Thursday, 11 September 2014

In 1652 a doorway was cut through da Vinci's The last Supper

Your targets this week:

1+ out of 6: Well done, you beat us!
4+ out of 6: We'd have won with you on our team!

The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor

The ones that got away
Question 1
1) Name the band pictured.
2) To be classified as a serial killer, at least how many murders must an individual commit over a period of at least 30 days?
3) The Caribbean island of Aruba belongs to which country?
4) Which musical instrument did Mark Twain refer to as the "stomach Steinway"?
5) In da Vinci's The Last Supper, what is Judas depicted knocking over to symbolize his treachery?
6) Which baseball position does Kevin Costner's character Crash Davis play in the 1988 movie Bull Durham?

The answers

Our excuses

How did you do? Would you have beaten us (1 or more correct)? Would you have helped us win (4 or more correct)? Let the world know with the poll below, then read on for my alternative questions (loosely) inspired by this week's Ones That Got Away!

My alternative questions
1) When the German Zeppelin Hindenburg was destroyed by fire it was mercifully only carrying half its full capacity of passengers. Its return flight, however, was fully booked, with many of those would-be passengers planning to attend festivities surrounding whose coronation the following week?
2) Serial Thrilla is a song on the 1997 album The Fat of the Land by which British electronic music group? As well as the band's first two UK number one singles, the album also featured a track whose mere title was banned from use on BBC Radio 1.
3) What flavour is Curaçao liqueur? It comes from the peel of a fruit grown there whose flesh is all but inedible thanks to the island's nutrient-poor soil.
4) Samuel Clemens claimed his pen name came from his life on the Mississippi. The riverboatman's cry of "mark twain!" - twain being an archaic word for two - indicated the water was two units of what distance deep and therefore safe to navigate?
5) On which day do Christians traditionally commemorate the Last Supper?
6) Who's missing from the baseball team pictured? (As always, you can click to get a bigger version.)

The answers

How did you do on my alternative questions? Have another poll!

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