Thursday, 4 June 2015

Prince's real name is Prince

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 metallurgist
5) The rich-person otherkin

The ones that got away
1) Featuring artists including Joy Division and Anna Domino, now-defunct Factory Records was one of the most influential labels of the 1980s. In what city was it based?
2) In what year did Enron file for bankruptcy amid a massive financial scandal?
3) Which of these is not a real Prince song: 'Computer Blue', 'Easy 2 Tease Me', 'Glam Slam', 'Horny Pony', or 'Raspberry Beret'?

The following 3 questions all have answers of the form "blank the blank" (e.g. 'Gordon the gopher'):

4) What skating move involves crouching near the ice on one foot while holding out the other leg which looks kinda like a gun?
5) What 2001 movie starring Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, but lost out to A Beautiful Mind?
6) What 24 year-old rapper is also known as 'DJ Stank Daddy' and 'Wolf Haley'?

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 5
1) Which US Government organization has nicknames including The Pickle Factory, The Company, and Virginia Farm Boys?
2) Before shortening to Enron, the company was to be named 'Enteron', but made the change after the realization that Enteron approximates the Greek for what body part?
3) Who is the first female in line to the British throne?
4) There are four Olympic disciplines of figure skating: men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and what other? Unlike the other three, in this discipline competitors must skate to music with a clear beat or rhythm.
5) Indicated on this floor plan, in what building would you find the Queens' Bedroom?
6) What Tyler was a leader of the 1381 Peasants' Revolt in England? (Spelling counts!)

The answers

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

1 comment:

  1. I guessed it was the White HOuse just from the shape of the building. I had no idea it as a queen's bedroom.