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Post by Steven M. McCann » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:29 pm

They decided they wanted tonights couple to win a nice sum of money, so for £75,000, which is the bigger amount, the number of ICELAND UK Supermarket employees or the number of ICELAND the country Citizens?

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:43 pm

The answer, ICELAND UK Supermarket employees... 25,000
ICELAND the country Citizens ......319,000.
Despite Davinas protestations, it was a ludicrously easy question for the sum involved.

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Post by Mark James » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:45 am

You seem to be the only person who watches these shit shows and then you complain about them. If they annoy you so much how about just not watching them?

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:26 pm

This is getting ridiculous, why don't they just give them the money and not bother with any questions!, for £100,000 who has the most followers on Twitter, COLDPLAY or GWYNETH PALTROW?
What's next, who's richer, Dame Helen Mirren or The Queen?

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Post by Martin Bishop » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:26 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:This is getting ridiculous, why don't they just give them the money and not bother with any questions!, for £100,000 who has the most followers on Twitter, COLDPLAY or GWYNETH PALTROW?
What's next, who's richer, Dame Helen Mirren or The Queen?
You clearly have very impressive knowledge of twitter followers. I would have guessed Coldplay, but I was far from certain.

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Post by Fred Mumford » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:43 pm

What was the answer to the Helen Mirren v The Queen one?

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Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:26 pm

genuinely have no idea coldplay or paltrow, seems like a tough question to me.

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:30 pm

12 million+ COLDPLAY, just under 2 million GWYNETH PALTROW.

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Post by Jon Corby » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:32 pm

Fred Mumford wrote:What was the answer to the Helen Mirren v The Queen one?
The Queen has an estimated net worth of some $500 million, whereas Helen Mirren has just over 300,000 followers on Twitter.

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:45 pm

Susie Dent was on it tonight partnering Joe Wilkinson.
For those who didn't see it, the question that sunk them was....... who's the richest? Cheryl Cole, Daniel Radcliffe or Andy Murray.

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:17 pm

The last question of the series, for £125,000, has there been more male winners or female winners of the X Factor?
A perfect example of a question "loaded", for the player to get the correct answer!

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:27 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:The last question of the series, for £125,000, has there been more male winners or female winners of the X Factor?
A perfect example of a question "loaded", for the player to get the correct answer!
Surely that question would need clarification on Little Mix. If we count them as 4 female winners then the answer is more female winners. But if we count them as one female winner then the answer is more male winners. Please clear this up, we're dying to know.

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:38 pm

That was my point, Ryan, about the question been "loaded", I'm sure most people would have said female, knowing there were 4 in Little Mix!
The answer was 6 males & 7 females (including the Little Mix 4).

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Post by Fred Mumford » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:07 am

Haven't seen the show, but on the face of it that sort of deliberate ambiguity sounds unforgiveable.

At least every time Richard Osman fucks up Formula One questions on Pointless you can put it down to lack of knowledge rather than a deliberate attempt to cause confusion.

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:45 am

Steven M. McCann wrote:That was my point, Ryan, about the question been "loaded", I'm sure most people would have said female, knowing there were 4 in Little Mix!
The answer was 6 males & 7 females (including the Little Mix 4).
I may be naive, but I fail to accept that they deliberately set a question with 2 options that were both "correct" depending on whichever way the contestant went. Surely the production company (Endemol?) wouldn't leave themselves open to that? If so, the show is even more atrocious than I first thought.

(By "loaded" I thought you meant tailored towards their interests so that they would definitely know the answer).

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Post by Dave Nicholson » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:07 am

"In the main series of the UK 'X Factor', if you include solo winners and and all individual members of winning groups, which of these is true?" - Davina emphasised "if you include as well"

Surely you can only interpret that as ambiguous if you're trying really hard to get wound up over a TV quiz show?

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:34 am

Dave Nicholson wrote:"In the main series of the UK 'X Factor', if you include solo winners and and all individual members of winning groups, which of these is true?" - Davina emphasised "if you include as well"

Surely you can only interpret that as ambiguous if you're trying really hard to get wound up over a TV quiz show?
If that was the wording of the question then there is definitely only one answer to that. Thanks Dave. Steven, your posts suggest that you somehow think the whole world conspires against you in any situation.

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Post by Fred Mumford » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:43 am

This doesn't now mean that I should be more wound up by Richard Osman than by Davina McCall does it?

What a ridiculous state of affairs. I refuse.

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:50 pm

Dave's proved my point, (that the producers wanted to finish the series with the players winning) the fact that Davina emphasised "if you include as well individual members of winning groups" made the players think, has a group won?
Here's another example of a "loaded" question, imagine you know nothing about football (maybe you don't!) what would your answer be to, Which team has won the FA Cup the most times NEWCASTLE UNITED or CHELSEA?

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:57 pm

In fact, as a test, ask your family and friends the FA Cup question!

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Post by Fred Mumford » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:04 pm

Also try "Which team won the FA Cup three times in the '80s?"

Most people struggle to get that one right even within 10 guesses.

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Post by JimBentley » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:08 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:Dave's proved my point, (that the producers wanted to finish the series with the players winning) the fact that Davina emphasised "if you include as well individual members of winning groups" made the players think, has a group won?
Here's another example of a "loaded" question, imagine you know nothing about football (maybe you don't!) what would your answer be to, Which team has won the FA Cup the most times NEWCASTLE UNITED or CHELSEA?
I don't think that's an obvious one at all (if that is what you mean by a "loaded" question). I think you're implying that most people would answer Chelsea because all of their wins are more recent (and they would be correct, it's Chelsea 7, Newcastle 6 on the all-time list). However, I don't think that's true; a lot of people would go for Newcastle because they'd think it was a trick question.
Steven M. McCann wrote:In fact, as a test, ask your family and friends the FA Cup question!
if I could be bothered to do this, I think it would come out about 50:50.

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Post by Mark James » Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:44 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:That was my point, Ryan, about the question been "loaded", I'm sure most people would have said female, knowing there were 4 in Little Mix!
This is your problem Steven. You assume everyone will know who the fuck won X Factor. I'm pretty good at quizzes, I usually finish in the top three in every pub quiz I take part in but I wouldn't have had a clue to the answer to that question. I've heard of Little Mix but I wouldn't have known they won the thing.

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Post by Mark James » Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:51 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:In fact, as a test, ask your family and friends the FA Cup question!
Just asked my dad, he loves football and in fact was a football manager for years and he answered Newcastle.

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:55 pm

Mark, my point is, you would be more inclined to say female rather than male, as the answer to the question, If you KNEW for a fact, a group with 4 females in it, had won it.
I'm not assuming everyone knows who won X Factor, but I'm assuming most of the ones who knew Little Mix had won it, would have said female for the answer to the question!

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:51 pm

I'd imagine that the wording of the question would tend to sway most ordinary mortals towards the wrong answer because the success of boy bands like JLS and Wand Erection makes people forget that they weren't actually winners of the series. As Chris Tarrant used to say, it's only easy if you know the answer.

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Post by Mark James » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:17 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:Mark, my point is, you would be more inclined to say female rather than male, as the answer to the question, If you KNEW for a fact, a group with 4 females in it, had won it.
I'm not assuming everyone knows who won X Factor, but I'm assuming most of the ones who knew Little Mix had won it, would have said female for the answer to the question!
So you're point is if you know the correct answer you're more likely to give the correct answer? I'll alert the media.

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:44 am

Here's a question they can use when they return..........
Who's the older William Shatner (Captain Kirk) or Leonard Nimoy (Mr Spock)?

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