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Smithy*en

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new Posted: 09:59AM Oct 23, 2012

I'm tempted to point out that it appears obscure trivia is gathered through age, but I don't want to risk offending all those spritely folk that scored better than I.

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koin_era345tus

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new Posted: 03:44PM Oct 23, 2012

Only knew the jiffy one for sure... educated-guessed 2 others. I dont see how someone would know these unless they spent their days looking up random facts.

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new Posted: 11:25PM Oct 23, 2012

Smithy wrote:
I'm tempted to point out that it appears obscure trivia is gathered through age, but I don't want to risk offending all those spritely folk that scored better than I.


There is truth in that. There are many cultures that revere their older people for their wisdom (Insert obscure trivia here)...


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JQPublic

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new Posted: 08:19AM Oct 24, 2012

fishmed wrote:
Smithy wrote:
I'm tempted to point out that it appears obscure trivia is gathered through age, but I don't want to risk offending all those spritely folk that scored better than I.


There is truth in that. There are many cultures that revere their older people for their wisdom (Insert obscure trivia here)...


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家有一老,如有一宝 家有一老,如有一寶 Having an elder at home is like having a priceless treasure


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HarryPutter*ca

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new Posted: 11:23AM Nov 8, 2012

All of you who scored 8+ should immediately apply to be on jeopardy or millionaire.

And when you win, give me half your winnings for giving you the idea


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wysecng

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new Posted: 03:49PM Nov 8, 2012

got 2

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iamsam4tus

Posts: 81

new Posted: 05:32PM Jul 3, 2013

2/10


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sonic102cin

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new Posted: 03:50PM Sep 20, 2013

10 and I didn't use Google!

I used Bing. I would have got 9 without it


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max318tus

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new Posted: 04:28PM Sep 21, 2013

i got 0 because i quit

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dfamina

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new Posted: 09:49AM Sep 27, 2013

5/10. Three I knew, the other two (seven) I guessed. I'd actually heard the one about the butterfly, but conveniently forgot it for this test.

Naturally, Smithy's right. Most of these probably aren't going to be learned out of necessity. Except for perhaps, the Fahrenheit/Celcius question. (I learned that one in school so I'm sure I ended up needing it for some other test.) For some reason, I've never forgotten that formula, but I won't post it here for obvious reasons.
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kitty-cattus

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new Posted: 10:53AM Sep 27, 2013

6/10, and I knew most of the ones I got right.

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Thekid4t

Posts: 370

new Posted: 09:40PM Dec 4, 2013

I was going to act all proud that I got 4/10, and knew all the ones I got right.

Then I saw everybody else's.


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kitty-cattus

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new Posted: 07:29AM Dec 11, 2013

LogicalRoger wrote:

I got 0/10. :] I've never learnt about any of this, but that's fine as I don't intend to go on Jeopardy. Oh, and that e one doesn't make any sense to me, unless it's a trick question. Unless you're talking about words only if they are in an English dictionary. But are you really supposed to know how many instances of "bathe" and similar words there are in there? Removing the e still keeps a word. Plus, if it is a nonsense word in its original language but not in another, does that still count?


Gadsby is totally without e's, and all words right. That was one sentence without e's (except the e itself) and it took me like 5 minutes to write. The words are all spelled correctly. I have never read it, but apparently there's an actual plot. The author didn't just take out every e, he actually found all the words that would make it possible to not have e's. I realize that I'm a year or so late in replying to this, but I just noticed.


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21kaldridge21Aus

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new Posted: 12:39AM Dec 12, 2013

4/10

I actually knew two of them thanks to this forum. In another topic their is a post of 50 interesting facts everybody should know and two of those were in the quiz


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