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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q1 revealed

Post by SenseiCAY » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:30 pm

Vintsanity wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:18 pm
classicroadster wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:24 pm
For crying out loud...crazy jacket, looked a lot like Sager...answered too quickly.
I took my time and still answered Sager.

You mean to tell me that this guy
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isn't a 30-year-older version of this guy?
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Not to mention Sager's death has been in the news recently (or at least the news this NBA junkie follows) because apparently his gold-digging second wife convinced him to cut his children from his first marriage out of his will, and now things are getting ugly.
I didn't even think of Craig Sager when I wrote this, but I definitely saw the resemblance as soon as someone came in with that answer. Unintentional trap answer, I suppose.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q1-Q2 revealed

Post by Woppy T » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:02 pm

I am a huge baseball fan and I don't think I ever knew that the world series trophy had a name.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q3 Results

Post by SenseiCAY » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:27 pm

Question 3: Letter and number required. In science news, in 2017, the Cassini spacecraft concluded its 13-year mission studying Saturn and its moons by diving into the planet’s atmosphere. Select a letter (naming a spacecraft, mission, or NASA program) and its corresponding number (describing the mission) below.
  1. New Horizons
  2. Gemini
  3. Voyager
  4. Mercury
  5. Pioneer
  6. Curiosity
  7. Magellan
  8. Mariner
  9. Apollo
  1. Launched in 1977, these were unmanned missions to explore the solar system towards the edge of the Sun’s influence. One of these spacecraft is now the farthest man-made object from Earth.
  2. This program was a series of 10 missions, the last of which resulted in the first close-up pictures of Mercury.
  3. Launching in 2006, and using Jupiter for a boost in 2007, it did a flyby of Pluto and its moons in July of 2015.
  4. This program was the United States’ first foray into manned spaceflight, launching Alan Shepard into orbit in 1961.
  5. This program had the goal of accomplishing a manned lunar landing, which was fulfilled on July 20, 1969.
  6. Launched in 2011 and arriving on the surface of Mars in August of 2012, this craft aimed to study the climate and geology of Mars and determine if conditions there have ever been favorable for life.
  7. Beginning as a series of lunar orbiters, the spacecraft bearing numbers 10 and 11 in this program later visited Jupiter and Saturn on their way out of the solar system.
  8. Also known as the Venus Radar Mapper, this craft was launched in 1989 with the goal of mapping the surface of Venus. It arrived at Venus in August of 1990, performing various mapping tasks and experiments before being sent crashing into the surface in 1994.
  9. Flown in 1965 and 1966, the fourth of these missions brought us the first spacewalk by a U.S. astronaut. Other flights on these missions proved NASA’s ability to connect two spacecrafts while in space and tested the effects of long spaceflights on astronauts.
WRONG (+11)
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Blue Lion (I-4)
tjconn728 (1-a)
lindap (C7)

SHEEP (+8)
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coach P

B9 (Gemini) - 8
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acthomas
nklotz
Peter the Accountant
AFRET CMS
Gamawire
Troydozzy
MarkBarrett
Peachbox

F6 (Curiosity) - 8
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immaf
twelvefootboy
9021amyers
joenguyen90
Floridagator
ChexMix
casketromance
jbeltz

C1 (Voyager) - 5
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xxaaaxx
Sims
merica
AmericanIdiot
classicroadster

I5 (Apollo) - 5
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econgator
threearruda
clt013
ElendilPickle
MattKnowles

D4 (Mercury) - 4
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Vintsanity
bev nar
wpwells
clprez

A3 (New Horizons) - 3
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Woppy T
guessonguessonguess
CheezeWhiz

DROP
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Armandillo
badgerfellow
Tybalteon
Ironhorse

UNUSED
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H2 (Mariner)
G8 (Magellan)
E7 (Pioneer)

Standings after Q3:

41. MattKnowles [d][s] - 25
38. coach P [d] - 24 (-6)
38. joenguyen90 [d][s] - 24 (-6)
38. nklotz [d][s] - 24 (-6)
36. Blue Lion [d][s] - 22 (-18)
36. Floridagator [d][s] - 22 (-5)
33. econgator [d][s] - 21 (-1)
33. jbeltz [d][s] - 21 (-5)
33. lindap [d][s] - 21 (-21)
29. Vintsanity [d][s] - 20 (+3)
29. acthomas [d][s] - 20 (-5)
29. clprez [d][s] - 20 (+3)
29. tjconn728 [d][s] - 20 (-20)
25. Peter the Accountant [d] - 19 (-7)
25. Troydozzy [d] - 19 (-7)
25. AFRET CMS [d][s] - 19 (-7)
25. casketromance [d][s] - 19 (-7)
21. classicroadster [d][s] - 18 (+7)
21. immaf [d][s] - 18 (-9)
21. threearruda [d][s] - 18 (+7)
21. twelvefootboy [d][s] - 18 (-9)
19. Tybalteon - 17 (+21)
19. clt013 [d][s] - 17 (+5)
15. Armandillo - 16 (+17)
15. Ironhorse [s] - 16 (+17)
15. bev nar [d][s] - 16 (+9)
15. merica [d][s] - 16 (+3)
12. ChexMix [d][s] - 15 (-5)
12. Gamawire [d][s] - 15 (-5)
12. Woppy T [d][s] - 15 (+12)
11. AmericanIdiot [d][s] - 14 (-2)
7. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 13 (+5)
7. Peachbox [d][s] - 13 (-2)
7. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 13 (+5)
7. wpwells [d][s] - 13 (+2)
6. MarkBarrett [s] - 12 (-2)
4. 9021amyers [d][s] - 11 (-2)
4. xxaaaxx [d][s] - 11 (+2)
3. badgerfellow [s] - 10 (+9)
2. Sims [s] - 8
1. ElendilPickle [s] - 7

