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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

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Posted - 12/03/2008 :  08:07:02  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
2009 SFN Psychic Contest
Be sure to enter before Feb 1, 2009 for your chance at the Super Awesome Prize Package

All results and answers apply to the period starting Feb 1st 2009, through Dec 31 2009, all answers should be given in USD$.

-No answer may be generalized or given a range, saying the oil price will be between 81 and 82 dollars or saying it will either be 81.78 or 87.81 will disqualify your answer. Cryptic answers and quatrains will also be disqualified. All invalid or disqualified answers are worth 0 points.

Earthquakes
1) Predict the epicenter of the strongest earthquake according to the Richter scale, provide a city name or map coordinates; general areas and countries are not valid answers. 10 points for a correct prediction within 200km of the actual result, -1 point for each 200km further from the epicenter. 0 points if the result is further than 2000km from the actual result.

2) Predict the exact strength to the tenth on the Richter, 3 points

Hurricanes
Predict the strongest hurricanes of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season (Through Jan 1 2010),
3) Predict the name of the Atlantic storm with the strongest pressure in millibars. Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, Wanda, Alpha, Beta… 4 points for correct pick

4) Predict the Atlantic storm which will do the most damage in USD$ cost, to the United States, according to NOAA. 4 points for correct pick

5) Predict the number of named Atlantic storms that will impact the US shores with at least hurricane strength. 2 points for correct pick

Commodities CNN Money Commodities
6) Predict the price of a barrel of light sweet crude(nym) at the New Year 2010. 5 points if within 3$, -1 point for each 3$ further off, zero points minimum.

7) Predict the price of an ounce of gold(cmx) at the New Year 2010. 5 points if within 25$, -1 point for each 25$ further off, zero points minimum.

8) Predict the price of pork bellies(cme) in cents per pound, at the New Year 2010. 5 points if within $.03, -1 point for each .03$ further off, zero points minimum.

Financials CNN Money Markets
9) Predict the value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the close of the last day of trading 2009. 5 points if within 400 points, -1 points for each 400 further off, zero points minimum.

10) Predict the value of the USD$ in relation to the Euro rounded to the nearest US cent as of Jan 1 2010, 5 points if within 2%, -1 point for each 2% further off, zero points minimum.

Deadpool
11) List five famous people who will die between Feb 1st and Jan 1st 2010, 2 points for each correct, +5 points for all five correct. As always murdering of your deadpool listees will result in disqualification and imprisonment. Listing more than 5 will disqualify any listed after the fifth name.

At the Movies!
Predict the movie which will lead the Worldwide Box office in 2009(IMDB.com) and its take in USD$,
12) Predict the name of the movie, 3 points
2009 movie list

13) Predict the top movie's world wide take as of New Year 2010. 5 points if within 15 million USD$, -1 point for each 25 million further off, zero points minimum.

Deadliest Terror Attack
14). Predict the exact number of people who will be killed in the deadliest terror attack OUTSIDE IRAQ (feb1-Jan1), and the city it takes place in/nearest, attacks by traditional military forces will not count, though school shootings and the like are valid. 10 points for exactly correct, -1 point for every 1 person off the actual number

15) 4 points for naming the city/specific location.

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Strongest Earthquake Locat

Paulos23
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USA
446 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2008 :  09:32:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Paulos23's Homepage Send Paulos23 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Time to have some fun!

Strongest Earthquake Location
1)Bainbridge Island, Washington
Strength On The Richter Scale
2)8.7
Hurricane With the Lowest Pressure
3)Bill
Hurricane With Most $Damage To USA
4)Nicholas (my brothers name, so why not)
Number Of Hurricanes To Strike USA
5)7
Price Of A Barrel Of Light Sweet Crude
6)68
Price Of An Ounce Of Gold
7)810
Price Of Pork Bellies
8)101
Value Of The DJIA
9)12,345
Dollar/Euro Conversion Rate
10)1.5 Euros to the Dollar
Deadpool
11a)Bill Gates
11b)Adam West
11c)Kenny Loggins
11d)Martha Wright
11e)Philip Mahre
Name Of The Top WW Movie
12)Atari
Take Of The Top Movie
13)789 Million
Number Killed in Worst Terror Attack
14)5,834
Location Of Worst Terror Attack
15)Origins Game Fair 2009.


