Now, it should not be imagined that my audience are a passive one, inclined to take the loss of a point or two on the chin. There is cheating, (I actually saw one team sneak to the bar to look at a bottle of Tabasco to check where it’s made! I was shocked.) there is bad sportsmanship and there is heckling. I have to rule this turbulent crowd with an iron first. My co-presenter Paul had set an unwise precedent by giving this motley crew half points for spurious answers. So I found that I had to be very specific with regards to what answers I would tolerate and not tolerate. And so, when asking the question,
"What did Alfred Kinsey become famous or infamous for studying?"
- “Apart from sinking, we’re doing really well!”
- “How deep is the 6000m station?”
- After a scientist had drunk too much “He had structural failure of the body.”