Friday, 15 May 2015

Burger King allegedly spent over $1 million to put the Burger King in Floyd Mayweather's entourage

Your targets this week:

We won this week, but could you have done even better?!
The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor
3) The secret German
4) The rich person otherkin
5) The metallurgist

The ones that got away
Question 5
1) Director Richard Attenborough recruited over 300,000 extras for a two minute scene in what movie?
2) Madison Avenue lies between Park Avenue and which other numbered avenue in New York?
3) At the start of its first series the show Mad Men was set in what year?
4) 2 point question: Based on the average Canadian consumption rate of beef, how many cows are eaten by the population of the island of Montreal each day? You need to be within 50% to get the two points.
5) 2 point question: The car pictured in this slightly doctored advert is considered one of the biggest marketing flops of all time. What is it? (1 point for the brand, 1 point for the specific car.)

The answers

Our excuses

How did you do? Would you have beaten us (1 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 2
1) The 250 mile Dandi March, led by Gandhi in 1930 and an important part of the Indian independence movement, concerned the British tax on what?
2) Owing to its resemblance to a household item, what is the name of this building (located at 175 Fifth Avenue)?
3) 1960 is known as the Year of Africa, with 17 nations from the continent gaining independence that year. Two of those 17 gained independence from the UK. Name either of them.
4) lists 7 main ingredients/components in their Big Mac. For 1 point, name 2 of these ingredients, for 2 points, name 4.
5) Along with Ford, which two other major American automotive companies make up the so-called 'Big Three'? (1 point for each.)

The answers

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


  1. Me before clicking the answers to your alt questions: "hey, I think I nailed this one." after: "oh dear no."

    I think that building should've taken the name I just invented for it instead: The doorstop building. Also, is it bad that I got all 7 for the big mac? :S

    1. Next quiz you do with us you're officially on sandwich duty.

  2. I might not have recognised the car just from the picture, but the description of it as the biggest marketing flop, in conjunction with the picture, was a give-away. I remember the Ford Edsel from The Book of Heroic Failures. A great book, but I think it could do with updating, to replace the World's Worst Weather Report with Michael Fish's famous prediction that there wouldn't be a hurricane.

    1. It's a fun area, with New Coke I suppose being the single most famous example. I'd never heard of the car in question (although that's not necessarily saying too much), so it's always fun to find out about super famous things that have just somehow passed one by.