Thursday, 19 November 2015

The Starbucks logo features (maybe) a melusine

Your targets this week:

1+ out of 6: Well done, you beat us and we'd have won with you on our team!

The attendees
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.)

The answers

The doctor's excuses

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.

The answers

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

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