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Aug 17th, 2010 at 09:05 GMT
As ever, please let me know of any omissions or mistakes in the accepted answers so the quiz can be fixed for everyone else. I've tried to be quite generous with the time limit. It was quite a difficult one to gauge so if consensus is that there is far too much or too little I'll amend it.
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Aug 17th, 2010 at 10:57 GMT
I'd possibly shave a minute or two off the time. Though I guess it all depends how long you take on the word search.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 10:58 GMT
ps. great quiz! nice mixture of answers within the topics.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 11:25 GMT
Actually I think there isn't enough time.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 12:21 GMT
An absolute pleasure to play :) I did find a couple of the celebrations obscure but still found them funny. Time seemed OK to me.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 13:08 GMT
no way could I complete this in 15 minutes
Aug 17th, 2010 at 14:11 GMT
Wow. Five globes- One for the time and effort this must have taken. One for the technical know-how to get it done. One for including Rowling, Adams, Pratchett and Tolkien. One for the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Pi and Talk Like a Pirate Day (Arrrrgh!). And finally, one for convincing me that I should start my own religion with the god "Cheeanlaetno." One small correction- the quiz does not take Tolkien without the 'JRR'.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 15:44 GMT
Quality quiz. Extra minute wouldn't go amiss though.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 15:55 GMT
Ugh, of course! Pi Day!
Aug 17th, 2010 at 16:22 GMT
Could you please accept alternate spellings for Hanukkah? Otherwise, awesome quiz.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 16:34 GMT
5 globes for a fantastic quiz in 14 of 15 categories, -5 globes for making me re-live organic chemistry lol.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 19:23 GMT
I was typing in Honda and got Ho Chi Minh. I don't know if that's supposed to do that.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 19:42 GMT
Maybe the best quiz on sporcle.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 19:48 GMT
Wow, thanks for all the quick feedback everyone. Wasn't expecting to come home to this many comments. The general consensus seems to be more time needed so I've added 2 minutes. I think this should be enough now that everyone can get all the pictures they are likely to get and have a fair crack at the wordsearch at the end.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 19:49 GMT
@Hejman: Thanks a lot. It did take far longer to put together than I'd originally expected. I had attempted to accept Tolkien but in my haste had accidentally accepted Tolkein instead. Whoops. Thanks for pointing it out. I before E except after C........Never mind.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 19:52 GMT
@Wildebeest: Sure thing. It now accepts Hannukah, Chanukah, Chanukkah and Hanukah in addition to what was accepted before. If there are any specific variations I've missed please add them to the comments so I know exactly what people want added.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 19:56 GMT
@bmo1616: Yeah, I know. Tell me about it. I'm a physicist and had originally planned a nice Astronomy section for the science page but the backgrounds were all black and blue and it looked ugly and out of place alongside the other pages so I had to scrap it. Shame. I managed to force a biological molecule in there as a concession.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 20:00 GMT
@mrpotwtf69: Yeah, I don't really like that either but I believe in Vietnamese the first name, Ho is the surname so should really be accepted in Sporcle. I think there would be complaints either way. Weirdly, about 10% more people have managed to get Honda than Ho Chi Minh so it looks like a lot of people are typing Honda so fast they aren't getting the cheeky bonus. If I'm just wrong about the Vietnamese surname thing then can someone please point it out? I would love a good excuse to get rid of accepting 'Ho'.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 20:08 GMT
@isildur: Aww, you're sweet :). But I'm sure you're mistaken. Nothing will ever top 'Countries of the World'! Also, sorry to everyone for hyper inflating my comments count like this. It's not something I like to make a habit out of. I just had a lot of people I wanted to reply to at once and it would have got messy in a single comment. Is there a way to separate distinct paragraphs in Sporcle comments? I've never been able to make it work.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 20:09 GMT
haven't played it yet, but it looks great!
Aug 17th, 2010 at 20:26 GMT
Hmmm.. how does this not have a unanimous 5 rating? Nominated. And with only ~200 plays, it proves that the best quizzes aren't always the most played.. Though I expect a lot more plays for this little guy in the future ;)
Aug 17th, 2010 at 20:56 GMT
Aug 17th, 2010 at 22:17 GMT
Again, great quiz, but I would accept the Mexican holiday "Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)" for the skull considering a skull is the symbol of that holiday.
Aug 17th, 2010 at 22:35 GMT
Super quiz, but I could have used more time. I appreciate I finally got to utilize the hours spent learning organic chemistry
Aug 17th, 2010 at 22:53 GMT
Wow. Sulphuric acid, Mickey Mouse, Talk Like a Pirate Day and Horatio Caine all in one quiz.
As for paragraphs, you type br between these: < >
Aug 17th, 2010 at 23:52 GMT
I CAN'T BELIEVE I MISSED KYRGYZSTAN!!! lol And l call myself a sporcler....
Aug 18th, 2010 at 01:31 GMT
Yay for the inclusion of Terry Pratchett! Boo for the fact that only 11.7% get him. Definitely a 5/5 from me.
Aug 18th, 2010 at 03:25 GMT
@bazmerelda- You're not hyper-inflating your comments count, your own comments don't count in the total. @Sporctastic- hopefully the highly rated quizzes will start getting more plays since the Sporcle admins added the ratings column to the user played screen today- a very smart and much appreciated move.