You can go wrong by being too skeptical as readily as by being too trusting. -- Robert A. Heinlein

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
Edited by - Paulos23 on 12/03/2008 10:45:06
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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2008 :  10:21:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for playing Paulos, could you clarify your Dollar/Euro answer please, Im looking for a dollar value such as 1 dollar = .86 Euros.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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Paulos23
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USA
446 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2008 :  10:46:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Paulos23's Homepage Send Paulos23 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OK, made the change.

You can go wrong by being too skeptical as readily as by being too trusting. -- Robert A. Heinlein

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2008 :  12:20:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Could this be stickied-- at least until February-- so it doesn't get lost?
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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2008 :  12:55:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
BigPapa's Entry

Strongest Earthquake Location
1)25KM north of Kodiak Alaska
Strength On The Richter Scale
2)8.1
Hurricane With the Lowest Pressure
3)Danny
Hurricane With Most $Damage To USA
4)Fred
Number Of Hurricanes To Strike USA
5)4
Price Of A Barrel Of Light Sweet Crude
6)78$
Price Of An Ounce Of Gold
7)842$
Price Of Pork Bellies
8).99$
Value Of The DJIA
9)9200
Dollar/Euro Conversion Rate
10)1 Dollar = .89 Euros
Deadpool
11a)Liz Taylor
11b)Roseanne Barr
11c)Kim Jong Il
11d)Fidel Castro
11e)Ted Kennedy
Name Of The Top WW Movie
12)TR2N(Tron2)
Take Of The Top Movie
13)897M$
Number Killed in Worst Terror Attack
14)77
Location Of Worst Terror Attack
15)Hyderabad, Pakistan
Edited by - BigPapaSmurf on 12/03/2008 12:55:48
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26002 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2008 :  17:50:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Strongest Earthquake Location
1) Clam Gulch, Alaska
Strength On The Richter Scale
2) 8.6
Hurricane With the Lowest Pressure
3) Kate
Hurricane With Most $Damage To USA
4) Fred
Number Of Hurricanes To Strike USA
5) 3
Price Of A Barrel Of Light Sweet Crude
6) $73
Price Of An Ounce Of Gold
7) $962
Price Of Pork Bellies
8) 95.37
Value Of The DJIA
9) 9,323.42
Dollar/Euro Conversion Rate
10) $1 = 0.63 Euros
Deadpool
11a) Cicely Tyson
11b) David Bowie
11c) Jimmy Carter
11d) Tucker Carlson
11e) Tom Bosley
Name Of The Top WW Movie
12) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Take Of The Top Movie
13) $1,115 million
Number Killed in Worst Terror Attack
14) 364
Location Of Worst Terror Attack
15) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2009 :  03:26:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If the strongest earthquake is at the Yellowstone caldera, the rest of the contest will be moot. There's been an unusual amount of seismic activity there recently and it's some 20,000 years overdue for an eruption. That would kill the tourist industry like nothing else could. Everywhere.

Gimmie a little time to think about it.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 01/01/2009 05:03:09
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pleco
SFN Addict

USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2009 :  08:46:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Strongest Earthquake Location
1) SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA (-4.265 LAT 101.190 LON)
Strength On The Richter Scale
2) 8.4
Hurricane With the Lowest Pressure
3) Larry
Hurricane With Most $Damage To USA
4) Grace
Number Of Hurricanes To Strike USA
5) 4
Price Of A Barrel Of Light Sweet Crude
6) $92
Price Of An Ounce Of Gold
7) $764
Price Of Pork Bellies
8) $85.45
Value Of The DJIA
9) 9,812
Dollar/Euro Conversion Rate
10) $1 = 0.92 Euros
Deadpool
11a) Amy Winehouse
11b) Billy Graham
11c) Phyllis Diller
11d) Mickey Rooney
11e) Henry Kissinger
Name Of The Top WW Movie
12) Terminator Salvation
Take Of The Top Movie
13) $880 Million
Number Killed in Worst Terror Attack
14) 211
Location Of Worst Terror Attack
15) Tel Aviv, Israel

