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  • #76
    Re: How Smart Are You?

    well I'll take a stab at this

    PACER
    CAPER
    RECAP
    CRAPE

    and just in case PERCA, heck its in a dictionary http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/perca

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    • #77
      Re: How Smart Are You?

      Good job Ristin!
      Moving up on the board.................

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      #19
      Below are some city names. Which one of them is least like the others and why?
      London
      Washington
      Paris
      Shanghai

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      • #78
        Re: How Smart Are You?

        Shanghai. Several reasons: It's not the capitol city of a country. It's not a name that is doubled as a common person's name, and it's not only a city, but a province. It's also the only city not sharing the same spelling in english as it's native language (london and washington are spelled the same because english is native, and paris is spelled the same in both french and english)

        Also, Washington, if referring to the District of Columbia, as it is not technically a city, but a district and not confined within any state, province, or other subdivision of national status. It's also the only city whose pronunciation contains more then two syllables.

        Otherwise, all four share similar attributes: all four have a river running through them. All four have been or currently are the capitol city of a country, all four also share common city/town namesakes in the united states (yes, there are several places in the US called Shanghai, check google maps for "shanghai, USA"), and all four are widely regarded as cultural, political and economic mecca of their countries.

        London is the only city name not containing the vowel A, vowel I, or consonant S.

        Theres a lot more, but I dont feel like writing a 20 page article on why any one of these cities stands apart from the others.

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        • #79
          Re: How Smart Are You?

          washington is the only one with more than 2 syllables
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          • #80
            Re: How Smart Are You?

            Paris has no repeated letters
            "Give a man a match and he'll be warm for a minute. Light the man on fire, and he will be warm for the rest of his life"

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            • #81
              Re: How Smart Are You?

              Heh... Looks like this one is too vague...

              I would point out that the question is about the city names, not the actual cities. I suspect that Ferris' first paragraph and/or Ddogg's response are closest to the answer that we seek...
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              • #82
                Re: How Smart Are You?

                Yep, like Cingular said, guess this question was too vague. Ferris Bueller actually got their version of the correct answer right off. They were looking for the fact that it is not a capital city. Then he goes all out and comes up with other reasons.
                But because it was so vague, I think DdogG deserves credit too because his is also correct.
                And Icehawk, I'm sorry, but unless I am looking at it wrong, Washington, also has no repeat letters, but better luck next time.
                So we will got with +1 for DdogG and Ferris

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                Ok, time for another:


                #20
                John is 4 times as old as Mary was 2 years ago.
                In 7 years, Mary will be as old as John is now.

                How old are John and Mary now?



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                • #83
                  Re: How Smart Are You?

                  john is 12 and Mary is 5
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                  • #84
                    Re: How Smart Are You?

                    John is 12 years old

                    Mary is 5 years old.

                    EDIT: DAMN
                    Last edited by Sir-Nerd; 04-26-2008, 09:28 PM. Reason: DAMN
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                    • #85
                      Re: How Smart Are You?

                      Heh, I'm still in the top 3. I'm surprised after another 4 pages I'm not at the bottom of the list. :p

                      I'll wait for the next riddle.
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                      • #86
                        Re: How Smart Are You?

                        Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
                        And Icehawk, I'm sorry, but unless I am looking at it wrong, Washington, also has no repeat letters, but better luck next time.


                        WashiNgtoN

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                        • #87
                          Re: How Smart Are You?

                          Epic looking-at-it-wrong.

                          Unless you use the ng ligature, in which case it Washiŋton wouldn't be wroŋ at all.

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                          • #88
                            Re: How Smart Are You?

                            Bamboo we need another one.
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                            Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional.

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                            • #89
                              Re: How Smart Are You?

                              Sorry guys, work kicked my butt last 2 days, and I fell asleep on the couch when I got home last night before checking in.
                              And Icehawk is correct, my bad. Was a bit blurry eyed when I did last post, so +1 to you as well.
                              And +1 for DdogG as well for the question above.

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                              To make up for my absence, I will do a question and a bonus question:


                              I will have to trust that no one will use the internet to try and find the answers to these 2 questions.
                              Agreed?

                              #21
                              The word MOUNTAINEER has just one real anagram in English. What is it.

                              #22
                              Fill in the blanks to come up with the names of major cities.

                              _ _ L _ A _ K _ _
                              _ Y _ _ C _ S _
                              _ _ F _ A L O
                              M _ _ T _ E _ _
                              _ _ P E _ A
                              W I _ _ _ N _ _ _ N
                              _ O U _ D _ R
                              _ _ A H A
                              S _ R _ S _ _ A

                              And just to make things interesting for our European brothers in arms...........you will need these included also:

                              B I _ _ _ N _ _ A M
                              H _ _ B _ R G
                              S T _ _ _ H _ L _

                              Good luck!



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                              • #90
                                Re: How Smart Are You?

                                #21: Enumeration.
                                #22: Filling in as I figure em out:
                                Milwaukee
                                Syracuse
                                Buffalo
                                Montreal
                                Topeka
                                Wilmington
                                Boulder
                                Omaha
                                Sarasota
                                Birmingham
                                Hamburg
                                Stockholm

                                Rocked.
                                Last edited by Ferris Bueller; 04-28-2008, 02:20 PM.

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