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Title: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on December 28, 2016, 12:22:33 PM
Many thanks to those who have gone before: UnixTechie and long ago AQB24712.  Now I am to take up the mantle.

I am keeping the same format that UT formalized.  To whit:

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!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: Morvis13 on December 29, 2016, 08:44:30 AM
This game is crap but I'm in.
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Post by: Tassie Dave on January 02, 2017, 04:08:40 AM
As one of the newest player here and too lazy to go back and read the older threads. Has any one suggested making the game more interesting and chaotic  ;) by having all guesses and commentary on the Fact or Crap in spoiler tags?

Going first and guessing is a 50/50 decision.
Going last and taking the majority decision is almost always right.

Just tell me to shut up if I'm out of line or making the moderator's job harder.  ;D
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: starnado on January 02, 2017, 04:33:37 AM
In!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on January 02, 2017, 08:52:15 AM
The start of the game may be delayex by a week due to 3rd party suppliers at amazon being poopy necks.
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Post by: Boßel on January 02, 2017, 12:54:44 PM
Crap.

Delayex isn't a word, so I'm suspicious.
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Post by: arthwollipot on January 03, 2017, 01:15:12 AM
It is now.
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Post by: Gerbig on January 03, 2017, 01:46:28 PM
Im in.

And  Tassie, yea, people often discuss and rage against the answers in spoiler tags, and provide their own rationale towards why they voted how they did.
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Post by: Ah.hell on January 03, 2017, 01:59:19 PM
I'm in.
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As a rule, I use spoilers if I think my additional commentary my unduly influence others and don't use spoilers for merely carping about the CWM.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 03, 2017, 06:22:17 PM
Yes I've even used spoiler tags for that myself.

My suggestion was to put everything relating to the Fact/Crap in spoiler tags, even your answer.
This way everyones answer would be purely based on their own knowledge or their own educated guess. No sheeping  ;)

It might lead to a more chaotic and interesting game.

But it was just a suggestion. The old rules are fine.  8)
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: Swagomatic on January 03, 2017, 07:06:20 PM
Okay okay, I'm in.
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Post by: arthwollipot on January 04, 2017, 02:07:09 AM
Do we have to "officially" sign up? The last time I played this game, a few years ago, I sort of came and went and eventually lost interest.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: unixTechie on January 04, 2017, 07:37:24 AM
There's never been a "formal sign-up" for the game.  When I ran it, I'd just add any new players to the scoring spreadsheet so their cumulative score is tracked for the rest of the year.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: Swagomatic on January 04, 2017, 10:37:44 AM
I mainly "signed up" so I would be notified of any new posts in the thread.  I need reminders or I'll forget to answer.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on January 09, 2017, 10:39:53 AM

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WEEK ONE,  JANUARY

Sun, Jan 1:  To ensure good luck in the coming year, the people of Spain place 12 river stones in their mouth as the clock strikes 12:00 AM on New Year's Eve.

Mon, Jan 2: Throwing furniture out of the window is a traditional New Year's custom in some parts of South Africa, so avoiding an open window must also be a New Year's tradition.

Tue, Jan 3: "First-Footing" is a Scottish New Year's tradition.  It requires the first person entering a home after midnight of the New Year to bring a gift for good luck.

Wed, Jan 4: Young children in Austria visit every house in their community on the first morning of the New Year, singing New Year's carols.

Thu, Jan 5: Almost 35 percent of all college freshmen worked on a political campaign in the late 1960s.

Fri, Jan 6: Olive oil massaged into the hair and scalp for 30 minutes at least once a week will stimulate hair growth in healthy adults.



WEEK TWO,  JANUARY

Mon, Jan 9: In Indian and Tanzanian folklore, hyenas are the preferred means of transportation for witches.

Tue, Jan 10:Susan Sarandon didn't get the role of Adrian, Rocky Balboa's girlfriend in the movie Rocky, because the director thought she was too tall to co-star with the 5'7" Sylvester Stallone.



Since there is a backlog, you have until Wed AM to answer them all.  Good luck!

Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 09, 2017, 10:46:21 AM
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Edit: Are we doing spoiler tags? BTW I didn't change any, I just added the spoiler tags.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: Boßel on January 09, 2017, 11:04:15 AM
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Post by: Boßel on January 09, 2017, 11:33:20 AM
I just remember you saying we should, and I agree.  :)

I avoid looking at other's answers anyway.
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Post by: Ah.hell on January 09, 2017, 11:38:39 AM
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All guess work.
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 09, 2017, 11:43:10 AM
Fine I'll try to remember doing spoilers but much harder to do on phone.
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Post by: unixTechie on January 09, 2017, 12:47:00 PM
CWM is doing Sundays now? That's new...

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Post by: Morvis13 on January 09, 2017, 01:03:41 PM
damn it now my answers are off.

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Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on January 09, 2017, 01:06:27 PM
Fine I'll try to remember doing spoilers but much harder to do on phone.
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Morvis - you are missing one from week one.  For some reason they did Sunday this year.  Maybe because it was New Year's day?

EDIT: I see you fixed it!  Thanks!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on January 09, 2017, 01:08:42 PM
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All guess work.

Ah Hell - same goes for you - You missed Thursday for some reason.
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Post by: Ah.hell on January 09, 2017, 01:57:09 PM
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All guess work.

Ah Hell - same goes for you - You missed Thursday for some reason.
Thanks

Thurs
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Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: Swagomatic on January 09, 2017, 02:11:53 PM
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Post by: Gerbig on January 09, 2017, 06:16:49 PM
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The spoilers make things interesting. I wonder if scores will be a bit more random without sheeping heavily.
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Post by: starnado on January 10, 2017, 10:28:36 AM
ooh spoilers

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Happy new year folks!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: HighPockets on January 10, 2017, 06:13:19 PM
I am so going to regret this. I foresee a rage quit before AQBs Birthday.

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Post by: SkeptiQueer on January 10, 2017, 06:37:29 PM
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Post by: arthwollipot on January 11, 2017, 02:45:46 AM
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And since I'm obviously correct on all counts, we can move on to the next one.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on January 11, 2017, 10:07:43 AM

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WEEK ONE,  JANUARY

Sun, Jan 1:  To ensure good luck in the coming year, the people of Spain place 12 river stones in their mouth as the clock strikes 12:00 AM on New Year's Eve.

Mon, Jan 2: Throwing furniture out of the window is a traditional New Year's custom in some parts of South Africa, so avoiding an open window must also be a New Year's tradition.

Tue, Jan 3: "First-Footing" is a Scottish New Year's tradition.  It requires the first person entering a home after midnight of the New Year to bring a gift for good luck.

Wed, Jan 4: Young children in Austria visit every house in their community on the first morning of the New Year, singing New Year's carols.

Thu, Jan 5: Almost 35 percent of all college freshmen worked on a political campaign in the late 1960s.

Fri, Jan 6: Olive oil massaged into the hair and scalp for 30 minutes at least once a week will stimulate hair growth in healthy adults.



WEEK TWO,  JANUARY

Mon, Jan 9: In Indian and Tanzanian folklore, hyenas are the preferred means of transportation for witches.

Tue, Jan 10:Susan Sarandon didn't get the role of Adrian, Rocky Balboa's girlfriend in the movie Rocky, because the director thought she was too tall to co-star with the 5'7" Sylvester Stallone.



Since there is a backlog, you have until Wed AM to answer them all.  Good luck!

Sun, Jan 01
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The tradition in Spain called The Twelve Grapes of Luck is to eat 12 grapes, one grape with every bell chime on New Year's Eve, to ensure prosperity for the coming year. What a 'grape' idea!

Mon, Jan 02
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In with the new, out with the old - South African style!

Tue, Jan 03
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A 'first-footer' without a gift gets the 'BOOT'!

Wed, Jan 04
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B-Sharp' and begin the year on a 'high-note', like the Austrians.

Thu, Jan 05
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Only 16.4 percent of kids entering college in the 1960s worked on a political campaign, but that is a lot more than the 9 percent of college freshmen who worked on a political campaign in 2012!  Are 'fresh' men rejecting 'stale' politics?

Fri, Jan 06
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Olive oil massaged into the scalp and hair might be a good moisturizer, but it will not increase hair growth; it's greasy, and makes your head smell like a Caesar salad.

Mon, Jan 09
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Worldwide the hyena has a bad reputation.  For example, in the Disney film The Lion King, hyenas are villains, and one of these hyena villains has a name that means 'barbarous' in Swahili - Shenzi.  Bad 'actors'!

Tue, Jan 10
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Sarandon wanted the part, but the directors thought she was too pretty to play the anemic-looking Adrian character.  Technical knockout!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on January 11, 2017, 10:20:52 AM
There were no perfect score for week one.

WeekTassie DaveBoßelAh.HellMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticGerbig StarnadoHigh PocketsSkeptiQueerarthwollipotrandom.orgExpected ValuePotential Score
123355345234236
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on January 11, 2017, 10:26:02 AM
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Wed, Jan 11

Taweret Is the ancient Egyptian goddess-protector of pregnant women and child rearing.  This goddess is most often pictured as a hefty hippopotamus standing on its back legs.
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Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: Swagomatic on January 11, 2017, 11:21:21 AM
I know it's petty and all, but I think I got four right rather than three.


Me      CWM
C                       C
C X                    F
F                        F
C  X                   F
F   X                  C
C                       C
F                        F
F  X                    C
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on January 11, 2017, 11:24:43 AM
I know it's petty and all, but I think I got four right rather than three.


Me      CWM
C                       C
C X                    F
F                        F
C  X                   F
F   X                  C
C                       C
F                        F
F  X                    C

You did, but that is just a summary for last week.  The 4th one you got right was in this week.
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: Swagomatic on January 11, 2017, 11:29:11 AM
I know it's petty and all, but I think I got four right rather than three.


Me      CWM
C                       C
C X                    F
F                        F
C  X                   F
F   X                  C
C                       C
F                        F
F  X                    C

You did, but that is just a summary for last week.  The 4th one you got right was in this week.

Duh!!  :-[ thanks
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Post by: unixTechie on January 11, 2017, 11:40:15 AM
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Post by: starnado on January 11, 2017, 02:49:28 PM
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Sorry, edited to add a spoiler. My bad.
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Post by: PANTS! on January 12, 2017, 08:48:07 AM
Wed, Jan 11
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The goddess Taweret is sometimes referred to as "she who removes water."  "Hippopota-moms"!
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Post by: PANTS! on January 12, 2017, 08:48:42 AM
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Thu, Jan 12

January through March is the time more employees "call in sick" than any other time of the year.
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Post by: Ah.hell on January 12, 2017, 09:24:08 AM
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Post by: PANTS! on January 13, 2017, 09:46:51 AM
Thu, Jan 12
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January through March is typically flu season, so it is no surprise that the common cold and the flu are the most common excuses for "calling in sick" during this time.  Keep your germs to yourself!
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on January 13, 2017, 09:47:38 AM
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Fri, Jan 13

When addressing a former American First Lady, use the title, "Former First Lady" plus her first and last name.
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 13, 2017, 02:00:59 PM
changing my answer after reading again.

