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Neil Jones5,137 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today

The contestants thought the COW was used when Strictly Come Dancing launched and the Balloon was used in 2012! Rolling Eyes


Ouch. That hurts.


Would be a good Pointless question: "We're going to show you 5 BBC One logos, can you tell us when they first appeared on screen?"

If they all score 0 then it would really hurt.
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Josh851 posts since 21 Dec 2014
You can actually get a 100-point correct answer.
My tweet was read out on BBC Four's Eurovision coverage and Rylan Clark-Neal replied to it. That's all.
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Neil Jones5,137 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I've never seen that.

Even if the question was "Former Businessman turned US President (DT)" it'd score about 92


Never underestimate the general public when it comes to public surveys for gameshows. Family Fortunes proved that ages ago with the occasional answer up on the board that no sane person would usually come up with in a month of Sundays.

Mine you a lot of the time the contestants aren't much better either...
lobster1,465 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Anglia (East) Look East

The contestants thought the COW was used when Strictly Come Dancing launched and the Balloon was used in 2012! Rolling Eyes


Ouch. That hurts.


Would be a good Pointless question: "We're going to show you 5 BBC One logos, can you tell us when they first appeared on screen?"

If they all score 0 then it would really hurt.


Would any normal person have a good reason to retain such information?

We're passionate and enthusiastic about idents, most people don't really notice... It's a bit like asking "in what year did the font on the PG tips nutritional information grid change from aerial to helvetica?"

It's absurd.
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Neil Jones5,137 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Would any normal person have a good reason to retain such information?

We're passionate and enthusiastic about idents, most people don't really notice... It's a bit like asking "in what year did the font on the PG tips nutritional information grid change from aerial to helvetica?"

It's absurd.


One man's knowledge is another's "full of useless information". It works for Mastermind, specialist subject "BBC TV presentation packages 1966-2017".