Monday, August 2, 2010

Have I stumped readers for the first time?

UPDATE: No one has got both answers yet. For some reason comments are not showing up in the old post. So post your comments in this new post. 

It's Quiz time! I know the Anne Boleyn junkies are probably going to get the first one pretty quickly so I had to throw in a vampire question too.

1. There was a bird in Anne Boleyn's Greenwich garden whose screams drove her mad. What was that bird?
2. In the 18th century, what food may have given rise to the belief in vampires?

Leave your answer in the comments below. The first person to answers both questions correctly wins a copy of  Boleyn Tudor Vampire by Cinsearae S.

This one is for the US folks only.


arpi_music19 said...

1. Peacock
2. Poppy or mustard seed

Roberta said...

hmmm....let's see if I can guess;)
1. peacock
2. garlic

Pam Morris said...

1. peacock
2. pumpkin/melon

Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR said...

1. Peacock

2. Bread

Bearded Lady said...

One of you has the answer to the first question. The second one is still out there.

You can guess more than once but three times is the limit (I just make these rules up as I go :)

So here is the first clue
This food may some day fuel our cars.

If no one guesses it by tomorrow then the person who got answer #1 first is the winner.

Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR said...

If it does happen that no one guesses the second answer and the first person who guess correctly on question number one wins, will you be going by the comments from the original post? I checked and they're still there.

Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR said...

I suppose this will be my third and final guess.

1. Peacock
2. Corn

The Pink Lady said...

1. Peacock
2. Corn?

Pam Morris said...'s my second try
1. peacock
2. sweet potato

Bearded Lady said...

You guys are quick! aLmYbNeNr has got it. The answer is corn. Stay tuned for the full story tomorrow.

aLmYbNeNr - can you email me your mailing address and I will get out your prize? info at CarlynBeccia dot com

thanks to everyone for playing.

Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR said...

Ahhh! Emailing you now! I can't wait to read the full story tomorrow...question 2 was driving me nuts...would never have guessed without your hint. Lucky I'm unpacking next to the computer lol.

Jenna-Ferocious said...

dang it! I commented on the first post but I said Peacock , but my #2 answer was completely wrong, I stated maybe those crazy Eastern Europeans were eating rabid fox meat and contracting rabies which was often confused with vampirism in the 18th century.

Bearded Lady said...

That is actually a good answer. Yes, rabies and also porphyria have been confused with vampirism but the disease that I was thinking of was pellagra.

More on pellagra tomorrow...

Unknown said...

man... both my answers were completely wrong! I thought it was either ravens or magpies or crows. for my second answer I said sheep meat that had been "infected by the vampires" I learned about how a bunch of people died during the 18th century vampire scare, because they ate meat from sheep that was infected.

Nora Simone said...

1. Magpie
2. Corn