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TD 322 -- Indiana (Final results posted)

Post by spell4yr » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:07 pm

We’ve had an Indiana-themed TD before. But I don’t expect you to need to know everything about the state to do well in this TD. The questions in this TD are inspired by different elements of Indiana’s geography, history, sports traditions, and people.

As always, you must only use the information stored in your brain. No outside research. If you stumble across an answer in your everyday life, that is legitimate to use, but don’t seek it out.

Each correct response is worth 1 point for each person who answers that question. Each incorrect answer is the sheep value plus 5.

You will receive one DROP, which will give you a score of 0 for that question. However, there are no SHEEPs, for a very specific reason.

Each question has one answer embedded in its text. You can feel free to use those answers. Those answers, however, count as my entry in this quiz, and so the fewest points you can receive if you were to use those answer(s) is 2 points.

The winner is the player with the fewest points at the end of the game. If my entry wins, then second-place will be the winner. Ties for first will be broken by number of singletons, then doubletons, then by fewest sheeps, then by order of entry. All ties other than for first will not be broken.

You do not have to be a JBoard! member to play. Please submit your answers using the following Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DlhFd2 ... 0YQx0ZEChw
Thanks as always to Vermonter for his wonderful TD tracker; I have not used it before but in testing it is very simple and easy to use, and I highly recommend it to anyone doing a TD.

Answers must be submitted by Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 11:59:59 EST, or before I have revealed the results of the first question.
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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:07 pm

1. Indiana is home to approximately 6.5 million people, as of the 2010 census. An eighth of them live in the city of Indianapolis. Name one of the 15 most-populous cities in Indiana, as of the 2010 census. This excludes metropolitan areas that are not within corporate limits, as well as (in most cases) residents living in unincorporated areas. #16 was Greenwood with 49,791.

2. Indiana’s nickname is the “Crossroads of America”. Travelers, long-haul trucking, and freight trains invariably pass through the state to and from points east, west, and south. Any vehicles likely will use Interstates 65, 80, or 90 at some point in time. Name a state in which at least one of Interstates 65, 80, or 90 either pass through or terminate.

3. Indiana is in both Eastern and Central Time. Up until the mid-2000s, the part of the state in Eastern time did not officially observe Daylight Savings Time, although certain counties near Cincinnati and Louisville still observed it unofficially. After the change, all but 12 counties were in Eastern time, and all observed Daylight Savings. Name a U.S. state which covers multiple time zones.

4. Mike Pence has been governor since 2012, and Eric Holcomb, his Lieutenant Governor, won the election this past November. Between Pence and his predecessor, Mitch Daniels, the Governorship has been in Republican control since 2005. Name a currently-serving Republican governor of a U.S. state. Anybody who has won an election, but has not yet been sworn in or taken office (as of November 26, 2016), is not a valid answer for this question.

5. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the largest, most-famous racetracks in the country, if not the world. While it is most known for open wheel racing through the Indianapolis 500, it has also hosted the Brickyard 400, an annual race in the premier NASCAR Winston/NEXTEL/Sprint Cup Series, since 1994. Name a race track that hosted at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event in 2016. I will accept the city name if it’s different from the track name. I will not accept states unless it’s in the official name of the track (since several states have multiple answers).

6. Indiana is also known for its basketball, both at the high school level and collegiately. Larry Bird cut his teeth in French Lick and Indiana State before launching a Hall-of-Fame career. Meanwhile, at Indiana University, Bobby Knight became just as known both in the Big Ten and around the country for his chair-throwing tirades as his legendary coaching ability. Name one of the 14 member schools that compete in the Big Ten for basketball.

7. The University of Notre Dame in South Bend is probably the preeminent Catholic university in the nation. Countless Catholics who have never been to Indiana consider the Fighting Irish almost a secondary alma mater (or even a primary, depending on whom you ask). And yet its actual 12-month enrollment of 12,721 only ranks it #619 in the country. According to NCED, name a Catholic college or university whose twelve-month, unduplicated enrollment ranked among the top 1000 of all colleges and universities, public and private, in 2013-14.

8. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was born in Gary, Ind., before making it big first with his brothers and then solo. He also made history in 1995, becoming the first artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “You Are Not Alone”. Name any artist to debut a song at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. To make it easier, the songs that have accomplished this are in the spoiler box below. You do not need to match the artist to the song, artists with multiple occurrences will only be counted once, and featured/guest artists will be scored separately from main artists.
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1995, “You Are Not Alone”
1995, “Fantasy”
1995, “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”
1995, “One Sweet Day”
1997, “I’ll Be Missing You”
1997, “Honey”
1997, “Candle in the Wind 1997”
1998, “My Heart Will Go On”
1998, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”
1998, “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
2003, “This Is the Night”
2004, “I Believe”
2005, “Inside Your Heaven”
2006, “Do I Make You Proud”
2009, “3”
2010, “Not Afraid”
2010, “We R Who We R”
2011, “Hold It Against Me”
2011, “Born This Way”
2012, “Part of Me”
2013, “Harlem Shake”
2014, “Shake It Off”
2015, “What Do You Mean?”
2015, “Hello”
2016, “Pillowtalk”
2016, “Can’t Stop the Feeling”
9. The state capital, Indianapolis, has one of the longest names of any state capital of the United States, with 12 letters. Counting cities with multiple-word names, name any state capital whose name consists of 10 or more letters. This is based on how these cities are commonly referred to; otherwise we could just add “The City of” to any capital and it would qualify.

10. I wanted to work Jeopardy! in here somehow, and this is the best way I can think of. Russ Schumacher, a Valparaiso graduate and meteorologist, won the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions in 2004. While his career brought him to teaching at Colorado State University, Valparaiso meteorology graduates have gone all throughout the country in various forecasting and operational roles, including forecasting storms like Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Sandy was so devastating that her name was retired, meaning in 2018 when that list comes up again, there will be a new “S” name. Name any Atlantic-basin tropical system that has formed since 2001, inclusive, whose name has been retired.
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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:08 pm

Current list of entrants:
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  1. spell4yr
  2. Gamawire
  3. rynka88
  4. MarkBarrett
  5. artshep
  6. colonialrampage
  7. 9021amyers
  8. Rackme32
  9. Bamaman
  10. clprez
  11. lindap
  12. Category 13
  13. Peachbox
  14. merica
  15. mitchparov
  16. RandyG
  17. macrae1234
  18. Tybalteon
  19. oduguy22
  20. Vintsanity
  21. 1stlvlthinker
  22. totebags
  23. Woof
  24. ElendilPickle
  25. mennoknight
  26. Badgerfellow
  27. xxaaaxx
  28. DadofTwins
  29. Aunt_Ija
  30. Magna
  31. AleBelly
  32. Blue Lion
  33. Lumosityfan
  34. mystcmage
  35. GuessonGuessonGuess
  36. JLJ
  37. Kirbstar
  38. dott888
  39. flutist319
  40. econgator
  41. Armandillo
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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:08 pm

Reserved for clarifications.

* Added a credit to Vermonter in rules for TD tracker; also added note that, due to Google form, participants are not required to be JBoard! members. (11/27/2016, 21:25)

* badgerfellow, please check your PMs. (11/29/2016, 17:01) fixed (11/29/2016, 19:09)
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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:10 pm

TD 322 is open for entries.

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:40 pm

After one day:
Number of entrants: 14
Number of singletons: 57
Biggest sheep: 4
Answers not given: 139

Plenty of answers still available! Submit using the Google form if you'd like in on the action!

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by merica » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:36 pm

I liked this TD; hoping for good results too!

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:24 pm

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

After two days:
Number of entrants: 24
Number of singletons: 71
Biggest sheep: 5
Answers not given: 101

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by Category 13 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:01 pm

spell4yr wrote: After two days:
Number of entrants: 24
Number of singletons: 71
That's an average of darn near 3 singletons per entry! not bad.

