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 secret German
4) The rich-person otherkin
The ones that got away
1) Within 10%, what is the total distance covered in an Ironman triathlon? (You can answer in miles or kilometres)
2) What brand of beer did E.T. get drunk on in the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial?
3) Which of these is not a real lizard: a) Australian Thorny Devil; b) Legitimate Night Lizard; c) Mutilating Gecko; d) Ornate Crevice Dragon; e) Variable Blood Sucker
4) Prior to the recent relocation of the St Louis Rams (back) to Los Angeles, which NFL team had most recently relocated?
|Questions 8 and 9|
6) According to the US Department of Agriculture, how hot should the internal temperature of chicken be to consume safely?
7) The quote "Old and busted, new hotness" is from which film and said by what actor? You need both for the point.
8) Name this character, played by Alan Rickman in the movie Galaxy Quest.
9) 2 point question: Name the character played by Alan Rickman here, and the movie. 1 point for each.
3) Legitimate Night Lizard
4) Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans
5) Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road
6) 165 F/75 C
7) Men in Black 2, Will Smith
8) Alexander Dane/Dr Lazarus
9) Colonel Brandon, Sense and Sensibility
The doctor's excuses
2) All we could remember, as a group was, "it's one of those terrible American beers", and we were right! ... we just got the wrong beer (Miller), that's all.
3) Hahahahahaha, Ornate Crevice Dragon XD
4) Maaaaaaaaaan, there's a lot of North American sport, huh? This whole thing where teams can be relocated between cities is pretty messed up too. Like it's kind of fun I guess, but defo also pretty messed up. Kind of the whole US in microcosm really. We put Bengals (Cincinatti) because I like their hats.
5) I actually looked at the Oscar nominations but there's too much stuff like "best editing" and "fanciest camerawork" and stuff so I got super bored super quickly. We knew "The Revenant" was one right answer, but missed Fury Road. Instead we plumped for The Martian, as it was, like, the only other major film of the year we could remember the name of.
6) Holy poultry, Batman! Another question with a numerical answer based on a topic I know nothing about! This must be the work of The Riddler! Oh no, it looks like he's uszzing sleeeeeping gasssz zzzzzzzzzz. *Snore*
7) I wasn't super familiar with the quote in question, but one of our team thought it was "a fat white guy" who said it, so we went for Jonah Hill in The 40 Year-old Virgin. An almost impressively wrong answer.
8) Alan Rickman died, it's all very sad (mainly for him, I suspect). That said, we hadn't quite gotten around to rewatching Galaxy Quest, which is a pity! It's a good one. As such we were basically poop out of luck in terms of remembering such a deliberately generic and immemorable name. Sorry Al, RIP :(
9) We spaffed this one pretty hard, because one of our team had a feeling that it was Sense and Sensibility, but because nobody could remember a plausible character and we needed both points to stand a chance we went for Mr. Wickham (since he definitely was in Pride and Prejudice). I'm generally pretty pleased that we at least spotted that it was an Austen novel, TBH.
How did you do? Would you have beaten us (1 or more point)? 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
1) As with more standard triathlons, there is no 'overall' world record for the Ironman. However, records are kept for the annual Hawaiian Ironman, considered one of the most prestigious events. With that in mind, what is the current fastest recorded time for this Ironman? You get the point if your time lies between the men's record and the women's record. (Hint: the women's record is 48 minutes, 18 seconds slower.)
2) The Coors Brewing Company boasts a large portfolio of other beer brands. What beer, whose name is the portugese word for 'snake', did it buy a controlling interest in in 2011?
3) Lizard Point is, of course, the most southerly point on mainland Britain. But in which country can you find Cape Froward, the most southerly point of any 'mainland' territory? (For clarification: I'm looking for the country whose southernmost mainland point is more southerly than any other country's - so forget about islands and overseas territories and Antarctica.)
5) Attempts were made to shoot Fury Road in 2001 and 2003, but were postponed. The first delay was caused by the September 11th attacks, while the second was caused by what, amid fears it would now be considered a 'politically sensitive' film?
6) Give the first name of either the Celsius or Fahrenheit after whom the tempreature scales are named. (If you know both then feel free to show off, but it's still only worth 1 point!)
7) What 3-syllable word completes this couplet from the Men in Black rap: "But yo we ain't on no government list, we straight don't exist, no names and no ________"?
8) Alan Rickman's final film role will be in an upcoming adapation of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass. What animal, given the name Absolem in Tim Burton's films, does he voice?
9) Austen's first novel, Sense and Sensibility was written under what two-word pseudonym? (Hint: if you place an 'M' in front of the pseudonym, and ignore the space between the words, you get a 6-letter word for a disease or ailment.)
4) Cardinals (Arizona in the NFL, St. Louis in MLB) and Panthers (Carolina in the NFL, Florida in the NHL)
5) The outbreak of the Iraq War
6) Anders (Celsius) and Daniel (Fahrenheit)
8) The Caterpillar
9) A Lady (with an M you get 'Malady')
How did you do on my alternative questions? Have another poll!