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Sporcle quiz
« on: December 26, 2013, 07:28:40 pm »
I thought this was4 minutes fairly well spent:

http://www.sporcle.com/games/mrsmith/insert-a-letter---clickable

I scored 23.
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 07:38:15 pm »
Nowhere near. 18. My pattern matching skills are obviously underdeveloped.
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 08:06:19 pm »
http://www.sporcle.com/games/RoyalewithCheese/capitals_aphabetical

Whether fatigue, alcohol (I have had only one pint today), age or a mixture, I scored a mere 73 on this one. There must have been at least a dozen that I knew that I knew once, but just couldn't recall, and another couple I spelled wrong.

I'll try that one again.
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 09:06:01 pm »
73 for me.  There are about as many again that I should know, but can't bring them to mind.  Annoying.
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 11:15:00 pm »

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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 11:40:20 pm »
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2013, 01:23:30 pm »
I thought this was4 minutes fairly well spent:

http://www.sporcle.com/games/mrsmith/insert-a-letter---clickable

I scored 23.

16 :-[

But I am fick so  ;D
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2013, 11:47:49 pm »

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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2014, 11:45:49 pm »
http://www.sporcle.com/games/oi96/railway-stations-in-essex

An excellent one there. I only scored 54: I missed some really obvious ones and completely forgot about a branch line until I didn't have enough time to put the stations in. Part of the confusion is that I expect placed like Upminster and Romford to be included, but they aren't s they are considered to be London.

I'll have another go, more systematically.
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 12:07:28 am »
70/74 at the second attempt. I missed one big one and three small ones, all of which I knew, but just couldn't recall in the time.
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2014, 08:26:51 pm »
Essex railway stations?  Southend, Witham and Manningtree, isn't it?  Can't think of any more ;)
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2014, 09:55:45 pm »
11 in Southend borough alone! That probably gives Southend the lowest population:station ratio of any sizeable town.
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2014, 10:05:20 pm »
Only the one nearest to the cafe where the FNRttC finishes matters! ;D
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2014, 10:20:01 pm »
That's the one on the pier then.
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2014, 10:36:45 pm »
Marks Tey is the one that matters! That's the one I use to visit friends!
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2014, 10:52:53 pm »
It's also about the best station from which to get straight out into the country for lovely rides into Suffolk. It also has a branch line.
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2014, 09:00:30 am »
You have to cross that branch line, at a level crossing instead of a bridge, to get in and out of the back of the station, which is unusual.
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2014, 10:32:50 am »
That's right - but the train on the branch line hardly ever goes over that crossing itself. It goes the other way.
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2014, 10:42:11 am »
There's a rather nice one about Essex cricketers of the 1980s - the team for the first match of each season. I'm afraid I scored 100% with almost 5 minutes left.

To be honest, it's not that hard. I would expect bobb probably to score the same as me in less time.

I did go to quite a few matches when Essex were in their pomp.

http://www.sporcle.com/games/stulaw78/essex-county-cricket-opening-match-line-up-80s
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2014, 11:30:32 am »
There's a rather nice one about Essex cricketers of the 1980s - the team for the first match of each season. I'm afraid I scored 100% with almost 5 minutes left.

To be honest, it's not that hard. I would expect bobb probably to score the same as me in less time.

I did go to quite a few matches when Essex were in their pomp.

http://www.sporcle.com/games/stulaw78/essex-county-cricket-opening-match-line-up-80s

I'm sure you posted that one previously and didn't get 100%! I tried it back then and didn't do as well as I'd hoped. I was absolutely kicking myself at the ones I'd missed.

I reckon I could get 100% now I've seen all the answers  :P

Edit: You previously got 97/110
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2014, 01:12:12 pm »
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2014, 01:32:02 pm »
http://www.sporcle.com/games/RoyalewithCheese/capitals_aphabetical

Whether fatigue, alcohol (I have had only one pint today), age or a mixture, I scored a mere 73 on this one. There must have been at least a dozen that I knew that I knew once, but just couldn't recall, and another couple I spelled wrong.

I'll try that one again.


I got 70, 35% being quoted that the average score is 60% - oh really?  methinks that's as fast as some can look them up

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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2014, 10:39:58 pm »
http://www.sporcle.com/games/RoyalewithCheese/capitals_aphabetical

Whether fatigue, alcohol (I have had only one pint today), age or a mixture, I scored a mere 73 on this one. There must have been at least a dozen that I knew that I knew once, but just couldn't recall, and another couple I spelled wrong.

I'll try that one again.


I got 70, 35% being quoted that the average score is 60% - oh really?  methinks that's as fast as some can look them up

I got 83 on trying that again. There are a few I couldn't remember the spelling for - Mongolia's capital seems to have changed its spelling quite a bit since I learned it! Some of them have changed their capital cities altogether (everyone knows Lagos is the capital of Nigeria  :P) so I have no chance of remembering the new ones.

I can sometimes recall the capitals of "new" countries like the bits of former Yugoslavia because a lot of them hosted important chess tournaments in years gone by.
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2014, 10:47:43 pm »
I was particularly annoyed by Tbilisi - which I thought was spelt Tblisi  ::-)


I learned about the dam on the Volta river in Ghana and (as it was then) the Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) at schools so I knew the capita of Burkina Faso was Ouagadougou - who could forget that name?  :D  - but I will admit to googling how to spell it while I did the quiz  O:-)
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Re: Sporcle quiz
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2014, 10:44:07 am »
I'd forgotten all about this. Glimpsed it just now in the threads list and thought, "Oh, a quiz about camping cutlery."  :D
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