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Oct 24th, 2011 at 11:44 GMT
Fun idea. I'd suggest, though, that you will need to accept many more spellings for Ghadafi's name, ala this quiz. http://www.sporcle.com/games/fireatwill/Ghadafi I tried six or seven different variants and was not able to get the one(s) you used.
Oct 24th, 2011 at 12:49 GMT
@floydpink: More alternative spellings now added
Oct 24th, 2011 at 14:10 GMT
For some more oblique clues, perhaps Overlord (or D-Day) Commander for Eisenhower, and Blue Period for Picasso.
Oct 27th, 2011 at 07:15 GMT
I like carbon_rod's ideas, but at the same time felt the 'The Twits' hint was pretty obscure. I was a fairly big fan of his (about as much as you could be in the pre-internet early 90s) as a kid, and have never heard of that book. Most likely it's just one of those glaring blind spots in my cultural knowledge. On the other hand 'Giant Peach' and 'Chocolate Factory' are probably too easy, and I can't think of anything better. Very good quiz though, 5 globes.
Oct 27th, 2011 at 09:02 GMT
@carbon_rod: I love Blue Period as it fits in so well with the color scheme :) @ambition: thanx you have just given me an idea.
Oct 27th, 2011 at 16:27 GMT
You should have a clue for Fitzgerald that does not include her first name.
Oct 27th, 2011 at 16:51 GMT
I've done Sonny Liston proud by at least knowing who he is. I definitely enjoyed this one!! I'd love to see plenty more as I'm sure it would be possbile.
Oct 27th, 2011 at 19:34 GMT
Might wanna change the quiz name; it says it only goes up to 2000
Oct 28th, 2011 at 11:47 GMT
@GeorgiaPeach: oops I added extra ones on at the last moment and forgot about the game name, thanx and appreciated.
Oct 31st, 2011 at 14:40 GMT
Chocolate Peach sounds like an accolade for Ella. How about Wonka author? Porgy's Lyricist to replace "Porgy Bess"? And Hillary's Sherpa to replace Mount Everest? (Direct, but I think most people would still have trouble with the name.)
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Dec 5th, 2011 at 16:36 GMT
I had so many brain farts on this quiz. Very Fun!
Dec 5th, 2011 at 16:41 GMT
I was glad to see that it wasn't all just famous actors and actresses. This is definitely a quiz that warrants sequels.
Dec 5th, 2011 at 16:43 GMT
@STLCARDS: yeah I was pretty gaseous as well
Dec 5th, 2011 at 16:55 GMT
poor sonny liston
Dec 5th, 2011 at 17:21 GMT
I tried George Peppard before Audrey Hepburn. Turns out I was close. He died in 1994. I couldn't get Blake Edwards out of my head when I read "Fine Mess", which was one of his worst films.
Dec 5th, 2011 at 17:27 GMT
I like not dying so I thought I'd play the quiz.
Dec 5th, 2011 at 17:34 GMT
Those are people who died, died. They were all my friends, and they died
Dec 5th, 2011 at 17:36 GMT
Kept thinking, "Hey, Julia Roberts isn't dead - and she certainly didn't die in 1988." Then felt stupid when I saw the answer.
Dec 5th, 2011 at 17:55 GMT
Like this quiz a lot except for Ike and Ella. "President Ike" isn't really a clue. That's just telling us the answer. And using Ella's actual name as part of the clue also seems problematic.
Dec 5th, 2011 at 18:10 GMT
I shall return to this quiz and remember how to spell Macarthur.
Dec 5th, 2011 at 18:13 GMT
I even MET Mother Teresa, but kept trying to spell her name like this, "Theresa". After a while, my brain stopped computing. Sigh...
Dec 5th, 2011 at 18:15 GMT
Great quiz! Could we maybe see a similar one, but about births, come out any time soon? I would love that one too.
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Dec 5th, 2011 at 19:50 GMT
I think the heavyweight champ clue is kind of lame. I mean, I know a lot of heavyweight boxers who lived a long time ago, but I have no idea which one died in 1970. Rocky Marciano? Primo Carnera? Max Schmeling? Joe Louis?
Dec 5th, 2011 at 20:21 GMT
R.I.P to all.
Dec 5th, 2011 at 20:31 GMT
Glad you didn't do obvious ones like Elvis and John Lennon, good mixture of people. Great quiz!!
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Dec 5th, 2011 at 21:25 GMT
what about michael jackson?
Dec 5th, 2011 at 21:58 GMT
@Tony -- I immediately tried Truman Capote for that one, but I was further off than you. He died in 1984.
Dec 5th, 2011 at 22:30 GMT
How sad that even today Tenzing Norgay is so near the bottom, I'd bet that other guy would have ranked much higher.
Dec 5th, 2011 at 22:44 GMT
Not Anthony Hopkins, Anthony PERKINS. *shakes head*
Dec 5th, 2011 at 23:46 GMT
Where's Francis Reid? :/ She was a notable actress.
Dec 5th, 2011 at 23:50 GMT
Poor Ferdinand. All that hard work to muscle his way into the Presidency and shenanigans to hold onto the reins of power, and what's he best remembered for? His wife's shoes. Kinda makes you wonder if corruption is even worth the effort anymore.
Dec 6th, 2011 at 00:32 GMT
The only reason I thought to guess Anwar Sadat was because I watched "I Love You, Man" over the weekend. "This is my puggle. His name is Anwar Sadat, after Anwar Sadat, the Egyptian President." "Because you liked his policies?" "No, because he looks just like him!"
Dec 6th, 2011 at 01:27 GMT
Holy crap, Boris Yeltsin is dead? I don't know how but I had absolutely no idea...
Dec 6th, 2011 at 02:37 GMT
Thought Spandau Prison might refer to the notorious Kray brothers, since the Kemp twins from Spandau Ballet played them...
Dec 6th, 2011 at 04:02 GMT
so it goes.
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Dec 6th, 2011 at 05:48 GMT
Okay, I understand that you wanted a variety of different people, but honestly? Yes, John Lennon would be an obvious answer. Because his death was very notable. People loved and cared about John Lennon. They still do. I cry whenever I listen to the song Beautiful Boy, because it reminds me that it wasn't just John Lennon the Songwriter/singer who died, it was John Lennon the father and husband. I also cry when I listen to the song Imagine because a man who wrote that song, about peace and love, was murdered. So, I don't care if his death was too obvious for some people on this site. I think he was too important to not be included. And don't say that would have made the quiz too US-centric. Lennon was British.
Dec 6th, 2011 at 09:38 GMT
Great international quiz, and then you spoil it with someone called Unitas which nobody outside the US will have heard of. Grr!
Dec 7th, 2011 at 00:21 GMT
For some reason I always thought Mother Teresa was from a LONG time ago (i.e. 16th century or so). When I saw the Calcutta Nun clue, my first thought was Mother Teresa but with my erroneous timeframe of when I thought she lived, I never typed it in... *kicks self*
Dec 10th, 2011 at 06:02 GMT
Damn, only heard of half of these, and the ones I knew, I couldn't spell. Had no idea Mother Teresa didn't have an H in it.
Dec 10th, 2011 at 19:42 GMT
Absolutely amazed that more people got Marvin Gaye than Steve Jobs. I'm a fan of Gaye but when I saw "Sexual Healing" I thought of Kinsey or Ruth, not a song. But Jobs *just died* so I'd think he'd have been on everyone's minds, whereas it's been nearly 30 years since Gaye's father killed him.
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