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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #660 on: August 13, 2014, 01:00:58 PM »
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #661 on: August 25, 2014, 03:00:04 AM »
My poor guesses have just been sent  ::) :)

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #662 on: August 25, 2014, 11:57:01 AM »
My poor guesses have just been sent  ::) :)

Received, thanks! Btw, this is a REMINDER for everybody - the deadline is today!
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #663 on: August 25, 2014, 05:53:34 PM »
The deadline is extended to tomorrow (26 Aug, 16:00 CET) - I'm still hoping to get more tips, especially from Argentina and from Slovakia!
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #664 on: August 25, 2014, 07:30:03 PM »
Working now, will send tonight (in about 10hs). I'm pretty confident about question 9.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #665 on: August 25, 2014, 07:33:51 PM »
Working now, will send tonight (in about 10hs). I'm pretty confident about question 9.

Hahaha, Googlakers...
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #666 on: August 29, 2014, 09:57:56 AM »
Usrin is watching his messages. Probably we will get the results soon.

666th reply in this topic, evil laugh.  ;D
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #667 on: September 05, 2014, 06:34:16 PM »
The deadline is extended to tomorrow (26 Aug, 16:00 CET) - I'm still hoping to get more tips, especially from Argentina and from Slovakia!

Can we see the results at last?
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« Reply #668 on: September 10, 2014, 03:04:34 PM »
Sorry, I'm after some extremely busy days at work...

Before publishing the results, I should ask: if there is a tie between two pipsqueaks for the 1st place in one question, does the pipsqueak behind them gets 2nd or 3rd place? (The final order depends largely on the number of 2nd places.)
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #669 on: September 10, 2014, 03:23:13 PM »
Sorry, I'm after some extremely busy days at work...

Before publishing the results, I should ask: if there is a tie between two pipsqueaks for the 1st place in one question, does the pipsqueak behind them gets 2nd or 3rd place? (The final order depends largely on the number of 2nd places.)

3rd, I think.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #670 on: September 10, 2014, 04:02:57 PM »
Sorry, I'm after some extremely busy days at work...

Before publishing the results, I should ask: if there is a tie between two pipsqueaks for the 1st place in one question, does the pipsqueak behind them gets 2nd or 3rd place? (The final order depends largely on the number of 2nd places.)

3rd, I think.

3rd, no doubt.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #671 on: September 10, 2014, 04:36:36 PM »
Yeah. You were beaten by 2 people -> you're 3rd
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #672 on: September 10, 2014, 09:51:00 PM »
Here are the results!

1. Average fuel consumption of my car on the way from my workplace to home, 12 August.
7.8 l/100 km.

CTG & Zak McKracken - 8.2
Akoss Poo - 7.12
Chulk - 8.7
Duplode - 9.35
Bonzai Joe - 10.7

2. Number of people living in countries with no sea coast.

475,818,737.

Akoss Poo - 600,000,000
Zak McKracken - 650,000,000
Duplode - 293,000,000
CTG - 666,666,666
Chulk - 250,000,000
Bonzai Joe - 143,657,869

3. Boiling point of water at the lowest sea level pressure ever recorded.
The lowest pressure was 870 hPa in a typhoon over the Pacific Ocean, 12 October 1979. At this pressure, water boils at 95.8°C.

CTG - 95.01
Zak McKracken - 97.2
Duplode - 99.3
Bonzai Joe - 92.2
Akoss Poo - 82.8
Chulk - 150 (???)

4. Distance of the furthest object I've ever seen through a telescope (light years).
It is the galaxy M 81, being 12 million light years away.

Akoss Poo - 8,000,000
CTG - 6,000,001
Bonzai Joe - 2,300,000 (this would be good for the furthest object visible with naked eye)
Zak McKracken - 342
Chulk - 4.4
Duplode - 2,900,000,000 (more realistic answer than the previous two... a logarithmic scale would have been better for this question)

5. Yearly potato consumption per capita in the United Kingdom, 2005.
102 kg.

CTG - 99.9
Duplode - 93
Chulk - 150
Bonzai Joe - 34
Zak McKracken - 27
Akoss Poo - 13.48

6. Length of the world's longest straight paved road.
It is highway 10 in Saudi Arabia, with a 261 km long straight section.

