Friday, 12 June 2015

The Canadian Navy's motto is 'Ready Aye Ready'

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) In the Canadian navy, what rank is immediately below rear admiral?
2) Despite its 'Peach State' nickname, Georgia's peach production is lower than which of its neighbouring states?
3) In which country did George Foreman fight Muhammad Ali in the Rumble in the Jungle? You can give either the current name or its name at the time of the fight.
4) What do the letters of the US TV channel 'CNN' stand for?
5) Which Russian wrote the existentialist novel Notes from Underground?
6) Which company was behind the first FIFA World Cup football to be made with the now iconic black-and-white design of hexagons and pentagons?
7) And in which year was that World Cup?
8) Where in the body would you find the 'IT band'?

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 4
1) The highest-selling single computer model of all time, how much RAM does the Commodore 64 have?
2) Having granted a patent for the land to Robert Heath in 1629, North and South Carolina are named after which monarch?
3) What term for a type of punch derives from the arm's motion mimicking the action of swinging a scythe?
4) Which television network's logo is this? Its name translates to 'island' or 'peninsula'.
5) Give a year in which Dostoyevsky was alive.
6) The 2006 FIFA World Cup ball was the Adidas +Teamgeist, with the plus sign included so the name could be trademarked as the regular German word Teamgeist could not. What does Teamgeist translate to in English?
7) The 1970 World Cup was the last time the Jules Rimet trophy was awarded, as Jules Rimet himself had stated it could be kept by the first team to win the tournament how many times?
8) Z'roa, a lamb shankbone appears on the Seder Plate, part of what religious festival?

The answers

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


  1. I liked the peach question. Usually I hate questions about crop production or whatever, but this one felt a bit like a hidden pop culture question - South Carolina's peaches being at one stage a plot point in House of Cards.

    1. That's a pretty great route to an answer.