Tuesday, 1 December 2009

It's quiz time again! Hooray! Oh, don't roll your eyes like that. You don't HAVE to play.

I've had this great idea for the picture round of a pub quiz, but sadly I don't run a pub quiz, so I'm going to inflict it on you instead.

Here are pictures of six very, very famous faces. I mean, really amongst the most instantly recognizable people in history. But I you bet you can't identify more than, say, two of them.























Answers on Wednesday afternoon...

...but before then also, mostly, in the comments box.

18 comments:

riffle said...

Thank you for this opportunity, Mr. Finnemore. If you don't mind, I'll make the guesses I'm pretty sure of now and then return if I think of the others.

I see there are seven instead of six, which is a canny ruse on your part.

1)
2) Charlie Chaplin
3) pre-Queen Victoria
4) Cary Grant
5) Charles Darwin
6)
7) Gandhi

I'll have to fill in 1 and 6 later, if I can. I kept trying to come up with great 4-hop historonyms from you last post until it slipped from my mind, so I'm doing this partially now rather that doing it never.

John Finnemore said...

Wow! Excellent work there from Riffle, P.I; whom I have once again misunderestimated. I'm amazed you got Cary Grant. Even though the eyes are the same.

Number 6 is the hardest, and, whilst not being unfair exactly, it's not one you'll get by recognising the features. It's fun when you know, though.

Number 1 is my favourite. It looks just like him, and at the same time utterly unlike him.

James Lark said...

Is no. 1 one of those photos where it's actually you dressed up, John?

John Finnemore said...

No. But if you can work it out, I'll repost that one of me as Jesus.

Persephone said...

Damn. I got Charlie Chaplin, Victoria and Cary Grant, but I live five time zones away, so I don't get any credit!

I think Number One is either Beethoven or Napoleon. (Can't tell how tall he is by the picture, which would narrow it down, obviously.)

Number Six is an older lady, so I'm guessing it's someone famous for being beautiful.

Marty said...

I think Number 1 is Karl Marx and I claim my Jesus picture.

Pierre Marshall said...

The first one is Karl Marx. Thanks Wikipedia!

Pierre Marshall said...

Drat. Marty got there first.

Marty said...

Number 6 is Alice Liddell of Wonderland fame, in case anyone is still, er, wondering.

riffle said...

I can just barely "see" Marx in that first image. Remarkable.

I never would have gotten Alice, though. I note that the photo this is taken from apparently is printed from a flipped negative. I will blame that, though it is irrelevant.

http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/alicepic/people/alice-liddell-9.jpg
Clickable

Note the reversed cover text. It's possible that this book, if any, could be mirror-printed. But I doubt it.

Kudos to Marty and Pierre for work on difficult entries. Jesus pic please!

James Lark said...

Am I the only one here who'd like to see John dressed up as Karl Marx?

Stu said...

Right, here goes ...

1)

Bugger.

Story of my life. Soon to be a 6 x 26min etc etc.

Well done, you knowledgeable people you ...

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