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The Friday quiz, 23.11.12

Posted By Toby Manhire On November 23, 2012 @ 1:25 pm In The Internaut | No Comments

1. Lawyers for Lord McAlpine, who was wrongly accused of being a paedophile recently, have sent a letter to the hundreds of Twitter users who libelled him. Most are being asked to make a small donation to charity, but those who have more than how many followers are expected to face a steeper claim for damages?

2. This man is on a bus in which city?


3. What new record did this photo, from November 7, set?


4. Who cracked a turkey-and-statistics-based joke this week, saying, “Once again, Nate Silver completely nailed it. The guy’s amazing. He predicted these guys would win.”

5. “With the stir-crazy hacks piling into the free alcohol and wondering how they would get a story, it was perhaps inevitable that they would start chanting, ‘Just one quote!’, while one of them stripped naked and streaked through the plane.” That describes just one part of events aboard a promotional junket for which singer?

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1. 500 [1].

2. Melbourne [2]. He unleashed a torrent of racial abuse that was captured on video and posted online, attracting hundreds of thousands of views.

3. The most retweeted [3] (or shared, or liked) photograph of all time. It’s currently sitting at about 818,000 retweets.

4. Barack Obama [4].

5. Rihanna [5].


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URLs in this post:

[1] 500: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/9694209/Lord-McAlpine-tells-Twitter-users-he-does-not-intend-to-create-hardship-as-he-pursues-them-for-damages.html

[2] Melbourne: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/idiots-captured-on-coward-camera-20121121-29pba.html

[3] most retweeted: http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/twitter-most-retweets_b29141

[4] Barack Obama: http://www.salon.com/2012/11/21/obama_on_turkey_pardon_%E2%80%9Cnate_silver_completely_nailed_it/

[5] Rihanna: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/shortcuts/2012/nov/19/rihanna-press-tour-fiasco-unapologetic

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