Sunday, 17 November 2013

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The team name: Salmon en route

The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor

The ones that got away
1) Theravada and Mahayana are the two main branches of which religion?
2) Toluca, Monterrey and Puebla are cities in which country?
3) What is the currency of Bolivia?
4) Which sportsman was known as the Louisville Lip?
5) Which 1999 film featured Helena Bonham Carter and Meatloaf alongside the star Brad Pitt?
6) Which three South American countries lie on the Equator?
7) The city of Buffalo, New York, lies on which Great Lake?
8) Which 1997 Quentin Tarantino film is based on Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch?
9) In which city is Dirty Harry set?
10) What is the capital of Sicily?

The answers

Poll results: 18 votes with the average voter scoring 3.5/10!

The excuses

The alternative questions
1) What name is given in Hinduism to points in the human body that are centres of life force? In the anime Naruto the term refers to the moulding of physical and spiritual energy essential to carrying out ninja techniques.
2) Australian mouse Monterey Jack is a member of the Rescue Rangers, a detective agency founded by which two Disney characters?
3) Four South American countries' official currency is some sort of peso. Name three of them.
4) Who plays Muhammad Ali in the 2001 biopic?
5) You almost certainly know that the first rule of Fight Club is "you do not talk about Fight Club". You probably know the second rule is "you do not talk about Fight Club". There are, however, six more rules. Give one of them.
6) The Prime Meridian passes through the UK and seven other countries; two in Europe and five in Africa. Name one from each continent.
7) Which of the Great Lakes is the largest in terms of surface area and volume? (Hint: it's not one of the two already mentioned.)
8) What was the maiden name of John F Kennedy's wife, Jacqueline?
9) Dirty Harry features the adventures of San Francisco Police Department inspector Francis Callahan, but which (much better) series of film features the adventures of Detroit cop Axel Foley?
10) The eruption of which volcano, in 79 AD, mostly destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii?

The answers


  1. As someone who spends a large fraction of his time in Tokyo, I have to object to the description of Shinto as a "form of Buddhism". :P

    1. Yes...I can (now) see why. (My only defence is having deferred to the doctor on that one rather than do my own fact-checking. Lesson learned, methinks!)

      I've amended it to reflect that point (by which I mean, my ignorance), thanks for pointing it out.

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    1. Aha, well spotted, thanks for that, have edited accordingly :)