Thursday, 3 December 2015

In Japan, Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald

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
6) The meteorologist

Question 4
The ones that got away
1) The highest ranked food services company on the Fortune 500 is McDonald's. What's the second?
2) What word, co-opted by JK Rowling, was originally slang for a marijuana cigarette?
3) In cents, how much money is '2 bits'?
4) Who is being played by Sigourney Weaver here?
5) Which 3 of the following 8 animals are nocturnal? Honey badger, Koala, Lynx, Moose, Red fox, Komodo Dragon, Ostrich, Tortoise. You need all 3 for the point.

The answers

The doctor's excuses

How did you do? Would you have beaten us? 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
Question 1
1) In 2012 a Nebraska woman sold a Chicken McNugget (pictured) for over $8,000. Why was it so expensive?
2) We asked a question about Harry Potter last week, so here's an HP question instead. According to, what is the most prevalent ingredient in a bottle of HP (brown) sauce? (Hint: it's not vinegar.)
3) In Disney's Tron, 'programs' are associated with 'bits' which are capable of saying only two words: which two?
4) Along with her research on gorillas, Fossey undertook many anti-poaching efforts. But what (pictured below) is, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the world's most illegally traded animal?
5) Have another animal question. What is the common name of the only marsupial native to the USA? One of these creatures was voiced by William Shatner in the movie Over the Hedge, bringing his unique style to a rather overacted 'death' scene.

Question 4

The answers

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


  1. I'm blaming my 1/5 at least in part on your failure to actually include the picture of Sigourney Weaver...

    1. Oops, sorry about that (and thanks for pointing it out)!