Best 1-point Answers of the New Decade Game of Empathy

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Best 1-point Answers of the New Decade
  • MarleysGhost at 2010-02-01

    bird: feeder (1)

  • FatPhil at 2010-02-01

    bird: an infinitude of 0 point answers! Looks like RoRoRo’s reminder completely failed to achieve its intended purpose.

  • SIsaimon at 2010-02-02

    bird: claw (1)
    Why? T_T

  • Foul Ole Ron at 2010-02-02

    bird: early (1)

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2010-02-02

    bird: twitter (1)

  • Rex Moore at 2010-02-02

    Poker: I hardly knew her (1)

    saimon, I’m surpised anyone gave any “birds” answer other than the name of a bird! But that’s why I finished poorly. :)

  • MichaeI X ★ at 2010-02-08

    body fluids:

    phlegm (1)

    I thought I had learned something while browsing dictionaries, but did not follow Thierry’s rule # 8 (If you feel it might be wrong, it is)

  • Foul Ole Ron at 2010-02-14

    Commodore 64: brown (1)

  • SIsaimon at 2010-02-17

    Chuckeled @ Foul Ole Ron’s brown – I don’t even know why. But this is so far best 1-pointer of the decade!

  • ypercube at 2010-02-17

    Have you seen one (Commodore 64)? Can you remember the colour of the keyboard/mainboard/computer?

  • SIsaimon at 2010-02-17

    I do indeed, still.. :-)

  • Rex Moore at 2010-02-17

    Glass: empty
    Glass: full

  • ypercube at 2010-02-18

    glass: wine(13)

    I know it’s not an 1-point but it counts as one :)

  • MichaeI X ★ at 2010-02-18

    Well, if you played this “glass” round without spying Past Games, Congratulations, just 3 below max !!!
    (But I guess you found ‘glass’ in the ‘wine’ round and replaced ‘cup’ to be super smart ;)

  • ypercube at 2010-02-18

    No, I looked at the Past games, I just took a bet that a glass of wine would be better than a cup (related to glass).

    8 people played “cup” (besides the 8 PastGamers who won the round) while 12 played “wine” from a total of 30 (NonPastGamers). I needed 4 more “winers” to become a winner and not a whiner :)

  • Rex Moore at 2010-02-18

    So is that how 8 people tied for a perfect score this game... by looking at a past Empathy game?

  • ypercube at 2010-02-18

    Yep, at least 9 people looked at previously played games and 8 decided to follow the exact 10 words that won iin th eprevious round of “glass”.

    It doesn’t always work but most of the times when a topic is repeated, replaying winning words will get you to a – crowded – first place.

  • somar96 at 2010-02-19

    Hey, I didn’t know it was played before :/

  • ypercube at 2010-02-20

    ... more than 2 years ago!

  • MichaeI X ★ at 2010-02-20

    and besides the really questionable choice “cup” ( I had similar thoughts like yper, just eventually favoring “crystal” ),
    the hardest part of that round was skipping glasse, who won so many of those past games!

  • slaapgraag at 2010-02-23

    palindromes: detartrated

  • Aganju at 2010-02-23

    LOL! I love that one! (detartrated)

  • ypercube at 2010-02-23

    hello to the othe player who played ABBA :)

  • MichaeI X ★ at 2010-03-01

    Australia: Syndey ( a 2 pointer even = bad luck for both of us )

  • ypercube at 2010-03-01

    Now we know why Sydney got 29 while kangaroo 31.

    My contribution to Australia: shark (2)

  • somar96 at 2010-03-01

    I was really disappointed to get only 1 point on emu.

  • ypercube at 2010-03-10


    Democritus (1)

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2010-03-10


    clock (1)

  • Rex Moore at 2010-03-10


    smasher (1) ... it was the first answer I thought of!

  • slaapgraag at 2010-03-10

    atom: I had to fill in this one quickly. But still, I think these deserved more:
    quantum mechanics (1)
    chemics (1),
    Einstein (1),
    Mass (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-03-22

    Body fluids: perspiration (1)

    big european companies: Elf (1)

    Commodore 64: microcomputer (1), color (1)

    Australia: crocodile (1)

    atom: LHC (1)
    @ypercube: I thought of Democritus (and “uncuttable”), so I was with you in spirit.

    World’s best cuisines: food (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2010-03-25

    estonia, canada, belgium: Land (1)

  • somar96 at 2010-03-25

    I got only 1 point for Madagascar. I also misspelt Libya (did Libia)...

  • Aganju at 2010-03-27

    things you find in the ocean: trash. 1 point!???
    Guys, wake up!

  • slaapgraag at 2010-03-28

    aganju, i was only more specific: plastic (1). And: Watr. Damn!

  • somar96 at 2010-03-28

    I got 1*37 and 9*1 in things found in the ocean game :(

  • ypercube at 2010-03-28

    somar96, please tell us these 9 things :)

  • somar96 at 2010-03-30

    well, I had imagined it’s like something you can get when you go fishing, e.g. shoes, rubbish and such types of things :)

  • Foul Ole Ron at 2010-03-31

    Opposite of safe: sorry
    [I really planned to change this, but didn’t get around to it]

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2010-03-31

    Opposites of: ..., green : yellow (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2010-03-31

    4 ole: nice one anyway!

  • somar96 at 2010-04-01

    I got 2 for opposite of green: blue

  • Gregorlo at 2010-04-01

    while you lose on time in all of your games... nice behaviour...

  • somar96 at 2010-04-02

    I couldn’t help it. I started 1100 games at once...
    I’m not timing out anymore though

  • ypercube at 2010-04-02

    1100 games, on first thought, wow!

    On second thought, not so wow. Can you start 1100000 games?

  • somar96 at 2010-04-02

    no you can’t. because games will start ending. but 3000 is possible I say.

  • Aganju at 2010-04-02

    the question should be how many can you start and seriously play (without timing any out)
    I know you can do 500. Did so for a while. 1000 is a real stretch, but if you play full time (like 14 h a day, 7 days a week) it should work. That would be about the limit though, or you would go crazy.

    @somar96: No, we don’t want you to try it.

  • Aganju at 2010-04-05

    should have known that only Floridians would write ‘Gator’ (1 point). And it does taste like chicken.

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-04-06

    tastes like chicken: flavor (1)

  • somar96 at 2010-04-06

    I wrote “everything” and I got full 5 points!

  • dgreene11235 at 2010-04-06

    lol I put everything too. But I mean its true... Everything seems to taste like chicken!

  • Dustin at 2010-04-07

    Opposite of safe: out (1)
    tastes like chicken: babies (1) Nobody else is a big Eddie Izzard fan?
    bird: worm (1)

  • dgreene11235 at 2010-04-09

    Card Games: Rook(1)
    Gaw, haven’t you guys played rook?!

  • ypercube at 2010-04-09

    no Magic the Gathering either.

    Tarot however got 5 points, the highest from non-standard-deck card games.

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2010-04-09

    Card Games:
    Go Fish (1)
    freecell (4) only!

  • Aganju at 2010-04-09

    freecell is not a card game, but a computer game (that displays cards)... Maybe that’s why?