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Post by: PANTS! on January 14, 2017, 10:21:10 AM
Fri, Jan 13
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When addressing a former First Lady, simply refer to her as "Mrs." plus her last name.  For example, "Mrs. Bush" is the proper address for the former First Lady Barbara Bush.  Any other form of this address is not proper protocol.  As Shakespeare said, "What's in a name?"
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on January 14, 2017, 10:31:19 AM
There was one perfect score last week:  Congratulations UnixTechie
In addition to him, the following people beat the random coin flipper at random.org: UnixTechie, Morvis13, Swagomatic, Starnado
And the following people did better than statistical average: UnixTechie, Morvis13, Swagomatic, Starnado, Bosel, Ah.Hell, Gerbig, High Pockets,

WeekTassie DaveBoßelAh.HellMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticGerbig StarnadoHigh PocketsSkeptiQueerarthwollipotst3classrandom.orgExpected ValuePotential Score
223345434322232.55


Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on January 16, 2017, 12:20:37 PM
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Mon, Jan 16

For the first time in history; in January 2016 a woman took first place at the annual European Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Convention held in Birminghm, England.  Redent Falzon of Malta; a 29 year-old flight attendant, won over the judges with her rendition of 'All Shook Up.'
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Post by: PANTS! on January 17, 2017, 11:21:09 AM
Mon, Jan 16
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Redent Falzon, a man whose stage name is Elvis Tenderly, won the 2016 annual European Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Convention, and as of today, no woman has won this annual event...yet!  'It's Now or Never.'

MOD'S NOTE:  That's some bullshit there, CWM
Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on January 17, 2017, 11:22:51 AM
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Tue, Jan 17

The ferret-like cats of Bali known as 'civet cats' eat coffee beans, but because they cannot digest the beans properly, they excrete them whole. The undigested Bali coffee beans are collected, cleaned, and made into a coffee.

MOD'S NOTE: CWM likes their coffee bean poop questions don't they?
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 17, 2017, 11:24:44 AM
CWM is poo.

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Post by: Swagomatic on January 17, 2017, 11:58:49 AM
Well, CWM used his monkey skills to great advantage yesterday.  Good on him, totally fooled me.


For today,

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Post by: PANTS! on January 18, 2017, 03:59:11 PM
Tue, Jan 17
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The cat 'crafted-coffee' is called Kopi Luwak, which can sell for as much as a $30 a cup. Waste not, want not!
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Post by: PANTS! on January 18, 2017, 03:59:40 PM
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Wed, Jan 18

When Pope Francis visited Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2015, the Archbishop of Philadelphia enlisted the help of all the Dunkin' Donuts franchisees in the area to bake and deliver over 100,000 communion wafers needed for the Pope's communion Mass.
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Post by: PANTS! on January 19, 2017, 02:37:05 PM
Wed, Jan 18
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The over 100,000 communion wafers needed for the Pope's Philadelphia Mass came from the baking skills and hard work of 13 sisters from the Monastery of St. Clare in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Holy hard work, sisters!
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Post by: PANTS! on January 19, 2017, 02:37:25 PM
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Thu, Jan 19

80% of people who take yoga classes do so too improve their overall fitness.
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 19, 2017, 02:43:05 PM
I wish I could sheep.
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Post by: HighPockets on January 19, 2017, 02:49:48 PM
I wish CWM wouldn't be so vague. does stress count as "overall fitness"?

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Post by: Ah.hell on January 19, 2017, 02:55:45 PM
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Stupid CWM and his stupid vague "fact"

What are the alternatives?
They're religious Hindus?
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 19, 2017, 02:59:08 PM
coin flip says:
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Post by: Gerbig on January 19, 2017, 03:04:07 PM
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Post by: Boßel on January 19, 2017, 04:33:55 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on January 19, 2017, 05:26:15 PM
I wish CWM wouldn't be so vague. does stress count as "overall fitness"?

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I wish I could sheep.

I wish I had a switch that would open all spoilers!
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Post by: HighPockets on January 19, 2017, 05:38:45 PM
I wish CWM wouldn't be so vague. does stress count as "overall fitness"?

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I wish I could sheep.

I wish I had a switch that would open all spoilers!

Maybe I imagined it, but didn't it use to show the spoiler text when you went to "print" view? I doesn't anymore so that's not really any help.
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Post by: Tassie Dave on January 19, 2017, 06:25:39 PM
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 19, 2017, 09:57:15 PM
I wish CWM wouldn't be so vague. does stress count as "overall fitness"?

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I wish I could sheep.

I wish I had a switch that would open all spoilers!

Maybe I imagined it, but didn't it use to show the spoiler text when you went to "print" view? I doesn't anymore so that's not really any help.

open in WAP2 on my phone. problem solved.
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Post by: arthwollipot on January 19, 2017, 10:10:17 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on January 19, 2017, 10:13:55 PM
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Welcome back!
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Post by: PANTS! on January 20, 2017, 01:19:34 PM
Thu, Jan 19
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Overall fitness is not the number one objective for most yoga enthusiasts. 80% of yoga followers are more interested in achieving, and maintaining, body flexibility. That's a stretch!
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Post by: PANTS! on January 20, 2017, 01:20:02 PM
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Fri, Jan 20

One cowhide will yield enough material to construct about 10 official NFL footballs.
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Post by: Boßel on January 20, 2017, 01:28:25 PM
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Post by: starnado on January 20, 2017, 01:44:30 PM
I think this is
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Post by: PANTS! on January 21, 2017, 06:12:19 PM
Fri, Jan 20
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The Wilson Factory in Ada Ohio employs 130 thirty people who produce almost 4,000 NFL footballs each day. The football's exterior is tanned cowhide, and the interior is synthetic bladder. A hard fact to 'hide.'
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Post by: PANTS! on January 21, 2017, 06:31:39 PM

There was one perfect score last week:  Congratulations UnixTechie
In addition to him, the following people beat the random coin flipper at random.org: Tassie Dave, Ah.Hell, Morvis13, Swagomatic, Starnado, st3class
And in addition to them, the following people did better than statistical average: Bosel, Gerbig, High Pockets

WeekTassie DaveBoßelAh.HellMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticGerbig StarnadoHigh Pocketsarthwollipotst3classrandom.orgExpected ValuePotential Score
34344543430432.55
   
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Post by: PANTS! on January 23, 2017, 10:39:51 AM
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Mon, Jan 23

John Adams, the second president of the United States, was an atheist.  But then, as now, admitting this fact would have made him unelectable, so he remained publicly a Unitarian.
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Post by: Ah.hell on January 23, 2017, 10:40:38 AM
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 23, 2017, 11:28:48 AM
Have I mentioned how much i hate 'mericacentric CWM.
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Post by: HighPockets on January 23, 2017, 11:29:06 AM
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Post by: starnado on January 23, 2017, 01:02:00 PM
Ihnfi.
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 23, 2017, 08:39:16 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on January 24, 2017, 10:55:59 AM
Mon, Jan 23
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President of John Adams begin life as a Congregationalist, but later became a devout Unitarian, which at the time was a radical and controversial decision. Adams was his own 'manna'!
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Post by: PANTS! on January 24, 2017, 10:56:24 AM
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Tue, Jan 24

During his 2009 inauguration, Barak Obama wore a ring with six strands of President Abraham Lincoln's hair mounted into it.  The ring was loaned to him by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
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Post by: HighPockets on January 24, 2017, 11:20:57 AM
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 24, 2017, 11:35:39 AM
Have I mentioned how much i hate 'mericacentric CWM.

See above
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Post by: Gerbig on January 24, 2017, 11:59:37 AM
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 24, 2017, 01:59:59 PM
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Post by: starnado on January 25, 2017, 02:53:00 AM
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Post by: PANTS! on January 25, 2017, 03:47:00 PM
Tue, Jan 24
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President Teddy Roosevelt not Barack Obama wore this famous ring in his inauguration day in 1905. Lincoln's secretary and assistant, John Hay, had the hair strands removed during Lincoln's April 14th,1864 autopsy and later had the ring created to honor his fallen friend.
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Post by: PANTS! on January 25, 2017, 03:48:14 PM
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Wed, Jan 25

Orangutans love to eat soap.

MOD'S NOTE: I love today's question.
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 25, 2017, 03:56:51 PM
Pants is an Orangutan.

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Post by: HighPockets on January 25, 2017, 04:05:07 PM
Why not.

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Post by: arthwollipot on January 25, 2017, 04:07:58 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on January 26, 2017, 01:44:04 PM
Wed, Jan 25
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Luckily, they usually like to lather up their armpits before eating their bath soap. Fortunately, this unique gourmet treat doesn't seem to upset their tummies. Soap du jour!
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Post by: PANTS! on January 26, 2017, 01:44:39 PM
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Thu, Jan 26

Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal, and are able to see distant objects more clearly than humans can.
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 26, 2017, 01:47:46 PM
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Post by: Swagomatic on January 27, 2017, 07:06:58 PM
For Friday, just in case: CRAP
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Post by: PANTS! on January 28, 2017, 12:50:24 PM
Sorry for being late.  I'll give you until Mon to answer Friday's
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Post by: PANTS! on January 28, 2017, 12:51:01 PM
Thu, Jan 26
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Horses also have excellent night-vision even better than cats. Horsepower!
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Post by: PANTS! on January 28, 2017, 12:51:43 PM
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Fri, Jan 27

Male weight lifters are no more, or less, intelligent than males who have never lifted a weight.
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Post by: Gerbig on January 28, 2017, 01:12:07 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on January 30, 2017, 09:53:59 AM
Fri, Jan 27
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Weightlifting makes men smarter by increasing hormones that stimulate the creation of new brain cells, and by enlarging their hippocampus, or memory center, thus boosting their memory by as much as 10 percent. Brains and brawn!
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Post by: PANTS! on January 30, 2017, 09:54:24 AM
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Mon, Jan 30

During World War II, Winston Churchill and Lord Louis Mountbatten supported a plan to build aircraft carriers made from 86 percent ice and 14 percent wood pulp.  This operation, for the Allied forces, was called operation Habakkuk.
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 30, 2017, 09:57:18 AM
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Post by: PANTS! on January 30, 2017, 10:00:37 AM
There were no perfect scores last week:
The following people beat the random coin flipper at random.org:  Morvis13, Starnado, UnixTechie
And in addition to them, the following people did better than statistical average: Swagomatic, Bosel, Gerbig

That was a rough week.

WeekTassie DaveBoßelAh.HellMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticGerbig StarnadoHigh Pocketsarthwollipotst3classrandom.orgExpected ValuePotential Score
41314433421232.55
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Post by: Swagomatic on January 30, 2017, 10:10:13 AM
woo hoo! better than statistical average.  That's pretty much the story of my life (barely). :laugh:

I still think the horse thing is BS.


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Post by: PANTS! on January 31, 2017, 09:55:30 AM
Mon, Jan 30
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A successful scale model was built and tested on Canada's Patricia Lake, but operation Habakkuk proved too costly, and the entire project was shut down in 1944.  Iced!
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Post by: PANTS! on January 31, 2017, 09:55:47 AM
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Tue, Jan 31

As of 2016, Michigan, known as the 'Wolverine State,' is home to only 50 wolverines in the wild.
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Post by: unixTechie on January 31, 2017, 10:21:34 AM
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 31, 2017, 11:31:44 AM
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Whoa. Put spoilers on that. No on wants to see your crap.
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Post by: starnado on January 31, 2017, 11:35:08 AM
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Post by: PANTS! on February 01, 2017, 01:28:15 PM
Tue, Jan 31
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As of 2016, there are no wild wolverines living in the 'Wolverine State.'  Wolverines are extinct in every U.S. state except Alaska.  Michigan, the Wolverine-less State!
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Post by: PANTS! on February 01, 2017, 01:28:39 PM
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Wed, Feb 01

The cheapest and fastest way to defrost your car's windshield is to carry a spray container with a mixture of 1/3 cup of water to every 2/3 cups of vinegar.  This simple solution is a super and safe way to defrost your car windows without 'icing' your cash!
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Post by: Swagomatic on February 01, 2017, 01:50:42 PM
Wow, I did not know the wolverine was not extant in Michigan.


