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Improbable but Correct Answers

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:35 pm
by Ratatosk of ER
Moderator: I split this off from Bad Negs. Post your biggest long shot guesses that turned out to be right.
(catagory L)
This order...
<buzz>
Lepidoptera???
(correct)

It happened at one of the University of Maryland tournaments last season--I think spring but it could have been fall. I can't believe I was that lucky.

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:29 pm
by drpangloss
question: what binary...
me: *buzz* oops (censored) uhhh 11010?
(correct)

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 8:15 pm
by rchschem
So maybe it's no so improbable, but think of the degrees of freedom:

The question was about the 12 Imams, and included the words "12" "original" and "imams". My team buzzes in for the trash pickup at the end:

<buzz> The Imams?
<mod> Can you be more specific?
<player>The 12 Imams?
<mod>More specific?
<player>The 12 Original Imams?
<mod>Correct!

Not as good as "This element..."
<buzz> Samarium.
<mod>Correct!

That one of my players pulled out of his butt a few years ago, but still a gas.

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 8:46 pm
by Captain Sinico
rchschem wrote:...
<buzz> The Imams?
<mod> Can you be more specific?
<player>The 12 Imams?
<mod>More specific?
<player>The 12 Original Imams?
<mod>Correct!
I know this isn't high school, but...in the same vein, from Illinois B vs. Kentucky A at Moonpie in 2002:
Moderator: ... name this thing which pretty much anything is better than.
Me: *buzz* Like... being poked in the eye?
Moderator: Prompt.
Me: With a stick?
Moderator: Prompt.
Me: A sharp stick.
Moderator: 10 points.

I'm really surprised that Seth Kendall didn't die of a stroke after that happened (and not just because he's old, either.)

MaS

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:55 pm
by DVader
Against LAMP at ASCA State:

(While thinking Albany the whole time)

Mod: ... 1814 gathering... in this city in Connecticut.

Me: (Buzz) Uhhhh... Hartford Convention

Mod: Correct.

My random thought allowed us to win the game by 5 points.

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 5:23 pm
by bigtrain
A team member during speed rounds today at practice:
Mod: Identify the president elected in the same year as the winter olympics of
:buzz: damnit...ummmm....Reagan.
Mod: What a horrible buzz. Correct.