The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:38 pm

WHY.

WON'T.

THESE.

FACTS.

STICK.

IN.

MY.

USELESS.

BRAIN.
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Post by DBear » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:20 pm

Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:55 am
I have to admit I never heard of Hausa. I have heard of Igbo, of Wolof, of Fulani (and of course Swahili, but that is East Africa), but Hausa does not ring a bell.
Unless it is a variant spelling of Xhosa, I haven't, either.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:29 pm

Which planet is the biggest again?

Not a troll. It really, really, REALLY won't stick. I have tried EVERYthing.
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Post by alietr » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:31 pm

Look it up. Seriously. Don't ask here. It's time you start reducing your dependence on other people.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:49 pm

alietr wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:31 pm
Look it up. Seriously. Don't ask here. It's time you start reducing your dependence on other people.

I've looked it up like ten times.

Why. Won't. It. STICK.
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Post by JayK33 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:04 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:49 pm
alietr wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:31 pm
Look it up. Seriously. Don't ask here. It's time you start reducing your dependence on other people.

I've looked it up like ten times.

Why. Won't. It. STICK.
Then keep looking it up. You should use Google and Wikipedia more often.

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Post by heppm01 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:41 am

heppm01 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:33 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:48 pm
What planet is the biggest, again?
Plant this seed in your brain and see if it bears fruit:
JUpiter is JUmbo
Does this look familiar from the last time you asked this question?

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Post by jeff6286 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:28 am

Do you know the state capitals? Juneau is the capital of the largest state. Juno is married to Jupiter, king of Roman gods. Jupiter is the largest planet.

Largest state, largest planet, largest power of the Roman gods, all superlatives that go together and start with Ju

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Post by jeff6286 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:29 am

And to preemptively respond to your reply, yes there are 11 billion other Roman gods and there are 11 billion other US states, I’m only asking you to know one of each.

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Post by Rackme32 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:43 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:28 am
Do you know the state capitals? Juneau is the capital of the largest state. Juno is married to Jupiter, king of Roman gods. Jupiter is the largest planet.

Largest state, largest planet, largest power of the Roman gods, all superlatives that go together and start with Ju

How Ju know that?? ::::: fleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :::::

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Post by CailinGaoilge » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:14 pm

DBear wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:20 pm
Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:55 am
I have to admit I never heard of Hausa. I have heard of Igbo, of Wolof, of Fulani (and of course Swahili, but that is East Africa), but Hausa does not ring a bell.
Unless it is a variant spelling of Xhosa, I haven't, either.
I work with someone who speaks Hausa, so it's not new to me. This page suggests it's worth knowing about, given 63 million speakers.

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Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:48 pm

CailinGaoilge wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:14 pm
DBear wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:20 pm
Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:55 am
I have to admit I never heard of Hausa. I have heard of Igbo, of Wolof, of Fulani (and of course Swahili, but that is East Africa), but Hausa does not ring a bell.
Unless it is a variant spelling of Xhosa, I haven't, either.
I work with someone who speaks Hausa, so it's not new to me. This page suggests it's worth knowing about, given 63 million speakers.
Well, the original clue said 50 million, which is obviously a sizable discrepancy but did make clear that it is a major language. But my point was that it was a clue you could figure out even without actual knowledge.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:01 am

alietr wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:18 pm
Whatever you do, don't use the TPH Method.
Why is it that literally every attempt to learn has failed? I've tried by rote and it just falls back out of my head 10 seconds later. I've tried mnemonics and I always end up overthinking them. ("Okay, it was something about a Roman god. Or was it a Greek god? And then something about a capital... No, something in Alaska. I don't think it was the capital... or was it?") I've tried digging deeper and trying to get curious about one thing, and it all just falls back out of my head. I've tried beating my head against the wall.

What I remember or forget isn't even consistent.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:59 pm

One of the favorite games here:

360/8

8 goes into 36 four times. 32 taken away from 36 is 4. With the zero that makes 40. 40 divided by 8 = 5. The four from the first part and five from the second part makes 45. No problem. :lol:

Or

360/8 can be 180/4 then 90/2 = 45. Done.

Or

Picture a pizza. A circular one, or perhaps a square one works better for you. A circle is 360 degrees. Four pieces are 90 degrees each. Cut one of those 90s in half to get 45.

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Post by Volante » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:33 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:59 pm
One of the favorite games here:

360/8

8 goes into 36 four times. 32 taken away from 36 is 4. With the zero that makes 40. 40 divided by 8 = 5. The four from the first part and five from the second part makes 45. No problem. :lol:

Or

360/8 can be 180/4 then 90/2 = 45. Done.

Or

Picture a pizza. A circular one, or perhaps a square one works better for you. A circle is 360 degrees. Four pieces are 90 degrees each. Cut one of those 90s in half to get 45.
I went with the last on the list: 360/4 = 90, because square. Then 90/2 = 45.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:53 pm

S.O.S. search.php?keywords=brown+university&te ... mit=Search

Presidents elected every four years narrows the choices below 100 guesses.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:03 pm

I guess my Hawley-Smoot filter applies to the names of more than just people.
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