Match Em!

With all this trivia that has been floating around in my head and life of late, I had to find an outlet. What I've come up with should prove to be lots* of fun.

The game is Match Em, and as the name suggests, it is a matching game. I consider it accessible trivia, because even if you don't know each and every one, you can usually reason out at least a few correct answers. The game also tracks the average score of everyone who has played for a given data set. Examples of data sets currently included are Painters and Paintings, States and Nicknames*, Car Makes and Models, and much more. So try it out. Let me know if you have problems or questions. (Please to note: it hasn't been tested on any Macintosh browsers. If you try it out on one, let me know if it works.)

The part of this whole shebang that I am excited about it the ability to add new data sets easily. For this, I was hoping that I could call on you, dear reader, to help out. What matching sets can you come up with? Send me (via e-mail or the contact page)* anywhere between 7 and 14 matching items in a given category. In about a week, I'll add all [appropriate] submissions to the game.
Sunday August 12 2007File under: games, coding

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on Sun 12th Aug, 2007 10:15 pm PDT Joe said:
I did this on my mac, using Safari, worked fine. I'm gonna try and cook one up for ya wren, got an idea need to find proper pix...
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on Sun 12th Aug, 2007 10:19 pm PDT Joe said:
wow i'm not scoring very high on these haha...
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on Sun 12th Aug, 2007 10:59 pm PDT Sweet Julie said:
working well on my mac too! yippeeee! i like the matching of genus-common names!
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on Mon 13th Aug, 2007 08:10 am PDT mandy said:
Happy Belated Birthday
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on Mon 13th Aug, 2007 04:01 pm PDT Saxtor said:
Unless you enjoy employing Mac users to do your bidding, you can finally test Safari on your Windows box!

Fun game!
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on Tue 14th Aug, 2007 09:57 am PDT Chris said:
Noticed that the arrays for your clues and answers are in the same order. While I don't think my perfect score counts, I think I should get bonus points for resourcfulness. (Don't worry, I only looked at one and didn't submit my cheating score, only my sadly defiecient real ones!)
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on Tue 14th Aug, 2007 09:44 pm PDT Jule said:
Did you know the state nickname of Missouri came from a Missouri senator who proclaimed that "frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I'm from Missouri, and you have got to show me" others suggest it was cause Missourians (?) were so slow you had to just show them. YOU make the call... (knowing a few sharp people from Missouri, I am inclined to pick the former (Sara). By the way, I got 100% on the state nicknames.
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on Fri 17th Aug, 2007 11:57 pm PDT Joe said:
good story jule...i seriously did not know that....my growing knowledge thanks you...
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on Thu 30th Aug, 2007 08:04 am PDT Klaus said:
cn't believe it ...did a lot better on obscure words than cars....aaaarrrrrgggghhh
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