Thursday, 23 October 2014

Hasbro is a portmanteau of its founders the Hassenfeld Brothers

Your targets this week:

1+ out of 8: Well done, you beat us!
4+ out of 8: We'd have won with you on our team!

The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor

The ones that got away
1) In 1989 which 59 year-old became People magazine's oldest ever 'Sexiest Man Alive'?
2) In which decade of the 20th century was the world's first electric red and green traffic light installed in Cleveland, Ohio?
3) Henry Manicni's jazzy theme was used for which movie series reboot that began in 2006?
4) Which Hasbro-owned product has no characters or plot, but nevertheless has inspired a movie released in the United States this week?
5) With depths in excess of 220m, which is the deepest river in the world?
6) Literally meaning 'bicycle snake', in which European city can you find the elevated bicycle highway called the Cykelslangen?
7) Identify the movie from these DVD chapter titles: Arletta Let's Go, A Long Road, 50 Eggs on a Bet.
8) Identify the movie from these DVD chapter titles: Fredrik Zoller, Lunch With Goebbels, Apple Strudel and Creme Fraiche.

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
Question 3
1) Since People started running their 'Sexiest Man Alive' feature in 1985 four men have been named twice. All actors, name two of them.
2) In the UK the term 'pelican crossing' derives from PELICON, a portmanteau of which three words?
3) Picture: In which famous location is the Pink Panther here?
4) Which Hasbro franchise, reinvigorated by a recent animated television series, has characters called Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie, among (many) others?
5) The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of a handful of UN member states to contain the name of another member state in its name (in this case, Congo). Other examples include Sudan (in South Sudan) and Dominica (in Dominican Republic), but only two country names are entirely contained within another country name - that is, not at the start or end. One pair is an Asian country contained in a European one, the other is an African country contained in another African country - can you name either pair?
6) Copenhagen has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest three times; name two of the three cities to have hosted it more often.
7) In the movie, Paul Newman's character earns the nickname Cool Hand Luke after winning at what game?
8) Present in most other promotional material for the film elsewhere in the world, what has been removed from the German publicity website for Inglourious Basterds, depicted here?

Question 8
 The answers

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