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Can you pick the 15 fake elements, without hitting a real element?
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Mar 29th, 2012 at 13:59 GMT
Great quiz, and a perfect choice of format :) 5 globes.
Mar 29th, 2012 at 17:49 GMT
Very nice, much harder than I expected. I was sure Ytterbium had "Yt", not "Yb", as its abbreviation, but apparently not.
Mar 31st, 2012 at 17:54 GMT
Note to self: Read instructions first! First thing i click one.. C, thinking horray i have got one!
Apr 13th, 2012 at 17:51 GMT
Tried this several times and can't seem to get more than one before I get faked out and think one of them isn't real. Really tough but good quiz.
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 13:40 GMT
Hard! and fun :)
Oct 13th, 2012 at 00:58 GMT
This was a lot harder than I thought. But it was still fun anyway!
Game published: Jan 25th, 2013 at 15:00 GMT
Jan 25th, 2013 at 15:13 GMT
"Pick the fake elements? Ha! This will be easy"....[opens quiz]....oh crap its the symbols and there are a million of them... Nice format to make this challenging.
Jan 25th, 2013 at 15:20 GMT
I have a fake element Quiz too, but it would be easy for Max, since I have fake names, not symbols. Here's a link if you want to see... http://www.sporcle.com/games/Briana83/real_element
Jan 25th, 2013 at 15:21 GMT
Ah yes, Fu. It may not be an element but it's definitely symbolic.
Jan 25th, 2013 at 15:23 GMT
Wait, Byzantium isn't an element?
Jan 25th, 2013 at 16:32 GMT
Please, no more Minefield Quizzes.
Jan 25th, 2013 at 16:53 GMT
It took me much too many repeats to realise that it wanted the fake elements to be picked. *facepalm*
Jan 25th, 2013 at 22:47 GMT
First one I clicked nailed me. Apparently they've renamed hahnium to dubnium, giving it the symbol Db.
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Jan 25th, 2013 at 23:36 GMT
At least show us the answers. Dumb quiz. Let me guess- a bunch of dislikes for me because whenever a negative comment is posted on beloved Sporcle all you fanboys do is troll
Jan 26th, 2013 at 01:57 GMT
How many tries did it take you guys just to get one right?
Jan 26th, 2013 at 11:04 GMT
Decent quiz, 14/15 .. not sure what the 15th is tho :)
Jan 28th, 2013 at 03:03 GMT
Got them all! I should, seeing as I am getting a graduate degree in Chemistry
Jan 28th, 2013 at 03:36 GMT
I'm still hoping the programmers can figure out a way for us to mark the correct ones so we won't waste time looking at them.
Jan 28th, 2013 at 15:02 GMT
57th percentile for getting only 1? Does that mean I am not as dumb as I feel?
Jan 31st, 2013 at 20:32 GMT
Easy, just pick the ones that sound like words. Well, some of them. Enjoyed Fu, though.
Feb 15th, 2013 at 05:22 GMT
It would have been interesting to see some fake answers that were just one letter long.
Feb 20th, 2013 at 05:31 GMT
SPOILER ALERT: The fake symbols are Me, Ox, Ow, Hi, Eh, Fu, It, Cc, Yo, Go, Um, Ex, Xi, By, and Ae.
Mar 3rd, 2013 at 00:34 GMT
How many tries did it take me to get at least one right? One try.
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