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Aug 6th, 2012 at 23:06 GMT
Use of headlines have changed A LOT since the 19th century. When searching for headlines for this quiz, I discovered that almost NONE of the newspapers used headlines at all before around 1900. And if there were, they were very small. So on some I just had to take the first headline I could find that fits, or almost fits, the standard I want and deals with one of the historical events I want. So I excpect at least some of them to be a bit hard, but please let me know if any are too hard!
Aug 6th, 2012 at 23:44 GMT
I was able to somewhat understand the one in Spanish, but you may want to find a different headline or translate it to English for those who don't understad Spanish and/or don't know that the Malvinas refer to the Falklands.
Aug 6th, 2012 at 23:55 GMT
I get your point, but for myself, I somehow like it as it is. I don't understand Spanish as well, but I guess most people will be able to work out the keywords (and I think of "decoding" Malvinas as part of the challenge). But of course I'll find another one if most people agree or if stands out as especially hard in the stats. Thanks for feedback!
Aug 7th, 2012 at 08:47 GMT
I agree with Nor on the Spanish... all I knew was Argentina was jubilant about something, but I sorta made it out. Worst case scenario, you nail the rest of the quiz and just pick what's left.
Aug 25th, 2012 at 17:31 GMT
Loved this quiz, great use of the format. The Spanish clue I thought was fine. I don't speak Spanish but I know Malvinas. If you don't there's probably something you can pick out. Also thankyou so much for not making this a minefield! 5 globes
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Sep 8th, 2012 at 04:25 GMT
Jack the Ripper checks under his bed for JaMarcus Russell everynight before he goes to sleep
Sep 8th, 2012 at 06:23 GMT
Ah, history, how I suck at thee :)
Sep 8th, 2012 at 09:43 GMT
The Spanish clue was one of the easier ones for me. There are only 2 events in Argentina that most Americans would know. Evita didn't have much to do with islands so I figured it had to be Falklands, Thatcher was PM, Reagan was pres, hello 1980s. Really loved the quiz even though I was off by a decade for several.
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Sep 8th, 2012 at 16:37 GMT
I love this kind of quiz. However, I think that they should avoid including events that occurred in the first or last year of a decade.
Sep 8th, 2012 at 16:48 GMT
@debbiedoesnothin: actually, Evita would have been more difficult than Malvinas/Falklands. Even someone who knows Spanish, seeing a headline mentioning Eva Perón, would have doubted between the late 1940s and the early 1950s. With the islands there was no doubt about the decade (what events deserving a headline happened in the Malvinas/Falklands other than the war of 1982?)
Sep 8th, 2012 at 17:25 GMT
@dancastro: actually, the sky is blue.
Sep 8th, 2012 at 21:40 GMT
And, only half answer the event that is currently occurring correctly...
Sep 11th, 2012 at 13:35 GMT
The Jack the Ripper one caught me out because there was a very infamous incident in the UK in the 1980s when someone sent a tape recording to the police looking for the Yorkshire Ripper in which the caller said "I'm Jack" and claimed responsibility for the Ripper murders.
Sep 14th, 2012 at 15:23 GMT
Really fun and well-done quiz. A bit too much gold, maybe.
Sep 14th, 2012 at 20:43 GMT
Thank you San Francisco 49ers :)
Nov 10th, 2012 at 21:20 GMT
Falklands caught me out - I knew what it was about, and that the original incident was in the 80s, but Argentina have been stirring it up recently and it was all over the news this year, so thought it could be 2010s.
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