  • dgreene11235 at 2010-04-10

    Tarot? Thats not even a game its a fortune telling tool. lol

  • dgreene11235 at 2010-04-11

    OKAY GUYS! Moment of truth is approaching. I have a feeling there are going to be A LOT of 1-pointers this time, and I bet the top ten scores will be unusually low... This is a topic that there are so many more than 10 answers. I bet there will only be a 3-4 answers worth more than 20 points, and the rest will be 12 or below... Lets see if I am right... I hope I’m wrong...=P

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-04-11

    war movies: apocolypse now (1)

  • Gregorlo at 2010-04-12

    Tarot is a game. :-)

  • MichaeI X ★ at 2010-04-12

    Any “fortune telling tool” is just a game :-)

  • Aganju at 2010-04-13

    MichaeI X, I disagree. It is a blatant offense to any self-valueing game to count things like Tarot as one! Tarot might have its values and reasons for existence, and I actually find it interesting (though I don’t believe in it), but is is not a game.
    At least not what 99% of readers here would mean when they say ‘Tarot’. I am aware that there is a game with the same name in existence, but it is not well known, and it is not what people would think is meant with ‘Tarot’.

  • hobo at 2010-04-13

    not well known to who ? in france it is very well known (i think...)

  • ypercube at 2010-04-13

    I had never heard of Rook or Tarot (as a game) before.

    I’m sure Tarot is popular in France and Rook in (US ?).

  • slaapgraag at 2010-04-15

    Barcelona: Parc Guell

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-04-15

    Barcelona: bullfight (1)

  • Phil The Hat at 2010-04-15

    card games: snap(1) :-(

  • somar96 at 2010-04-15

    lol. I got 3 highest answers, 2 low ones and 5 1s...

  • gpallis at 2010-04-16

    I knew ‘Rubio’ would be one point, it really was my first thought though!

  • dgreene11235 at 2010-04-18

    Ice Cream Flavors – Moose Tracks (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2010-04-18

    Ice cream – none what about the lactose intolerant?

  • dgreene11235 at 2010-04-18


  • kingofthebesI at 2010-04-20

    left (1), right (1), cat (1), dog (1), three (1), one (1), two (1), house (1)

    2 or 3 people spoiled a perfect game with goodbye and hello.

  • ypercube at 2010-04-21

    nothing (7)
    is worth more than
    anything (1)

  • dgreene11235 at 2010-04-21

    That was a hard game! I didn’t know whether to put English words that I knew the French for or the actual French word that I know.

  • dgreene11235 at 2010-04-21

    Resume(1)... That is a French word isn’t it? lol It sounds French.

  • kingofthebesI at 2010-04-22

    @dgreen11235 glad I wasn’t alone, the question was posed in english so I answered in english.
    If resume is french it isn’t part of basic vocab I was taught.

  • somar96 at 2010-04-22

    actually I got some points on “French” :P

  • Aganju at 2010-04-22

    The french word is Resumeé (if your browser does not show that, two ‘e’ at the end, and the latter one has an upward accent); it is spoken the same way. ‘Resume’ is the americanised version.

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-04-26

    volcanoes: dormant (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2010-04-27

    What can you say in french: restaurant.

  • slaapgraag at 2010-05-03

    square: ‘hip’. Hewie Lewis and the news!

  • slaapgraag at 2010-05-03

    honey – I schrunk the kids (1) - would be 1 too without a misspelling ;-)

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-05-05

    sport in water: boat racing (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-05-16

    kinds of music: oldies (1)

    It’s my favorite kind. :)

  • somar96 at 2010-05-17

    I lost 23 points on writing classic instead of classical...

  • Jonatan Rydh at 2010-05-17

    classic mistake ;)

  • Aganju at 2010-05-17

    me too (classic)

  • Aganju at 2010-05-17

    spring: love(2) - where did this world go....

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-05-24

    high voltage: tower (1)

    I’m very surprised to have won the round despite having a one-point answer.

  • somar96 at 2010-05-24

    I had so nice answers and came 16th :((

  • slaapgraag at 2010-05-24

    Ac/Dc was the 11th answer. Still no-one voted for "rock’n’roll'(1)?

  • bauer17 at 2010-05-25

    What can you say in French: camembert (1)

  • somar96 at 2010-05-25

    I had AC/DC too. as the first thing. but song(1)...

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2010-05-27

    Paris: La Tour Eiffel (1)

    To be wors I changed capital (17) to 'La Tour Eiffel'

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-05-27

    Paris: lovers (1)

  • Aganju at 2010-05-27

    Paris: Tour d’Eiffel(1) - are there no french people around that know how to the name really is?

  • MichaeI X ★ at 2010-05-28

    Tour Eiffel(1) - LG could have joined us to 3 points each ;)

  • ypercube at 2010-06-02

    Souvenir from Holland:


  • slaapgraag at 2010-06-02

    Souvenir from Holland: Snowglobe (1)
    I’m glad 2 of you want to take ajax with them PLease, do! Let’s get rid of them here!

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-06-06

    The Middle ages: joust (1), feudal (1)

  • Aganju at 2010-06-06

    what’s a ‘joust’?

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-06-07

    south africa: australopithecus (1)

    A joust is a contest between two knights in armor riding horses. They try to unseat each other with lances.

  • Talizess at 2010-06-10

    I was quiet sure that I don’t receive points,
    but :
    mousse au chocolat (1)
    mojito (1)
    should be the top 2 answers ;-)

  • somar96 at 2010-06-11

    lol what are they

  • Aganju at 2010-06-14

    Vitamins: connections (1)
    Does nobody remember that colloquial use? Like in ‘you need vitamin c to get a good job’?

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-06-15

    top 10 most important vitamins: B complex (1)

  • somar96 at 2010-06-23

    hardest languages to learn: indonesian (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2010-06-24

    Ai speek ol doze languiziziziz floontly

  • Aganju at 2010-06-25

    - calories(1) hmm...
    - cigarette(1) good!
    - skip(1)

  • Aganju at 2010-06-25

    big bang:
    - live(1)... life would have given (3) only too.

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2010-06-26

    big bang:
    - expanding (1)
    - Dark matter (1)
    - Dark energy (1)
    - cosmic microwave background (1)
    - relativity (1)

  • Aganju at 2010-06-26

    @Elisa: You are much too deep into that... I dropped all those terms, as only insiders would know them...

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-06-26

    @Elisa, Aganju: I tried to avoid the specialist terms, but..

    big bang:
    blast (1), shot (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2010-06-29

    none (1), zip (1), zero (1), zilch (1), nada (1), nought (1), nullus (1), nix (1), niemand (1), ninguna (1)
    “Best teams at WC ”“soccer”" 2010!!

  • Aganju at 2010-07-01

    Things that don’t exist:
    - Global Warming(1) - I’m actually glad I got only 1 point for that one.
    - simultaneity(1) - nobody here knows quantum mechanics and general relativity theories?
    - wormhole(1)
    - superheros(1)
    - free lunch(1)

  • Aganju at 2010-07-01

    and – lol - ‘honest politicians’(5) - I’m not alone...

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-07-01

    Things that don’t exist: flying saucers (1), werewolf (1)

    @Aganju — I had “wormholes” until the last hour, when I changed it to “tooth fairy”.

  • slaapgraag at 2010-07-02

    same game: Mermaids (1)
    Marley’s: werewolf is a very nice answer. Didn’t think of that. Thought of satan (5) but skipped it. Damn!

  • Carroll ★ at 2010-07-02

    Same game:

    jesus (2) while God his father got 24 non-existence points!, universe (1), things (2), Electric Sheep (1), intelligence (2 who else?), little green men (1), time (1 no one heard of Rovelli?), me (2 another me?).

