What Would They Know? (Quiz game)

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Post Post #125  (ISO)  » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:02 pm

Damn I was going for Perth and changed it to Dundee because of Crocodile Dundee
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Post Post #126  (ISO)  » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:04 pm

I went with Dundee because my friend from Edinburgh used to be from Dundee, so those were the two I knew.
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Post Post #127  (ISO)  » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:19 pm

I was thinking of saying Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but then I remember Scots were lessers. :twisted:
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Post Post #128  (ISO)  » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:43 am

As luck would have it, guess who just called a general election? The Prime Minister of Australia

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Post Post #129  (ISO)  » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:56 pm

Spoiler: Results
ContestantAnswerStatus
Kublai KhanTony AbbottCorrect
mutantdevleReagan MillsIncorrect
mallowgenoSmithIncorrect
pablitoTrumbullIncorrect
Pink BallScott MorrisonCorrect


Spoiler: Possible Answers
All Correct Answers

John Howard
Julia Gillard
Kevin Rudd
Tony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Scott Morrison

Australians change Prime Ministers like they change clothes, other than putting shrimp on the barbie and adding an "o" to the first syllable of words, calling a spill is their favourite national pastime.

If you knew even one answer here you scored points. things are very close going into round 2.


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Question 1: Which Playwrights works include Coriolanus, Timon of Athens and Cymbeline?

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Post Post #130  (ISO)  » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:09 pm

In post 129, Not_Mafia wrote:Australians change Prime Ministers like they change clothes


Australians only change clothes 6 times in 12 years or Australians routinely switch back and forth between the same 6 Prime Ministers on a daily basis? Either way, gross.
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Post Post #131  (ISO)  » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:24 pm

Spoiler: Results
ContestantAnswerStatus
Kublai KhanNoel CowardIncorrect
mutantdevleWilliam ShakespeareCorrect
mallowgenoWilliam ShakespeareCorrect
pablitoWilliam ShakespeareCorrect
Pink BallWilliam ShakespeareCorrect


William Shakespeare's ever-changing signature led to much confusion over the spelling of his name, his name was not standardised as we know it until the early-mid 20th century.

Kublai Khan missteps at the start of round 2 and concedes 2 points to all of his opponents.


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Question 2: Dunder Mifflin and Wenham Hogg are both paper companies in different country's versions of which Sitcom?

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Post Post #132  (ISO)  » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:38 pm

Scores are pretty even this time around. I dig it.
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Post Post #133  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:51 am

Spoiler: Results
ContestantAnswerStatus
Kublai KhanThe OfficeCorrect
mutantdevleFriendsIncorrect
mallowgenoThe OfficeCorrect
pablitoThe OfficeCorrect
Pink BallThe OfficeCorrect


The Office is one of few shows to be successfully adapted for the U.S. from the U.K., with both versions remaining popular to this day

mutantdevle falls behind the pack, but it's still a tight race.


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Question 3: "Lexiko" was an early name for which popular board game?

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Post Post #134  (ISO)  » Thu May 02, 2019 11:18 pm

Spoiler: Results
ContestantAnswerStatus
Kublai KhanScrabbleCorrect
mutantdevleScrabbleCorrect
mallowgenoScrabbleCorrect
pablitoScrabbleCorrect
Pink BallScrabbleCorrect


Theoretically, the highest possible scoring word in Scrabble is Oxyphenbutazone, which can reach 1778 points.

Everyone gains a point. Sorry for the excessive lateness, I recently started a new job.


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Question 4: "Caledflwch" is the Welsh name for which legendary sword?

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Post Post #135  (ISO)  » Sat May 11, 2019 4:59 pm

Spoiler: Results
ContestantAnswerStatus
Kublai KhanExcaliburCorrect
mutantdevleExcaliburCorrect
mallowgenoExcaliburCorrect
pablitoExcaliburCorrect
Pink BallExcaliburCorrect


In legend, Excalibur was the sword of King Arthur, whose existence is a topic of debate amongst historians and due to the lack of historical records, whether he actually existed may never be known.

Everyone gains a point again.


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Question 5: A "pangram" sentence contains how many different letters of the alphabet?

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Post Post #136  (ISO)  » Fri May 17, 2019 9:54 am

Spoiler: Results
ContestantAnswerStatus
Kublai Khan26Correct
mutantdevleAll of them (26)Correct
mallowgeno26 lettersCorrect
pablito26 - AllCorrect
Pink BallAll of them (26)Correct


"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is the most famous example of a pangram sentence, perfect pangram sentences (which use each letter just once) are hard to make in English, an example of a 28 letter pangram is "Waltz, bad nymph, for quick jigs vex", which makes little sense.