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Post by: Gerbig on February 01, 2017, 01:59:32 PM
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Post by: Ah.hell on February 01, 2017, 02:22:02 PM
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According to Wiki, the CWM is wrong on one thing, the wolverine is still extant in several rocky mountain states.
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Post by: st3class on February 01, 2017, 02:25:00 PM
The crap is crap.

http://www.opb.org/news/blog/ecotrope/wolverines-in-oregon-the-rumors-are-true/ (http://www.opb.org/news/blog/ecotrope/wolverines-in-oregon-the-rumors-are-true/)

Sure it's true for Michigan though

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Post by: PANTS! on February 02, 2017, 12:11:25 PM
Wed, Feb 01
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Vinegar is great for treating foot fungus and cleaning toilets, but for concocting the perfect defrosting solution, use 1/3 cup of water to every 2/3 cups of ALCOHOL! Cool!
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Post by: PANTS! on February 02, 2017, 12:11:50 PM
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Thu, Feb 02

Denver, Colorado's Colfax Avenue is the longest street in the world.
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Post by: Boßel on February 02, 2017, 12:25:16 PM
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Post by: Ah.hell on February 02, 2017, 12:26:10 PM
I should know this, my office is on Colfax, but I do not know the answer.....
Fun fact, google sometimes pronounces it, Col-i-fax and sometime Colfax...

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Other  fun annoying fact about Denver Streets, they have a really low number of names they like to give streets here, so lots of "generic name" Street parallel and a block over from "the same generic name" Avenue.
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Post by: Gerbig on February 02, 2017, 12:35:08 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on February 03, 2017, 01:26:38 PM
Thu, Feb 02
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That's an exaggeration.  Colfax Avenue is the longest uninterrupted street in America.  Street-smart!
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Post by: PANTS! on February 03, 2017, 01:27:58 PM
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Fri, Feb 03

President Andrew Jackson lost his left eye during a failed assassination attempt in 1835, but he never publicly acknowledged the injury.
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Post by: Morvis13 on February 03, 2017, 01:38:15 PM
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Thu, Feb 02

Denver, Colorado's Colfax Avenue is the longest street in the world.

Thu, Feb 02
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That's an exaggeration.  Colfax Avenue is the longest uninterrupted street in America.  Street-smart!

FUCK YOU CWM. PHUCK EWE! Don't bother admitting Canada's got one better than you.


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Post by: HighPockets on February 03, 2017, 01:52:45 PM
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Post by: Ah.hell on February 03, 2017, 01:59:50 PM
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I totally expected the CWM to get yesterday's wrong.  So much for gamesmanship.
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Post by: Boßel on February 03, 2017, 02:16:40 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on February 03, 2017, 02:21:20 PM
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Thu, Feb 02

Denver, Colorado's Colfax Avenue is the longest street in the world.

Thu, Feb 02
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That's an exaggeration.  Colfax Avenue is the longest uninterrupted street in America.  Street-smart!

FUCK YOU CWM. PHUCK EWE! Don't bother admitting Canada's got one better than you.

I knew it was in Canada Morvis, if it makes you feel better.
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Post by: Morvis13 on February 03, 2017, 02:22:36 PM
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Thu, Feb 02

Denver, Colorado's Colfax Avenue is the longest street in the world.

Thu, Feb 02
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That's an exaggeration.  Colfax Avenue is the longest uninterrupted street in America.  Street-smart!

FUCK YOU CWM. PHUCK EWE! Don't bother admitting Canada's got one better than you.

I knew it was in Canada Morvis, if it makes you feel better.

You are smarter than the average Calendar Writer Monkey.
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Post by: Swagomatic on February 03, 2017, 02:51:09 PM
I still want to know exactly what is meant by "uninterrupted."  Google is all over the place with this.


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Post by: Morvis13 on February 03, 2017, 03:30:51 PM
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Post by: arthwollipot on February 03, 2017, 06:44:07 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on February 04, 2017, 04:46:09 PM
Fri, Feb 03
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In 1835, armed with two loaded pistols, Richard Lawrence tried to assassinate President Jackson. Lawrence fired both guns at Jackson at close range, but the pistols misfired, and President Jackson walked away completely unharmed.  The odds of two pistols misfiring: one in 124,000!
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Post by: PANTS! on February 04, 2017, 05:23:35 PM
There following people had perfect scores last week: Boßel, Morvis13, UnixTechie, Swagomatic, Starnado
The following people beat the random coin flipper at random.org and did better than statistical average: Ah.Hell, Gerbig, High Pockets, arthwollipot, st3class

WeekTassie DaveBoßelAh.HellMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticGerbig StarnadoHigh Pocketsarthwollipotst3classrandom.orgExpected ValuePotential Score
51545554543322.55


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MonthTassie DaveBoßelAh.HellMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticGerbig StarnadoHigh PocketsSkeptiQueerarthwollipotst3classrandom.orgExpected ValuePotential Score
Jan6119151612121285859918

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Post by: HighPockets on February 04, 2017, 07:06:27 PM
Dude, you and me need to take a class on SMF table formatting.   :P

+ how can I be sucking so bad! I may just drop this class before that F drags down my GPA.
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Post by: PANTS! on February 04, 2017, 07:45:18 PM
Dude, you and me need to take a class on SMF table formatting.   :P

+ how can I be sucking so bad! I may just drop this class before that F drags down my GPA.

Inorite

I reckon I could try to put tabs in all those ding dang td tags, but fuuuuuuck me if'n that doesn't cross my eyes.
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Post by: Gerbig on February 04, 2017, 09:04:14 PM
Man if I were running games like you guys, I would make a table in a word processor like normal and just screen grab and post it.
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Post by: PANTS! on February 06, 2017, 03:08:51 PM
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Mon, Feb 06

In Tarantino's film Django Unchained, set in 1858, the character Django uses dynamite to blow up 'candyland', which is impossible, because dynamite did not exist until 1867.
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Post by: Ah.hell on February 06, 2017, 03:12:41 PM
Man, I'd really like to sheep this one.

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Post by: arthwollipot on February 07, 2017, 02:16:01 AM
Haven't seen it. Won't. Hate Tarantino.

Coin flip says...

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Post by: starnado on February 07, 2017, 04:24:27 AM
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Post by: PANTS! on February 07, 2017, 02:44:23 PM
Mon, Feb 06
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Another Django Unchained mistake occurs when the character Dr. Schultz uses the word 'malarkey', a term not used in America until the 1920s.  Tarantino blew it!
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Post by: PANTS! on February 07, 2017, 02:44:39 PM
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Tue, Feb 07

Of the terms 'table tennis' and 'ping-pong', only the term 'table tennis' refers to the game when played professionally or semi-professionally.  The term 'ping-pong' refers to the game when played non-professionally as in a recreational activity.
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Post by: HighPockets on February 07, 2017, 02:50:48 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on February 08, 2017, 03:09:51 PM
Tue, Feb 07
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Ping-pong and table tennis are both correct and interchangeable terms, weather referring to the game as a professional sport or as a casual recreational activity.  Terminological tie!
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Post by: PANTS! on February 08, 2017, 03:10:16 PM
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Wed, Feb 08

Humans are the only mammals that have the physical or the emotional ability to cry.
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Post by: Morvis13 on February 08, 2017, 03:35:38 PM
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Post by: starnado on February 09, 2017, 08:11:27 AM
I knew the ping pong one. I even cited an example. I then gave the wrong answer because I doubted myself. (I also wrote facte, which is neither French nor English :P)

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Post by: PANTS! on February 09, 2017, 01:26:41 PM
Wed, Feb 08
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Elephants are the exception to this rule.  There are several documented cases of elephants crying in response to being injured or psychologically stressed.  Big boys DO cry!
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Post by: PANTS! on February 09, 2017, 01:26:52 PM
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Thu, Feb 09

There are no moles in Northern Ireland.
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Post by: Morvis13 on February 09, 2017, 02:01:39 PM
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Post by: Tassie Dave on February 10, 2017, 06:01:55 AM
Another toss of the coin choice  ???

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Post by: PANTS! on February 10, 2017, 02:03:33 PM
Thu, Feb 09
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There have never been any moles in Northern Ireland, but that didn't stop the largest home improvement company in Ireland B & Q, from selling mole repellent.  Blind to the facts!
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Post by: PANTS! on February 10, 2017, 02:04:24 PM
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Fri, Feb 10

In Brazil, a black cat walking toward you will bring good luck.  If the same black cat turns and walks away, the cat takes your good luck away with them.
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Post by: Swagomatic on February 10, 2017, 02:06:19 PM
Let's get these dice rolling...

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Post by: Boßel on February 10, 2017, 02:37:27 PM
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Post by: Ah.hell on February 11, 2017, 08:25:03 PM
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Post by: arthwollipot on February 11, 2017, 09:34:19 PM
Roll of the dice says...

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Post by: starnado on February 12, 2017, 03:14:53 AM
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Post by: PANTS! on February 12, 2017, 09:59:11 AM
Fri, Feb 10
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In North America, a black cat is always associated with bad luck, coming or going.  Cat tales!
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Post by: PANTS! on February 12, 2017, 10:08:24 AM
One person had a perfect score this week: Swagomatic
In addition to those above, the following people beat the picker at random.org: Boßel, UnixTechie, HighPockets
In addition to those above, the following people beat the average expected value: Morvis13, Gerbig, Starnado, arthwollipot, st3class

WeekTassie DaveBoßelAh.HellMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticGerbigStarnadoHigh Pocketsarthwollipotst3classRandom.OrgExpected ValueMax Score
62423453343332.55
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Post by: PANTS! on February 13, 2017, 12:01:22 PM
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Mon, Feb 13

The Detective Dog Sherlock is the name of a popular Japanese manga comic book sleuth who, according to the story line, reincarnates as a dog.
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Post by: HighPockets on February 13, 2017, 12:11:45 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on February 14, 2017, 03:29:01 PM
Mon, Feb 13
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The manga comic book dog character is not known as Detective Dog Sherlock.  The name ""Sherlock"" and the word ""dog"" were combined, making the reincarnated dog and former sleuth's new manga name, Dog Detective Sherlock! Holmes is going to the dogs!

MOD'S NOTE: Thats some grade A bullshit there CWM.  I apologize to all the players on CWM's behalf.
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Post by: PANTS! on February 14, 2017, 03:29:19 PM
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Tue, Feb 14

February 14th is traditionally 'Winemaker's Day' in Bulgaria. It celebrates the end of winter, and the beginning of spring.
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Post by: Ah.hell on February 14, 2017, 03:32:08 PM
Yesterday's, wait, so, its crap because the name is a little different or because the dog detective is reincarnated but not the reincarnation fo sherlocke holmes?  I'm so confused.

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Post by: PANTS! on February 14, 2017, 03:36:42 PM
Yesterday's, wait, so, its crap because the name is a little different or because the dog detective is reincarnated but not the reincarnation fo sherlocke holmes?  I'm so confused.

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Who the hell knows.  What I want to know is - How did HP pull that one out?  Has he been sneaking Zaros' manga?
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Post by: Swagomatic on February 14, 2017, 03:39:24 PM
Yesterday's was CWM at his monkeyest - he flung poo at us and hit us all.