  • FatPhil at 2010-07-02

    Aganju – your free lunch was brilliant – I wish I’d have thought of it, I’d gladly have swapped out my santa(3) and shared 2 points with you!

    Carroll – I would have been a jesus(3) until I swapped him for the even more charismatic 13-point unicorns, sorry for breaking the trinity.

  • dgreene11235 at 2010-07-04

    Bad spelling FTW!!!

    Santa Clause (1), Tooth Ferry (1)

    I lost 18 points because I didn’t spell check myself... lol the Tooth Fairy I was talking about was a dentist office that operated on a Ferry Boat... Which I guess they don’t Exist either... And the Santa Claus I was talking about is part of his contract he has to sign every year...FML

  • Aganju at 2010-07-09

    My ... hurts:

    everybody listed only body parts... think outside the box!

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-07-11

    places to hide: refugee camp (1), duck blind (1), in plain sight (1), sanctuary (1), Switzerland (1)
    witness protection program (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2010-07-11

    Switzerland? Why?

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-07-11

    Switzerland was a good place to hide money, in earlier times.

  • Aganju at 2010-07-11

    weekend home(1)
    mountain cabin(1) - every mystery book, that’s where they hide!
    far away(1)
    Cornfield, IA(1)
    Siberia (1) - I would have expected some more points with this one

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-07-17

    castles: Chateau (1)

    I’m surprised Windsor got more votes than Buckingham.

  • somar96 at 2010-07-17

    Windsor (7) and Windsor Castle (6) :(
    should have done both!

  • FatPhil at 2010-07-17

    battlements (1)
    soldiers (1)

    MG – Buckingham’s a palace, not a castle!

  • slaapgraag at 2010-07-17

    castles: europe. Where to find alhabra, windsor, neuschwanstein?

  • slaapgraag at 2010-07-20

    basketball: Yao Ming (1)

  • Paulzz at 2010-07-20

    Pau Gasol (1)
    johnson (1)

  • FatPhil at 2010-07-20

    Basketball: bounce(1)
    And I was so close with slam dunk(2) too!

  • slaapgraag at 2010-07-23

    biggest diispointment wc:

    “Spain losing their opening game to Switzerland” was a long shot, but
    anelka (1) and Christiano Ronaldo (1) sure did deserve more!

  • ypercube at 2010-07-23

    Players that appeared in the results:

    Rooney - (rooney 4 + Wayne Rooney 3)

    Ronaldo - (ronaldo 4 + Christiano Ronaldo 1)

    Messi - (messi)

    Drogba - (Didier Drogba)

    Torres - (Fernando Torres)
    Fabregas - (Cesc Fabregas)

    Besides Ronaldo, the others too may have got more 1-point results. One-pointers are not published.

    Coaches that appeared in the results:

    None! Nodody thought of putting Maradona ?

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-07-23

    biggest disappointment of the world cup:
    penalties (1), results (1)

  • Paulzz at 2010-07-28

    octopus :
    doctor (1), spiderman (1), takoyaki (1)

    I’m reading too much comics and mangas :(

  • somar96 at 2010-08-01

    Austria-Hungary: XIX Century

  • FatPhil at 2010-08-02

    Austria-Hungary: moravia (1), slavonia (1),

  • MichaeI X ★ at 2010-08-02

    Sisi (1)
    Anyone chose the Austrian spelling “Sissi” or Sissy ?
    According to the movies about that period, she was the most important empress of Austria-Hungary.
    Sissi,die junge Kaiserin (A 1956)

  • Aganju at 2010-08-02

    Yeah but her name is Elisabeth. Sissy is just the nickname/movie title. And she supposedly looked better.

  • Aganju at 2010-08-02

    (nothing against Romy)

  • MichaeI X ★ at 2010-08-16

    Where water comes from:

    leak (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2010-08-16

    wouldn’t that be where water goes lol

  • FatPhil at 2010-08-16

    Water has apparently never come from a pump(1).

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-08-16

    Where water comes from: bladder (1)

    I could just as well have taken Michael X’s answer.

  • FatPhil at 2010-08-22

    Computer Languages:

    At the last minute, I swapped out Cobol(15) for Brainfuck(1). WIth the extra 14 points, I’d have won :-(

  • Dionysos at 2010-08-24

    Well, kingofthebest, what comes in is also what goes out – well, almost – it goes out into the toilet – I refuse to say restroom, you cannot literally REST there for ever – and eventually comes in as tap water!

  • FatPhil at 2010-08-29

    Animal diseases: Despite my position, I was carrying a one-pointer – Scurvy (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-08-29

    diseases of animals: kennel cough (1), vet (1), heartworm (1)

  • somar96 at 2010-08-30

    I got 6 1-pointers in this one...

  • pensando at 2010-09-04

    Silver: prize, sport... horse, away... Haven’t you ever heard about the Lone Ranger? ;-)

  • somar96 at 2010-09-04

    dental equipment (1), keys (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-09-04

    @pensando: I had the Lone Ranger in my list until I realized “silver” was a repeat.

  • somar96 at 2010-09-08

    meat animals: snail (1)

  • FatPhil at 2010-09-08


  • FatPhil at 2010-09-08

    Holy bollocks! I’d not seen the results until now – I got all top 10 answers!

    As you can guess, I’m no vegetarian.

  • ypercube at 2010-09-08

    Congrats! You did get the top 10 answers.

    I’d add that you missed 100% performance by just 1 point :)

    Did you play rabbit or horse?

  • FatPhil at 2010-09-09

    Rabbit was my weak entry.

    Whilst horse salami is one of my favourites, I don’t know if I’d ever have thought it would be an empathic answer, so would never have opted for that and got the theoretical maximum.

    Is horse really that commonly considered food internationally? To a brit, according to my parents' tales, it was only a last resort during the war years, and nothing that you’d now chose to eat. Ditto rye bread. (Which is completely crazy – the Estonians have it right and so prefer their rye-bread that it has a complimentary name, and white bread has an almost insulting name, it’s almost not considered real bread.)

  • slaapgraag at 2010-09-09

    tuna (1). I knew this wouldn’t be a top-5 but I expexxted 10 points at least!

  • kingofthebesI at 2010-09-11

    vuvuzela (1) recorder (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-09-14

    Rome: Eternal (1)

    I guess Rome’s designation as the Eternal City didn’t quite last that long.

  • somar96 at 2010-09-14

    Rome: Last Judgment (1)
    And I misspelled – Colosemum (1)
    I also meant to write Forum Romanum (as it is in Polish), but then I read the English name is Roman Forum... (1) instead of (4)
    Then Saint Peter’s Basilica (2) instead of St. Peter’s Basilica (6)
    Lost 28 stupid points... would have been 6th place...

  • Paulzz at 2010-09-14

    Rome : wasn’t build in a day (1)

  • MRFvR at 2010-09-14

    I haven’t played GoE for a very long time but I still ocasionaly follow it. About Rome I thought “wasn't build in a day although a funny answer will be probably be a one-pointer”. It seems I was right. On the other hand, I though that “roads” would be worth a few points since the saying “all roads leads to Rome” but here seems that I was wrong.

