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2011-02-11 12:41:50 PM  
Slight change in formatting that most of you shouldn't notice, but let me know if anything is messed up.
 
2011-02-11 12:44:49 PM  
2 out of 11 correct, total points = 182

how about the fact that i got a 7/7 on the BBC quiz, that's messed up.
 
2011-02-11 12:47:11 PM  
Final Score:
5 out of 11 correct, total points = 435
Total time elapsed:
less than a minute (-24 seconds)

Wooo! I was time traveling when I took the quiz!

\Unless that's one of the bugs Unfreakable wants reported
 
2011-02-11 12:50:19 PM  
Final Score:
1 out of 11 correct, total points = 75
Total time elapsed:
1 minute (96 seconds)

wow... that's my most failyest fail ever.

/apparently, I've actually been working at work this week
 
2011-02-11 12:51:30 PM  

air_wx: Final Score:
5 out of 11 correct, total points = 435
Total time elapsed:
less than a minute (-24 seconds)

Wooo! I was time traveling when I took the quiz!

\Unless that's one of the bugs Unfreakable wants reported


Yeah, Unfreakable, I think the timing might be wrong... although it seemed to actually score right, just display wrong.
 
2011-02-11 12:52:19 PM  
Final Score:
4 out of 11 correct, total points = 328

I got the first 3 right and then went into the crapper.
 
2011-02-11 12:54:22 PM  
7/11 :)
 
2011-02-11 12:54:42 PM  
6 out of 11 correct, total points = 486
Total time elapsed:

less than a minute (-1297446702 seconds)

That seemed tough, but I ended up average, and in less than a minute!
 
2011-02-11 01:05:42 PM  
Woo! I'm #8 for the next few seconds.
 
2011-02-11 01:13:10 PM  

Unfreakable: Slight change in formatting that most of you shouldn't notice, but let me know if anything is messed up.


For those of us who managed to... win less than others, would it be possible to get links to the original thread/article that inspired the question in the first place?
 
2011-02-11 01:13:19 PM  
i missed the first one and quit - USA USA USA
 
2011-02-11 01:14:43 PM  

p the boiler: i missed the first one and quit - USA USA USA


Ha! I did the same but then felt bad and went back and finished it. Sitting in 2nd at the moment. Not gonna last.
 
2011-02-11 01:16:19 PM  
Well, my high score might corollary to comparing to the ammount of work I've got done this week.

/read - none
//boss is all over my ass
///its not my fault though!
//okay it is
 
2011-02-11 01:20:06 PM  
Final Score:
8 out of 11 correct, total points = 738
Total time elapsed:
1 minute (-76 seconds)
 
2011-02-11 01:20:11 PM  
7/11 for 520 points. Not bad for not having read a single one of those articles/headlines.
 
2011-02-11 01:20:22 PM  
9/11 and a fourth place spot that won't hold up.

Still, so this is what the Champagne Room looks like huh? I was told there was sex in the Champagne Room.
 
2011-02-11 01:21:29 PM  
2 correct. Does this mean I have a life?
 
2011-02-11 01:21:43 PM  

10 out of 11 correct, total points = 845

Woo Hoo!!! That's the best I've ever done!

 
2011-02-11 01:22:59 PM  
667. Usually I score around 200. Too much time on the intertubes this week for me.
 
2011-02-11 01:23:14 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: 9/11 and a fourth place spot that won't hold up.


I'm one point behind you, thanks to my net connection dropping in the middle. :/

/one of my headlines made the quiz. Woot!
 
2011-02-11 01:24:58 PM  
How can I spend all week on fark and not be familiar with any of these. I got 5 right, and they were all guesses.
 
2011-02-11 01:25:33 PM  
Final Score:
6 out of 11 correct, total points = 500
Total time elapsed:
1 minute (-93 seconds)

That quiz wasn't bad. My employer will be glad to know I am spending my work day wisely.
 
2011-02-11 01:30:11 PM  
Final Score:
8 out of 11 correct, total points = 634
Total time elapsed:
1 minute (64 seconds)

Not bad...

Would've gotten two more right had I not talked myself out of them.
 
2011-02-11 01:30:18 PM  

Dranar: For those of us who managed to... win less than others, would it be possible to get links to the original thread/article that inspired the question in the first place?


I'm thinking that I'll keep the quiz open through Sunday evening and close it so I can post the answers. Or maybe even sooner, close the thread after 36 hours or something.
 
