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New competition

Posted by Admin on January 27, 2009

If you’re up for it … let’s have a little competition.

All I want to know is: what was the ‘best’ text message you sent or received in January 2009.

For the best messages AQA is giving away five versions of its excellent book, Brilliant Answers. Featuring the most brilliant answers on subjects ranging from Russell Brand to Dangermouse, from holy handgrenades to the world’s most bizarre experiments, Brilliant Answers is an unputdownable compendium of essential and not-so-essential facts and opinions for everyday life in the UK.

The competition is open to anyone and is simple to enter. To enter, just email the text to, with the subject line ‘Competition’, or forward it to +44 (0)7957 197817, before the closing date of February 13th.

Your text could be a marriage proposal, a new job offer, a joke or a brilliant answer from AQA. If it is good enough it will be one of five winners of the Brilliant Answers book.

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More about Brilliant Answers

brilliantanswersWith 13 chapters covering food and drink, nature, celebrities, sport, language, travel, sex and the pick of the odd unanswerables and most bizarre, Brilliant Answers is AQA’s madcap fans and ingenious answer gurus at their very best.

Find the answers to such questions as:
− What is the best type of biscuit to make a mattress from?
− I want to write a film script which makes me millions, what should it be about?
− Which British football club has no letters from the word ‘football’ in its name?
− What is the world’s funniest word?
− Why are smiley faces yellow?*

− The best type of biscuits to make a mattress from would be fig rolls or strawberry Newtons. They would be soft, but still provide some back support.
− Based on the top-grossing films, your script should be about a young wizard and a robot looking for a ring on a pirate ship which sinks. Good luck.
− Dundee is the only British football club that has no letters from the word ‘football’ in its name. Founded in 1893, Dundee play at Dens Park.
− The funniest word in the English language is fartlek (an athletic training regime); other funny words include furphy, pratfall, parp and firkin.
− The smiley face, first used by Harvey Ball, is yellow because the logo was influenced by Kolobok, a yellow spherical being in an East Slavic fairy tale.


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