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Post by: Swagomatic on February 14, 2017, 03:56:16 PM
...so confusing:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Bones

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Post by: Boßel on February 14, 2017, 04:13:50 PM
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Post by: st3class on February 14, 2017, 04:18:35 PM
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Post by: HighPockets on February 14, 2017, 04:48:41 PM
Yesterday's, wait, so, its crap because the name is a little different or because the dog detective is reincarnated but not the reincarnation fo sherlocke holmes?  I'm so confused.

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Who the hell knows.  What I want to know is - How did HP pull that one out?  Has he been sneaking Zaros' manga?

I've totally given up trying to figure the monkey out. I had no idea, and felt really bad that everyone else said fact...until today  >:D

today:
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Post by: Morvis13 on February 14, 2017, 05:04:17 PM
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Post by: Swagomatic on February 15, 2017, 06:57:46 PM
I may not have a compy available to me later today, so I am going to go ahead and answer for Wednesday.


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Post by: PANTS! on February 16, 2017, 11:43:53 AM
Tue, Feb 14
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Bulgarians believe that the more wine poured on February 14th, the more successful next year's wine harvest will be. Bottoms up, Bulgaria, and Happy Valentine's Day, too!
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Post by: PANTS! on February 16, 2017, 11:46:06 AM
Going ahead and closing out the week.  Got a busy lead in to the weekend.

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Wed, Feb 15

Wearing a nose ring in a woman's left nostril was once a symbol of female fertility, and provided protection against the pain of menstruation and childbirth.




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Thu, Feb 16

Born James Butler Hickok, Wild Bill Hickok, the legendary lawman and gunfighter of the Old West, earned the nickname of 'Bill' after the large billed hat he wore. Hickok claimed the big bill of his hat shielded his eyes from the harsh western sun during his many gunfights.





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Fri, Feb 17

The largest art theft in US history took place in 1978 at the El Segundo Museum of Art in El Segundo, California.  Three thieves dressed as women entered the museum 15 minutes before closing time carrying semi-automatic weapons under their long skirts.  The thieves got away with art worth over $100 million in today's money and were arrested a year later in Supai, Arizona.  The art was never recovered.




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Post by: Ah.hell on February 16, 2017, 11:50:54 AM
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Post by: Swagomatic on February 16, 2017, 01:34:45 PM
Okay:

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Post by: arthwollipot on February 17, 2017, 01:15:29 AM
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Post by: PANTS! on February 19, 2017, 09:42:09 PM
Wed, Feb 15
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Today, nose rings provide no protection against many businesses and schools that prohibit them. Who 'nose' why people thumb their nose at nose rings?




Thu, Feb 16
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Most historians agree that the nickname 'Bill' is short for the nickname 'Duckbill', a name given to Hickok because of a big nose and a protruding upper lip that gave him a 'duck-like' profile.  Wild Duck Hickok!





Fri, Feb 17
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The largest art theft in US history took place at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, when thieves dressed as police officers took paintings worth $500 million in today's money.  The thieves remain at large, and the valuable art is still missing, despite the current $5 million reward.  Your 'Monet', or your life.

MOD'S NOTE: Another shit question.  So was the other one completely made up?  Was it number two?  'Cmon CWM. 



Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on February 19, 2017, 09:53:41 PM
Whew.  That was a brutal week.

No one had a perfect score this week, and no one beat the picker at random.org, although one person did tie with it: HighPockets
In addition to those above, the following people beat the average expected value: UnixTechie, Gerbig, Swagomatic

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Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on February 19, 2017, 09:56:07 PM
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Mon, Feb 20

Mary, Queen of Scots, was accused of murdering her husband in 1568 based in part on the fact that rather than mourn her dead husband, Lord Darnley, she opted to play golf.
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Post by: Boßel on February 19, 2017, 10:19:36 PM
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Post by: unixTechie on February 20, 2017, 07:29:14 AM
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Post by: Morvis13 on February 20, 2017, 09:09:25 AM
Can't do spoiler on phone. Fact?
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Post by: HighPockets on February 20, 2017, 10:40:21 AM
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Post by: Swagomatic on February 20, 2017, 01:20:27 PM
Dayum, CWM was harsh last week.


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Post by: arthwollipot on February 21, 2017, 03:00:46 AM
Can't do spoiler on phone. Fact?

You can still type the tag manually.
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Post by: Morvis13 on February 21, 2017, 07:01:48 AM
Sounds like work
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Post by: PANTS! on February 22, 2017, 12:20:30 PM
Mon, Feb 20
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Mary, Queen of Scots, referred to as the 'Mother of Golf', also excelled at hawking, riding, hunting, and archery.  Mary had the 'drive', but the wrong 'approach'!
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Post by: PANTS! on February 22, 2017, 12:21:21 PM
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Tue, Feb 21

Green iguanas held in captivity often become depressed and commit suicide.




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Wed, Feb 22

When publisher George Palmer Putnam married the famous aviator Amelia Earhart in 1931, he requested that she sign a lengthy and detailed pre-nuptial agreement, stating that she would never be able to benefit from his vast publishing fortune.



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Post by: Gerbig on February 22, 2017, 12:24:14 PM
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Post by: Boßel on February 22, 2017, 12:49:05 PM
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Post by: Swagomatic on February 22, 2017, 01:09:09 PM
My feeling is:

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Post by: Morvis13 on February 22, 2017, 01:32:15 PM
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Post by: HighPockets on February 22, 2017, 02:17:51 PM
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Post by: Gerbig on February 22, 2017, 02:53:33 PM
A non-game related thought.

We should take an opportunity in the future to perform our own bullshitty test.
Is the community more successful answering Fact or Crap as a community with answers in the open, or as individuals hidden in spoilers.

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Post by: unixTechie on February 22, 2017, 04:11:18 PM
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Post by: HighPockets on February 22, 2017, 04:49:32 PM
A non-game related thought.

We should take an opportunity in the future to perform our own bullshitty test.
Is the community more successful answering Fact or Crap as a community with answers in the open, or as individuals hidden in spoilers.

Free the spoiler tag for the month of March!
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Post by: Morvis13 on February 22, 2017, 06:55:14 PM
A non-game related thought.

We should take an opportunity in the future to perform our own bullshitty test.
Is the community more successful answering Fact or Crap as a community with answers in the open, or as individuals hidden in spoilers.

Free the spoiler tag for the month of March!

we had a whole year of no spoilers last year. Just compare to spoiler version this year.
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Post by: arthwollipot on February 23, 2017, 01:19:03 AM
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Let's keep the spoilers please. I like to be able to state my opinion before having it influenced by others.
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Post by: starnado on February 23, 2017, 08:24:06 AM
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Maybe, possibly? I am having a torrid time this year.
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Post by: Swagomatic on February 23, 2017, 10:13:53 AM
Yeah, it's interesting to see what happens (with regard to the spoilers). 
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Post by: PANTS! on February 23, 2017, 02:36:03 PM
Tue, Feb 21
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As pets, green iguanas are difficult to care for, and most die within the first year of captivity.  Blue, green iguanas!




Wed, Feb 22
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Amelia Earhart, not Putnam, wrote and insisted upon a pre-nuptial agreement in which money was not an issue. The essence of the agreement stated: 'Please let us not interfere with the others' work or play.' Amelia, so cool, so fly.




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Post by: PANTS! on February 23, 2017, 02:36:50 PM
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Thu, Feb 23

Two of America's founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, were both huge fans of Shakespeare, so together they visited William Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon home in 1786. While touring the grounds of Shakespeare's home they secretly planted an American oak tree in his honor. The tree still stands today.
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Post by: Swagomatic on February 23, 2017, 02:45:11 PM
What about the suicidal lizard?  I have a very bad feeling about that one. For instance, animals often do not thrive in captivity and develop psychological problems and, as a result, die, but that is a long throw from having the cognitive ability and self awareness needed to commit suicide.
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Post by: Morvis13 on February 23, 2017, 02:51:46 PM
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Post by: Swagomatic on February 23, 2017, 02:59:12 PM
Oh,yeah. 

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Post by: unixTechie on February 23, 2017, 03:05:36 PM
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Post by: st3class on February 24, 2017, 11:42:40 PM
Okay, getting back into this...
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Post by: PANTS! on February 27, 2017, 11:12:48 AM
Fri, Feb 24
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It is true that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were both huge fans of Shakespeare, and together they did visit William Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon home in 1786, but they didn't secretly plant a tree. They broke off a piece of wood from Shakespeare's chair and took it back to America as a souvenir. 'The thief doth fear each bush an officer.' - William Shakespeare's King Henry IV (Act V, Scene VI)
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Post by: PANTS! on February 27, 2017, 11:25:33 AM
Perfect scores this week: UnixTechie, Morvis13
In addition the following people beat the picker at random.org, and the average expected value: Boßel, Swagomatic, Starnado, High Pockets

WeekTassie DaveBoßelAh.HellMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticGerbigStarnadoHigh Pocketsarthwollipotst3classRandom.OrgExpected ValueMax Score
80405531331122.55

Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on February 27, 2017, 11:30:10 AM
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Mon, Feb 27

The Grammy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences each year since 1959, are awarded to a variety of musical performers.  The name for these awards comes from the word 'gramophone,' the 1887 machine that played mass-produced sound disks.
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Post by: Swagomatic on February 27, 2017, 11:38:15 AM
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Post by: PANTS! on March 03, 2017, 01:43:39 PM
Mon, Feb 27
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The first Grammy Award for 'Best Song' presented on May 4, 1959, went to 'Volare', sung by Domenico Modungo, an Italian singer.  Sounds good!
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Post by: PANTS! on March 03, 2017, 01:45:33 PM
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Tue, Feb 28

According to a 2012 report by Amazon (r), the secon most purchased book worldwide in the past 50 years is 'Gone With the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell.




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Wed, Mar 01

The first food eaten in space was a nutritious and flavorful desert.  John Glenn, the first American in space, ate chocolate pudding aboard Friendship 7.




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Thu, Mar 02

in 1936, Margaret Mitchell broke her ankle in a car accident, and while recuperating in bed wrote her one and only novel, 'Gone With the Wind'.




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Fri, Mar 03

During the latter part of the 18th century, women wore elaborate and eccentric hairstyles that sometimes included model wooden ships sailing on waves of hair, and stuffed animals peaking out from under piles of fake curls.



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Post by: HighPockets on March 03, 2017, 01:53:39 PM
Ha ha, when I saw the "new" icon, I thought to myself, "Shit! I've forgotten to answer all week. I'm going to be even further behind.

Then I opened the thread. Margret Mitchel Heavy week.

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Post by: Swagomatic on March 03, 2017, 01:54:20 PM
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Post by: Morvis13 on March 03, 2017, 02:56:32 PM
I too was worried I'd missed some.

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Post by: PANTS! on March 07, 2017, 03:23:28 PM
My work has shut down access to Google Drive - where I had everything set up.  So please excuse my delays as I scramble for a new system.
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Post by: Swagomatic on March 07, 2017, 04:11:39 PM
My work has shut down access to Google Drive - where I had everything set up.  So please excuse my delays as I scramble for a new system.

It's okay, the monkey flings his poo anyway.
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Post by: starnado on March 08, 2017, 01:59:42 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on March 15, 2017, 03:05:59 PM
OK let's get this train back on the tracks.  Sorry for the outage.  I am also working on a way to automate this somewhat.  Look for some testing in this thread.
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Post by: PANTS! on March 15, 2017, 03:07:32 PM
Wed, Mar 01
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In 1962, the first food eaten in space was applesauce, eaten by America's first astronaut in space, John Glenn, aboard Friendship 7.  Johnny Appleseed would be proud!




