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The neverending research scavenger hunt game

 
 
jespah
 
Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 04:12 pm
In this game, an objective question is asked and your job is to find the answer online and post it, along with a reference url. Whoever posts the correct answer first gets to post the next question, and so on.

  • Questions must be objective, with readily verifiable answers. No opinions or subjective inquiries, please.
  • You cannot use your own website to answer the question, even if the answer is listed there. And, you can't direct people to your own website through the questions you ask.
  • Questions eliciting personal information or information that could be used for hacking or illegal purposes are not allowed (e. g. asking for mothers' maiden names, passwords, home addresses, etc.).
  • You've got to give a link with the answer, even if you know it off the top of your head.
  • Questions can be about any topic, but please, no offensive questions.


Have fun! :-D
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 04:13 pm
Oh yeah, the first question:

What's the name of the largest crater on the moon?
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fealola
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 04:19 pm
The South Pole-Aitken Basin on the farside of Earth's Moon. It is thel largest crater in the solar system too!

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap960906.html


Great Idea!
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 04:22 pm
Thanks! Got a question, fealola?
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fealola
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 04:30 pm
Who was the Mughal emperor of India (1628-1658) and what do westerners know him for?
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BillW
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 04:34 pm
Shah Jahan (1592-1666), fifth Mughal emperor of India (1628-1658), the third son of Emperor Jahangir, born in Lahore (now in Pakistan). As a young prince he commanded his father's army, leading many campaigns, but in 1623, compelled by the intrigues of the imperial consort, he rose in rebellion, before being reconciled with hs father in 1625. At his father's death in 1627 he rushed to Agra to claim the throne and, having killed all potential rivals, was crowned the following year. Much of his long reign was spent in campaigns in the Deccan, which he never entirely managed to subdue. It was also notable for royal patronage of literature and fine art. Above all, however, it was distinguished by architectural splendour; Shah Sahan built the Taj Mahal and the Pearl Mosque at Agra and presided over the construction of Delhi, which he made his capital in 1648. Deposed by his son Aurangzeb in 1658 after he had fallen ill, Shah Jahan spent the rest of his years in prison.

http://www1.fctv.ne.jp/~masala/tajmahal.html
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fealola
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 04:35 pm
Go, Bill!
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BillW
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 04:40 pm
Where may you find roses that are thousands of years old, extremely hard yet formed from a tear?
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fealola
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 04:50 pm
You can find them in Saudi Arabia!

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/brcgranier/gmeop/Mougenot.html
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BillW
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 04:54 pm
fealola, first, I'll ask the question - where does the "tear" come in? I find a link myself, BTW!
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 04:55 pm
Wow, I never would've gotten that one.
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fealola
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 04:58 pm
The Sand Roses are formed when gympsum is dissolved by sea water, and then crystalizes. Sea water and tears are basically the same thing- salt water???
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fealola
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 05:00 pm
Is it my turn now?
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BillW
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 05:01 pm
That's the link that I saw also and thought it a good one Smile

The answers I was looking for is, Oklahoma:

http://www.roserockmuseum.com/

The same "tear" applies as yours, but this one is more sentimental:

http://www.roserockmuseum.com/history.html

Quote:
CHEROKEE ROSE LEGEND

In the 1800s, despite a decision in favor of the Cherokees by the Supreme Court, President Andrew Jackson ordered the removal of the Cherokees and other Indian tribes from their Eastern homelands to Oklahoma, a journey later referred to as the "TRAIL OF TEARS". About four thousand people died along the way.

Indian folklore states that "God, looking down from heaven, decided to commemorate the courageous Cherokees. As the blood of the braves and the tears of the maidens fell to the ground, they were turned to stones in the shape of a rose." The Rose Rock is found in Oklahoma, the end of the journey. The State Flower of Georgia, the tribe's eastern home, is the Cherokee Rose.


Thanks fealola and next question please Laughing
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BillW
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 05:03 pm
Now, let me go and research more from your site Wink
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fealola
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 05:06 pm
Great story!

Assuming you've registered and payed, when will the next round of SAT's be given in the US?
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BillW
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 05:12 pm
Looks little the weekend of the Texas Gathering, October 11, 2003:

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/calenfees.html
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fealola
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 05:15 pm
That's correct! I have a senior and they've got my money!
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BillW
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 05:20 pm
Been looking at the ACT for December in this household.

BTW, the hardest thing here is coming up with something that isn't a dirrect google link - that's hard!
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fealola
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2003 05:22 pm
We're doing the ACT too. Covering all bases!
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