I put the question out there and you have answered!
First, the demographics. I had responses from 15 different genders, the most unexpected of which was “taupe”.
I had responses from 16 difference ages, 13 of which involved numbers.
People left a variety of comments. They broke down like this:
Why did no one comment “2”? Weird.
Not surprisingly there was a unanimous response to the goblin shark question. That was the easiest question ever.
There was also a selection of other feedback. Apparently respondents suspected deception. Hmm. Also, it seems questions about colours are popular with almost 50% of people who answer questions about taupe.
I got an interesting collection of answers describing “taupe”. I decided to remove fluff words such as “the”, “like”, “ish”, “not”, “dark”, “light” and just strip things down to bare bones. Then I created a word cloud out of them where word frequency is represented by the size of the word. This is the result:
Wikipedia says “a dark grayish brown or brownish gray” so I guess the masses (26 responses) were collectively rather close to the answer developed by the even larger collective that created wikipedia. Nice work collective!