Thu, Mar 02
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Cars again became an important feature in Mitchell's life when in 1949 she died following a hit-and-run car accident while crossing Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia.  Mitchell was only 49 years old.  Gone With the Wind.

MOD'S NOTE: Which Peachtree Street is that?




Fri, Mar 03
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These extravagant hairstyles were held in place by wires, false hair, and lard.  Head turning, hair-raising hair!




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Post by: PANTS! on March 15, 2017, 03:21:46 PM
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Mon, Mar 06

Only Female goats emit a powerful, pungent 'goat smell'.




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Tue, Mar 07

As of 2016, Stephen Spielberg has received more Oscar nominations across all categories than any other person in the history of the Academy Awards.




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Wed, Mar 08

Attaching a tennis ball to the back of someone's pajamas will keep them from snoring.





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Thu, Mar 09

Roaches will eat anything, from human remains to each other, but they refuse to ingest cucumbers; cucumbers give them gas.




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Fri, Mar 10

The custom of giving hurricanes names began in 1953, so America's deadliest hurricane, the Galveston, Texas, storm of 1900 that killed over 8,000 people with winds of more than 130 mph, is nameless, but not forgotten.



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Post by: PANTS! on March 15, 2017, 03:38:54 PM
Perfect scores this week: UnixTechie, Morvis13, Boßel & st3class!
Everyone else beat the picker at random.org, and the average expected value! 
Good week, y'all!

WeekBoßelMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticHigh Pocketsarthwollipotst3classRandom.OrgExpected ValueMax Score
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Monthly Scores


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Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: st3class on March 15, 2017, 03:40:01 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on March 16, 2017, 09:59:11 AM
All of this weeks will be up tomorrow, go you should have the weekend to answer those.  Back on schedule on Monday.
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Mon, Mar 06
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Female goats do not stink.  Only male goats stink, especially in autumn when they breed.  Men, the scapegoat again!




Tue, Mar 07
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Walter Elias 'Walt' Disney has more nominations than any other individual in the history of the Oscars with 59! Catch Me If You Can!




Wed, Mar 08
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The tennis ball keeps the person from rolling over and back-sleeping, and so prevents most snoring. A 'backhanded' technique with an 'ace advantage.'




Thu, Mar 09
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Pesty farts!




Fri, Mar 10
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The Galveston hurricane was a Category 4 storm, the deadliest hurricane in American history, and the second-costliest storm behind hurricane Katrina in 2005.  Taken by storm!



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Post by: PANTS! on March 17, 2017, 03:49:51 PM
No perfect scores this week,
The following beat the picker at random.org, and the average expected value: Morvis13, UnixTechie, Swagomatic, Gerbig, High Pockets, arthwollipot, & st3class!


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Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on March 17, 2017, 03:52:37 PM
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Mon, Mar 13

According to Star Wars lore, Emperor Palpatine outlawed, without exception, lightsaber ownership throughout the galaxy, and made possession of the crystals needed to construct a lightsaber illegal to own or trade.




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Tue, Mar 14

In 1902, before the invention and production of the world's first hand-held hair dryer in Racine, Wisconsin, people were attaching hoses to the back of vacuum cleaners to dry their hair.




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Wed, Mar 15

Vegans in the US military may wear patent leather, plastic, or synthetic boots, but the boots 'must be a similar design to that of a standard issue boot.'





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Thu, Mar 16

Shutting down a computer puts stress on components and may erase certain types of files.




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Fri, Mar 17

The World Health Organization rates Japan as the world's healthiest nation.




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Mon, Mar 13
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Emperor Palpatine made exceptions to his anti-lightsaber law, which included Darth Vader's ownership of his lightsaber.  The Darkside's legal loophole!




Tue, Mar 14
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The early hair dryers from the Racine Universal Motor Company and the Hamilton Beach Company weighed in at about two pounds, making hair-drying a strenuous exercise.  Hair-dryer roots!  (The French word for roots is les racines.)

MOD'S NOTE: Well, hon, hon, hon, Monsieur CWM.




Wed, Mar 15
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Members of the military must wear boots made of black leather.  'Boots made of patent leather, or synthetic leather are not authorized.'  That's a negative on the reboot!




Thu, Mar 16
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Shutting down a computer every day is advised to save power, and to put LESS stress on computer component.  Shutdown!

MOD'S NOTE: Not to mention decrease the risk of intrusion.




Fri, Mar 17
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The excellent health of the Japanese people is attributed to their diet of fish, seaweed, soy products, and green tea.  McSoy?




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Post by: PANTS! on March 20, 2017, 05:18:32 PM

Yikes - tough week!
No perfect scores this week,
Only one person beat the picker at random.org, and the average expected value: Congrats Morvis13!


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Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on March 20, 2017, 05:23:00 PM
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Mon, Mar 20

In 2000, 15-year-old Michael Calce of Montreal, Canada, served 8 months in a rehabilitation home after being found guilty of 56 counts of cyber-attacks and hacking, which caused $1.7 million worth of damage.

MOD'S NOTE: Stupid CWM with his Canada bias!

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Post by: Swagomatic on March 20, 2017, 05:28:49 PM
That could be my worst week ever.  :-\
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Post by: HighPockets on March 20, 2017, 05:45:26 PM
even when I've tried to get all of them wrong in a week, I've done better than that.

today:

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Post by: Swagomatic on March 20, 2017, 06:25:11 PM
CWM has got into my head.


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Mon, Mar 20
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Michael, screen name 'Mafiaboy,' later wrote a book about his hacker-lif, and received numerous cyber security job offers. 'Oh what a tangled [worldwide] web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.' - Walter Scott
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Post by: PANTS! on March 21, 2017, 10:40:22 PM
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Tue, Mar 21

The concept of creativity is new: the word was non-existent until 1870, and only became a mainstream notion during the 1950s.
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Post by: unixTechie on March 22, 2017, 07:19:11 AM
Once again, CWM is an order of magnitude wrong...
Mafiaboy caused 1.7 BILLION dollars worth of damage, not a (comparatively) paltry 1.7 million.

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Post by: Morvis13 on March 22, 2017, 07:53:18 AM
Once again, CWM is an order of magnitude wrong...
Mafiaboy caused 1.7 BILLION dollars worth of damage, not a (comparatively) paltry 1.7 million.

Meh, what's a couple of zeros among friends? besides that could be due to conversion from CDN to USD.
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Post by: PANTS! on March 22, 2017, 09:41:43 PM
Tue, Mar 21
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Today, the world is overpopulated with creative consultants, creative advisers, creative gurus, creative directors, and creative thinkers, just to name a few. Creativity, created and re-created in so many ways, has finally lost its creativity.

MOD'S NOTE: Shut up CWM.
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Post by: PANTS! on March 22, 2017, 09:42:32 PM
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Wed, Mar 22

To remove grimy, disease-inducing germs and harmful bacteria from a computer keyboard, it is surprisingly possible to place it into a dishwasher and use the low heat / cold rinse setting.
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Post by: PANTS! on March 24, 2017, 11:58:54 AM
Wed, Mar 22
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Never put a keyboard in the dishwasher.  To clean a computer keyboard, rub it with a cotton swab, paper towel, or soft cloth moistened with isopropyl alcohol.  Do not use ethyl alcohol, as that will remove the key-letters and symbols.  Always unplug the computer before cleaning.  Key information!
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Post by: PANTS! on March 24, 2017, 11:59:19 AM
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Thu, Mar 23

As microwave ovens age, they leak a small amount of undetectable radiation that is harmful to small children and pregnant women who use the appliance daily.
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Post by: starnado on March 24, 2017, 12:42:42 PM
Wed, Mar 22
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Never put a keyboard in the dishwasher.  To clean a computer keyboard, rub it with a cotton swab, paper towel, or soft cloth moistened with isopropyl alcohol.  Do not use ethyl alcohol, as that will remove the key-letters and symbols.  Always unplug the computer before cleaning.  Key information!
Oh man I know this. I have given this advice to other people. Have cleaned my own keyboard. FFS second guessing cwm.
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Post by: Swagomatic on March 24, 2017, 12:50:05 PM


Dammit, I missed Wednesday!!!

If I can still get it in:
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Post by: PANTS! on March 25, 2017, 07:18:00 PM
Thu, Mar 23
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Microwave ovens do leak some radiation, but the amount an oven can leak over its lifetime is insignificant, and under normal circumstances poses no danger to anyone using the appliance. Microsafe!
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Post by: PANTS! on March 25, 2017, 07:18:21 PM
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Fri, Mar 24

A 2015 study revealed that 16 percent of all NFL players are totally broke within 12 years after leaving the game of football.
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Post by: PANTS! on March 27, 2017, 05:45:20 PM
Fri, Mar 24
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The determining factor was not the amount players earned during their careers, nor was it the length of a player's career.  The reasons players fail financially are as varied as the players themselves.  Fumbled and fouled!
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Post by: PANTS! on March 27, 2017, 05:45:43 PM
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Mon, Mar 27

In 1927, a policeman in France stood trial for shooting a boy he suspected of being a werewolf.
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Post by: Swagomatic on March 27, 2017, 06:52:25 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on March 28, 2017, 01:28:03 PM
Mon, Mar 27
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Today, wild wolves are protected under European law, but werewolves aren't!  Crying wolf!

MOD'S NOTE: A real 'What's the Harm' moment.  Oh - and also shut up CWM.
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Post by: PANTS! on March 28, 2017, 01:28:24 PM
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Tue, Mar 28

Ringo Starr was the first of the four well-known Beatles to give up his slicked-back DA hairstyle for the classic Beatle-cut.
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Post by: unixTechie on March 28, 2017, 01:37:24 PM
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Post by: Morvis13 on March 28, 2017, 02:07:21 PM
Mon, Mar 27
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Today, wild wolves are protected under European law, but werewolves aren't!  Crying wolf!

MOD'S NOTE: A real 'What's the Harm' moment.  Oh - and also shut up CWM.

[citation needed]

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Post by: PANTS! on March 29, 2017, 02:26:25 PM
Tue, Mar 28
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George Harrison became the first of the four well-known Beatles to sport the classic shaggy, over-the-forehead Beatle-cut on stage.  By 1962, all of the Beatles wore the same iconic Beatle-cut, which earned them the nickname 'the four moptops'.  Let It Be!

MOD'S NOTE: What does that comment even mean?
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Post by: PANTS! on March 29, 2017, 02:26:54 PM
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Wed, Mar 29

When visiting sites, selecting the 'Incognito' mode in Google Chrome or 'Private' in Safari under the 'File' selection in your menu will keep your identity anonymous.
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Post by: TriviaBot on March 30, 2017, 09:10:45 AM
Hello all.  I am Trivia Bot.  I currently have no functionality - all that will come.  But for right now I just wanted to say hello.
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Post by: starnado on March 30, 2017, 03:23:12 PM
Hello Triviabot!
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Post by: PANTS! on March 30, 2017, 04:39:19 PM
Wed, Mar 29
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This is so wrong.  Selecting one of these options only means that the browser will not keep a record, or automatically log into any of your accounts.  It will not keep your identity anonymous when visiting sites.  Busted!

