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2021-10-22 4:35:36 PM  
Welcome to the Fark Weird News Quiz!
If this is your first time here, you can start the Quiz by clicking on the Fark user image logo next to the headline above, or here:

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2021-10-22 4:50:24 PM  
So last week Americans and Aussies learned that we've been pronouncing IKEA wrong all along - it's supposed to be "EE-kee-uh", not "eye-KEE-uh". Well, slap my figesgröden and call me Frünkwällen, if this doesn't blow my whole weekend. I mean, I get why Ole' Ingvar Kamprad named it that. It's cool. He had a business plan and he deserves his success. But is it too hard to ask for a bit of a pronunciation guide to help out the people they're selling it to? I mean, the first tip-off should have been that no one outside of Scandinavia has any idea how to pronounce half their products. But I guess they were just too polite about it, especially since people were buying their products. It's like finding out at the end of the school year when the parents of your friend John, the foreign exchange student from Germany arrive and are looking for their son "Yan" and you're like "who?" and then you don't know whether you should keep calling him "John" since that's all you've even known him as.

Anyway, take the quiz and come back and tell us how you did and your experience with pronouncing foreign words incorrectly.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues.
 
2021-10-22 4:51:07 PM  
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2021-10-22 4:53:03 PM  
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2021-10-22 4:54:10 PM  
You too will be assimilated.

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2021-10-22 5:07:32 PM  
Easy quiz lived up to its name for me this week.  A little too slow to get top score, but at least got them all correct on it.

Hard quiz not so much.
 
2021-10-22 5:09:40 PM  
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2021-10-22 5:10:10 PM  
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2021-10-22 5:37:48 PM  
Me, every time I go to Ikea looking for a desk:

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"What is this, furniture for smurfs?"
 
2021-10-22 5:44:00 PM  
I can't do contact lenses.  I can't overcome my blink instinct when I see a finger going towards my eye.
 
2021-10-22 9:21:24 PM  
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2021-10-22 9:21:50 PM  

NM Volunteer: I can't do contact lenses.  I can't overcome my blink instinct when I see a finger going towards my eye.


Once you're used to them, the peripheral vision is addicting.
 
2021-10-22 9:22:40 PM  
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2021-10-22 11:03:19 PM  
Ikea by Jonathan Coulton (Kinetic Typography)
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2021-10-23 3:42:02 AM  

ox45tallboy: NM Volunteer: I can't do contact lenses.  I can't overcome my blink instinct when I see a finger going towards my eye.

Once you're used to them, the peripheral vision is addicting.


Also, I discovered (waaaay too late in life) that I didn't suck at playing outfield, just that the distortion from my coke bottle lenses caused me to misjudge fly balls.

Did fine behind the plate, though.

/20/400 OS
//20/700 OD
///gamer's reflexes
 
2021-10-23 6:44:26 AM  

NM Volunteer: I can't do contact lenses.  I can't overcome my blink instinct when I see a finger going towards my eye.


While holding my eye open with my hand from the fats side, I look towards my nose, then put the lens in closer to the ear, and then blink until it aligns.  Occasionally I need to give it a slight nudge towards the middle after putting it in

To remove them, I open my eye wide, press down on my eyelashes and close my eye, which usually ejects it.  Just be ready to catch with the other hand, and don't leave the sink drain open

The only time I really have to get my fingers in there is if it decides to not align with blinking, and folds up under an eyelid.  But even then, it's not looking at your finger going in, as it's the white part.  (And I just pull the led down or up, so it's not over the lens, then blink the lens out)

/working from old memory
//been about 4 years since I've worn them
 
2021-10-23 5:49:47 PM  
Almost always get 7-8 right... This time was a record setter for me! 10 out of 11.. The one I missed, ironically for me, was the "Palm" question.
I was a longtime fan of the Palm series of devices from the late 90's into almost 2010.  Just like early PC companies, palm could have sealed up the smartphone market early. their apps were more mature when Apple came out with their phone, but Palm didn't put out a phone for years after the iPhone, and it had a tiny screen (much smaller than regular Palm devices).  Went to android after that.
 
2021-10-23 6:13:58 PM  
I would really appreciate it if you farkers would not do the quiz when you see my name in the top 10. My mom's fridge is looking bare these days. I need a win.
 
2021-10-24 3:53:34 AM  
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