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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #375 on: April 12, 2013, 06:08:08 AM »
Eleventh hour but in anyway  :)

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #376 on: April 12, 2013, 06:25:13 AM »
Usrin, Alan Rotoi, Friker, Duplode, Bonzai Joe, Chulk sent answers so far.

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #377 on: April 13, 2013, 03:45:13 PM »
Results, round 13. Exciting round!

1. Population growth in India from 1990 to 2010 in persons.
Answer: 350 829 000. That’s an awful lot of people, but most of you were aware of the magnitude and even overestimated a little.

302,344,978   Bonzai Joe
400,000,000   Duplode
300,000,000   Chulk
500,000,000   Alan Rotoi
501,900,000   Usrin
77,777,777   Friker


2. Number of counties in New Zealand in 1966.
Answer: 112. Bonzai Joe was quite unlucky versus Usrin.

96   Usrin
95   Bonzai Joe
85   Chulk
77   Friker
2   Alan Rotoi
247   Duplode


3. Height of the 100th tallest skyscraper in the world today, in meters
Answer: 293 meters. Currently it is 311 South Wacker Drive in the USA, built 1990, but there is a fierce competition, so it will probably increase soon.

287   Duplode
250   Chulk
347   Usrin
221   Bonzai Joe
103   Alan Rotoi
77   Friker


4. Number of Citroen cars produced in 2011 worldwide
Answer: 1 435 688. Citroen was hit heavily by the automotive crisis.

2,000,000   Alan Rotoi
2,011,000   Chulk
777,777   Friker
421,000   Bonzai Joe
250,000   Duplode
3,724,000   Usrin


5. Total duration of the Harry Potter film series, in minutes
Answer: 1199 minutes. One of the longest of its kind. Say hello to  Chulk, who watched them all, and had a great tip. Alan: 250 hours? :-O

1,200   Chulk
1,117   Duplode
1,097   Bonzai Joe
877   Friker
848   Usrin
15,000   Alan Rotoi


6. Number of recognized African states as of posting this question.
Answer: 54, according to Wikipedia. I was surprised how many of you had a very close guess. Looks like its only my who sucks in geography. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countries_of_Africa was the reference, in case we'll have a debate.

54   Duplode
53   Usrin
56   Bonzai Joe
46   Chulk
42   Alan Rotoi
37   Friker


7. World Orange production in 2010, in tons
Answer: 68 300 000 according to Wikipedia. Almost everybody underestimated by a magnitude, except Duplode must love orange. Chulk probably does not…

3,000,000   Alan Rotoi
1,959,000   Usrin
1,800,000   Bonzai Joe
7,777   Friker
25   Chulk
380,000,000   Duplode


8. Highest possible pixel count on a CGA monitor
Answer: 128000 Most of you did the math well, but the CGA system had a special resolution: 640x200, monochrome. Tie at the top:

76,800   Duplode
76,800   Friker
64,000   Bonzai Joe
64,000   Alan Rotoi
64,000   Chulk
388,800 Usrin


9. Fact sheet top speed of the Audi Quattro in Stunts, in MPH
Answer: 145mph, as we all know, it could not be farther from truth. We had a double bullseye:

145   Bonzai Joe
145   Alan Rotoi
153   Duplode
165   Chulk
180   Usrin
200   Friker

10. Gear range of the Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 bicycle hub gear, in percentage
Answer: 526% - a mechanical masterpiece, in production without major changes since almost 15 years now. 14 gears, all of them with fully linear spread. 526% means with the same pedal stroke, you do 5.26 times more distance in the lowest gear, than in the highest. 

620   Usrin
200   Friker
890   Duplode
85   Chulk
44   Bonzai Joe
23   Alan Rotoi


11. In the imperial measurement system how many square yards is an acre?
Answer: 4840 – the imperial measurement system does not make any sense. It’s always a wonder to me why some countries still use it. Lucky guess by Friker won.

