1+ out of 10: Well done, you beat us!
4+ out of 10: We'd have won with you on our team!
1) The statistician
2) The doctor
3) The metallurgist
4) The secret German
5) The rich-person otherkin
The ones that got away
1) Vodka, Galliano and orange juice are the ingredients of what classic cocktail?
2) In Japan it is supposedly good luck to have sumo wrestlers do what to your baby?
3) During the 1800s in Britain what drug, known as 'quietness', was given to children?
4) In days, how long does a cat usually stay in heat?
5) Who was the first non-human to testify before the US Congress, doing so in defence of music education programs?
6) What is the most shoplifted item in the United States?
7) 2 point question: What was bubble wrap's original intended purpose?
8) 2 point question: The designer of the current United States flag submitted it as an assignment at school. What letter grade did they receive for it?
2) Make it cry
6) Candy (anything along those lines, like sweets or conficetionery, etc., gets you the point)
7) Three-dimensional wallpaper
The doctor's excuses
2) We knew that there was something to do with salt being used to keep away evil spirits in sumo and so thought that the idea of fat men lightly seasoning infants could also be a thing. It's not.
3) Complicated one this. I knew that 19th century Brits were all about the laudanum (tincture of opium) but didn't know *exactly* what opium actually was, buuuuuut I was almost certain it contained either heroin or morphine. Thinking that the quizmaster wouldn't know much about the difference between the two. Turns out that opium's effects are almost entirely due to the 10-ish percent morphine that it contains. So I'd expect us to have gotten away with this.
4) I really hope the usual quizmaster is back next week.
5) Fire up the Ones That Got Away klaxon as a near-identical came up over a year ago here and we got it wrong again. The statistician's immediate thought was the correct answer of Elmo, but then everyone seemed to think it was Kermit. The statistician was pretty sure we'd got this wrong before, and at the last minute had a memory of reading the correct answer in fact being the puppet Lamb Chop. Turns out Lamb Chop was granted permission to speak in front of Congress back in 1993, which makes this question seem a little bit iffy (but does at least almost vindicate the statistician's blog-based memory).
6) We were trying to think what might be needed in a hurry and so were thinking of tampons or condoms. I think we eventually settled on baby formula because of it (allegedly) being sold for drugs. I guess it's just candy because sweets are small but tasty!?
7) Bubble wrap would probably make awesome insulation, we thought. But then again, I'm not an insulation expert. Also, apparently every team in the bar put the same wrong answer as us, which I always think tells you something about a question.
8) We were too taken with the idea i) that it had gotten an F, and ii) that the F stood for flag (it had been a pretty terrible quiz, so I think we were just trying to put *something*. B minus is almost a laughably uninteresting and specific answer...
How did you do? Would you have beaten us (1 or more points)? Would you have helped us win (4 or more points)? 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!
Our alternative questions
2) The Street Fighter videogames feature a sumo wrestler with the first name Edomondo (Edmond) and a surname which is shared by a Japanese automobile company. Give that name.
3) "[blank] is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people." - For one point, fill in the blank. For a second point, name the author of the original German.
4) Since 2006, Heat Magazine has run an annual poll to find the nation's 'oddest celebrity crush'. The first three winners of this dubious accolade were the hosts of what TV show?
6) If the Ones That Got Away had a chocolate bar, and its logo was made entirely of other chocolate logos, it might look like this. For 1 point name 3 of the chocolate products whose letters I have 'borrowed', for 2 points, name all 4.
7) The Taiwanese drink bubble tea typically features chewy balls made of either jelly or what cassava root extract?
8) Getting the public to submit designs is a common strategy when a country wants a new flag. Which nation's competition saw these two entries alongisde more reasonable contenders?
2) E. Honda
3) Religion and Karl Marx
4) Top Gear (at time of writing their new show doesn't have an official name, but if you came up with a different show hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, then you can have the point)
5) 8 foot 2 inches or 249 centimetres (so 7'10'' to 8'6'' or 239cm-259cm gets you the point)
6) Rolo, Turkish Delight, Galaxy, Wispa
8) New Zealand
How did you do on my alternative questions? Have another poll!