Pub quiz questions

  1. Which film actor was described by the film critic John Simon as resembling a half-melted rubber bulldog?
    Walter Matthau
    1x04

  2. What provides more than 50% of the Earth's oxygen?
    Algae
    Nature(6) Science(6) QI(4) GI(4)
    1x03. Klaxon answer: Trees

  3. Identify the following animal: "They puff out their hair like a cat, raise one front foot and then hop menacingly from side to side, roaring with all the fury of a clogged drain."
    Anteater
    QI(5) Biology(9) Nature(9)
    1x01. Part of the elaborate play sequences of young giant anteaters, which is known as "bluff charging".

  4. After the flood, God gave Noah the right to do what to sheep? A right which he denied to Adam.
    Eat them
    Food(2) QI(3) Religion(4) Biology(3)
    1x01. According to the Bible, Adam and Eve were vegetarians, told by God to eat fruit and vegetables only. It was only after the Great Flood, when God made a new covenant with Noah, and said, "Every living thing that moves will be yours to eat."

  5. What is the longest animal in the world?
    Lion's mane jellyfish
    QI(4) GI(4) Nature(7) Biology(7)
    1x03. Klaxon answer: Blue Whale. Fry incorrectly states that they the tendrils can grow up to 200ft, but the longest one discovered was only 120ft. Still longer than a blue whale though.

  6. What is the name of Earth's second moon that was discovered in 1986?
    Cruithne (Pron. croo-EEN-yeh)
    Science(7) QI(4) Astronomy(7)
    1x02. Fry incorrectly stated it was discovered in 1994

  7. According to Andrew Marshall's 2002 book about Burma, a Burmese may well sidle up to you, and murmur, "Excuse me, sir, but I see that your department store is open even on weekends." What are they talking about?
    Your flies are undone.
    1x01 The book was called "The Trouser People: A Story of Burma in the Shadow of the Empire"

  8. When was Anton Bruckner born and when did he die?
    1824-1896
    QI(9) Music(9)
    1x01

  9. Who's face reminded Clive James of two crows that had crash-landed into the White Cliffs of Dover.
    Barbara Cartland
    1x04

  10. John Gielgud, on first hearing who's name said, "It's an interesting name: it sounds like a fart in the bath."
    Edward Woodward
    1x01