1+ out of 8: Well done, you beat us!
4+ out of 8: We'd have won with you on our team!
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.
2) 1910s (1914, to be precise)
3) The Pink Panther
4) The Ouija board
5) The Congo
7) Cool Hand Luke
8) Inglourious Basterds
2) It always seems to be earlier than you think with these, and we were agonizingly close with the 1920s.
3) A frustrating miss as I knew I knew it, but couldn't drag it up from my memory of getting hold of the Pink Panther music for my sixth form panto. (That sixth form panto was great, by the way, David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson had to save the world...somehow.)
4) The time of year really should have been a hint, but even then I don't think we'd have ever considered that the Ouija board was owned by anyone, let alone a toy company. Suffice to say we saw one in a toy shop the very next day. Good quizzing chestnut, I think.
5) This one, meanwhile, is almost certainly a chestnut, just not one I'd come across before. We tried to think of a famous river that wasn't the Nile or the Amazon (I'm not really sure why we discounted these) and came up with the Ganges.
6) The word 'Cykelslangen' narrowed down our options to "somewhere nearish Germany" but that's about as good as our European linguistic skills get; we veered off into the cycle-loving Netherlands and offered Amsterdam. Google Translate reckons 'cycle snake' is Zyklus Schlange in German, and cyclus slang in Dutch, so I don't feel too stupid, at least.
7-8) More questions about super famous movies we've never seen. We went with The Producers for the second one, which at least makes some sense, and Steel Magnolias for the first, which really doesn't.
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
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?
2) Pedestrian Light Controlled (if you said 'control' instead of 'controlled' you can still have the point)
3) The New York Stock Exchange (he's ringing the closing bell)
4) My Little Pony
5) Oman in Romania, and Mali in Somalia
6) Dublin (six times), London (four times) and Luxembourg City (also four times!)
7) Poker (after bluffing with a hand worth nothing, Luke comments "sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand")
8) The Swastika (one in the title logo, and one in the helmet)
How did you do on my alternative questions? Have another poll!