Many Thousands for Smart People. (in Contests)


Templar February 27 2007 3:24 AM EST

Simple enough, answer as many of the following questions as possible that have not been previously answered, and get 1000 for each one. Please note, ladies and gentlemen, that these are not questions to which i know the answer, but rather, would like to know the answer to.

When answering, please put the question number, question, and answer, and your chump change will be sent to you without delay.

1. What is Michael Jacksons nose made out of?
2. What does LSD stand for?
3. Before Mushu was in Mulan, or CB, what was it/he?
4. What is the tattoo, and the meaning of the tattoo, on Domonic Santiago 's right arm?
5. What do you call the black ski mask thing often seen on bank-robbers and swat? A three hole ______________
6. Who is Citizen Kain, and what did he do?
7. Who is Malcolm X, and what did he do?
8. What are the names of all the weapons in the game Gears of War?
9. What does ASVAB stand for?
10. How is Weapon Allowance calculated (That's a CB question, folks)
11. What rhymes with orange? (ha...)
12. What is the name of the shawl/scarf/mask thing that seems to be seen on all TV terrorists these days?

More will follow after some of these have been answered.

[T]Vestax February 27 2007 3:30 AM EST

6. Who is Citizen Kain, and what did he do?

I assume you mean Charles Foster Kain. A fictional character from the movie Citizen Kain. You can say he was a man who spent his entire life trying to reclaim the childhood he lost. That or you can say he died while saying "Rosebud". Take your pick.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] February 27 2007 3:34 AM EST


2. Lysergic acid diethylamide

6. Citizen Kane? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_kane or http://www.citizenkain.net/ which seems to be a "they" not a "him".

7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcom_x

9. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

11. There is no precise, single-word rhyme for "orange"

[T]Vestax February 27 2007 3:36 AM EST

11. What rhymes with orange? (ha...)

Vorange. Yeah, I know it's not a real word, but it still rhymes with orange.

AdminLamuness February 27 2007 3:36 AM EST

2. lysergic acid diethylamide
5. face mask
6. Citizen Kane is a film about Charles Foster Kane who seeked power in the publishing world.
7. Malcolm X was a African American human rights activist.
9. Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
11. Blorenge and sporange rhymes with orange. See here

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] February 27 2007 3:37 AM EST

1. mostly latex would be my guess
2. Lysergicsomethingorotherandit'stoolatetogoogle
3. Mushu pork is a chinese dish I think
4. Is it an asian letter? my bet is that it means "I like cheese"
5. skill mask?
6. name of a movie
7. Malcom X was a radical member of the nation of Islam, he advocated some extreme ideas about how to deal with the racial problems here in America, before eventually changing his mind and looking towards what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was pushing
8. I only saw a couple of them when my friend was playiing, but I know there was a chainsaw
9. it means you've got feed a story by a recruiter
10. very carefully
11. Door Hinge
12. a mask of gross generalization

AdminLamuness February 27 2007 3:43 AM EST

8. Gears of War weapons:
Lancer Assault Rifle
Gnasher Shotgun
Hammerburst
Longshot Sniper Rifle
Snub Pistol
Boltok Pistol
Boomshot
Torque Bow
Hammer of Dawn
Grenades
Troika Stationary Turret

AdminLamuness February 27 2007 3:48 AM EST

1. May not be specific to Michael Jackson's nose, however a typical nose surgery (rhinoplasty) will use the following materials:

Alloplastic materials: expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, silicone, and high density porous polyethylene.
Homograft materials: alloderm and irradiated costal cartilage.

Templar February 27 2007 3:57 AM EST

all paid up to date. remaining are...
3, 4, 5, 10, 12
more soon...

AdminLamuness February 27 2007 3:59 AM EST

4. On Emergence Day, Santiago lost his wife Maria. Thus, the tattoo of "Maria" written within a heart on his right arm.

[T]Vestax February 27 2007 4:00 AM EST

10. How is Weapon Allowance calculated (That's a CB question, folks)

By the server, using code written by Jon, based on a formula he deciphered from the Necronomicon. Duh.

muon [The Winds Of Fate] February 27 2007 6:41 AM EST

5) Balaclava, isn't it?

Wasp [Demon Forging] February 27 2007 6:53 AM EST

12. Hijab

muon [The Winds Of Fate] February 27 2007 7:08 AM EST

11) Depends. Britney Spears could rhyme words like "Broom" and "Hallway" so maybe you should ask her?

But, perhaps Storage and Porridge are as close as I can think of, despite the impossibility of a perfect rhyme.

Xenko February 27 2007 8:22 AM EST

5) Balaclava

10) Weapon Allowance = Trained EXP * 1.695 - 0.5112

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] February 27 2007 8:26 AM EST

Vestax is right for #11 muon, no tricks needed.
I'd have only used sporange though due to Blorenge being a proper noun.
Well done anyway Vestax, you beat me to it.
I found it out from a program called QI which is possibly the best quiz show I have ever seen.

muon [The Winds Of Fate] February 27 2007 8:30 AM EST

Wow. Thanks zoglog, this piqued my interest, so I did a quick google:


Dan Warner, of Fraser, Mich., writes, “Can you supply me with a word that rhymes with ‘orange’?”

To answer your question, I got in touch with Hilary B. Price. As the cartoonist who draws the strip “Rhymes With Orange,” she may be the world’s expert on this subject. Price told me, “Marilyn vos Savant, who writes ‘Ask Marilyn’ for Parade magazine, claims there is a word ‘sporange.’ But the word is not in my dictionary.”

“Sporange” isn’t in most dictionaries. It does appear in Webster’s Third Unabridged and in the enormous Oxford English Dictionary, both of which say it’s a variant of “sporangium,” a botanical term. Webster’s Third gives two pronunciations for “sporange”: the one you’d expect and “spuh-randj,” with the accent on the second syllable. “Spuh-randj” is the only pronunciation given in Oxford. So although “sporange” looks as if it rhymes with “orange,” whether it really does is debatable.

There is a hill in Wales called the Blorenge—but that’s a proper name, not an ordinary word. Hilary Price told me she didn’t know of any single rhyming word, either. “As far as I’m concerned,” she said, “the closest rhyme is ‘door hinge.’”

[http://www.wordcourt.com/archives.php?show=2004-05-19]

Door hinge. That's neat. Never thought of that ;-)

Xenko February 27 2007 8:35 AM EST

Now someone find something that rhymes with purple... or how about silver?

What's with all the non-rhyming colours?

[RX3]Cotillion February 27 2007 6:09 PM EST

purple and burple?... dunno if you'd consider that a real word, but I think it's a mix of Blue and Purple...

noahinohio February 27 2007 7:41 PM EST

mushu was a guardian spirit before he became a dragon

AdminNightStrike February 27 2007 9:00 PM EST

Weapon allowance is found by first converting your weapon NW into an equivalent "Weapon PR". This is then subtracted from your current MPR, and the result, if positive, is added to your PR. If negative, no change is made. To conduct the conversion, utilize the equation now in the wiki under "weapon allowance" on the "Weapons" page. It is also in a thread by roy7, the finder of said equation.

Note that the 1.695 that Verifex put in his script is inaccurate.

Templar February 27 2007 9:02 PM EST

and that's everything answered, more will come later tonight, but more likely early tomorrow morning
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