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q1-Q2 revealed

Post by classicroadster » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:48 pm

Woppy T wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:02 pm
I am a huge baseball fan and I don't think I ever knew that the world series trophy had a name.
ditto...as I found out after submitting my bonus answers. Probably the reason no one picked the Astros.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q4 Results

Post by SenseiCAY » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:49 pm

For the last reveal of the day, we have this one, about Supreme Court Justices.

Question 4: Name required. Last name is generally sufficient, except when multiple Justices share a last name. In 2017, Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the empty seat on the US Supreme Court created by the death of Antonin Scalia in early 2016. Scalia is, as of the time of this game, still the most recent Supreme Court Justice to vacate his or her position for any reason. Prior to Scalia, name any of the next 10 most recent Justices (i.e. numbers 2-11 on the list, 10 possible answers) to leave the court for any reason, including, but not limited to, death and retirement.

WRONG (+14)
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(None)

SHEEP (+11)
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Sims

Sandra Day O'Connor - 11
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twelvefootboy
nklotz
immaf
guessonguessonguess
clprez
coach P
Gamawire
wpwells
threearruda
AmericanIdiot
bev nar

William Rehnquist - 11
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Armandillo
ElendilPickle
CheezeWhiz
Ironhorse
lindap
MattKnowles
merica
classicroadster
ChexMix
MarkBarrett
Troydozzy

David Souter - 6
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joenguyen90
9021amyers
badgerfellow
xxaaaxx
Tybalteon
acthomas

John Paul Stevens - 4
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jbeltz
econgator
clt013
tjconn728

William J. Brennan - 2
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Woppy T
Peter the Accountant

Warren E. Burger - 2
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Peachbox
AFRET CMS

SINGLETONS
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Harry Blackmun - Blue Lion
Thurgood Marshall - Vintsanity
Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr. - Floridagator

DROP
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casketromance

UNUSED
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Byron White

The first woman and the last Chief Justice were the sheep on this one. I was a little surprised that Thurgood Marshall wasn't more popular, to be honest. With that said, here are your standings after Q4:

41. MattKnowles [d][s] - 36
39. coach P [d] - 35 (-1)
39. nklotz [d][s] - 35 (-1)
38. lindap [d][s] - 32 (-5)
37. clprez [d][s] - 31 (-8)
35. Troydozzy [d] - 30 (-10)
35. joenguyen90 [d][s] - 30 (+3)
31. classicroadster [d][s] - 29 (-10)
31. immaf [d][s] - 29 (-10)
31. threearruda [d][s] - 29 (-10)
31. twelvefootboy [d][s] - 29 (-10)
27. Armandillo - 27 (-12)
27. Ironhorse [s] - 27 (-12)
27. bev nar [d][s] - 27 (-12)
27. merica [d][s] - 27 (-12)
24. ChexMix [d][s] - 26 (-12)
24. Gamawire [d][s] - 26 (-12)
24. acthomas [d][s] - 26 (+5)
21. AmericanIdiot [d][s] - 25 (-10)
21. econgator [d][s] - 25 (+12)
21. jbeltz [d][s] - 25 (+12)
17. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 24 (-10)
17. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 24 (-10)
17. tjconn728 [d][s] - 24 (+12)
17. wpwells [d][s] - 24 (-10)
13. Tybalteon - 23 (+6)
13. MarkBarrett [s] - 23 (-7)
13. Blue Lion [d][s] - 23 (+23)
13. Floridagator [d][s] - 23 (+23)
9. Peter the Accountant [d] - 21 (+16)
9. AFRET CMS [d][s] - 21 (+16)
9. Vintsanity [d][s] - 21 (+20)
9. clt013 [d][s] - 21 (+10)
7. Sims - 19 (-5)
7. casketromance [s] - 19 (+18)
6. ElendilPickle [s] - 18 (-5)
3. 9021amyers [d][s] - 17 (+1)
3. Woppy T [d][s] - 17 (+9)
3. xxaaaxx [d][s] - 17 (+1)
2. badgerfellow [s] - 16 (+1)
1. Peachbox [d][s] - 15 (+6)

Both of the leaders fall, as Elendilpickle submits a co-sheep answer, and Sims uses her sheep option. Peachbox scores a 2-pointer and takes the lead, and still has a drop option. Lots of big jumps near the top on this question!

Have a good evening, everyone, and we'll see you again tomorrow morning!

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q4 Revealed

Post by nklotz » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:07 pm

I have been absolutely crushing the sheep in this TD. Only a point off of a perfect game so far.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q1-Q2 revealed

Post by ChexMix » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:18 pm

classicroadster wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Woppy T wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:02 pm
I am a huge baseball fan and I don't think I ever knew that the world series trophy had a name.
ditto...as I found out after submitting my bonus answers. Probably the reason no one picked the Astros.
Count me as another one who didn't know the name of the trophy. Although I did include the Astro's as one of my bonus answers based simply on the fact that I assumed with the other 3 big sport trophy's up there as options, that baseball would also be one of them.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q4 Revealed

Post by floridagator » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:37 pm

I seem to have been emanciptated from any possibility of winning this one.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q5 Results

Post by SenseiCAY » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:00 am

Good morning and happy Friday! Now the result for question 5.