MOD'S NOTE: Glad to see the correct advice given here, but whoda thunk CWM woulda pulled it out.
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Post by: PANTS! on March 30, 2017, 04:40:01 PM
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Thu, Mar 30

In World War I, German forces fighting against Russian troops on the Eastern Front during the extremely brutal winter of 1916 declared a cease-fire.  Starving Russian wolves, attracted by the blood on the battlefield, were attacking and killing soldiers on both sides, so the opposing armies joined forces to kill and drive the wolves away.
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Thu, Mar 30
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After eliminating the wolf packs, the opposing armies returned to killing each other.  'Resume firing!'
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Post by: PANTS! on March 31, 2017, 03:32:03 PM
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Fri, Mar 31

Great Horned Owls enjoy eating stinky skunks, because owls, like most birds, have no sense of smell.
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Post by: Swagomatic on March 31, 2017, 08:00:46 PM
Hey! I wanted to see Trivia Bot's answer.  ???
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Post by: TriviaBot on March 31, 2017, 08:08:32 PM
Hey! I wanted to see Trivia Bot's answer.  ???

Patience.
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Post by: PANTS! on April 03, 2017, 09:17:57 AM
Fri, Mar 31
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However, great horned owls still have to be cautious when hunting skunks.  Skunk spray may not be odorously offensive to them, but their spray can blind an owl.  Skunked by an owl!
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Post by: PANTS! on April 03, 2017, 09:18:18 AM
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Mon, Apr 03

Some brands of smartphones can generate an electric spark capable of igniting gasoline fumes, so using a cell phone while pumping gas is not a good idea.
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Post by: PANTS! on April 03, 2017, 09:27:59 AM
No perfect scores this week, but everyone save UnixTechie beat the picker at random.org, and the average expected value

WeekBoßelMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticStarnadoHigh Pocketsarthwollipotst3classRandom.OrgExpected ValueMax Score
123424343322.55


Monthly Scores


MonthTassie DaveBoßelAh.HellMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticGerbig StarnadoHigh PocketsSkeptiQueerarthwollipotst3classrandom.orgExpected ValuePotential Score
Jan6119151612121585859918
Feb2146151716911160108121020
Mar01501715166914010161011.523
Totals84015474844273538528293130.561


Monthly Scores By Leader


NameJanFebMarTotal
UnixTechie16171548
Morvis1315151747
Swagomatic12161644
Boßel11141540
High Pockets8161438
Starnado1511935
random.org Guesses9121031
Expected Value91011.530.5
st3class581629
arthwollipot8101028
Gerbig129627
Ah.Hell96015
Tassie Dave6208
SkeptiQueer5005
Maximum18202361
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Mon, Apr 03
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The FCC says that it is possible, but 'highly improbable.' under normal circumstances for a smartphone to ignite gasoline fumes.  Hot number!
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Post by: PANTS! on April 04, 2017, 10:30:21 AM
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Tue, Apr 04

According to the FBI, more murders are committed with a hammer or club then with a rifle.
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Post by: PANTS! on April 05, 2017, 11:43:42 AM
Tue, Apr 04
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In America during 2011, there were 496 hammer or club murders.  Only 323 rifle murders were committed.  You hit the nail on the head!

MOD'S NOTE: That was in very poor taste CWM.  Also, does that seem like a low total number of murders?
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Post by: PANTS! on April 05, 2017, 11:44:13 AM
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Wed, Apr 05

In Native American Sioux mythology, Rabbit Boy was a folk hero made from a clot of blood and raised by rabbits.
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Wed, Apr 05
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Sounds like an old fashioned pregnancy test!
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Thu, Apr 06

Carpenter ant colonies consume more wood than termite colonies of equal size.
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Post by: PANTS! on April 07, 2017, 04:28:56 PM
Thu, Apr 06
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Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat wood, but they do dig tunnels inside wood, weakening it, which can create instability in wooden structures and buildings. 'Ant-agonists!'
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Post by: PANTS! on April 07, 2017, 04:29:22 PM
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Fri, Apr 07

The escalator began life as a Coney Island amusement park ride in 1896.
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Post by: arthwollipot on April 07, 2017, 10:20:59 PM
Well there you go. Something I didn't know.

Now for today's...

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Post by: PANTS! on April 10, 2017, 10:13:05 AM
Fri, Apr 07
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The 'Revolving Stairs' ride matured and developed into the more practical and useful escalator we know today, when the Otis Elevator Company bought the patent in 1911.  No more fun and games!
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Post by: PANTS! on April 10, 2017, 10:13:27 AM
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Mon, Apr 10

The famous gunfight at the OK Corral in 1881 was fought over a woman.
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Post by: PANTS! on April 10, 2017, 10:14:32 AM
UnixTechie, Morvis13, and HighPockets all had perfect scores this week!

Boßel, Swagomatic, and Starnado, and arthwollipot, and st3class   beat the picker at random.org, and the average expected value

WeekBoßelMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticGerbigStarnadoHigh Pocketsarthwollipotst3classRandom.OrgExpected ValueMax Score
1445542353332.55

Monthly Scores By Leader

NameJanFebMarAprTotal
UnixTechie161715553
Morvis13151517552
Swagomatic121616448
Boßel111415444
High Pockets81614543
Expected Value91011.51040.5
Starnado15119338
random.org Guesses91210637
st3class5816332
arthwollipot81010331
Gerbig1296229
Ah.Hell960015
Tassie Dave62008
SkeptiQueer50005
Maximum1820231071
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Post by: Boßel on April 10, 2017, 10:42:01 AM
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Was her name Coral?
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Post by: Swagomatic on April 10, 2017, 07:09:46 PM
I'm your huckleberry.
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Post by: TriviaBot on April 11, 2017, 12:05:14 AM
This is my first automated post.  Whee!
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Post by: PANTS! on April 11, 2017, 12:06:28 AM
This is my first automated post.  Whee!

This is the day when everything changes!   >:D   :-* 
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Post by: starnado on April 11, 2017, 03:07:39 AM
I can tell my grand kids that I was at ground zero when the singularity came! Go triviabot!
I for one welcome our trivia-based artificially conscious overlords.
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Post by: PANTS! on April 11, 2017, 11:49:55 AM
Mon, Apr 10
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Police Chief Virgil Earp and his brothers, along with their friend ""Doc"" Holliday, faced off against a gang of cowboys in the OK Corral in an attempt to enforce Tombstone, Arizona's local anti-firearm law.  Law and disorder!
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Post by: PANTS! on April 11, 2017, 11:50:55 AM
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Tue, Apr 11

Aromatherapists claim that sweet orange oil reduces anxiety, and ambient orange odors improve the mood of anxious dental patients and irritable preschoolers.
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Post by: PANTS! on April 12, 2017, 12:25:31 PM
Tue, Apr 11
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Many people believe that just sniffing a freshly cut lemon or orange improves alertness and increase energy.  The Annoying Orange is the exception that proves the rule.

MOD'S NOTE: No one knows who the Annoying Orange is, CWM.
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Post by: PANTS! on April 12, 2017, 12:26:16 PM
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Wed, Apr 12

The human nose can produce as much as 1 quart of mucus a day.
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Post by: PANTS! on April 13, 2017, 12:11:39 PM
Wed, Apr 12
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Snot, or boogers, are the result of dry air turning moist nose mucus into a pasty or dry substance.  That's a lot of potential 'nose nuggets', so you'd better... keep your nose clean!

MOD'S NOTE: OMFG, CWM!
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Post by: PANTS! on April 13, 2017, 12:11:55 PM
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Thu, Apr 13

Prehistoric cave art found near Palermo, Sicily, suggests that belly dancing originated as part of as ancient fertility ritual.
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Oops, added spoiler.
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I hardly know her.
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Thu, Apr 13
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Other evidence of this theory is in ancient Egyptian tombs, and in Greek and Roman sculptures.  Fruitful Jelly-Bellies!
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Post by: PANTS! on April 14, 2017, 08:28:04 PM
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Fri, Apr 14

The cowboy hat, or Stetson, known as 'the hat that won the West', became popular among men working in America as cowboys during the early 1800s.
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Post by: PANTS! on April 17, 2017, 03:17:31 PM
Fri, Apr 14
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Bowler hats, not the Stetson or the cowboy hats we know today, 'won the West' during the 1800s.  The bowler hat, the most common hat worn in the Old West, was appropriate for any occasion, and was worn by all types of men, from lawmen to outlaws.  Keep this under your hat!
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Post by: PANTS! on April 17, 2017, 03:18:00 PM
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Mon, Apr 17

In American colleges, the third most taught book on the subject of history is The Communist Manifesto
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Post by: Morvis13 on April 17, 2017, 03:23:57 PM
That hardly seems like a proper sentence.

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Post by: Swagomatic on April 17, 2017, 03:41:12 PM
Well I got my facts a bit confused on the Stetson question, but a win is a win, and I'll take it.


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Post by: arthwollipot on April 17, 2017, 11:04:37 PM
Yeah, I misread the Stetson question. I thought it was about when the hat became widespread, not whether that particular hat was the one that won the west. I was deceived!

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Post by: PANTS! on April 18, 2017, 09:39:48 PM
Mon, Apr 17
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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederich Engels originally written in 1848 as a political pamphlet, is the third most popular history book in U.S. colleges. High 'Marx' for everyone!

MOD'S NOTE: Is that book history or economics?
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Post by: PANTS! on April 18, 2017, 09:40:38 PM
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Tue, Apr 18

During production of Pixar's Toy Story 2, a technician accidentally deleted all of the movie's completed scenes. Fortunately, a pregnant designer working at home on maternity leave had a copy.
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Tue, Apr 18
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90% of the movie was not lost after all, and the production's 'due date' remained the same. A successful delivery!
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Post by: PANTS! on April 19, 2017, 05:28:06 PM
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Wed, Apr 19

While on an official tour of Euroup, President Jimmy Carter wore a suit tailored from fabric made by Illingworth, Morris and Co. Ltd. of Bradford, England, a company that supplied Fabrics for Rolls-Royce car interiors and tennis ball covers.
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Post by: Boßel on April 19, 2017, 07:03:18 PM
Double post sorry
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Post by: Boßel on April 19, 2017, 07:07:23 PM
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Post by: Caffiene on April 20, 2017, 08:25:27 AM
Tue, Apr 18
FACT

90% of the movie was not lost after all, and the production's 'due date' remained the same. A successful delivery!

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Post by: PANTS! on April 20, 2017, 07:57:58 PM
Wed, Apr 19
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It was president Ronald Reagan who, on an official European tour, wore a bold plaid suit tailored from fabric made by Illingworth, Morris and Co. Ltd. of Bradford, England.  A ball gown perhaps?

MOD'S NOTE: I really dislike these type of answers that rely on esoterica and trivia
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Post by: PANTS! on April 20, 2017, 08:01:24 PM
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Thu, Apr 20

To get a good nights rest during hot summer nights, the ancient Egyptians slept in shallow bed pans filled with water, which kept them comfortably cool.
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Thu, Apr 20
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Ancient Egyptians soaked their sheats in water to keep themselfves cool during hot summer nights.  Sleeping under a wet sheet lowered their body temperature, allowing them to rest more comfortably.  Sleep like an Egyptian.
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Post by: PANTS! on April 21, 2017, 06:42:30 PM
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Fri, Apr 21

In 1878 Henry Marcus Quackenbush invented the world's first practical spring-loaded nickel-plated nutcracker.
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Post by: Swagomatic on April 24, 2017, 11:33:48 AM
Okay, I made it.  Thanks PANTS!

