A couple of interesting questions on this week's episode of The Wall. Perhaps only because they both came out in the same episode, but they made me squint a little. First up, question one from round three worth a net swing of between £2 and £100,000:
The correct answer here is Burns Night, which is always on 25th January. Mother's Day and Pancake Day are easily wrong, both fall on a particular weekday, so must move around the calendar, as contestant Daniel notes. The fourth option, the Winter Solstice, is the tricky one - it's usually December 21st, but sometimes (due to leap-years and the drift that they correct for) it's December 22nd.
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The answer on the card is electricity. We're not going to try to explain how touchscreens work ourselves, our best recommendation is the answer given here. Our opinion: there's no question that of the four answers given here, electricity is the one that best matches the question. However, we're not quite convinced that "Modern smartphone touchscreens usually work by detecting electricity when touched" is a clearly true statement. We'd most like to substitute in the word "Capacitance" to make ourselves happy there.