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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:50 pm
Which of these famous pirates was a real person?

Long John Silver/Jack Sparrow/Captain Morgan

Contestant very confidently said Long John Silver. :?
Aw, I thought it was going to be the drawing shown of the cuckoo clock and one team guessed grandfather clock. The other team got it right though MacKenzied it as cookoo.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
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Aw, I thought it was going to be the drawing shown of the cuckoo clock and one team guessed grandfather clock. The other team got it right though MacKenzied it as cookoo.
The question itself had a fallacy as the cuckoo clock was invented less than 300 years ago.
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In front of what landmark will you find a glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei?

The Taj Mahal/The Louvre/The Colosseum

Contestant said Taj Mahal. :roll:
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Another Common Knowledge meets IdioTest failure.

How many 99 cent items can you buy with a $100 bill?

.99 * 101 == 99.99(.99 * 100 == 99, 99 + .99 == 99.99)

The correct answer is 101.

Unfortunately both team did not do the calculations. The first team had 89. The second team fell in the trap with 100.

On the last question in the round, The Coffee Moms put down Ballast as the "B" in SCUBA, ultimately causing them to lose the game.
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:10 pm
Another Common Knowledge meets IdioTest failure.

How many 99 cent items can you buy with a $100 bill.

.99 * 101 == 99.99(.99 * 100 == 99, 99 + .99 == 99.99)

The correct answer is 101.

Unfortunately both team did not do the calculations. The first team had 89. The second team fell in the trap with 100.
As written here, both 100 and 89 are correct. You can buy 89 or 100 99 cent items with a 100 dollar bill.

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Golf wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:39 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:10 pm
Another Common Knowledge meets IdioTest failure.

How many 99 cent items can you buy with a $100 bill.

.99 * 101 == 99.99(.99 * 100 == 99, 99 + .99 == 99.99)

The correct answer is 101.

Unfortunately both team did not do the calculations. The first team had 89. The second team fell in the trap with 100.
As written here, both 100 and 89 are correct. You can buy 89 or 100 99 cent items with a 100 dollar bill.
Approximate wording from the Bobby McBride site: Not including tax what’s the maximum # of 99¢ items you can buy w/ a $100 bill?

It was the third round with no multiple guess that makes teams write answers.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:56 pm
Golf wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:39 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:10 pm
Another Common Knowledge meets IdioTest failure.

How many 99 cent items can you buy with a $100 bill.

.99 * 101 == 99.99(.99 * 100 == 99, 99 + .99 == 99.99)

The correct answer is 101.

Unfortunately both team did not do the calculations. The first team had 89. The second team fell in the trap with 100.
As written here, both 100 and 89 are correct. You can buy 89 or 100 99 cent items with a 100 dollar bill.
Approximate wording from the Bobby McBride site: Not including tax what’s the maximum # of 99¢ items you can buy w/ a $100 bill?

It was the third round with no multiple guess that makes teams write answers.
Was hoping the wording was more specific. Thanks.

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The Mom & her 2 daughters(The Winemans) were pretty sharp. They would’ve done better on J today than that show’s contestants!

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The Naturalists have overshadowed all of my previous posts as they incorrectly said that a stop sign has 4 sides.
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:13 am
The Naturalists have overshadowed all of my previous posts as they incorrectly said that a stop sign has 4 sides.
(channeling Golf). They are correct :lol: . And I lost my rent money in a poker game. Had two pairs of 8's against a full house ;) .

I may have to tape a few of these shows if I can find them. But thanks for posting these examples of scholarship.
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twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:34 am
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:13 am
The Naturalists have overshadowed all of my previous posts as they incorrectly said that a stop sign has 4 sides.
(channeling Golf). They are correct :lol: . And I lost my rent money in a poker game. Had two pairs of 8's against a full house ;)
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:10 pm
Another Common Knowledge meets IdioTest failure.

How many 99 cent items can you buy with a $100 bill?

.99 * 101 == 99.99(.99 * 100 == 99, 99 + .99 == 99.99)

The correct answer is 101.

Unfortunately both team did not do the calculations. The first team had 89. The second team fell in the trap with 100.

On the last question in the round, The Coffee Moms put down Ballast as the "B" in SCUBA, ultimately causing them to lose the game.
LSV, I think you missed a pun here. Consider "went down with ballast" or even "sank".
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Technically, stop signs have 2 sides.

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alietr wrote:
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Technically, stop signs have 2 sides.
Well, ten then.
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What animal is in the title of the song that traditionally plays while you're winding a jack in the box?

Weasel/Monkey/Dragon

Contestant said Monkey. :shock:
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:41 pm
What animal is in the title of the song that traditionally plays while you're winding a jack in the box?

Weasel/Monkey/Dragon

Contestant said Monkey. :shock:
The players have much worse crimes than that one as monkey can be in some lyrics: http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/all-around-mulberry-bush

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Out of curiosity, do any of these contestants get any of these questions right?

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The Smartypants team got the $10K today. Pretty easy questions.

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