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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #225 on: February 04, 2013, 03:43:57 PM »
Only one day left and so far only three competitors (CTG, Usrin, Friker)! Anyone else?

I'm in; just sent  :)

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #226 on: February 05, 2013, 03:07:08 AM »
and Akoss too, so five contestants now. Waiting for others! :)

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #227 on: February 05, 2013, 07:07:48 AM »
Only one day left and so far only three competitors (CTG, Usrin, Friker)! Anyone else?
Sorry, I completely forgot! I'll join tonight when I have google access again.

You still have a couple of hours left...

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #228 on: February 05, 2013, 01:51:04 PM »
6 competitors so far, Chulk, we are only waiting on you!  ::)

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #229 on: February 05, 2013, 02:49:17 PM »
6 competitors so far, Chulk, we are only waiting on you!  ::)
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #230 on: February 05, 2013, 03:03:51 PM »
6 competitors so far, Chulk, we are only waiting on you!  ::)
Sent!!

So... how many perfect shots do you have now? :D
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #231 on: February 05, 2013, 03:38:50 PM »
thanks! results soon :)

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #232 on: February 05, 2013, 04:58:06 PM »
RESULTS, ROUND 10:

1.   Number of Nintendo Wii machines sold worldwide until 2011 December 31.
Answer: 94,970,000

99,999,999   CTG – nice!
80,000,000   Chulk
42,756,322   Bonzai Joe
22,990,000   Usrin
20,000,000   Duplode
7,777,777   Friker
519,000,000   Akoss Poo


2.   Highest number of fingers and toes a person was ever born with (sum of fingers + toes)
Answer: 34
Poor guy Akshat Saxena was born with 7 fingers on each hand and 10 toes on each foot two years ago. Now he is back to normal 20.

36   Duplode
38   Usrin
40   CTG
27   Friker
26   Akoss Poo
24   Chulk
16   Bonzai Joe


3.   Cigarettes per year per person consumed in average within the adult population of Albania.
Answer: 1201
First of all it was number of cigarettes, not packs of cigarettes. Second, Albania is a muslim country, so women not smoking it brings down the average considerably. Men still smoke a lot. 

1,449   Akoss Poo – quite close!
110   Duplode
40   Chulk
17   Friker
2,980   Usrin
4,790   Bonzai Joe
7,300   CTG


4.   Average weight of babies born (live) in Ireland in 2010 (in grams).
Answer: 3468g

3,500   Chulk
3,403   Akoss Poo
3,277   Friker
3,240   Usrin
3,001   CTG
2,975   Duplode
2,840   Bonzai Joe


5.   Electricity consumed in our Shanghai apartment during November 2012, in kWh.
Answer: 1242kWh
It was unusually cold (0 to 10 degrees the whole month), there is no heating, we must heat with the air conditioners and insulation is poor. What a waste of energy :(

573   Usrin
353   Akoss Poo
312   Bonzai Joe
277   Friker
150   Chulk
111   CTG
5,400   Duplode – ???  I don’t have industrial equipment at home.  :D


6.    Price of 1kg of all-purpose wheat flour (cheapest brand) in the supermarket nearest our home, in Chinese Yuan.
Answer: 7.8CNY
Equals about 1.25USD.

7.77   Friker – did you come and check yourself? :D
6   Chulk
3.50   Bonzai Joe
2.95   Akoss Poo
15   Duplode
20   CTG
20   Usrin


7.   Number of Lamborghini LM002s ever produced.
Answer: 328
Not too many, so be careful how much to wreck on the racetracks.

500   Chulk
500   Duplode
77   Friker
1,001   CTG
9,805   Usrin
15,000   Akoss Poo
36,883   Bonzai Joe


8.    World uranium production in 2010, in tons.
Answer: 53,663 tons
33% of it is produced is Kazakhstan. Must be the source for their shiny new capital.

40,000      Chulk
72,000      Akoss Poo
12,250      Usrin
9,999      CTG
1,777      Friker
1,500      Duplode
32,333,222   Bonzai Joe


9.    Travel time of the fastest train going from Beijing to Changsha in minutes.
Answer: 394 minutes
Changsha is the capital of Hunan province with more than 7 million inhabitants. I have never heard about it either until a couple of weeks ago when it appeared in local news :) It is 1484km from Beijing on train, but seems like most of you thought its closer.

572   Bonzai Joe
60   Akoss Poo
46   Usrin
45   Duplode
40   Chulk
999   CTG
2,777   Friker 


10.   Height difference between the tallest and smallest United States resident film actors ever lived, in centimeters
Answer: 153cm
Lock Martin was the highest, 232cm, starring in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Tamara De Treaux was the shortest, 79cm, staring in E.T.