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:06 pm

Three days in and here we sit.

After three days:
Number of entrants: 32
Number of singletons: 69
Biggest sheep: 7
Answers not given: 82

Keep 'em coming! It's fun seeing the results change with each new entry!

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by Woof » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:35 pm

Category 13 wrote:
spell4yr wrote: After two days:
Number of entrants: 24
Number of singletons: 71
That's an average of darn near 3 singletons per entry! not bad.
Based on his more recent post, it's the number of singletons remaining that you're looking at.

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:16 pm

Woof wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
spell4yr wrote: After two days:
Number of entrants: 24
Number of singletons: 71
That's an average of darn near 3 singletons per entry! not bad.
Based on his more recent post, it's the number of singletons remaining that you're looking at.
No, that's current number of singletons if the TD ended at that time (based on the TD tracker). The number keeps on going up if unanswered choices become answered, and going down if a former singleton gets a second (or more) response. "Answers not given" is what I'm calling the singletons remaining.

At least if I'm reading it correctly.

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by Woof » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:55 pm

spell4yr wrote:
Woof wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
spell4yr wrote: After two days:
Number of entrants: 24
Number of singletons: 71
That's an average of darn near 3 singletons per entry! not bad.
Based on his more recent post, it's the number of singletons remaining that you're looking at.
No, that's current number of singletons if the TD ended at that time (based on the TD tracker). The number keeps on going up if unanswered choices become answered, and going down if a former singleton gets a second (or more) response. "Answers not given" is what I'm calling the singletons remaining.

At least if I'm reading it correctly.
My bad. That makes sense.

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:58 pm

Just for a minute let's all do the bump.
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With about 59 hours left:
Number of entrants: 37
Number of singletons: 63
Biggest sheep: 7
Answers not given: 77 (all questions but one still have at least one unused answer remaining)

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:25 pm

Up to 40 with about ten hours left. If I fall asleep before deadline, then it will obviously be extended until I wake up in the morning. I'll post when it's officially closed. Keep 'em coming until then!

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:49 am

Upon further consideration, as my pending PM doesn't affect anything until much later on, here we go.

1. Indiana is home to approximately 6.5 million people, as of the 2010 census. An eighth of them live in the city of Indianapolis. Name one of the 15 most-populous cities in Indiana, as of the 2010 census. This excludes metropolitan areas that are not within corporate limits, as well as (in most cases) residents living in unincorporated areas. #16 was Greenwood with 49,791.

This question was last asked in a partially-themed Indiana TD in 2014 from TheyCallMeMrKid (http://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1& ... p139020%20). I had some of this TD completed then, but this was one of the questions I planned to use, so I put it in my back pocket until enough time had gone by. The answer distribution is oddly incredibly similar (same sheep, and almost all numbers are +/- 1 to last time except Muncie), and if I hadn’t answered Carmel in that TD, the Unused Answers would have been the same.

Wrong answers – 13 points
The town of Clarksville is unranked. Its population of 35246 places it between #35 La Porte and #36 Greenfield.
CLARKSVILLE
Badgerfellow

Kokomo mushroomed after the 2010 census, and currently ranks #13. Unfortunately, its population of 45468 only put it #19 in 2010.
KOKOMO
AleBelly

#7, 80294
Gary — 8 responses
1stlvlthinker
Armandillo
ElendilPickle
lindap
Lumosityfan
mennoknight
RandyG
Tybalteon

#2, 253691
Fort Wayne — 7 responses
Bamaman
econgator
merica
mitchparov
Rackme32
rynka88
xxaaaxx

#3, 117429
Evansville — 5 responses
Blue Lion
DadofTwins
dklee12
JLJ
Woof

#12, 60785
Terre Haute — 5 responses
artshep
clprez
macrae1234
oduguy22
totebags

#1, 820445
Indianapolis — 4 responses
BobF
flutist319
GuessonGuessonGuess
spell4yr