Aug 18th, 2010 at 06:12 GMT
@bazmerelda - an easy way to avoid the free "Ho" answers would be to replace the Honda icon with a different car company (there must be lots that would work). Anyway, very impressive quiz!
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Aug 18th, 2010 at 06:13 GMT
Great quiz as far as your effort put into it. Somehow, it didn't give me Ghandi, and I think I spelled it right. As for Manny, couldn't you have picked an athlete with an easier last name to spell?? Considering I usually do very well on sports quizzes, and only knew four of those pictured, I'd say that this might be WAAAYY too difficult. I gave up about halfway through the categories. BTW, under the JFF word search, what am I missing with Neptune? Is he a Roman god or something?
Aug 18th, 2010 at 07:38 GMT
@SaintsfanJoe It's Gandhi. Ghandi is a common mistake though.
Great quiz! Funny that I aced the movies section even though I rarely get more than 5% on a movie quiz (unless it deals with LOTR, of course), while I didn't so hot in areas I thought I would've done well. I managed to get Alonso because I couldn't really tell who the football (yes, I do mean soccer) player was - I decided to try random players I knew and by sheer chance I tried Xabi Alonso (well, just Alonso!). And erm, yes, I do know he plays for Real Madrid, not Barca...of course I did.
And then you put Tolkien and Orwell side by side. That's just...pure awesome.
Aug 18th, 2010 at 10:13 GMT
@Hejman: That's great. I didn't want to think I was cheating. And thanks for giving me my first ever Editor Pick :D. With regards to the ratings column, does anyone else now find themselves even more tempted to click on the low rated ones to see how they got so many plays AND such a low rating. It just makes me extra curious.
@tashmar: You're right. I was just hoping to avoid having to amend anything in the slideshow because it's a bit of a faff. I'll go and do it now. The fixed version should be up in 5-10 minutes or so.
@SaintsfanJoe: I now accept Ghandi since it is a common mistake. I also accept both Pac Man and The Mexicutioner for Manny Pacquiao for anyone having trouble spelling him. He's easily the most recognisable man in boxing at the moment so it had to be him. I tried to cover a broad range of sports to give people a challenge. I'm a big sports fan and I reckon if I'd done this quiz I would have definately got 6 and could have maybe guessed a 7th. I like that page the way it is so I think I'll keep it. Sorry to hear you had to give up half way through. Over 50% of people get over 50% of the answers though so the difficulty looks fine. Each category is different so there is always a chance to boost your score with a good round later on. In my opinion some of the easiest sections are near the end (Movies, Television & Misc). Yes, Neptune is the Roman name for the Greek god Poseidon. You found my red herring! I thought I'd lost it because I couldn't remember what it was or where I'd put it. I also used to have Thor but accidentally typed Aphrodite through him. I know it is cruel on an already difficult section of the quiz but I just couldn't help myself.
@bmo1616: I wasn't going to accept that because the image is a skull and crossbones (Pirates! Yarrr!) and not just a skull (Dia de los Muertos) but your comment has been rated up a lot so it looks like most people agree. I'll go add it now. Cheers for the input everyone.
Aug 18th, 2010 at 13:51 GMT
Pure awesome. Let the Flash games begin!
Aug 18th, 2010 at 14:28 GMT
i just spelled Manny Pacquiao correct on my first attempt and blew my freakin mind!!
Aug 18th, 2010 at 14:59 GMT
very fun game
Aug 18th, 2010 at 15:34 GMT
For the chemists, you probably ought to include the correct names of some of the compounds e.g. sodium hydrogencarbonate for sodium bicarbonate and polychloroethene for PVC (I didn't try polyvinylchloride, but assume that would be OK). Good quiz otherwise - other than the fact that I scored zero on sports, music (no classical?) and gaming!
Aug 18th, 2010 at 15:59 GMT
My high school math teach would be so proud that i got 'Pi Approximation Day'...my college chem teach would be equally as disappointing that I only managed to recognize H2O. great great quiz, hoping for a sequel!
Aug 18th, 2010 at 16:00 GMT
This is no ordinary quiz. This is an epic.
Aug 18th, 2010 at 16:05 GMT
@riddler: I'd originally accepted a lot more variations for answers in every category, including the ones you suggested for the Science section. Unfortunately when I tested the quiz there was an occasional, but noticeable delay in accepting an answer. It's a problem I've had before with quizzes that have many (and/or possibly long) acceptable answers. Often, people will backspace an answer before the end of the delay and ask why their legitimate answer wasn't accepted. It's just a balancing act between accepting all the variants people are likely to try and keeping the quiz fast. I may have gone too far with my culling in the science section. I'll have a look at it. With regards to the music section, I did look into having a classical composer and it was something I did want to include. The problem is that as I have absolutely zero knowledge of classical music I really couldn't trust myself to pick a recognisable image of anyone. I just imagined that I'd end up with a mis-tagged portrait of someone completely irrelevant.
Aug 18th, 2010 at 16:46 GMT
Love the quiz. Admire the hard work and effort put in. Thank you for providing me a fun 17 minutes (or less, I may have given up a tad early). One suggestion, since there are so many different spellings for Channukah, it took me 2 or 3 tries to enter that. Try to include as many different spellings as possible. •Chanuka •Chanukah •Chanukkah •Channukah •Hanukah •Hannukah •Hanukkah •Hanuka •Hanukka •Hanaka •Haneka •Hanika •Khanukkah
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