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Based on the clues, name these German inventions and discoveries.
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Clue
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Karl Benz's invention
Workers of the world, unite!
Closest relatives of Homo sapiens
Addictive derivative of coca leaves
Place to grow bacteria
Petri Dish
Place to store your 5 year old
Branch of mathematics simultaneously
invented by Newton and Leibniz
Addictive pain relief medication
The furthest planet in the solar system
Polka instrument with bellows
Clue
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Way to see inside the body
Tannenbaum
Springtime holiday mascot
Fahrenheit's invention
Rigid dirigible
Pain reliever synthesized by Bayer
Ursine candy
Hovering aircraft
Magnetic way to record sound
Einstein's theory of space-time
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(71)
How about Cassette Player for Tape Recorder? Or was the German invention the device that you put on a table to record conversations in boardrooms or prison interrogations? If that is the case, the clue is really misleading since CDs were never really used for that purpose.
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May 12, 2014
Germans didn't invent cassette tapes, just magnetic tape as a way to record sound. I fixed the clue .
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May 12, 2014
(72)
I eventually got it, but "audio tape" seems like a reasonable answer to accept.
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Jul 16, 2014
(36)
Can you accept Oven/ Cupboard/ Closet etc. for 5 year old? I was trying different answers for ages..
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May 20, 2014
(30)
I went for "dungeon" first, but then realised Fritzl was Austrian.
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Jun 3, 2014
(58)
No but you may be getting a visit from your local law enforcement to discuss it :) .
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May 9, 2016
(61)
Kindergarten is more school than a place to "store" a 5 year old. A daycare is a place to store a 5 year old. I think Kindergarten is an educational requirement. A daycare is more where you drop them off and someone takes care of them, which is more in line with the word "store". Maybe reword the clue to "A school for 5 year olds" or something.
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Jun 3, 2014
(60)
Kindergarten literally means "Child garden" or what is the equivalent of daycare nowadays. It has been used in some countries to mean in a sort of preschool with an intro to education but was not its original intention, I believe.
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Jun 3, 2014
(28)
no matter the answer...'store' is the wrong word to use
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Jun 3, 2014
(66)
This.
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May 1, 2017
(26)
Do not store living things anywhere if you do so they tend to becom non-living, especially if you forget to make airholes.
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Jun 5, 2014
(53)
It's a joke! Geez!
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Jul 14, 2014
(59)
Yeah, really.
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Jun 9, 2015
(66)
So a non-helpful, somewhat misleading clue is okay as long as it's intention was to get yucks?
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May 1, 2017
(61)
Was the helicopter not invented by Igor Sikorsky, a Russian?
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Jun 3, 2014
(60)
I thought it was invented by Leonardo Da Vinci?
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Jun 3, 2014
(60)
I thought it was invented by Al Gore
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Jun 3, 2014
(77)
I declare ADeljaj the winner.
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Jul 24, 2014
(57)
I must confess, it was me.
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May 1, 2017
(44)
It WAS invented by Igor Sikorsky, a Russian, in America. No idea how Germany factors into this at all...
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May 19, 2017
(56)
It's spelled Tannenbaum - which, strictly speaking, means fir tree. Christmas tree would be Weihnachtsbaum! And it may be wrong to say the Christmas tree was invented by Germans. More likely, it was invented IN Germany by foreign monks who used the pagan tree of life symbolically to help make conversion to Christianity more palatable to the heathens ;-)
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Jun 3, 2014
Fixed the spelling
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Jun 3, 2014
(58)
Isn't Uranus the furthest planet?
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Jun 3, 2014
(63)
Um, no.
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Jun 3, 2014
(68)
It's the closest black hole though.
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Jun 3, 2014
(28)
another post that could have been avoided if you just look it up first.
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Jun 3, 2014
(60)
No, but Pluto is.
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Oct 28, 2014
(55)
Deutsch ist sehr sexy.
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Jun 3, 2014
(61)
I'm not American or German, consequently "Tannenbaum" as a clue meant absolutely nothing to me. You might want to put a more generally meaningful clue for that one.
