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Old 08-15-2019, 09:40 AM
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Return of the Feud, number 7. [GAME OVER]


*** NO GOOGLING ON THIS ONE!***

Here are the rules. PLEASE read them!


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1. DO NOT READ THIS THREAD BEFORE YOU POST YOUR ANSWERS, lest you see the other answers. Scroll really fast to the bottom, or hit "end" on your keyboard. We play by the honor system. There is a chance you won't get in the game after it's gone to two pages, it's just the way it goes. There is typically a lot of chatter posts that aren't answer posts, so give it a shot anyway!

2. Object of the game: Try to think of the most popular answer, to get the most people matching you. Google is allowed, if you desire. Only answers that are "serious" will be scored. Joke answers will not be considered, as it is not fair to other players.

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Make your list look like the one above. No double spacing. No periods (except for the one following the number.) No quote marks, no punctuation if it is not necessary! No smilies! No extraneous bullshit is allowed. If you feel you must qualify your answer, do it AFTER THE LIST!

The reason this is so important is because I cut and paste all the answers, and I have to edit each answer to make them identical. It is a lot of work, so please make it easier on me. Thanks.

Scoring - All matching answers will be worth 2 points each. For example: If 4 people match that means they each get 8 pts for that answer. No matches = 0 points.

The game will end when we have 50 entrants, or when we feel that no more people are going to play. I'll score as fast as time will allow.

*** NO GOOGLING ON THIS ONE! ***


Good luck!

No googling! When required to give a number, give a digital number, like 15, 18, 200 and so on. Don't spell it.

1. How many legal Mexico - United States border crossings are there?
2. Before being harvested and sold, an individual cranberry must bounce how many inches high to make sure it's not too ripe?
3. What is the diameter (in inches) of an NBA regulation basketball hoop?
4. How old was Elvis when he died?
5. What was the first Google doodle?
6. How many minutes can a sloth hold its breath?
7. The biggest brain on earth belongs to the adult male sperm whale. It can weigh up to _____ pounds!
8. Who was the last president that wasn't a Republican or Democrat?
9. How many US states start with the letter M?
10. Artist Norman Rockwell was most famous for publishing in which magazine?

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Old 08-15-2019, 09:43 AM
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I can't play because I googled the answers. Heh.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:00 AM
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:17 AM
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10: Should be the conch.

All of the number ones, I expect we'll see scattered all over the place.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:18 AM
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:30 AM
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:39 AM
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:55 AM
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((OK, this is a hard one! I would not be surprised if I got only one correct.))
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:24 AM
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:27 AM
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:05 PM
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:34 PM
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:40 PM
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A lot of wild guesses here.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:10 PM
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I think that I am going to do particularly bad.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:15 PM
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Remember, it's not about being right, it about matching everyone else.

I think this feud might set the record for the most non-matching answers and the lowest winning score.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:23 PM
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Remember, it's not about being right, it about matching everyone else.

I think this feud might set the record for the most non-matching answers and the lowest winning score.
Yeah. Case in point: no one has gotten #1 right yet, and only two answers have been matched even once so far.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:27 PM
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BTW, I signed up in the other thread to get alerts for future Feuds, but didn't hear about this one.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:27 PM
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:28 PM
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:30 PM
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Yeah. Case in point: no one has gotten #1 right yet, and only two answers have been matched even once so far.
Just looked it up. Pretty pleased that so far I'm closest to the actual correct answer for #1.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:45 PM
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Thanks!

ETA Tapatalk made double spaces. Just fixing that

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No double spacing, IvoryTowerDenizen! You may still have time to edit!
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:54 PM
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:14 PM
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Remember, it's not about being right, it about matching everyone else.

I think this feud might set the record for the most non-matching answers and the lowest winning score.
I think this one might also set a record for the lowest score by the factually correct answers.
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:26 PM
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And for low scores overall.

And of course, after calling #10 the conch, I got it wrong. At least I'm not alone.
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:48 PM
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Return of the Feud, number 7.


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No double spacing, IvoryTowerDenizen! You may still have time to edit!

It was a weird effect from doing it through Tapatalk. I went back and edited using a web browser as soon as I saw it. I hope the edits stuck.

Trust me- I do NOT wish to incur Rebo’s wrath.

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Old 08-15-2019, 04:32 PM
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:41 PM
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Actually, I had no idea on any of them.
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I'll be deep in the cold, cold ground before I recognize Missouri.
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This was a tough one! Only 2 answers that I definitely knew or could calculate.

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Wow, I just checked and my wild stab at number 8 turned out to be correct.
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The only two answers I feel are reasonably right are 8. and 10.
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5 ???
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I'm not sure how they test the bouncing before they harvest it, but I'm willing to go with it.
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this one is going to be tough I think. Let's see how low I can get.


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I know #9 is correct because on trivial talent of mine is that I can recite all the states in alphabetical order. Thank you junior high chorus class.
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I managed to get #9 correct by going through the ZIP codes MA to MT; it helped that in the pre-email era I lived in a couple of M states and sent snail mail to friends who lived in several others.
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I'm hoping for at least half of these to be right - I'm pretty sure of 4
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I'm pretty sure I got five right, unless they changed the size of basketball hoops recently. Elvis was just in the news a lot because of the anniversary of his death, and I thought the last three were gimmes, or conchs.

I also want to know how you bounce a cranberry before you harvest it!
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I'm pretty sure I got five right, unless they changed the size of basketball hoops recently.
I totally blew the basketball hoop one, because I was thinking of the height. (And following the Feud strategy of "Don't overthink it: whatever first pops into your mind has a good chance of being the most popular answer, even if it isn't correct.")
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It looks like 29 replies so far; are we going to get to 50 any time soon?
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I totally blew the basketball hoop one, because I was thinking of the height. (And following the Feud strategy of "Don't overthink it: whatever first pops into your mind has a good chance of being the most popular answer, even if it isn't correct.")
Yeah, most popular is the key, but overthinking it is a killer too. If I had thought that most people would not know who the last Whig president was I would have to deliberately not pick Fillmore and try to decide who the most likely wrong answer was
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