Question 5: Letter, title, and artist required. On August 21st, a total solar eclipse dazzled viewers all across the United States for the first time since 1918 (while the U.S. has seen total eclipses since then, none have traversed the nation as this one did). Select a letter and name the title and artist of one of these songs, perhaps loosely related to an eclipse, below.



WRONG (+14)
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clprez (b - total eclipse of the heart - kim carnes) - I had to do a bit of research for this. I didn't doubt that Kim Carnes covered this song, so I Googled it. It actually came up with a YouTube result, which I played and couldn't tell the difference. The reason? Because it was actually Bonnie Tyler. That combined with the fact that I couldn't find another result (and that Kim's Wikipedia entry makes no mention of her covering this song) leads me to believe that this answer is wrong. Let me know if you have other sources and I'll fix this.

SHEEP (+11)
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twelvefootboy

C - Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun - 11
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CheezeWhiz
joenguyen90
tjconn728
jbeltz
coach P
Woppy T
guessonguessonguess
Ironhorse
Armandillo
classicroadster
MattKnowles

B - Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart - 6
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ChexMix
bev nar
ElendilPickle
Tybalteon
casketromance
Blue Lion

G - Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine (When She's Gone) - 6
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Peachbox
lindap
AFRET CMS
9021amyers
Vintsanity
clt013

A - Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark - 3
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Gamawire
merica
nklotz

E - Carly Simon - You're So Vain - 3
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Floridagator
Peter the Accountant
Sims

F - Cat Stevens - Moonshadow - 3
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acthomas
AmericanIdiot
Troydozzy

J - Elton John - Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - 3
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badgerfellow
econgator
MarkBarrett

DROP
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threearruda
immaf
xxaaaxx
wpwells

UNUSED
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D - Metallica - My Apocalypse
I - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - The Dark of the Sun
H - Jackson Browne - Colors of the Sun

Standings after Q5:

41. MattKnowles [d][s] - 47
40. coach P [d] - 46 (-1)
39. clprez [d][s] - 45 (-2)
38. joenguyen90 [d][s] - 41 (-3)
36. twelvefootboy [d] - 40 (-5)
36. classicroadster [d][s] - 40 (-5)
32. Armandillo - 38 (-5)
32. Ironhorse [s] - 38 (-5)
32. lindap [d][s] - 38 (+6)
32. nklotz [d][s] - 38 (+7)
31. jbeltz [d][s] - 36 (-10)
28. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 35 (-11)
28. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 35 (-11)
28. tjconn728 [d][s] - 35 (-11)
26. Troydozzy [d] - 33 (+9)
26. bev nar [d][s] - 33 (+1)
25. ChexMix [d][s] - 32 (-1)
24. merica [d][s] - 30 (+3)
18. Tybalteon - 29 (-5)
18. immaf [s] - 29 (+13)
18. threearruda [s] - 29 (+13)
18. Blue Lion [d][s] - 29 (-5)
18. Gamawire [d][s] - 29 (+6)
18. acthomas [d][s] - 29 (+6)
15. AmericanIdiot [d][s] - 28 (+6)
15. Woppy T [d][s] - 28 (-12)
15. econgator [d][s] - 28 (+6)
12. AFRET CMS [d][s] - 27 (-3)
12. Vintsanity [d][s] - 27 (-3)
12. clt013 [d][s] - 27 (-3)
10. MarkBarrett [s] - 26 (+3)
10. Floridagator [d][s] - 26 (+3)
9. casketromance [s] - 25 (-2)
6. ElendilPickle [s] - 24
6. wpwells [s] - 24 (+11)
6. Peter the Accountant [d] - 24 (+3)
5. 9021amyers [d][s] - 23 (-2)
4. Sims - 22 (+3)
3. Peachbox [d][s] - 21 (-2)
2. badgerfellow [s] - 19
1. xxaaaxx [s] - 17 (+2)

Good use of the drop by xxaaaxx, who hops into the lead on a question with no singletons. Badgerfellow retains second place, and Peachbox drops to 3rd with a 6-pointer, but still has both a drop and a sheep heading into the second half!

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q6 Results

Post by SenseiCAY » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:06 pm

For our Friday lunchtime update, we have question 6, about (relatively) recently independent nations. Those of you in LearnedLeague might have recognized the wording on letter B.

