The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

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Re: Friday, October 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Koala = dropbear was the first that comes to mind.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:59 am

1stlvlthinker wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:32 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:52 am
Wheatley wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:11 am
The category is "Most Instagrammed" which might as well have been "most visited." Do you believe that Knott's Berry Farm has more visitors than Disneyland?
See again "expecting a trap clue because it's happened before."
Are you starting to keep track? That's one where the "obvious" answer is the correct one.
One where it was, and 837,495 where it wasn't.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:40 pm

Saw this Idiotest on someone's Facebook. I am totally stumped. I know there's some kind of trick, but can't figure out what it is.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:02 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:40 pm
Saw this Idiotest on someone's Facebook. I am totally stumped. I know there's some kind of trick, but can't figure out what it is.
What I see:
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That's a squeegee

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:16 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:02 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:40 pm
Saw this Idiotest on someone's Facebook. I am totally stumped. I know there's some kind of trick, but can't figure out what it is.
What I see:
SpoilerShow

Image

That's a squeegee
Didn't even bother to look that far. I just figured they were talking about
SpoilerShow
the guy.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Wheatley » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:37 pm

econgator wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:16 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:02 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:40 pm
Saw this Idiotest on someone's Facebook. I am totally stumped. I know there's some kind of trick, but can't figure out what it is.
What I see:
SpoilerShow

Image

That's a squeegee
Didn't even bother to look that far. I just figured they were talking about
SpoilerShow
the guy.
SpoilerShow
The sign says "Self Service" leading to me to believe that the guy is the trap answer. I'm seconding the squeegee
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:45 pm

I give up.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:20 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:59 am
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:32 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:52 am
Wheatley wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:11 am
The category is "Most Instagrammed" which might as well have been "most visited." Do you believe that Knott's Berry Farm has more visitors than Disneyland?
See again "expecting a trap clue because it's happened before."
Are you starting to keep track? That's one where the "obvious" answer is the correct one.
One where it was, and 837,495 where it wasn't.
No, not even close. Seriously, start keeping track now, the obvious answer will still be right more often.

That's one where it is, zero where it isn't.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:37 am

1stlvlthinker wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:20 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:59 am
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:32 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:52 am
Wheatley wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:11 am
The category is "Most Instagrammed" which might as well have been "most visited." Do you believe that Knott's Berry Farm has more visitors than Disneyland?
See again "expecting a trap clue because it's happened before."
Are you starting to keep track? That's one where the "obvious" answer is the correct one.
One where it was, and 837,495 where it wasn't.
No, not even close. Seriously, start keeping track now, the obvious answer will still be right more often.

That's one where it is, zero where it isn't.
Especially on a $200 clue...
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:30 am

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:37 am
Especially on a $200 clue...
That means nothing. Lots and lots and lots of $200 boxes have been stand and stares.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:03 am

Wheatley wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:37 pm
econgator wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:16 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:02 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:40 pm
Saw this Idiotest on someone's Facebook. I am totally stumped. I know there's some kind of trick, but can't figure out what it is.
What I see:
SpoilerShow

Image

That's a squeegee
Didn't even bother to look that far. I just figured they were talking about
SpoilerShow
the guy.
SpoilerShow
The sign says "Self Service" leading to me to believe that the guy is the trap answer. I'm seconding the squeegee
SpoilerShow
Definitely the squeegee.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:11 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:30 am
Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:37 am
Especially on a $200 clue...
That means nothing. Lots and lots and lots of $200 boxes have been stand and stares.
Cite sources please.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Elijah Baley » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:45 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
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I give up.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:40 pm

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:33 am

So were there any TOMs in that colorful places category, or did you just have to know these obscure places?
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:58 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:33 am
So were there any TOMs in that colorful places category, or did you just have to know these obscure places?
Remember that you only had to respond with states. The ones I got weren’t because I really knew the places in the clues, but because I had heard of them at some point, in a context where the state name followed. I don’t know Silver Spring per se, but my brain went, “Silver Spring, ...Maryland?” at the first clue. It was like being spotted several words of a phrase that I don’t truly know, but the spots give me enough that I can pull the missing words from somewhere in my memory (which also can occur when I’m watching J!).

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:25 am

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:58 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:33 am
So were there any TOMs in that colorful places category, or did you just have to know these obscure places?
Remember that you only had to respond with states. The ones I got weren’t because I really knew the places in the clues, but because I had heard of them at some point, in a context where the state name followed. I don’t know Silver Spring per se, but my brain went, “Silver Spring, ...Maryland?” at the first clue. It was like being spotted several words of a phrase that I don’t truly know, but the spots give me enough that I can pull the missing words from somewhere in my memory (which also can occur when I’m watching J!).
That seems like a very poor way to handle a category. Just randomly guess because you kinda sorta vaguely remember some phrase way in the back of your mind.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:29 am

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:57 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:25 am
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:58 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:33 am
So were there any TOMs in that colorful places category, or did you just have to know these obscure places?
Remember that you only had to respond with states. The ones I got weren’t because I really knew the places in the clues, but because I had heard of them at some point, in a context where the state name followed. I don’t know Silver Spring per se, but my brain went, “Silver Spring, ...Maryland?” at the first clue. It was like being spotted several words of a phrase that I don’t truly know, but the spots give me enough that I can pull the missing words from somewhere in my memory (which also can occur when I’m watching J!).
That seems like a very poor way to handle a category. Just randomly guess because you kinda sorta vaguely remember some phrase way in the back of your mind.
There’s no way memory is that precarious for you. Haven’t you ever successfully sung along, word for word and note for note, with a song you haven’t so much as thought about for years? With the right cues, sometimes you just know you know something without having a solid answer for how you know (or still know, in the case of the song example). “Silver Spring, Maryland”/“Silver Spring, MD” jibed with the shape (of the writing), sound (of the words), and feel (of speaking them) that crystallized in my mind when presented with “Silver Spring” and the imaginary blank I gave it to fill.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:10 am

I am shocked a trivia show would expect you to know something without giving you a hint. I can't imagine it will last long.
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