Cheltenham Science Festival, June 2003

A quiz presented with mathematician Rob Eastaway on counter-intuitive science, with the audience challenged to guess the correct answers to questions such as:

What is the best treatment for a red wine stain on a carpet?

  1. salt
  2. water
  3. white wine
  4. give up and buy another carpet

How many dates with different partners should you have before you commit yourself to the next really attractive one?

  1. One
  2. About a third as many as the total number of dates that you might expect to have if you never get serious
  3. Ten
  4. As many as possible
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