Question 6: Letter and nation (or potential nation) required. On October 27th, Catalonia declared independence from Spain, although it was not recognized by any sovereign nation. Select a letter below, each describing a relatively recent effort at creating a new sovereign nation, and name, in the case of a success, the nation that arose from the effort or, in the case of a failure, the region, province, or state that was proposed but never formed as a sovereign nation.
  1. Literally translating to “east east,” this nation originally declared independence in 1975, but was annexed by Indonesia soon afterwards. Its independence was restored in 2002.
  2. As a result of a 1993 independence referendum that finished with 99.83% of voters in favor, this nation was formed, and Uganda was supplanted as the world’s most populous landlocked nation.
  3. As a result of a 2014 independence referendum that finished with 55% of the voters against, this country did NOT become its own sovereign nation. However, after an unrelated referendum in the news in 2016 (where 62% of its voters voted AGAINST what would be the final result), its First Minister has said that a second independence referendum is "highly likely."
  4. One half of a peaceful 1993 split whose capital is NOT Bratislava.
  5. Over 70% of its residents speak its namesake dialect of French, and have a fairly unique culture in comparison to the rest of its country, but as of 2017, this North American province has yet to become its own nation.
  6. The most recently established nation in the world, finalizing independence in 2011, this African nation has been in civil war in 2013.
  7. Also known as the Tskhinvali Region, it declared independence from Georgia in 1991, but is only recognized by four UN member states as of 2017.
  8. The half of the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia whose capital is NOT Podgorica.
  9. Gaining independence from another country on this list in 2008, this landlocked country in the Balkan Peninsula is recognized by 110 members of the U.N.
  10. An island nation in the western Pacific Ocean with capital Ngerulmud, it gained independence from the United States in 1994.
WRONG (+12)
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AmericanIdiot (I Macedonia) - Macedonia is, in fact landlocked, but became independent in 1991

SHEEP (+9)
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(None)

C - Scotland - 9
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lindap
Woppy T
AFRET CMS
guessonguessonguess
Troydozzy
acthomas
coach P
ChexMix
Tybalteon

A - Timor-Leste (East Timor) - 7
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Blue Lion
jbeltz
Armandillo
econgator
clprez
classicroadster
Gamawire

B - Eritrea - 5
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Vintsanity
Sims
CheezeWhiz
bev nar
MarkBarrett

E - Quebec - 5
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twelvefootboy
immaf
clt013
Peter the Accountant
ElendilPickle

J - Palau - 4
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nklotz
wpwells
tjconn728
Peachbox

G - South Ossetia - 3
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casketromance
xxaaaxx
Floridagator

H - Serbia - 3
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badgerfellow
9021amyers
joenguyen90

F - South Sudan - 2
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merica
Ironhorse

SINGLETONS
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D - Czech Republic (Czechia) - MattKnowles
I - Kosovo - threearruda

DROP
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(None)

Standings after Q6:

41. coach P [d] - 55 (-1)
40. clprez [d][s] - 52 (-1)
39. MattKnowles [d][s] - 48 (+2)
37. classicroadster [d][s] - 47 (-1)
37. lindap [d][s] - 47 (-5)
35. Armandillo - 45 (-3)
35. twelvefootboy [d] - 45 (+1)
33. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 44 (-5)
33. joenguyen90 [d][s] - 44 (+5)
32. jbeltz [d][s] - 43 (-1)
30. Troydozzy [d] - 42 (-4)
30. nklotz [d][s] - 42 (+2)
29. ChexMix [d][s] - 41 (-4)
26. Ironhorse [s] - 40 (+6)
26. AmericanIdiot [d][s] - 40 (-11)
26. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 40 (+2)
25. tjconn728 [d][s] - 39 (+3)
22. Tybalteon - 38 (-4)
22. acthomas [d][s] - 38 (-4)
22. bev nar [d][s] - 38 (+4)
21. Woppy T [d][s] - 37 (-6)
18. AFRET CMS [d][s] - 36 (-6)
18. Blue Lion [d][s] - 36
18. Gamawire [d][s] - 36
17. econgator [d][s] - 35 (-2)
16. immaf [s] - 34 (+2)
13. Vintsanity [d][s] - 32 (-1)
13. clt013 [d][s] - 32 (-1)
13. merica [d][s] - 32 (+11)
12. MarkBarrett [s] - 31 (-2)
11. threearruda [s] - 30 (+7)
8. ElendilPickle [s] - 29 (-2)
8. Peter the Accountant [d] - 29 (-2)
8. Floridagator [d][s] - 29 (+2)
6. casketromance [s] - 28 (+3)
6. wpwells [s] - 28
5. Sims - 27 (-1)
4. 9021amyers [d][s] - 26 (+1)
3. Peachbox [d][s] - 25
2. badgerfellow [s] - 22
1. xxaaaxx [s] - 20

MattKnowles climbs out of the basement by pulling a singleton (Czechia/Czech Republic). Our top 3 remain the same, and after giving an unfortunate wrong answer on Q2, Floridagator has risen back up inside the top 10, still with a drop and sheep option.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q7 Results

Post by SenseiCAY » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:27 pm

For the final reveal of the day, we have question 7, about Nintendo Switch games:

Question 7: Letter and title required. The Nintendo Switch was released worldwide on March 3rd, 2017. Give the letter and title of any of these games, most of which are exclusive to the Switch. In the case of games that are part of a multi-part franchise, you must give enough of the title to distinguish the game from any other game in that series.



