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Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« on: January 01, 2016, 09:33:31 AM »
Happy New Year!
Yet another year, and a new calendar..

This is a game of wits with the "Calendar Writer Monkey", known as the CWM.  Each weekday throughout the year, a question, statement, or claim will be posed, which is either true or false.  Past experience has shown that the CWM occasionally gets it wrong.  In these cases, if the CWM's answer is demonstrably incorrect, everyone will get credit for a correct answer.  In cases where the answer is murky, or can be interpreted either way, the CWM's answer will prevail for the purposes of this game.

If you wish to complain to the publisher of the calendar about incorrect or stupid answers, I will be happy to provide contact information.  Just PM me, and ask. 

I'm going back to the original scoring scheme this year; a correct answer will be awarded 1 point, and an incorrect answer or no answer will receive no points.  Last year's scoring scheme ended up to be tedious to keep track of.

Let's get started, and have fun!

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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2016, 09:36:42 AM »

Friday, January 1
McDonald's sells beer with its Big Macs in Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands!

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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2016, 10:06:00 AM »
Happy New Year! I'll start this one off with

FACT
evidence trumps experience | performance over perfection | responsibility – authority = scapegoat | emotions motivate; data doesn't

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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2016, 11:27:01 AM »
FACT

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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2016, 01:48:30 PM »
I don't really know, but it sounds good, so,

Fact.

I didn't realize that last year's scoring system was different than described for this year.
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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2016, 03:00:41 PM »
Fact
Murphy's Law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
Morvis' Law: Anything that does go wrong is my fault.

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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2016, 03:48:54 PM »

Friday, January 1
McDonald's sells beer with its Big Macs in Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands!
Fact
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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2016, 07:04:06 PM »
May as well sheep:  FACT

Happy new year!
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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2016, 05:45:20 PM »
FACT
Now where I come from
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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2016, 10:41:11 AM »
I think so... they do in France and Belgium

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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2016, 07:31:44 AM »
Friday, January 1
McDonald's sells beer with its Big Macs in Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands!


Now, that's a Happy Meal!

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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2016, 07:34:43 AM »

Monday, January 4
Italy is home to the world's tallest waterfall, located in the Italian Alps on the border it shares with Austria.

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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2016, 07:38:28 AM »
CRAP.

I am pretty sure the tallest waterfall is in South America, where Up was set.
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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2016, 09:11:57 AM »
yep. crap.
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Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2016, 09:30:28 AM »
Crap.
evidence trumps experience | performance over perfection | responsibility – authority = scapegoat | emotions motivate; data doesn't

 

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