1+ out of 6: Well done, you beat us and we'd have won with you on our team!
1) The statistician
2) The doctor
3) The left-fielder
4) The rich-person otherkin
The ones that got away
1) Until recently, the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte didn't contain any pumpkin, but did contain what three autumn spices instead? You need all three for the point.
2) In A Song Of Ice And Fire (Game of Thrones), which vile family is in charge of The Twins, two castles that span a river crossing?
3) Which actor plays both Winklevoss twins in the movie The Social Network? (Surname suffices.)
4) The four primary ingredients of beer are water, hops, malt, and what?
5) Which actor plays the title character in The Man with the Golden Gun? (Again, surname suffices.)
6) The letters in SACRAMENTO can be rearranged to form two words which are synonyms of one another. what are the two words? (You have at most about 5 minutes for this question.)
2) House Frey
3) (Armie) Hammer
5) (Christopher) Lee
6) SCENT and AROMA
The doctor's excuses
2) I've not read any, but as far as I can tell, the point of Game Of Thrones is that it's like history, only with more boobs and willies and swearing. I've not watched it though because *actual* history has a bunch of that stuff in it if you look closely enough. We put Baratheon because I'd at least heard of it, and I thought Joffrey was maybe a Baratheon (my understanding is that he's a bit of a turd and thought maybe thence "vile").
3) This guy is actually pretty hot in a kind of "Westworld" definitely-has-a-detachable-robot-penis kind of way. Not the kind of guy whose name you remember, since you're gone before he wakes up though.
4) The excuse for this is that there is no excuse, we've got it wrong before and it's exactly the sort of thing that "proper" quiz nerds know. Wikipedia seems to indicate that whilst yeast *is* a key part of the beer making process, it is decanted off at some point and thus doesn't count as an ingredient? I basically can't be bothered to look into it further, beer is rubbish, cocktails are where it's at, mang! The statistician adds: At first this was a bit annoying because we'd been asked a similar question about the Reinheitsgebot (German beer purity law) a few months ago and got it wrong. It seems that time we did remember yeast, which isn't included according to those pesky Germans.
5) Just a brainfart really, I knew it was Lee but got confused thinking about "that other Hammer Horror guy who was also in Star Wars" - In fact this was a *double* brainfart (a brainshart?) because I was actually thinking of Peter Cushing (the inimitable Grand Moff Tarkin), not Vincent Price.
6) I am so bad at anagram/letter rearrangement questions. As such, they just tend to make me furious. I'm angry right now, just typing this. Furious.
How did you do? Would you have beaten us and helped us win (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!
Our alternative questions
1) Equal to its size in (US) fluid ounces, the Starbucks coffee size 'venti' comes from the Italian for what number?
2) What word links the star sign bridging May and June, NASA's second human spaceflight program (between Mercury and Apollo) and, with one letter changed, the UK's 2003 Eurovision Song Contest entry?
3) Twitter recently caused a minor online furore by changing its star-shaped 'Favorite' button into a Facebook-like, er, 'Like'. Raising concerns about professionalism, sexual harassment, and even sexuality, what shape did they choose for the new button?
4) Which beer brand is marketed under a three-letter abbreviated name in most European Union countries owing to an ongoing trademark dispute with a Czech beer maker?
5) Christopher Lee played Frankenstein a lot, and before you get arsey about Frankenstein being the name of the scientist, Wikipedia says common use has made it ok. Anyway, what biblical name did Shelley use to refer to Dr Frankenstein's creation?
6) If you take California's 2-letter state abbreviation and follow it by its capital, you get CA Sacramento, which isn't really anything. However, with which state can you follow this process and end up with the title of an OutKast song? As a bonus hint, the city is also mentioned in the lyrics of Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk.
2) Gemini (or Jemini for the ESC entry)
3) A heart
4) Budweiser (or Bud, as it's known in the EU except for the UK, Ireland, and Spain; the Czech beer maker is Budweiser Budvar)
6) Mississippi (MS Jackson and the song "Ms. Jackson")
How did you do on my alternative questions? Have another poll!