#6, 80405
Bloomington — 3 responses
9021amyers
Gamawire
Kirbstar

#4, 101168
South Bend — 3 responses
Aunt_Ija
Magna
mystcmage

#11, 67140
Lafayette — 2 responses
colonialrampage
MarkBarrett

#10, 70085
Muncie — 2 responses
dott888
Vintsanity

#13, 56129
Anderson — Singleton!
Cat Hammarskjold

#15, 50949
Elkhart — Singleton!
Category 13

#5, 80830
Hammond — Singleton!
Peachbox

Unused answers: Carmel (#8, 79191); Fishers (#9, 76794); Noblesville (#14, 51969)

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:15 am

Thanks to the cities of Anderson, Elkhart, and Hammond, we have a three-way tie for the lead after the first question.

1. Cat Hammarskjold — 1 pts
1. Category 13 — 1 pts
1. Peachbox — 1 pts
4. colonialrampage — 2 pts
4. dott888 — 2 pts

4. MarkBarrett — 2 pts
4. Vintsanity — 2 pts
8. 9021amyers — 3 pts
8. Aunt_Ija — 3 pts
8. Gamawire — 3 pts

8. Kirbstar — 3 pts
8. Magna — 3 pts
8. mystcmage — 3 pts
14. BobF — 4 pts
14. flutist319 — 4 pts

14. GuessonGuessonGuess — 4 pts
14. spell4yr — 4 pts
18. artshep — 5 pts
18. Blue Lion — 5 pts
18. clprez — 5 pts

18. DadofTwins — 5 pts
18. dklee12 — 5 pts
18. JLJ — 5 pts
18. macrae1234 — 5 pts
18. oduguy22 — 5 pts

18. totebags — 5 pts
18. Woof — 5 pts
28. Bamaman — 7 pts
28. econgator — 7 pts
28. merica — 7 pts

28. mitchparov — 7 pts
28. Rackme32 — 7 pts
28. rynka88 — 7 pts
28. xxaaaxx — 7 pts
35. 1stlvlthinker — 8 pts

35. Armandillo — 8 pts
35. ElendilPickle — 8 pts
35. lindap — 8 pts
35. Lumosityfan — 8 pts
35. mennoknight — 8 pts

35. RandyG — 8 pts
35. Tybalteon — 8 pts
43. AleBelly — 13 pts
43. Badgerfellow — 13 pts

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by BobF » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:13 am

So glad I resisted that initial urge to go with Gary.
Just finished my second swim in the Jeopardy! contestant pool. :-(

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:53 am

2. Indiana’s nickname is the “Crossroads of America”. Travelers, long-haul trucking, and freight trains invariably pass through the state to and from points east, west, and south. Any vehicles likely will use Interstates 65, 80, or 90 at some point in time. Name a state in which at least one of Interstates 65, 80, or 90 either pass through or terminate.

I like asking questions where people know or can figure out nearly all the answers, especially when there are many, to see what oddities may result from the psychology of Think Different. Other than a slight bias toward I-65, this was not one of those times.

65
Tennessee — 5 responses
AleBelly
DadofTwins
JLJ
merica
Rackme32

90
South Dakota — 4 responses
9021amyers
dklee12
econgator
Woof

65
Alabama — 3 responses
Badgerfellow
Bamaman
Category 13

80
California — 3 responses
Armandillo
MarkBarrett
Tybalteon

65
Kentucky — 3 responses
Gamawire
Lumosityfan
xxaaaxx

90
Montana — 3 responses
clprez
colonialrampage
rynka88

90
Wisconsin — 3 responses
1stlvlthinker
Blue Lion
mystcmage

80, 90
Illinois — 2 responses
Kirbstar
oduguy22

80
Nebraska — 2 responses
Aunt_Ija
Vintsanity

80
Nevada — 2 responses
ElendilPickle
Peachbox

80
New Jersey — 2 responses
BobF
totebags

90
New York — 2 responses
flutist319
Magna

80, 90
Ohio — 2 responses
dott888
GuessonGuessonGuess

80
Wyoming — 2 responses
Cat Hammarskjold
macrae1234

90
Idaho — Singleton!
RandyG

65, 80, 90
Indiana — Singleton!
spell4yr

80
Iowa — Singleton!
artshep

90
Massachusetts — Singleton!
mitchparov

80, 90
Pennsylvania — Singleton!
lindap

90
Washington — Singleton!
mennoknight

Unused answers: Minnesota (90); Utah (80)

