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Sort the celebrities by age

Postby skullturfq » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:00 am

Each of the entertainers listed below was born in a different year. All years end in a 4 or a 9 (the years are 1924, 1929, 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, and 1989).

Can you match the entertainers to their birth year?

Jennifer Aniston
Lauren Bacall
Claire Danes
Danny DeVito
Leonardo DiCaprio
Billy Joel
Harvey Keitel
Shirley MacLaine
Bob Newhart
Katy Perry
Keanu Reeves
Taylor Swift
Denzel Washington
Weird Al Yankovic
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Re: Sort the celebrities by age

Postby Ken Jennings » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:06 pm

This is a fun idea for a puzzle. I felt pretty good about my answers but still switched a couple pairs and was 10 years off on Keitel!
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Re: Sort the celebrities by age

Postby grodney » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:58 am

Fun!

I switched 3 pairs:
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Newhart/MacLaine
Denzel/Weird Al
Danes/Leo
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Re: Sort the celebrities by age

Postby braggtastic » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:01 am

I feel confident in my choices. Am I missing where the answers are in this thread, or did people just look them up afterwards to check?

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Jennifer Aniston 1969
Lauren Bacall 1924
Claire Danes 1979
Danny DeVito 1944
Leonardo DiCaprio 1974
Billy Joel 1949
Harvey Keitel 1939
Shirley MacLaine 1934
Bob Newhart 1929
Katy Perry 1984
Keanu Reeves 1964
Taylor Swift 1989
Denzel Washington 1954
Weird Al Yankovic 1959
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Re: Sort the celebrities by age

Postby grodney » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:07 am

I looked them up, but your (correct) answer is now the answer key.
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Re: Sort the celebrities by age

Postby braggtastic » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:53 am

Thanks! I first did the ones closest to my age, then the youngest up to my age, then backwards to the oldest. I got stuck a couple of times, but started thinking about people I knew & said he/she is definitely older/younger than my mom/my aunt etc.
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Re: Sort the celebrities by age

Postby BrennerM » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:55 pm

Great quiz! I got 5 wrong. Claire Danes would be angry at me, I made her 10 years older (oops).
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Re: Sort the celebrities by age

Postby grodney » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:17 am

Here's a Sports version. Years are 1929, 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, and 1989.

Fred Couples
Nancy Kerrigan
Rob Gronkowski
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Bobby Labonte
Arnold Palmer
Tony La Russa
Bruce Jenner
Kevin Youkilis
LeBron James
Chris Evert
Mike Ditka
Bill Russell

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Edit: Might as well post the answers to save the googling:
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1929 - Arnold Palmer
1934 - Bill Russell
1939 - Mike Ditka
1944 - Tony La Russa
1949 - Bruce Jenner
1954 - Chris Evert
1959 - Fred Couples
1964 - Bobby Labonte
1969 - Nancy Kerrigan
1974 - Dale Earnhardt Jr.
1979 - Kevin Youkilis
1984 - LaBron James
1989 - Rob Gronkowski
Last edited by grodney on Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Sort the celebrities by age

Postby Neel Mehta » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:37 am

grodney wrote:Here's a Sports version. Years are 1929, 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, and 1989.

Fred Couples
Nancy Kerrigan
Rob Gronkowski
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Bobby Labonte
Arnold Palmer
Tony La Russa
Bruce Jenner
Kevin Youkilis
LeBron James
Chris Evert
Mike Ditka
Bill Russell


This is a LOT harder. In sports, people can be in their prime at a variety of ages, so people far apart in age can share the same window of peak fame. Also, I think Bruce Jenner shouldn't be on this list, because a few parts of his face were added on much later.
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Re: Sort the celebrities by age

Postby grodney » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:41 am

Interesting. I think I would find a sports one easier (but of course I don't know). Obviously somewhat depends on the person's interests. I'll be interested in others' takes.
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Re: Sort the celebrities by age

Postby skullturfq » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:27 pm

I bet you if they were all from the *same* sport, it would be easier.
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Re: Sort the celebrities by age

Postby BrennerM » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:59 am

I'm a pretty big sports fan and I found the sports one to be much harder than the celebrity one. I was "off by 5 years" on a lot of the sports stars. I got the oldest 2 and the youngest 3 correct, and messed up all the ones in-between.
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Re: Sort the celebrities by age

Postby Bill » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:58 am

How about works of literature, adjusted for scale?

The Canterbury Tales
The Decameron
The Divine Comedy
Don Quixote de la Mancha
The Metamorphosis
Middlemarch
Le Morte d’Arthur
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Paradise Lost
Pride and Prejudice
Robinson Crusoe
Romeo and Juliet
Tristam Shandy
Utopia

The dates are: 1321, 1353, 1400, 1485, 1516, 1595, 1605, 1667, 1719, 1759, 1813, 1871, 1915, 1962. Some of the earlier dates are approximate.


Click below for the same list with authors included:

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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel Cervantes
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Tristam Shandy by Laurence Sterne
Utopia by Sir Thomas More
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