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As the saying goes, great minds think alike. But do we have any great minds in this forum? Or are you the type of person who always seems to be the odd one out in a crowd?

You'll need to balance these ideas in this contest. Listed at the bottom of this post are 8 simple questions. For each question, you will submit two answers - one that you think will be the most common response, and one that you think will be the least common.

Now wait, I hear you say, why don't I just submit random gibberish for my least common answer? Ah, that won't do - your answers must be correct!

What to do

To participate in this contest, submit your answers in the following format:

[unhidetime=05/19/2008 12:00 PM]
1)
Most common
Least common
2)
Most common
Least common
..
8)
Most common
Least common
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Deadlines

Entries must be submitted by Local Time:05-19-2008 at 11:00 AM, which means you have negative 628 weeks, 1 day. For those eagle eyed, yes, this is two hours before results will show up, just to make sure nothing goes wrong.

You may edit your post as long as it is before the deadline. Any posts posted or edited after the deadline will be disqualified.

Scoring

Each of your correct answers will be awarded a number of points equal to the number of times that answer was given among all participants. Thus, if you correctly answer 'Banana' to question 1, and you are the only person to do so, that is worth 1 point. If three other people also say 'Banana', you will receive 4 points for that question.

In the event that one of your answers is incorrect, it will be given a score equal to the worst score received on that question by anyone else.

Your final score will be the sum of your 'Most common' scores minus the sum of your 'Least common' scores. Since you are trying to make that first sum as large as possible, and the second sum as small as possible, the higher final score the better.

Ambiguities

It is up to the judge's (which is me) discretion which answers shall be recognised as equivalent, and which answers shall be recognised as incorrect. If someone answers 'Banana' and someone else answers 'Bananas', I decide whether they are equal or not.

I will post results soon after the deadline. Any complaints about ambiguities can then be lodged in this thread; if I see your request before the winners must be submitted, and agree with your argument, the results may be altered.

In the event of a tie for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place, ties will be broken by time of submission (or last edit). So get your entries in quick!

Prizes

First, second, and third place will receive 3, 2 and 1 mod points respectively.

The questions

1) Name a fruit which is commonly found as a red colour.
2) Name an integer between 1 and 10 (inclusive).
3) Name a country beginning with the letter I.
4) Name a part of the body that you have 2 of.
5) Name a month of the year.
6) Name an animal that is commonly kept as a household pet.
7) Name a DROD (TCB) element.
8) Name an English word which contains 'ii' (consecutive 'i's)

Good luck :)

Update, May 12: all answers given by participants are used in calculating both scores.

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1)
Cherry
Tomato

2)
5
9

3)
Italy
Ivory Coast

4)
Eyes
Testes

5)
December
November

6)
Dog
Pony

7)
Roach
Builder

8)
Hawaii
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1)
Apple
Raspberry
2)
4
2
3)
India
Indonesia
4)
Eyeballs
Kidneys
5)
July
November
6)
Cat
Pig
7)
Roaches
Young Halphs
8)
skiing
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1)
Apple
Cherries
2)
Four
Eight
3)
Iraq
Ireland
4)
Hands
Nostrils
5)
May
February
6)
Dog
Hampster
7)
Roach
Hard wall
8)
Skiing
Taxiing

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1) Red fruit
Most common: apple
Least common: cherries

2) 1-10 integer
Most common: 3
Least common: 1

3) 'I' country
Most common: Italy
Least common: Indonesia

4) dual body part
Most common: hands
Least common: atria

5) Month
Most common: June
Least common: August

6) Common pet
Most common: dog
Least common: lizard

7) DROD TCB element
Most common: aumtlich
Least common: mirror

8) 'ii' word
Most common: radii
Least common: assagaiing


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1)
Apple.
Pomegranate.
2)
10.
6.
3)
Iraq.
Indonesia.
4)
Hands.
Nosetrils.
5)
May.
October.
6)
Dog.
Parrot.
7)
Roach.
Fuse.
8)
Skiing.
Torii.


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1) Name a fruit which is commonly found as a red colour.
Most Common: Apple
Least Common: Tamarillo
2) Name an integer between 1 and 10 (inclusive).
Most Common: 7
Least Common: 8
3) Name a country beginning with the letter I.
Most Common: Iraq
Least Common: Indonesia
4) Name a part of the body that you have 2 of.
Most Common: Eye
Least Common: Lip
5) Name a month of the year.
Most Common: January
Least Common: August
6) Name an animal that is commonly kept as a household pet.
Most Common: Dog
Least Common: Gecko
7) Name a DROD (TCB) element.
Most Common: Roach
Least Common: Vision Token
8) Name an English word which contains 'ii' (consecutive 'i's)
Most Common: Skiing
Least Common: Shiitake

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1)
Apple
Cranberry
2)
Seven
Five
3)
Italy
Ivory Coast
4)
Arm
Thumb
5)
May
November
6)
Dog
Stick insect
7)
Roach
Blue door
8)
Skiing
Denarii


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1)
Most Common: Apple
Least Common: Strawberry
2)
Most Common: 5
Least Common: 10
3)
Most Common: Italy
Least Common: Indonesia
4)
Most Common: Two Eyes
Least Common: Two Intestinal Tracts
5)
Most Common: January
Least Common: April
6)
Most Common: Dog
Least Common: Iguana
7)
Most Common: Fegundo
Least Common: Water
8)
Most Common: skiing
Least Common: genii