This one played pretty hard, and the results showed it. Four very unfortunate wrong answers were given, and over 60% of players either chose to drop or sheep this question. On the other hand, that resulted in five singletons. Results:

WRONG (+10)
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ElendilPickle (A. Mario Kart...7?) - Sorry, MK7 was for the Nintendo 3DS.
threearruda (A - Mario Kart 8) - Not enough information
Floridagator (G snipperclips +) - doh!
bev nar (A- Mario Kart 8)

SHEEP (+5)
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badgerfellow
Vintsanity
Ironhorse
casketromance
immaf
wpwells

D - Super Mario Odyssey - 5
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Tybalteon
Gamawire
CheezeWhiz
xxaaaxx
MarkBarrett

I - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 2
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MattKnowles
Sims

SINGLETONS
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C - Splatoon 2 - Armandillo
E - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - econgator
F - Snipperclips - guessonguessonguess
G - Yoshi - clt013
J - Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - jbeltz

DROP
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classicroadster
Troydozzy
AmericanIdiot
twelvefootboy
tjconn728
Woppy T
ChexMix
Blue Lion
nklotz
clprez
9021amyers
coach P
Peachbox
Peter the Accountant
lindap
acthomas
AFRET CMS
joenguyen90
merica

UNUSED
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H - Metroid Prime 4
A - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
B - 1-2 Switch

So yeah - Mario Kart 8 was for the Wii U, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was made for the Switch. Kind of a dumb way to title the games, but unfortunately, I couldn't accept "Mario Kart 8" on its own, as the cover is also distinctly different. Here are your standings after Q7:

41. coach P - 55
40. clprez [s] - 52
39. MattKnowles [d][s] - 50
38. bev nar [d][s] - 48 (-16)
36. classicroadster [s] - 47 (+1)
36. lindap [s] - 47 (+1)
35. Armandillo - 46
31. Ironhorse - 45 (-5)
31. twelvefootboy - 45 (+4)
31. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 45 (-5)
31. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 45 (+2)
29. joenguyen90 [s] - 44 (+4)
29. jbeltz [d][s] - 44 (+3)
28. Tybalteon - 43 (-6)
26. Troydozzy - 42 (+4)
26. nklotz [s] - 42 (+4)
24. ChexMix [s] - 41 (+5)
24. Gamawire [d][s] - 41 (-6)
22. AmericanIdiot [s] - 40 (+4)
22. threearruda [s] - 40 (-11)
18. immaf - 39 (-2)
18. ElendilPickle [s] - 39 (-10)
18. tjconn728 [s] - 39 (+7)
18. Floridagator [d][s] - 39 (-10)
17. acthomas [s] - 38 (+5)
15. Woppy T [s] - 37 (+6)
15. Vintsanity [d] - 37 (-2)
11. AFRET CMS [s] - 36 (+7)
11. Blue Lion [s] - 36 (+7)
11. MarkBarrett [s] - 36 (+1)
11. econgator [d][s] - 36 (+6)
8. casketromance - 33 (-2)
8. wpwells - 33 (-2)
8. clt013 [d][s] - 33 (+5)
7. merica [s] - 32 (+6)
5. Peter the Accountant - 29 (+3)
5. Sims - 29
4. badgerfellow - 27 (-2)
3. 9021amyers [s] - 26 (+1)
1. Peachbox [s] - 25 (+2)
1. xxaaaxx [s] - 25

Peachbox spends the drop and climbs back into a tie for the lead (with xxaaaxx, who retained a share of the lead, despite a sheep answer). Only clt013 still has both the drop and sheep in the top 10. Sadly, Floridagator's improbable Cinderella comeback is tripped up by another unfortunate wrong answer which was off by a letter.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q7 Results

Post by threearruda » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:04 pm

SenseiCAY wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:27 pm

WRONG (+10)
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threearruda (A - Mario Kart 8) - Not enough information

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

The sad part to all of this is that I'm going to see my brother in a little while.. he has a Switch and we play that exact game.. very often.

Right as I was about to jump into the top ten too... :cry: ... anyways, looking forward to seeing the rest of the results!

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q7 Revealed

Post by clprez » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:15 pm

Sorry to cause you extra work with my wrong answer. I guess Bonnie Tyler and Kim Carnes sound similar to me.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q5 Results

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:48 pm

SenseiCAY wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:00 am

SHEEP (+11)
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twelvefootboy

1. xxaaaxx [s] - 17 (+2)

Good use of the drop by xxaaaxx, who hops into the lead on a question with no singletons. Badgerfellow retains second place, and Peachbox drops to 3rd with a 6-pointer, but still has both a drop and a sheep heading into the second half!
Rats - got mega-sheeped by a song I never heard of. I don't have speakers at work so it was either sheep or drop. I would have picked the Carly Simon song if I knew which letter it was. I figured there was plenty of choices to minimize the pain, instead I think it's the biggest sheep.
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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q7 Revealed

Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:34 am

I've often said my musical knowledge is....well, pitiful, but this was a new low. I didn't recognize most of those songs, and the ones I did, I couldn't identify the exact title, or who sings it. I wish i could say that drop was strategic :oops:

I haven't followed console video games in years, and none of my friends have a Switch, so while I generally knew which franchises they were (ooh, Mario Kart....how many are they up to? Metroid Prime...5? Zelda...wasn't Breath of the Wild for the Wii-U???), I couldn't nail down the titles. Could've saved myself a point using the sheep option, though.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q7 Revealed

Post by SenseiCAY » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:22 am

clprez wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:15 pm
Sorry to cause you extra work with my wrong answer. I guess Bonnie Tyler and Kim Carnes sound similar to me.
Hah...no worries- I research every answer that I don’t recognize. I do it when I host pub trivia too.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q8 Result