145   Duplode
162   Usrin – almost!
142   Akoss Poo
110   Chulk
108   Bonzai Joe
199   CTG- ???
77   Friker - ???


11.    Transistor count of an Intel Core-i7 quad processor.
Answer: 731,000,000
Spread on only 263 square millimeters. The first commercially available microprocessor, Intel 4004 had 2300 transistors. I think we never saw answers spread on such a big scale in the history of this game, but Friker was almost spot on…

777,777,777      Friker
50,000,001      CTG
500,000      Chulk
4,444         Bonzai Joe
500         Akoss Poo
10,000,000,000      Duplode
1,200,000,000,000   Usrin

 
12.   Maximum net load of a standard 20’ international shipping container in kilograms.
Answer: 28200kg
Almost all standard shipping containers have the allowed weight of 30400kg. The tare weight of the 20’ container is 2200kg, so comes the result.

26,000   Bonzai Joe
24,000   Usrin
23,777   Friker
20,000   Chulk
4,536   CTG
30   Akoss Poo
300,000 Duplode


13.   In which year was the first known electric passenger train introduced.
Answer: 1879
Well, it does not look like it, more like a toy train, but is technically an electric passenger train. Manufactured by Werner Siemens and put in operation on the Berlin World Fair. Maximum speed was 13km/h, it carried 90000 passengers during the fair on its 300m long track.

1,896   Duplode
1,860   Chulk – tight!
1,904   Usrin
1,909   CTG
1,927   Friker
1,948   Akoss Poo
1,959   Bonzai Joe


+1   Fastest speed achieved by a human powered bicycle on flat surface, unpaced, in km/h.
Answer: 133km/h
Achieved in 2009 by Sam Whittingham on an aerodynamic recumbent bicycle.

143   Akoss Poo
160   Chulk
161   CTG
161   Usrin
83   Bonzai Joe
77   Friker
57   Duplode – even I can almost reach this speed for a short while :D



Results of round 10:
4 – Duplode
3 – Chulk
2 – Akoss Poo, Bonzai Joe and Friker
1 – CTG and Usrin

Overall standings
32 - Chulk
22 - Zak McKracken
22 - Duplode
21 - Akoss Poo
20 - Usrin
16 - Bonzai Joe
6 - CTG
3 - Argammon
3 – Friker
2 - SuperBrian

Thanks for joining this round!

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #233 on: February 05, 2013, 06:59:26 PM »
2.   Highest number of fingers and toes a person was ever born with (sum of fingers + toes)
16   Bonzai Joe
I guess BJ bet on EXTRA fingers and not total...

3.   Cigarettes per year per person consumed in average within the adult population of Albania.
I tipped daily, don't know really why...

10.   Height difference between the tallest and smallest United States resident film actors ever lived, in centimeters
Stupid me, didn't even considered children...

777,777,777      Friker
Lucky number, right?
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #234 on: February 05, 2013, 07:39:14 PM »
Yay, at last a decent result from me  :D

5.   Electricity consumed in our Shanghai apartment during November 2012, in kWh.
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5,400   Duplode – ???  I don’t have industrial equipment at home.  :D

For some reason I missed the "November" next to the "2012"... ::)

Round 11: Questions to be posted soon-ish, unless Usrin wants to run this round (as per his shared round 9 victory).

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #235 on: February 05, 2013, 07:59:45 PM »
Good questions, but crappy round :D
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #236 on: February 05, 2013, 10:49:24 PM »

7.77   Friker – did you come and check yourself? :D

I was counting with a pack of wheat in our store.

10.   Height difference between the tallest and smallest United States resident film actors ever lived, in centimeters
77   Friker - ???

hmm.. I was thinking only at adult actors. :-/ Otherwise it would be 177. :)

777,777,777      Friker
Lucky number, right?

yeah, lucky, it is. :)

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #237 on: February 07, 2013, 11:52:52 AM »
I thought the height difference is a tricky question, expected more from American castings. :D

Certified records: tallest man on Earth: 272 cm; shortest one: 54.6 cm

Btw...

Quote from: Wikipedia, List of tallest people

Flag: United States
Metrict: 2.74 m
Imperial: 8 ft 11.5 in
Name: John Aasen
Note: American silent film actor, height is not officially confirmed.
Lifespan: 1890–1938



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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #238 on: February 07, 2013, 12:59:27 PM »
I can see that my guess on the 'highest number of fingers and toes' question was quite bad  :D
But we can't be quite sure.


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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #239 on: February 07, 2013, 01:43:26 PM »
Btw height difference between the tallest and smallest Stunts pipsqueaks? :D

(Stunts wiki list about height?  ;D)
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