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Old 11-07-2011, 03:06 PM   #21
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(1) There's one "sport" in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?



I will disagree with this just based on the wording... even in boxing a good number of people know the 'leader' of a match... they might not know the score, or the final winner (you know, that last minute knockout)... but saying nobody knows the leader is just wrong...
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:32 PM   #22
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Since we are bashing the answers, then the answer to #5 is also wrong. A strawberry is actually a false fruit and what appear to be seeds on the surface are actually individual fruits, each containing a seed inside. I can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday but some O-Level Biology still sticks in mind from age 16

The type of fruits on the outside of a strawberry are called achenes.

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Achenes contain a single seed that nearly fills the pericarp, but does not adhere to it. In many species, what we think of as the "seed" is actually an achene, a fruit containing the seed. The seed-like appearance arises from the fact that the wall of the seed-vessel hardens and encloses the solitary seed so closely as to seem like an outer coat.

The achenes of the strawberry are familiar, where the "seeds" are achenes. Technically, the strawberry is an aggregate fruit with an aggregate of achenes, and what is eaten is accessory tissue, so this is an aggregate accessory fruit.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:46 PM   #23
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Since we are bashing the answers...
Bashing the answers? I thought folks on the forum were pointing out who really knows it all...
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:07 PM   #24
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The answer to #3 is also incorrect. Artichokes are a vegetable and my Sunset Garden book says they are reliably perennial in several climate zones, basically the warmer parts of the west coast. They will sometimes produce a crop from seed the first year in climates that are too cold for the plant to overwinter. Horseradish is also perennial. And according to this book, there are many more perennial vegetables than just those few.
Jerusalem artichokes and potatoes come to mind too.
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Neither did the author...
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Neither did the author...
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:15 PM   #27
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OK, talk about tests, here's one a friend of mine just emailed me. It supposedly tests your mental acuity to detect early signs of Alzheimer. I am reproducing it here verbatim.


Ready? Go!


How fast can you guess these words?

1. F_ _K
2. PU_S_
3. S_X
4. P_N_S
5. BOO_S
6. _ _NDOM






OK. Here are the answers. See how you fare.




1. FORK
2. PULSE
3. SIX
4. PANTS
5. BOOKS
6. RANDOM


You got them all wrong, didn't you?


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There are actually 9ways to reach base without a hit:
  1. Base on balls
  2. An error (as noted by another poster)
  3. Hit by a pitch
  4. Interference by the catcher
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#7 is scored as a hit. I suspect #8 is a hit as well, but I'm not sure.

As far as boxing, people may "know" who is winning, but boxing can be very corrupt and you just can't ever be sure how it will actually be scored, so I think that's really correct.
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Like boxing, many olympic sports (i.e. gymnastics, figure skating) include judging at the end so it is not always known who the winner is until the last participant has finished and the judges' scores are tallied.
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I assumed the sport where you didn't know the leader or the score until the end is bowling. You don't know how many balls you will throw until the last one. And you can't add up the score until you know whether you've gotten a strike or spare in the tenth frame.

Good quiz, though!
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Like boxing, many olympic sports (i.e. gymnastics, figure skating) include judging at the end so it is not always known who the winner is until the last participant has finished and the judges' scores are tallied.
Spectators may not know the FINAL score, but they know the score throughout the competition.
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Got 7.5 out of 12. But question #10 is flawed and I gave myself a half point for knowing "asparagus" for #3.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:34 AM   #33
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As far as boxing, people may "know" who is winning, but boxing can be very corrupt and you just can't ever be sure how it will actually be scored, so I think that's really correct.
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I assumed the sport where you didn't know the leader or the score until the end is bowling. You don't know how many balls you will throw until the last one. And you can't add up the score until you know whether you've gotten a strike or spare in the tenth frame.

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(1) There's one "sport" in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?

Just wanted to put the original statement along with the quotes... it states that we would not know the score OR the leader... as long as we know one of them it is not true...

As mentioned, there are boxing matches you know who is leading... the corrupt scoring is a different matter... and sure, there are matches where you can not tell...

The Olympic sports do not qualify as they score each participant after they do their activity... so when the next participant comes to do theirs, they know who is leading at that time..... they also know the score of thoses people... sure, we do not know the winner, but we do know the leader of the people who has participated...

Same with bowling.... we know the score after every ball... so we know the score and we know who is leading... sure, we do not know the final score, but that does not mean we do not know along the way... and if someone is bowling good, they might have already won the game in the 8th or 9th frame... this breaks both of the options...
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Forget about corruption in boxing. Many fights are too close for a casual observer to know for sure how the judge is scoring a fight. Do a few staggering punches offset a number of non-damaging scoring punches? Do you really know the exact criteria the judges are using? Did you miss some things that they saw, or vice versa? As I said, you may *think* you know, but you don't really know how a fight is going. Just because you will be right in an obvious one-sided match doesn't change the correct answer.
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