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23-05-2014, 09:24 AM
Another science-y quiz
I came across it today, thought it would be fun here. Multi- guess, 10 questions

http://www.theguardian.com/news/quiz/201...3-may-2014


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23-05-2014, 01:52 PM
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(23-05-2014 09:24 AM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  I came across it today, thought it would be fun here. Multi- guess, 10 questions

http://www.theguardian.com/news/quiz/201...3-may-2014

7 out of ten.

Missed 2, 4, and 10. I'm surprised at #4.
I thought carbon for sure.

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23-05-2014, 02:06 PM
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I got 3 out of 10. I guessed on every question. Didn't know any of them :/

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23-05-2014, 02:14 PM
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7/10

Wasn't 100% sure about 1 and 2, but 10 was just a lucky guess.

I was surprised at 4 too.
I confused the wavelengths and had no idea who named the quark.

Oh well. I expected worse.

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23-05-2014, 03:06 PM
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I got 1 lol. Most of these questions were about quarks or whatever.

I got the one about james joyce correct by guessing.


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23-05-2014, 04:40 PM (This post was last modified: 23-05-2014 04:45 PM by rampant.a.i..)
Another science-y quiz
#5 is wrong, should be Proxima Centari.

Edit: nevermind, I read it wrong.

7/10, and dammit, photons have relativistic mass.

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23-05-2014, 08:23 PM
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What? You didn't say I couldn't cheat Big Grin

I knew which particle had no mass and I could have figured out which element was most present by mass in the body probably, although I still would have got it wrong. The rest, no fricking idea.
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23-05-2014, 09:23 PM
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I got 0 out of 10. Damn I'm dumb lol

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23-05-2014, 09:49 PM
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Got two right guessing every damn one. I suppose that's par for statistics or something......

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24-05-2014, 04:46 AM
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I fared little better than chance, but I chalk it up to this quiz having relatively little scientific content Smile

The first two are focused on pseudo-scientific paranoia about gluten and GM foods (coeliac is real, other insensitivity is likely psychosomatic). Question 5 is an astrological question more than astronomical. Questions 7 and 8 are literary and historical questions, more or less. 10 is question about the discovery of a proof of an interesting conjecture in topology (mathematics).

I call no fair Smile

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