  • Gregorlo at 2010-09-16

    colliseum (1)


  • MarleysGhost at 2010-09-23

    famous women: Jennifer Lopez (1), Nancy Pelosi (1)

  • Paulzz at 2010-09-23

    Madona (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2010-09-24

    Nicole Kidman won the famous redhead round! (1), Billie Jean King (1)

  • Aganju at 2010-09-26

    Poetry: alliteration (1), foot (1), refrain (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-09-26

    Poetry: T. S. Eliot (1)

    No one saw the musical “Cats”? OK, I didn’t either.

  • FatPhil at 2010-09-27

    Finally!!!! I have been suggesting “poetry” as a category since the times when people were complaining about the commonality of “sex” as an answer to almost any category, and similarly about the lack of choices that would preclude “sex”. (So this was long before “sex” was outlawed). I guess it’s been in the 8 on offer at least a dozen times in that time, and now it’s chosen I can finally start suggesting something new!

    Alas it was a crap category for me:
    Blank Verse (1), Quatrain (1), Iambic pentameter (1)

  • somar96 at 2010-09-27

    I won by myself!! For the first time in 7 months!! :D

  • Aganju at 2010-09-27

    that’s a matter of point of view... you sucked least? ;-)

  • Aganju at 2010-09-27

    Just kidding. Congrats, good job!

  • somar96 at 2010-09-28

    lol, thanks. now aiming for top 5 in last 7 days :)

  • pensando at 2010-10-01

    Vietnam... 1 point?

  • Aganju at 2010-10-01

    does Vietnam end with an ‘n’? or what am I missing?

  • somar96 at 2010-10-02

    Azerbaijan (4) why so little?

  • somar96 at 2010-10-02

    is it because people found it hard to spell and chose something else instead?

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-10-08

    Tokyo: Ginza (1)

    Doesn’t anybody else go shopping in Tokyo? :)

  • Barry at 2010-10-09

    Tokyo:Tokyo Rose, suprised I only got 1 point for this but I guess ww2 was a while back.

  • somar96 at 2010-10-09

    Greater Tokyo Area (1), Izu (1), Ogasarawa (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2010-10-09

    metropole (1)

  • ypercube at 2010-10-09


    Who was the other one?

  • somar96 at 2010-10-12

    I won again despite 2 1-point answers!

  • slaapgraag at 2010-10-15

    died people, but still famous: Columbus (1)

  • somar96 at 2010-10-15

    I got 8 1-point answers :((

  • slaapgraag at 2010-10-18

    indian tribes: Zuni (1), Nipmuc (1)

  • Aganju at 2010-11-25

    what makes live worth it:
    I think ‘s*x’ would have been a valid answer this time.

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-11-25

    that makes life worth living: power(1)

    I agree with you, Aganju.

  • FatPhil at 2010-12-02

    weather(1), pond(1)

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2010-12-12

    Famous cops/detectives/PIs:
    Eliot Ness (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-12-12

    Famous cops/detectives/PIs:
    Barney Miller (1), Barnaby Jones (1), Dick Tracey (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2010-12-12

    "Dick Tracy 6!

  • Talizess at 2010-12-13

    I didn’t choose her because I was afraid receiving less points, but
    perhaps I should open the thread best 0-point answers ?
    Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-12-13

    Yes, the topic was heavy with fictional answers. Real cops/detectives/PIs aren’t nearly so famous.

  • MarleysGhost at 2010-12-20

    Non-European/American/Japanese car manufacturers:
    Sabra (1), Chinkara (1), Phuket (1)

  • idiot at 2010-12-23

    important years-79 a.d. the year that ended Pompeii and Herculaneum

  • Aganju at 2010-12-28

    European Sights: tour eiffel (1), forum romanum (1), street of the gods (1), colloseum (1), tower of pisa (2), neuschwanstein (1), hagia sophia (1)

    not very lucky this time...

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-01-03

    strangely, lots of people eat this!: squid (1), gazelle (1), antelope (1), buffalo (1), bison (1)

  • somar96 at 2011-01-04

    I got 1st place despite a few very bad answers, such as blood (2) or food (3) (really didn’t know what to place!). I was surprised that dog (21) got such an advantage over the 2nd word!

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2011-01-04

    strangely, lots of people eat this!

    I share 1st place with:
    Bird’s Nest (1) and
    Hakarl (2)

  • slaapgraag at 2011-01-04

    nice topic. Google made me find:
    Bull penis, kangaroo, tarantula (1). And I’m Dutch: raw herring (1) (But i’m a veggie!)

  • FatPhil at 2011-01-04

    Thanks to you and the other 31 who played it, and of course to those who chose it! I have no idea what made me think of the topic, but as soon as I did I knew at least I’d have some fun with it.

    My 1-pointers were veal (1), raw fish (1), lutefish (1)

  • Aganju at 2011-01-04

    strangely, lots of people eat this!:
    sausage (1) - did you ever see what goes in there? I wouldn’t touch that with gloves
    gator (1) - tastes like chicken... (the american way of saying you don’t want to try this)
    tomato (1) - yuck. I know there are some people who think they taste good, but no.
    vegetables (2) - not exactly a one pointer but still. When I look around me, I would have expected at least a hundred million Americans to vote for that. At least.

  • Paulzz at 2011-01-10

    Lucky numbers : 42 (1)

  • Aganju at 2011-01-10

    well Paul, 42 is not lucky. It is the answer to all questions, the universe and life, and to ‘what is six multiplied by nine’. ;-)

    P.S. If I would not have missed the deadline, I would have probably taken it too.

  • Gregorlo at 2011-01-10

    wait, what? we only have 10 days of the New Decade and we have that lot of posts already? :P

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-01-12

    I don’t like tourists from...:
    New York (1), anywhere (1)

  • blargdragon at 2011-01-12

    I’d put New York, but changed it at the last second to New York City. One day I’ll learn not to second guess myself.

  • Talizess at 2011-01-13

    Sorry I am really dissapointed of the GoE community.
    I would have expected some creative answers like anywhere/nowhere....

    So, I am proud of my answers like cemetery,jail,mars,prison,...

  • Paulzz at 2011-01-13

    I thought everbody would nominate his own country, so I got Netherlands (2), Finland (1) and serbia (1)
    (This tactic still got me France(23), which I wouldn’t have entered otherwise)

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-01-16

    Greek gods: Olympus (1)

  • Gregorlo at 2011-01-16

    it seems, Marley, that people got this game as “list of gods” game :)

  • Aganju at 2011-01-21

    prime numbers: 1 (10 people thought so – or did they only think that others would think so?)
    Otherwise a rather disappointing topic. 19 of 34 players were able to produce the first 10 prime numbers. The others either weren’t able or thought there would be more people who could/would not do so.

    FatPhil: RoRoRo mailed me that 'unfortunately he didn’t see me under the top ten'. Well, I’m in (shared) first place; I would count that as in the top ten?

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-01-22

    prime numbers: mathematics (1)

    I thought more people would include a category word, so I listed only the first 9 primes.

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-01-27

    Carl Sagan: universe (1)

  • FatPhil at 2011-02-02

    Aganju – he doesn’t understand draws. His list of top-10 players is just an array indexed 1-10.

  • slaapgraag at 2011-02-03

    amsterdam: joint (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-02-12

    outdoor sport formula one (1), beach volleyball(1)

  • somar96 at 2011-02-12

    Amsterdam: Schiphol(1)

    A misspelling of Windsurfing cost me 2 points :( - happens often by me...
    Alpine Skiing (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-02-12

    Outdoor sports without a playing field: frisbee (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-02-27

    weapon: mass destruction (1)

    That’s what I get for trying to be topical.

