Sunday, 22 September 2013

Black Sabbath never had a UK number one single

The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor

The ones that got away
1) Which Olympic field event was redesigned in 1986 following safety concerns?
2) In early editions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what colour were the Oompa Loompas?
3) Which of these do not feature in the 1968 film Yellow Submarine? a) Blue Meanies b) Screaming Yellow Zonkers c) Butterly Stompers d) Snapping-Turtle Turks
4) Name any two of the original members of Black Sabbath.
5) The trade route known as the Silk Road ran from China to which European country?
6) Which dinosaur was described by its discoverer in 1903 as "the largest known dinosaur"?
7) What is SoHo short for? (Hint: this question refers to the area of New York, but if you know the origin for the similarly named part of London, you'll still get the point.)

The answers

Poll results! A frankly shocking 3 votes with 1 scoring 3/7 and 2 scoring 1/7.

The average voter scored 1.5 out of 7.

The excuses

The alternative questions
1) Which is the only Olympic sport in which the women's world record is 'better' (faster, further, etc.) than the men's?
2) Which 1972 novel was Dahl's sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
3) Which 1970 Beatles documentary (sharing its name with one of their songs as well as a jukebox musical currently running in London) features their rooftop concert, their last public performance?
4) Ozzy Osbourne had three children with second wife Sharon. They are Kelly, Jack, and who?
5) Colloquially, a silk is concerned with which profession?
6) What does the word 'dinosaur' mean?
7) Which singer, who died in 2000 aged 41, has a memorial bench in Soho Square, London, inscribed with lyrics from her song about the park?

The answers


  1. Silks are not members of the Queen's Counsel, but are Queen's Counsels, that is, they (nominally) counsel the Queen

    1. Ah, good observation, thanks (and edited). I had wondered about that distinction when I was writing this up, so thanks for the clarification.

  2. I'm extremely late to these questions but, in my defense, I've also just found the blog. It's a cracking read but I had one correction - Ozzy's actually got five kids. He was married once before Sharon and has a son (Louis) and a daughter (Jessica) with his first wife.

    1. Good spot, thanks, I've edited the question accordingly to clarify this :)