Thursday, April 03, 2008

Game Time

This may be the most difficult quiz I have ever posted. Your challenge is to name 50 songs based on the complete lyrics of each song. Sounds easy enough, right? However, the lyrics are placed in alphabetical order, with each word appearing no more than once (regardless of how many times it appears in the actual song). For example, let’s take the first line of the song "Luka" by Suzanne Vega. (I have no idea why I selected this song since it’s a really easy example. How many songs do you know with "Luka" in the lyrics?) The first line of the song is:

My name is Luka I live on the second floor.

For the sake of this example, let’s also say that this is the only line of the song, repeated over and over again. The quiz would show the lyrics as:

floor I is live Luka my name on second the

Just a warning that this quiz may take around 30 minutes, so this could be a weekend activity. As a hint, most songs tend to be classic rock and R&B songs. In addition, there is only one song from the past 20 years. In case you were wondering, I scored a 25. My friend Jason managed to get a 36.

The second game doesn’t take nearly as long. In fact, if you make it to 18 seconds, you’re doing great. My record is 19 seconds, but I’ve only done that once in dozens of attempts. Click and hold the red square and move it so that you neither touch the walls nor get hit by any of the blue blocks. According to honeykbee, Air Force candidates are required to make it to two minutes, minimum. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to get to the game here without clicking on this link, but this is what the game looks like.

Again, click here to play the game. Good luck!


Archi said...

On my fourth try I survived for 46.375 seconds. Had to get a feel for the mouse sensitivity, etc. I feel this post of yours is going to result in a daylong obsession.

Messiah said...

I cannot get past 23 seconds, and I have gone many more than four times. I believes this scores me as "crippled."

Anonymous said...

Dan, you should be on 'Heros'. They might need your unearthly mouse-moving aptitude to save the planet. I also cannot get past 24 seconds despite MANY attempts.

Archi said...

OK, so I came back to this and saw your comments, then tried again. I swear, on the computer I was doing it on before, it did not speed up at the 18 second mark! There is no way I survived that 46 seconds at that rate.

I just played it a bunch more times and am getting to 22-23, which is what you guys are reporting. Maybe I was playing on a java-defective computer.