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-02-27

    truncheon (1) fist (1) baton (1) mace(1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-03-08

    Q words without U: Qom (1), faq (1)

  • Hjallti ★ at 2011-03-09

    I really wonder what Diamante, ypercube and Rororo submitted to get 10,5 and 6 points...

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-03-11

    Egypt: tahrir (1), protest (1)

    That’s what I get for trying to be topical.

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-03-16

    Wedge (1)

  • somar96 at 2011-03-26

    Greece: Hellas(1)

  • somar96 at 2011-03-26

    sorry mean athens

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-03-26

    Athens: classic (1)

  • FatPhil at 2011-03-30

    Leonardo da Vinci: Adoration of the Magi (1), La Gioconda(2)

  • Aganju at 2011-03-30

    Leonardo da Vinci: piero (1) [his middle name]; vegetarian (1) [yes he was one]

  • omike at 2011-03-31

    La Gioconda = Mona Lisa

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-04-10

    important wars in world history: War of the Roses (1)

  • somar96 at 2011-04-11

    Persian Wars (1)

  • Ray Garrison at 2011-04-17

    Most ridiculous littlegolem user names:

    �� (1)

    (this is the most ridiculous in my opinion!)

    kiwiyeti (1)

    I was especially surprised kiwiyeti did not get more votes. If you click on Main>List of Players kiwiyeti shows up as the first name (I wonder why it is not in alphabetical order?)

  • maraca at 2011-04-19

    :) never saw this player with the crazy name.

    The list is alphabetically ordered, I guess kiwiyeti has a space or something in front of his name and the full string is used for sorting, but for the html output the name gets trimmed.

  • Hjallti ★ at 2011-04-27

    Why on earth would you search for a player list if there are, on the very page you have to fill in two lists of 10 players. It just doesn’t make sense to do that.

  • Aganju at 2011-04-27

    Because the topic was 'most ridiculous player names' and not 'any ten player names'??

    Was a reason for me.

  • FatPhil at 2011-04-29

    Names of spaceships: red dwarf (1) and near-miss nostromo(2)
    I guess Red Dwarf never made it far outside the UK. But the general lack of other Nostromos is a bit sad.

  • MRFvR at 2011-04-29

    rama (1). Seriously?

  • Aganju at 2011-04-29

    No ‘Prometheus’? I thought Star Gate was bigger...

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-04-29

    Aganju, I would have listed Prometheus, but I didn’t think there were many Stargate fans here. I would like to have listed the General Hammond, in honor of Don S. Davis, but that surely would have been a 1-pointer.

  • Paulzz at 2011-04-30

    Serenity (1)

    At least, the Tardis got 3 :)

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-05-01

    frink (1), snake (1)

  • somar96 at 2011-05-04

    FatPhil I was the one to insert nostromo as well :)
    I absolutely misunderstood the intention of the topic,and I inserted spaceships from books, games, films etc. Ended up with 11 points, nostromo being the only 2-pointer...

  • somar96 at 2011-05-05

    Dog names: Scooby-doo (2) - expected much more here :)

  • FatPhil at 2011-05-05

    High 5 somar96! I was the other Scooby-doo too!

  • somar96 at 2011-05-06


  • kingofthebesI at 2011-05-17

    mirage (1), bellagio(1), royale (1), mgm grand (1)

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2011-05-17

    casino: online (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2011-05-17

    Elisa, YOU a one-pointer? That’s unique!

  • somar96 at 2011-05-17

    I got 5 1-pointers lol

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2011-05-17

    slaapgraag, that’s not unique. Even in this thread you can see lot of them. In total I have 320 one-pointers, but I post them only when they are interesting.

  • MRFvR at 2011-05-19

    unities of length: pace (1). Knowing from reading comics as a child (obviously got some other source to check but didn’t re-check for the actual game) that the original Roman mile was 1000 paces, I really thought that at least a few players would list pace.

  • Aganju at 2011-05-19

    looks like not too many Romans are playing GoE... ;-)

    I can offer: angstroem (1). Thought more science nerds are around here.

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-05-19

    who else chose cubit?

  • Aganju at 2011-05-19

    sorry, I’m not catholic.

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-05-19

    Why catholic?, I not aware of cubit being anything to do with catholics.
    I just couldn’t think of anything unless I wanted to exploit the metre/meter loophole or go to google!

  • Aganju at 2011-05-19

    It was supposed to be a joke, playing on an old and famous joke (two hobos talk, one says ‘do you know what soap is?’ - 'No, I’m not catholic').

    And actually, cubits are first mentioned in the bible. So I thought it would be funny.

  • slaapgraag at 2011-05-20

    units of lenght: verst! (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-05-23

    satsuma (1), tomato (1), coconut(1)

  • somar96 at 2011-05-26

    This time I got only 1 1-pointer, and it was correct(1)
    I was sure that why?(2) would be a 1-pointer, but it seems that everyone thought exactly the same :)

  • MRFvR at 2011-05-30

    Look down: what do you see? Enough people went for keyboard, but only I went for qwert (1).

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-06-02

    spin (1), count (1)

  • MRFvR at 2011-06-02

    [Democracy] Ok, I misspelled parlament (1). And I knew for sure that May15 (1) was an 1-pointer. But, Pericles (1)? Once again, I must ask: Seriously? I could live with 3 or 4, but no one else?!

  • somar96 at 2011-06-02

    Athens and Greece was all I chose in that erea

  • Aganju at 2011-06-02

    I’m surprised that ‘USA’, ‘America’, and ‘United States’ all three made it in the list, the only other country aside from Greece. As if they had the greatest democracy. It’s more a republic, where people vote for the representative with the most signs with his name out on the street, and the representatives then vote for their party. Whoever has the most votes does not necessarily win, it’s rather by arbitrary historical weighting. And if the current person in power doesn’t like the result, he makes them recount, until he likes it. Is that democracy? [Warning, there is sarcasm hidden in this paragraph]

    Actually, I’m not surprised. Americans are much more convinced than any other country that they have the best democracy in the world, and so it was to be expected. I actually made points on predicting it too.

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-06-04

    Your favorite LG games: EwN (1), Einstein Wuerfelt Nicht (1)

    I knew the umlaut was going to be trouble. There were 18 votes for Einstein würfelt Nicht, spread among two without umlaut (1 for EwN and 9 for “Einstein”) and three different ways of representing the umlaut (1 for so-called Swiss form, 5 for one non-ASCII form and 2 for a different non-ASCII form).

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-06-07

    game playing (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-06-07

    my magic powers: wand (1), hat (1), rabbit (1), mirror (1), trick (1)

    I don’t think I’ve ever had five 1-pointers before. I guess it shows that I don’t believe in magic.

  • Aganju at 2011-06-07

    my magic powers: wine to water (1) - I heard of someone that got seriously famous for that magic trick. Or at least a very similar one.

  • FatPhil at 2011-06-13

    Multilingual countries: A big thank you to the other person who went for the sure-fire 1-pointer Estonia, thus making it a 2-pointer, and giving me enough for victory! :-D

  • Aganju at 2011-06-13

    Multilingual countries: Florida(1). I knew it would cost me some points, but I was hoping someone else from FL plays. Just walk in a Wal-Mart and see all the big advertisements in Spanish, and you know what I mean (they don’t care about PC and official – their customer base is majority Spanish speaking, so ads are in Spanish).

