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  1. #31
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    2 earthman2110
    0 Lycus
    0 milli360

    Wally's and Parrothead's leaving off the units on question number 7 did not hurt them, but it would have had they had the right number.

    There is one answer on which everyone agrees, so it seems that it has to be right, but it's not by Jove!

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    4th try!

    ToSeek, SeanF, Eroica, and myself all have 1, 3, 6-8 as the same, so I am guessing those are the right answers. Focus on 2, 4-5. :-k

    1. 1960
    2. 23.5
    3. Subaru
    4. Leapday
    5. Kuiper Belt (my first choice)
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10
    8. 1610

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    Third revision:

    1. 1960
    2. 28.57 degrees
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1
    5. Kuiper Belt
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10 sec
    8. 1990 AD
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    3 Candy
    2 gritmonger
    2 earthman2110
    0 Lycus
    0 milli360

    Since posting the quiz, I have given three hints, two of them about the same question

    (Since it is so precise, I'm going to insist on the units in question 7. Also, ToSeek, you bolded number 8, but you also changed number 1, right?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek
    Third revision:

    1. 1960
    2. 28.57 degrees
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1
    5. Kuiper Belt
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10 sec
    8. 1990 AD
    Dang, you are throwing in a possible wrench! Where's my Milli? 8-[

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    Quote Originally Posted by milli360
    Also, ToSeek, you bolded number 8, but you also changed number 1, right?)
    Yes. Thanks for catching that.

    Fourth revision:

    1. 1960
    2. 28.57 degrees
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1
    5. Planet around Gliese 876
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10 sec
    8. 1865
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    0 Lycus
    0 milli360

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    Fifth revision:

    1. 1960
    2. 28.57 degrees
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1
    5. Mongo
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10 sec
    8. 1865
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    ToSeek is good!

    5th try! - Milli is killing me!

    1. 1960
    2. 28.5
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1 (I have no idea how you got this!)
    5. Planet X (or a 10th Planet in our Solar System)
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10
    8. 1865 (So what was in 1610?)

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    4 Wally
    2 gritmonger
    2 earthman2110
    0 Lycus
    0 milli360

    I guess if you count my explanation about question 4 as a hint, then I have given four hints. (You left off the units, again)

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    6th try (dubbed the process of elimination)! Oh yeah, I got your unit!

    1. 1960 AD
    2. 28.5 degrees
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1
    5. Planet X (or a 10th Planet in our Solar System)
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10 secs
    8. 1865 AD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy
    ToSeek is good!

    5th try! - Milli is killing me!

    1. 1960
    2. 28.5
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1 (I have no idea how you got this!)
    I played around with Starry Night until I saw the Milky Way hugging the horizon.

    5. Planet X (or a 10th Planet in our Solar System)
    This is wrong, but I haven't a clue what's right. Quaoar isn't.

    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10
    8. 1865 (So what was in 1610?)
    1610 - Io the moon discovered
    1865 - Io the asteroid discovered

    All we really have to do now is figure out which answer milli wants for #5, but I don't have any good ideas yet.
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    0 Lycus
    0 milli360

    Maybe I'll give another hint if there's no movement.

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    What about Varuna?

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    Sixth revision:

    1. 1960
    2. 28.57 degrees
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1
    5. Jupiter (based on the order in which they're currently lined up in the night sky)
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10 sec
    8. 1865
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    4 Wally
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    2 earthman2110
    0 Lycus
    0 Ut
    0 milli360

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    Seventh revision:

    1. 1960
    2. 28.57 degrees
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1
    5. Mercury (something to do with temperature?)
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10 sec
    8. 1865
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    7th try!

    1. 1960 AD
    2. 28.5 degrees
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1
    5. Neptune #-o [Pluto and Neptune paths change positions. Pluto is 8 right now, so Neptune comes next!]
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10 secs
    8. 1865 AD

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    no change

    you guys are probably going to hate me for this one, it's going to take some thinking outside the box--not that Neptune wasn't. I think it might have been the same reasoning as gritmonger, although Pluto went back to number nine a few years ago

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    8th try!

    1. 1960 AD
    2. 28.5 degrees
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1
    5. Taurus [Astrology!]
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10 secs
    8. 1865 AD

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    Quote Originally Posted by milli360
    you guys are probably going to hate me for this one
    Going to?
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    LOL. OK, OK, if no one has guessed it by noon (EDT) on Monday, I'll post the answer to number five. And the winner will be whoever can explain why it is the answer.

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    Eighth revision:

    1. 1960
    2. 28.57 degrees
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1
    5. Earth (wrapping around from the last planet discovered to the first)
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10 sec
    8. 1865
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    These are some great answers, but no...not the ones I'm looking for.

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    Ninth revision:

    1. 1960
    2. 28.57 degrees
    3. Subaru
    4. April 1
    5. Terra (Roman goddess of the Earth, completing the cycle: Uranus/sky, Neptune/sea, Pluto/underworld)
    6. Sun
    7. 86164.10 sec
    8. 1865
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    Interesting reasoning, but no. You're in the right area though. It's on Earth.

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    5. The 3 Magi

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    5) Mars. The fourth god destroyed by Xena, Warrior Princess. :P

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    5 - America

    From the periodic table of elements

    92 - Uranium
    93 - Neptunium
    94 - Plutonium
    95 - Americium

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottmsg
    5 - America

    From the periodic table of elements

    92 - Uranium
    93 - Neptunium
    94 - Plutonium
    95 - Americium
    Dang it. I was looking for that! It's been so long since I took chemistry! I couldn't remember what to google. Dang it. I bet you are right! =D>

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