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The Golf Round

Time flies when you are quarantining yourself with kids and still trying to work a regular day. Where we live, there are still many restrictions on what activities we can do. Golf, fortunately, is one of those outdoor activities that saw the least government restrictions. Unfortunately, because of the rise in interest (also, lack of any other outdoor activities), finding a course that wasn’t booked for months became difficult. Here is a trivia round while I am waiting my turn.

1. How many PGA Tours did Ben Hogan win in his career?

64

2. What is the standard diameter of the hole?

11 cm or 4.25 inches

3. Which type of golf club is subdivided into mallet, peripheral weighted and blade styles?

The putter

4. What device is used to measure the speed of a golf course putting green?

A stimpmeter

5. Where did the modern game of golf originate?

Scotland

6. The world’s oldest tournament, “The Open Championship” is also known as what?

The Open or the British Open

7. A lost ball results in a penalty of how many strokes?

One

8. During a stipulated round, how many clubs are allowed in a player’s bag?

14

9. The number of strokes a skilled golfer is expected to need to complete a hole is referred to as what?

Par

10. The term is used to refer to a score of four strokes under par?

Condor

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Random Responses #5

This post is a collection if interesting submissions I came across that I couldn’t approve, but also couldn’t delete. All of these were very interesting but I just couldn’t verify them…so if one of these is yours, or if you know what the author meant to ask, please let me know. I would hate to not add these to the database. But they need a bit of editing.

“question”: “What two things do the years 1988, 1996 and 2016 have in common?”
“answer”: “Summer Olympics and U.S. Presidential Elections”

While this isn’t incorrect, I think there is more to this question…unless I am overthinking it. The Summer Olympics and U.S. Presidential Elections normally coincide so this applies to a whole bunch of dates. I also looked into other things that are common…like locations where these are held, top performing nations, etc. It was an interesting rabbit hole to fall into but I am not sure this question is ready yet. If you are the person who submitted this, get in touch and let me know what you meant…because I just might be overthinking this.

We also received an interesting form of correction to the answer for the question:

“The first atomic bomb test split an atom of what fissionable element?”

The original answer was “Plutonium” but the submitted the correction was not a straight forward one. The user submitted a link to Google search results. The funny thing about Google is that the results are rather personalized and the algorithm tries to blow up the answer it thinks you are searching for. For me, using the account I use to research and write trivia, the bold answer at the top of the search results was “Plutonium” but when I searched Incognito in Chrome, and through a couple of other devices and accounts I have, the answers were coming up as “Uranium”, “Uranium-235” and “Plutonium”. I find that fascinating and shows that the answer shouldn’t be taken blindly based on the top search result and that some additional reading is required and (but who am I to judge since I often do this myself).

The truth is that when you search “atomic bomb” you will find that they could be made using either uranium or plutonium, which explains the mix of answers. Some articles also provide a lot of additional information on the elements and the search algorithm is not capable of identifying some specifics. The  first atomic bomb test, codenamed “Trinity”, used plutonium. But that answer is not near the top of any of the search results and requires some digging. Therefore, we stand by our original answer.

Keep the corrections and submission coming. We love going through them and learning new things and, of course, when we are wrong.

Canadian Thanksgiving 2019

A short trivia round on Canadian Thanksgiving. A few easy and a few hard questions to stump the family with.

Person in Comic Book Style with Question Marks

All About That 20 Round

Our Random Trivia Generator database finally surpassed 20,000 questions. To celebrate this achievement here is a 20 question quiz round revolving around the number 20!

Q: What five-letter fictional company is responsible for Jurassic Park?

A: InGen