  • MRFvR at 2011-06-13

    Multilingual countries: I knew that East Timor (1), although “correct” (in the sense that this is indeed a m.c.) was a one-pointer. No idea I had that it would cost me the first place.

  • somar96 at 2011-06-13

    I’m so dumb...absoltuely forgot to insert Canada, and instaed of shared 3rd I’m on place 21...

  • Hjallti ★ at 2011-06-13

    Florida is no country, but a province or state of department of the country USA
    the fact that Florida is bilingual makes USA a good answer.

    I am in fact surprized that there was a single top answer. I would have guessed that Belgium and Switzerland are as obvious as Canada.

    By the way the topic was my suggestion

  • MRFvR at 2011-06-13

    Me too, thought that Belgium and Switzerland were as obvious than Canada. As for USA, I thought of it for the many native Indian languages present there (same reason why I’ve chosen Brazil).

  • Hjallti ★ at 2011-06-13

    In your answer Marius I see that native languages are considered, I think that apart from the city-states than every single nation is multilingual. At the wikipedia page I saw they are very inconsequent in doing so.

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-06-13

    united states of america :(

  • Aganju at 2011-06-15

    creatures of the night: wraith(1), lich(1) - AD&D, anyone??

  • slaapgraag at 2011-06-16

    cotn: Prostitute. Never trust google.

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-06-16

    only 2 for badger cost me the win.

  • aldiris at 2011-06-16

    Is there any way to check what onepointer(s) I had in a game (Creatures of the Night specifically)? Or do you all write your answers down?

  • Aganju at 2011-06-16

    There is a small link called ‘Past Games’, right under the submit button, which lists all games ever played, together with the ten entries you sent for each one.
    Note: The page takes very long to come up (because of its size), so you need to be patient. Really, I mean patient. One minute or even two.

  • Hjallti ★ at 2011-06-16

    Or even more... just do something else: open past games before you play your regular games and look to it after you played...

  • klaashaas at 2011-06-16

    A while ago, I made a suggestion to Richard to make the list static in stead of dynamic and let the system re-create it only once every 3 days (after a game is finished) in stead of at every request. He liked the idea, but I think he waits for David J Bush’s approval to start working on it...

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-06-16

    creatures of the night: Mosquito (1)

  • Aganju at 2011-06-16

    I think it would do to have two links - ‘Past three games’, and ‘All past games’.

  • FatPhil at 2011-06-16

    I nearly joined slaapgraag in having a prostitute, but thought better of it.
    However, I’m proud to be the other part of KoTI’s 2-point badger, whic I thought was a dead-cert top-few answer.

    I like the idea of a ‘recent few games’ link. The full list can be burried under that.

  • MRFvR at 2011-06-16

    “recent few games”: great idea! I’d do few=seven instead of three, though.

  • Aganju at 2011-06-18

    ‘look up - what do you see’:
    fan(4) - not so many players south of NY?
    google(2) - if I look (something) up, I see Google. Who else does?

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-06-19

    look up – what do you see: skylight (1)

    Mine uses even less electricity than a CFL.

  • slaapgraag at 2011-06-19

    heaven (1), rainbow (1)
    I didn’t think of Google for a second.... Nice answer!

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-06-19

    space (1) (stars was 33), lightbulb (1) (light was 11), shelf (1)

  • somar96 at 2011-06-20


  • MRFvR at 2011-06-20

    orion (1) and eclipse (1) - I would guess that due to the recent lunar eclipse this would get at least a few (like 4 or 5) points.

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-06-30

    Islands in the Atlantic ocean: Nantucket (1)

    There once was a man from Nantucket...

  • Aganju at 2011-06-30

    Islands in the Atlantic ocean: Lofoten(1) Why in the world did I take that??

  • LeCanardfou at 2011-07-03

    How many games in progress have you got?: 42 (1)

  • somar96 at 2011-07-04

    223(1) :D

  • Aganju at 2011-07-04

    How many games in progress have you got?: some(1)
    Generally, my estimates were much too high; 150(1); 200(2).
    Looks like most people just answered 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 without too much reality to it.

  • aldiris at 2011-07-06

    Worst countries to visit: Colombia(1). I’d ten times rather go to China(10) then get in the hands of the FARC.

  • MRFvR at 2011-07-06

    Yeah, my second cousin (who is Dutch) used to think just like you, so he decided to go to Madri, Spain for vacations. There he was beaten in the head by muggers, in consequence of which he’s now permanently confined to a wheel chair... So, you never now when (and where) S%¨& will happen!

  • Micco at 2011-07-06

    It’s quite interesting that Isreal got more points than Israel.

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-07-08

    Pop singers of the 50’s and 60’s: The Monkees (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-07-25

    Tennis Martin a typo of Martina.

    Dance Latin, Rhumba

  • slaapgraag at 2011-07-27

    bob dylan albums: i changes the times are achanging for MTV unplugged (1). The best of bob dylan (1)

  • Burton at 2011-07-30

    - piercing (1)
    - whistle (1)

  • ypercube at 2011-07-30


    Hot (3)

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2011-08-02

    healthy food: legumes (1), soybean (1), whole grains (1), vegan (1), organic food (1), nuts (2)

  • Burton at 2011-08-02

    healthy food:
    - water (only 2) !?

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-08-16

    Quick, catch the ...!: waiter (1)

    I want to pick up the check.

  • MichaeI X ★ at 2011-08-17

    Quick, catch the cheese (1)
    I hoped more people had found this one.

    BTW: Congrats, Marley. A nearly perfect empathy (I count 9 of the top 12 + 1)

  • MichaeI X ★ at 2011-08-23

    I wonder where ... is , was certainly full of 1-point answers,
    but I wonder why my Santa (1) is among them.

  • somar96 at 2011-08-23

    Barack Obama (1), George Bush (1), lady gaga (1), chuck norris (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-08-30

    wrestlers: Olympics (1), arena (1), belt (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-09-07

    silence: mouse (1)

  • lehmanns at 2011-09-07

    silence: depeche mode (enjoy the silence) one of my favourites

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-09-17

    Who else chose kasparov and fischer thought more people would chose them only 2 for each!

  • lehmanns at 2011-09-19

    I chose ‘fischer’. But don’t ask me why ‘kasparov’ didn’t came in my mind.

  • slaapgraag at 2011-09-20

    I choose Kasparov and Carlson...

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-09-20

    You mean Carlsen?

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-09-22

    best golem bot: NanoBrain-ai (1), Ring von Fehler (1)

    I’m surprised nobody else chose NanoBrain. It’s been playing at the top level of StreetSoccer for the last few championships.

  • Hjallti ★ at 2011-09-28

    calfornia costs me a top spot

  • Iluvatar at 2011-10-03

    In chess: remis (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-10-09

    Johnny Carson: Late (1)

    Too much of a double entendre?

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-10-10

    humour (1), laughter, (1)

  • Iluvatar at 2011-10-11

    Johnny Carson: jc (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-10-16

    hour (1),bravo two (1), in (1), luck (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-10-16

    zero: false (1), nul (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2011-10-19

    rolex (1), festina (1), casio (1)

  • somar96 at 2011-10-19


  • MarleysGhost at 2011-10-22

    student: discount (1)

  • somar96 at 2011-10-24

    as a student, I expected it to get much more points...