Post by SenseiCAY » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:40 am

Sorry for the delay - busy day yesterday, didn't have access to my office, and didn't want to score it manually, so here we go again. I'll aim to have final results out by today, anyhow. We left off at question 8, where you just had to name a Monopoly token that existed just before three were retired in 2007:

Question 8: Token name required; see question 12 for a related bonus opportunity. In March, the Internet voted and added the rubber ducky, T-Rex, and penguin to the list of Monopoly tokens, retiring three existing classic tokens, and keeping the total number of tokens at eight. Previously, the cat was introduced as a token in 2013, replacing one of the classic tokens. In 2007, three tokens were retired without replacement, one of which was a fairly short-lived one, and the other two of which were classic tokens. Name any of the eleven tokens that came with a classic Monopoly set, just prior to the 2007 retirement. As a clarification – the cat was introduced in 2013, so it is not a valid answer for this question. However, the token that it replaced would be valid, as would any of the three tokens retired in 2007.

There were 11 possible answers to this.

WRONG (+15)
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(None)

SHEEP (+12)
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(None)

Iron - 12
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bev nar
Gamawire
merica
Troydozzy
coach P
jbeltz
clprez
CheezeWhiz
Peter the Accountant
Woppy T
immaf
Armandillo

Thimble - 9
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threearruda
nklotz
Tybalteon
ElendilPickle
MattKnowles
lindap
Ironhorse
guessonguessonguess
classicroadster

(Top) Hat - 7
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tjconn728
AmericanIdiot
casketromance
MarkBarrett
badgerfellow
wpwells
Sims

Car (Race car) - 3
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joenguyen90
clt013
acthomas

Wheelbarrow - 3
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Peachbox
AFRET CMS
ChexMix

Battleship - 2
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xxaaaxx
econgator

Shoe (Boot) - 2
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twelvefootboy
Blue Lion

SINGLETONS
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Bag of Money - Floridagator
(Scottie) Dog - 9021amyers

DROP
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Vintsanity

UNUSED
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Horse and Rider
Howitzer (Cannon)

Not surprisingly, no one missed this one, although I was surprised that the dog was a singleton, as I thought it was one of the better-known tokens. For that matter, I was a little surprised that the car only had 3 takers, but maybe that's because I always used the car and my sister always used the dog. Anyhow, your standings after Q8:

41. coach P - 67
40. clprez [s] - 64
39. bev nar [d][s] - 60 (-1)
38. MattKnowles [d][s] - 59 (+1)
37. Armandillo - 58 (-2)
36. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 57 (-5)
33. classicroadster [s] - 56 (+3)
33. lindap [s] - 56 (+3)
33. jbeltz [d][s] - 56 (-4)
30. Ironhorse - 54 (+1)
30. Troydozzy - 54 (-4)
30. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 54 (+1)
29. Gamawire [d][s] - 53 (-5)
28. Tybalteon - 52
26. immaf - 51 (-8)
26. nklotz [s] - 51
24. Woppy T [s] - 49 (-9)
24. threearruda [s] - 49 (-2)
23. ElendilPickle [s] - 48 (-5)
20. twelvefootboy - 47 (+11)
20. AmericanIdiot [s] - 47 (+2)
20. joenguyen90 [s] - 47 (+9)
19. tjconn728 [s] - 46 (-1)
17. ChexMix [s] - 44 (+7)
17. merica [s] - 44 (-10)
16. MarkBarrett [s] - 43 (-5)
14. Peter the Accountant - 41 (-9)
14. acthomas [s] - 41 (+3)
11. casketromance - 40 (-3)
11. wpwells - 40 (-3)
11. Floridagator [d][s] - 40 (+7)
10. AFRET CMS [s] - 39 (+1)
8. Blue Lion [s] - 38 (+3)
8. econgator [d][s] - 38 (+3)
7. Vintsanity - 37 (+8)
5. Sims - 36
5. clt013 [d][s] - 36 (+3)
4. badgerfellow - 34
3. Peachbox [s] - 28 (-2)
1. 9021amyers [s] - 27 (+2)
1. xxaaaxx [s] - 27

9021amyers scores a singleton to move into a tie for first with xxaaaxx, who has been there for several questions. Peachbox falls out of a tie for first, even with a pretty good answer (3 points for wheelbarrow). Watch out for clt013, econgator, and Floridagator, who are lurking in 5th, 8th, and 11th, respectively and still in possession of their drops.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q9 Results

Post by SenseiCAY » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:19 am

For our penultimate question in regulation, we had this one about matching words to these definitions:

Question 9: Number and term required. Based on a definition (from Merriam-Webster.com) below, select one of the definitions below and name the word or term that Merriam-Webster announced was added to their dictionary (or had their articles expanded) in 2017. Note that these words were not necessarily first used in 2017, but had their definitions added or updated in 2017. The first letter of each is terms given as a hint.
  1. (A) - rounded balls of cooked rice with savory fillings (such as mozzarella cheese) that are coated with bread crumbs and deep-fried
  2. (F) - the space between the legs of a goaltender
  3. (P) - to begin drinking alcohol before an event or activity (such as a party or a night out)
  4. (B) - to watch many or all episodes of (a TV series) in rapid succession
  5. (P) - to move into the frame of a photograph as it is being taken as a joke or prank
  6. (H) - the collective mental activity expressed in the complex, coordinated behavior of a colony of social insects (such as bees or ants) regarded as comparable to a single mind controlling the behavior of an individual organism
  7. (M) - a comment or action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude toward a member of a marginalized group (such as a racial minority)
  8. (N) - the idea, principle, or requirement that Internet service providers should or must treat all Internet data as the same regardless of its kind, source, or destination
  9. (S) - a medium-sized, multipurpose kitchen knife of Japanese origin that has a lightweight blade with a straight or slightly curved cutting edge and a spine that curves downward to the tip
  10. (G) - to abruptly cut off all contact with someone (such as a former romantic partner) by no longer accepting or responding to phone calls, instant messages, etc.
WRONG (+14)
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(None)