4,777   Friker
3,333   Usrin
3,000   Duplode
2,500   Chulk
8,778   Bonzai Joe
12   Alan Rotoi


12. Most medals (individual and team) won by a single athlete through the history of Paralympics
Answer: 55 by Trisha Zorn, swimming. Highest bet won :D

24   Usrin
17   Friker
17   Alan Rotoi
14   Bonzai Joe
13   Duplode
8   Chulk


13. Total number of fatalities in the deadliest aviation disaster to date.
Answer: 583. Many of you guessed right the location as well, it was when two planes crashed on ground in Tenerife. Usrin also got it correctly. Alan Rotoi probably misunderstood the meaning of aviation :)

574   Usrin
535   Bonzai Joe
527   Duplode
477   Friker
400   Chulk
264,352   Alan Rotoi


+1. Days between the release of Stunts BB1.0 and BB1.1
Answer: 130 days only, 1990 October 15 to 1991 February 12, believe it or not. Probably several bugs had to be fixed… Most of you tipped for much more.

120   Chulk
69   Bonzai Joe
224   Usrin
247   Alan Rotoi
340   Duplode
477   Friker

Results of round 13:
4 – Usrin – great finish! :-D
3 – Duplode, Alan Rotoi
2 – Bonzai Joe, Chulk, Friker

Overall standings:

42 - Chulk
30 - Zak McKracken
28 - Duplode
24 - Usrin
23 - Akoss Poo
20 - Bonzai Joe
11 - CTG
6 - Friker
4 - Alan Rotoi
3 - Argammon
2 - SuperBrian
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #378 on: April 13, 2013, 08:32:28 PM »
I am next, right? Then Usrin?
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #379 on: April 13, 2013, 09:37:38 PM »
I counted two island states that are not close to Africa, forgot about Gabon, but counted Western Sahara, which doesn't seem to be recognized.
But we can't be quite sure.


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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #380 on: April 15, 2013, 08:41:26 AM »
13. Total number of fatalities in the deadliest aviation disaster to date.
Answer: 583. Many of you guessed right the location as well, it was when two planes crashed on ground in Tenerife. Usrin also got it correctly. Alan Rotoi probably misunderstood the meaning of aviation :)

Well, maybe if you consider Hiroshima and Nagasaki as an aviation disaster: something from an airplane falling down to the ground... (quite a forced thinking)
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #381 on: April 22, 2013, 03:01:00 PM »
Finally! Tonight I'm opening a beer to celebrate my victory. Cheers! I'm looking forward to the new round, hoping that CTG will participate, and I can beat also him.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #382 on: April 22, 2013, 08:36:53 PM »
Finally! Tonight I'm opening a beer to celebrate my victory. Cheers! I'm looking forward to the new round, hoping that CTG will participate, and I can beat also him.
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No way.  ;D
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #383 on: April 23, 2013, 04:05:27 AM »
I had totally forgot it was my turn!! I'll have a very busy week, but I promise to gather some questions this weekend.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #384 on: May 29, 2013, 07:39:17 PM »
I promise to gather some questions this weekend.

Khm-khm...
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #385 on: May 29, 2013, 08:51:17 PM »
I guess it's time to give you some questions...

Round 14
Deadline: 10th June 2013, midnight

1, Area of Fort Knox army post in USA, Kentucky (square kms)
2, Length of my MSc thesis written in 2006 (words)
3, From Earth, Sirius seems to be ? ? ? times brighter than Vega (apparent magnitude)
4, Number of ZSC races where Akoss Poo and Bonzai Joe both finished in worse positions than the fastest Dutch pipsqueak?
5, The current market value of Mario Balotelli (in Euros)
6, Average daily water consumption in our flat since 29th December 2010
7, If you draw an Eiffel Tower - Kreml - Etna triangle in Google Earth, how much will be the smallest angle in that polygon?
8, Number of known sculptures made by Pablo Picasso.
9, Population of Spa (Belgium) in 2012
10, How many windows does the next 10-story block of flats have?
11, When was Shimano Inc. founded? (year, month)
12, Empty weight of a TGV Duplex train (tons)
13, Number of countries without an airport

+1, How many days passed between Mingva's and Dark Chaser's USC victory?
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #386 on: May 30, 2013, 09:25:07 AM »
Some really good and interesting questions, but the usual useless, boring ones are also there...
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #387 on: May 30, 2013, 09:45:30 AM »
the usual useless, boring ones are also there...

= non-scientific / not sport related questions
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #388 on: June 06, 2013, 09:58:11 AM »
4 days left, no answers so far.  ::)
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #389 on: June 06, 2013, 10:45:00 AM »
Damn it, I haven't seen that there is something new in this forum. You wouldn't have to put useless forums to the top of the list with spamming... Answers will be sent in the following days.
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