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Reply #210
« on: March 09, 2012, 08:03:22 AM »
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Yeah that's ridiculous! They could have made things so much easier just by saying "Which historical figure..."

Did the contestant get it correct?
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« on: March 09, 2012, 08:09:15 AM »
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Yes, she did, but I would have gotten it wrong because I know too much background. The contestant guessed.
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« on: March 09, 2012, 10:27:35 AM »
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I was watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" yesterday and one of the questions was "Which world leader was so afraid of being poisoned that he chewed arsenic to build up a tolerance?"

That thing still on?  I thought it died years ago.



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The choices were Rasputin, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Stalin.  I would have gone with either Caesar or Alexander, but they said the right answer was Rasputin!

If I had been the contestant on that day, I would have lodged a complaint as Rasputin may have chewed arsenic (and I have never read about that in any bio of him) but he was never a World Leader! (Unless being the power behind that throne qualifies him as one.)

I would lodge a complaint too.  Rasputin was never a world leader.  Duh!
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« on: March 09, 2012, 10:59:57 AM »
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Alixz that happens to me often in local games of Quizzo (AKA Pub Quiz, AKA "trivia"). I'll have something bordering on expert level knowledge of a topic but get the answer wrong, simply because of the strange way it is worded or because I over think the answer. Someone else with more limited education on the subject will then end up getting it correct because they aren't pulling from as many options or confused by the multiple variables.

Like the person who knocks out better players at the poker table because of a ridiculous bet they made that lucked out for them. Conversely I guess too much knowledge can sometimes be a dangerous thing, such as...

Q: Which "world leader" was so afraid of being poisoned that he chewed arsenic to build up a tolerance?

Expert Player #1 - "Well I know Rasputin chewed arsenic but this whole "word leader" thing is throwing me off. Rasputin is the one that's clearly not like the others so I'll toss him out of the equation.
Semi-Knowledgeable Player #2 - "Hmmm Rasputin did some crazy things, I didn't realize he was a world leader though. Still more likely than the other three, I guess..."
No Clue Player #3 - "Oh I hate history, but I think I heard of some of these guys...25% chance, OK, Rasputin it is!" lol

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« on: March 10, 2012, 12:21:51 AM »
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I'd have the same problem, I know too much Smiley
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