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2009 :  09:15:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Earthquakes
1) Location: Colombia (-1.5 Lat; -72.5 Long)

2) Strength: 7.0

Hurricanes
Predict the strongest hurricanes of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season (Through Jan 1 2010),
3) Strongest: Grace

4) Most Damage to US: Grace

5) 1

Commodities
6) Oil: $72.50

7) Gold: $790.40

8) pork bellies 95.60


Financials
9) DJIA: 9777.54

10) Euro/USD: 0.8212

Deadpool
11A) Fidel Castro
11B) Stephen Hawking
11C) Buzz Aldrin
11D) Aretha Franklin
11E) Vasily Smyslov (do ex-World Chess Champions count as "famous"?)


At the Movies!
12) Biggest Film: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

13) World-wide gross: $890 million

Deadliest Terror Attack
14) People Killed: 107 people dead

15) Location: Disco/Nightclub in Moscow
Edited by - Cuneiformist on 01/01/2009 09:17:12
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2009 :  09:18:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No individual stock predictions?
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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2009 :  09:29:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, I didnt want any contestants jumping out of windows like last year...that and its a pain in the ass with mergers/splitting etc.

The price of bacon is way more important anyway.

Edit: Next year I'm adding Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice, in honor of Trading Places.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
Edited by - BigPapaSmurf on 01/01/2009 09:30:37
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26002 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2009 :  09:49:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by BigPapaSmurf

Next year...
I think you should only carry over maybe five questions from year to year, so we get ten or so "fresh" subjects to think about.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2009 :  15:43:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For good or ill, here's mine:

Strongest Earthquake Location
1)San Francisco

Strength On The Richter Scale
2)7.2

Hurricane With the Lowest Pressure
3)George

Hurricane With Most $Damage To USA
4)George

Number Of Hurricanes To Strike USA
5)4

Price Of A Barrel Of Light Sweet Crude
6)85

Price Of An Ounce Of Gold
7)790

Price Of Pork Bellies
8)1.05

Value Of The DJIA
9)9000

Dollar/Euro Conversion Rate
10)1.10

Deadpool
11a)Walter Cronkite
11b)Dick Cheney, one hopes
11c)Clint Eastwood
11d)Rupert Murdock
11e)Osama bin Laden (assuming the bastard's not already dead)

Name Of The Top WW Movie
12)Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince

Take Of The Top Movie
13)How much can you carry away in an 18 wheeler?

Number Killed in Worst Terror Attack
14)190

Location Of Worst Terror Attack
15)London





"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  12:54:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthy

Take Of The Top Movie
13)How much can you carry away in an 18 wheeler?


The answer is on a very heavy truck say 20,000lb and a heavy trailer say 14,000lb and a 1000 pounds of pallets and packaging will leave about 45,000lbs of cash in the trailer, assuming you are following interstate trucking rules in the U.S. and the truck is full of Benjis

Thats $2,043,000,000, roughly. It would take up about 22% of the volume of the truck, on an average sized trailer.
Edited by - BigPapaSmurf on 01/05/2009 12:57:54
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  13:12:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by BigPapaSmurf

Originally posted by filthy

Take Of The Top Movie
13)How much can you carry away in an 18 wheeler?


The answer is on a very heavy truck say 20,000lb and a heavy trailer say 14,000lb and a 1000 pounds of pallets and packaging will leave about 45,000lbs of cash in the trailer, assuming you are following interstate trucking rules in the U.S. and the truck is full of Benjis

Thats $2,043,000,000, roughly. It would take up about 22% of the volume of the truck, on an average sized trailer.
A good bit more than that if you know your way around the chicken coops, 10/4.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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