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Challenge a Child's IQ
SpyroDate: Monday, 02.09.2013, 22:36 | Message # 1
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Hello! Today was my 13th birthday, and now that I'm an official teenager, I need to forget that I am and get back on topic.
I want to see just how smart/dumb I am and the vast amounts of your guys knowledge.
The score and questions system will work like this:
You get to decide the difficulty of the question. This will effect the score of Me vs. You.
Easy Question:
1 point for me if correct, 3 points for you if I get it wrong.
Medium Question:
2 points for me if correct, 2 points for you if wrong.
Hard Question:
3 points for me if correct, 1 point for you if I get it wrong.

Do not abuse the question rankings.

Oh, and I'm really bad at pop culture, so bump up the difficulty if possible.
Wait for me to reply to you before the next person posts. When I reply with the answer, you say Wrong or Right. I will change the scores and will wait for the next question. This will be endless, I want to keep it going as long as I can.
Good luck, for me and for you. (Mostly for me... smile )





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Monday, 02.09.2013, 23:01 | Message # 2
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What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?





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werdnaforeverDate: Monday, 02.09.2013, 23:18 | Message # 3
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This seems pointless because Google.

Yes. I agree. Does invalidating a contest mean you can win it? If so, you basically won.

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What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

African or European?

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13th birthday

Also, you missed the 90s. My sympathies.

Happy birthday!


Edited by werdnaforever - Monday, 02.09.2013, 23:26
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Monday, 02.09.2013, 23:40 | Message # 4
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you missed the 90s.






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SpyroDate: Monday, 02.09.2013, 23:52 | Message # 5
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DoctorofSpace, please input a difficulty of the question.
I will list it as MEDIUM.

I should also note that Me using any search engine is highly illegal. I will be doing this from my memory only. smile

Airspeed of a falcon or whatever you said...
...60 MPH?





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HarbingerDawnDate: Monday, 02.09.2013, 23:53 | Message # 6
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whatever you said

You do realize you can just scroll up to read exactly what he said, right?





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werdnaforeverDate: Tuesday, 03.09.2013, 01:04 | Message # 7
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90s video

This was a stupid video.

First, regarding pop culture, it wasn't just this stuff. There were lots of good movies and TV shows... Seinfield (maybe it's a love it or hate it thing, but I love it), Star Trek TNG (a classic, many good stories), The Matrix (Whoa). Pixar started making films. There was Contact, Terminator 2, Independence Day, Starship Troopers, JFK, Saving Private Ryan, Jarassic Park... and so on. There was lots of stuff.

What about the economic growth in the 90s? What about... THE CREATION AND GROWTH OF THE INTERNET and the websites that followed? What about the technological progress we made with electronics? What about a revolution in personal computing?

The first cloned animal... Pathfinder lands on mars... the HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE is launched... the galileo probe passes by jupiter... GPS... the human genome project... THE ISS STARTED CONSTRUCTION.

I could go on and on here. I don't care at all about nintendo, nickelodeon, or cartoon network, even though there were some good shows and games. The fact that 90s nostalgia has become a stereotype of a few TV shows and video games is insulting to me, even though I was only a little kid during this decade.

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Me using any search engine is highly illegal
We have no way to know for sure.
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 03.09.2013, 01:08 | Message # 8
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the galileo probe passes by jupiter

If by "passes by" you mean "goes into orbit around", then yes.

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I don't care at all about nintendo, nickelodeon, or cartoon network, even though there were some good shows and games.

Don't hate on Nintendo now, they deserve mention when discussing the 90s. Anyway, Nintendo or otherwise, I'd rate the 90s as being the golden age of gaming. Most of my favorite games of all time came out during or began development in the 90s.





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werdnaforeverDate: Tuesday, 03.09.2013, 02:15 | Message # 9
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Easy question: It's a level in a well known game, but the entire thing is a glitch.

Added (03.09.2013, 05:15)
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Hard question: Having gone back in time, __ _____ casually gives a patient a pill allowing her to grow a new ______ after casually making the remark "what is this, the ____ ____?"


Edited by werdnaforever - Tuesday, 03.09.2013, 02:15
 
WatsisnameDate: Tuesday, 03.09.2013, 05:00 | Message # 10
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Challenging your IQ, or your familiarity with trivia and pop culture references? tongue Here are some questions of a different sort, to make you think!

