Avsnitt 11 - "Beats"

Premiärdatum: 17 december 2004 (BBC 2)


Linda Smith
(vinnare med 2 poäng)
3:e och sista gången [1]

Mark Gatiss (-4 poäng)
1:a och enda gången

Sean Lock (-8 poäng)
5:e gången

Alan Davies (-13 poäng)

[1] Linda Smith avled i äggstockscancer 2006.

  • Snakes prefer to look at musical instruments , since they have no ears. Although it was recently revealed that they have an otic nerve. All you have to do is pretend you have an instrument and it will still move around as if it was mesmerised by the actions.

  • What have cats got to do with violins ? Nothing, sheep's guts are used for making violin strings. In Medieval times, it was considered unlucky to kill cats, so the people who had the monopoly on violins claimed that they used catguts, because their rivals would never kill a cat. The same rival families have been making them for over 600 years. Nowadays nylon and steel are added, but many claim the sheepgut is still the best. A cat's penis has barbs and a bone in it. (felaktigt: Catgut Strings)

  • Spiders like listening to classical music , according to research at the Ohio University. When listening to techno and rap , they made their webs as far away from the speaker as possible, but when listening to Bach , they made their webs as near to the speaker as possible. Huntsman spiders are the only spiders with lungs.

  • In 1995, NASA did an experiment on spider webs after the spider has had caffeine , LSD and marijuana. When subjected to LSD, they were more geometrical. When they had caffeine, they were all over the place and with marijuana, they slightly in between the other two.

  • Synesthesia is a term created by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov , which is when you think of a colour when you hear a sound. Neuroscientist Julian Asher tried to explain it while he was a child, because when the orchestra played, the colour seemed to improve while the music was playing.

  • In 1988, Warner Communications paid $ 28,000,000 for the rights to the song " Happy Birthday To You ". It was composed in 1924 by two women, but Irving Berlin first included the words to the music in 1933. Officially, if you sing it in a public place, you owe Warner Communications money. It was also the first song to be sung in space, by the Apollo 9 crew. The song was originally a song to be sung in class, referred to as "Good Morning To All".

  • Mike Batt's (who wrote the song for " The Wombles ") worst compilation was the song "One Minute Silence", which he stole from John Cage's notable 1952 record 4'33? , which is total silence. He actually credited the song as "One Minute Silence (Batt/Cage)" and he also wrote the song for William Hague 's 1997 leadership campaign.

  • During a news bulletin on Good Friday in 1930, there was no news , so the presenter played some music for a period of 10 minutes. Apart from football matches, the only main thing going on was a rebellion in Chittagong , India , but that didn't happen until after the news had finished.

  • A stave is shown using the Benesh movement notation , displaying steps of the Hokey Cokey. The American version was made by a man called Larry LaPrise who died in 1996. At his funeral , it is claimed they had trouble with his coffin , because they put his left leg in, then the trouble started.

  • The first invention to break the sound barrier was a whip's sonic boom. The sound of a whip isn't leather hitting leather, it a loop made by the whip that tapers to a point and reaches a speed of 724 mph. It was only discovered after humans used high-speed cameras to slow it down. (felaktigt: Cannonball)

  • When you listen to the waves in a seashell , you hear the air. (Forfeits: The Sea , Blood Vessels)

  • The composer of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was, according to Stephen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , who wrote 12 variations of the theme when he was 5 years old. [1] [1] This is actually a common misconception as the melody is actually a traditional French one and was not composed by Mozart. Ämnen Ormar föredrar att titta på musikinstrument, eftersom de inte har några öron. Även om det var nyligen avslöjat att de har en öron nerv. Allt du behöver göra är att låtsas att du har ett instrument och det kommer fortfarande röra som om det var fascinerad av åtgärderna. Vad har katter med saken att göra fioler? - Ingenting, får-tarmar som används för att göra violin strängar. Under medeltiden ansågs det otur att döda katter, så de människor som hade monopol på fioler hävdade att de använde catguts, eftersom deras konkurrenter skulle aldrig döda en katt. Samma rivaliserande familjerna har gjort dem i över 600 år. Numera nylon och stål tillsätts, men många hävdar att sheepgut är fortfarande den bästa. En katts penis har hullingar och ett ben i den. (Förverkad katgut Strings) Spindlar gillar att lyssna på klassisk musik, enligt forskning vid Ohio University. När du lyssnar på techno och rap, de gjorde sina nät så långt bort från högtalaren som möjligt, men när du lyssnar på Bach, gjorde de sina nät så nära högtalaren som möjligt. Huntsman spindlar är de enda spindlar med lungorna. År 1995 gjorde NASA ett experiment på spider webs efter spindeln har haft koffein, LSD och marijuana. När de utsätts för LSD, de var mer geometriska. När de hade koffein, de var överallt och med marijuana, de något mellan de andra två. Synestesi är en term som skapats av Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov, vilket är när du tänker på en färg när du hör ett ljud. Neuroforskare Julian Aser försökte förklara det när han var ett barn, för när orkestern spelade, verkade färgen för att förbättra medan musiken spelade. År 1988 betalade Warner Communications $ 28.000.000 för rätten till låten "Happy Birthday To You". Det komponerades 1924 av två kvinnor, men Irving Berlin först ingick orden till musiken i 1933. Officiellt, om du sjunger den på en offentlig plats, du är skyldig Warner Communications pengar. Det var också den första låten att sjungas i rymden, genom Apollo 9 besättningen. Låten var ursprungligen en låt som ska sjungas i klassen, kallad "God morgon alla". Mike Batt s (som skrev låten för "The Wombles") värsta sammanställning var låten "One Minute Silence", som han stal från John Cages anmärkningsvärda 1952 rekord 4'33 ", som är total tystnad. Han krediteras faktiskt låten som "One Minute Silence (Batt / Cage)" och han skrev låten för William Hague: s 1997 ledarskap kampanj. Under en nyhetssändning på långfredagen 1930, fanns det ingen nyhet, så presentatören spelat lite musik under en period av 10 minuter. Förutom fotbollsmatcher, var den enda viktigaste pågår ett uppror i Chittagong, Indien, men så blev det inte förrän efter nyheten hade avslutat.

