LL66 (For the LLamas)

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Re: LL66 (For the LLamas)

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3IBA: Good luck today, although based on my performance thus far this season, you won't need much. :D
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TheyCallMeMrKid wrote:3IBA: Good luck today, although based on my performance thus far this season, you won't need much. :D
Have you seen my performance this season? I think I'll need quite a lot... My guess is you'll get me this time. We'll see.

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jjwaymee wrote:
BigDaddyMatty wrote: I thought I could safely assign 0 points on a geography question to a guy with a lifetime .895 in the category, but nooooo.
I originally thought Argentina but convinced myself it was Mexico. I'm not the greatest at mentally picturing country sizes and borders. But I had a feeling it wouldn't cost me many points :)
I have a confession to make. I got Argentina because Mexico didn't occur to me. I have no idea which way the coin would have landed if I'd had to decide between them. (Had a coin land on Anne Boleyn--right century, anyway.)

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Linear Gnome wrote: (Had a coin land on Anne Boleyn--right century, anyway.)
Question stated "monarch", though. No wife of a King of England (except for Mary II) was ever a monarch. They were just Queen Consorts.

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I had the Argentina-Mexico coin land on the wrong side. That would have been enough, considering I was playing DuwaliaR, where it's pretty much tie with 6 or lose. I went 98 because I remembered the digits apparently, but not the decimal point. Amazed I got even that close, given my relatively poor memory for science stuff.
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Mexico - 761,606 mi^2
Argentina - 1,073,518 mi^2

And they're only 6 apart on the biggest country list.
That's a lulu of a coin flip...

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Volante wrote:Mexico - 761,606 mi^2
Argentina - 1,073,518 mi^2

And they're only 6 apart on the biggest country list.
That's a lulu of a coin flip...
Argentina's 41% larger than Mexico. That's pretty significant!

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Volante wrote:Mexico - 761,606 mi^2
Argentina - 1,073,518 mi^2

And they're only 6 apart on the biggest country list.
That's a lulu of a coin flip...
Argentina's 41% larger than Mexico. That's pretty significant!
Perhaps, but you never see them together in the same room!

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econgator wrote:
Linear Gnome wrote: (Had a coin land on Anne Boleyn--right century, anyway.)
Question stated "monarch", though. No wife of a King of England (except for Mary II) was ever a monarch. They were just Queen Consorts.
Interesting. I probably didn't know that for the same reason I didn't know the right answer. :)

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econgator wrote:
Linear Gnome wrote: (Had a coin land on Anne Boleyn--right century, anyway.)
Question stated "monarch", though. No wife of a King of England (except for Mary II) was ever a monarch. They were just Queen Consorts.
Queens Consort.

I was going to say Mexico, but I knew Argentina was in the top 10 biggest countries by area, and I wasn't sure that was true of Mexico. And I thought gravity was 16 ft/s², but then 9.8 m/s² popped into my head and I decided that was more likely to be right, so I changed 16 to 10. The ultimate upshot was a 6(5) tie as two low sports percentages faced off.

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Nearly halfway through the season, and Dino Alexander has missed exactly one question. It's the darnedest thing I've ever seen.
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BigDaddyMatty wrote:Nearly halfway through the season, and Dino Alexander has missed exactly one question. It's the darnedest thing I've ever seen.
Showing him for career >80%; he's a walking Googlehead:
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Rundle R 21-0-4 .920

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Linear Gnome wrote:I have a confession to make. I got Argentina because Mexico didn't occur to me. I have no idea which way the coin would have landed if I'd had to decide between them.
Same here!
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Volante wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Volante wrote:Mexico - 761,606 mi^2
Argentina - 1,073,518 mi^2

And they're only 6 apart on the biggest country list.
That's a lulu of a coin flip...
Argentina's 41% larger than Mexico. That's pretty significant!
Perhaps, but you never see them together in the same room!
This is one of those oddities of perception. B/c it's a skinny-shaped pie wedge AND it's 'down under' when viewing the globe one's "mind eye" tends to minimize Argentina.
And b/c Mexico is prominently positioned just north of mid-globe and is a US neighbor we tend to magnify it in the mind's eye.

Another great example is: Traveling due south from Chigago, what South American country (ies) would you pass through?
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A: None! You would go thru Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, then swim off into the Pacific Ocean en route to Antarctica! S. America is almost entirely EAST of N America; in fact, Washington, DC is almost due north of Lima, Peru! This amusing party factoid is largely unrecognized b/c of distorted perception, we imagine that South America is due South!
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I won yesterday's match, but I could have increased my number of correct answers if I hadn't answered "Zambia," then changed it to "Tanzania." This was a kick-yourself moment for me because I have a student from Zambia this semester, my first from that country, and just last week I did a little reading about Zambia to fill my knowledge gap about it. Surely I must have read the part about its history that would have made me confident of my gut response.

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Mad props to the guy who gave me three points for the slam dunk Commodores answer, allowing me to squeak out a victory.
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Volante wrote:Mexico - 761,606 mi^2
Argentina - 1,073,518 mi^2

And they're only 6 apart on the biggest country list.
That's a lulu of a coin flip...
Miles squared is not the same as square miles.

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goatman wrote:
BigDaddyMatty wrote:Nearly halfway through the season, and Dino Alexander has missed exactly one question. It's the darnedest thing I've ever seen.
Showing him for career >80%; he's a walking Googlehead:
Career 42-3-17 .815
Rundle A 21-3-13 .743
Rundle R 21-0-4 .920
Those are his win percentages, which, surprisingly enough, massively undersell how well he has played. His lifetime QPCT is .952. Over the last season-and-a-half, he has correctly answered 216 questions out of 222. That's nuts.
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Vanya wrote:
Volante wrote:Mexico - 761,606 mi^2
Argentina - 1,073,518 mi^2

And they're only 6 apart on the biggest country list.
That's a lulu of a coin flip...
Miles squared is not the same as square miles.
Wrong.

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