Easy: Choose the pair of words that best completes the analogy.
Gas is to Car as:
A: Bread is to Toaster.
B: Tree is to Forest.
C: Basketball is to Hoop.
D: Hay is to Horse.

Medium: The full moon is setting. Approximately what time is it?
A: Midnight. B: 6am. C: Noon. D: 6pm.

Hard: Tomorrow you shake hands with two people. The day after, each of those two people shake hands with two more people. This process repeats every day. Roughly how long would it take for everyone on Earth to shake hands? (There are about 7 billion people.)
A: 1 week. B: 1 month. C: 1 year. D: 10 years.





 
midtskogenDate: Tuesday, 03.09.2013, 07:53 | Message # 11
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What about... THE CREATION AND GROWTH OF THE INTERNET

Growth, certainly, but not creation. That was in the 70's, though the Internet as a name didn't catch on until the 80's. The commercialisation and the web happened in the early 90's.

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Medium: The full moon is setting. Approximately what time is it?

Latitude mustn't be too high or else the closest option will depend on the season.

Hard: A cube is to a square as a square is to a line and a line is to a dot and a ___ is to a cube.

As medium I could only think of a riddle, but since w and v aren't allophones in English (unlike Norwegian), it doesn't work (but with that information it can still be solved). It goes: What's the similarity between the sun and a (neck)tie?





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Edited by midtskogen - Tuesday, 03.09.2013, 08:05
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 03.09.2013, 08:18 | Message # 12
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As medium I could only think of a riddle, but since w and v aren't allophones in English (unlike Norwegian), it doesn't work (but with that information it can still be solved). It goes: What's the similarity between the sun and a (neck)tie?

Personally I think that one is harder than the "hard" one smile





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WatsisnameDate: Tuesday, 03.09.2013, 08:30 | Message # 13
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Latitude mustn't be too high or else the closest option will depend on the season.


Good point. We'll assume the latitude is below 60°, and it's near the time of equinox.





 
midtskogenDate: Tuesday, 03.09.2013, 09:00 | Message # 14
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Personally I think that one is harder than the "hard" one

Possibly. The hard one you know or don't know, not much thinking involved. It requires knowledge and familiarity with terminology which I would not at all expect from a 13 year old. For that reason "hard". Anyone can have a go at a riddle. The allophone issue is also a hint. There aren't that many word pairs demonstrating that the letters are not allophones in English, such as viper/wiper.





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Edited by midtskogen - Tuesday, 03.09.2013, 09:10
 
SpyroDate: Tuesday, 03.09.2013, 11:25 | Message # 15
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Easy question: It's a level in a well known game, but the entire thing is a glitch.

The Megaman glitch level.
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Hard question: Having gone back in time, __ _____ casually gives a patient a pill allowing her to grow a new ______ after casually making the remark "what is this, the ____ ____?"


Stumped. dry
Me: 0 You: 1
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Easy: Choose the pair of words that best completes the analogy.
Gas is to Car as:
A: Bread is to Toaster.
B: Tree is to Forest.
C: Basketball is to Hoop.
D: Hay is to Horse.

D
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Medium: The full moon is setting. Approximately what time is it?
A: Midnight. B: 6am. C: Noon. D: 6pm.

I'm gonna have to say B. But I have seen the moon lots of times in broad daylight...
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Hard: Tomorrow you shake hands with two people. The day after, each of those two people shake hands with two more people. This process repeats every day. Roughly how long would it take for everyone on Earth to shake hands? (There are about 7 billion people.)
A: 1 week. B: 1 month. C: 1 year. D: 10 years.

I know that exponential multiplication grows extremely fast, so, C.
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Hard: A cube is to a square as a square is to a line and a line is to a dot and a ___ is to a cube.

Tesseract!
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As medium I could only think of a riddle, but since w and v aren't allophones in English (unlike Norwegian), it doesn't work (but with that information it can still be solved). It goes: What's the similarity between the sun and a (neck)tie?


Score:
Me: 0 You: 3

Jeesh, you guys are posting so many questions! Oh, and please tell me if I got the questions right or wrong before posting another question, please. That's the reason I'm still at 0!





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