Everyone gains a point again.


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Question 6: What is the hardest substance in the human body?

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Post Post #137  (ISO)  » Thu May 30, 2019 4:12 pm

Spoiler: Results
ContestantAnswerStatus
Kublai KhanHeel BoneIncorrect
mutantdevleBoneIncorrect
mallowgenoBoneIncorrect
pablitoKeratinIncorrect
Pink BallEnamelCorrect


Tooth enamel is made up of 96% minerals and can never be restored, brush your teeth kids.

The streak of universal correct answers comes crashing down as Pink Ball picks up 5 points.


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Question 7: Which bird, which has the species Andean and California, is informally used in golf to refer to a score of 4 under par?

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Post Post #138  (ISO)  » Thu May 30, 2019 5:19 pm

One of my teeth "died" because of a headbutt while playing football, 11 years ago I think. This is the first time that moment I get something good out of that moment
"Your intentions are not defined by how things went, but how things could've gone." (Ball, 2019)

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Post Post #139  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:13 pm

The correct answer was obviously diamonds.

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Post Post #140  (ISO)  » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:38 am

Spoiler: Results
ContestantAnswerStatus
Kublai KhanEagleIncorrect
mutantdevleEagleIncorrect
mallowgenoAlbatrossIncorrect
pablitoCondorCorrect
Pink BallCondorCorrect


Only 4 recorded condors have ever been achieved, all being hole-in-ones on par 5s.

Pink Ball continues to build his lead as we enter the homestretch.


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Question 8: Discontinued by the Directors Guild of America in 2000, which name was officially used as a pseudonym for directors who wished to disown a film?

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Post Post #141  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:21 pm

Spoiler: Results
ContestantAnswerStatus
Kublai KhanAlan SmitheeCorrect
mutantdevleLucasIncorrect
mallowgenoBlackballIncorrect
pablitoJohn DoeIncorrect
Pink BallPassIncorrect


Works attributed to Alan Smithee include episodes of The Twilight Zone and MacGyver and the music video to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston.

Pink Ball's streak comes to an end as our reigning champ picks up 5 points


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Question 9: What is the world's largest landlocked country?

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Post Post #142  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:10 pm

Spoiler: Results
ContestantAnswerStatus
Kublai KhanMongoliaIncorrect
mutantdevleLucasIncorrect
mallowgenoChadIncorrect
pablitoMongoliaIncorrect
Pink BallKazajistánCorrect


The name of Kazakstan's capital was changed in March from Astana to Nur-Sultan, after their former President.

With answers including Mongolia, which is the 2nd largest landlocked country, Chad which is 3rd and Lucas, the largest country on Mars. Pink Ball is the only player to answer correctly (in Portuguese) and builds a healthy lead going in to question 10.


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Question 10: Adjusted for inflation, which American TV star holds the record for the highest per-episode salary for a network primetime programme?

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Post Post #143  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:05 pm

It's spanish too, but sure!
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Post Post #144  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:38 pm

he knows his potassium
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Post Post #145  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:50 am

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Post Post #146  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:42 am

Spoiler: Results
ContestantAnswerStatus
Kublai KhanJerry SeinfeldIncorrect
mutantdevleDavid SchwimmerIncorrect
mallowgenoLucielle BallIncorrect
pablitoRyan SeacrestIncorrect
Pink BallSarah Jessica ParkerIncorrect


Ray Romano was paid $1.7m per episode for Everybody Loves Raymond, approximately $2.2m in today's money. Of the answers submitted, Kublai Khan was closest with Jerry Seinfeld who is 5th. Sarah Jessica Parker is 8th and David Schwimmer joint 9th.

A universal stumper sees no change in the scores, giving Pink Ball the right to choose our final question.


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Question A: Established by Google in 2015...

Question B: Divided into three counties named Cornwall, Middlesex and Surrey...

Question C: Born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, in modern-day Skopje...

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Post Post #147  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:20 am

Pink Ball has chosen Question C, place your bets

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Post Post #148  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:11 pm

Born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, in modern day Skopje... Mother Teresa was named the Patron Saint of which city in 2017, for her work with its poorest residents?

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Post Post #149  (ISO)  » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:59 am

ContestantPointsAnswerWagerStatusFinal Total
Kublai Khan19Calcutta15Correct34
mutantdevle11Gotham0Correct11
mallowgeno16Rome0N/A16
pablito17Calcutta17Correct34
Pink Ball27Calcutta27Correct54

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