  • somar96 at 2011-11-12

    How to recognise different types of trees from a long way: come closer(1) :D

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-11-12

    How to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away: foliage (1)

  • Iluvatar at 2011-11-15

    water: juice (1), fish (1)

  • SIsaimon at 2011-11-18

    I loled when I read water: fish(1), because I was thinking of water that comes from frozen fish when you cook it, then I realized fish lived in water a loled even more :-)

  • slaapgraag at 2011-11-21

    trains: coal (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2011-11-24

    Chess tournaments: I had 9 scoring entries (and won with only 35 points). The only onepointer was... Little golem!

  • somar96 at 2011-11-24

    Reggio Emilia (1), Aeroflot (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-12-09

    robot: Robby (1), droid (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-12-15

    best job to have: game player (1), game tester (1), chairman (1), executive (1), financier (1)

  • ypercube at 2011-12-15

    bed tester (1)

  • somar96 at 2011-12-16

    footballer (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2011-12-20

    Christmas: eve (1), december 25 (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-01-01

    brian cox (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-01-02

    physics: Chu (1), LHC (1), laws of motion (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-01-02

    I believe it was physicists not physics!

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-01-05

    Revolution: 1776 (1)
    Too chauvinistic?

  • darse at 2012-01-17

    > kingofthebesI wrote: brian cox (1)

    If it’s any consolation, Cox was high on my list too, but just outside the top 10.

    I’m glad you went with the “rock star of physicists” though, allowing me to nick you by one point for the win... :-)

  • darse at 2012-01-17

    [ Yay, i finally have posting privileges! ]

    cave: ice (1)

    I thought that worked in a couple of ways (e.g. ice cave). Maybe it’s a Canadian bias. :-)

    wet (2) was another lemon.

    I agonized over keeping or dropping stalagmite (10) and stalactite (10), but eventually dropped them. Upgrading with either one would have given me three wins in a row, which would have been a nice debut... :)

  • darse at 2012-01-17

    mathematicians better known for something else:

    Unabomber (1)
    Kaczynski (1)
    von Neumann (1)
    Nash (1)

    The first two were my top two picks. Ted Kaczynski got (2), but i whiffed on both.

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-01-18

    2nd with no search engine use is fine by me!

  • darse at 2012-02-02

    In the game “mathematicians better known for something else”:

    2. thomsen nielsen (50)
    4. Finn Th. Nielsen (48)

    Are these two nicks the same person? I hope not — self-collusion is not fair play.

    It looks like it has been going on for quite some time...

  • darse at 2012-02-02

    category: games

    computer (1)

    I also had “abstract” and “pieces” on my shortlist, but fortunately passed on those.

  • darse at 2012-02-02

    category: Nobel Prize

    committee (1)

    This was a very popular associated word, but no support here. Sweden (10) was one of the first words i thought of, but ended up dropping it... and missed first place by 7 points. :-/

  • slaapgraag at 2012-02-04

    new york: my 1st entry was Frank Sinatra (1). United states (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-02-06

    chocolate: frosting (1), sauce (1), caramel (1)

    I thought everyone loved chocolate sauce as much as I do.

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-02-09

    wookie (1), leah (1), lucas (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2012-02-17

    names for money: dead presidents (1)

  • darse at 2012-02-17

    No no, it’s all about the Benjamins these days. Benjamins was also a whiff.

    My lemon was gold (1). I’m gonna go ahead and say that my 1-pointer was vastly better than your 1-pointer. :-p

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-02-24

    silent: golden (1), auction (1), scream (1)

  • darse at 2012-02-25

    silent: film (1)

    Also hill (1), but i admit that that was just dumb. :-p (The 2006 movie kept showing up in every search i did... but i didn’t see it, and would have hated it:).

    But silent letter, silent majority, silent treatment, and Silent Bob all would have had a similar result. :)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-02-28

    names for coke: soda pop (1)

  • darse at 2012-02-28

    FWIW, soda pop (1) was high on my list of alternates.

    new coke (1)
    coke classic (1)
    coca-cola classic (0 or 1)
    cocaine (0 or 1)

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2012-03-08

    most common last name: Singh (1), Smirnov (1),Suzuki (1), Sato (1), Wang (2)

    My attempt to think international ended badly.

  • darse at 2012-03-08

    It’s an interesting feature of the game. The “right” answers are often wrong, because the scoring rewards the most popular answers, even if they aren’t accurate.

    I rejected a host of very common Chinese names and Spanish names (including two that are now in the top 10 of the USA, in addition to South America).

    Being logical and correct often interferes with tuning into the hive mind... :-)

  • darse at 2012-03-10

    category: “neutrino”:

    photon (1)

    Oh sure, neutron (6) and proton (5) are good, but not an actual elementary particle... :-p

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-03-11

    neutrino: speed of light (1), c (1), accelerator (1), energy (1), sun (1)

    I thought someone else would also allude to the alleged faster-than-light neutrinos.

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2012-03-12

    neutrino: foton (1), weak force (1)

    darse, my mistake cost you 1 point. :)

  • slaapgraag at 2012-03-12

    Marleys: FASTER than light! (1) You said it yourselve in the last line! Speed (1) would do it, too...

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-03-22

    Famous theorems: Cantor’s Theorem (1), Sum of a Geometric Series (1)

    I can’t believe I didn’t think of the Four-color theorem. D’oh!

    @slaapgraag: I guess I just couldn’t believe they go faster than light.

  • slaapgraag at 2012-04-07

    kiss: Sweet (1), boy (1). Used to be among the 10 best at ‘first kiss’...

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-04-07

    kiss: rock band (1), jean simmons (1), man (1), woman (1), baby (1), Hershey (1)

    I don’t think I’ve ever had six 1-pointers before. :(

  • slaapgraag at 2012-04-10

    heart: card (1)

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2012-04-10

    heart: card suit (1)

  • Paulzz at 2012-04-15

    Dice : alea (1), alea jacta est (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2012-05-02

    Picnic: outdoors did 9, ouside (1) :-(

  • slaapgraag at 2012-05-02


  • Paulzz at 2012-05-11

    Battery : empty (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-05-11

    Battery: Rechargable (1)

  • Tom Ace at 2012-05-11

    Battery: dc (1)
    and rechargeable (5)

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-05-13

    coma (1), aspirate (1), concussion (1), sprained (1), broken (1), ache (1), bruise (1)
    We are playing the gameshow pointless aren’t we?

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-05-19

    egg: eggnog (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-05-22

    sleep: pajamas (1), lullaby (1)

  • Paulzz at 2012-05-25

    Restaurant at the end of the universe:
    And Another Thing... (1)

    I knew it was gonna be a one pointer. I don’t know why I still tried it.

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-05-26

    heart of gold (1) Ford (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2012-05-29

    picknick (1). Dutch spelling costs me 10 points and a 3d place :-(

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2012-05-29

    park: Jurassic (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-05-29

    park: Place (1), Drive (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-05-29

    park: south (1), linkin (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-05-31

    “things you lose” pieces (1)

  • MRFvR at 2012-05-31

    @kot – couldn’t say it better! 8-)

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-05-31

    Thought someone else would have chose it!

  • MRFvR at 2012-06-01

    If Gelfand was a member here he’d say queen

  • slaapgraag at 2012-06-01

    things you lost: heart (1) no romantics here?

