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Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by Dadamen, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member

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    "You're a trivia master - your level of general knowledge, at least based on this test, is very impressive. In this day and age where we can find thousands of sources of information at the touch of a button, a curious mind like yours can be enlightened in so many ways! Keep filling your fountain of knowledge!"

    Whoopie-doo. :rolleyes:

    Yeah, I think I blew the Simpson's question as well. :p
     
  2. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Ah, so I am a man of the world after all. I must go buy a suit!
     
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  3. Ezra

    Ezra Relax, it's just chaos.

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    Ones I was unsure about or did not know were:

    How many innings does a baseball game have? I guessed 9.

    What is the longest river in the world? (which bugs me because I'm into geography). I guessed the Amazon.

    In which sport do we hear the terms "power play" and "short-handed goal"? I guessed soccer.
     
  4. NothingToSeeHere

    NothingToSeeHere Asexuowl V.I.P Member

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    So they're calling people who got 90s Trivia Masters, and I got 80 and was also called a Trivia Master... just how low a mark do you have to get to not be a Trivia Master?
     
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  5. dragonfire42

    dragonfire42 Perpetual outsider

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    I got 77. A lot of the questions I knew the answer to but couldn’t have answered any other questions about the topic, for example I know that Johnny Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow but couldn’t give any more information since I’ve never seen any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and have no interest in changing that.
     
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    I said, 4, the Nile, and Hockey, but don't know if I was right.
     
  7. Karamazov

    Karamazov Active Member

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    It is the Nile: no idea about the other two though.
     
  8. NothingToSeeHere

    NothingToSeeHere Asexuowl V.I.P Member

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    I didn't know any of them either. I guessed 12, the Amazon (because it's the biggest in the world if not the longest) and [American] football. I also didn't know who shot some bloke in The Simpsons, and who sung some song I'd never heard of.
     
  9. Dadamen

    Dadamen Active Member

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    If no repetitive behaviours or narrow interests, just struggling with relationships then it is a social communication disorder, not autism. My interests are not so narrow, but there are areas that I'm not interested in at all.
     
  10. Kevin1968

    Kevin1968 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    86/100, been around long enough to have learnt most of them anyway. Might have got a couple more right if I hadn't rushed through the test too.
     
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    I put the Amazon too because I knew I heard it was the longest somewhere

    Turns out that Guinness book of world records says the Nile, while history.com says it’s the Amazon. I don’t know which one they counted as correct.

    Longest river

    https://www.history.com/news/what-is-the-longest-river-in-the-world
     
  12. Juliettaa

    Juliettaa Black Sheep. Society of One. V.I.P Member

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    Thank you. I'm aware of the criteria having had a formal diagnosis (twice); however, on reading your blanket statement as per below, the following saying comes to mind “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.”

    Just because you experience something that you feel is part of your neuro-diversity doesn't mean it applies to everyone.

    Therefore, narrow interests can apply to some autistic people.
     
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    Jumpback Well-Known Member

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    Another question with an unclear answer, both terms exist in ice hockey and I think in American indoor soccer

    Power play (sporting term) - Wikipedia


    • In other forms of indoor soccer, usually played in the United States, there also exists a power play situation similar to ice hockey.”
     
  14. Dadamen

    Dadamen Active Member

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    Is there anything in common to all autistic people?
     
  15. Juliettaa

    Juliettaa Black Sheep. Society of One. V.I.P Member

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    There is huge diversity within the autism spectrum - hence it being a spectrum disorder.

    The saying in my earlier post speaks for itself.

    We are all different. Unique.

    Blanket statements are unhelpful. Just because something applies to one person, doesn't mean everyone will have the same experience.

    The DSM-5 will give you the diagnostic criteria.
     
  16. zurb

    zurb Eschewer of Obfuscation

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    82. Looks like I remember most things I was taught at primary school, but not everything, and had to guess the American cultural stuff.
     
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  17. Major Tom

    Major Tom Searching for ground control... V.I.P Member

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    I scored a 93. I thought I'd do worse, and probably would have had it not been multiple choice.
     
  18. Ezra

    Ezra Relax, it's just chaos.

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    I was right with 9. You were right with the Nile and Hockey.
     
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    86. Seems to be a common score.
     
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    91. I'm surprised at how many I knew.