The Friday quiz 24.02.12

by Toby Manhire / 24 February, 2012
For the pub quiz experience, try doing this quiz in a pub, or just go to a bloody pub quiz.
1. “Stop raining, Wellington! Muaha! Twitter power gone to my head, now I'm King Canute (or Knut) commanding the elements. Damn. not working.”

Who’s that and what are they on about?

2. “Well, it felt a little bit like an audition to American Idol.”

Who’s that and what are they on about?

3. “This is not important to us. This is skid stuff. We move onto more things now. (Sorry for bad english). – Long Live RBN”

Who’s that, and what are they on about?

4. It is a “radicalised organisation” that is “sexualising young girls” and “promot[ing] homosexual lifestyles”, with a list of role models dominated by “feminists, lesbians, or Communists”. That is Republican congressman Bob Morris, speaking out having completed “a small amount of web-based research”.

But which organisation is he on about?

5. Reports this week suggest an explanation for last September’s shock faster-than-light neutrino results from the large hadron collider. What is that explanation?

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ANSWERS



1. Why, it’s Stephen Fry, and he’s making reference, presumably, to his tweeted tirade against the insufficiency of New Zealand broadband. Said tirade caused much of the NZ Twittersphere and media to simultaneously wet their pants with excitement.

2. Why, it’s Kim Dotcom, describing his treatment by the police following his arrest the other week, speaking following his release on bail.

3. This (purported) broken-English note came from a (purported) Russian group in the process of leaking Murray McCully’s hacked emails. For background, see Keith Ng’s post.

4. The Girl Guides.

5. A loose cable.
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