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National Geography Bee

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by Rex Kramer » Thu May 24, 2012 12:29 pm



Thanks, Vanya. By the way, who is your current avatar? Didn't she try to kill Jim Kirk on Triskelion?

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by Vanya » Thu May 24, 2012 1:27 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:


Thanks, Vanya. By the way, who is your current avatar? Didn't she try to kill Jim Kirk on Triskelion?

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If you're referring to my previous avatar, it is Barbie look-alike Valeria Lukyanova.

50 quatloos to the first person to identify my current avatar.

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by Rex Kramer » Thu May 24, 2012 1:48 pm

Those without Google will not have an equal opportunity to respond correctly.

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by Vanya » Thu May 24, 2012 2:02 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Those without Google will not have an equal opportunity to respond correctly.

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I'd be surprised if anyone did know it without looking it up.

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by the_phil » Thu May 24, 2012 3:21 pm


Thanks for the heads up! DVR := set

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by ChemTeacher » Thu May 24, 2012 4:51 pm

Here she is, making an argument.

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by Johnblue » Thu May 24, 2012 9:55 pm

This is so boring! Certain pols should stick to their day job.

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by alietr » Thu May 24, 2012 10:08 pm

Boy, I was right out of there on the winning question (made the news elsewhere). The clip of Alex asking people on the street geography questions was pretty damn funny.

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by dhkendall » Thu May 24, 2012 10:26 pm

alietr wrote:Boy, I was right out of there on the winning question (made the news elsewhere). The clip of Alex asking people on the street geography questions was pretty damn funny.


For those of us who don't have the national Geographic Channel (used to ahve it, but cut it recently when I was trimming the cable package), mind letting us in on it (and spoilering the answer, of course).

Yes, I enjoyed the JayAlexwalking segment as well, but I'm pretty sure that editing just took the "worst" people on the street for the clip, I'm sure that he ran into a few Washingtonians that didn't do too badly with the questions.
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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by bpmod » Thu May 24, 2012 10:28 pm

alietr wrote:The clip of Alex asking people on the street geography questions was pretty damn funny.

I've tried following that link three times so far, and all it does is hang my browser.

So, if somebody can find it posted somewhere else, I'd appreciate it.

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by econgator » Thu May 24, 2012 10:52 pm

Which Bavarian city located on the Danube River was a legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806.

[spoiler]Regensburg[/spoiler]

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by Johnblue » Thu May 24, 2012 11:35 pm

Well, the ending was exciting! I did well on the final five questions. If only I'd gone to Inverness when I was in Scotland, I'd have had a perfect score. I got the second & third tiebreakers but I was off on the winning answer, thinking Trier. Anyway, nice kids and a nice contest.

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by earendel » Fri May 25, 2012 7:22 am

Johnblue wrote:Well, the ending was exciting! I did well on the final five questions. If only I'd gone to Inverness when I was in Scotland, I'd have had a perfect score. I got the second & third tiebreakers but I was off on the winning answer, thinking Trier. Anyway, nice kids and a nice contest.

I also thought it was Trier.
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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by Rex Kramer » Fri May 25, 2012 9:03 am

Vanya wrote:If you're referring to my previous avatar, it is Barbie look-alike Valeria Lukyanova.


Oh my god. I am sorry I asked and even sorrier I looked. It's The Island of Dr. Mattel!

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by dhkendall » Fri May 25, 2012 6:59 pm

Is it just me, or are the Geography Bee questions (at least the ones I've seen) significantly harder than even the average J! question? (That final posted, for example, mgiht be worthy of an FJ, provided it's the TOC.)

And they still dumb down kid's/teen week, when their peers can answer those questions?? We need to get TPTB behind the Bee to work on J!
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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by Paucle » Fri May 25, 2012 8:30 pm

They're harder. Much, much harder. They have to be. Remember, geography is to these kids as spelling ridiculous words is to Scripps-Howard kids. They have to be tough, or none of the contestants would ever get eliminated.
While I'm no geo-whiz I'm also no slouch, but were I to take a test that consisted of everything asked at the bee, I'd be happy to get 25% correct.

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by CyrusChan » Fri May 25, 2012 8:51 pm

The only city I know other than Munich in that state is Wurzburg(DIrk Nowitzki's home) and I have heard of Nuremberg but forgot where in Deutscheland it was in

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by Woof » Fri May 25, 2012 10:32 pm

CyrusChan wrote:The only city I know other than Munich in that state is Wurzburg(DIrk Nowitzki's home) and I have heard of Nuremberg but forgot where in Deutscheland it was in


Passau was an excellent guess for that question as well, as it satisfied 2 of the 3 criteria. Despite my fairly extensive knowledge of Germany, I clammed on it since I knew that neither Munich or Garmisch-Partenkirchen was on the Danube (foolishly, I thought that they were West of the river rather than South, though). Yes, those questions were a good deal harder than any geography questions I've seen on J!

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Re: National Geography Bee

Post by RCraig » Tue May 29, 2012 10:41 pm

Mad props to Rahul, that was one heck of an educated guess!(1) I really liked how they did the reveal of the answers first and then "one of you will win." It'd be interesting (although severely messing with tradition) to see Jeopardy! do that if it fit the situation.

1. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?sectio ... id=8676224 (It's also interesting how the ABC News report informs us (paraphrased) "he didn't really know it, it was just an educated guess." )

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