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Post by: PANTS! on April 25, 2017, 09:18:04 AM
My aunt died last night.  I will post all of this week's questions today of tomorrow.
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Post by: arthwollipot on April 25, 2017, 09:07:33 PM
Take as much time as you need. Family is more important than internet games.
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Post by: Swagomatic on April 26, 2017, 11:53:30 AM
What he said^.
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Post by: PANTS! on May 01, 2017, 03:45:41 PM
Fri, Apr 21
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Quackenbush's spring-loaded nutcracker is still selling successfully today!  A tough nut to crack!
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Post by: PANTS! on May 01, 2017, 03:46:22 PM
Monthly scores will be put in sometime tonight as I get to compile them.  Look for them at the end of this week.  Not doing weekly scores this week.

For the upcoming week, I will double up the days questions from this week and the missed week.
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Mon, Apr 24

Yahtzee was first called 'The Yacht Game' by a rich Canadian couple who invented the game to play with friends who visited them on their yacht.



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Mon, May 01

Robert Patterson had to wear a wig for the film Twilight: Breaking Dawn because the young actor is going bald.
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Mon, Apr 24
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The name was later changed to Yahtzee by Edwin S. Lowe who bought the rights to the game in 1956.  In 1973, the game sold again, this time to the Milton Bradley Company.  Are you game?




Mon, May 01
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Patterson, named one of the 'Sexiest Men Alive' by People magazine, wore a wig during reshoots of Twilight: Breaking Dawn because he had shaved his head for a new film. A 'hairy' situation!
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Post by: PANTS! on May 02, 2017, 09:49:29 PM
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Tue, Apr 25

Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians used their togas as napkins to wipe their hands and face while they were eating, forcing them to change clothes after every meal.



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Tue, May 02

Songkran is the word for New Year's Day in Thailand, celebrated in April, not January.  The holiday involves three days of buying new clothes, cleaning houses, and throwing water on each other.
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Tue, Apr 25
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Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians didn't wipe their faces and hands on their clothes; they use napkins the size of bath towels. Served a purpose!



Tue, May 02
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Thais wish each other Sawatdee pi Mai or 'Happy New Year' by throwing water on each other to purify themselves, and to drive away evil spirits. Water Works!
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Post by: PANTS! on May 04, 2017, 09:27:31 AM
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Wed, Apr 26

Within the United States, it is perfectly legal for indigenous Americans to possess and use peyote, the hallucinogenic drug.



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Wed, May 03

Cockroaches cannot survive a nuclear explosion!
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Wed, Apr 26
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The hallucinogenic drug peyote, used by the native people of the Americas for over 5,500 years, is still in use today.  Put that in your peace pipe and smoke it!

MOD'S NOTE: Yikes, CWM.

Wed, May 03
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The common household cockroach, which includes the American, German, Oriental, and brown-band species, can withstand 10 times more radiation than a human can. But, like humans, they cannot survive a nuclear explosion. Bugaboom!
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Post by: PANTS! on May 05, 2017, 10:18:00 AM
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Thu, Apr 27

In 1392 Charles VI of France, known as Charles the mad, pretended to be crazy to escape the stress and responsibilities a ruling France during the Hundred Years' War.

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Thu, May 04

In the 1300s, Chinese judges wore smoke-tinted quartz lenses to hide their reactions and feelings during court proceedings.
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Thu, Apr 27
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Charles was not pretending, he was certifiably mad. He would through the castle howling like a wolf, and go berserk if touched, because he believed he was made of glass and might break! Howling mad!

MOD'S NOTE: Ha ha!  He was crazy, and that's funny! /s



Thu, May 04
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Blind Justice!
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Fri, Apr 28

In 1890 the Elephant Man died while a patient at the Royal London Hospital in London. A replica ofhiIs tragically distorted skeleton is on display at the hospital's museum and archives, but his real skeleton was stolen shortly after his death by a fanatical fan, and it still missing.



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Fri, May 05

During the Victorian period in England, a seamstress to Queen Victoria, Prudence Powchester, invented the first padded bra, which Queen Victoria wore and recommended to all her female subjects.
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Fri, Apr 28
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The Elephant Man's real skeleton is stored at the Royal London Hospital Museum and Archives; the replica is on permanent public display there. Make no bones about it - he was unique!



Fri, May 05
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The inventor and first merchandiser of the padded bra was an American man, Frederick Mellinger, who introduced it in 1947. 'Booby traps'!

MOD'S NOTE: I did not write this stuff.
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Post by: PANTS! on May 09, 2017, 01:41:03 PM
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Mon, May 08

Harley-Davidson makes more profit selling Harley-Davidson licensed products, like t-shirts and baby bibs, than it does selling motorcycles.
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Mon, May 08
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In 2013 Harley-Davidson made 80% of all its profits by selling Harley Davidson motorcycles. That's $5.9 billion worth of motorcycles! Fat cat, road hogs!
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Post by: PANTS! on May 10, 2017, 12:58:19 PM
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Tue, May 09

Only H3-Hummers offer a stick shift option.
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Post by: Boßel on May 10, 2017, 12:59:52 PM
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Post by: Swagomatic on May 10, 2017, 01:15:40 PM
Wow, that's a big surprise to me.  I had no idea how huge HD is. 


For today,

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Post by: arthwollipot on May 10, 2017, 09:53:19 PM
What?

I don't understand the question.
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What?

I don't understand the question.

The Hummer is an adapted military vehicle that was sold for civilian use.  The H3 is one of the more "civil" models.  The H1 is more like the original Humvee, which stands for a military acronym that has a bunch of h's m's & v's in it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humvee
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Post by: PANTS! on May 11, 2017, 11:27:40 AM
Tue, May 09
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A stick shift option is not available with any type of Hummer vehicle. All Hummers, even military Hummers, have automatic transmissions. 'Humbugged'!
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Post by: PANTS! on May 11, 2017, 11:29:43 AM
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Wed, May 10

In America, during World War I, coursets became unfashionable and uncomfortable to wear. According to the US War Industries Board this decline in corset use made more metal available for the war effort, which helped America win the war!
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Tue, May 09
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A stick shift option is not available with any type of Hummer vehicle. All Hummers, even military Hummers, have automatic transmissions. 'Humbugged'!

This spec for an H3 Hummer manual transmission would beg to differ.

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Tue, May 09
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A stick shift option is not available with any type of Hummer vehicle. All Hummers, even military Hummers, have automatic transmissions. 'Humbugged'!

This spec for an H3 Hummer manual transmission would beg to differ.

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http://schwarttzy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Hummer-H3-Manual-Transmission-1.pdf (http://schwarttzy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Hummer-H3-Manual-Transmission-1.pdf)

Yeah, I found that too.  I googled it after I answered.  I thought I was getting it wrong.  :laugh:
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Wed, May 10
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During World War I almost 28,000 tons of steel normally used in women's corsets went into the war effort. That's enough steel to construct two World War I battleships! Nothing was 'waisted'!
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Thu, May 11

Batman: the movie, the very first full-length Hollywood feature film starring Batman, premiered in 1943 and starred a very young Adam West as Batman.
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Thu, May 11
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The first 15-part Batman movie series was released in 1943, but the first full-length film, which was based on the successful Batman television series, was released in 1966. The full-length 1960s film included most of the actors from the original television series, like Burgess Meredith who played the penguin. Holy fact, Batman!
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Fri, May 12

Male eland antelopes of Kenya have kneecaps that click together as they walk.  The clicking sounds communicate the antelope's size and fighting ability to other antelopes



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Mon, May 15

American cockroaches will feed on your eyelashes and toenails while you sleep.
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edited to clarify date/choice matrix alignment
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Fri, May 12
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North American reindeer or caribou also have clicking knee caps, but their clickers enable heard members to find each other in a blizzard or white-out. Knee-code: click click click clack clack clack click click click

MOD'S NOTE: OK, CWM is clearly trying to tell us they are trapped inside a calendar factory, and want to be rescued.



Mon, May 15
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Cockroaches are attracted to the protein content of human eyelashes and toenails.  There is no accounting for taste!
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Post by: PANTS! on May 16, 2017, 11:51:27 AM
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Tue, May 16

There is no record of a killer whale in the wild ever attacking a human.
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I guess I need to lower my expectations for the Monkey again.


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Post by: arthwollipot on May 16, 2017, 07:42:12 PM
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Tue, May 16
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Killer whales held in captivity have attacked humans, but... can you blame them?  Captive whales aren't having a 'whale of a time'!
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Post by: PANTS! on May 17, 2017, 01:50:30 PM
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Wed, May 17

Worldwide, Donald Trump owns and operates luxury hotels exclusively for canine guests.  No humans allowed!  The canine-only hotels offer services that include 24-hour dog-nanny and companion services, and the use of rooftop min-parks for canine 'business' meetings

MOD'S NOTE: FFFFUUUUUUUU
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Wed, May 17
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Worldwide, Donald Trump owns and operates luxury hotels that offer first-class amenities to pet-guests sharing a room with 'their humans'.  These services include in-room dining, bottl...

MOD'S NOTE: Screw you CWM I am not typing out the rest of that marking copy.
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Thu, May 18

Computer addiction is a real disease.
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You know what? I think we should stop referring to the "Calendar Monkey". I think it gives them too much credit to refer to them as a "monkey". Monkeys are clever.

I think we're dealing with a Calendar Turkey, or a Calendar Sheep or something. Not a monkey.
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Fuck I hate second guessing the Calendar Writing Slug.
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Post by: PANTS! on May 20, 2017, 02:08:54 PM
Thu, May 18
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Experts agree computer addiction is a real disease, a disease as difficult to control ass any other.  To help curb or eliminate this disease early in life, experts recommend parents limit a child's use of the computer to an hour per day.  Does that compute?
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Post by: PANTS! on May 20, 2017, 02:09:10 PM
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Fri, May 19

Annie Edson Taylor leaped from the Golden Gate Bridge as she cuddles her pet cat, Mr Right, in a pet murder-suicide attempt in 1930.  Annie died instantly, but fortunately, Mr. Right survived the fall, and swam to the safety of a nearby tour boat.
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Post by: unixTechie on May 22, 2017, 08:10:12 AM
Crapola... I missed two days due to Hamvention.

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Post by: PANTS! on May 22, 2017, 12:59:38 PM
Fri, May 19
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No cat is stupid enough to go along with this idea.  Any normal cat would have scratched their way out of this suicidal situation.  You can lead a cat to water, but you can't make it jump!



Rough Week.  No perfect scores this week!

Only arthwollipot, and Morvis beat the picker at random.org, and the average expected value.

WeekBoßelMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticGerbigStarnadoHigh Pocketsarthwollipotst3classRandom.OrgExpected ValueMax Score
2023120203222.55

Monthly Scores By Leader

NameJanFebMarAprMayTotal
Morvis13151517181176
UnixTechie161715181076
Swagomatic12161617869
Boßel111415111061
Starnado1511913957
st3class581613749
High Pockets816148046
arthwollipot8101010644
Gerbig12965032
Ah.Hell9600015
Tassie Dave620008
SkeptiQueer500005
random.org Guesses9121010950
Expected Value91011.5107.548
Maximum182023201596

PS.  I read them arth.  Do them for me!   :laugh:
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Mon, May 22

Three decades have passed since the worst nuclear disaster in history: the 1984 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster.  Wildlife around the plant still struggles to exist.  The 1,600 square miles around the contaminated plant, known as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, is void of any signs of life.
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Mon, May 22
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Without human intervention or interference, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone's wildlife population has recovered, and in some cases exists in stronger numbers than before the meltdown.  Even the European Brown Bear, not seen in the area for 100 years, is back and thriving.  Are humans worse than a nuclear holocaust?

