week 35: answers

Accurate as of November 2020


Round 1 – Ben’s Musical Picture Round – the Birds

  1. Cassowary
  2. Hyacinth macaw
  3. Bald eagle
  4. Raven
  5. Magnificent frigatebird
  6. Scarlet ibis
  7. Blue footed booby
  8. Reng necked parakeet
  9. Barn owl
  10. Kakapo

Round 2 – GK – In the Red

  1. Who is this man, why is here? Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron
  2. What is this bug, why is it here? Cochineal, from which carmine is made.
  3. Who originally released the song “Red Red wine” in 1967? Neil Diamond
  4. In the TV series Red Dwarf, what is the name of the small service robots seen here? Skutters
  5. What is the name of this endangered creature? Red panda
  6. Which 1984 Tom Clancy novel was first published by the Naval Institute Press? The Hunt for Red October
  7. These red UK icons were designed by which English architect? Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
  8. What is the name of this famous horse? Red Rum
  9. Here we are in Red Square – but what are we looking at here? Lenin’s mausoleum
  10. What is the name of this big red dog? Clifford

Bonus Round

Supercut – Eastenders 16th Feb 1989

Unique answer – a character who appears in the first episode of EastEnders.

The first character to be seen was Den Watts, followed by Ali Osman and then Arthur Fowler, all of whom find Reg Cox dying in his flat. Ethel Skinner, Harold Legg and Pauline Fowler appear, after Den alerts them of Reg’s death. With Ethel is her pug Willy along with Lou Beale. Saeed and Naima Jeffery are seen working in the local shop whilst Angie Watts is seen in The Queen Victoria, Walford’s local pub. Nick Cotton and Sue Osman are next seen, whilst Pete and Kathy Beale work at the fruit and veg stall and Hassan Osman is seen with his parents in the café. Sharon Watts, Ian Beale and Michelle Fowler are next seen and Mark Fowler is seen going into the bookies. Lastly, Roly the dog is seen in the pub when a fight breaks out.

Rambler – Which public figure is this?

Born in 1921 on the island of Corfu, he was the youngest of five children and the only boy. His family became refugees in Paris soon after and he went to the American school there. He then went to school in England and Germany and when his Jewish headmaster escaped Germany and founded Gordonstoun school in 1934, he followed. During the war his mother was a war hero and became one of the Righteous Among the Nations. He served with the Royal Navy, during which time he struck up a pen-pal relationship with a distant teenage cousin. After the war they married, and went on to have four children. He did not retire until 2017, the same year as he celebrated his platinum wedding anniversary. In an address to the General Dental Council in 1960, he coined a new word, saying: “Dontopedalogy is the science of opening your mouth and putting your foot in it, a science which I have practised for a good many years.” Prince Philip

Picture – Who the fuck is this? – Brendan Fraser

Picture Reveal – The Parthenon

Round 3 – Ben’s Music Round

Revolutionary Round

1974, 2001, 1987, 1961, 2013

Round 4 – Cats

  1. WORD How is a Smilodon better known? Sabre tooth tiger
  2. What is the name of this Eqyptian deity? Bastet
  3. Which medium-sized cat from south and south-east Asia is this? Fishing cat
  4. Which fictional cat shows up at the house of Sally and her brother one rainy day when their mother is away? The Cat in the Hat
  5. Which phobia is the fear of cats? Ailurophobia
  6. Created by Bill Watterson in 1985, what are the names of this boy and his tiger? Calvin and Hobbes
  7. Which member of the Thundercats is this? Cheetara
  8. CLIP Which 20th century artist had a real life ocelot called Babou? Salvador Dali
  9. Which actor most famously provided the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek universe? Antonio Banderas
  10. Why is Garfield obsessed with lasagne? He was born in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant

tie break

Prince Philip retired from his royal duties on 2 August 2017, aged 96, having completed 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.

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