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Post by jeff6286 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:21 am

BigDaddyMatty wrote:Today's Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia featured the following question, which I found incredibly well-written. It would have fit right in in LL, either on a normal match day or as part of a 1DS:

What name has been licensed by Hanna-Barbera to two different products: a vanilla cookie sold by Suncoast Video stores, and a pet treat sold by Snausages?

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I figured this out right away, but I thought it might have been an incomplete list. I've bought these Scooby Doo graham cracker sticks before but it seems I was incorrect and they do not actually market them as Scooby Snacks.



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Post by Woof » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:19 pm

I noticed just now when catching up on my Sploofus TQOTD that the TQOTD leaderboard currently shows 6 boardies in the top 10. WTG, jboard!

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Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:15 pm

Woof wrote:I noticed just now when catching up on my Sploofus TQOTD that the TQOTD leaderboard currently shows 6 boardies in the top 10. WTG, jboard!
1 Reddpen - 4,480
2 Raffertybarnes - 4,446
3 Ritterskoop - 4,376
4 Cheezguyty - 4,363
5 Tnewton30 - 4,335
6 Newtex - 4,305
7 Woof99 - 4,301
8 Whoismark - 4,259
9 Jkbrat - 4,234
10 Ljaker - 4,188

The WWTBAM Bored is represented in the top 10 as well. I had a terrible March missing about 10 Qs , so I expect better results this month.

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Post by boson » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:19 pm

Woof wrote:I noticed just now when catching up on my Sploofus TQOTD that the TQOTD leaderboard currently shows 6 boardies in the top 10. WTG, jboard!
Congrats boardies!

I had an amazing March on sploofus - I had a chance to win the month missing only one question. Then I missed March 31st. Argh. 6th place.

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Post by dhkendall » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:12 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Woof wrote:I noticed just now when catching up on my Sploofus TQOTD that the TQOTD leaderboard currently shows 6 boardies in the top 10. WTG, jboard!
1 Reddpen - 4,480
2 Raffertybarnes - 4,446
3 Ritterskoop - 4,376
4 Cheezguyty - 4,363
5 Tnewton30 - 4,335
6 Newtex - 4,305
7 Woof99 - 4,301
8 Whoismark - 4,259
9 Jkbrat - 4,234
10 Ljaker - 4,188

The WWTBAM Bored is represented in the top 10 as well. I had a terrible March missing about 10 Qs , so I expect better results this month.
Hello from 211th place!

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Post by alietr » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:19 pm

I know we have a lot of Geography aficionados on here, and I thought this map of every county in the U.S. made out of wood was not only beautiful, but an impressive accomplishment as well:



A full description is here:

http://twistedsifter.com/2016/03/usa-co ... en-graves/

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Post by dhkendall » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:39 pm

alietr wrote:I know we have a lot of Geography aficionados on here, and I thought this map of every county in the U.S. made out of wood was not only beautiful, but an impressive accomplishment as well:



A full description is here:

http://twistedsifter.com/2016/03/usa-co ... en-graves/
Yes, I am duly impressed, even wanting one!

However, <geography pedant class="pet peeve">that is clearly not "every county of the U. S.", there are 25 rather obvious ones missing</class>
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Post by Volante » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:45 pm

dhkendall wrote:
alietr wrote:I know we have a lot of Geography aficionados on here, and I thought this map of every county in the U.S. made out of wood was not only beautiful, but an impressive accomplishment as well:



A full description is here:

http://twistedsifter.com/2016/03/usa-co ... en-graves/
Yes, I am duly impressed, even wanting one!

However, <geography pedant class="pet peeve">that is clearly not "every county of the U. S.", there are 25 rather obvious ones missing</class>
<geography pedant pedant>Actually, there's only 5 missing...and a whole bunch of something else has been added.
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Louisiana uses parishes. Alaska uses boroughs.
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Bonus points: find the other pedant complaint! :D

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Post by 9021amyers » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:49 pm

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There are cases where adjacent counties share the same color?

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Post by dhkendall » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:51 pm

Volante wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
alietr wrote:I know we have a lot of Geography aficionados on here, and I thought this map of every county in the U.S. made out of wood was not only beautiful, but an impressive accomplishment as well:



A full description is here:

http://twistedsifter.com/2016/03/usa-co ... en-graves/
Yes, I am duly impressed, even wanting one!

However, <geography pedant class="pet peeve">that is clearly not "every county of the U. S.", there are 25 rather obvious ones missing</class>
<geography pedant pedant>Actually, there's only 5 missing...and a whole bunch more that aren't counties have been added.
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Louisiana uses parishes. Alaska uses boroughs.
</geography>

Bonus points: find the other pedant complaint! :D
What's in a name? that which we call a county
By any other name would smell as foul;
So a county would, were it not a county call'd,
Still ask for my wages in taxes which I owe
Without that title.
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Post by SlickRick87 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:48 pm

alietr wrote:I know we have a lot of Geography aficionados on here, and I thought this map of every county in the U.S. made out of wood was not only beautiful, but an impressive accomplishment as well:



A full description is here:

http://twistedsifter.com/2016/03/usa-co ... en-graves/
I like how prominently my home county (in Oregon) stands out.

Maybe it's because I know where to look, but it's also dark wood around a lot of lighter shades.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:45 pm

Our old buddy Elliot Yates is at it again, this time as a contestant on NPR's Ask Me Another. He is his usually highly entertaining and knowledgeable self.
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Post by Rex Kramer » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:08 pm

boson wrote:
Woof wrote:I noticed just now when catching up on my Sploofus TQOTD that the TQOTD leaderboard currently shows 6 boardies in the top 10. WTG, jboard!
Congrats boardies!

I had an amazing March on sploofus - I had a chance to win the month missing only one question. Then I missed March 31st. Argh. 6th place.
Thank you from #2.

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Post by econgator » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:25 pm

Finally crept my way onto page 1.

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Post by alietr » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:16 am

These cards were being handed out at the taping. Thought they might generate some interest here:
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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:37 am

The handiwork of our own heelsrule1988 is being featured on CBSSports.com. Congrats, Jordan!
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Post by alietr » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:50 pm

Another one for those with a geographic bent ...

What's Straight Across the Ocean When You're at the Beach?

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Post by dhkendall » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:02 pm

alietr wrote:a geographic bent
I see what you did there. ...
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Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:21 am

Anyone else see the story of the Russian planes buzzing the American destroyer off the coast of Kaliningrad?
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-deni ... nald-cook/

Does this sentence bug anyone else?
"On Monday, the Cook was preparing to conduct helicopter flight operations in the Baltic Sea, in international water 70 miles off the coast of the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad."

Only those of you who have spent too much time studying geography will be annoyed by this statement, but I know that's plenty of people who might read this! :evil: :twisted:

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