Sunday, 26 January 2014

The band AC/DC are known colloquially in Australia as 'Acca Dacca'

The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor

The ones that got away
1) The lyrics of 'Born to be Wild' by Steppenwolf feature the first example of which two-word musical term in a rock song?
2) Shinzon is an evil version of which fictional character?
3) What is the name of AC/DC's lead guitarist?
4) Prior to the development of the atomic bomb, in which city was the single largest man-made explosion?
5) Which Benedictine monk's legacy is defined more by booze than by the Bible?
6) Which appropriately named man is said to have revolutionized poker when he turned a $39 satellite tournament place into victory at the World Series of Poker (and $2.5 million) in 2003?
7) Name the song from the lyrics! "It's a cool place and they say it gets colder/ You're bundled up now but wait 'til you get older/But the media men beg to differ"
8) Which foreign beer brand has an anagram which is an activity commonly associated with drinking?

The answers

Poll results: 26 votes with the average voter scoring a smidgen over 2/8!

The excuses

The alternative questions
1) Which letter in the name of parody heavy metal band Spinal Tap is written with an umlaut?
2) Give the full name (first name and surname) of Patrick Stewart's character in the X-Men series of films.
3) Named after a French mathematician and physicist, what is the SI unit for current?
4) Nova Scotia of course means New Scotland but which country's mainland used to be known as 'New Holland', the name being first applied in 1644?
5) 'Names for big champagne bottle sizes' are a tedious staple of quizzes everywhere, but what musical instrument - which means 'small' in Italian - refers to a quarter-sized bottle?
6) What jewellery item is awarded to every event winner at the annual World Series of Poker?
7) In 2001 Shrek won the first Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Of the 11 other winners since then, only four were not produced by Pixar Animation Studios. Name one of those four.
8) The Campaign for Real Ale, or CAMRA, have a lot to do with beer but pretty much nothing to do with camera obscuras. But what, roughly, does 'camera obscura' mean?

The answers

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