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Salem
10-25-2007, 08:05 PM
I asked the following questions in another thread and no one answered a single one correctly. It's amazing that what we think is common knowledge can be so wrong.

#1-What is the largest living thing?

#2-What is the tallest mountain on Earth?

#3-Who is America named after?

#4-Who invented the telephone?

#5-What is the capital of Thailand?

2 hour full body massage to whoever gets them all correct!;)

Shadow_Ferret
10-25-2007, 08:31 PM
#1-What is the largest living thing?
The Earth

#2-What is the tallest mountain on Earth?
Its in the ocean somewhere

#3-Who is America named after?
Mr. Amer, everyone knows that.

#3-Who invented the telephone?
Fred Flintstone

#4-What is the capital of Thailand?
They will accept dollars, but prefer plastic

Salem
10-25-2007, 08:35 PM
#1-What is the largest living thing?
The Earth No

#2-What is the tallest mountain on Earth?
Its in the ocean somewhere Yes

#3-Who is America named after?
Mr. Amer, everyone knows that. Ha ha

#3-Who invented the telephone?
Fred Flintstone Close ;)

#4-What is the capital of Thailand?
They will accept dollars, but prefer plastic Silly!

Anyone else?

PeeDee
10-25-2007, 08:43 PM
I asked the following questions in another thread and no one answered a single one correctly. It's amazing that what we think is common knowledge can be so wrong.

#1-What is the largest living thing?

General Sherman! Or fungus.

#2-What is the tallest mountain on Earth?

Mauna Kea

#3-Who is America named after?

Ameriggo Vespucci


#3-Who invented the telephone?

Alexander Graham Bell

#4-What is the capital of Thailand?

Sigh. No idea.

2 hour full body massage to whoever gets them all correct!;)

Close...

Salem
10-25-2007, 08:46 PM
PeeDee, you got #1 and #2 right. The largest living thing is a mushroom that takes up over 2200 hundred acres. :)

PeeDee
10-25-2007, 08:47 PM
I thought that was debunked? *goes to research*

Oh. Huh. And here I thought the record was still technically the 1500 kilometer fungus field. I haven't read about this stuff recently.

I also got #3 and #3 right, you know!

Shadow_Ferret
10-25-2007, 08:49 PM
I'm thinking my Earth trumps his piddly little mushroom.

PeeDee
10-25-2007, 08:50 PM
Last I heard about the giant mushroom in Oregon (this was years ago) scientists were still contesting if it really was all the honey mushroom, or if it was multiple mushrooms and other fungi which were forming a sort of mega-organism which took on the dominate characteristics of the honey mushroom.

It's so much cooler that it's all one mushroom, though. It'd be cooler if it was ABOVE ground.

Salem
10-25-2007, 08:56 PM
They confirmed that it is actually one single organism. It would be cooler it it was above ground though. I'd want to run all over it and smash it and squish it between my toes.

Salem
10-25-2007, 09:30 PM
Maybe these questions will be easier to answer. Personally I have no clue what the answers are but I'm very curious...

#1 what is the deal with AW and chocolate pants?

#2 why are there so many Hello Kitty avatars?

#3 what is the deal with "flouncing?"

#4 why must Orlando Bloom be connected to everything?

C.bronco
10-25-2007, 09:33 PM
I asked the following questions in another thread and no one answered a single one correctly. It's amazing that what we think is common knowledge can be so wrong.

#1-What is the largest living thing? A Redwood treeGodzilla

#2-What is the tallest mountain on Earth? Mt. EverestOh! Is it a mountain beneath the surface of an ocean?

#3-Who is America named after? Americus VespucciBank of America or Franco American Spaghetti and Meatballs

#3-Who invented the telephone? BellBill Gates

#4-What is the capital of Thailand? I forget, or never knew. One of the two.Hoboken

2 hour full body massage to whoever gets them all correct!;)
I missed out on the massage, but did this without googling.
My second try is in blue.

Salem
10-25-2007, 09:34 PM
Sorry C. Bronco, all wrong! Try again!

C.bronco
10-25-2007, 09:38 PM
Thanks Salem! This one is much easier.

Maybe these questions will be easier to answer. Personally I have no clue what the answers are but I'm very curious...

#1 what is the deal with AW and chocolate pants? Ray has choclate pants, and we are obsessed with them.

#2 why are there so many Hello Kitty avatars? They belong to those still coping with the warm and fuzzy feelings associated with The Great Hello Kitty Edpidemic of 2007.

#3 what is the deal with "flouncing?" Some people make grand exit speeches (see template). Others "flounce" for fun and/or to be obnoxious, which is inherently fun.
#4 why must Orlando Bloom be connected to everything? Because he is Orlando Bloom (and he has contributed greatly to the status of eggplants in the global community).
There. What did I win? A kitteh?

Devil Ledbetter
10-25-2007, 09:39 PM
Maybe these questions will be easier to answer. Personally I have no clue what the answers are but I'm very curious...

#1 what is the deal with AW and chocolate pants?

#2 why are there so many Hello Kitty avatars?

