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?
- white wine
- 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?
- About a third as many as the total number of dates that you might expect to have if you never get serious
- As many as possible