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Oh No! I Have To Sell My Kids! Quiz


No takers? Well, here are some wild, wacky and wonderful items that have been traded or sold on-line. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by mlcmlc. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
mlcmlc
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
339,927
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Today on-line transactions to sell and/or buy are a part of many folks' daily lives, this is not just for big companies any more. eBay is one of the many avenues that is available. It was started in 1995 as AuctionWeb with the listing of a broken laser pointer that was sold for $14.83. Because the listing was posted simply to test code, the programmer contacted the winner to explain that the laser pointer was broken. What answer did he receive? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This photo odyssey was created by scientist Michael Hawley during four separate expeditions. The book was awarded the Guinness World Record as the largest book. The original price was $10,000 to be donated to a charity selected by the purchaser. Which of these books, published in 2003, does this describe? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Some auctions are stopped by eBay because of legal issues, including one to sell a particular plot of land. What did an Aussie put on auction for one million dollars? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Listed at Amazon.com for $19,999.95, a unique, and rare, personal battle tank, the JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank. Can seat five internally, or on the roof. Speeds of up to 40mph. Lights for night driving. Premium sound system. Is this licensed for use on public roads? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. On eBay, food of all sorts is listed regularly. Some would be considered groceries, then there are some of the more outlandish items. For example, people save and sell all kinds of food that resembles something else: body parts, smiley faces, geographical shapes, etc. One of the types of food successfully sold is "partially eaten". Which celebrity's partially eaten French toast sold for over $3,000? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Revenge can be sweet. A hurt partner can sometimes sell items in a flash. Tim Shaw, radio DJ, while on-air for his usual show, told Jodie Marsh that he would leave his wife and two children for her. However, his wife was listening to the show. She immediately listed his Lotus Espirit Turbo car for sale. What price did the 25,000 car fetch? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This popular item could be found on eBay, Amazon and Craigslist at one time or another, by different manufacturers. Depending on your proclivities, it could either provide warning in time to remove yourself from the area, or notify you that the event you've long waited for is happening right this very minute. What might this "very sensitive magnometer" be used for? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In an advertising twist, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, an advertising and design agency, opened an Intern Auction on eBay for $1.00. The winner got intern labor hours to create a presentation with strategies and concepts for $17,655. Which motorcycle company won this auction to help the launch of their new product, the Enertia? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In 2005 Kyle MacDonald started trading on Craigslist with the goal of ending up with a house. After fourteen trades he ended up with a house in Kipling, Saskatchewan. What was the item that he started the trading with? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What's in a name? Melissa Heuschkel, Connecticut, created an eBay auction starting at $1.00 for the opportunity to provide a name for her fourth child. Which on-line casino won the bid for $15,500? Hint



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1. Today on-line transactions to sell and/or buy are a part of many folks' daily lives, this is not just for big companies any more. eBay is one of the many avenues that is available. It was started in 1995 as AuctionWeb with the listing of a broken laser pointer that was sold for $14.83. Because the listing was posted simply to test code, the programmer contacted the winner to explain that the laser pointer was broken. What answer did he receive?

Answer: "I'm a collector of broken laser pointers."

The programmer was Pierre Omidyar, his consulting firm was Echo Bay Technology Group. In 1997, he wanted to change the name of the site to be echobay.com, but that domain was already in use, and so, his second choice was eBay.
2. This photo odyssey was created by scientist Michael Hawley during four separate expeditions. The book was awarded the Guinness World Record as the largest book. The original price was $10,000 to be donated to a charity selected by the purchaser. Which of these books, published in 2003, does this describe?

Answer: Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom

The original book, published by Friendly Planet, measures five feet by seven feet and weighs 133 pounds. A smaller edition of the book was published in 2004 which measures approximately seventeen by thirteen inches and weighs about seven pounds. This book is spectacular not just because of the large size, but the images captured.
3. Some auctions are stopped by eBay because of legal issues, including one to sell a particular plot of land. What did an Aussie put on auction for one million dollars?

Answer: New Zealand

This one was stopped because he couldn't show ownership? There are many places "sold" on eBay. Bridgeville, California was sold twice on eBay within three years, in 2007 it sold for $1,800,000. Albert, Texas sold the town and the title of Mayor.
4. Listed at Amazon.com for $19,999.95, a unique, and rare, personal battle tank, the JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank. Can seat five internally, or on the roof. Speeds of up to 40mph. Lights for night driving. Premium sound system. Is this licensed for use on public roads?

