time the in-game flash countdown runs slower than real time (by how much depends on the speed of your computer, and how many programs / browser windows you have running), but the page won't re-initialize on your computer until your FLASH timer runs out, even if the ACTUAL 5:00 has elapsed (as per the Doomlord server, which is not flash-based, and therefore is 99.999999999999999% accurate).

What I've learned is if it's in the last 30 seconds of the countdown, refresh the page (usually F5) to get the Flash timer to reset to the Doomlord timer - because if you answer too late, then the question has already rolled over to the next one, and you have a 75% chance of getting that one wrong AS WELL. The time lost in refreshing the page may cost you a chance at the current question, but its better than getting two wrong.

This is one of the reasons why this can happen, another is that you accidentally click twice on the submit button, or you hit it again, thinking that you did not hit it the 1st time, to avoid this refresh as Vidriel said.
And supposedly there is also a bug in Internet Explorer that causes a double click to be sent. (I don't use IE, so I can't confirm this one)
Date: 2010.12.20. 22:54:46
Quote: ChaoticGemini - 2010.12.20. 22:39:54
Anyone care to tell me what I'm supposed to do with this question?

put the correct number. 1, 4, 8, 13, ...
21
18
19
24

1+3=4
4+4=8
8+5=15
15+6=21

But the question should be "What is the next number in the sequence: 1, 4, 8, 13?"

This question is a standard Mensa type IQ test.
Date: 2010.12.16. 17:58:08
The man that shaves in the morning loves his work. The man that shaves in the evening loves his wife. What does a man who shaves two times a day like?
both
noone
booze
shaving

All 4 possible answers could be considered correct, and the question in itself is nonsense. I have known unmarried men that shaved in the evening, thy can't really love their wife can they? And I have met men that did shave in the morning an disliked their job...... OK it's probably a fun quote from somewhere (though I have not been able to find it via google), but it's not a good quiz question.


Which former republic of Yugoslavia is the only member of EU?
Croatia
Macedonia
Serbia
Slovenia <- marked as correct

Croatia applied for membership in 2004. Macedonia applied in 2004, and will probably join by 2010–2015 so this question does need a date, or preferably be changed to "Which former republic of Yugoslavia was the first to become member of the EU?"
Date: 2010.12.15. 08:12:00
Quote: stekkos - 2010.12.15. 06:28:13
Is true the question has to include the word most. It was John, there is no real debate that has any grounds about that. But dark is right in regards to the question making it sound as if Jesus only loved him.
And apart from that, it can hardly be called anything other than specialist knowledge, but it can be easily googled.
Date: 2010.12.14. 15:58:14
Which drink is traditionally served in a Schooner?
Milk
Cider
Beer
Sherry

I don't drink either Sherry or Beer, and I'm not a native English speaker, so I had to took it up. This is what I found:
Schooner, in British English, a large sherry glass
Schooner, an Australian name for a 425 ml (15 fl. oz.) beer glass

That to me indicates two possible correct answers.
Date: 2010.12.13. 18:04:01
Quote: FriendlyCheese - 2010.12.13. 10:46:32
in the rulse section, what is the fourth subject down?
Your character
Story
The game
Relics

I have been playing this game for ages and never found a 'rulse' section anywhere.

On the left side there are a number of sections, way down there's one named, "Misc" The third of the menu options there is "Rules"
Date: 2010.12.12. 18:38:41
Who was "Auntie Mame"?
Bea Arthur
Rosalind Russell <- marked as correct
Lucille Ball
Charol Channing
This question need a little more detail, "Auntie Mame" is a fictional Character from a 1958 film by the same name, her "real" name is "Mame Dennis" and she's played by Rosalind Russell. The film, in turn, is based on a 1955 novel by the same name. The question should thus be: "Who played "Auntie Mame" in the 1958 film by the same name?" or something similar.
Date: 2010.12.12. 14:24:13
What is the name of the snake which is considered to be the most dangerous and feared species in Africa from Egypt to South Africa?
Black Mamba <- marked as correct
Egyptian Cobra
Ringhals
Puff Adder <- some sources say it's this one

Depending on the source the most feared snake in Africa is either the Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) or the Puff Adder (Bitis arietans), but neither of them lives in Egypt. The Black Mamba is the most venomous while the Puff Adder is responsible for the most deaths.

Babies are born without what?
Elbows
Eye Lids
Shoulders
Knee caps <- marked as correct

Babies are normally born with kneecaps. Kneecaps only start to turn bony (ossify) at 3 years of age, before that they are made of cartilage.
There is a condition known as 'Nail Patella Syndrome' where a baby could be born without kneecaps. Source: http://www.doctorslounge.com/pediatrics/forums/backup/topic-5896.html
Date: 2010.12.11. 15:12:57
How many alphabets are in Gurmukhi ?
Twenty Six (26)
Thirty Six (36)
Thirty Seven (37
Thirty Five (35)

A good question, but as it is formulated, it's wrong. There is only one Gurmukhi alphabet but there are 35 characters, so the question should be: "How many characters are there in the Gurmukhi alphabet?" (or script)
Date: 2010.12.11. 00:01:51
Risking massive flames I'll post this one.

"When you have known him as long as I have you can call him John (Refering To Jack Daniels)" What Al Pacino movie is the following quote from?
Scent of a Woman
Scarface
Carlitos Way
Devils Advocate
I happen to have seen this movie more than once, so I could answer it, but I'd say this is way to specific to be in the quiz.
Date: 2010.12.09. 21:53:39
Which is not a hat ?
Ball
Cowboy
Tutu <- marked as correct
Panama

You can buy a tutu hat here
Date: 2010.12.09. 21:47:39
Which is the highest grossing Hollywood film of all time?
Titanic
The Dark Knight
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Avatar

This one needs a year, as it might be beaten.
Date: 2010.12.09. 21:35:20
How did a lot of people used to jump from the Niagra Falls?
In a boat
In a wooden box
In a barrel <- marked as correct.
In a bathtub

Not sure I'd use either "used to" or "a lot" for 16 people over 100+ years (11 of them survived). In fact most people just go over the fall in nothing at all, on average around 20 a year commit suicide each year by that means: http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/survival/wilderness/niagara.htm
Date: 2010.12.09. 19:42:09
This one really made me laugh:

Which ocean adjoins India?
All of the above
Pacific Ocean
Arctic Ocean
Indian Ocean
This really shows why "All/Non of the above" is a bad idea in this quiz system
Date: 2010.12.08. 19:39:21
Found a double, do we report these or just let them pass?

What symbol does element Copper have?
C
Cu
Co
Ca

What is the chemical symbol for Copper?
Pb
Cl
C
Cu
Date: 2010.12.08. 08:43:45
According to most recent studies, what is considered to be the world's hottest chili pepper?
Bhut Jolokia * <- outdated
Habanero Pepper
Datil Pepper
Red Savina Habanero Pepper

This shows why a date is important on these questions. On December the 3rd Yahoo News published this: "Yes, the Naga Viper, the latest claimant to the world's-hottest-pepper crown, outdistances its predecessor, the Bhut Jolokia, or "ghost chili," by more than 300,000 points on the famous Scoville scale of tongue-scorching chili hotness."
Date: 2010.12.07. 22:15:10
When were blue jeans invented?
1860s
1900s
1870s
1850s <- marked as correct

From the sources I have been able to find they were invented/patented in 1873
From the Official Levis Straus & Co. website
"Levi Strauss & Co. has been innovating since 1873, the year we created the world’s first blue jeans. Throughout our long history we’ve inspired change in the marketplace, the workplace and the world. We invite you to take a look at our proud heritage."

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