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Seventh Round - Measurements
|1)||Unit of Liquid Measurement:||Gallon 6, Pint 3, Quart 2, Liter 1, Microliter 1|
|2)||Dry Measurement Unit:||Bushel 3, Peck 3, Cup 2, Yard 1, Quart 1, Pound 1, Ounce 1, Teaspoon 1|
|3)||Weight Measurement Unit:||Pound 10, Ton 1, Gram 1, Decagram 1|
|4)||Measurement used with Electricity:||Volt 8, Watt 2, Ohm 2, Kilowatt 1|
|5)||Measurement used in Astronomy:||Light Year 11, Angstrom 1, Astronomical Unit 1|
|01)||Tim Snyder||Gallon,||Cup,||Pound,||Volt,||Light Year||= 160 + 37 = 197|
|02)||Tom Howell||Pint,||Bushel,||Pound,||Volt,||Light Year||= 158 + 35 = 193|
|03)||Mark Stretch||Pint,||Yard,||Pound,||Volt,||Light Year||= 155 + 33 = 188|
|04)||Brendan Whyte||Gallon,||Bushel,||Ton,||Volt,||Light Year||= 153 + 29 = 182|
|05)||Bill Scharf||Gallon,||Peck,||Pound,||Volt,||Astronomical Unit||= 144 + 28 = 172|
|Tom's Mom||Quart,||Quart,||Pound,||Ohm,||Light Year||= 146 + 26 = 172|
|07)||Jim Reader||Pint,||Pound,||Pound,||Volt,||Light Year||= 136 + 33 = 169|
|08)||Ward Narhi||[no entry received]||= 156 + 6 = 162|
|09)||Fred Davis||Quart,||Peck,||Pound,||Volt,||Light Year||= 127 + 34 = 161|
|10)||David Partridge||Gallon,||Cup,||Pound,||Watt,||Light Year||= 121 + 31 = 152|
|11)||Kevin Wilson||Gallon,||Peck,||Pound,||Watt,||Light Year||= 116 + 32 = 148|
|12)||Brent McKee||[no entry received]||= 117 + 6 = 123|
|13)||Brad Martin||Gallon,||Bushel,||Pound,||Volt,||Light Year||= 81 + 38 = 119|
|14)||Jon Fetter||[no entry received]||= 96 + 6 = 102|
|15)||Barb||[no entry received]||= 93 + 6 =
|16)||Bart Denny||[no entry received]||= 81 + 6 =
|17)||Doug Kent||Liter,||Ounce,||Gram,||Kilowatt,||Light Year||= 69 + 15 = 84|
|18)||Mark Nelson||[no entry received]||= 67 + 6 =
|19)||John Wilman||[no entry received]||= 57 + 6 =
|20)||Mike Ashley||Microliter,||Teaspoon,||Decagram,||Ohm,||An gstrom||= 50 + 6 = 56|
Top Score Possible: 38 Top Score Achieved 38 (by Brad)
1) Unit of Liquid Measurement: Gallon was at the top of my list,
though I expected a better showing on the metric side of things.
2) Dry Measurement Unit: My choice would have been bushel due to my CSA shipments, but beyond that I didn't really know what to expect. Quite a spectrum of choices!
3) Weight Measurement Unit: I had thought pound would take a sweep here, with maybe a metric kilogram thrown in for good measure.
4) Measurement used with Electricity: I was 50-50 between volt and kilowatt for my choice, though I probably would have taken volt in the end.
5) Measurement used in Astronomy: I was out of touch here! My hands down choice was AU, light year never really was an option. Even with the results, I'd still take the AU as my choice (and see my score drop dramatically!).
Player Comments on the Round -
1) Unit of Liquid Measurement: [Jim] Pint of Timothy Taylors
Landlord bitter, please. [WAY] Never tried that, or heard of it. I
take it that it is tasty? [Tom] Most of these guys drink beer, don't
they? [WAY] If so, it apparently is by the gallon not the pint!
[Tom] The brit mob will probably go for liters, and I was strongly
inclined towards quarts, but think pints a better bet. [Brendan]
Americans, so not metric, gallons cause oil is more important tot hem than
pints of beer.
2) Dry Measurement Unit: [Bill] peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.... [Fred] Perhaps I should have said "Bushel," but I was thinking of the old song, "I love you a bushel and a peck." [Tom] Anyone who knows their dry measures will know that pints and quarts are valid here, also. (Hope not too many do....). [Kevin] Showing my rural roots in the peck. Bushel also crossed my mind. [Brendan] trying to think back to when Imperial was used...in metric volume is volume, for gas, liquid and solids.
3) Weight Measurement Unit: [Tom] But, perhaps ton will do well. The Brits will probably go for GRAM, or perhaps kiloGRAM, or kilo for short.
4) Measurement used with Electricity: [Tom] (or jolts as we used to say in the Navy). Amps is valid, and, of course, resistance is measured in ohms. For alternating current, frequency is an important measure. I think this will be the most fractured category. Cross my fingers and hope I get lucky here and Tim S. strikes low. [g].
5) Measurement used in Astronomy: [Tom] My first inclination was parsec; I hope I don't regret changing. [WAY] I think you did the right thing! [Brendan] Astronomical Units is a bit too obvious and pithy.
General Player Letters/Comments:
[Mike] (On last round) - Congratulations, this is getting a little
harder. [WAY] I try to mix easy answers with ones you have to think
about to make it more interesting. [Mike] I see I overlapped with
two others with politician last turn! I'm worried this turn that I won't do
so well with dry measurements. Brendan Whyte suggested the "Computer
Programmer" was a service occupation. 'Dems fightin' words, I tell you!
[Dave] (One last round) - Boy, miss one profession and take a big hit. Guess I don't know enough lawyers.
[Tom's Mom] As an elder housewife I'm going with the measurements I'm familiar with, not the metric system.
[Kevin] Showing my American roots there (gallon instead of litre, pound instead of gram, etc.). The only ones I'm pretty sure will match a lot of others is light-year and watt. [WAY] A bit off on the watt expectations...
[Brad] Quite difficult really as I am now used to the metric system but I suspect most of your readers are still using the Imperial system.
[Brendan] My favourites would be: liquid - hogshead; dry - bushel; weight - quintal (tho 'stone' confuses American: 16oz in a pound, 14 pounds in a stone. Human weight is given as stones and pounds, not just pounds); electricity - Ohms, love that omega; astronomy - parsecs, though warp factors is a cool unit of measurement too.
Eighth Round - Publications
1) News Magazine
5) Literary Publication
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