Eyewire Winter Games 2018: Trivia

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Figure skating! Always an audience favorite. Jackson Haines, a 19th century American who began his career as a ballet dancer, is generally considered the father of the modern sport, and Olympic TV broadcasters have probably thanked him ever since. In fact, figure skating is such a mainstay of the Olympics that it even started off during the 1908 Summer Olympics, before a Winter Olympics existed!

It’s unfortunate that Eyewire can provide no true equivalent to figure skating— imagine tracing artistic shapes around a neuron!— but of course we can put our own spin on it, no pun intended. Our usual trivia bot is a pretty good judge of technical knowledge. Now’s your chance to try earning a perfect 10! The bot will start firing off questions at 11:00 AM EST on 2/18 and continue until 11:00 AM EST on 2/20, at which point things will finish with a power hour till noon.

Submit your answers by typing them into the chat box. Optional: you may submit answers privately by messaging @inquizitor if you do not want other players to see your responses. To do this, type /pm inquizitor before your message.

Swag (generously sponsored by @susi): The top scoring player will win 1 mug and 1 sticker sheet! Second and third place each also win sticker sheets.

Bonuses for each question

1st to answer – 300 points
2nd to answer – 200 points
3rd to answer – 100 points

Think you can nail it? Let’s find out!

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