#3 what is the deal with "flouncing?"

#4 why must Orlando Bloom be connected to everything?I can solve all of the above with one answer: Scarlett Peaches.

It's all her fault.

writerterri
10-25-2007, 09:42 PM
Everyone knows that God is the largest living thing. tch.


And flouncing gets AW's juices flowing.


That's all I got.

Salem
10-25-2007, 10:07 PM
Well that clears a lot of things up. Thanks guys!

Now what about those first questions? Anyone? Anyone?

Foinah
10-25-2007, 10:12 PM
I asked the following questions in another thread and no one answered a single one correctly. It's amazing that what we think is common knowledge can be so wrong.

#1-What is the largest living thing? Yup, the fungi is still recorded as the largest

#2-What is the tallest mountain on Earth? Above sea is Mt. Everest, from base to top (including undersea) it is Mauna Kea (sp?)

#3-Who is America named after? Amerigo Vesspuci -- mapmaker to Columbus

#3-Who invented the telephone? A. G. Bell

#4-What is the capital of Thailand? Bangkok! (HaiYahh!)

2 hour full body massage to whoever gets them all correct!;)


Trivia is my thang, baby!!! I owned a bar -- come on! Useless knowledge is my forte.

ETA: I just googled the phone thing -- You are shooting for the German, no? Perhaps the Frenchman? Ahhh, cheeky! Bell has the patent, though and higher quality results.

Thailand? Are you looking for the former capital? Hmmm?

Ahh, horn hats for omme-rike. One theory, I guess.

rhymegirl
10-25-2007, 10:21 PM
#1-What is the largest living thing?

Some kind of turtle, right? Forget which one.

#2-What is the tallest mountain on Earth?

Mauna Kea

#3-Who is America named after?

That woman on Ugly Betty?

#4-Who invented the telephone?
Alexander Graham Bell

#5-What is the capital of Thailand?

Uh????????????? Bangkok???

2 hour full body massage to whoever gets them all correct!;)

Salem
10-25-2007, 10:25 PM
Foinah got the first 2 right.

3,4 and 5 are still wrong.

America is not named after Vespucci, A.G. Bell did not invent the telephone and Bangkok is not the capital of Thailand.

Keep trying!

rhymegirl
10-25-2007, 10:30 PM
How about Richard Amerik, a British merchant--America named after?

rhymegirl
10-25-2007, 10:32 PM
How about Philipp Reis for the telephone inventor???

Foinah
10-25-2007, 10:37 PM
Foinah got the first 2 right.

3,4 and 5 are still wrong.

America is not named after Vespucci, A.G. Bell did not invent the telephone and Bangkok is not the capital of Thailand.

Keep trying!

I googled and got the answers you are probably looking for...I added an ETA: to my post above with vague references to the answers.

threedogpeople
10-25-2007, 10:37 PM
quiet voice...I thought that a stand of quaking aspen were the largest organism on earth (they are genetically identical and share a single root system). I looked it up (cause you gave me doubt) and who is correct depends on how you define "largest".


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Largest_organism


Also, America (only South America in the beginning) was named for Amerigo Vespucci BUT the name was first applied by a map maker in 1507 (Martin Waldseemueller).

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a4_021.html


Meucci?? invented the telephone.

Taipai is the capital of Thailand, I think.

The other two, I don't know without cheating.

rhymegirl
10-25-2007, 10:47 PM
Is that last one a trick question and you are really asking about their capital, as in money?

Their currency is called baht.

BenPanced
10-25-2007, 10:59 PM
I asked the following questions in another thread and no one answered a single one correctly. It's amazing that what we think is common knowledge can be so wrong.
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#4-What is the capital of Thailand?
The letter "T"! Duh!

writerterri
10-26-2007, 03:07 AM
Who's that guy in my avatar? First one who gets it get's a rep.

Zelenka
10-26-2007, 03:32 AM
The telephone one - there was the guy - Elisha Grey? or Gray, who invented it before AG Bell, but Bell did something tricky to do with patents or something and got in there saying he'd invented it?

Deadbeat 007
10-26-2007, 10:13 AM
Who's that guy in my avatar? First one who gets it get's a rep.

He's Bob! Bob loves Enzyte. :D

writerterri
10-26-2007, 12:41 PM
He's Bob! Bob loves Enzyte. :D


You got it!


dork.

Salem
10-30-2007, 07:33 AM
#1-What is the largest living thing? A mushroom in Oregon takes up over 2200 acres.

#2-What is the tallest mountain on Earth? Mauna kea is the tallest. Everest is the highest.

#3-Who is America named after? Richard Ameryk, who funded John Cabot's expedition.

#4Who invented the telephone? Antonio Meucci. Unfortunately for him he couldn't afford to pay for the patent and Bell got the credit.

#5What is the capital of Thailand? Krung Thep (I might have spelled that wrong.) Bangkok hasn't been the capital for two hundred years but for some reason Americans (and probably other people in other countries) still think it is.





2 hour full body massage to whoever gets them all correct!;)

Well, here are the answers according to a book I recently bought about ignorance!