Alright, it is time to announce the results of your first task!

First, before I reveal the distribution of scores, I will now present the solutions to the quiz, and any additional guidelines I had for grading each question.

Quiz Solutions (open)
Quiz Solutions (close)

1. Calcium was what I was looking for. However, due to how poorly I worded the question, Vitamin D was also accepted since it is also a nutrient involved in bone formation.

2. Avogadro's Number, which is approximately 6.02 x 10^23

3. False. Sort of a trick question. The Coriolis Force has a negligible effect on something as small as a toilet, and in actuality how they flush is mainly due to how they are individually built.

4. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680. This just came out, so a few of you mistakenly said AMD's 6870.

5. eric the espeon

6. "Here we go!". Also sort of a trick question since it is exactly the same as a question from the quiz in the previous competition except it was for the season 2.

7. 1/2^10 = 1/1024 = .0009765625 = .09765625%. This is derived with a simple binomial probability calculation.

8. Mechanical. Again though, since the question was worded vaguely, I accepted anything that was close enough, mainly "Clicky".

9. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. The Bhut Jolokia, better known as the Ghost Chili, was dethroned quite some time ago actually.

10. Comcast. As someone who is forced to have them as my ISP, I can attest to just how shitty they are.

With these solutions, here is the final distribution of scores!

Leethoof: -1/10

Galladiator: 1/10

Fatecrashers: 3/10

LightWolf: 3/10

billymills: 4/10

Fishin: 4/10

Ditto: 4/10

DaLetterEl: 4/10

forks: 4/10

ssbbm: 4/10

Ace Emerald: 4/10

Pidge: 4/10

coolking49: 4/10

Gmax: 4/10

StevenSnype: 4/10

EARTHWORM: 4/10

Mastadi: 4/10

SkullCandy: 4/10

zorbees: 4/10

Quagsires: 4/10

porygon3: 4/10

shade: 4/10

TalkingLion: 4/10

kingofkongs: 5/10

Crux: 7/10

For the graphical types, here is a histogram of the scores:

The mean score was a 3.76/10, and the standard deviation was 1.335.

With all of this taken into account, the players who will move on to the next task are:

1. billymills

2. Fishin

3. Ditto

4. DaLetterEl

5. forks

6. ssbbm

7. Ace Emerald

8. Pidge

9. coolking49

10. Gmax

11. StevenSnype

12. EARTHWORM

13. Mastadi

14. SkullCandy

15. zorbees

16. Quagsires

17. porygon3

Thus, Leethoof, Galladiator, Fatecrashers, LightWolf, TalkingLion, shade, kingofkongs, and Crux will be eliminated. Their punishment will be as follows:

For our lowest scorers (Leethoof, Galladiator, Fatecrashers, and LightWolf)

Your signature shall be changed to **"I am an underachiever and proud of it! Put this in your signature too if you agree!"**

For our highest scorers (TalkingLion, shade, kingofkongs, and Crux)

Your signature shall be changed to **"I am an overachiever and proud of it! Put this in your signature too if you agree!"**

Finally, you might notice that Leethoof got a -1/10, which is impossible by normal means. This is because I gave anyone who submitted nothing a -1/10 for the sake of my ranking algorithm. For this terrible offense, in addition to the above punishment, Leethoof must also change his avatar to the following:

Leethoof's Special Punishment (open)
Leethoof's Special Punishment (close)

For two weeks.

And with this, I must congratulate coolking49 for holding the median score! You will be properly awarded in the next task, I promise.

And that's it for the first task! I will post information for the second task later tonight, as I am a little too busy to post it now, and wanted you all to see the results for task 1 as soon as possible. Feel free to discuss what happened until then.