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Re: TD 322 -- Indiana

Post by spell4yr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:03 am

With no drops and several singletons, sheeps and near-sheeps got punished severely. Cat Hammarskjold and Peachbox keep a perilous hold on the lead, but there's many players within striking distance. Questions 3 and 4 will be revealed this afternoon; how will time zones and governors affect our standings?

1. Cat Hammarskjold — 1 + 2 → 3 pts [unch]
1. Peachbox — 1 + 2 → 3 pts [unch]
3. Category 13 — 1 + 3 → 4 pts [↓2]
3. dott888 — 2 + 2 → 4 pts [↑1]
3. Vintsanity — 2 + 2 → 4 pts [↑1]

6. Aunt_Ija — 3 + 2 → 5 pts [↑2]
6. colonialrampage — 2 + 3 → 5 pts [↓2]
6. Kirbstar — 3 + 2 → 5 pts [↑2]
6. Magna — 3 + 2 → 5 pts [↑2]
6. MarkBarrett — 2 + 3 → 5 pts [↓2]

6. spell4yr — 4 + 1 → 5 pts [↑8]
12. artshep — 5 + 1 → 6 pts [↑6]
12. BobF — 4 + 2 → 6 pts [↑2]
12. flutist319 — 4 + 2 → 6 pts [↑2]
12. Gamawire — 3 + 3 → 6 pts [↓4]

12. GuessonGuessonGuess — 4 + 2 → 6 pts [↑2]
12. mystcmage — 3 + 3 → 6 pts [↓4]
18. 9021amyers — 3 + 4 → 7 pts [↓10]
18. macrae1234 — 5 + 2 → 7 pts [unch]
18. oduguy22 — 5 + 2 → 7 pts [unch]

18. totebags — 5 + 2 → 7 pts [unch]
22. Blue Lion — 5 + 3 → 8 pts [↓4]
22. clprez — 5 + 3 → 8 pts [↓4]
22. mitchparov — 7 + 1 → 8 pts [↑6]
25. dklee12 — 5 + 4 → 9 pts [↓7]

25. lindap — 8 + 1 → 9 pts [↑10]
25. mennoknight — 8 + 1 → 9 pts [↑10]
25. RandyG — 8 + 1 → 9 pts [↑10]
25. Woof — 5 + 4 → 9 pts [↓7]
30. Bamaman — 7 + 3 → 10 pts [↓2]

30. DadofTwins — 5 + 5 → 10 pts [↓12]
30. ElendilPickle — 8 + 2 → 10 pts [↑5]
30. JLJ — 5 + 5 → 10 pts [↓12]
30. rynka88 — 7 + 3 → 10 pts [↓2]
30. xxaaaxx — 7 + 3 → 10 pts [↓2]

36. 1stlvlthinker — 8 + 3 → 11 pts [↓1]
36. Armandillo — 8 + 3 → 11 pts [↓1]
36. econgator — 7 + 4 → 11 pts [↓8]
36. Lumosityfan — 8 + 3 → 11 pts [↓1]
36. Tybalteon — 8 + 3 → 11 pts [↓1]

41. merica — 7 + 5 → 12 pts [↓13]
41. Rackme32 — 7 + 5 → 12 pts [↓13]
43. Badgerfellow — 13 + 3 → 16 pts [unch]
44. AleBelly — 13 + 5 → 18 pts [↓1]

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