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Moontide Triva

Postby Moontide » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:07 pm

Every once and a while, when the existence of this thread touches my memory, I have sufficient cash, and I think it would be enjoyable, I will post a trivia question or riddle and the first person to answer correctly gets a prize:

You can research the question using any method that you desire.

The first question: What is this called "⁂"?
prize = $5
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Tikvah » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:25 pm

I think it's an asterism.
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Moontide » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:25 pm

Tikvah is correct


Next question: Who is the first King of Hanover not to be born in England?
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Isaiah the Ox » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:33 pm

George V, who was born in Berlin.
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Moontide » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:06 pm

OxR is correct. The first King of Hanover not to be born in England is George V of Hanover, not to be confused with George V of Britain.

This is a riddle of sorts: Sodium + Iron = Rubidium, how?
The first person to post how sodium + Iron = rubidium, will get $5.
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby bookworm » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:35 am

Moontide wrote:This is a riddle of sorts: Sodium + Iron = Rubidium, how?
11+26=37
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Moontide » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:56 pm

Bookworm is correct!

The atomic numbers of sodium and iron add to make the atomic number of rubidium.

I don't feel like posting another question right now, but I if someone could post after me so I can post again when I do feel like it that would be nice.
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby bookworm » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:00 pm

Is there a restriction on answering two in a row?
(And I realize this isn't the kind of post you want because you need to respond to it, thus negating me making it for 'next post' purposes ;) )
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Moontide » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:21 pm

Nope. Anyone can answer.
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby bookworm » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:07 pm

Okay, thanks.
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Moontide » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:45 pm

Here is the next question:
What is the website that is named after a Honolulu International Airport shuttle about roughly?

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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby bookworm » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:46 am

Moontide wrote:What is the website that is named after a Honolulu International Airport shuttle about roughly?
I'm assuming that would be Wikipedia, so it's an online encyclopedia.
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Moontide » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:05 pm

While Wikipedia is named after that bus indirectly, I am looking for website named after the bus directly. However, my wording of my question was ambiguous, so you get prize money anyway.


The first person to say the topic of the website directly named after the bus get another $10.
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Tikvah » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:21 pm

The WikiWikiWeb, about software design patterns?
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Moontide » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:59 pm

Tikvah wins the prize. However, I am feel lazy and am not going to post another question right now. If someone else could post after me, that would be nice.
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby bookworm » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:07 pm

You could also just leave that for now, then repost the winner announcement with the new question when you're ready to continue. ;)

I'll take the free post opportunity though. :-
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Moontide » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:51 am

New question for $30

How is the set of numbers {1,4,5,8,3} related to Conway's Game of Life?


Clue: think about grids of numbers.
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby PennyWise » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:51 am

Is it an algorithm?
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Moontide » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:34 pm

Not exactly.

New clue:
Think about a 3x3 grid of numbers
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Re: Moontide Triva

Postby Agent 86 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:00 pm

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