Sunday, 27 October 2013

With over 250 buildings at least 150m tall Hong Kong has more skyscrapers than any other city

The team name: Crisis on infinite oeufs

The attendees
1) The statistian
2) The doctor

The ones that got away
1) What was President Gerald Ford's middle name?
2) The Marqueasas Islands lie in which ocean?
3) Who was the retired gunslinger played by Clint Eastwood in the 1992 movie Unforgiven?
4) Malbec is a variety of which fruit?
5) Hong Kong lies at the mouth of which river?
6) Which airline began operations in 1927, becoming the largest international air carrier in the United States before ceasing operations in 1991?
7) Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, is the largest lake in which African country?

The answers

Poll results: 14 votes with 1 scoring 6/7, 2 scoring 4/7, 1 scoring 3/7, 4 scoring 2/7 and 1/7. 2 voters joined us on zero :(

The average voter scored 2/7!

The excuses

The alternative questions
1) Ford was, unsurprisingly, not the only President known by a different name earlier in life. Which President's surname at birth - shortly after the death of his biological father in 1946 - was Blythe?
2) The Marquesas Islands are a group of Polynesian Islands. The name Polynesia derives from the Greek for which two words?
3) Despite his extensive CV, Clint Eastwood has only won Academy Awards for two films. One was Unforgiven, which earned him the Best Director and Best Picture Oscars, a feat he repeated with which 2004 film?
4) Which American author penned the 1939 novel Grapes of Wrath, earning him the Pulitzer Prize (as well as contributing towards the award of his 1962 Nobel Prize)?
5) First released in Japan in 2006, which game partnered Pokémon Pearl in the then-latest instalment of the popular video game series?
6) Pan Am were notable for the use of what word for a type of fast sailing ship in the names of their aircraft?
7) Since the secession of South Sudan in 2011, which country has overtaken the former Sudan as the largest African nation (by area)?

The answers

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