Season 128 - We Have A New Champion !!!
Season 128 hit the sweet spot. With a difficulty of exactly 50 it was neither too difficult nor too easy – just like Goldilocks would have liked it. The topics were varied and except for a slightly too difficult day three question (nobody cares about sexy lingerie apparently) the difficult kept rising slightly throughout the season – just as it should. Therefore, I tip my hat to the quizmaster, Dorian Willems. Once again, you managed to make a perfect set. With a set that is perfectly balanced between hard and easy chances are that one or two quizzers might go through the entire season without missing a question. And up until the final day, exactly two quizzers, Dhruv Sharma and Seoan Webb, still had the chance to have a perfect season. But on the very last day, Dhruv didn’t know the name of the money donating YouTuber and Seoan did. Therefore, for the first time in a long time, no Tie-break was needed. Seoan is our new champion! This is Seoan’s first championship. Please give him a big round of applause. The answers to the final three days of the season are: _________________________
Day 12 of 14 Terrorism On the 30th of April 1980 a group of six armed men stormed the Iranian embassy on Prince's Gate in South Kensington, London. The gunmen, Iranian Arabs campaigning for sovereignty of Khuzestan Province, took 26 people hostage, including embassy staff, several visitors, and a police officer who had been guarding the embassy. 6 Days later the Special Air Service initiated a rescue operation that safely liberated all but two hostages. What was the codename of that operation, referring to a biblical king of Mesopotamia known as a mighty hunter?
Answer: Operation Nimrod
Day 13 of 14 Category: Poetry Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land Those are the first two lines of a poem written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 to raise money for the construction of a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. In 1903, the poem was cast onto a bronze plaque and mounted inside the pedestal's lower level. What is the title of this poem? The title of the poem is also the subtitle of the Wolfenstein II computer game. Answer: "The New Colossus"
Day 14 of 14 Category: YouTubers Jimmy Donaldson is an American YouTuber, entrepreneur and philanthropist who has been credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that center on expensive stunts where he donates large amounts of money to individuals or charities in (often sponsored) videos. What is the name of Donaldson's main channel with more than 55 million subscribers?
Answer: MrBeast __________
Hall of Fame
Tony Moore 18 (Season 111) Laruchka Budelinik 8 (Season 85) Duncan McDonald 8 (Season 123) Dan Palethorpe 8 (Season 124) Allie Livesley 7 (Season 87) Sisira Mark Anthony 7 (Season 119) Mette Mølgaard Pedersen 6 (Season 14) Jens Andersen 4 (Season 107) Kathryn Hutchinson 4 (Season 108) Dorian Willems 4 (Season 113) Sarah Jane Bodell 3 (Season 84) John Robinson 3 (Season 104) Bob Thompson 3 (Season 112) Sander van der Heyden 3 (Season 122) Morten Mølgaard Pedersen 2 (Season 4) Jonas Ravn 2 (Season 15) Nick Cuthbert 2 (Season 21) Remi Nikolai Nissen 2 (Season 23) Adrian Allen 2 (Season 32) Michael Clark 2 (Season 37) Bjarke Hansen Christensen 2 (Season 70) Kasper Fuhlendorff 2 (Season 72) Isuru Anuradha 2 (Season 88) Ananthakrishnan Harikrishnan 2 (Season 98) Dhruv Sharma 2 (Season 126) David Nadore 2 (Season 127) Ida Rud 1 (Season 9) Troels Leth 1 (Season 13) Inge Støttrup 1 (Season 16) Karen Friis Clausager 1 (Season 26) Andy Rowe 1 (Season 27) Tine Kristensen 1 (Season 33) Andrew John 1 (Season 34) Franz Eichhorn 1 (Season 46) Thomas Kolåsæter 1 (Season 52) Chris Grandison 1 (Season 64) Mads Theodorsen 1 (Season 92) Bastian Fischer 1 (Season 94) Bob Douglas 1 (Season 102) Rishabh Gupta 1 (Season 103) Indika Jayasinghe 1 (Season 114) Gert-Jan Dugardein 1 (Season 116) Ronny Swiggers 1 (Season 120) Seoan Webb 1 (Season 128)