SHEEP (+11)
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(None)

2. Five-Hole - 11
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clt013
9021amyers
MarkBarrett
econgator
nklotz
wpwells
lindap
Peachbox
clprez
coach P
merica

10. Ghost (acc: Ghosting) - 8
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xxaaaxx
Ironhorse
threearruda
Gamawire
Armandillo
tjconn728
ChexMix
Troydozzy

7. Microaggression - 7
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twelvefootboy
jbeltz
Blue Lion
Floridagator
Sims
AFRET CMS
guessonguessonguess

5. Photobomb - 6
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badgerfellow
acthomas
MattKnowles
classicroadster
immaf
casketromance

3. Pre-Game - 3
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Vintsanity
Tybalteon
joenguyen90

4. Binge Watch (acc: Binge) - 3
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bev nar
Peter the Accountant
Woppy T

1. Arancini - 2
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CheezeWhiz
ElendilPickle

SINGLETONS
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8. Net Neutrality - AmericanIdiot

DROP
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(None)

UNUSED
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9. Santoku
6. Hive-Mind

Net Neutrality, in the news recently, was a surprise singleton on this one, but plenty of good answers. Here are your standings after Q9:

41. coach P - 78
40. clprez [s] - 75
39. lindap [s] - 67 (-6)
38. Armandillo - 66 (-1)
37. MattKnowles [d][s] - 65 (+1)
35. bev nar [d][s] - 63 (+4)
35. jbeltz [d][s] - 63 (-2)
31. Ironhorse - 62 (-1)
31. Troydozzy - 62 (-1)
31. classicroadster [s] - 62 (+2)
31. nklotz [s] - 62 (-5)
29. Gamawire [d][s] - 61
29. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 61 (+1)
28. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 59 (+8)
26. immaf - 57
26. threearruda [s] - 57 (-2)
24. Tybalteon - 55 (+4)
24. merica [s] - 55 (-7)
21. twelvefootboy - 54 (-1)
21. MarkBarrett [s] - 54 (-5)
21. tjconn728 [s] - 54 (-2)
19. ChexMix [s] - 52 (-2)
19. Woppy T [s] - 52 (+5)
18. wpwells - 51 (-7)
16. ElendilPickle [s] - 50 (+7)
16. joenguyen90 [s] - 50 (+4)
15. econgator [d][s] - 49 (-7)
14. AmericanIdiot [s] - 48 (+6)
11. acthomas [s] - 47 (+3)
11. Floridagator [d][s] - 47
11. clt013 [d][s] - 47 (-6)
9. casketromance - 46 (+2)
9. AFRET CMS [s] - 46 (+1)
8. Blue Lion [s] - 45
7. Peter the Accountant - 44 (+7)
6. Sims - 43 (-1)
4. Vintsanity - 40 (+3)
4. badgerfellow - 40
3. Peachbox [s] - 39
2. 9021amyers [s] - 38 (-1)
1. xxaaaxx [s] - 35

With one question (plus bonuses) left, xxaaaxx is back in outright first, even with an 8-pointer, as 9021amyers and Peachbox both submit a co-sheep answer. Vintsanity and Peter the Accountant make positive jumps into contention within the top 10 with 3-point answers.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q9 Revealed

Post by lindap » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:44 pm

I should change my name to Little Bo Peep considering all the sheep I've found.

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Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q10 result

Post by SenseiCAY » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:53 pm

And the results from Q10, the last one before the bonuses. Speaking of which, expect the bonus answers and final standings this afternoon. We covered only a few stories from the past year in the other questions, so I dumped EVERYTHING else here. Not really, but almost everything. Well, not almost, but a lot. OK, fine, I dumped like...30 things here.