Duplode - 251
CTG - 203
Zak McKracken - 329
Akoss Poo - 22.155
Chulk - 12
Bonzai Joe - 1865

7. Number of goals scored by the champion of the Armenian Premier League (football), 2013/14.
The champion was Banants, scoring only 38 goals in 28 games. (The runner-up Shirak scored 48. There are only 8 teams in the top league, playing 4 times with each other.)

Zak McKracken - 42 (our football expert! :))
CTG - 55
Bonzai Joe - 77
Duplode - 82
Akoss Poo - 88
Chulk - 105

8. Total weight of a Trabant 601 Limousine.
615 kg.

CTG - 607
Zak McKracken - 601
Chulk - 900
Akoss Poo - 1708
Duplode - 1825
Bonzai Joe - 6200 (hey, it's not a lorry! :))

9. Number of matches in the longest undefeated streak in the history of North American professional sport leagues.
35, by Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) in 1979-80. Sorry, Mr. Poo! :)

CTG - 34
Akoss Poo & Chulk - 37 & 33
Duplode - 42
Bonzai Joe - 43
Zak McKracken - 22

10. Density of hydrogen cyanide at room temperature (g/cm3).
0.687 g/cm3. (It's still liquid, boiling point is 26°C.)

Chulk - 0.753
CTG - 0.555
Akoss Poo - 1.123
Zak McKracken - 0.2
Bonzai Joe - 0.0031
Duplode - 0.0019

11. Number of nights I've ever spent in Slovakia.
Unfortunately I've never lived in the current territory of Slovakia, and many of my visits there were day trips. So sadly enough, this number is only 21.

CTG - 28
Akoss Poo - 6
Zak McKracken - 42
Duplode - 281
Bonzai Joe - 877
Chulk - 1095

12. Length of the longest train ever run in the world (m).
7353 m, during a test run in Australia (in 2001).

Chulk - 6000
Akoss Poo - 8994
Zak McKracken - 3800
Bonzai Joe - 2140
Duplode - 379
CTG - 28300

13. Heel height of the shoes my wife wore for our wedding (cm).
4.0 cm.

Bonzai Joe - 4.75
Duplode - 3
Zak McKracken - 6
CTG - 6.9
Akoss Poo - 7.9
Chulk - 10

+1. Minimum speed needed for driving a REAL Corvette ZR1 around a loop with diameter of 30 m.
43.2 km/h. The calculation is discussed e.g. here: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/calculate-the-velocity-necessary-to-counteract-gra.html (The type of the car doesn't really matter - only the height of the centre of gravity should be subtracted from the loop radius.)

CTG - 60
Duplode - 62
Zak McKracken - 110
Bonzai Joe - 125
Chulk - 175
Akoss Poo - 177


Overall:

1. CaxTheGoogleMaster 7
2. Zak McKracken 2 (3 second, 5 third places)
3. Akoss Poo 2 (3 second, 2 third places)
4. Chulk 2 (2 second, 1 third places)
5. Duplode 1 (3 second places)
6. Bonzai Joe 1 (no second place)
« Last Edit: September 10, 2014, 09:52:36 PM by Usrin »
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #673 on: September 10, 2014, 09:57:45 PM »
Before publishing the results, I should ask: if there is a tie between two pipsqueaks for the 1st place in one question, does the pipsqueak behind them gets 2nd or 3rd place? (The final order depends largely on the number of 2nd places.)

3rd, I think.

Zak should be grateful for that.  :)
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #674 on: September 10, 2014, 10:07:28 PM »
7, nice! ;D

New question set... well... dunno when.
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