2011-02-11 01:30:38 PM  
I'm looking at the negative timer bug now :)
 
2011-02-11 01:31:43 PM  
10 out of 11
29 seconds

Currently sitting in 3rd. Only missed the subway question.
 
2011-02-11 01:32:36 PM  
Damn it, first place, I had you for a brief 3-4 minutes.

I has a sad now.
 
2011-02-11 01:32:37 PM  
343 in 124s. What can I say? It's been busy at work this week...
 
2011-02-11 01:34:31 PM  
9/11
792
/ick
 
2011-02-11 01:34:47 PM  

Unfreakable: Dranar: For those of us who managed to... win less than others, would it be possible to get links to the original thread/article that inspired the question in the first place?

I'm thinking that I'll keep the quiz open through Sunday evening and close it so I can post the answers. Or maybe even sooner, close the thread after 36 hours or something.


I meant in the score rundown at the end, since we get the answers there. ...or is this one of those questions you've already answered 20 times?
 
2011-02-11 01:36:50 PM  
Final Score:
9 out of 11 correct, total points = 695

Total time elapsed:
now (0 seconds)

I'm a good guesser.
 
2011-02-11 01:37:06 PM  
7/11
649

Much better than the two abortions that were my scores for the last two weeks. Not by much though. :\
 
2011-02-11 01:38:08 PM  
1/11

www.hahaow.com
 
2011-02-11 01:41:46 PM  

Dranar: I meant in the score rundown at the end, since we get the answers there. ...or is this one of those questions you've already answered 20 times?


I've mentioned it before but I don't mind mentioning it again, it's cool.

I didn't want to put the answers into the thread before a lot of people have taken the quiz, as it would allow them to have the answer sheet before taking it. Not everybody is taking the quiz at the same time and it would let people cheat on it. I know some will do that anyway, but I want them to at least work for it.

If you're curious, some of the correct answers can be found if you search for a word in the headlines found here: http://www.fark.com/week/
 
2011-02-11 01:42:14 PM  
TOP TEN!! WOOHOO!

10/11 for an 838

progressivenation.us
 
2011-02-11 01:42:37 PM  
OK I know why the negative timer is happening. Scoring should still be correct though, even though it's time-based.
 
2011-02-11 01:42:58 PM  
That said, I might add in that function later to make the answers linkable for people to check out the original thread. That would be a pretty good feature.
 
2011-02-11 01:43:29 PM  
I only got 3 right this week. I must be working too hard
 
2011-02-11 01:44:05 PM  
6 out of 11 = 500
And a couple of those were guesses.
 
2011-02-11 01:45:35 PM  
I don't want to do any crazy ass-questions...
 
2011-02-11 01:45:58 PM  

Mike: OK I know why the negative timer is happening. Scoring should still be correct though, even though it's time-based.


No, it's not, clearly Elagabalus scored like 15 points too high. I should have the high score.

/oh god im so lonely in 2nd place
 
2011-02-11 01:46:06 PM  

Unfreakable: That said, I might add in that function later to make the answers linkable for people to check out the original thread. That would be a pretty good feature.


Yeah, that was what I was thinking, not answers in the thread itself. Sorry, should have specified.
 
2011-02-11 01:48:11 PM  
I scored a 300.

This is madness.
 
2011-02-11 01:52:53 PM  
YES! 0 of 11!!!! Perfect score, baybee!!!
 
2011-02-11 01:54:25 PM  

Dranar: Yeah, that was what I was thinking, not answers in the thread itself. Sorry, should have specified.


No, you said it right. I just have the reading comprehension of a crackhead macaque sometimes.
 
2011-02-11 01:54:37 PM  

rezin8: don't wan


Came for moved hyphen, leaving satisfied.


/8 out of 11 correct, total points = 739
//Total time elapsed: less than a minute (-8 seconds)
 
2011-02-11 01:57:28 PM  
8/11 605pts.....not bad for my first quiz ..oh and i traveled time as well -13 seconds
 
2011-02-11 01:58:04 PM  
I didn't remember one of these stories and still got a 9/11. Guess I'm good at guessing.

I must say some of the wrong answers are obviously wrong. And many of the right answers stick out like a sore thumb.
 
2011-02-11 02:00:04 PM  

acad1228: 10 out of 11 correct, total points = 845
Woo Hoo!!! That's the best I've ever done!


You're the best...around...nothin's ever gonna keep you down.
 
2011-02-11 02:01:38 PM  
Final Score:
7 out of 11 correct, total points = 623
Total time elapsed:
1 minute (106 seconds)
 
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