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Are You Smarter Than The People On "Only Connect"?

Here is a fiendishly hard quiz from one of the fiendishly hardest quizzes on TV.

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Have you been watching Only Connect? It's one of the hardest quizzes on television right now.

This show is all about spotting the connections and missing links between clues. It's a lot harder than you might think.

  1. 1. Let's start this quiz with one of the earlier rounds of the show. Why are all of these clues connected?

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    They were all sourced from the same country.
    They are gifts given from one country to another.
    They all lived for far longer than previously expected.
    They all require payment from the public to see.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They are all gifts from one country to another.

    Chia-Chia and Ching-Ching are pandas that were given to London Zoo in 1974. The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree has been donated by Oslo every single year since 1947.

    They are all gifts from one country to another.
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  2. 2. Here's another fairly easy one.

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    They have all gone to No. 1 in the Japanese chart.
    They were all written by the same songwriter.
    They were all written by someone waiting in a car park.
    They are all songs about confessing to murder.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They are all songs about confessing to murder.

    "I Shot the Sheriff" is probably a bit of a giveaway about murder, but "Bohemian Rhapsody" isn't that obvious at all really.

    They are all songs about confessing to murder.
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  3. 3. Are you getting the hang of this now?

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    These are sections on the Daily Mail website.
    These are sections on the BBC News Magazine website.
    These are all sections on the BuzzFeed website.
    These are all sections on the Daily Star's website.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nope, not BuzzFeed. It's from BBC News.

    The LBQ section no longer exists, whilst the 7 Days 7 Questions is the quiz they post on the site each week.

    Nope, not BuzzFeed. It's from BBC News.
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  4. 4. Here's a set of pictures from the same round.

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    They are the colours of taxis within all of these cities.
    It shows the style of the zebra crossings in each of these cities.
    They are the patterns on the ladybirds found in these cities.
    They show the position of the sun in the sky at each of these locations, at one point in the day.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It is all to do with taxis.

    According to Victoria Coren Mitchell, this shows "the colour of the taxis from looking at it from the sides". See?! SEE?!!!

    It is all to do with taxis.
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  5. 5. Now, let's just show you three clues. It's harder.

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    They are terms to describe different sets of people.
    They are all suffixes of county names.
    They all describe people who live in the country.
    They are all different furniture sets you can purchase from Ikea.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They are all suffixes of county names.

    For example, the counties of Suffolk, Essex, and Dorset.

    They are all suffixes of county names.
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  6. 6. Here's another set of three clues.

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    All these words make part of a shopping chain name.
    These are all colours from political parties' branding.
    These have all been predicted to become non-existent within 50 years.
    They are brand names from Dulux's "Colour Guide".
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    These are logos of political parties and their colours.

    Yep. That was a tough one.

    These are logos of political parties and their colours.
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  7. 7. And here's another three-clue question.

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    These are all products that are known by the name "English".
    These foods have been banned in these countries.
    These products were invented in these countries.
    These foods have been widely mistaken for being invented in these countries, when in fact they aren't at all.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Other nationalities call these ENGLISH.

    The USA calls muffins "English muffins", while France calls custard sauce "crème anglaise", which sounds fancy.

    Other nationalities call these ENGLISH.
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  8. 8. Now let's make it even harder. Let's just show you two.

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    They both have seatbelt exemptions.
    They are all identified by a coloured light.
    By law, they require you to pull over if you see them happening.
    They are hazards you are quizzed on in a driving test.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They are exemptions from using a seatbelt.

    You don't need to wear one if you are a police officer, firefighter, or taxi driver. Why taxi drivers? Because it makes it easier for them to help you with your bags.

    They are exemptions from using a seatbelt.
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  9. 9. Let's make this even harder for you. What is the next sentence, the third box, in this sequence?

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    11th: "What the hell are you looking at?"
    11th: "Legs! I've still got legs!"
    11th: "Kidneys! I've got new kidneys!"
    11th: "Dang it. I thought I would be a woman this time."
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "Legs! I've still got legs!"

    They are the first lines from each new Doctor Who, you see.

    It's "Legs! I've still got legs!"
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  10. 10. Here is another sequence-based question.

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    Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute Meals.
    Austrian painter Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger.
    The Queen jumps from a helicopter.
    Barack Obama's 2008 presidential inauguration.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Queen jumping from a helicopter.

    Why? They were key parts of Olympic opening ceremonies from Australia (2000), Greece (2004), China (2008) and Great Britain (2012).

    It's the Queen jumping from a helicopter.
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  11. 11. And finally, let's play the round where you have to choose four words that are linked from a wall of words.

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    Sirocco, Pal, Winalot, Cesar.
    Bakers, Winalot, Chum, Sockeye.
    Cesar, Winalot, Pal, Bakers.
    Bakers, Pal, Winalot, Blithe Spirit.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cesar, Winalot, Pal, and Bakers are the correct ones.

    Each answer contained some dog-food brands but answer three was the only one to contain *just* dog food brands.

    Cesar, Winalot, Pal, and Bakers are the correct ones.
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  12. 12. Here's a slightly harder one.

    Four of these sixteen words are linked. But which ones?
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    Four of these sixteen words are linked. But which ones?

    Guru-Murthy, Craven, Mzimba, Cycle.
    Guru-Murthy, Slumgullion, Craven, Mzimba.
    Guru-Murthy, Morris, Mzimba, Craven.
    Guru-Murthy, Hedayat, Morris, Mzimba.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Guru-Murthy, Hedayat, Morris, Mzimba.

    They are all former presenters of Newsround, including Lizo Mzimba. GOOD OLD LIZO.

    It's Guru-Murthy, Hedayat, Morris, Mzimba.
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  13. 13. How about this wall?

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    Nasty, Overs, Puppet, Blunderbuss.
    Revolver, Rifle, Nasty, Profit.
    Boom Boom, Quickly, Wom, Pistol.
    Musket, Overs, Profit, Puppet.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They are all words that can have "-eer" added.

    They are all words that can have "-eer" added.
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  14. 14. These boards will destroy us all.

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    Gold, Utah, Rosetta, Wand.
    Carpet, Roundabout, 8 Ball, Lantern.
    Cup, Pentacle, Rosetto, Wand.
    Gold, Wand, Juno, Pentacle.
  15. 15. And as a bonus question...why are these connected?

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    They were all items that you can get in Argos.
    They are items that are known to float into the sky.
    They can all be preceded by the word "magic".
    They are all items that have been banned from A-level exams.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They can all preceded by the word "magic".

    I personally doubt that a roundabout can float.

    They can all preceded by the word "magic".
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