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German Inventions

Based on the clues, name these German inventions and discoveries.
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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
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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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level 72
May 12, 2014
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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level ∞
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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level 72
Jul 16, 2014
I eventually got it, but "audio tape" seems like a reasonable answer to accept.
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level 36
May 20, 2014
Can you accept Oven/ Cupboard/ Closet etc. for 5 year old? I was trying different answers for ages..
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level 30
Jun 3, 2014
I went for "dungeon" first, but then realised Fritzl was Austrian.
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level 58
May 9, 2016
No but you may be getting a visit from your local law enforcement to discuss it :) .
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level 60
Jun 3, 2014
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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level 60
Jun 3, 2014
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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level 28
Jun 3, 2014
no matter the answer...'store' is the wrong word to use
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level 69
May 1, 2017
This.
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level 26
Jun 5, 2014
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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level 53
Jul 14, 2014
It's a joke! Geez!
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level 59
Jun 9, 2015
Yeah, really.
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level 69
May 1, 2017
So a non-helpful, somewhat misleading clue is okay as long as it's intention was to get yucks?
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level 61
Jun 3, 2014
Was the helicopter not invented by Igor Sikorsky, a Russian?
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level 60
Jun 3, 2014
I thought it was invented by Leonardo Da Vinci?
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level 60
Jun 3, 2014
I thought it was invented by Al Gore
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level 77
Jul 24, 2014
I declare ADeljaj the winner.
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level 58
May 1, 2017
I must confess, it was me.
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level 44
May 19, 2017
It WAS invented by Igor Sikorsky, a Russian, in America. No idea how Germany factors into this at all...
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level 57
Jun 3, 2014
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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level 59
Jun 3, 2014
Isn't Uranus the furthest planet?
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level 64
Jun 3, 2014
Um, no.
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level 68
Jun 3, 2014
It's the closest black hole though.
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level 28
Jun 3, 2014
another post that could have been avoided if you just look it up first.
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level 61
Oct 28, 2014
No, but Pluto is.
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level 55
Jun 3, 2014
Deutsch ist sehr sexy.
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level 61
Jun 5, 2014
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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level 70
Nov 24, 2015
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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level 51
Jun 11, 2014
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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level 28
Jun 13, 2014
I have discovered that I can't spell anything
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level 50
May 2, 2017
You seemed to do alright in that sentence...! ;-)
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level 47
Jun 24, 2015
I tried theory of relativity and it didn't work. Just to let you know.
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level 68
Nov 19, 2015
The Easter Bunny isn't associated with spring where I come from
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level 72
May 1, 2017
The clue just says that Easter is a "springtime holiday", which it is...
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level 57
May 1, 2017
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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level 72
May 1, 2017
Well, Christianity is a mediterranean thing. Nobody knew about Australia or even the southern hemisphere when Easter was created.
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level 60
Apr 17, 2016
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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Jan 22, 2017
Its debatable whether neanderthals were a separate species or subspecies.
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level 40
Apr 19, 2017
Great Quiz! Thank you.
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level 60
Jan 25, 2017
Please change Communism to Marxism. It's like saying Adam Smith invented money.
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level ∞
May 1, 2017
He didn't write "The Marxist Manifesto", did he?
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level 9
Jul 9, 2017
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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level 35
Mar 24, 2017
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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level 57
May 1, 2017
Röntgen Rays, please.
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level 50
May 2, 2017
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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level 55
May 1, 2017
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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level 59
May 1, 2017
Accept different spellings of the drug names, like Morfin and Asprin?
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level 72
May 1, 2017
Maybe you can accept "Easter rabbit"?
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level 73
May 1, 2017
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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level 67
May 1, 2017
The Germans just narrowly missed out on inventing leprechauns or St Patrick.
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level 65
May 1, 2017
Printing Press? It is THE most important German invention in my opinion
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level 61
May 1, 2017
(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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level 67
May 1, 2017
Back in my day, we had NINE planets....
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level 43
May 3, 2017
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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level 37
May 3, 2017
Printing Press?
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level 40
Jun 4, 2017
Could you add more spellings of Zeppelin? I spelled it "zepplin" and got it wrong.
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level 63
Aug 1, 2017
Heroin is a better answer for the Bayer question than aspirin, might want to make it more specific.
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