  • MRFvR at 2012-06-01

    @slaapgraag – it’s more shredded than lost 8-)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-06-02

    things you lose: bets (1) No gamblers here either.

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2012-06-04

    words that end in ‘art’: Sweetheart (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-06-09

    climb: vine (1)

  • kfiecio at 2012-06-13

    amazing: horse (1)

    There is plenty covers of this.

    It looks like others went rather for synonyms than amazing things. :)

  • slaapgraag at 2012-06-25

    god names: Brahman (1), Om (1), holy father (1). I even missed the #1`answer Zeus :-(

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-06-27

    brown: suit (1), eggs (1), berry (1), shoes (1)

  • Tom Ace at 2012-06-30

    rock: lobster (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-06-30

    flying spaghetti monster (1) (name for god)

    metamorphic (1) molten (1),legend (1) (rock)

  • slaapgraag at 2012-07-01

    rock: hudson (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-07-06

    drill (1), Brigade (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2012-07-11

    Why didn’t you chose my topic: repeat got (5), but 'Repeated topic only 1!

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2012-07-11

    Why didn’t you chose my topic: it is repeat (1), already played (1), repetition (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-07-11

    it was in japanese (1) you can’t google it (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-07-26

    I ____ you: played (1), agree with (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-08-16

    great britain (1), russia (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-08-28

    Famous outlaws: Bernie Madoff (1)

  • Micco at 2012-08-28

    Batman (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-09-02

    obstacles to teaching: administration (1), tuition (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-09-05

    start: car (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-10-05

    types of milk: magnesia (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-10-18

    Monty Python: life of bryon (1), john clease (1)

    I really must pay more attention to spelling.

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2012-10-22

    mirror: Alice (1), Daily (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2012-11-11

    I’m soooooooooo dissapointed in all of you.... Bat: Meatloaf (1)

  • Tom Ace at 2012-11-13

    mother: apple pie (1)

  • Tom Ace at 2012-11-16

    two: tango (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2012-11-19

    Nice one, Tom! I had 'set (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2012-12-13

    chocolate (1), Patzer (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2012-12-13

    rabbit: magic (1), hat (1), magician (1)

  • ypercube at 2012-12-14

    Jessica (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2013-01-22

    dark: Noir (1)

    as in film noir or bete noir

  • Barry at 2013-01-22

    Dark # (Ness)

  • slaapgraag at 2013-01-25

    Spanish words most used by non-native speakers. (We can try a new line: MOST one-point answers?) manjana (1), espanol (1), luna (1), amor (1),sol (1), juego (1), Espana (1)

  • Paulzz at 2013-01-31

    Greece : Hellenic Republic (1), homer (1)

    I stopped playing for a while, now I’m back, and still emphatic as a brick.

  • MarleysGhost at 2013-02-25

    men: two and a half (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2013-03-02

    Cat: hairball (1)

  • Iluvatar at 2013-03-05

    Indian tribes: inka (1) , maya (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2013-03-10

    weather: temperature (1), high (1), low (1)

    I thought high and low would be great because they apply to both temperature and pressure.

  • MarleysGhost at 2013-03-17

    first: ordinal (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2013-03-18

    first: francis! You didn’t watch the news lately? ;-)

  • MarleysGhost at 2013-04-22

    flood: sandbag (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2013-06-06

    homer: Odysseus (1)

  • Hjallti ★ at 2013-06-06

    homer: ilias, groening, matt groening, maggy

  • MarleysGhost at 2013-06-20

    things you can drink from: ladle (1), chalice (1),

  • Iluvatar at 2013-08-07

    Organs: hammond (1)

  • Iluvatar at 2013-08-25

    I must have misunderstood the word camping, as it would mean in Norway, so I wrote such things as:
    barbeque (1), party (1), beer (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2013-08-25

    camping: wilderness(1)

    Norwegian camping sounds like more fun.

  • slaapgraag at 2013-10-01

    san francisco: frisco
    @illuvator: I was on vacation, else you’d have 2 for hammond!

  • KPT at 2013-10-01

    hammond !!! wjajwjajwajajaa
    nice one!

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2013-11-04

    speed: rocket (1), f1 (1), moving (1), cheetah (1)

    As usual I got bad result when my topic is selected.

  • Pinobambu at 2013-11-04

    speed: v (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2013-11-05

    Spiderman: web got 11 points (spiderweb:1)

  • kfas2 at 2013-11-08

    I changed crops (12 points) to singular crop :-)

  • slaapgraag at 2013-11-08

    kfas: no prob, singular and plural are the same: look at the past game link.

  • kfas2 at 2013-11-09

    Ok. Thanks for help :-) I found the poits for crop, but I did change animal to livestock(1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2013-12-01

    ice cream: chocolate sauce (1)

    You folks don’t know what you’re missing!

  • Hjallti ★ at 2013-12-01

    holiday country: belgium (1)

    You folks don’t know what you’re missing!

    In each restaurant you can get a dame blanche, which is ice cream with chocolate sauce :-)

  • kfas2 at 2013-12-02

    I’ve put Serbia (1) which means Elisa is going abroad for vacation :-)

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2013-12-02


  • FatPhil at 2013-12-13

    Silence: sensory deprivation (1)
    (and loads more other 1’s that I’m embarassed by)

  • slaapgraag at 2014-01-21

    Things to do when sick:
    among 3 oneponters i didn’t expect:‘eat fruit’ (1).

  • MarleysGhost at 2014-01-21

    Things to do when sick: take temperature (1)

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2014-01-21

    Things to do when sick:

    Play games (1)
    read a book (1)
    chat (1)
    take a shower (1)

  • slaapgraag at 2014-01-24

    Marley’s, i had ‘temprature’(1)....

  • gamesorry at 2014-02-18

    things that should not be painted:

    water (1)
    photo (1)
    color (1)
    whiteboard (1)

  • FatPhil at 2014-02-22

    blue (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2014-03-31

    underwear: t-shirt (1)

  • terrance806 at 2014-03-31

    underwear: dirty (1)

  • Paulzz at 2014-04-03

    Favourite comics characters (euro/us/jap or others): Naruto(1) Astro Boy(1) and (sadly) Mafalda(1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2014-04-09

    Egypt: Hieroglyphics (1)

  • kingofthebesI at 2014-04-16

    Famous Inventions: Coca Cola (1), Televison (1), Aeroplane (1), Microwave (1)

    You can’t get much more famous than coke.

  • MarleysGhost at 2014-05-13

    ways to cook chicken: extra crispy (1), original recipe (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2014-05-21

    sins: forgive (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2014-06-10

    ball: Cinderella (1)

  • gamesorry at 2014-06-13

    key: west (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2014-08-19

    board: pieces (1), square (1), tiles (1), stones (1), map (1)

  • MarleysGhost at 2014-09-02

    Moon: green cheese (1)

  • gamesorry at 2015-03-18

    horse: zebra (1)
    Perhaps it’s because in Chinese zebra is translated as ‘striped horse’ lol...

  • Pinobambu at 2015-05-06

    Poland: Marie Curie
    Cards: dices

  • Pinobambu at 2016-03-16

    How can I see my 1-point answers?

  • Elisa Kabiljo at 2016-03-16

    For last 60 games you can go to ‘Past games’ page. For earlier games, I don’t know how.

  • Pinobambu at 2016-06-17

    Two single points for Mariam and Marie in the game Mary. The Spanish Maria would have been better (3 points).

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