Hope you enjoyed the quizzes! Here are the answers.
The theme them was of course, local breweries.
3. Acorn Computers – their Proton computer was renamed the BBC Micro and 80% of British schools ended up buying them.
4a. Blu Tack
4b. B – for Boron, the fifth element in the periodic table. The Bruce Willis flying taxi chase in The Fifth Element is similar to the bounty hunter chase in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.
5b. VALLEY OF THE KINGS, EGYPT
6a. Brexit – 2012 May 15, Peter Wilding, “Stumbling towards the Brexit”:
“Unless a clear view is pushed that Britain must lead in Europe at the very least to achieve the completion of the single market then the portmanteau for Greek euro exit might be followed by another sad word, Brexit.”
6b. 1! + 2! + 3! + 4! = 1 + 2 + 6 + 24 = 33
7a. Hip hop – Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins, a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, has been credited with coining the term although the origins of the word are often disputed.
7b. Jackanory – Jackanory Junior and Crackanory were the more recent versions.
8. Mitchell – David Mitchell hosted the short-lived The Bubble on BBC Two and continues to host The Unbelievable Truth on BBC Radio 4 and is a team captain on BBC One’s Would I Lie to You? The Mitchells have been in EastEnders since 1990 and Sam lied about her child being Ricky Butcher’s in 2010. Janet Jackson used a sample of the chorus of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” as the centerpiece of her 1997 hit single “Got ‘Til It’s Gone”, which also features rapper Q-Tip saying “Joni Mitchell never lies”.
9. HAGGIS, NEEPS AND TATTIES
10. OXFORD, CITY OF DREAMING SPIRES – a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold.
11a. Stan – Laurel, Lee, and Marsh (from South Park).
11b. Cillit Bang
12a. Thorns – “Thorns also and thistles shall [the ground] bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.” Genesis, 3:18, and according to three of the canonical Gospels, a woven crown of thorns was placed on the head of Jesus during the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.
12b. Brigitte Bardot
13a. True – True Grit, True Detective, True Blood
13b. North by NorthWest