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Old 06-01-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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I must be bored tonight. I got 13 for 13.

BTW, it's been 33 years since I graduated.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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You answered 11 of 13 questions correctly.

You scored better than 75% of the public, below 15% and the same as 10%


I had no clue that Nitrogen makes up most of the Earth's atmosphere. So I said Oxygen.

For the main function of red blood cells I said to help the blood to clot. I should have gotten that one right, if I though about it a bit more.

I agree that it's a bit scary that people score that low on it. More then 50% of people don't know how lasers work? Thats just sad.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Yay! I'm a 7%er (13/13)! Do I get a ribbon or something?

Gotta agree with most people here; the statistical breakdown is really shocking!
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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You answered 12 of 13 questions correctly.


I could have sworn the most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere is Hydrogen... But I guess that is the universe.. no?
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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You answered 12 of 13 questions correctly.


I could have sworn the most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere is Hydrogen... But I guess that is the universe.. no?
LOL! If it was hydrogen, you wouldn't even need a illudium p-36 explosive space modulator. Hydrogen gas and oxygen and a spark, and there would be an earth shattering ka-boom!
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:16 PM
 
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What was most surprising to me was that the Fracking question was the only one on which people over 65 were more knowledgeable than people under 25, yet is the one question that uses a word what was virtually non-existent less than a decade ago
Actually, the hydraulic fracturing of rock formations, to increase porosity, has been used by geologist in the oil fields for over 60 years. The reason it seems more prevalent today is because of the development directional drilling methods in the last 10-15 years. Directional drilling opened up vast reserves of hydrocarbons that were always known to be there, but the technology couldn't get to it.

Last edited by Thanatocoenosis; 06-12-2013 at 07:17 PM.. Reason: grammar
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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I am an idiot
11/13
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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12 out of 13! Scored better than 85% of the public.

For the question "Which gas makes up most of the earth's atmosphere?" I answered "carbon dioxide". Seems logical to me, because isn't that what trees breathe?
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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LOL! If it was hydrogen, you wouldn't even need a illudium p-36 explosive space modulator. Hydrogen gas and oxygen and a spark, and there would be an earth shattering ka-boom!
Make sense, I remember reading an article several years ago about them wanting to find a way to use hydrogen as a fuel source for spaceships.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:40 AM
 
Location: County Mayo Descendant
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12 out of 13! I'm amazed
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