The new year’s season turned out to be a lot gentler (on fragile egos) than the tough, tough Christmas season. In fact, with an average difficulty of 54, the new year’s season was 11 difficulty points easier than then previous season. Did that mean that 10+ quizzers got a perfect season? By no means – in fact only two quizzers, Dorian and Indika, got through the season without a single misstep. Therefore, as so often before, a tie-break was needed. This time the topic was American football teams competing in the 2019-20 NFL Playoffs. 7 quizzers competed and a special shoutout should go to Jason (Lawson), Kathryn and Sander, who all managed to name all 12 competing teams. It should be noted however, that Sander had prepared the exact same tie-break question for an upcoming season, so he had the upper hand.
But back to revealing the winner of the season. Both Dorian and Indika sent in their answers quickly. Dorian had five correct answers, Indika had six but he also had one mistake, so five points each. However, as the rules state, if two players in the tie-break are tied, the player with most correct answers will be declared the winner. So Indika looked like he would win his first trophy. After a couple of hours I sent them both a message, asking if they would be submitting anymore answers, or I could start writing the victory post (the one you are reading now – how meta!). Indika had already squeezed his brain for all possible NFL knowledge. Dorian, however, would like to throw one more team in his pool – New Orleans Saints. Now I don’t if the saints are marching on down in New Orleans, but they were indeed the deciding factor in Dorian winning his fourth Championship, because that last point put him over the top. That is an impressive achievement, and Dorian is quickly moving up the Hall of Fame ladder. Congratulations, Dorian – well done! And congratulations to Indika too, for a season very well played! Tie-break breakdown: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M0LgPLtqVGA4NzV3VqFgF1_MCd4GvXzYjxmR7EJtb7g/edit?usp=sharing
The answers to the final three days of the season are: _________________________
Question of the day quiz – Season 113 - Day 12 of 14 Category: Chess At the beginning of a chess game, in which square is the king placed? Either the white king's or the black king's position will be accepted as a correct answer.
Answer: e1 or e8
Question of the day quiz – Season 113 - Day 13 of 14 Category: Microorganisms These single-celled algae are found in oceans, waterways and soils. They make up nearly half of the organic material found in the oceans and they are estimated to generate 20-50% of the oxygen produced on Earth each year. The shells of these dead algae cover the ocean floors and the layer of shells can reach a depth of up to 800 meters. What is this major group of algae called?
Question of the day quiz – Season 113 - Day 14 of 14 Category: Genres What is the name of the Chinese genre that centers around the adventures of martial artists in ancient China. The name of the genre literally means martial heroes. The genre was traditionally a form of fantasy literature, but it has spread to other media such as film, television, comics, video games and opera. The genre was brought to the attention of western audiences through films like Flying Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Hero (2003) and House of Flying Daggers (2004).
Answer: Wuxia __________
Hall of Fame
Tony Moore 18 (Season 111) Laruchka Budelinik 8 (Season 85) Dan Palethorpe 7 (Season 79) Allie Livesley 7 (Season 87) Mette Mølgaard Pedersen 6 (Season 14) Sisira Mark Anthony 6 (Season 89) Duncan McDonald 5 (Season 105) Jens Andersen 4 (Season 107) Kathryn Hutchinson 4 (Season 108) Dorian Willems 4 (Season 113) Sarah Jane Bodell 3 (Season 84) John Robinson 3 (Season 104) Bob Thompson 3 (Season 112) Morten Mølgaard Pedersen 2 (Season 4) Jonas Ravn 2 (Season 15) Nick Cuthbert 2 (Season 21) Remi Nikolai Nissen 2 (Season 23) Adrian Allen 2 (Season 32) Michael Clark 2 (Season 37) Bjarke Hansen Christensen 2 (Season 70) Kasper Fuhlendorff 2 (Season 72) Isuru Anuradha 2 (Season 88) Ananthakrishnan Harikrishnan 2 (Season 98) Ida Rud 1 (Season 9) Troels Leth 1 (Season 13) Inge Støttrup 1 (Season 16) Karen Friis Clausager 1 (Season 26) Andy Rowe 1 (Season 27) Tine Kristensen 1 (Season 33) Andrew John 1 (Season 34) Franz Eichhorn 1 (Season 46) Thomas Kolåsæter 1 (Season 52) Chris Grandison 1 (Season 64) Mads Theodorsen 1 (Season 92) Bastian Fischer 1 (Season 94) Bob Douglas 1 (Season 102) Rishabh Gupta 1 (Season 103) Sander van der Heyden 1 (Season 109)