Question 10: Letter and month required. A lot more stuff happened in 2017, so I’ll dump the rest here. Pick a letter corresponding to a short list of events below and tell me the month of 2017 in which those events occurred. Each month is represented exactly once:
  1. Doug Jones wins the special election in Alabama to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions; AOL discontinues AIM, its 20-year old instant messaging application; Wildfires, including the record-setting Thomas Fire, helped by the Santa Ana winds burn across Southern California.
  2. Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, is assassinated in a chemical attack in Malaysia; the United States Senate votes to silence Elizabeth Warren during debate over the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General; Adele’s “25” wins the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
  3. After a 2016 referendum, the United Kingdom invokes Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, starting negotiations for the UK to leave the European Union; the United States wins the World Baseball Classic final, 8-0 over Puerto Rico.
  4. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is caught sunbathing on a beach closed to the public after a state budget crisis; Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci has a ten-day tenure as White House Director of Communications
  5. Christopher Wray confirmed as director of the FBI; Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas.
  6. The March for Science occurs in response to, among other things, the Trump Administration’s perceived ignorance of science in favor of ideology; the Cleveland Browns use their annual first overall draft pick to select Myles Garrett from Texas A&M University; Robert J. Bentley resigns as Governor of Alabama.
  7. Brooks Kopeka wins the U.S. Open; James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; North Korea releases Otto Warmbier back to the U.S. after over a year in prison.
  8. Fifty-nine people are killed and over 500 injured when a gunman opens fire over a concert in Las Vegas; Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions to the discovery of gravitational waves; Shinzo Abe re-elected as Prime Minister of Japan.
  9. The Houston Astros clinch their first World Series title, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in the deciding seventh game; Robert Mugabe steps down as President of Zimbabwe after a military coup; a meme is born as the Weather Channel’s efforts to film the implosion of the Georgia Dome are thwarted by a MARTA bus parking in front of their camera as the demolition occurred.
  10. With marches occurring in 420 cities across the country, the Women’s March becomes the largest single-day protest in US history; Moonlight wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
  11. Hurricane Maria makes landfall over Dominica; the Cleveland Indians snap a 22-game winning streak, the longest unbroken streak in Major League history; Apple announces the iPhone X.
  12. Emmanuel Macron sworn in as President of France after winning the French presidential election in a runoff against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen; Takuma Sato is the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500.
Results:

WRONG (+10)
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classicroadster (J february)
ElendilPickle (j. February)
Blue Lion (E--July)
Troydozzy (a. November)

SHEEP (+7)
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(None)

A - December (Doug Jones, AIM discontinued, SoCal Fires) - 7
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nklotz
twelvefootboy
joenguyen90
Peter the Accountant
immaf
Tybalteon
Sims

I - November (Astros win WS, Mugabe steps down, Georgia Dome imploded) - 6
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xxaaaxx
MattKnowles
Woppy T
clprez
Vintsanity
Armandillo

C - March (UK invokes Article 50, US wins WBC) - 5
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jbeltz
merica
clt013
acthomas
wpwells

F - April (March for Science, Myles Garrett, Bentley resigns) - 5
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coach P
Peachbox
lindap
AmericanIdiot
tjconn728

G - June (Kopeka wins US Open, Comey testimony, Otto Warmbier released) - 4
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casketromance
9021amyers
bev nar
ChexMix

D - July (Christie sunbathes, Scaramucci has brief stay) - 3
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AFRET CMS
guessonguessonguess
Floridagator

L - May (Macron sworn in, Sato wins Indy 500) - 2
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threearruda
MarkBarrett

SINGLETONS
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B - February (Kim Jong-nam killed, Warren persists, ""25"" wins Album of the Year) - Ironhorse
E - August (Christopher Wray, Hurricane Harvey) - Gamawire
J - January (Women's March, Moonlight wins Best Picture) - CheezeWhiz
K - September (Hurricane Maria, Indians win 22 in a row, iPhone X announced) - badgerfellow

DROP
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econgator

UNUSED
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H - October (Vegas shooting, Nobel in Physics awarded, Abe re-elected)

Tons of singletons on this one, and not too bad for the sheep answers (only +7). Here are your standings after Q10:

41. coach P - 83
40. clprez [s] - 81
36. Armandillo - 72 (+2)
36. Troydozzy - 72 (-5)
36. classicroadster [s] - 72 (-5)
36. lindap [s] - 72 (+3)
35. MattKnowles [d][s] - 71 (+2)
34. nklotz [s] - 69 (-3)
33. jbeltz [d][s] - 68 (+2)
32. bev nar [d][s] - 67 (+3)
30. immaf - 64 (-4)
30. guessonguessonguess [d][s] - 64 (-1)
29. Ironhorse - 63 (+2)
27. Tybalteon - 62 (-3)
27. Gamawire [d][s] - 62 (+2)
26. twelvefootboy - 61 (-5)
23. ElendilPickle [s] - 60 (-7)
23. merica [s] - 60 (+1)
23. CheezeWhiz [d][s] - 60 (+5)
21. threearruda [s] - 59 (+5)
21. tjconn728 [s] - 59
20. Woppy T [s] - 58 (-1)
19. joenguyen90 [s] - 57 (-3)
16. wpwells - 56 (+2)
16. ChexMix [s] - 56 (+3)
16. MarkBarrett [s] - 56 (+5)
15. Blue Lion [s] - 55 (-7)
14. AmericanIdiot [s] - 53
12. acthomas [s] - 52 (-1)
12. clt013 [d][s] - 52 (-1)
11. Peter the Accountant - 51 (-4)
8. Sims - 50 (-2)
8. casketromance - 50 (+1)
8. Floridagator [d][s] - 50 (+3)
6. AFRET CMS [s] - 49 (+3)
6. econgator [s] - 49 (+9)
5. Vintsanity - 46 (-1)
4. Peachbox [s] - 44 (-1)
3. 9021amyers [s] - 42 (-1)
1. badgerfellow - 41 (+3)
1. xxaaaxx [s] - 41

xxaaaxx is still in first, and another different player, badgerfellow, rises into a tie for the top spot. Econgator drops this one and springs into the top 10. Lots of other contenders going into bonuses, including Floridagator, who gave two incorrect answers but has risen back into the top 10.

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