MOD'S NOTE: That was not a nuclear holocaust.
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Tue, May 23

Found from South Florida to northern South America and in many Caribbean Islands, the manchineel tree, or 'beach apple tree,' is one of the most dangerous trees on the planet.  Every part of the tree is poisonous.  Even the smoke from a burning manchineel tree can cause blindness.
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Post by: PANTS! on May 24, 2017, 01:31:24 PM
Tue, May 23
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Indigenous people once coated their arrows and darts with the manchineel tree's poisonous sap.  The spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon was shot and killed by a manchineel-dipped arrow in 1513.  Tree-huggers, beware!
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Post by: PANTS! on May 24, 2017, 01:31:45 PM
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Wed, May 24

On the list of the 10 most dangerous activities, cutting a bagel in half is number five!
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Post by: Morvis13 on May 24, 2017, 01:50:50 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on May 25, 2017, 05:10:28 PM
Wed, May 24
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Out of three million bagels consumed in America each year, 2,00 of these are responsible for bagel-related emergency room visits.  The good news: fresh cream cheese is harmless.

MOD'S NOTE: That is a weird stat.  Wouldn't you want to look at bagels consumed at home?
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Post by: PANTS! on May 25, 2017, 05:10:47 PM
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Thu, May 25

Bill Clinton was a vegan during his Oxford college days, a fact that he has tried to hide.
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Post by: Swagomatic on May 25, 2017, 05:37:37 PM
That last one has to be BS.  It may be in the top 5 most likely ways to cut yourself while using a knife, but top 5 most dangerous?  I call triple BS on that one.
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Post by: Swagomatic on May 25, 2017, 05:38:21 PM
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Post by: Morvis13 on May 25, 2017, 09:41:26 PM
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Post by: Morvis13 on May 25, 2017, 09:46:18 PM
Wed, May 24
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Out of three million bagels consumed in America each year, 2,00 of these are responsible for bagel-related emergency room visits.  The good news: fresh cream cheese is harmless.

MOD'S NOTE: That is a weird stat.  Wouldn't you want to look at bagels consumed at home?

That's like 6% of bagels causing ER visits. I'm willing to bet more people are hurt just walking up/down the stairs.
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Post by: Boßel on May 26, 2017, 12:28:38 AM
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Post by: PANTS! on May 27, 2017, 12:07:22 PM
Thu, May 25
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Former President Bill Clinton became a vegan for the first time in 2016 in an attempt to repair cardiovascular damage caused by his lifelong hamburger addiction.  Big Mac attacks - Kill Bill!
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Post by: PANTS! on May 27, 2017, 12:07:43 PM
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Fri, May 26

Actor, director, and writer Matt Damon's mom, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, is an award-winning screenwriter who co-wrote the screenplay for the 1984 film Ghostbusters.
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Post by: PANTS! on May 29, 2017, 11:54:31 AM
Fri, May 26
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Matt's mom, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, is a professor emeritus of education, currently writing and lecturing on the subject of early childhood education. 'Mom's' the word!



Rough Week.  No perfect scores this week!

On the upside everyone beat beat the picker at random.org.

WeekBoßelMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticStarnadoarthwollipotst3classRandom.OrgExpected ValueMax Score
21344324412.55

Monthly Scores By Leader

NameJanFebMarAprMayTotal
Morvis13151517181580
UnixTechie161715181480
Swagomatic121616171172
Boßel111415111364
Starnado15119131159
st3class5816131153
arthwollipot81010101048
High Pockets816148046
Gerbig12965032
Ah.Hell9600015
Tassie Dave620008
SkeptiQueer500005
random.org Guesses91210101051
Expected Value91011.5101050.5
Maximum1820232020101

Title: Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
Post by: PANTS! on May 29, 2017, 11:54:54 AM
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Mon, May 29

Personal fitness trackers worn on the wrist to measure physical activity can also detect pregnancy in the user.
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Post by: Swagomatic on May 30, 2017, 11:12:42 AM
DAMMIT!!! I forgot about Monday!!!


Okay, today:
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Post by: PANTS! on May 30, 2017, 03:18:19 PM
Mon, May 29
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Heart activity increases by 30 to 50 percent during pregnancy, so if your wrist-read is high, consult your doctor.  Fit-bit-baby!

MOD'S NOTE: Y'all gonna be Maaaaad!
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Post by: PANTS! on May 30, 2017, 03:19:38 PM
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Tue, May 30

Wealthy and fashionable 17th Century Europeans grew and sharpened the nail of their left hand's 'little finger' to use as a toothpick.
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Post by: Morvis13 on May 30, 2017, 03:22:20 PM
Mon, May 29
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Heart activity increases by 30 to 50 percent during pregnancy, so if your wrist-read is high, consult your doctor.  Fit-bit-baby!

MOD'S NOTE: Y'all gonna be Maaaaad!

As i said, Therefore, every time you jog you are pregnant.
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Post by: Morvis13 on May 30, 2017, 03:24:16 PM
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Post by: Swagomatic on May 30, 2017, 03:43:11 PM
That is such bullshit.  I could be basis to buy a pregnancy test, bit it does not detect pregnancy. 


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Post by: st3class on May 30, 2017, 06:52:24 PM
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Post by: arthwollipot on May 30, 2017, 07:17:26 PM
Mon, May 29
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Heart activity increases by 30 to 50 percent during pregnancy, so if your wrist-read is high, consult your doctor.  Fit-bit-baby!

MOD'S NOTE: Y'all gonna be Maaaaad!

As i said, Therefore, every time you jog you are pregnant.
I think that the CWS's intention is to say that if your heart rate is consistently above your regular resting heart rate, then pregnancy might be an explanation. If your normal resting heart rate is 70bpm, and one day you notice that for the last three weeks it's been consistently measuring 86, and you are female and have been engaging in unbarriered sexual activity, then you might be pregnant.

But it was certainly explained extremely poorly.
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Post by: Morvis13 on May 30, 2017, 09:48:25 PM
Mon, May 29
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Heart activity increases by 30 to 50 percent during pregnancy, so if your wrist-read is high, consult your doctor.  Fit-bit-baby!

MOD'S NOTE: Y'all gonna be Maaaaad!

As i said, Therefore, every time you jog you are pregnant.
I think that the CWS's intention is to say that if your heart rate is consistently above your regular resting heart rate, then pregnancy might be an explanation. If your normal resting heart rate is 70bpm, and one day you notice that for the last three weeks it's been consistently measuring 86, and you are female and have been engaging in unbarriered sexual activity, then you might be pregnant.

But it was certainly explained extremely poorly.

How does the smart watch know you are female?
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Post by: Boßel on May 30, 2017, 10:42:38 PM
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Post by: arthwollipot on May 30, 2017, 11:19:05 PM
Mon, May 29
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Heart activity increases by 30 to 50 percent during pregnancy, so if your wrist-read is high, consult your doctor.  Fit-bit-baby!

MOD'S NOTE: Y'all gonna be Maaaaad!

As i said, Therefore, every time you jog you are pregnant.
I think that the CWS's intention is to say that if your heart rate is consistently above your regular resting heart rate, then pregnancy might be an explanation. If your normal resting heart rate is 70bpm, and one day you notice that for the last three weeks it's been consistently measuring 86, and you are female and have been engaging in unbarriered sexual activity, then you might be pregnant.

But it was certainly explained extremely poorly.

How does the smart watch know you are female?

It doesn't. But presumably you do.

Oh, my FitBit is registering a somewhat elevated heart rate. OMG does this mean that I'm actually female?

*checks*

Okay, still male. Whew!
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Post by: Morvis13 on May 31, 2017, 08:10:55 AM
Mon, May 29
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Heart activity increases by 30 to 50 percent during pregnancy, so if your wrist-read is high, consult your doctor.  Fit-bit-baby!

MOD'S NOTE: Y'all gonna be Maaaaad!

As i said, Therefore, every time you jog you are pregnant.
I think that the CWS's intention is to say that if your heart rate is consistently above your regular resting heart rate, then pregnancy might be an explanation. If your normal resting heart rate is 70bpm, and one day you notice that for the last three weeks it's been consistently measuring 86, and you are female and have been engaging in unbarriered sexual activity, then you might be pregnant.

But it was certainly explained extremely poorly.

How does the smart watch know you are female?

It doesn't. But presumably you do.

Oh, my FitBit is registering a somewhat elevated heart rate. OMG does this mean that I'm actually female?

*checks*

Okay, still male. Whew!

What if your smart watch impregnated you? That can explain the elevated heart rate.
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Post by: PANTS! on May 31, 2017, 06:12:00 PM
Tue, May 30
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During the 17th Century, fashionable and educated Europeans used toothpicks made from a wide variety of materials, including jeweled metal, simple wooden sticks, and porcupine quills.  Pick of the 'literate'!

MOD'S NOTE: I am not sure what that 'joke' even means.
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Post by: PANTS! on May 31, 2017, 06:12:31 PM
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Wed, May 31

The rash or blisters that result from exposure to poison ivy, oak, or sumac do not spread beyond initial contact, and once a rash appears, it is not contagious.
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Post by: Swagomatic on May 31, 2017, 06:19:09 PM
 

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Post by: arthwollipot on May 31, 2017, 09:15:11 PM
MOD'S NOTE: I am not sure what that 'joke' even means.
I think it's supposed to be a play on "Pick of the litter" meaning the best puppy of all the puppies in the litter. The most privileged person gets the pick of the litter, and the runt is left with the runt.
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Post by: PANTS! on May 31, 2017, 10:08:15 PM
MOD'S NOTE: I am not sure what that 'joke' even means.
I think it's supposed to be a play on "Pick of the litter" meaning the best puppy of all the puppies in the litter. The most privileged person gets the pick of the litter, and the runt is left with the runt.

I get that part.  But I do not see why that phrase has any kind of double meaning.  Why literate?  Seems tenuous to me.
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Post by: arthwollipot on May 31, 2017, 10:13:08 PM
MOD'S NOTE: I am not sure what that 'joke' even means.
I think it's supposed to be a play on "Pick of the litter" meaning the best puppy of all the puppies in the litter. The most privileged person gets the pick of the litter, and the runt is left with the runt.

I get that part.  But I do not see why that phrase has any kind of double meaning.  Why literate?  Seems tenuous to me.
Literate because of the fashionable and educated.
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Post by: Morvis13 on May 31, 2017, 10:21:03 PM
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Post by: PANTS! on June 01, 2017, 05:28:10 PM
Wed, May 31
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Poison ivy, oak, and sumac seem to spread over the skin because the rash does not develop simultaneously.  Don't be rash when handling poison ivy.
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Post by: PANTS! on June 01, 2017, 05:28:31 PM
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Thu, Jun 01

The elephant and the sloth are the only two adult mammals that cannot jump

MOD'S NOTE: I am convinced this is a repeat question.
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Post by: Swagomatic on June 01, 2017, 06:22:53 PM
It's hard to muster any outrage toward the CWM after today's Trumptastic events, but, dammit, the oil that causes poison ivy can be spread from exposed clothing and by transfer, if it has not been absorbed into the skin.


Anyway, for today,
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Post by: arthwollipot on June 01, 2017, 07:42:55 PM
CWS, please. I think we identified earlier that they are a slug.

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Post by: PANTS! on June 13, 2017, 10:18:09 AM
FYI - First weeks of summer have made my days crazy.  I will play catch up once the girls are in camp.