The Minefield Quiz - Game 5

Game 5 Answers

A1 Shizo Kanakuri of Japan, in 54 years 246 days 5 hours 32 minutes 20.3 seconds

His is a fascinating story, which you can read about here

A2 Monty Norman. And if you didn’t answer the question and don’t know the story behind the song, have a listen to it before you go any further. The first 30 seconds should be enough:

The song was written for a failed musical, but the tune was later used… as the James Bond Theme.

A3 How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood?

Hopefully this will please @Istvan_Kiss, as he did wish to know the answer

A4 His research into the possible effects of magnetism on water scaling led to the discovery of direct diamagnetic levitation of water… but the bit that got him the prize was that he levitated a frog with magnets. Let’s face it, we all want to try that now!

A5 Minerva

A6 Dolph Lundgren

A7 Sweet Child o’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses.

Saul Hudson, aka Slash, had this guitar exercise he was working on, and was playing it as a warm up for a jam session. Very soon the group were playing along. Axl Rose was listening upstairs and the following day he had written the lyrics. A demo recording session soon followed, and their producer suggested adding a breakdown at the end. The musicians agreed, but were not sure what to do after that to bring the song to a conclusion. Listening to a demo loop, Rose started saying to himself “Where do we go? Where do we go now?” and the producer suggested he sing that. So he did. As for that guitar exercise? That is the famous riff at the start of the song, and was voted the number 1 riff of all time by Total Guitar magazine readers.

A8 The films were shot in a single continuous take.

A9 Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (aka G.I.M.P.S.)

A10 Golf, Delta, Echo and X-Ray are all used in the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, more commonly known as the NATO phonetic alphabet, NATO spelling alphabet, ICAO phonetic alphabet or ICAO spelling alphabet

Questions 5 and 7 were mined.

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