1+ out of 6: Well done, you beat us!
3+ out of 6: We'd have won with you on our team!
1) The statistician
2) The doctor
The ones that got away
1) In beer, what does IBU stand for, or measure?
2) Arrange these from weakest to strongest: Bock, Doppelbock, Hellesbock, Eisbock.
3) Identify the company from one of its slogans: "A diamond is forever".
4) Identify the product from its slogan: "Do you eat the red ones last?"
5) Whose logo is pictured?
6) Whose logo is pictured?
|Questions 5 (left) and 6 (right)|
2) Hellesbock, Bock, Doppelbock, Eisbock
3) De Beers
5) Opera (web browser)
The doctor's excuses
2) Ok so... Hellesbock means "light beer", bock, means "beer", doppelbock means "double beer" and eisbock means "ice beer". The last one is the interesting one of the bunch because it relates to how the beer is made stronger by the ice forming in the water of the beer but not the alcohol... thus allowing water to be lost, increasing the effective alcohol by volume.
3) We were basically sure it was Cartier and retrospectively now suspect that's because it's the only diamond company we could even slightly think of from a standing start. We have both actually heard of De Beers though. Fun fact, the name is actually Dutch for "the beers". Probably.
4) I *never* liked Smarties, they always seemed like a lie, promising exciting flavours but delivering just a bland "candy" shell and disappointing chocolate. The orange ones tasted orangey... it should have been a salve to my rage but instead it just increased my ire at the fact that the others didn't taste of their respective colours. We went with the similarly (but legit actually worse, due to their creepy marketing) terrible M&Ms. EAT PROPER CHOCOLATE, SHEEPLE!
5) Opera was immediately suggested as an answer but was shot down by me who was "pretty sure it had some kind of blue diagonal aspect to it". I thought I'd seen it recently on a sports-court floor as an advert for Oracle. Totally wrong. Disappointing. Niche web browsers should be extremely our jam!
6) Holy poop, BitTorrent has a logo... is it like... a company? WTF. Also, legally speaking I just want to state that I have never used a BitTorrent and in fact, do not know what one is.
How did you do? Would you have beaten us (1 or more point)? Would you have helped us win (3 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) A solid red triangle was the first ever trademark registered in the UK. To which brand/brewery does it belong?
2) Let's keep this beer logo train going. What brand of beer - notable for its spawning of the "Most Interesting Man in the World" Internet meme - derives its Spanish name from a commemoration of the arrival of the 20th Century?
3) De Beers was founded by Cecil Rhodes, whose British South Africa company founded a territory that is now modern-day Zambia and which other country?
4) Purple Skittles are grape flavoured in most locations, but what flavour (from the shrub with taxonomical classification Ribes nigrum) are they in the UK?
5) The US TV network (and acronym) OWN is named after which TV star?
6) Letters from 4 logos have been expertly edited and used to make up the abbreviation OTGA. For 1 point, name all 4. Hint: the products are all of a similar type.
2) Dos Equis (XX being 20 in Roman numerals)
3) Zimbabwe (the term 'Rhodesia' was initially used for what would later become 'Northern Rhodesia' and then Zambia, and 'Southern Rhodesia' and then Zimbabwe, although for a period Rhodesia referred simply to Zimbabwe alone)
5) Oprah Winfrey (OWN stands for Oprah Winfrey Network)
6) Coca-cola, Sprite, Tango, Fanta
How did you do on my alternative questions? Have another poll!