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Will you tell Starbucks your name?, Eagle Eye

Will you tell Starbucks your name?

I have a bit of catching up to do. This is Question to Which the Answer is No, number 771, asked by the BBC. I wouldn’t tell them my name because I would be in Caffè Nero.
Thanks to Citizen Sane.
Number 772, asked by Channel 4 News on Wednesday:
Can Mary Portas kick-start the clothing industry by manufacturing a [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 15 March 2012 at 6:54 pm

Could your puppy be related to Blake Lively’s?, Eagle Eye

Could your puppy be related to Blake Lively’s?

Number 769 in John Prescott’s favourite internet series, of Questions to Which the Answer is No, was asked by the automatic QTWTAIN generator at the Daily Mail. With, as Max Dunbar pointed out, a wonderful subsidiary question implied: Who is Blake Lively?
The Mail illustrates the story with a picture (right) of a model holding a [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 15 March 2012 at 10:24 am

Did the Moon sink the Titanic?, Eagle Eye

Did the Moon sink the Titanic?

Number 764 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is from the automatic QTWTAIN generator at Northcliffe House.
My colleagues at the Daily Mail did find a charming photograph of a migrated iceberg in a bay in Newfoundland with which to illustrate it, though.
Thanks to Peter Noble.
Number 765 was asked by Slate:
Could [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 6 March 2012 at 10:53 am

Did Hitler live to old age here in Argentina?, Eagle Eye

Did Hitler live to old age here in Argentina?

A warm welcome to the second edition of the Sun on Sunday. We at The Independent on Sunday intend to hold onto the new readers we have gained since the closure of the News of the World. But we welcome competition and a thousand flowers. And another rich source of Questions to Which the Answer is [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 4 March 2012 at 4:08 pm

Is Obama now so unpopular even this hopelessly gaffe-prone Mormon moneybags could topple him?, Eagle Eye

Is Obama now so unpopular even this hopelessly gaffe-prone Mormon moneybags could topple him?

Marvellous long-form Question to Which the Answer is No from the Daily Mail this morning. Number 761.
And a concise one, number 762, from Alexei Kapterev, as channelled by Martin Shovel, who answers it:
Has the written speech had its day?
Which also features Barack Obama, pictured here on the White House Flickr stream, signing an executive order [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 1 March 2012 at 9:35 pm

Is Tony Blair became a “Reptilian”?, Eagle Eye

Is Tony Blair became a “Reptilian”?

I forgot about this Question to Which the Answer is No in my last round-up. I put it on Twitter a week ago and there are still people referring to it and saying “I wouldn’t be surprised if he was”.
My numbering system is now like the neutrinos were, before they discovered that it was just [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 11:10 am

Did Hitler father a lovechild?, Eagle Eye

Did Hitler father a lovechild?

A big thank-you to the Daily Mail sub-editors for converting a Daily Telegraph story, which resolutely avoided asking a Question to Which the Answer is No, into Number 757 in the world-famous series.
The Mail was kind enough to supply additional evidence in the form of photographs (right) that show conclusively that Hitler and M Loret had [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 18 February 2012 at 12:29 pm

Could Spider-Man become a reality?, Eagle Eye

Could Spider-Man become a reality?

Number 756 in the long-running series of Questions to Which the Answer is No. Possibly because Paul Dacre is up before the Leveson inquiry today, the staff have been more careful to switch the QTWTAIN-generator off at night recently.
Although we do approve of the Mail’s pedantically correct hyphenation and capitalisation of Spider-Man.
Thanks to George Margereson.
Meanwhile, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 6 February 2012 at 2:47 pm

Would Labour have won in 2010 if Blair had still been leader?, Eagle Eye

Would Labour have won in 2010 if Blair had still been leader?

Peter Hain, asked number 383 in the famous series, gives an interesting answer in an interview with Progress.
Tony could still have probably in the 2010 election got us to be the biggest party. Now that’s quite a big statement to make because he was an unpopular prime minister when he left, mainly because of Iraq, but [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 26 January 2012 at 10:42 am

Is this life on Venus?, Eagle Eye

Is this life on Venus?

Number 753 in the most famous blog theme in the solar system, of Questions to Which the Answer is No, is asked by Daily Mail Online today.
Thanks to Seth Jacobson, who saw it first.
Number 752 was asked by Larry Elliott in the Guardian:
David Cameron, the new Edward Heath?
Meanwhile my colleague Matt Chorley found a 19-year-old [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 23 January 2012 at 2:52 pm

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