Answer: No

The nickname for this product is Donk. According to the description these will be built separately for each purchaser. The description is funny, but the customer reviews are hilarious. For example, "I'll admit it. Shopping for a personal tank can be a bit daunting."
5. On eBay, food of all sorts is listed regularly. Some would be considered groceries, then there are some of the more outlandish items. For example, people save and sell all kinds of food that resembles something else: body parts, smiley faces, geographical shapes, etc. One of the types of food successfully sold is "partially eaten". Which celebrity's partially eaten French toast sold for over $3,000?

Answer: Justin Timberlake

This auction went up on March 9, 2000, after an N*SYNC interview at Z100, New York City. The partially eaten French toast, the fork he used, the plate and extra syrup sold for $3,154 to Kathy Summers, age 19. Articles after the sale quote her saying that she plans to freeze dry the lot and keep it on her dresser. The proceeds went to charity.

There are articles that claim that the items only sold for $1025 (only?), so not sure of the final total.
6. Revenge can be sweet. A hurt partner can sometimes sell items in a flash. Tim Shaw, radio DJ, while on-air for his usual show, told Jodie Marsh that he would leave his wife and two children for her. However, his wife was listening to the show. She immediately listed his Lotus Espirit Turbo car for sale. What price did the 25,000 car fetch?

Answer: 50 pence

The articles say the car was worth 25,000 and sold for 50 pence in five minutes and three seconds. Many of the articles quote the following from the auction description:

"I need to get rid of this car immediately - ideally in the next 2-3 hours before my cheating [jerk] husband gets home to find it gone and all his belongings in the street. I am the registered owner and I have the log book. Please only buy if you can pick up tonight."
7. This popular item could be found on eBay, Amazon and Craigslist at one time or another, by different manufacturers. Depending on your proclivities, it could either provide warning in time to remove yourself from the area, or notify you that the event you've long waited for is happening right this very minute. What might this "very sensitive magnometer" be used for?

Answer: UFO detector

Depending on where you decided to purchase this item, the models I found went from $95-$135. One model has a series of flashing LED lights, at least, if you remember to charge the battery. There are also kits that you can purchase and customize your own.
8. In an advertising twist, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, an advertising and design agency, opened an Intern Auction on eBay for $1.00. The winner got intern labor hours to create a presentation with strategies and concepts for $17,655. Which motorcycle company won this auction to help the launch of their new product, the Enertia?

Answer: Brammo, Inc.

There was no consistency to the number of interns that this involved. Some articles said 40, some 28, and one which says 38. Truly, this was an advertising campaign that seemed to pay off. Crispin Porter & Bogusky and Brammo, Inc., were mentioned in many articles concerning the auction.

Then, I found one article at AdAge BLOGS which included the following: "UPDATE: While the contest wasn't rigged, turns out it wasn't quite as straightforward as it was originally cast, either. From a Crispin spokeswoman, after our story came out: 'I have to correct something I told you. I did not realize that Alex [Bogusky] had suggested to a number of our clients and to other companies to bid in support of our interns. Brammo was one.'"
9. In 2005 Kyle MacDonald started trading on Craigslist with the goal of ending up with a house. After fourteen trades he ended up with a house in Kipling, Saskatchewan. What was the item that he started the trading with?

Answer: red paperclip

This is a truly interesting story. The trades were as follows: one fish pen, a doorknob, a Coleman stove, generator, instant party, snowmobile, trip to Yahk, a cube van, a recording contract, a year's rent in Phoenix, an afternoon with Alice Cooper, a KISS snow-globe, a movie role, and the house. Incredible. The house was donated to the Town of Kipling.
10. What's in a name? Melissa Heuschkel, Connecticut, created an eBay auction starting at $1.00 for the opportunity to provide a name for her fourth child. Which on-line casino won the bid for $15,500?

Answer: GoldenPalace.com

According to the many reports, this auction was initiated in February and Golden Palace Benedetto was born on April 30, 2005 at 3:34 am. This was Heuschkel's fourth child, and will apparently be called Goldie. What I found really interesting was that there was no consensus from the many reports as to whether this was a boy or girl child.

GoldenPalace.com has purchased many eBay items, they claim that it's for the advertising value.
Source: Author mlcmlc

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