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Sat Jul 14, 2018, 08:57 PM

Anyone play HQ Trivia?

I've been at it for just about a week, and was thrilled I made it to Question 9 tonight, but seriously bummed I didn't know what element was furthest to the right in the Table of Elements.

Running through Tom Lehrer's lyrics in my head in under ten seconds didn't help.

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Reply Anyone play HQ Trivia? (Original post)
JarOCats Jul 2018 OP
dhol82 Jul 2018 #1
Lochloosa Jul 2018 #2
dhol82 Jul 2018 #3
JarOCats Jul 2018 #5
herding cats Jul 2018 #6
hibbing Jul 2018 #4
Fla Dem Jul 2018 #7
JarOCats Jul 2018 #8
rurallib Jul 2018 #9
JarOCats Jul 2018 #10
JarOCats Jul 2018 #11

Response to JarOCats (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 09:03 PM

1. I would never have known that one

Oganesson?
Never heard of it.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 09:45 PM

2. It's fundimental.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 09:54 PM

3. Um........ok.

Whatevs.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 12:30 AM

5. They said it was helium.

Not that I'd know -- chemistry was/is my absolute worst subject.

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Response to JarOCats (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 02:22 AM

6. That would have been my guess.

It's top upper right on the table, but I'm not a smart person, so I'd never listen to me! 😂

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Response to JarOCats (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 10:01 PM

4. I can't get it to work...scratch that, figured my error out



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Peace

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Response to JarOCats (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:06 AM

7. OK, based on the references to a couple of questions here, doubt I'd get past question #1.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 12:32 PM

8. The first two or three questions are gimmes...

...such as, "What does water do at 32F? Freeze? Turn sentient...? That was an actual Q a couple of nights ago (can't remember what the third choice was). Believe it or not, something like 8,000 people were eliminated on that one. (There are usually more than half a million people playing at the start.)

It's not all "savage" questions; a lot depends on your areas of trivia expertise. For instance, I knew that a "noisy ghost" is a "poltergeist" (and not a "banshee" or a "spectre" ) -- but that question knocked out a full half of the remaining players (around 80,000 people, IIRC).

It helps if you're up on current pop culture (not my thing, but I have to know some of that stuff because of the work I do), as does a good grasp of the day's political goings-on.

So, try it! It really is fun (if occasionally frustrating), it's free, and there's not a big time investment -- each game lasts only a few minutes. And you can win real money -- although, since the payout is aggregate, it might only be a dollar or two. But a buck's a buck.

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Response to JarOCats (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 08:19 PM

9. What is HQ trivia? Is there a link or anything?

I am lost but enjoy trivia.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 10:48 PM

10. Hqtrivia.com

Hqtrivia.com redirects right to the Android app on Google Play. I'm using it, and it checks out clean on my phone.

(I don't know if there's an iOS app, or if there's a way to do it on a real, live computer.)

Come play with us, Danny... er, rurallib! ;D

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Response to JarOCats (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 02:02 AM

11. Everything I said about HQTrivia? Forget it.

Just found out Peter Thiel is one of the latest round of investors. I'd rather sleep in a gutter than take one dime of his filthy money.

I've uninstalled the HQTrivia app.

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