Sunday, 9 February 2014

The green 'l' in the Google logo supposedly reflects the company's rule-breaking ethos

New! Your targets this week:

1+ out of 9: Well done, you beat us!
2+ out of 9: We'd have won with you on our team!

The team name: This quiz should have a boners round [It featured a special round on sex education]

The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor

The Ones That Got Away
1) A 30 second advert for this year's Super Bowl reportedly cost $4 million. How much did one cost for the 1967 Super Bowl? a) $13,200; b) $37,500; c) $120,000; or d) there were no adverts that year.
2) What was the name of the search engine research project, developed by Larry Page, which ultimately proved to be the precursor to Google?
3) Which car manufacturer originally manufactured aircraft engines, with their logo often (but inaccurately) being claimed as inspired by a propeller?
4) Launched in 1970s but suffering a severe drop in sales in the following decade, what type of product was the unfortunately-named 'Ayds'?
5) How many Israeli athletes were killed in the Munich massacre at the 1972 Olympics?
6) Which year's Olympic Games were said to have acted as a catalyst for the host country's democratization?
7) Which group had a 1991 hit with the song Let's Talk About Sex?
8) Identify this food or drink from three clues:
    a) It was named for the number of ingredients it contains
    b) It was introduce to England from India in the early 17th Century
    c) A version of this is named after a US state
9) Identify this food or drink from three clues:
    a) Its name comes from the Latin for 'pertaining to a pen'
    b) One substitute for this can be hog rectum
    c) It's rich in B vitamins but high in cholesterol

The answers

Poll results: 31 votes. 27 of you did better than us of which 13 would have helped us win! The average voter scored 1.6/9.

The excuses

The alternative questions
1) This year saw Super Bowl XLVIII which, at six characters, is quite a long-winded way of writing the number 48. But which past Super Bowl required seven Roman numerals to write?
2) What single word, when searched for via Google, returns the result "Did you mean: nag a ram"?
3) Recorded on the day of Jimi Hendrix's funeral, which singer-songwriter performed the song Mercedes Benz just three days before her own death, thereby joining Hendrix in the infamous '27 Club'?
4) What do the letters of the condition AIDS stand for?
5) Their name made up of a colour and a month, which organization carried out the Munich massacre?
6) Which renowned quizzer (and member of BBC2's Eggheads) was rewarded for winning the first series of Going for Gold with tickets to the Seoul Olympics?
7) Which character from the (inexplicably popular) Peppa Pig series is currently described as follows on Wikipedia: "He is quite lazy, round in the Tummy and refuses to admit that his tummy is big. He is an engineer or an architect as he is seen in many episodes with blueprints."
8) What device, made of two strips of metal bound around a cotton tape reed, is traditionally used in Punch and Judy shows to give Punch his distinctive voice?
9) Squid are examples of what type of animal, the word deriving from Greek for 'head-feet'?

The answers

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