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Jun 5, 2014
(69)
I'm not American or German either but I knew Tannenbaum, probably from "O Tannenbaum", the German version of "O Christmas Tree".
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Nov 24, 2015
(49)
Shouldn't the clue read "Device which records sound magenitcally," or something similar? The clue as it reads now suggests a method, not a device.
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Jun 11, 2014
(28)
I have discovered that I can't spell anything
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Jun 13, 2014
(47)
You seemed to do alright in that sentence...! ;-)
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May 2, 2017
(47)
I tried theory of relativity and it didn't work. Just to let you know.
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Jun 24, 2015
(68)
The Easter Bunny isn't associated with spring where I come from
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Nov 19, 2015
(72)
The clue just says that Easter is a "springtime holiday", which it is...
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May 1, 2017
(57)
Unless you're from Australia, or New Zealand, or anywhere south of the equator, in which case it really is not.
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May 1, 2017
(72)
Well, Christianity is a mediterranean thing. Nobody knew about Australia or even the southern hemisphere when Easter was created.
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May 1, 2017
(59)
In lieu of "homo sapiens", you might have italicized it and capitalized "Homo", the generic name, as per the rules of binomial nomenclature. Also, Neanderthals are of the same species as modern humans, and so you would require a third, subspecific name to distinguish them. "Man's closest (extinct) relative" might have been a better, albeit imperfect, clue.
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Apr 17, 2016
Its debatable whether neanderthals were a separate species or subspecies.
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Jan 22, 2017
(40)
Great Quiz! Thank you.
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Apr 19, 2017
(60)
Please change Communism to Marxism. It's like saying Adam Smith invented money.
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Jan 25, 2017
He didn't write "The Marxist Manifesto", did he?
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May 1, 2017
(9)
Marx said he wasn't a Marxist, but yes, he didn't invented the communism. Nobody invented it. Same for money.
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Jul 9, 2017
(34)
Haha. When I was taking the quiz, I was like, what is this mysterious bear candy? Who would invent candy for bears. I feel kinda stupid now XD
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Mar 24, 2017
(57)
Röntgen Rays, please.
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May 1, 2017
(47)
That's not what they're called in English - hardly anyone would have a clue what you were referring to if you did call them that.
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May 2, 2017
(55)
Better clue for kindergarten would be appreciated; it's distinguished from creches and other settings because of its educational nature. Also for Christmas Tree; why use a limited cultural reference (I think that's what it is?) that doesn't even actually refer to Christmas trees? Perhaps something else could be found for Easter Bunny; "springtime" doesn't do that great for anyone at the poles, at the equator or in the southern hemisphere without some mental calculation. "Ursine" for gummy bear also seems rather contrived, given the difficulty is in the description rather than in the answer, which doesn't seem the point.
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May 1, 2017
(59)
Accept different spellings of the drug names, like Morfin and Asprin?
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May 1, 2017
(72)
Maybe you can accept "Easter rabbit"?
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May 1, 2017
(73)
I kept trying things like honey for 'ursine candy'. My brain was thinking candy FOR a bear, not candy shaped like a bear!
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May 1, 2017
(66)
The Germans just narrowly missed out on inventing leprechauns or St Patrick.
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May 1, 2017
(64)
Printing Press? It is THE most important German invention in my opinion
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May 1, 2017
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(Being picky) I understand that only Neanderthals were discovered in Germany, but the modern consensus is that Denisovans are as closely related to modern humans as they are (believed to be sister species). However, the clue implies that Neanderthals are out closest relatives in their own right. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denisovan
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May 1, 2017
(65)
Back in my day, we had NINE planets....
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May 1, 2017
(43)
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was born in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and spent most of his life in the Dutch Republic. Classifying his inventions as "German" is ridiculous.
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May 3, 2017
(37)
Printing Press?
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May 3, 2017
(40)
Could you add more spellings of Zeppelin? I spelled it "zepplin" and got it wrong.
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Jun 4, 2017
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