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1)
Apple
Dragonfruit
2)
7
5
3)
India
Israel
4)
Lungs
Intestines
5)
January
February
6)
Dog
Goldfish
7)
Pressure Plate
green relay station
8)
radii
alibiing


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1)
Apple.
Tomato. (It is a fruit--it has seeds.)
2)
7.
4.
3)
Iraq.
Iceland.
4)
Eyes.
Tibias.
5)
May.
March.
6)
Cat.
Turtle.
7)
Aumtlich.
Vision token.
8)
Hawaii
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1)
Most common - APPLE
Least common - CHILLI PEPPER
2)
Most common - 7
Least common - 10
3)
Most common - ISRAEL
Least common - INDONESIA
4)
Most common - ARMS
Least common - CARDIAC VENTRICLES
5)
Most common - MAY
Least common - AUGUST
6)
Most common - CAT
Least common - GUINEA PIG
7)
Most common - ROACH
Least common - ROCK GOLEM
8)
Most common - SKIING
Least common - ZOMBIISM



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1)
Apple
Pomegranate
2)
1
3
3)
Italy
Indonesia
4)
eyes
nostrils
5)
May
Novemeber
6)
Dog
Ferret
7)
Aumtlich
Bridges
8)
ASCII
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1) Name a fruit which is commonly found as a red colour.
Most Common: Apple
Least Common: Blood Oranges

2) Name an integer between 1 and 10 (inclusive).
Most Common: 3
Least Common: 4

3) Name a country beginning with the letter I.
Most Common: Iraq
Least Common: Indonesia

4) Name a part of the body that you have 2 of.
Most Common: Eye
Least Common: Adenoid

5) Name a month of the year.
Most Common: December
Least Common: August

6) Name an animal that is commonly kept as a household pet.
Most Common: Cat
Least Common: Turtle

7) Name a DROD (TCB) element.
Most Common: Gel
Least Common: Water

8) Name an English word which contains 'ii' (consecutive 'i's)
Most Common: skiing
Least Common: denarii



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1)
Apple
Pomegranate

2)
1
6

3)
Iraq
Iceland

4)
Eyes
Collarbone

5)
January
August

6)
Cat
Budgie

7)
Roach
Invisibility potion.

8)
Skiing
Taxiing


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1)
Strawberry
Pomegranate
2)
7
2
3)
India
Ivory Coast
4)
Arm
Lateral ventricle of the brain
5)
May
February
6)
Dog
Gerbil
7)
Roach
Water skipper nest
8)
Hawaiian
Skiing


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How do I submit answers with

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In your previous post, you forgot the "[/unhidetime]" tag at the end.
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1)
Strawberry
Cherry
2)
8
2
3)
Italy
Indonesia
4)
Eyes
Thumbs
5)
January
February
6)
Dog
Iguana
7)
Gel
Pressure Plates
8)
Hawaii
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quote:
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In your previous post, you forgot the "[/unhidetime]" tag at the end.


Thanks CSR - corrected
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Most Common/Least Common
1) Apple/Richard Simmons (Come on, he is definitely a fruit, and more often than not sweating profusely and very red)
2) 7/2
3) India/Iran
4) Eyes/Funny Bones
5) May/March
6) Dog/Ferret
7) Roach/Fegundo
8) Skiing/Teiid


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1)
Apple.
I name it „My precious red fruit“.

2)
1.
Round( Rand(0,1) x 10 ).

3)
Italy.
Ithaca.


4)
Hand.
Vena cava.

5)
January.
The month when Frogs and Mice will be released.

6)
Dog.
Spider.

7)
Beethro.
Soundtrack.

8)
Skiing.
Taxiing.



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1)
Strawberry
Rowanberry
2)
1
10
3)
Iraq
Israel
4)
Arms
Nostrils
5)
October
December
6)
Hamster
Parrot
7)
Aumtlich
Spider
8)
Skiing
Medii


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1)
Apple
Salmonberry
2)
7
1
3)
Iraq
Indonesia
4)
Eyes
Ulnas
5)
May
August
6)
Cat
Pot-bellied pig
7)
Gel
Broken wall
8)
skiing
biischiatic


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1)
Most common: apple
Least common: tomato
2)
Most common: 5
Least common: 10
3)
Most common: Iraq
Least common: Indonesia
4)
Most common: legs
Least common: ears
5)
Most common: June
Least common: August
6)
Most common: dog
Least common: pig
7)
Most common: Snake
Least common: Goblin King
8)
Most common: Hawaii
Least common: skiing



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Only a week to go - the more entries, the more exciting the results.

If you haven't entered yet, there's no skill or time required in this contest - just answer 8 simple questions.
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Are the two sets of answers scored separately?

eg if I say 'bananas' for most common, does the score for that only get counted for the other Most Common answers? Or does it also include answers in the 'least common' section?
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Good question - my idea was to basically have the least + most common answers as two separate competitions, with the answers being separated as such. However, based on what I said in the rules, I said based on 'the most common response' and 'the least common response', so I think we'd better lump all the answers together in the count.

(Updated main post at the bottom)

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That was how I understood it. Otherwise my answers would have been very different.
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quote:
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Are the two sets of answers scored separately?

eg if I say 'bananas' for most common, does the score for that only get counted for the other Most Common answers? Or does it also include answers in the 'least common' section?


That was I understood it too. :D

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