So last night’s big money jackpot at the Persevere came down to the last multiple-choice question for £100:
Q: What does the name of the city ‘Singapore’ actually mean?
- City of Monkeys
- City of Lions
- City of Dragons
- City of Angels
A bloke called Dylan got it right and won £100 in sexy Scottish cash. Brilliant. Afterwards he told me has worked out the answer like this:
“Well I thought Singapore must be where they get Sapporo beer and I’m pretty sure there’s a lion on the Sapporo beer label. So it must be ‘City of Lions’
As it happens, Sapporo beer is made 3693 miles away from Singapore, in Sapporo on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Also, the Sapporo logo is a big golden star. As far as I can make out they’ve never used a lion.
So well done Dylan, it takes a special kind of genius to put two completely wrong things together to come up with the correct answer, and kind of appropriate given that the name of Singapore is probably a mistake anyway.
Incidentally, if you ever want to know how far it is from one place to another, I suggest this epic tool.
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