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JarOCats

(119 posts)
Sat Jul 14, 2018, 08:57 PM Jul 2018

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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Anyone play HQ Trivia? (Original Post) JarOCats Jul 2018 OP
I would never have known that one dhol82 Jul 2018 #1
It's fundimental. Lochloosa Jul 2018 #2
Um........ok. dhol82 Jul 2018 #3
They said it was helium. JarOCats Jul 2018 #5
That would have been my guess. herding cats Jul 2018 #6
I can't get it to work...scratch that, figured my error out hibbing Jul 2018 #4
OK, based on the references to a couple of questions here, doubt I'd get past question #1. Fla Dem Jul 2018 #7
The first two or three questions are gimmes... JarOCats Jul 2018 #8
What is HQ trivia? Is there a link or anything? rurallib Jul 2018 #9
Hqtrivia.com JarOCats Jul 2018 #10
Everything I said about HQTrivia? Forget it. JarOCats Jul 2018 #11

herding cats

(19,504 posts)
6. That would have been my guess.
Sun Jul 15, 2018, 02:22 AM
Jul 2018

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

JarOCats

(119 posts)
8. The first two or three questions are gimmes...
Sun Jul 15, 2018, 12:32 PM
Jul 2018

...such as, "What does water do at 32°F? 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.

JarOCats

(119 posts)
10. Hqtrivia.com
Sun Jul 15, 2018, 10:48 PM
Jul 2018

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

JarOCats

(119 posts)
11. Everything I said about HQTrivia? Forget it.
Mon Jul 23, 2018, 02:02 AM
Jul 2018

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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