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How many current AND past WR holders can you name? (A Sporcle quiz)

TDM

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108/299. Some of the people I really should've got but didn't:
Shotaro Makisumi, Yu Nakajima, Mátyás Kuti, Giovanni Contardi, Haiyan Zhuang (I knew this but couldn't spell it...), Gabriel Alejandro Orozco Casillas, Kaijun Lin, Yumu Tabuchi, Guus Razoux Schultz, Henrik Buus Asgaard, David Woner, Pierre Bouvier (knew this but couldn't remember the name), Jayden McNeill, Jonatan Kłosko (again, spelling), Bence Barát, and Daniel Sheppard (wrote Dan Sheppard, saw it wasn't accepted and didn't try Daniel... :fp).
I got 100% on Mega average, which I'm happy with. Even though I never do Mega. I got all but one 6x6 average too.
 

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102/299 At least I didn't cheat - I didn't know how to spell a lot of people. Forgetting Dan Cohen and forgetting the name of Matyas Kuti was kind of stupid though.
 

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154/299 first try.

I missed some well known cubers:
Chris Hardwick, Daniel Sheppard, Oliver Frost, (didn't pay attention on Big BLDs) Piti Pichedpan, Clement Gallet and others...

I spelled wrong:
Bingliang Li, Walker Welch, Jonatan Kłosko, Sameer Mahmood, Lars Vandenbergh, Zbigniew Zborowski

I've never heard (sorry) of:
David Wesley, Hsuan Chang, Michael Fung, Danyang Chen, Grant Tregay, Frédérick Badie, Han-Cyun Chen, Keisuke Hiraya, SeungWoon Lee, Jonathan Irvin Gunawan, Abhishek Sathyanarayanan, Olivier Gaucher, Chang Jee-Hoon, Fakhri Raihaan, Chang Jee-Hoon, Santosh Tantravahi, Andy Bellenir, Micael Hellberg, Mike Godfrey, Jianwei Zhu, Kang Ji-Jon, Taki Sugimoto and Oliver Wolff
 

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Couldn't spell Sameer Mahmood, Muhammad Iril Khairul Anam, Brúnó Bereczki and Gabriel Pereira Campanha (for the last one I have just forgot the h, I thought it was Campaña :( ).
Totally forgot about Mátyás Kuti lol
100% in FMC, 4BLD, 5BLD and... Megaminx average?
 

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It's not how many current AND past WR holders can you name, it's how many names you can spell.

94, would of gotten a lot more if I could spell. Especially the Polish names :p
I don't know about other people but I think if I could name someone, I can probably spell their name too (minus the accents) :p
 

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I don't know about other people but I think if I could name someone, I can probably spell their name too (minus the accents) :p
I don't think any person can spell Przemyslaw Kaleta or Erik Akkersdjik (among others) just from the pronunciation, unless the already know the spelling rules of Polish or Dutch respectively.
 
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I don't think any person can spell Przemyslaw Kaleta or Erik Akkersdjik (among others) just from the pronunciation, unless the already know the spelling rules of Polish or Dutch respectively.
Actually, Dutch spelling/pronunciation is pretty straightforward. You pronounce every letter that is written and write every letter you hear.
 

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Actually, Dutch spelling/pronunciation is pretty straightforward. You pronounce every letter that is written and write every letter you hear.
If I do that, then the J would be pronounced (and not written) and that's sort of wrong.

Also, the point of my post is not to say that Dutch pronunciation/spelling is hard, but to say that if you didn't know Dutch spelling, you couldn't spell the name.
 

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165/299.

Damn, this was way harder than expected. In special as I often knew exactly the person, but couldn't remember the exact name...
 

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I'm always intrigued by people who turn up at some competition, set a world record and then disappear forever. I know Mike Godfrey was one of them. Are there any others?
 
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