after getting only five points in last Friday's show – the worst result in the 37-year run of the BBC Two quiz show. click here
Could you have done any better? Here's the list of questions he had to answer for the general knowledge round:
1. Which insects got their name from the ancient superstition that they crawl into the ears of sleeping people? 2. One of the taglines of which 2001 blockbuster film was "December 7th 1941, it was a Sunday morning"? 3. In Greek mythology what did Prometheus steal from the gods? He was punished for this by being chained to a rock where an eagle ate his constantly replenished liver. 4. Pierre is the capital of which American state? 5. What do people suffering from trichotillomania have a compulsion to do? 6. The American ambassador's London residence Winfield House was sold to the United States for $1 by which chain store heiress? 7. The "Heroic" in a Flat Major Opus 53 is one of 16 of Chopin's works in the form of which dance? 8. In women's gymnastics, the uneven bars on which swinging routines are performed are also known by what name? 9. Whose 1770 poem The Deserted Village describes the appalling effects of the enclosure acts on the rural poor? 10. Ursus Maritimus is the scientific name for which bear? 11. Le Maillon Faible is the French television version of which British quiz show? 12. The Halle Orchestra is based in which venue in Manchester? 13. A device capable of storing electricity consisting of conducting plates separated by a layer of insulating material is given what name? 14. Which Warwickshire town granted its royal prefix by Queen Victoria in 1838 claims to be the home of England's first lawn tennis club? 15. What word can mean a joint of pork, to pawn, or a German white wine? ------------- Don't cheat
Answers: 1, Earwig 2, Pearl Harbor 3, A spark of fire 4, South Dakota 5, Pull out their hair 6, Barbara Hutton 7, Polonaise 8, Asymmetric bars 9, Oliver Goldsmith 10, The polar bear 11, The Weakest Link 12, Bridgewater Hall 13, Capacitor 14, Leamington Spa 15, Hock
Ok i only got 6/15 so obviously i'm not brain of Britain. Not easy in front of a studio audience and TV cameras, where i would probably only have got one due to nerves. I'm sure that if that contestant were asked those questions at home he would have got a lot more than 6/15.