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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Two lifelines remain ATA and +1

$5000 :
Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison and the 3rd-century Roman emperor Elagabalus are on a Howstuffworks.com list of "Famous People Who" did what?
A: Married Five Times B: Played the Vegas Strip
C: Died in the Bathroom D: Made a Billion Dollars

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: Died in the Bathroom



$7000 :
Fittingly, considering what its most famous product is made from, from 1898 to 1968, what company's packaging displayed its trademarked image of a baby in a bean?
A: Campbell's B: Smucker's
C: Hershey's D: Kellogg's

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: Hershey's



$10K :
If you translated their Spanish names into English, which of these geographic features would NOT be redundant and contain the same word twice?
A: La Brea Tar Pits B: Rio Grande River
C: Alcatraz Island D: Sierra Nevada Mountains


[Reveal] Spoiler:
Brad rules out B since Rio is river. Then calls for the +1


[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
Joel initially guesses A and then clarifies the question for Brad, who was going to go with C.
Joel then said he thinks La Brea would not mean tar pits so he would go with A.
Then Joel said C could be it because it is one word that could be the name of something.
Brad went ahead with C.


[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: Alcatraz Island



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$20K :
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2016 -- as in 2012 -- approximately what percentage of eligible voters voted in the U.S. presidential election?
A: 41 B: 49
C: 61 D: 69

[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
Brad stated before ATA that he was leaning towards B
A: 22% B: 52%
C: 19% D: 7%

Brad went with ATA


[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: 61

Brad left with $5000


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20K: Throw everything at it & prolly lose


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Brad Symons
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Two lifelines remain ATA and +1


Nihil obstat®.

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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:

$10K :
If you translated their Spanish names into English, which of these geographic features would NOT be redundant and contain the same word twice?
A: La Brea Tar Pits B: Rio Grande River
C: Alcatraz Island D: Sierra Nevada Mountains


Just for completeness:

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A: La Brea means "the tar". I believe the word origin is from words relating to bray like a donkey. That seems odd until you discover those words were also used for flatulence and hence "stinky".
B: Rio Grande is the "big river".
C: Alcatraz means "pelican" probably derived from the Arabic "al gattas" or "the diver." Some people connect it to "al qatras" which sounds similar and is Arabic for albatross. There seems to have been some back and forth between the language on those words and "albatros" may have been modified by the Spanish to get "albus" or "white" in there for the albatross and then the word made its way back to Arabic. It it pretty clear that the Spanish named the island for the pelicans.
D: Sierra Nevada is "snowy mountain range". Sierra comes from the word for "cut" and later the tool "saw".

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That 20K question is flawed. The FEC reported turnout to be around 54.7%: http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2016/2016presgeresults.pdf


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:47 am 
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MysteryMan-123 wrote:
That 20K question is flawed. The FEC reported turnout to be around 54.7%: http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2016/2016presgeresults.pdf


I'm not disputing that number but where in that report do you see 54.7%?

I see a Total of 136,669,237 votes cast. It is not clear to me if they are including the write-in total of 699,366 but I would guess that they are.

Either way, what was the total number of eligible voters?

http://www.electproject.org/2016g

This is not the FEC but the United States Election Project says that turnout was 60.2% of eligible voters for the election overall with 59.3% for the Presidential race. They give 54.7% if you use the total Voting Age population instead. Obviously not everyone over 18 is eligible.

The USEP uses 230,585,915 for the eligible voters compared to 250,055,734 for the voting age population and 136,700,729 for the numbers of ballots cast in the Presidential race. That is actually higher than the FEC number.

If you use the FEC number that works out about right.

136,669,237 divided by 230,585,915 is 59.3% so that matches up for the Presidential race. The 60.2% number is probably right for the election overall.

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