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What happened to Russian ice artist and explorer Galya Morrell during a close encounter with a polar bear? How long until we see shoes, bags and other products made from lab-grown leather in the shops? And if gambling on a coin toss where the only outcomes are to lose £10 or win ‘X’ amount, what would ‘X’ have to be for most people to find that gamble attractive?

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by Harper S

    on 21 Aug 2013 19:45

    Thanks Nickie. And I see you have also now managed to add the answers to the original page as well. Much obliged!

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by Nickie - Host

    on 21 Aug 2013 09:21

    Hi Harper - you're right. The comments under that post are now closed for comments, so here are quiz answers for 30 July quiz.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/posts/The-Radio-4-Quiz-Whose-voice-does-Stephen-Hawking-speak-with

    Q: What animal did Michael Jackson bring into his studio when he was recording with Freddie Mercury?
    A: A llama.

    Q: How could it be said that Churchill was like a child?
    A: He never dressed himself (he had a valet to do it).

    Q: Whose voice does Stephen Hawking speak with?
    A: Dennis Klatt, the Father of the modern speach machine. He created DECTalk which takes text and converts it into speech and used his own voice as the male prototype. Stephen Hawking speaks with this voice.

    Q: How old is the sun?
    A: 4 and a half billion years old.

    Q: How did Mel Smith once nearly have the whole Edinburgh Festival shut down?
    A: By threatening to light a cigar onstage shortly after the no-smoking ban had come in. He was playing Churchill. The police said they'd shut the festival down if he did.

    Q: What film do scientists at the British Antarctic Survey Halley VI base watch every year?
    A: The Thing.

    Q: Which bird, also known as the windhover has the Latin name Falco tinnunculus?
    A: The Kestrel.

    Q: The Reverend Richard Coles now presents Saturday Live, but what 80s pop band was he a member of?
    A: The Communards.

  • Comment number 3. Posted by Radio 4

    on 20 Aug 2013 15:25

    Thanks for taking part in this week’s quiz. The answers are:

    Q: What happened to Russian ice artist and explorer Galya Morrell during a close encounter with a polar bear?
    A: She survived unscathed – but discovered ‘how strange and tricky and incomprehensible silence can be’

    Q: How long until we see shoes, bags and other products made from lab-grown leather in the shops?
    A: By 2015

    Q: If gambling on a coin toss where the only outcomes are to lose £10 or win ‘X’ amount, what would ‘X’ have to be for most people to find that gamble attractive?
    A: £20 or more

    Q: Where was John Bunyan’s allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress written?
    A: Bedford County Gaol

    Q: When appreciating his performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, how did eccentric poet Ivor Cutler ask his audience to applaud?
    A: At 50% of their normal volume

    Q: Which political event inspired Queen Elizabeth I to write the poem The Doubt Of Future Foes?
    A: Northern rebellion (1569/70)

    Q: What process did Cecil Sharp compare his practice of collecting folk songs to?
    A: Milking

    Q: The biggest U.S pop hit of 1945, by The Andrews Sisters, was banned by some stations for mentioning what?
    A: Rum

    Thanks too Harper S for your comment about the answers to the 30 July quiz - this will be amended.

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by philthehombre

    on 17 Aug 2013 16:13

    Why did the women in Edward Much's 'The Scream' scream? coz she heard that Lucian Freud was going to paint Angelina Jolie.

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by Harper S

    on 13 Aug 2013 17:58

    The answers to the 30 July quiz still don't seem to have been posted.

    The post here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/posts/Radio-4-Quiz-Nigel-Kennedys-hair-Hardeep-Singh-Kohli-on-the-box-and-mushroom-wars
    wrongly says that the previous answers were in the comments here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/posts/The-Radio-4-Quiz-Whose-voice-does-Stephen-Hawking-speak-with

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