    en stav visas med Benesh rörelsen notation och visar steg i Hokey Cokey. Den amerikanska versionen gjordes av en man vid namn Larry LaPrise som dog 1996. (Se Alan's citat nedan) Den första uppfinningen att bryta ljudvallen var en piska. Ljudet av en piska är inte läder mot läder, det en slinga från piskan som smalnar till en punkt och når en hastighet av 1165 km/h. Det var först upptäcktes efter människor använde höghastighetskameror att sakta ner. (felaktigt: Cannonball) När du lyssnar på vågorna i en snäcka, hör du luften. (Förlorar: Havet, blodkärl) Kompositören till "Blinka lilla stjärna" var enligt Stephen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, som skrev 12 variationer av temat när han var 5 år gammal. Detta är faktiskt en vanlig missuppfattning som melodin är faktiskt en traditionell fransk en och inte av Mozart.

And we leave you with this famous musical memento, the observation of the conductor Sir Thomas Beecham to a lady cellist, ''Madam, you have between your legs ''an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, ''and all you can do is scratch it.'' Good night.

Stephen: What have cats got to do with violins?
Alan: Cat gut?
Stephen: Oh dear oh dear, no. Cat gut has never gone into the making of violins. lt was a myth that was put about by...
Alan: By dogs...

Sean: Cats and violins.
Stephen: Oh cats and violins, yeah.
[...-]
Sean: l thought it was something to do with the cat's penis. lsn't it a strange shape, like the shape of a violin, or something like that? ls it a really strange shape?
Stephen: What would be the shape of a female's orifice?
Sean: Well, a violin case.
[...-]
Sean: That's why they scream. They screech so loudly when they're...
Stephen: Cats' penises are barbed and have a bone in them, so yes, they are an unusual shape...
Linda: Yeah, they've got a bone, that was it. Cats can choke on small bones.
Stephen: So you wouldn't want to fiddle with them, and that's the connection with the violin.

Sean: l'll tell you an interesting fact about spiders, the huntsman spider, which, well it's a fact everyone knows, it doesn't actually build a web, it's the only spider with lungs.
Stephen: Oh l like that.
Alan: So you can get it a birthday cake with a candle on [?!?].

Stephen: But they (spiders) listen with their feet. Their eight feet. And they have a penis on their head, that's on the end of a little feeler, that's where their mating organ is, the males.
Mark: They're just a mess, aren't they?
Stephen: They're all dick-heads!

Stephen: What colour would you say Monday is?
Alan: Blue.
Stephen: Blue. Because of...why?
Alan: lt just makes me think of blue.
Stephen: Well that's right, most people, they think of days of the week, assign a colour to them.
Alan: Wednesday's kind of green, Thursday is brown, Friday is black.
Stephen: Ah, now you see Friday is dark blue to me and Thursday is sort of reddy, deep red.
Alan: Tuesday is maybe yellow.
Stephen: l have a yellow Tuesday.
Alan: Saturday is red. Sunday is sort of bluey, purple.
Stephen: Monday is white to me, for some reason, but there you are.
Sean: Have you done a spider experiment at NASA, you two?

Stephen: Now, in 1988, lady and gentlemen, in 1988 Warner Communications, as there was, paid John F Sengstack 28 million dollars for the rights to a single song. l just want to know what it was.
Linda: A bit pricy.
[...-]
Mark: Happy birthday.
Stephen: Thank you, Mark Gatiss, it was indeed Happy Birthday To You, which was composed in 1924, by a couple of old biddies. They make about two million a year out of it to 2030.
Alan: What did people sing in 1923, for goodness sake? You brought the cake out in a slightly awkward silence.

Stephen: ln theory, if you sing it in a restaurant, you owe Warner Brothers money, because that's counted as a public place.
Sean: You'd have to be very honest to phone them up and go, ''There was a birthday last night, how much do l owe you? And l hummed a few bars of 'Let lt Be' as well.''

Sean: l heard one of the best ever links on radio was done by Dale Winton on his Radio 2 show, and he played Watership Down, you know, "Bright Eyes", which Mike Batt wrote, you know. And he got to the end of it, and he goes, ''Listen to that'' he said, ''A song about a rabbit written by a bat.''

Linda: My favourite ever, when l used to live in Sheffield, the Sheffield Star, my favourite ever headline, ''Worksop (*) man dies of natural causes.''

(*) Stad i mellersta England.

Stephen: There was an American version of the dance (Hokey Cokey) a man called Larry Laprise, and he died in 1996. What happened at his funeral?
Alan: Oh, they couldn't get him in the coffin.
Stephen: Why is that?
Alan: [Singing] They put the left leg in... then the trouble started.

Stephen: Now, next question, what was the first invention to break the sound barrier?
Sean: May West's vibrator.