Thursday, 26 January 2012

...AND THE TIE BREAK QUESTION IS.....

.......IN WHICH YEAR DID BLONDIN CROSS THE NIAGRA FALLS ON A TIGHTROPE ?

This was to decide who came 1st/2nd in the quiz last night. The Good Fairy plumped for 1878 and our opponents went for 1864.

So did we win the €50 or the €32 ? Our record in tie-breaks to date has been dismal..........you'll have to look the answer up yourselves

3 comments:

  1. Well according to wikipedia the first time he did it was 30th June 1859, also backed up by his entry on notable Biographies (http://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-A-Bu-and-Obituaries/Blondin-Charles.html), so you must have both been wrong.

    It also says he did it "a number of times", which makes the question somewhat inaccurate, or at least imprecise...

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  2. Ah..... perhaps I did not make it clear that the criteria for the win was the team who gave the year closest to the event. However I do not believe anything was said about the first time he did it so I shall be looking into this and may well lodge a protest.....although every quiz. Is prefaced by Mike with "my answer is right and final even when I'm wrong" so a protest is probably doomed ....

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  3. Oh well, bad luck. Still, I think you should lodge a complaint, not to get the decision changed but to ask for questions to be accurately phrased - that'll annoy Mike!

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