The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:09 pm

Happy Birthday. My fingers are crossed you solved the Friday FJ! clue and here are a couple of Idiotest puzzles to try.

Puzzle 1:
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The correct answer:
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Why it's the correct answer:
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You can see two holes in the sock chewed by the dog. The grass is visible through those holes making holes on each side of the sock for four. The fifth hole is the normal one through the top where the foot goes.
Puzzle #2:
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Touch the picture of the bowl of chili.
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The instructions on the left are in the blue-colored parentheses, "It's the chili"

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:48 pm

I got the first one wrong.

Second one is completely beyond me. I don't know where to even begin. A hint?
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Post by Volante » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:05 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:I got the first one wrong.

Second one is completely beyond me. I don't know where to even begin. A hint?
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Post by 1stlvlthinker » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:58 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:I got the first one wrong.

Second one is completely beyond me. I don't know where to even begin. A hint?
The words say
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(IT'S THE CHILI) The I and the close parenthesis make it look like a D, but because there was a parenthesis at the beginning, it's an I)
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:39 pm

The strange thing is, I predicted that "the hole your foot goes in" would be part of the sock one, and I still got it wrong.

Also, what chili?
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Post by Volante » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:42 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:The strange thing is, I predicted that "the hole your foot goes in" would be part of the sock one, and I still got it wrong.

Also, what chili?
The stuff in the bowl on the far right. Guess it's one of those hoity toity foods.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:01 am

Maybe it's the resolution of the pic, but I just didn't see that as chili. Not like I'd have ever gotten there anyway.
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Post by seaborgium » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:21 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:The strange thing is, I predicted that "the hole your foot goes in" would be part of the sock one, and I still got it wrong.
I'm familiar with the old joke: "Do your socks have holes?" "No." "Then how do you get your feet in?" So I was ready for that, but I didn't think to parse the all-the-way-through holes as being a hole on each side, so I jumped to the conclusion of "Ha! It looks like two but it's actually three, can't trick me!"

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Post by Volante » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:39 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote: How should I know that digging through the US would hit the Indian ocean and not any of the other oceans?
Because you spend a lifetime being curious and decide to factcheck the person who says "I'm going to dig through the earth to China!"
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:02 pm

Volante wrote:
"Get Lucky" is a freaking atrocious song. I forget, what are they up all night to do again? That song was just so vague and ambiguous about it.
Ask your parents...
I said that because the song is just "We're up all night to get lucky" repeated about 40 billion times. As opposed to "Around the World", which is just "Around the World" repeated infinity times.
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Post by MattKnowles » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:13 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:So how did everyone but me know to go to Jakarta? This clue just seemed insanely wide open with nothing to narrow it down.
Here is a list of the largest islands by population: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_i ... population

Very populated islands come up on Jeopardy! a lot and if you're competing you should study that list a few times and know a little bit about each island.

The list of islands by area also comes up a lot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_by_area

If you want to get better at geography clues then you might want to try going to https://www.google.com/maps and simply looking around at stuff.
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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:35 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:How should I know that digging through the US would hit the Indian ocean and not any of the other oceans?
The U.S. is in the Northern Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere, so a hole dug directly through the center of the Earth must come out in the Southern Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere.

Or, to put it another way, the U.S. touches both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, so you can rule those out. Since we're also not near either of the Poles, it's not going to be either the Arctic or Southern Ocean. That leaves only the Indian Ocean.
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Post by OSXpert » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:08 am

I played around with this at some point because I was curious:

https://www.antipodesmap.com/


Hawaiians are lucky and end up in Botswana, and people living far north in Alaska get to hang out on Antarctica, but most of us will end up popping up in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

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Post by BobF » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:58 am

OSXpert wrote:I played around with this at some point because I was curious:

https://www.antipodesmap.com/


Hawaiians are lucky and end up in Botswana, and people living far north in Alaska or Canada get to hang out on Antarctica, but most of us will end up popping up in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
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Post by 1stlvlthinker » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:09 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote: How should I know that digging through the US would hit the Indian ocean and not any of the other oceans?
It should take a minimum of thinking to rule out the other oceans.
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Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:21 pm

The Pacific Ocean is so large I can see a knee-jerk response leading you to it, but if you've got a little time to think about it the Indian Ocean makes more sense.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:11 pm

The reddit guy uploads each game, so that is always an easy place to go when DVR issues occur, Hammer.

Don't even try a WLT for "B"ogotá just because the players missed a first box clue and enjoy the first DD.

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Post by morbeedo » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:52 pm

There was a recent DD about [...] and the correct response was Edinburgh. Alex commented that it was toss-up between 2 cities in Scotland - which leads to the inevitable question - WLT Edinburgh? (when not prompted with 'capital city')

This got me thinking: there are areas I don't know much about that amount to a toss-up: A or B? What are some useful tips for picking the right one in these cases?

A few come to mind: Athens / Sparta, Genghis Kahn / Kublai Kahn (I'm sure there are more like this)

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:53 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:11 pm
The reddit guy uploads each game, so that is always an easy place to go when DVR issues occur, Hammer.

Don't even try a WLT for "B"ogotá just because the players missed a first box clue and enjoy the first DD.
I actually did know Bogotá because I had a Colombian exchange student who was from there.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:54 pm

In case anyone's wondering where I've been lately, I left for Texas on Wednesday night and just got back this morning. I also had to work today so I haven't had time to binge just yet.

It's not as big a deal if I watch Wheel out of order since there're no champions, but I still need help getting Thursday's and Friday's episodes of both J! and Wheel thanks to March Madness.
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