Doug's Fiendish Trick Trivia Questions

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Re: Doug's Fiendish Trick Trivia Questions

Post by Juri » Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:35 pm

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Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:17 pm
I think most Americans would know this, but if you're from outside the United States, it might be harder. Only one U.S. president was a five-star flag officer
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Eisenhower. Grant probably would have been, if five-star ranks had existed back then
this feels like too non-rigorous an answer. it might be worth rephrasing the question
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Post by Juri » Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:37 pm

but maybe i just dont know enough about the united states military to say
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Post by Khaos » Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:06 pm

things i know about the us military: it's big

a five-star flag officer makes me think there is some kind of yelp review system

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Post by Jeb Bush 2012 » Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:09 pm

five stars means he's a really good officer, but the flag means he might actually be a pacifist impersonating the real officer on yelp

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Re: Doug's Fiendish Trick Trivia Questions

Post by Doug » Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:18 pm

Juri wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:35 pm
Doug wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:17 pm
I think most Americans would know this, but if you're from outside the United States, it might be harder. Only one U.S. president was a five-star flag officer
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Eisenhower. Grant probably would have been, if five-star ranks had existed back then
this feels like too non-rigorous an answer. it might be worth rephrasing the question
The answer, I think
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Post by pterrus » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:57 pm

Jeb Bush 2012 wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:09 pm
five stars means he's a really good officer, but the flag means he might actually be a pacifist impersonating the real officer on yelp
Or maybe he's an officer pretending to be a pacifist impersonating an officer. This is known as a false flag.

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Re: Doug's Fiendish Trick Trivia Questions

Post by Doug » Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:58 pm

Let me know if you think this one is good enough for the list



What country has the highest number of persons who can speak English?
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The United States, with more than 280 million. India is a distant second with only 125 million despite the perception that English is widely spoken there.
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Post by Jeb Bush 2012 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:25 pm

Doug wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:58 pm
Let me know if you think this one is good enough for the list



What country has the highest number of persons who can speak English?
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The United States, with more than 280 million. India is a distant second with only 125 million despite the perception that English is widely spoken there.
I think questions that trick people who are looking for trick questions is a good category. in that vein:

which US state has the longest official name?
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"commonwealth of massachusetts". because rhode island dropped the "and providence plantations" bit from its name last year

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Post by Skeletor » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:11 am

Doug wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:58 pm
Let me know if you think this one is good enough for the list



What country has the highest number of persons who can speak English?
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The United States, with more than 280 million. India is a distant second with only 125 million despite the perception that English is widely spoken there.
lol I was all
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The US, but this is the fiendish trick trivia thread, so ummm, India
wow, [you]. that all sounds terrible. i hope it gets better for you

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Post by Doug » Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:50 pm

What is the emergency number for fire and police in Japan and South Korea?
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119. They copied our system, but in those countries, they read from right to left.
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Post by Shiny Days » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:46 pm

oh, that's neat

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Post by Doug » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:52 pm

Yeah I love it
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Post by Rylinks » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:05 pm

it’s not entirely accurate to say japanese reads rtl

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Post by Doug » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:07 pm

Rylinks wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:05 pm
it’s not entirely accurate to say japanese reads rtl
Well it's an oversimplification yeah

It's rtl when written vertically
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Post by Rylinks » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:07 pm

like if you wrote that number in japanese it would be either 119 or

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Post by Rylinks » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:08 pm

Doug wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:07 pm
Rylinks wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:05 pm
it’s not entirely accurate to say japanese reads rtl
Well it's an oversimplification yeah

It's rtl when written vertically
yeah but you’re never going to write 911 in a way that reverses it i don’t think, because the number would all be on one line

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Post by pterrus » Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:34 pm

Seen today on LearnedLeague: There are 10 United Nations member states whose common English names, when written in UPPER CASE letters, do not contain any curves. Which of these nations has the longest name?
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TANZANIA

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Post by the_zoomies » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:14 pm

Rylinks wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:05 pm
it’s not entirely accurate to say japanese reads rtl
Is there any way to make trivia about how Japan does street numbers?

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Post by the_zoomies » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:15 pm

Rylinks wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:05 pm
it’s not entirely accurate to say japanese reads rtl
Is there any way to make trivia about how Japan does street numbers?

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